Steer clear of the crowds
Jamie Robley | December 2016

The season that many of us have been waiting for is here. December is like a double-edged with pros and cons. Some of our very best angling action occurs at this time of year, from estuary lure casting, to bluewater game fishing. The weather is warm and it’ll be great to enjoy some time away from work and on the water instead. On the flip side, strong northeasterly winds can hamper our efforts and there are a lot more people on the water, so some places will be crowded.
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Scenic Swansea fishing
Jason Scerri | December 2016

Another year has come and gone too quick. I hope it’s been a good year for everyone, for the health of you and your loved ones, but also on the fishing front. I feel blessed, that’s for sure. Living here and enjoying the lifestyle that Lake Macquarie has to offer is fantastic. Every morning when I drive over the Swansea Bridge and look at the turquoise coloured waters, it reminds me why I moved my family to this wonderful part of the world. Not only is it a spectacular place to live for the scenery, but the fishing is great and the wildlife is incredible. We’ve spent the past couple of months enjoying some truly amazing sights of whales that migrate through our waters – sights you never get tired of seeing.
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Maximising your catch rate
Gary Earl | November 2016

Fishing has been really good around these parts. Hopefully this month will only get better. In the Hunter River, flathead have shown up along with bream and the odd whiting. The best fishing has been up around Fullerton Cove on the shallow banks, on the corners where it meets the river proper.
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Despite northeasterlies, salmon are in!
Jamie Robley | November 2016

Spring weather hasn’t been as warm or dry as the previous few years, when we experienced summer conditions as early as September. However, despite the slow start, our local waters are kicking into gear and fishing has definitely improved over the past few weeks.
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The fish are awake on the lake
Jason Scerri | November 2016

It sure is a great time of year to be out and about on the local waterways, and it’s looking like we’ll have a cracking summer once again. I’ll be taking advantage of what the area has to offer this summer. After spending the last couple of years struggling to find a suitable ‘crossover’ style boat that suited my family needs and my fishing needs, I recently bit the bullet and purchased a second boat.
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Warm up to some new season fishing
Gary Earl | October 2016

We’ve had a pretty good winter – mild at times, but far from freezing as it usually is. Fishing has been good, especially on the beach and inshore reefs. Squires are over most of them, and I expect they’ll get bigger as spring brings them over the gravel to spawn. Bream have been on the beaches along with schools of salmon.
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Outrunning the unpredictable October weather
Jamie Robley | October 2016

Everything’s warming up nicely along the Central Coast, with a noticeable improvement on most fishing fronts in recent weeks. Despite the more pleasant temperatures, October weather is notoriously unstable, with plenty storms and wind to hamper your efforts.
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Signs are looking promising
Jason Scerri | October 2016

Another example of one of the recently upgraded ramps in the Lake Mac region. This one is at Swansea channel, and is a huge improvement on the previous ramp.

Ah, how sweet it is! With summer now just around the corner, things are starting to look up for anglers. Although the fish are on the chew all year round, many anglers just can’t get the motivation levels high enough to hit the water during the cooler months. The good news is that there are no more excuses, with the warm waters and nice daytime temps not far away. The other good news is that the red-hot fishing action that comes with summer is also not far off, and already things are looking promising.
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Waiting for the warm weather fishing
Jason Scerri | September 2016

Welcome back to September, and the great spring weather that comes with it. This is many anglers’ favourite time of the year and certainly one of mine. Generally, September sees both ambient temperatures and water temperatures begin to rise, as we lead into summer. It’s still early, and as a rule there should be no big jumps in temperature, but it’s great to be on the upswing. Fishing here on Lake Macquarie can be exceptional during September and things are looking promising.
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