It’s been an awesome time to be fishing in the Iluka area, and anglers have revelled in the fabulous weather both in and offshore.
Starting offshore, some very nice snapper, trag jew and cobia have been taken from Black Rock, Woody Head and South to the Angourie grounds on a mixture of live and dead baits. Anyone after a feed should time their trip offshore with good weather, as it can turn ugly very fast.
The mackerel and tuna action has quietened down, but there was still some very nice fish still being taken on live bait and pink squid skirts. Some have even been taken land-based, but it won’t be long before these fish have gone for good this year, not to return until next year.
Anglers on the Iluka wall have also had luck with longtail on live baits, and with all this fresh coming down the system, some very good size mulloway have also shown up. We have seen mulloway caught off the beaches, headlands and in river recently, and it’s almost hard to avoid them! A 25kg fish was caught by Kerry Roberts last month off the wall, and another 20kg fish was also taken off Iluka Beach by Ian Smith.
There have been some nice tailor taken off the beaches and headlands with fish up to 3.5kg being weighed in.
There are also some very nice bream being found with 1kg turning up regularly in the river. Just recently, Woombah local Dan nailed a absolute donkey of a bream weighing 1.5kg!
We saw some nice flathead around Browns Rocks, Collis Wall and Middle wall. The usual mix of live dead baits as well as hardbodies and soft plastics are working well on the flathead.
Now’s the time to be hitting the water, and things should only get better, especially on the bream and mulloway front!Reads: 594