Report 23/9/16

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 23/9/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:44 am

Estuary: This week’s Estuary report continues in much the same vein as last weeks’. The Flathead fishing continues to fire up, most fish consist of 40-50cm models but there has been a fe reports of some bigger fish sneaking about the Paddock up to 90cm. The Bream have begun to spread back out again and while the lower reaches are still fishing fairly good, the weed beds and flats around Wallis Island, Flat Island, Forster Keys and Green Point have really started to fish well. Working small hard bodied shads or even surface lures should do the trick. The Winter or Trumpeter Whiting have really started to ease off, another sign that the species make-up of the estuary is changing and that those big Sand Whiting we all love will be on the chew in no time! By far the standout catch for the week goes to local angler Luke Arnold who spotted some nice Kingfish in the lake, after getting some heavy gear and finding the fish again he managed to bag a nice healthy 90cm brawler! Top effort for in the Estuary.

Rock: The rock fishing this past week has been fairly good. A little bit of swell saw a few locals get amongst the Black and Silver Drummer as well as a few Bream. Those fishing early have been rewarded with some nice Tailor, there is still a lot of variation in the sizes amongst the schools with some people only catching barely legal ones through to some 70+cm monsters!

Beaches: The Beaches have started to fish a little better over the last week. Nice Tailor have been caught both to the north and south, one fisherman had a great session on Tailor and a few Bream at the northern end of 9 Mile using the humble old Pilchard! With good numbers of worms and pipi’s along the beaches its no surprise that the Bream have been fishing well with a few nice early Whiting thrown in to the mix.

Offshore: Those picking the gaps between the horrible winds we have experienced over the last week have been rewarded with some great Snapper fishing. There have been no reports of any monsters this week but the numbers of fish have been huge with most averaging 2-4kg, perfect sizes for the table. The by-catch has been pretty good as well, the Jackets have eased a little and Pearl Perch, Nannygai and Pigfish seem to have taken their place!

I hope this weather is nice to us this weekend,

Happy Fishing!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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