Report 29/9/17

McCallum's Tackle World
47 Kinghorne st
Nowra, NSW 2541
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 29/9/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:58 pm

There are plenty of fish around our area for the school holiday fisherman/women/kids. All we need is some consistent good weather so you can all get out and about and catch them.

Although the water in the Shoalhaven/ Crookhaven is clear there have still been plenty of fish around. Down towards the Crookhaven entrance bream and flattys are moving about with the tide gathering a feed of nippers over the flats on the high tides close to morning and dusk whilst during the middle of the day they are more content sitting in the deeper waters around Pelican Rocks and the Break wall where they can still be caught with the right rig. One successful rig Chris uses is a live nipper threaded straight onto a Squidgy jig head with the size varying depending on water depth and current strength. But if you wanted to play it safe and not buy too many jig heads a 5 or 6gr head with a no1 hook would suffice. Anchored up ahead of where you want your bait to sit or if you’re up with all the latest electronics you can use your electric motor with spot lock is the go and drift your bait back into the strike zone. The same thing can also be done with plastics especially the ones that don’t require as much movement such as the gulp shrimp or worms with just the occasional little flick so your lure looks alive.

Squid in JB
There have been plenty of squid around Jervis Bay the last few weeks. With the south side ramp closed for a couple of weeks due to the fire it was still accessible by boat but with the up and down weather and winds most have been fishing the Callala and long beach area and getting good results. The size 3 Yamashita jig in naturals or lumo pink are producing the goods and the new range of Shimano jigs are also accounting for their fair share. If the weathers good enough there are some good flattys out the front of the bay on the flathead grounds if your after a feed of this awesome eating fish and if you liked getting your arms stretched there are a few nice kings out around The Banks, the Shallows and Currarong Bombie. But like I said only if the weather and forecast is good. Those westerly winds can whip up a pretty mean chop around the mouth of the bay especially with tide pushing against it, not that much fun in a small boat!

St Georges Basin
This weekend The Basin is playing host to the ABT bream event so that combined with school holidays is going to make it a pretty busy place to be, but it is fishing good! Paul Cheney recently took his young blokes down there for fish and had an awesome day. After 3 hrs fishing they caught six nice bream between 34 and 48cm which are good fish in anyone’s books. I bet the guys fishing this weekend in the comp would like to know where you caught them hey Paul ;-) Big Tailor are still being caught on the troll and the occasional accidental catch on a blade or plastic meant for a not so toothy species. There are plenty of flattys around the 45-55cm mark around the drop-offs if your just wanting to have a bit of fun with the kids.

Reminder that it’s also trout opening season this weekend so there is another option for those looking to get away for the long weekend...A trip to Eucumbene or Tumut ?

Let’s hope the wind stays away for the long weekend and we can all get out for a fish...

McCallum's Tackle World
47 Kinghorne St, Nowra
Ph: (02) 4421 2418

The boys with a nice catch of squid from Jervis Bay.

Logan Cheney and his brother displaying his 48cm bream caught recentley in StGeorges basin.

Chris with a solid Shoalhaven River bream.

Chris again with a black drummer.

The best bait you can get for the river are fresh live nippers rigged either unweighted or on the Jig head rig.

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