Despite the weather being a tad on the fresh side, this time of year is simply terrific on the angling front.
All locations are fishing exceptionally well, whether you choose to wet a line in our estuaries, off the rocks or beaches, or offshore.
In the estuary, bream numbers have been consistent with good catches taken by bait fishers after dark.
Those throwing all manner of lures during the day have also enjoyed great success.
Blackfish remain consistent, with the breakwalls fishing as well as anywhere on cabbage, green weed and the artificial weed flies.
Up river, flathead remain well worth chasing with soft vibes seeing terrific results.
Best reports have come from around the Hibbard area, but anywhere from the breakwalls to Wauchope is worth a look.
For whiting enthusiasts, Lake Cathie and Limeburners are still worth a look with either worms or yabbies.
Those throwing surface lures are scoring some feisty trevally from around the canals.
There are also plenty of garfish in the lower reaches for those after a bit of light line fun.
On the beaches, bream numbers remain solid, particularly off North Beach where several quality fish to around a kilogram have been taken.
The last hour or two leading up to high tide has produced the better results.
Tailor numbers have been a little more consistent with North Beach and the lower end of Lighthouse continuing to produce a steady stream of fish, including the odd greenback weighing in at more than 2kg.
Increasing numbers of salmon are also getting about which is great from a sport-fishing perspective.
Off the rocks, tailor action has been excellent with pretty well all ledges along the Mid-North Coast producing quality fish.
Morning and evening sessions have been productive with pillies, garfish and lures all proving successful.
Locally, Lighthouse and Shelly beaches have been the pick of locations.
Also around the rocks, drummer and blackfish numbers remain excellent with all locations fishing well.
Blueface, Shelly and Miners have all been worth a look.
A few nice groper are also getting about as is usually the case throughout winter.
Calm seas, crabs for bait, solid tackle and a very good foothold are the key ingredients should you wish chase these robust fish.
We have had some strong winds lately with more on the way, so be sure to stay safe and fish with a buddy when possible.
Offshore, kingfish numbers have been excellent with Trag Rock, the 75 reefs off North Beach and wider at the ridge, all worth a look.
Snapper and pearl perch have been terrific closer in, with the reefs in between 45 metres and 55 metres off Plomer well worth prospecting.
We are also still getting reports of exceptional flathead to around 60 centimetres just off the reefs in around 55 metres.
One lucky angler also caught another Venus tusk fish off Port, which is certainly a welcome surprise.
For those wishing to chase a few mahi mahi before the FAD is removed for winter maintenance, just be mindful it has dragged approximately 1.5NM south, currently at 31 26 088S - 153 04 199E.
Until next time, tight lines and good fishing to all.