Weekly Reports

Lakeview Hotel FC held their monthly comp last weekend and senior winner was Greg Jones with runner-up Emily James.

Fish of the month was bream and was taken out by Greg James with a nice 84 gram fish and Tony Cooley took out the July fish of the month with his drummer and nominated fish for August is snapper.

The club runs a Friday night raffle at the hotel and is always looking for new members and not forgetting congratulations to Sueann for setting a new club record with her 700 gram pearl perch.

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There has been some very good sized bream and trevally hanging around local rock ledges as well as some stud luderick and all 3 species were suckers for royal red prawns and cunje fished into a bread burley trail fed into the surging white water washes.

There has still been plenty of salmon and tailor to throw some metals at off the rocks and beaches with a few rat kings getting about the rock ledges also.

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A recent scientific review of the mulloway recovery plan revealed that mulloway in NSW are still overfished and in order for stocks to recover, the review recommended that more action needed to be taken.

After careful consideration of all options available, the advisory councils proposed the following actions to halt the decline of the species and help the stock recover.

The removal of the possession limit of 10 mulloway between 45 and 70 cm that currently applies to estuary general commercial meshing net fishers meaning that a 70 cm mulloway minimum size limit will apply to ALL FISHERS.

Believe it not but the recreational bag limit has been cut in half to only 1 fish per person bag limit.

These changes will come into effect on 1 September 2018 and will be closely monitored by NSW DPI and an advisory campaign will also ensure all fishers are aware of the new rules.

The advisory council agrees that the changes were a tough call to make, but claim it is necessary to ensure mulloway stocks grow.

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Two men from Dee Why where found in possession of a commercial quantity of 17 gemfish weighing 75.96 kilos, 13 blue eye trevalla weighing 165.21 kilos and 4 mirror dory weighing 10.76 kilos, have had the boat they borrowed forfeited to the State.

The men borrowed a mate’s boat fished the double deep waters offshore at Browns Mountain off Sydney and were apprehended near Kissing Point and most of the fish were concealed under the boats floor.

The men pleaded guilty to all charges and the boat, motor and trailer valued at over $35,000 was forfeited and the men were fined $10,000 each.

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Luke from Leisure Coast Bait and Tackle at Corrimal reported on the Monster Mako tournament that was held by Sydney Game Fishing Club last weekend and although it was a windy start to the comp on the Saturday, it didn’t deter any to the boats taking part in the event.

It was a slow start but as the day progressed there were plenty of sharks hooked lost and won over the 2 days.

The tally for the comp saw 45 mako sharks tagged and released and just a few captured for weighing, including a solid fish for 13 year old Makira Wright, fishing on board vessel Tantrum who is now awaiting confirmation on a pending National and NSW record for her 139.5kg mako on 15kg line class.

There were also 14 blue sharks tagged as well as 2 threshers and a couple of whalers but all in all, a great event as per usual.

Around the local spots, it again was tough fishing over the weekend with Saturday blown out till well after lunch but there were a few snapper caught and by all the reports they came from out wide in depths ranging from 60 to 90 meters but most of the bigger fish were hard to come by with a lot of fish just weighing around the 1.5 to 2kg mark.

There wasn’t much current to speak of in close but once you got out wider apparently it was running quite hard making it tough to fish.

The deeper reefs there were also some quite good sized sampson fish and kings for those who were using knife jigs with a couple of kingies coming back just on the meter mark.

The sand drifts again produced flatties but the pesky leather jackets were still about requiring crews to be on the move constantly to avoid losing their rigs.

Better of the flathead fishing was up north off Stanwell Park and around the national park and beyond but reports suggested the fish were in a bit shallower than they have been over the last couple of weeks.

Rock fishing for drummer has been increasing with fish to 3.5 kilos taken.

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Photo 1 – Aaron Vekar has been scoring some nice bonito lately

Photo 2 – Brock Evans with his land based kingfish capture just before release

Photo 3 – Luba Barea visiting from Granada in Spain with her arm stretching blue groper

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Gary Wade

 

Shellharbour NSW Australia

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