Report 20/2/15

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 1, 1-9 Manning St (Cnr Kent St)
Tuncurry 2428
Ph 6554 9541
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Report 20/2/15

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Estuary: Another super week in the lake with plenty of Whiting chasing poppers on the flats with most anglers struggling to find a undersize fish. Flathead are chasing soft plastics with plenty of reports of quality fish hanging around the oyster lease piles. Further up the Wallamba River near the ski park Bream are in good numbers and will take baits cast in close to the bank edges. Crabs are still here in good numbers with Muddies up the rivers rewarding most with large species up to the 3kg mark, while on the sand flats XL blue swimmers are overloading traps. One customer bought a bucket of swimmers into the shop this week with nippers 16 inches long!! Along the breakwall there have been a few Jewfish at night however shark numbers are up with quite a few guys tangling up with the odd Bronze whaler! Those that want to give the prawns a go, Saturday night is the first of the dark so get out on the run out tide and fill the bucket.
Rock: Bennetts Head and Latitude Rock are amass with small Bonito in close for those that want to spin. A few Rat kings have been taken off the rocks near Treachery Beach.
Offshore: Dolphinfish are everywhere..... I am told that the water is rainbow colour under some boats with schools of fish chasing metals or live baits. Out at the FAD a few larger fish up to the 1 meter mark have been caught. The very warm currents have bought game fish in close with many Black Marlin up to the 30kg mark caught this week. Forster Sport Fishing Charters has caught 5 small black Marlin this week while last weekend a few recreational anglers caught a few in close. Water temperature was recorded at 30 degrees last Sunday at Forster while out wide 26 -28 degrees was common. This in return has bought an abundance of fish in close along with a few large sharks chasing a feed. Small snapper are common on shallow reefs while Pearl Perch seem to have made their way to many cleaning tables this week.

Beach: Several locals have reported that there is a number of quality gutters along Seven Mile with them all full of big quality Whiting. Fish some up to 45cm are common and are as close as right behind the camp grounds at The Ruins. This morning saw a good run of Tailor along Tuncurry Beach which was the first for many weeks. Mulloway are there but you must work for them with northern beaches such as Farquer and Old Bar the picks.

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
Ph: 6554 9541
Locally family owned and operated for over 30 years !
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