Report 27/1/17

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Report 27/1/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:25 pm

Estuary: Wallis Lake continues to fish well. Catches over the past week have mainly consisted of Flathead and Whiting with some quality Bream thrown in the mix as well. Freshly collected Nippers or Beach Worms have been the standout baits for the big Sand Whiting while Hawksbury Prawns and Whitebait have been responsible for nailing the Flatties. The Trumpeter Whiting have really slowed up now and even the most dedicated fishermen are having to work fairly hard for a feed.

Beaches: The local beaches have really hit their straps over the past week. Fisherman have mainly been chasing Whiting, Bream, Dart and the odd Flathead. Along with these species there have been more and more reports filtering through of encounters with the silver ghosts that haunt our coastline, that being the mighty Mulloway. By far the standout bait off the beach is Beach Worms, of course fresh is best but even frozen one’s work wonders. It was awesome to hear a report from a visiting angler that has never fished the beach before, he fished 3 consecutive afternoons on 9 Mile Beach. He fished the same gutter each day using Worms and Pipi’s and caught Whiting, Flathead, Dart and to top it off he hooked (and lost at his feet!) his first ever Mulloway!

Rocks: The local ledges continue to sit in a state of limbo really. There’s loads of bait, Bonito, small Kingfish and Mack Tuna, we are just waiting for the big guys to turn up and start munching on it all! In saying that the local rocks are still a really fun place to wet a line this time of the year. Spinning for bonito and small kingfish can be great fun on light gear and you are always in with a chance of hooking a beast!
Offshore: The offshore fishing has been fairly hit and miss over the past week. The start of the week was a bit of a write off due to sea conditions but quite a few boats have fished over the last couple of days. There have been a few small Black Marlin about and plenty of stories continue to filter in of fish that have been seen, hooked and lost! The FAD is relatively slow holding mainly small Mahi Mahi and kingfish. Snapper seem to be fishing really well in some areas and then non-existent in others, most fish seem to be coming from shallower water of between 10m-40m.

Happy Fishing!
Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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