Weekly Report 31/12/10

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 31/12/10

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:40 pm

Estuary: Wallis Lake has certainly put on one grand show for the holidaymakers with many happy customers coming stocking up on bait and soft plastics. The flathead have been happily chomping away on Squidgy Fish and Gulp Minnows, while the large ones are knocking over live poddy mullet. These can be caught in a traditional Alvey clear live bait trap in many areas close to the main breakwall and township. Speak with our staff for locations.
Whiting numbers are still up, with the best spots around the bridge at night or early morning at The Step. A good by-catch at The Step are nice Garfish in big numbers. Mulloway have been cruising the breakwall most nights with good reports of locals and visitors landing fish up to 14kg. Panther Martin 9” soft lures and live pike have been the pick presentations.
The prawn dark has started and will continue through til after the new moon. Remember that Wallis Lake is unique and a cotton prawn net is absolutely essential to ensure a good catch.
Rocks: The Bullring (opposite the Dorsal Hotel) has fished well with good sized bream being landed on Hawkesbury prawns. The prime bait ground, The Tanks, is producing many sharks plus a few good sized kingfish. Charlotte Head is working well for bonito and kingfish.
Offshore: Good size mahi mahi have been landed 12nm East of Seal Rocks. Water temp out wide was 24.3° but over the past few days has dropped a little back to around 21°. Up north, Sam Marlow and his grandfather landed 10 trag and three snapper all around 2kg. The reds were caught on 7” Gulps. The Barge at 22m is full of flathead up to 65cm plus a few small jew after dark.
Beach: Most of the beaches are at their best with mixed bags of bream, whiting and tailor. Live beach worms seem to be the pick for the bream and whiting with the tailor hitting ½ x ¼ metals or 40g Raiders. Good numbers of worms on most beaches including Shelly Beach for those that can catch them.
Great lakes Tackle & Camping wishes all our customers a Happy New Year and tight lines for 2011. Open 7 days a week from 7.30am til late.
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 23, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

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