There are plenty of people still around enjoying the good weather, and the fishing hasn't let them down. There has been great fishing reported both offshore and in the estuaries.
The one exception has been the kingfish. In past years we’ve seen some excellent fishing for this species but this year the season is yet to eventuate.
Out along the shelf there has been some great fishing for striped marlin, with one boat tagging 9 marlin.
The yellowfin tuna are yet to turn up but the coming months should see the tuna on the go. The water temperature is good out along the shelf but along the coast there has been a cold current running for the past few weeks (16-17ºC). It's a bit of a shock when you jump in for a swim but the water should warm up again before it goes cold for winter.
The inshore fishing has been good with both sand flathead and tiger flathead caught off the pinnacles and down in Disaster Bay. The usual reef species like snapper and morwong are being caught all along the reefs down to Green Cape.
Inside Twofold Bay there are plenty of mulloway. A netter caught a school of fish which were spotted from the air and mistaken for a different species. All the fish were released and they were all 15kg and above.
There has been some great fishing reported in the estuaries with sand whiting around the entrance of the rivers. Nippers, beachworms and prawns have been the pick of the baits.
Good yellowfin bream are being caught in the same area. Lure fishers are using surface lures and suspending hardbodies with reasonable success.
Further upstream, black bream are being caught around the rock edges and timber snags. Some days they have been on the go while on other days it has been hard. The past month has seen very little rain so the rivers are only just flowing. We need rain over the next month just to stir things up, so here’s hoping there’s some on the way.
Until next month, good fishin’.Reads: 1223