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Report 3/4/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed May 03, 2017 8:23 am

Well the much anticipated month of May has finally arrived, and without tempting fate, this coming autumn and winter angling season looks very promising indeed.

In the estuary, bream numbers remain solid with some really nice fish to over a kilo about. Look for results to pick up further after the upcoming full moon phase. Blackfish have been reasonable with the south wall continuing to provide a limited degree of action. Again, the next couple of weeks should see the season proper begin. For those keen on chasing a flattie or two, the entire Hastings system seems to be producing fish, whilst there are still plenty of school mulloway for those targeting specific areas with slightly larger soft plastics. The break walls are also worthy of attention for a larger model, especially considering there are still plenty of mullet in the lower reaches. On the crabbing front, by all reports the muddies remain terrific with bag limit catches of well conditioned crabs common.

On the beaches, tailor are a consistently viable proposition, with most local beaches producing during dawn or dusk sessions. Look for a better grade of fish to show up around the upcoming full moon, particularly after dark. This lunar phase should also prove optimum for chasing mulloway, with some better fish likely to be shadowing the tailor and mullet schools as they move along our coastline. Bream numbers have also begin to pick up, predominately during dawn sessions, with May renowned as the premier month of the year for big bream from the sand. Best baits at this time of year are often mullet strips, which makes sense with the mullet running, although do not overlook the humble pipi.

Off the rocks tailor have been consistent, with most ledges producing at first and last light. Bream have been quite good however should improve considerably over the coming weeks once the bulk of the schools begin to travel the coastline. Drummer are improving, with the odd reasonable pig being extracted from Point Perpendicular, Point Plomer and locally around Shelley’s. Good numbers of blackfish remain for those keen to throw the float off the stones, with Miners and Lighthouse locally both worth checking out. On the land based game scene, the occasional longtail tunais still lurking around Point Perpendicular.

Offshore, results have been mixed with a few nice snapper and pearl perch off Plomer in around 40 meters, along with some reasonable kingfish a little wider. Barries Bay is also still worth prospecting for mackerel, cobia and longtail tuna, however picking the day when the water colour and temperature are up seems to be the key to success. If you were planning on heading out this weekend, just be mindful our main boat ramp has once again been commandeered for at least a week for other purposes from which it was intended. Why a solution to this annual debacle cannot be achieved just defies belief, and demonstrates a complete lack of regard for the boating community.

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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