Report 1/6/18

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Tuncurry 2428
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Report 1/6/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:54 pm

Estuary: Winter has definitely arrived! What a horrible way to bring in the change of the seasons. While the next couple of days may be a write off, hopefully by Sunday we should be all back on the water enjoying the great fishing that is on offer at this time of the year. The estuary scene has been fairly consistent, things did go a little quiet over this last moon phase but there are still plenty of fish about. As the moon wanes the daytime Breaming should get better and better, for your best chance at landing a kilo plus fish, fish with lightly weighted soft plastics, unweighted (or really lightly weighted) baits or small soft vibes in and around any structure down the bottom end of the lake (ie break walls, bridge, oyster leases). The lighter you can fish the better. There have been some cracking Flathead caught over the past week, while most have been taken on soft plastics, one really nice fish of about 90cm was caught using a live Yellowtail that was intended for a Mulloway! There has been a bit of dirty water about over the past few days and it seems to have really fired the Luderick up, most anglers are reporting good catches of mainly nice big bronze fish. Mulloway are along both walls in very good numbers and while they are not easy to tempt, the ones that have been landed have all been good fish between 90cm and 1.2m.

Beach and Rock: While the next few days at least look like a bit of a write off for the beach fishermen, there has been some great action over the past week along our coastline. Tailor remain the target for most and there has been plenty about, the schools are made up of a lot of really nice 40-60cm fish with fish up to 83cm being reported! Those fishing for the Tailor with Pilchards have also being catching quite a few nice Bream and the odd Flathead. Again, rock fishing may be a bit of a no go for most this weekend. However, seasoned rock hoppers know all too well that this bit of unsettled weather and sea will do wonders for the fishing. A bit of wash about the rocks is like a dinner bell for species such as Black Drummer, Bream and Luderick. There are definitely spots that will be perfect to fish over the weekend but please be safe and fish to the conditions!

Offshore: Once again offshore fishing has been a little limited due to the rough conditions out wide. Having said that though the inshore Snapper fishing has been fairly consistent, even over the full moon! There is a lot of reef areas locally that sit in 25m or less. The key to finding good fish is to fish early or aim to fish a tide change and don’t just go blind, use your sounder and try to find a bit of bait before you throw your first cast! If you fish for 15 minutes with no bites or hits, try somewhere else, eventually you will come across the fish! If the conditions permit, those that get a chance to fish the 40m+ water will find a good mix of reef species including Snapper, Pearl Perch, Teraglin and maybe even a random Hairtail or two!

Have a great weekend, stay safe, warm and dry!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
Ph: 02 6554 9541
The Fisherman’s tackle store! Family owned and operated, and proudly independent for over 30 years!
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Re: Report 1/6/18

Post by Colcol » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:02 pm

I am looking to go to Tuncurry this coming week to fish the lakes and river with a small tinny . Looking at the weather is says it's raining - is that the case ?
Also any tips as to where to fish would be helpful - we do catch and release .
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Re: Report 1/6/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:32 pm

Hello Col, Luke doesn't monitor the bulletin boards but if you call him at the store I'm sure he'd be happy to point you in the right direction.

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Re: Report 1/6/18

Post by Colcol » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:55 pm

Hi Nicole ,
Thanks for the reply I will call in at the store!
Thanks

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