Weekly Report 23/12/11

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 23/12/11

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:40 pm

Estuary: The jewfish have decided to visit the breakwalls with good quality catches each day over the last week. Fish from 10kg right up to 33kg have been landed. Spearos have reported that the wall is loaded with jewfish with the majority around 60cm. The Lake is still firing well with flathead, whiting, garfish and good bream filling boxes. The pick of the plastics is 2” worms for the whiting, 2” Wrigglers or Shrimp for the bream and a large selection of just about anything else will get you flatties. Blue swimmer crabs and mud crabs are on, but please ensure that you have read all the current regulations for traps on the Fisheries website or call in and see us for the latest Fisheries handbook. www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/regulations.
Each year I always stress to our visitors who will be with us over the next month or so to 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 your annual holiday, please remember protocol at the ramps and remember to prepare your boat and trailer before you hit the ramp to launch. Every year I witness much chaos at the ramps by persons that decide to unpack the car into the boat, untie the trailing straps, and take off the lights, etc once they are down the ramp with trailer wheels in the water. So if this is what you may 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 daily count we got last year at Tuncurry ramp was 129 trailers and cars parked – 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.
Rocks: Not a bad week with still a few small kings around along with a few schools of bonito starting to cruise the shoreline.
Offshore: Quality snapper around 2-3kg have been in good supply up north along the Snapper Rock area down to Blackhead. Blackhead Bowling Club FC fished last Sunday for good catches of reds, trag and flathead on the gravel. Out wide a few reports of good size mahi mahi at the FAD, plus a few mack tuna have been caught on small skirted lures.
Beach: A bit of mulloway action down on Seven Mile Beach, plus one report of school jew off the back of the Tip at Tuncurry North. You will get whiting on the high tide using pipis and beach worms.
We will be open every day over the holiday period from 8.00am till late, excluding Christmas Day.
Merry Christmas to all.
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 23, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

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