Estuary

Friday 24.11.17

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/

If you’re keen to start crabbing this year or need some info regarding the rules check out this DPI link or simply pop in the store and we can help.

https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/fishing-rules-and-regs/perm-prohib-saltwater

 

PRODUCTS in-store.   Handmade blue swimmer and mud crab traps. These traps are made by an ex commercial fisherman with over 40 years of experience.  If you want the fishing report emailed to you weekly simply just complete details on the ‘Contacts Page’. Check out our competition page. The Biggest Jewfish in November wins $100 in-store voucher.

 

To hear us live tune into ‘Hi-Tide’ Fishing Show through 2HD 97.5 from 4am Saturday & Sunday

 

Beach

Beach Fishing

FRIDAY 24.11.17

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.

Old Schoey fished the 2km mark off Stockton Tuesday morning with 19 nice whiting all on live beach worm baits. Schoey also took an extremely well-conditioned Salmon which was full of pilchards, I counted 6 in total. Just for the record I keep the Salmon for the cat. Schoey also reports increased beach worm activity along the first 2km of the beach. Traditionally as summer approaches the worm numbers increase. Myself and Dave Cashel fished the 3km mark Wednesday morning with only 7 whiting although the fish were in fantastic condition. So, Wednesday night was whiting fillets and my place (Dave missed out) and I found a new light breadcrumb mix that’s a knock out on whiting fillet’s it appears to be only in Coles; Kook A Krumb. This stuff also comes in a yellow box which is lemon and herb flavour. Although, in my opinion the sand whiting fillet is one of the best table fish on the East Coast.

Reports of whiting increasing from Fingal Spit with the odd flathead thrown in the mix. Try beach worms off One-Mile Beach Just South of Middle Rock. It makes sense, the fish are cruising the beaches for the bait that is found naturally in that environment – i.e.: The Beach Worm.

 

REMEMBER: We stock handmade beach rigs made by Old Schoey, all you need to do is tie to your main line and clip on a sinker. Live Beach Worms are in this Friday – Only Place in the Port you can get Live Beach Worms. New batch of Snyder Glass Rods are in this week 4wrap to 7wrap.

If you want the fishing report emailed to you weekly simply just complete the details on the ‘Contacts Page’. Check out our competition page. The Biggest Jewfish in November wins $100 in-store voucher.

To hear us live tune into ‘Hi-Tide’ Fishing Show through 2HD 97.5 from 4am Saturday & Sunday

Ocean Rocks

FRIDAY 24.11.17

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.

 

Reports of some bream being taken on Pilchard baits off Fisherman Bay on unweighted pilchard baits into the wash, you never know you may nail a snapper. Continued reports Green eyed squid from Tomaree with the odd red thrown in the mix. Lobster action around Big and Fisherman’s Bay.  Duckie still taking black fish on cabbage. Battle Ship Rock producing tailor, salmon and king fish on poppa surface lures, the preferred colour is red/white. Reports of drummer from Fingal Island on pipi baits. Tailor on metal’s off Sunny Corner.

 

PRODUCTS IN-STORE; Black Magic live bait rigs (Hand rigged in NZ) & Fancy Yamashita Squid jigs in ‘Warm jackets’ must get cold down deep!  If you want the fishing report emailed to you weekly simply just complete the details on the ‘Contacts Page’. Check out our competition page. The Biggest Jewfish in November wins $100 in-store voucher.

 

To hear us live tune into ‘Hi- Tide’ Fishing Show through 2HD 97.5 from 4am Saturday & Sunday

 

Outside

FRIDAY 24.11.17

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.

 

Captain Terry Hunt and First Officer Dean Bird fished Thursday morning from Birbui to Fisherman’s Bay on various close -in reefs with some quality reds. Dean’s personal best 4kg red on a ‘Duffs brined Pilchards’ on a fancy Gama. 5/0 Octopus Hook. Terry also reports Pearl Perch and fathead. Hammerhead Charter Boat also reporting Peral Perch at the Outer 21 Reef.

This is interesting as these fish are not often caught in the waters off Port Stephens. Distribution – Pearl perch are found in small schools on deeper offshore reefs, between Port Macquarie in NSW and Rockhampton in Queensland. These fish are considered a top-class table fish.

Plenty of bonito on metal’s around Fingal Island.  Kingfish continue off the Almark Reef on floating live slimy baits. 21 have been producing trag in numbers.  Coal Shaft producing whiting, try for big flathead off Providence Beach.

Remember the FAD is out there; Latitude South 32’ 46.967’ Longitude East 152’24.703’ which is 22.5km from Tomaree 120m deep. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/resources/fish-aggregating-devices

 

PRODUCTS IN-STORE Gamakatsu Octopus value packs, Complete anchor kits & Penrite 2/4 Stroke Marine oils.  If you want the fishing report emailed to you weekly simply just complete the details on the ‘Contacts Page’. Check out our competition page. The Biggest Jewfish in November wins $100 in-store voucher.

To hear us live tune into ‘Hi-Tide’ Fishing Show through 2HD 97.5 from 4am Saturday & Sunday

 

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