Kings improving daily
  |  First Published: February 2013

The howling wind, which hampered the fishing activities of many visitors over the holidays, should be less of a problem this month.

Offshore fishing has been good. Although patchy at times, the kingfish have been caught anywhere from South Head down to Green Cape.

The fish have been on the move and there has been no real hot spot.

The kings range from just under the legal 65cm with plenty to around 80cm. Bigger fish have been sighted but as yet few have been caught but the action should pick up over coming weeks and months.

Sand and tiger flathead have provided plenty of fun and food out around the Pinnacles and right down into Disaster Bay. Fish to around 1.5kg have been caught and anglers getting productive flattie patches have kept their cards pretty close to their chests.

It hasn’t been too hard to come home with a feed from the local reefs, with pinky snapper, morwong and leatherjackets in good numbers along with some gurnard.

Out wider, there has been little to report but over the coming months the wind will back off and the boats will be out there chasing tuna and marlin.

The beaches have been good with salmon and tailor to around 1.5kg. Those fishing with lures have done well in the gutters around the top of the tide.

Bream and sand whiting have also been caught with beachworms and prawns getting the most fish. This action will continue for some months until the water cools again.

A variety of species are on the bite in the local estuaries with dusky flathead on the chew on soft plastic lures in the Kiah River and Wonboyn Lake.

Sand whiting have been caught around the entrance on nippers and worms, while some good yellowfin bream are also taking these baits.

Farther upstream, anglers using suspending hardbody lures have been having some good fun on black bream around the snags and rock bars.

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