Weekly Reports

With the summer dolphin fish season almost over, Mark Coles took Glenn Davies and his son Hunter out for a final trolling run off Shellharbour.

Mark found a patch of near 25 degree water – yes in late May, where they successfully pulled 2 huge bull dolphin fish out.

One went 17 kilos and young Hunter’s went and incredible 20.1 kilos.


NSW trout season close will take effect from midnight June 10th when all flowing waters in NSW will be closed to allow unhindered breeding for all trout species.

There are specific dams and impoundments that will remain open - go to Fisheries web site at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing

Please ensure your licences are up to date and you are familiar with local rules and regulations especially if fishing the Eucumbene area.


Illawarra Fly Fisheries will meet next Tuesday night June 4th at Collies City from 7.30pm upstairs conference rooms.

Guest speaker will be David Screen who has just returned from a fabulous trip to the Patagonia region in South America.


The team from Compleat Angler and Camping World Nowra have advised that well known and renowned bream guru Ross Cannizzaro will be holding an information and presentation night next Thursday June 6th at their store at South Nowra (opposite Bunnings).

Ross who is sponsored by Pure Fishing, has a very long list of achievements and success in numerous specialised bream fishing events and comps and his presentations are always very well received.

Bookings are essential for seating and catering requirements and can be made primarily via the shops Facebook Page or telephone 02 4403 0650.

The night will kick off from 6pm with a free BBQ so secure your spot asap.


VALE - John Humphries, long time recreational fishing warrior, died peacefully aged 84 on 3 March 2019.

John had a 25-year involvement in the NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers, serving as President of the NSWCFA from 1996 to 2001 and was bestowed with life membership in 2005.

While a member of the NSWCFA he was one of the founders of the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW in 2000, to form an umbrella presentational body for all NSW recreational fishers.

Condolences to John's wife Margaret, his daughter Lyn and son John, and their families.


Craig from Compleat Anger at Gregory Hills and Windang, has advised he will be holding an instore talk night on Garmin Marine Electronics at their Gregory Hills store.

A Garmin representation will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have and will demonstrate the many features of Garmin products that are carried instore.

Next Thursday June 6th from 6pm till say 8pm and spots are limited so make your attendance booking via their Facebook page.


Luke from Leisure Coast Bait and Tackle at Corrimal agreed that winter has swung into gear in a big way after the balmy conditions of last week.

Fishing on all reports was great throughout the working week days until the weekend when the current started raging in close and the fish moved on with the current.

The good news though now it has backed off, the grounds are stacked with bait again and it’s just the waiting game for the fish to move back in on the hordes of bait.

There were some good reds caught through the later part of last week before the current steamed in and plastics were the go to, by all reports with some solid catches coming from most of the shallower reefs around the 20 metre depth mark.

There were plenty of reports of some big kings getting about the break walls around Port Kembla and further south off Shellharbour and Minnamurra and with the abundance of squid about, it wasn’t rocket science to work out they were the gun choice of bait and down rigging was by far the best way to get sorted.

Out wide there were some good reports of some big yellow fin up off the canyons of Stanwell Park and also Sydney with a couple of fish being weighed in at over the 70kg mark.

Still plenty of good sized makos getting about also and not that deep with quite a few 100kg fish coming from the back of Bandit and Wollongong reefs late last week.

Those fishing from the beach have reported lots of stud blue nosed bream about at present with solid fish up to the kilo and a half mark being weighed in.

There has been plenty of good sized mulloway about off the beaches as well with quite a few between the 10 to 15 kilo mark but as you all know by now, the exact locations are kept very quiet.

As the cooler weather sets in only the brave fish the beaches for the silver ghosts but get it right should see you rewarded with better sized jewies we normally see over the winter months.

Photo 1 – 9yo Hunter Davies with ahis massive 20.1 kilo dolphin fish from last weekend.

Photo 2 – Ryder Evans with a late season flatty of 79cm from Lake Illawarra.

Photo 3 – Steve Black drifted off Bellambi for a nice feed of flathead before last weekend.

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Gary Wade


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