We seem to be going through a particularly windy period at present, with short but sharp south westerly winds blowing through rather regularly.
Last Saturday and Wednesday in particular saw gusts in excess of 30 knots, which make a spot of angling challenging to say the least.
Fingers crossed we see a bit of stability weather-wise in the not too distant future, as there are plenty of great angling opportunities at present if mother nature plays remotely fair.
Off the rocks, reasonable reports on drummer continue to filter in, with Point Perpendicular, Diamond Head and a few ledges around Port still giving up some nice pigs.
Bream also remain consistent, with Point Plomer and Crescent Head both fishing well.
Tailor remain in good numbers from most headlands, with Plomer and Crescent Head producing a few quality fish to over 3 kilograms, while Lighthouse has also held a reasonable class of fish.
Late afternoon sessions have seen the better action, as is often the case leading up to a full moon.
On the beaches, salmon numbers are now beginning to pick up as is usually the case when the water cools. Most are seeing schools in varying numbers, with some fish in excess of 4kg. Baits and lures will entice any feeding salmon, but pilchards are particularly hard to beat.
Tailor have picked up a little particularly late afternoons, however given the winds of late, few days have proven viable. For daytime anglers, there's still a few bream and whiting on North Beach and Lighthouse.
In the estuary, blackfish have been consistent on the south wall with bag limit catches reasonably common. Bream remain solid particularly after dark at Limeburners, while around Settlement Point has been well worth a look for flathead as well as some nice winter whiting.
The north breakwall has also held a few tailor and mulloway, with the tides and moon this week ideal for chasing the latter.
There have also been a few rather unusual catches in our estuary, including a snapper anyone would be proud of; some big drummer quite a way up the breakwalls; as well as the odd kingfish and mangrove jack.
Just goes to show you never know what you may catch when you wet a line.
Offshore, some fantastic angling is on offer if you are lucky enough to have a spare day in between the poor weather.
Close-in, snapper remain excellent with good numbers of quality fish taking both baits and lures.
A few reasonable kingfish, mulloway and pearl perch have been taken around and beyond the 50 metre mark, while a little wider still, a few schools of leather jackets have started showing up.
If you plan to fish in between 60m and 90m and are after a tasty feed, wire traces might be well worth carrying.
Alternately, if you have an arsenal of lures you don't really like, a depth bracket is ideal for giving them a run.
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