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Iluka monster catches from July
  |  First Published: September 2016



The Iluka region has seen fantastic fishing and weather conditions. Recent rain has given the Clarence a good flush of fresh water, which has been much needed. Bream numbers and size have been excellent with many fish over a kilogram. Michael George caught a 780g bream at Browns Rocks in mid July with mullet.

Flathead have steadily improved in numbers, and there’s some awesome catches happening. Fish are caught around Harwood and Browns Rocks. A delightful flathead caught at Woodyhead, by Graham Ost earlier in July, weighed in at nearly 2kg. Earlier this month, we saw excellent tailor taken on the headlands and beaches, with pillies and lures. Barry Simpkins caught a huge 3kg fish off the Bluff.

Trevally as big as 8kg are being taken off the headlands. Snapper and teraglin have been in good numbers. Greg Phillips took a 6.8kg snapper off the break wall, and Baily Ford caught a 3.2kg knobby off Woodyhead. Blackfish numbers and size are impressive and have been taken at the Bluff on cabbage.

Currently, good catches happen in the river at usual spots. Mulloway have been quiet, but we still heard of some great fish caught near Yamba, and a massive 16.5kg fish weighed in by Iluka local Jeff Head. Weather and great fishing are set to continue through the last days of winter, into spring. Happy fishing everyone.

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Some cracker knobbies can be landed in Iluka.

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The fish this season are huge and the locals love it. Find some great spots to fish around the river this spring.

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