Weekly Report 6/8/07

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 6/8/07

Post by Tony Zann » Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:05 pm

Offshore: Yes, the leatherjackets are still there but they may have started to thin. A few guys have gone out after dark and returned with a great bag of trag, snapper and one quality kingfish, which made the effort worthwhile. One fisho targeting jackets actually caught the biggest pearl perch he's ever seen. There's hope yet!
Beaches: The recent run of great beach fishing continues, although some say the tailor numbers have thinned a little. The same can't be said for the salmon. If you can get a few fresh beach worms, bream and whiting are still on offer.
Rocks: The drummer fishing remains hot, particularly in Seamo's favourite spot at Blackhead. If you asked him he would wonder why you would use anything but cooked prawns for bait. (I think he eats most of them!) If you want to specifically target groper, get some crabs for bait as these fish are also in big numbers. If you don't want to fish too heavy, target bream which are also in reasonable numbers. The base of Cape Hawke and around Jannies are the closest spots that are fishing really well. Sand build-up has again started in some of the holes that were cleaned out by big seas in June and July.
Estuary: It seems like months since there has been any significant mulloway action on the breakwalls. This has started to change with several big fish taken in the past week. Soft plastics accounted for the majority. Quality blackfish have been caught around the bridge pylons on the Tuncurry side but don't block the main channel or tie up to the bridge or the Waterways inspector will levy a suitable fine. (Can't say I blame him as he's given the silly old buggers enough warnings to stop doing it!) Those tossing bream lures have had mixed success. Most have done it tough, but if you find fish expect plenty of action. A few small mulloway have been reported as by-catch.
Last Tuesday saw the tragic and untimely passing of Paul Morris. Paul was a true gentleman who never had a bad word to say about anyone. He had only a few weeks ago celebrated his 40th birthday. Paul and his brother Bill were a regular sight in his big blue plate boat, both off Forster/Tuncurry and during their annual trip to South West Rocks. I'm proud to have known Paul for many years, and having played a part in him catching his first marlin. All who knew him have been deeply upset by the nature of his passing, particularly other Police officers and local emergency services personnel who had worked with him. Our community is much poorer as a result. Our sympathy goes to his family, and partner Tracey who fortunately is recovering from her injuries.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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