Weekly Report 23/7/10

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 23/7/10

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:15 pm

Estuary: This week has been full of howling cold southerly winds, with most anglers preferring to stay indoors. Those that have ventured out have reported some great bream but you have had to work hard. Customers have commented upon the number of bream and blackfish they have seen schooling together. Blackfish are still easy targets with masses of fish along the breakwall, down off Little Street opposite the hotel or off the back of Tern Island. Quality weed is still hard to come by so bring some with you.
Robbie Thorington fished the river last weekend up high in his canoe and came back with many photos of very nice healthy bream. He landed eight around a kilo plus many large flatties, all on hard lures with best results on Maria crankbaits and TT Switchblades.
Rocks: Pig fishing remains excellent and from all reports from our rockhoppers say it could be considered the best in years. Most rock platforms are holding fish. James Osbourne fished the rocks around Cape Hawke last weekend and was rewarded with some very nice bream with striped tuna the gun bait.
Local spearfishos tell me that they have never seen so many drummer, bream, and blackfish off the rocks anywhere around Forster. After the seas settle over the next few days fishing on the rocks should be at its best with plenty of food washing around.
Offshore: A week of cold, howling southerly wind has really dampened offshore fishing – even the commercial boats have stayed in port. However, if you must go outside, prepare for the leatherjackets and loss of gear through bite-offs. The jackets are thick and even though everyone fishing for them is getting a bag limit quite easily, be prepared to make a few rigs up.
Beach: Last weekend was the best for tailor from the beach. One customer landed a nice a greenback down off Seven Mile which weighed 6.35kg – the biggest I have seen for some time. Adding to the catch was another 9 fish all up around 2-3kg. All fish caught on chrome spinners. Salmon are still everywhere. Paris Flanagan, 8, fished with her Dad last weekend on Seven Mile and was landing tailor quicker than her Dad could bait up his own rod with pilchards. A wonderful story and great to see the kids out and about fishing.
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 21, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

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