Report 27/7/18

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 27/7/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:40 pm

Estuary: Wallis Lake continues to fish really well for all of the usual winter species. Luderick have been the standout species this week with huge numbers finally entering the system. From what I have heard it really is hard to miss with these fish at the moment and the majority of them are nice big bronzies! Weed is a little hard to find at the moment however the fish are responding really well to the artificial weed flies (we can’t keep up with demand!) so don’t be scared to give them a shot. The other winter estuary species hot on everyone’s lips is the mighty Bream! There are some monstrous fish hanging about the oyster leases at the moment for anyone wishing to have a crack at some adrenaline pumping, super tough fishing! While you are tossing lures for Bream be prepared to come across the odd Kingfish, its more than likely that it will be a very short fight resulting in you losing a lure, but still loads of fun on the light stuff!

Beach and Rock: Beach fishing has been fairly good over the past week. All the usual suspects have been about in good numbers. Tailor remain the focus for most and have been best down at 7 Mile to the south and up at Diamond Beach to the north. In amongst the Tailor you will still run into loads of big Salmon which are super fun on the light gear! There are still some nice big Bream hiding under the Tailor schools as well if you can get a bait down to them. The rocks have been ticking along really nicely, doing their winter thing! Most anglers have been finding more than a few Drummer and nice Bream in amongst the washes. For the more adventurous, there have been plenty of really nice sized Grouper getting about. One local angler has been left puzzled twice in the last week as he has been absolutely dusted using 60lb mono!

Offshore: Conditions have been very nice for venturing offshore over the past week. Fishing-wise things remain pretty good with most boats managing to bag a nice mix of reef fish. Snapper and Pearl Perch still seem to be thickest on the reefs in 50-80m, however if you are after a trophy sized Snapper don’t discount the shallow stuff! The deep drop scene just keeps on growing with more and more boats venturing out wide. Reports have been good on the Bar Cod for over a month now, fingers crossed we continue to enjoy this nice weather and the current stays low out there.

Luke Austin.
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