Report 23/11/18

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Report 23/11/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:12 am

Offshore
Some great tiger flathead to be caught in 70m of water. These deeper water fish love any oily bait and have been taking a liking to salted pilchards. Any rig as long as it will reach the bottom will work. Single or Double paternoster rigs always effective.

Gummy sharks in 30m of water straight off the ramp. Find any small patch of rubble and fish baits close to the bottom for the best results. Barracoota and pilchard the two best baits to use.

Shark fisherman will be in with a good chance fishing in close to or from the beaches. The warm weather has set off the annual migration of bronze whaler and hammerhead sharks. Anglers fishing whole fish baits like salmon and tailor rigged on heavier wire traces will see anglers in with a good chance at hooking one of these fish.

Still no sign of the kingfish unfortunately.

Beaches
Salmon around in decent numbers. The average size has dropped to only about 40cm but they still provide some great fun on light tackle for anglers walking the beaches. Small metal lures taking a lot of fish. Half a pilchard rigged on a single hook and weighted with a small sinker is another good way to fish. Bream and flathead can also be caught using this method.

Lake
Bream fishing has been sensational with fishing not seen like this for a long time. (For a quiet a few anglers anyways)

The majority of the fishing in the bottom lake has been on and around Goodwin Sands with a lot of fishing feeding in the shallows up on the flats there. Rolling or “cranking” small hardbodied lures along the bottom in the shallows has been a good way to fish here. Surface lures have also been getting some action.

The top lake has been producing a good edge bite with anglers choosing to either use small hardbodies or lightly weighted soft plastics to tempt the fish here. try looking for the edges with a bit of discoloration in the water as the fish will be feeding more there.

Bait anglers have been doing very well along the rock walls up towards Cape Horn. Prawns (fresh and frozen) working well. Flathead proving a little tough but a lot of eating size fish have been taken. the hot spots are The Narrows, Marshmeed and Palmers Bank. Small soft plastics working best.


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