Report 18/1/7

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 18/1/7

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:27 am

Offshore, the Golden Lure has once again been successfully staged, and congratulations to all the winners and of course the organizing committee. Some great game fishing action was enjoyed, again highlighting the potential of this area on the game fishing front. Marlin were around in reasonable numbers both close in and on the shelf, as to some terrific mahi mahi. Also offshore, bonito numbers have been terrific close in, while those content to fish the bottom have been finding a few nice snapper and pearl perch. With the water in close again warming, look for our mackerel season to begin to fire right up over the coming weeks.

Off the beaches, the recent full moon phase saw some nice school mulloway taken from both North Beach and in front of Lake Cathie. Lighthouse also produced a few reasonable bream, whiting and some terrific tailor albeit not in great numbers.

In the estuaries, whiting and flathead both remain excellent as is usually the case at this time year. Flathead are being taken from pretty well all parts of the Hastings on both bait and lures, while Lake Cathie has again fished well for whiting. Best results on the whiting front have been by those fishing baits, with worms or yabbies doing the trick. Also in the estuaries, some nice bream to around a kilo have been taken from the break walls, along with improved numbers of mulloway to a little over 10 kilos. For those keen on a feed of tasty crustaceans, both blue swimmer and mud crabs remain worth chasing in the Hastings, while we are just entering prime time for prawns at Lake Cathie. How they will be this moon remain to be seen, but results to date this season have been inconsistent at best.

Off the rocks, bream and blackfish have both been solid from around Plomer, along with reasonable numbers of school mulloway. Tailor have been active at the Lighthouse at first light, along with good numbers of bonito. Still a few drummer around for those fishing the washes with either prawns, cunjevoi or cabbage.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
42 Gordon St, Port Macquarie
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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