Weekly Report 21/12/12

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 21/12/12

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:10 pm

Estuary: Another great week on the breakwall for jewfish. It seems that the jew will take dead squid, live yakkas or a soft plastic like a 6.5” Nemesis or a 9” Panther Martin – they are not fussy!
In the lake whiting are moving around in most areas, however the flats near the bridge are fishing well, as is Green Point. Good quality fish up to 43cm are common. Flathead are lying around on the bottom of Breckenridge Channel. The Wreck at Coomba Park is fishing well with plenty of pan-size snapper on the bite. Plenty of crabs around but please ensure that you have read all the current regulations for traps on the Fisheries website http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/rec ... egulations or call in and see us for the latest 2013 Fisheries handbook.
Every year at this time I always stress to our visitors to be prepared for the crowds and delays at all our 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 well in advance before you hit the ramp to launch. Every year I witness plenty of fun and games 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 on 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 times. Think about allocating set duties to each crewmember 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 138 trailers parked at the ramp, while at Forster Boat Harbour the numbers were very similar with nearly a one-hour wait to get on 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 two ramps. One ramp has been upgraded and will take most tinnys, but is not recommended for heavier boats due to strong crosswinds and tidal flow. The other ramp is sand and will cater for 4WD vehicles with small tinnies or canoe/kayak launching.
Rock: No reports this week.
Offshore: Plenty of flathead on the gravel beds. A few good reds caught north of Blackhead Point early in the week. Out wide reports are that mahi mahi around 12kg are common at the FAD. Good kings are among them and will take metals. Warm water is heading south on strong currents with temps around 24° north of Port Macquarie. In the warm water are plenty of small black marlin coming in close right along the coast.
Beach: Some good schools of whiting midway along Seven Mile near Santa Barbara Camp ground. Further south near the ‘clothes optional’ beach good bream are taking beach worms on daybreak. Still plenty of jewfish along all beaches.
Every day over the holidays except Christmas day, we will be open til late for all your tackle and bait requirements.
Lisa and I wish all our valued customers and their families a happy Christmas and a prosperous 2013 and thank you all for your continued support and reports each week.
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 23, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

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