Weekly Report 20/8/10

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 20/8/10

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:42 pm

Estuary: The lake is trying to clear up after a week or so of rain. Those that can manage to get up before the sun will do well fishing the run-in tide over the next few days, in particular the leases just up from the bridge – this area is loaded with bream. Tony Lawrence has fished close to the bridge pylons most mornings and has come home with bream all around 800g – 1kg. The trick is to fish light and let your bait drift down with the tide. Try bonito fillets or tuna fillets, with their oily trail an extra attractor. A few small soapies have be lurking off the breakwalls on the first of the run-out tide.
Rock: The blackfish still seem to be firing and are the pick of the fishing at the moment. Not much else to report from the rockhoppers as the westerly winds certainly have glassed out the seas.
Offshore: Last weekend was the last report I received from offshore with a few boys heading out of Crowdy and getting some nice snapper. Forster Charters reported that the jackets have now started to thin out, making offshore fishing somewhat easier. Out wide, a few visitors from Newcastle reported last Saturday that they fished wide and spotted a few tuna. The water temp chart has shown temps in the early 20°s. Hopefully, this may stir a few fish up.
Beach: The beach is so-so with the best catch being a salmon. Nice tailor must have started, too, as pilchard sales have been up the past few days. Thanks to all for the means and ways to cook and eat salmon but hey I still think I will settle for Tasmanian salmon any day!

ELECTION COMMENT: In closing this week’s report please think very carefully tomorrow when you cast your vote. Remember that Labor has secured the Greens preference vote and with the marine parks issue high on both these parties priority re-election of Labor government may soon see 30% of the Australian coastline made into no fishing zones. Any vote for the ALP or any party offering preferences to the Greens will put your treasured pastime of fishing at extreme risk. Think carefully when casting your vote in the Senate, only vote above the line and place the number 1 in the box against the party representing your best fishing interests. In essence this only leaves the Liberal Party, the Nationals or the Shooters and Fishers Party. Do not let the Greens get the balance of power in the Senate. Ensure that the Greens candidate is placed last on your ballot paper for the House of Representatives with Labor second-last.
No fishing zones on the Mid North Coast plus any other coastal town also affects tourism which includes most businesses in our town.
Labor has already been trying to get this through parliament for some months.
If anyone is unsure of how to vote please call into the shop and we are happy to offer you further printed information.
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 23, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

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