Weekly Report 10/10/08

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Weekly Report 10/10/08

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:34 pm

Offshore: The offshore fishing has been a bit slow with the reefs reluctantly giving up a few snapper and a couple of pearl perch for those out wider. Earlier in the week On-Strike Charters had a great day with the best snapper boated being 8kg. One visitor to town reported a brief encounter with a large mahi mahi which he jumped off after a short fight. It's still a bit early for these fellows to be around in any great numbers. Drifting for flathead will provide little angling excitement, but a guaranteed feed.
Game fishing: Lee Turner on Dreamcatcher II once again proved that he knows where to find the striped marlin at this time of the year. Working waters to our north, Lee and his crew encountered two fish, the full details of which I don't have at the time of writing.
Beaches: Nothing to write home about. A few salmon remain and have provided some fun for the holiday anglers. Bream and whiting should be targeted and hopefully should come good with improved tides this coming weekend.
Rocks: Activity has slowed, but some terrific bream continue to be caught off rocks to the south of town.
Estuary: Yes, at least one decent mulloway has been caught from the Tuncurry breakwall in the last few days. Those chasing flathead tell me the water temperature is down from last week and this is their excuse for not catching as many fish. The local Koala King (long story ) had no problems with the lizards, with his personal best for the week being an 80cm model that was of course carefully released. The whiting popper craze is again firing up with some quality sand whiting being reported. Bream have been a little hard to pin down to any one area.
In other news, a local kayak fisho has started his own blog on his adventures in this part of the world. If this style of fishing is for you, log on to www.daftwullie.blogspot.com and follow Matt as he graduates from the estuary and starts his blue water career.
On a more sobering note, well known manager of Forster Beach Caravan Park, Chris Maconachie, had to be hospitalised after the boat he was travelling in struck a whale while at speed very early Wednesday morning. The boat was pitched violently to the port side almost flipping it completely. Whilst it took on water it remained afloat and the skipper was able to make for home as best he could. Both crew on board had left their life jackets on once they crossed the bar because of the cool morning conditions. Had they been pitched into the water injured, those life jackets might have made the difference. Makes you wonder. Chris has a couple of broken ribs and some bad facial injuries. I and his many friends wish him a speedy recovery.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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