NICE CATCH: Rod Taylor, from Lennox Head, with a 7.205kg jewfish caught with a worm for bait from Lennox Point.
NICE CATCH: Rod Taylor, from Lennox Head, with a 7.205kg jewfish caught with a worm for bait from Lennox Point.

A feed of fish getting hard to find



THE last couple of weeks have been very odd, insofar as, although anglers have persisted in their attempts at catching a feed, the fish have been conspicuous by their absence.

A few instances of reasonable catches of dart have been the main exception; but even then, they have not been generally plentiful.

Even the 'gun' anglers who fished the final of the Australian Bream Tournament in the river last weekend did not do exceptionally well.

The idea was for the pair of anglers in each boat to weigh-in, live, their top five fish on the first two days of the comp, and the top five boat owners then fished last Sunday's shootout, with the winning angler only managing 14 out of a possible 15 fish over the weekend.

The tournament was run on a catch-and-release basis.

Flathead have been the most prevalent species from the beaches recently, with a feed at least possible most falling tides using whitebait.

In the river, bottombouncing squid on an incoming drift has produced the best result. Tailor have been caught early mornings with lures, but they have not been numerous.

Best spots appear to be where a long gutter is running parallel to the beach, especially if the tide is making around dawn.

Offshore reports have also been sparse with only a couple of days being suitable to go out.

Some small snapper were taken on the close-in reefs with a few dolphin fish and flathead around.

Hopefully the next report will be more positive.

'Til next time ? tight lines.


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