Check out young Jordan Ridgeway only 7 years old with his first king from the main Breakwall. With a little help from his dad Nick, he tossed out a little live bait then wack! Not a huge fish but a keeper never the less for a 7-year-old it was huge!
Mud Crabs this week are chewing mullet baits around Upton’s Island in Tilligerry Creek & North Arm Cove. Hit Taylors Beach, Sunset Beach and Mud Point for a blue swimmer. Handmade crab traps in-store now – for the serious crabber!
Word on the street is the Hunter & Myall prawns are a little slow this week. Roywood Reserve, Bagnels Beach and Nelson Bay Beach are all worth a prawning adventure you will need; prawn light or underwater torch, prawn scoop net and good footwear.
This week I received a number of reports of flathead, we had a great year last year with the lizards so fingers crossed we can do it again. Best spots this week were Tilligerry Creek, Little Beach, Fly Point (from the sand), Shoal Bay Beach, Taylors Beach, Sandy Point and Jimmies Beach. The fish are being taken on both baits & lures. For bait try salted white baits on no. 4 gangs and for lures try the Samaki Vibelicious 85 or 100mm, it’s a pre-rigged plastic& ready to go. Deadly on flathead & bream, super easy to use (Even I can use them), check-out below click;
Reports of sand whiting from Roy Wood as they work the flats for nippers. Good tides this weekend that coincide with the sunrise. The sand whiting is super aggressive and in 6-10 feet of water will wack a surface lure, Bassday Sugapens are the most sort-after for this type of fishing. Check out this click on how they work;
Reports of bream from the top-end of Nelson Bay Beach South of Fly Point he had a great session during the week with getting his bag limits of most fish in good condition up to 34cm all on salted pillies. Also, worth a crack for flathead in the same spot. Robo reports copper taylor on metals from the Long Wall at the Anchorage.
Reports bream from the Breakwall on prawn and fish bait enough to get a feed, some of the fish have spawned and are on the thin side but a few still in ok condition. Best method 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.
Anchorage long wall this week of kings harassing schools of baitfish. Estimates the fish to 5kg approx. As we move into summer bigger kings will be on the hunt. Live baits, whole squid, stick baits are the go. For those wanting to try a stick bait or understand how they swim check this clip from Patrick Sebile;