Weekly Report 10/12/10

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 10/12/10

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:17 am

Estuary: This week the capture rate for jewfish on the wall is a bit down from last week, however I can still report that two nice fish around 30lb were landed over the past few days. Work the run-out tide with live baits or 9“ soft plastics on the end of the Tuncurry wall for the best results. The lake is still firing well with flathead, whiting, garfish and mullet all filling creels. Squidgy Fish and Gulp Minnows have been the best summer sellers so far. Try a Gulp Sandworm for a change to grab some whiting – you may well surprise yourself. Hammerheads have again been sighted cruising the wall with one shark grabbing a soft plastic retrieved on the surface. Blue swimmer crabs are on, but please ensure that you have read all the new regulations for traps on the Fisheries website http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/rec ... egulations.
For those visiting our area over the next month or so be prepared for the crowds and delays at boat ramps at all times of the day and night. Those that may only hook the boat up once a year for the annual holiday must remember protocol at the ramps and remember to prepare your boat and trailer before you hit the ramp to launch. Last year I witnessed much chaos at the ramps by persons that decide to unpack the car into the boat, undo the tie straps and take off the lights, etc, once they are down the ramp with trailer wheels in the water. If this is what you commonly do at your hometown ramp, please adjust your routine for the busy holiday time. Think about allocating set duties to each crew member so when you arrive at the ramp everyone knows what's expected of them. The best count we got last year at Tuncurry ramp was over 100 trailers and cars parked at the ramp – it does get busy! We have two good ramps, Forster Boat Harbour is the easiest to use, particularly for those with larger glass boats. Tuncurry ramp has recently been upgraded but is not recommended for heavier boats due to strong crosswinds and tidal flow.
Rock: Nothing to report, very quiet.
Offshore: The snapper fishing from north around Old Bar right down beyond Seal Rocks has been very rewarding. Great reports, especially from down south, from those fishing late afternoon onwards til dark. Trag have also been around each evening and throughout the night. A bit of cold current in close is keeping the mahi mahi from the FAD.
Beach: A bit of mulloway action along Nine Mile Beach. Bream and nice sand whiting are amongst them with pipis and worms the pick of the baits.
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 23, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
TUNCURRY NSW 2428
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

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