Report 16/11/18

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 16/11/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:24 pm

Estuary: Well I am very happy to report that nothing has really changed within the Estuary over the past week. If anything, the weather has been a little kinder and there have been even more fish caught! Trumpeter Whiting continue to fill a lot of Eskys each morning and anglers are reporting that it’s no trouble at all to get your 20 fish limit within an hour. If you move on to the shallower sand flats and stick with your Worm baits (or switch over to surface lures) you will have no troubles in finding a few of their bigger cousins, the Sand Whiting. There have been loads of Flathead reports this week, they seem to be smashing just about any sort of soft plastic or hard bodied lure! Most fish have been in the 35-50cm range but there have been plenty of fish up around the 70-80cm mark. There has been some hot Bream action over the weed beds over the past week. While you can nearly always find the odd fish and get the odd enquiry up on the weed, the past week has been filled with reports of big numbers of super hungry fish eager to smash surface lures! The mouth of the system has been a hive of activity once again with plenty of anglers chasing Kingfish and while the fish are definitely there, they have been very difficult to tempt of late. One thing is for sure, the anglers that find success down there are the ones that put in the hours!

Beach and Rock: The Beach fishing has been pretty good on the days that the Northerly winds haven’t been too severe. Reports of solid Bream and nice sized Whiting have been a plenty this week. The technique is fairly simple; good quality Beach Worms for bait, a #4 long shank hook and a nice gutter on a rising or high tide! The same method with slightly heavier gear during the evening and night may also land you a nice Mulloway, particularly if you are fishing 7 Mile Beach or Diamond Beach. Tailor are still about in spits and spurts but you have to fish right on sunrise in order to find them. Reports from the rocks have once again been non-existent this week. There would be some nice Bream and the odd Drummer still about in the washes and the lure fishermen should be able to find the odd Tailor and Kingfish if they put in the time.

Offshore: The offshore fishing has still been ok over the past week on the days that have been fishable. Unfortunately, the Snapper seem to have thinned out a bit on the shallow reefs, however there are still plenty of good fish schooling up on most reefs in 50-80m. The same reefs are holding some really nice Teraglin (especially if you fish them in the dark), Pearl Perch and quite a few Pigfish!

Have a great weekend!
Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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