Saturday will have light ENE winds through the day, increasing in the mid-afternoon. 5% chance of showers predicated. Temp’s 18-27 Seas around 1.1m and will remain slight into Sunday morning. In short, if the predications right, it’s awesome. Sunday morning is shaping up with light ENE winds, 35% chance of a showers, seas 1.1m in the morning to a 1.6m by PM, recommend you check out the weather site https://wind.willyweather.com.au/nsw/hunter/nelson-bay.html , as the prediction may change slightly. It’s all up to the Weather Gods! Tides for Port Stephens Heads, http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/tides/#!/nsw-port-stephens, remember to add your variance times, which can be found on Duffs Tide Charts.
Frank still catching the odd bream off the main Breakwall on salted pilchards, although he says there’s a lot of small fish between keepers. Reports of kingfish off the Nelson Bay Breakwall with Jamie Dickinson from Soldiers Point taking a 10kg king on a live yellowtail bait. Smaller ‘Rat’ Kings are taking poppa’s from under ‘Simba’ which is moored on the inside of the marina half way along the wall. The red and white coloured poppas appeared to be the most popular colours. Solid snapper being taken off Little Beach wharf this week on octopus legs. Continued reports of whiting from Shoal Bay Beach, any tide although early morning (By this I mean 5am-7am) is the best fish with a light leader.
Hamish has struck again at Roy-Wood Reserve with a 73cm flathead on a soft plastic. That’s the second weekend in a row Hamish has done well on the Flathead, check out this clip from this week’ s Examiner. http://www.portstephensexaminer.com.au/story/5069627/something-fishy-flathead-invasion/?cs=770 Reports continue off flathead working the drop off for whiting at the Western end of Salamander Bay on the run out tide. Be mindful of the Marine Sanctuary Zone. Work soft plastics and hard bodies in Tilligerry Creek around Finnigan’s Island and Bobs Farm Creek for some hungry flathead.
John ‘Stinker’ Clarke reports Blue swimmers chewing on some of his mullet baits in the Karuah River as well as reports of mud crabs at Tanilba Bay. John says the blue swimmers aren’t ‘tap dancing around yet’ although the season is just beginning and he’s getting a good feed. Listen to the ‘Stinker’ fishing show’ on PSFM109, mornings with George Anderson, Fridays 9.30am. http://www.psrfm.org.au/friday-9am-12pm/
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