Report 5/10/18

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Report 5/10/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:36 pm

Estuary: The beautiful waters of Wallis Lake have been a delight over the past week. While the wind has been testing, those anglers that have made the most of the relatively calm mornings have been rewarded with good catches of Flathead, Bream and Trumpeter Whiting. The Flathead have been spread throughout the system and once you find them you can expect to land huge numbers of fish, ‘a fish each cast’ type sessions have been commonly reported this week. The ‘Winter Whiting’ fishing is in full swing now which should see the cleaning tables being put to good use for the next couple of months. While these little fish are very fiddly to clean, they are a real treat on the plate and great fun for the kids to catch. To target them just drift through the deeper channels of the system using small hooks and worm baits fished close to or on the bottom. Luderick remain best along the southern break wall but can definitely be found elsewhere. The average size of the fish at the moment is very impressive with plenty of 40+cm fish being landed.

Beach and Rock: The local stretches of sand continue to fish fairly well. The early risers can expect to find some really nice Tailor with most fish being 35-50cm, absolutely perfect for the table. The most important thing with Tailor if you intend on keeping some for a feed is to make sure you bleed them and, if possible, put them on ice. Bream are fairly thick and of a good size along 7 Mile Beach as are the early season Sand Whiting. The rock fishing scene continues to tick along quietly with most anglers being content to target the odd Black Drummer, Bream and Groper. The more dedicated have had some success of late chasing Yellowtail Kingfish to the south however there is a fair few casts in between fish.

Offshore: Offshore fishing has finally started to take a turn for the better. Those boats that travelled that little bit further enjoyed the most success this week with the inshore reefs to the north proving to be a really good option for chasing Snapper. Moving a little wider, the 50-70m reefs are holding good Teraglin of an evening as well as the odd Pearl Perch. The pesky Barracouta are still about on some reefs, if you happen to come across a school of the tackle destroyers, just pull up anchor and find a new spot!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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