Weekly Report 27/4/11

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 27/4/11

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:13 pm

Estuary: With the Easter holidays now behind us and many visitors going home with smiles on their faces from spectacular fishing, now is the time to get down and target the bream. The lake is producing quality bream around the racks and in the shallows among the cockle beds. Reports of nice healthy fish to 40cm-plus have been common. The best results seem to be from those fishing the cockle beds behind Lani’s Caravan Park with small hardbodies. The Lucky Craft NW Pencil 52 is very popular at the moment. Big whiting have been caught down near The Step along with some large flathead drifting along the shoreline of Wallis Island.
The Tuncurry Breakwall is still producing plenty of jewfish. Mixed reports from the baits but live herring seem to be working well along with lures such as 7” Gulps or 9” Panther Martins. The ends of both breakwalls will start to produce good bream and the odd pig now that the days are shorter and the water chills off a bit. Try spinning for tailor as well along the end of the walls. Local writer Dave Seaman reported that only last week on his way to work he stopped by the breakwall to pop for 3kg tailor and catch a few jewies – not bad before work!
Rock: With large quantities of baitfish such as slimies and yakkas around, rock fishing has improved. Longtail tuna catches have been reported along the rocks in various areas ranging from Boomerang to Latitude Rock. Robbie Thorrington has been spinning along The Tanks with a Samaki metal for good results on small kings and tailor. Heaps of small macks have also been caught. Sharks have been playing havoc with some anglers with gear loss common at the moment or the return of your catch as head only. On the disappointing side, Easter Monday on three occasions in the store I had complaints from rockhoppers that many anglers are leaving behind rubbish after they have left. Clean up after you leave.
Offshore: Plate-size snapper are common for those that want to drift a bait down a berley trail. Those that have headed out to the FAD reported that big bull mahi mahi have been around. Bonito and tailor along the shores trolling with a Raider is working well. The normal gravel areas are still producing big flathead – at times two at a time.
Beach: Good tailor and salmon have been caught along Seven Mile with the area around Santa Barbara fishing the best. Any type of metal lure is working along with the faithful ganged pillie. Anthony Sciacca and son fished Elizabeth Beach on Good Friday and bagged out on whiting while anglers fishing Janies Corner picked up a few good bream among the tailor. Tuncurry Beach up near the Tip is also producing plenty of tailor along with a few sharks at night.
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 23, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

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