Reel Deal: Fishos welcome change in the weather

Harbour haul: Greg Barea found this $50 note floating by whilst fishing in Sydney Harbour. Who says fishing doesn't pay off?

Harbour haul: Greg Barea found this $50 note floating by whilst fishing in Sydney Harbour. Who says fishing doesn't pay off?

Luke from Leisure Coast Tackle at Corrimal said that finally a nice weather break last Saturday saw a large contingent head out with Bellambi ramp at overflow capacity.

Information courtesy Bureau of Meteorology

Information courtesy Bureau of Meteorology

Quite a few boats headed out wide for the chance at some big sharks or the elusive yellow fin tuna but by all reports it was a pretty slow day out with not much happening.

Chris Cleaver headed out to chase broadbill swordfish and not only caught one but three for the day.

Although they were not big, three swords in a day out of your home port is sensational to say the least.

There was one nice tuna caught down at Jervis Bay by Jesse Ryan and crew with it pulling the scales down to the 40kg mark.

There were some excellent snapper caught locally last Saturday with a lot of fish around the 2-3kg mark and some bigger ones in the mix.

It seemed the reds have moved out on the deeper reefs with depths of 50m to 100m being the spot to be for the bigger schooling fish.

Soft plastics still seem to be out-fishing the baits at present as well.

Mark Dandy fished with Mick Boog at private spot X in about 55m depth where they scored 6 reds up to 4kgs and a tasty little mako who swum up the berley trail.

It went around the 40kg mark.

A couple of Sydney boats also had their best day out fishing in roughly the same area for a box of good sized reds of about 2-3kg.

The flathead are still about in good numbers off the usual haunts up around Stanwell Park and also off Wollongong with fish around the 50cm average.

The slow current and lack of barracouta made it a pleasant trip for most.

Beaches and rocks continued to fire for bream, drummer and blackfish in and around the washes with some absolute horses of pigs about.

Beaches have still been holding some big winter whiting and bream but they have been very fussy about what they take and were only hitting the freshest of beach and or squirt worms.

There’s been no mulloway news as yet.

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