Report 2/10/18

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Report 2/10/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:15 am

Although the recent long weekend saw more wind than we would like, both locals and visitors alike took advantage of the break, taking to water in droves, despite both footy grand finals clashing with prime angling times.

In the estuary, flathead remain consistent with terrific numbers of fish on offer from most locations. This should continue over the coming weeks as the water warms, with the food and the flatties becoming even more active. Some reasonable whiting are also beginning to show up around Blackmans Point and up the Maria, with live worms and yabbies being by far the best baits. Look for surface lures to become super effective on the whiting as the coming months sees more and more prawns start moving about. Bream numbers however are down a little although the odd very good fish well over the kilo mark has been taken from the south wall. Still the odd blackfish around for those putting in the time, with both break walls and Limeburners producing the odd well conditioned fish. On the mulloway front, while the larger models have been a little elusive in the lower reaches, some nice school sized fish to around a metre continue to be taken on lures at several up river locations.

On the beaches, Lighthouse has held plenty of chopper tailor with late afternoons well worth a look with either lures or pilchards. A few bream and whiting have also been off Lighthouse, with early morning seeing the better results. By all reports, North beach however has been surprising quiet. Still the occasional salmon off most beaches to provide a bit of sport if little else.

Off the rocks, tailor remain reasonable with a few solid fish taken upon daylight on both pillies and lures, particularly from the ledges around Point Plomer and Hungry Head. Drummer reports have quietened somewhat in comparison to recent weeks, however a few anglers continue to manage a few nice fish each outing. Best reports have come from the headlands throughout the Camden haven area, with good numbers of groper also about as long as conditions are conducive to safely fish the more exposed locations.

On the offshore scene, results have been quite mixed as to the conditions. Wind obviously is a big factor at this time of year, as is water quality with one day seeing the ocean warm and blue, the next cold and green. Expect this to be standard fare for the next month or so. Despite this, the reefs are still fishing quite well, with reasonable numbers of snapper, pearl perch and teraglin, along with a few most welcome pig fish.


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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