Luke from Leisure Coast Bait and Tackle at Corrimal said it was nice to see a weekend with two good fishing days in it for a change.
Snapper really fired up locally last weekend with some excellent bags of fish coming over the two days.
As before, all the reports indicate the fish were out in the deeper reefs and holding in big schools under the various bait balls that are starting to stack up all along our coast line.
Anywhere over the 50 metre depth and over the gravel beds is where you should find these fish at present and some customers even went out as far as 100 metres for some very solid reds.
Far too many customers to name them all, came in with some really good fish with a lot in the 4 to 6 kilo range.
The pannies from the deep were around the 2 kilo mark.
The distinctive black marks around the chins and vents, suggests they have been out laying eggs in the mud before returning to the gravel beds to feed.
Soft plastics did a lot of the damage over the weekend but pillies and squid strips still pulled a fair amount of fish.
This weekend looks like being weather friendly at this stage, and we are all hopeful of more than a few reds on the deck.
Kingfish also fired last weekend but not so much off the local hunts. However, Sydney, Central Coast and Jervis Bay gave up some sensational captures.
Gosford area had kingies up to the 25 kilogram size from a local estuary system as well as over their shallow reefs.
Off Sydney, a couple of divers got stuck into some whooping big hoods with a couple weighed in at Sydney Game Fishing Club at 30 and 35 kilos.
From all local reports, there were plenty of legal sized kings but not too much over the 10 kilogram size. But down in Jervis Bay, the bite was hot with many fish up to 20 kilos caught on everything from squid to slimies and even stick baits and poppers - hopefully a good sign for here.
Shellharbour Game Fishing Club’s next general club meeting is November 30, at Warilla Bowlo. www.shellharbourgamefishing.com.au.