Report 9/12/16

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 9/12/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:27 pm

Forster/Tuncurry Fishing Report
9th December 2016.
Estuary: ‘The Lake’ is such an amazing fishery this time of the year. I was lucky enough to spend a few hours last Sunday fishing the shallow weed beds and sand flats. It’s amazing how many quality fish can be caught in such shallow water. We mainly fished with surface lures and soft vibes and had to have caught over 40 fish for the day. There is some huge whiting lurking up on the sandflats that are just crunching lures off the surface, easily the best fun you can have in the Estuary I reckon! Flathead are still fairly prominent, there seems to be a lot of smaller fish around that 30-40cm size which is a great sign for the future. Bream are fairly active throughout the estuary with some cracking fish being taken in the lower reaches around areas like ‘the paddock’. No matter what species you are after, lures are out fishing even the freshest bait by a mile!

Beaches: Similar to last week, this weeks’ reports coming from the beaches has been dominated by reports of numerous Mulloway. While there have been no big fish caught to my knowledge, there seems to be an abundance of fish in the 70cm-100cm range. Nice Whiting and the odd Bream are also being taken on Beach worms as well.

Rocks: Reports from the rocks have been few and far between this week. The Squid fishing has been productive on the kelp beds adjacent to the local headlands and there have been a few nice Yellowtail Kingfish have been spotted cruising the same areas, so a nice live squid fished over the shallow reefs could be a great way to have a bit of fun off the rocks this weekend.

Offshore: Offshore the fishing has been great over the past week. Shane from Forster Sport and Game Charters had a great trip earlier in the week which saw him put his crew onto some nice Snapper up to 4kg as well as a mixed bag consisting of the usual suspects; Teraglin, Nannygai, Pearl Perch and Pigfish. Keen local Ricky ventured out to the FAD on Sunday and found a few nice Dolphinfish or Mahi Mahi and with the water temperature sitting on about 22 degrees their numbers should only increase from now on.
Have a great weekend.
Happy Fishing!

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