Reel Deal: Welcome rain boosts fishing prospects

Island beauty: Vanki Feher with her Lord Howe Island kingfish – a personal best. (Send your high res pictures to gazwade@bigpond.com)

Island beauty: Vanki Feher with her Lord Howe Island kingfish – a personal best. (Send your high res pictures to gazwade@bigpond.com)

Beaches fished well last week and weekend with a lot of the local creeks bursting seawards after that welcome rain. There were plenty of good gutters and plenty of fresh bait washed out into the ocean.

There were some good mulloway caught over the weekend and although many were reluctant to give details or weigh their fish, it took only a quick look to see some of the jews were 10 kilo plus and one reported at nearer the magic 20 kilo weight.

Whilst the spring weather is slowing warming up so is the fishing and there have been some nice whiting and bream on the beaches that were dining on dislodged beach worms. The bream also took a liking to pillie sections.

Also after the rain, there were some good flathead sitting in close on the beaches, presumably flushed out of couple of creeks in particular as they were very dark in colour.

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Again a reminder for you to have your say regarding the introduction of 25 plus Marine Parks in NSW including an area around the Five Islands off Port Kembla.

Momentum is growing stronger with many thousands of angry and frustrated anglers voicing their disapproval via social media.

Later this month there are plans for a number of separate boating and angler protests to be held across the affected areas and in the CBD in an effort to let those in power, see just how strong the angling voice is and to remind them that there is an election in the wind.

www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/have-your-say/new-marine-park-proposal/

Submissions close on September 27.