Summer is Iluka’n good
  |  First Published: December 2016

Nothing beats the smell of long, hot summer days and afternoon storms, except summer whiting frying in the pan. Great fish have been caught around the sand flats, especially on the Yamba side and local beaches. They’re being caught on poppers and the popular Bassday Sugar Pens in the 70mm 4.3g size.

Bream numbers have been a bit quiet, but a few fish of good size have been taken in the river off the Iluka wall and beaches. Charlie McLiesh weighed in a nice 1kg fish on 1 November and a whopping 3.2kg flathead. Both were caught at Browns Rocks.

There have been a few nice trevally caught off the Bluff and Woody Head, like Stuart Bower’s 2.7kg fish caught on 31 October. Rhys Franflin caught a 4.86kg kingfish offshore in late October. Lovely snapper have been taken straight off Woody Head headland and close in like Zeke Keleris’ 4kg snapper taken at Woody Head on 29 October.

Allan Hepper weighed in a great snapper on 6 October at 6.5kg, caught at Black Rock. Tailor have been quiet this year, unfortunately, but the odd chopper has been taken. Word is that the Spanish mackerel are on their way, along with spotties – this is very exciting! Get your trolling lures sorted and have an awesome start to summer.


What a great snapper catch!


Bream numbers have been a bit quiet.


Some nice trevally have been caught recently.

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