We wanted rain and boy, did we get it! Heavy falls in and around the northern rivers turned the river into a torrent of brown water. This will bring a lot of species down our end. Now that we’ve had things settle down, fishers have been making excellent bream catches with many fish around the 1kg mark.
Nice bright coloured plastics and lures such as blades are the go in the murky conditions. Alternatively, you can just use bait so the fish can sniff them out.
There have been excellent mulloway caught using hardbodies and baits like octopus, mullet fillet and squid. They have been taken off the north wall mostly and during the day, due to the dark water. Make sure you take a mate, a good gaff, good footwear and be extremely careful.
Mud crabs are more plentiful since the rain our area had and great full crabs have been caught. The beaches have been quite dirty with lots of weed washed up on Shark Bay, but we are now seeing some really nice fish being caught such as trevally, tailor, mackerel and tuna. Easter is looking like it’s going to be fantastic as the water quality improves.
Give us a call at Iluka Bait and Tackle and we can give you an update on the conditions before you get here. Have an awesome Easter.
• For all your fishing needs and up-to-date information and tips for spots and fish, drop into the shop for a chat. Iluka Bait and Tackle is located at 3 Owen Street, Iluka NSW 2466. Give us a call on (02) 6646 5217 or 0402 997 572. We have all your fishing requirements for this diverse area, such as an awesome bait selection and a well-stocked store for all your other fishing needs. We have bikes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards for hire as well. We are available online at www.ilukabait.com.au, or you can visit our Facebook page.Reads: 1060