Weekly Report 22/12/06

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 1, 1-9 Manning St (Cnr Kent St)
Tuncurry 2428
Ph 6554 9541
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 22/12/06

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:47 pm

Offshore: The snapper fishing from Old Bar to Seal Rocks has been excellent. Trag of an evening and throughout the night have provided an alternative if you can't get to sea through the day. Striped marlin are in mid water but a puddle of colder water in closer is keeping the mahi mahi from the FAD. Lots of sharks being reported.
Beaches: Seven Mile Beach has fished well for bream and whiting. Worms and pipis are the baits of choice. Not a lot of mulloway action that I know of. Salmon won't go away.
Rocks: Little to report and way too early for any LBG action.
Estuary: Some mulloway have been taken from the breakwalls but the capture rate is down on this time last month. The estuary generally is in excellent condition with bream, flathead, whiting, garfish and mullet all on offer. The crab situation continues to improve.
If you're considering visiting the area over the next month, be prepared for crowds and delays at boat ramps, etc. Unfortunately once-a-year and inexperienced boaters arrive unprepared at our boat ramps and can cause chaos. So if you fit this description (and I mean no offence), get some practice at backing your trailer beforehand. Think about allocating set duties to each crew member so when you arrive at the ramp everyone knows what's expected of them. Rig the boat for launching prior to backing it to the water. Forster Boat Harbour is the easiest ramp to use, particularly for those with larger glass boats. Tuncurry ramp has recently been upgraded, but is not recommended for heavier boats due to strong crosswinds and tidal flow.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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