Weekly Report 2/4/10

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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 2/4/10

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:11 am

Estuary: Wallis Lake over the last seven days has fished exceptionally well with nice sized bream and flathead hitting the cleaning tables.The oyster racks have had anglers smiling with bream up to the average of 800g landed. Well-known local Mr Campbell fished the racks for a dozen or so bream all on Hawk Chunk lures over 3 hours. The Tuncurry postmaster also kayaked around the racks to pick up some nice flatties and bream on Monday on small Atomic Hardz lures.
For those that prefer to fish with baits, local bonito fillets have produced outstanding results for the bream hunters. Hawkesbury prawns and chicken gut are also a good picks.
The Tuncurry Breakwall has been fishing well for blackfish, with bag limits for most last Sunday and Monday mornings. Mullet have been schooling in both the lake and along the breakwall up near the bridge.
Some pleasing reports from a few anglers fishing down off Coomba Park at Black Rocks, small snapper and large leatherjackets the most common.
With the full moon this week, mud crabs have been plentiful. Most have been rewarded with at least two crabs a trap with one report from a visiting caravanner who picked up 5! Remember that next Wednesday will be eight days after the full moon so prawns will be running fast back to the sea. Grab those scoop nets, lights and buckets and catch a feed.
Rocks: A few reports early in the week of some nice sized kings cruising around Bennetts Head and the Tanks. Any type of metal lure is working the best. The last few days of lumpy water along the shoreline breaking up the cabbage and cunjevoi off the rocks should start to produce some nice drummer and blackfish over the next few days. Still a few reports of spotted mackeral around Charlottes Head.
Offshore: Reports of mahi mahi out around the FAD. Still plenty of large flathead out on the gravel/sand beds at the barge in about 20m of water. Bonito are still everywhere. A few small reds have been landed up closer towards Blackhead.
Beach: Tailor are still on the bite on Seven and Nine Mile beaches. A few small soapie jew have been landed down off Booti Booti. The bream have also been cruising the beaches on the top of the flood tide.
To those visiting the area over Easter - pop in for advice on local spots - we will be open every day from 8.00am till 5.30pm.

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Re: Weekly Report 2/4/10

Post by PACKAGE » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:48 pm

The front page of the Port Stephens Examiner is running a story about Minister Garrett has okayed a report into the feasability of creating a "No Take Zone" from Swansea to Forster and up to 120KM offshore.

This will kill one of Australia's greatest game fishing/bottom fishing locations as well as the Port Stephens economy. (Including Swansea)

It is obviously NSW's turn to act. The Vic and SA guys did a sterling job with the Mako issue. It is now our turn to be heard while this is still a feasability study.

Let's not lie down people. I am sure local MP Bob Baldwin will be on our side as he was with the Mako issue. Contact your local member and Garrett's office before it is too late.
Copy of article below.

From -
http://www.portstephensexaminer.com.au/ ... 91056.aspx
have a look and let him know what you think
Contact Garrett here:
http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/mem ... asp?id=HV4

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