Report 30/10/18

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 30/10/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:43 pm

We are still in that windy time of year where blows are constant albeit from most points of the compass. At least we are beginning to see things slowly begin to settle towards our normal summer patterns, allowing for a few calm hours particularly during the early part of the day. And with plenty of fish about from most locations, take advantage of these breaks to enjoy some great angling throughout the mid north coast.

In the estuaries, flathead and whiting have been excellent with all pointers indicating another great summer season ahead. Flathead have been coming from pretty well all locations on both lures and bait, with the area between Rawdon Island and Settlement Point arguably producing the better results. Best whiting results have come from around Blackmans Point, however Limeburners and Lake Cathie are also worth a look. On the mulloway front, the recent full moon in combination with the small fresh saw a few nice fish taken off the break walls. Both hard and soft lures were effective. Bream have also been consistent, with the break walls and Limeburners fishing well. On the crabbing front, muddies have been terrific so now is definitely the time to set your traps and witches hats.

On the beaches, north beach has been fishing particularly well for school mulloway with several fish to around a metre caught over the past week. Beach worms have been the stand out bait. Lighthouse is also worth a look with a 17 kilo fish taken a few nights ago, along with some solid bream and the occasional tailor. Whiting too are a viable proposition from most shallow sand spits.

Off the rocks, night time anglers continue to pick up a few reasonable bream, with Big Hill and Racecourse both producing fish. The odd drummer and blackfish are still around for those willing to put in the time, however many of the better ledges are beginning to sand up as is usually the case at this time of year. Those travelling up to South West Rocks have also scored a few nice kingfish to around 5 or so kilos.

Offshore, at last we are seeing a few breaks in the weather sufficient to allow boats to head out. On the reefs, snapper remain consistent with nice fish to around 6 kilos in around the 50m mark, together with a few pearl perch and teraglin also in the same depth. Wider out the FAD has held mahi mahi and juvenile kingfish, while a few blue marlin were encountered last weekend on the shelf. This bodes well for the game fishing season ahead.

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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