Report 25/11/16

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Tuncurry 2428
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Report 25/11/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:21 pm

Estuary: Wind, wind and more wind! While the forecast looks pretty good for the weekend, this past week has been horrible. The fishing has been fairly good considering the conditions, the typical warm water species continue to fire. Whiting, Flathead and the ever faithful Bream are all fishing really well. Flathead are being taken mainly on soft plastics as well as on the troll. Trolling a diving minnow at about 2 knots is an old, tried and tested technique that still works wonders to this day! Sand and Trumpeter Whiting are on the chew and they both make for great eating. Locally caught Beach Worms and Yabbies are the baits of choice. Now that the weather has warmed up top water fishing is a great option for those wishing to chase Whiting and Bream, nothing beats the thrill of seeing a 1kg Bream smashing your lure off the surface!

Beaches: The local beaches have really started fishing quite well. Nice Whiting are being caught regularly now on Beach Worms. A bycatch consisting of Dart, Bream and Flathead makes for some entertaining fishing. The odd Salmon and Tailor are still cruising the coastline as well so make sure you pack a few metals just in case!

Rocks: A howling NE wind is the worst wind for any rock fishing around here. The south side of the northern ends of the beaches are the only options, places such as Jainey’s Corner. Those that were lucky enough to get a fish in off the rocks were rewarded with Grouper, Bream and a few Drummer. They reported seeing a good amount of bait in fairly close to the rocks which is a great sign for the Land Based Game enthusiasts!

Offshore: A few boats were lucky enough to sneak out last weekend before the wind kicked in and were rewarded with some great fishing. There are plenty of Snapper around with most boats landing more than enough for a good feed. The biggest reported this week came from down south in 25m of water and measured 87cm. The same boat reported being harassed by monstrous Kingfish that kept stealing their Snapper as they wound them in! Do you think they could trick the Kings into eating anything other than Snapper though? Lol! Along with Snapper there has been great catches of Flathead, Pearl Perch and big Nannygai, mostly out a little bit wider in the 50-60m range.
Have a great weekend.
Happy Fishing!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
Ph: 02 6554 9541
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