Report 26/6/18

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 26/6/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 am

The terrific angling of recent weeks is showing no signs of slowing down, with those prepared to don the winter clothing being well rewarded. If you can put up with a bit of the cooler stuff, now is simply a great time to wet a line in our local area.

Off the rocks, drummer numbers remain consistent with solid pigs on offer from most locations. Even the often overlooked ledges around Port such as Rockies, Blueface and Miners have been fishing well, although those travelling to Had Head or Diamond Head have arguably been seeing the better results. For blackfish enthusiasts, there are big schools of bronzies hanging around most washes, so floating a bit of cabbage should be rewarded, however don’t be surprised if the resident drummer take great delight in smashing up conventional luderick gear. Bream numbers and quality remain solid although the upcoming moon may see the morning sessions more productive than after dark. Tailor have also been consistent from most locations, with some nice fish to around 3 kilos taken from around Plomer over the past week.

Off the beaches, tailor remain active on most stretches of sand with lures, pilchards and whitebait all working well. In with the tailor have been reasonable numbers of salmon, with some fish approaching the 5 kilo mark. On a more palatable front, bream have been solid off Lighthouse, with a few nice winter whiting mixed in. On the mulloway front, the current full moon phase should be well worth a throw on either Lighthouse or North beach.

In the estuary, blackfish numbers remain solid with the south wall as usual producing the more consistent results, although the north wall and coal wall are well worth a go. Bream numbers and quality too remain excellent, with the walls fishing particularly well after dark or during dawn sessions. The current full moon however may see them temporarily fickle for a few days or so. As usual, pretty well anything will catch bream in varying numbers, however either mullet or chicken gut, fished with minimal lead will prove a deadly combination. Lure enthusiasts are still scoring reasonable numbers of fish, with soft vibes deadly at this time of year. Along with the bream, these lures are also accounting for plenty of flatties and the odd school mulloway.

Offshore, our winter snapper season has been terrific to date, with plenty of quality reds coming from all local reefs. I know we mention this often nowadays, but soft plastics, and for that matter other lure types, really do account for the majority of the larger models. If you haven’t given a try as yet, give it a go as they are relatively easy to use and are simply great fun on light gear. Apart from snapper, the reefs are producing plenty of pearl perch, as well as a few teraglin, mulloway and the odd kingfish to around 10 kilos.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
42 Gordon St, Port Macquarie
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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