This week quality bream are the ‘talk of the town’. The Nelson Bay Break wall is on fire with fish to 40cm in the mix on fish and prawn baits. Fish outside the change of tide or on the inside in and around the Marine Rescue Boat or from the wharf in and around the fish traps, early morning and afternoon, berley heavy on the inside to hold the fish. Bream are a scavenger feeder and will take a wide variety of baits and lures. Some other key spots in the Bay for bream are the Anchorage break-wall, any of the wharfs, Wanda Headland, the short-cut, piggy’s rock wall just to name a few. Bream from the main Breakwall on prawn and or fish bait. Best method for bream 00 running ball sinker onto a 1/0 Mustad Penetrator hook and let the fish take the bait and swim away before striking. Use the bait runner feature on your reel or if not then perhaps consider opening the bail arm to let line peel off freely. Fish at the end of the wall. If fishing night and early morning then berley with chicken pellets or similar for best results.
Solid reports of Jewfish to 19kg in the hole at the Western Side of Middle Island on the tide change. This area gets to around 10 fathoms, work the drop-offs with baits and or pre-rigged soft plastics. Samaki 125mm vibes have been doing some damage.
During the week the blackfish have remained a little on the shy side with some good fish to 40cm both weed and cabbage baits from the main Breakwall, although you need to be pre-pared to work for your fish. But Scotty Vee fished this morning first hour of the run-in and bagged-out in quick time. I think the week of the full moon phase plays a part even during the day making the fish touchy. When they are sensitive adapt your fishing for better results, try a 5lb-6lb FC leader & lighter floats for more ‘downs.’ Reports of fish from the inside near Simba on weed baits. The key spots are the main Breakwall and Anchorage inside wall near the pipe. Fish 1 hour each side of the tide, heaps of rich berley with each cast, let that float hold under for a few seconds before striking which will increase your hook-up rate. For more information check out;
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Reports of solid Garfish from the long wall at the Anchorage Breakwall, considering the time of year the fish are of good size. Hit Taylors Beach, Sunset Beach and Mud Point for a blue swimmer, they are late but have started chewing on stinking mullet. Mud Crabs this week are chewing mullet baits around Upton’s Island in Tilligerry Creek & North Arm Cove. Handmade crab traps in-store now – for the serious crabber!