Report 8/4/16

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Tuncurry 2428
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Report 8/4/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:35 pm

Estuary: Over the last week or so many anglers have a smile on their face with Bream starting to really school up in the lower lake. These fish are getting ready to make their way out to sea and will happily take a good quality bait or a small crank lure. Baits such as a fresh or cured flesh bait such as Bonito or Striped Tuna are great as are Hawkesbury Prawns thrown into a light burley trail. Slack water on the top of the tide is the best and if you can fish unweighted. Blackfish are around but still haven’t really made their way onto the breakwall. However racks in The Paddock and nearby have some quality fish. Flathead numbers are slowly fading away for winter recess with only a few reports this week of nice plate size fish being caught. These fish will head up river soon but for those targeting them try around the flats and in the deeper water try the edges of the oyster racks. Most fish are being caught using soft Plastics. Crab numbers are holding with Blue swimmers everywhere and still a few Mud Crabs around up river a bit.

Rock: Reports are that Tailor are common around Janies Corner caught on either a metal spinner or a ganged Pilly. Mack Tuna are in stupid numbers with the sea and rocky ledges boiling with them. I haven’t heard of any LBG reports however a few guys got a couple of Northern Blues in close from their boat. The most disappointing report I received over the last few weeks is the amount of rubbish left behind around Charlottes Head. Please guys take out what you bought in and dispose of when you get home. I am always harping on about left leaning green groups who want to destroy our pastime on the water however on land their also is groups with the same agenda. NPWS will one day restrict all access to these beautiful areas for fisho’s of ‘crap’ is left everywhere. If you see others leaving rubbish maybe a quick pleasant gesture to take it home might help the cause.

Offshore: A bonanza of a week offshore with Spotted and Spanish Mackeral everywhere. The best fishing grounds is north of Forster right up to Crowdy Head. I am hearing reports of fish up to 30kg being caught however the average size is around the 10-15kg mark. Those that have never chased these fish you will need a good wire trace to have half a chance to land one. Bait schools are everywhere so you will need to stock up on a few live slimies on the way up. Smaller snapper are in close in shallow water along with kingfish chasing baits up to the surface. With water temperature around the 25-27 degrees mark Marlin are still hanging around in close with another few Blacks caught last weekend.

Beach: A little quite this week with only a few reports of tailor and bream being caught. Two legal Jewfish were caught on Tuncurry Beach on Wednesday night on beachworms.

With School Holidays now upon us over the next few weeks just a reminder that we will be open every day from 8.00am till 5.00pm for all your fishing and camping needs. And if boating on the lake or offshore please remember your PFD requirements plus your boat ramp etiquette on launching and retrieval.

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
Ph: 6554 9541
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