Weekly Report 14/12/12

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 14/12/12

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:36 pm

Estuary: The breakwall jewfish are going off at the moment for anglers using live bait or Gulp 6.5” Nemesis plastics. Garfish are massing throughout the lake along with plenty of trumpeter and sand whiting. Flathead are getting bigger with a lot of reports of fish of high 50s mark up to mid 60s. The prawn run this week was the most successful in many years with 10 litres for each person an easy night’s work. Large tiger prawns are among the catch with one report mentioning 19 prawns to the kilo. Remember, a cotton net is absolutely essential if you want a feed. The next dark will be around January 5, so get the nets ready. Blue swimmer crabs are thick right around the lake.
Rock: Some good quality bream have been feeding along most shorelines. A few smaller kingfish were taken on metals around The Tanks and Bennetts Head. Further south I have heard of good jewfish around Seal Rocks area.
Offshore: Miles of flathead on the gravel. Trag at nights and a few reports of snapper around 2-3kg up north.
Beach: Jewfish on most beaches with the best report of a 33lb fish caught after a 60-minute fight caught on a whole fresh mullet – fish was released and swam off gracefully, I was told! Salmon off Seven Mile and a small smattering of tailor around. Quality bream on dark at the northern end of Blackhead Beach.
Last week I was fortunate enough to fish the Macquarie River at Orange for some beautiful Murray cod and golden perch for a very successful few days. I was shocked to learn that Orange City Council is proposing to feed a water line off the Macquarie River to drought-proof the town. This river is one of the last frontiers in NSW for these fish and governments now want to destroy this by sinking a pipe into the river to suck it dry during Summer, when our fish need water the most.
Check out these links for further info and put pen to paper to oppose this project so we can preserve our native species:
http://www.fishingworld.com.au/news/mac ... ht-on-film
http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/s ... rie-river/
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 23, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

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