Weekly Report 30/11/07

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 1, 1-9 Manning St (Cnr Kent St)
Tuncurry 2428
Ph 6554 9541
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Weekly Report 30/11/07

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:32 pm

Offshore: A very strong warm current is pushing down from the north and has made bottom fishing difficult. Trag have been on the chew after dark but extra lead will be needed to hold bottom. Out wider a few crews have had a drop on some bar cod spots with fish to 17kg the result. No one that I know of has been to the FAD in the past week but the water looks to be warm enough to produce some early season mahi mahi. Snapper have been reported in close off Old Bar and out wider at The Point.
Beaches: Bream have been a feature on both Tuncurry and Seal Rocks beaches. Some whiting have also been caught. Salmon are to be expected as a by-catch. Small tailor are said to be in increasing numbers.
Rocks: Little if anything to report.
Estuary: The main channel has again produced its fare share of mulloway. Bream and small tailor are being caught from the heads up to the bridge. Flathead are in excellent numbers and can be caught on literally anything. Quality sand whiting can be found in the shallows near The Step. Some crabs are being reported. Each morning you'll see a fleet of small craft just up from the bridge. It usually consists of the same 30 locals who find it necessary to catch their limit of trumpeter whiting every day for as long as the fish are there. Some days they go out several times and catch their bag limit over and over again, or take the wife with them so they can 'legally' keep another 20 fish. It's been going on for weeks. This is the ugly face of recreational fishing and seems to be the exclusive domain of the older generation. During the winter these same guys fish for blackfish, so what would you expect!
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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