While the weather has generally been terrific over recent weeks, it seems our first real east coast low of the season may be on the way over the coming days.
Time will tell in this regard, as the historical accuracy levels in predicting such events is, to put it bluntly, consistently inaccurate.
If it does indeed eventuate, while this may create a few short term challenges, it should fire our winter angling season right up.
In the estuaries, bream have been terrific as is expected at this time of year.
Both break walls have given up some solid fish to around a kilo, as has Limeburners and many locations up river.
Mullet fillets, gut baits and yabbies have all been successful from a bait perspective, while soft vibes fished in the deeper sections is doing the trick again on the lure front.
On the blackfish front, results have been a little up and down, although there some nice fish about.
With greenweed still being scarce, both cabbage and weed flies have been the weapons of choice.
Flathead numbers continue to be quite good for this time of year, with Limeburners and around Hibbard giving up a number of good fish.
There have also been plenty of good sized garfish in the lower reaches, which is great fun for all, especially kids.
For mulloway enthusiasts, the tides are now excellent and I would expect a high level of interest around the break walls over the evening high tides during the next few nights.
Off the beaches, bream numbers have picked up considerably with some terrific reports. To date, the beaches around the Camden Haven seem to be the pick of locations, although Lighthouse and North beach are both certainly worth a look.
A few tailor are also about, albeit a little inconsistently.
Still a few whiting on Lighthouse with worms the gun bait, while we are just entering a great tide phase for mulloway.
Hopefully results improve from recent times.
Off the rocks, drummer numbers have been excellent, particularly for so early in the season.
Last weekend saw terrific results from many headlands ranging from Hat Head to Seal rocks, including a few often neglected or overlooked ledges around Port.
Both large prawns and cunjevoi were successful offerings.
If the big seas predicted for the next few days eventuate, look for even better fishing over the ensuing weeks.
Also off the rocks, a few reasonable tailor are about, along with plenty of bream and blackfish.
Some nice mulloway are also about, with both lures and baits seeing success.
Long tail tuna numbers however have thinned, although you are still a chance for a late season fish for a few weeks yet.
Offshore, the reefs are fishing very well for all of our staple species.
Snapper have been excellent for so early in our winter season, with some cracking fish taken on both lures and baits.
Pearl perch have also been consistent with good numbers off Plomer, together with a sprinkling of teraglin and kingfish.
The FAD is also worth a visit, with plenty of mahi mahi hanging about, albeit only ranging from juvenile to about 800mm.