Local beaches have still been fishing okay of late with quite a few fishos scoring well on some really big whiting on freshly caught beachworms with a couple of monster kidney slappers in the mix.
Using the same worm baits, there have been plenty of dart and bream also around in good numbers keeping all the kids and parents sane during the holidays period.
If you are not adept at collecting your own supplies or are unable to buy fresh beach worms, why not try some of the wide selection of red or even pale pink coloured plastic imitations that are on the shelves of all the tackle outlets.
For the boat-based anglers, the flathead drifts have been saving a lot of red faces and going home empty handed with all the sand drifts holding exceptional fish at present with little to no signs of the tackle stealing pests we have been seeing a lot of recently.
Better bags of flatties have been coming from the 30 to 50 metre depth line at places like Stanwell Park and further north to the national park as well as Bulli sands and Wollongong sands as well.
DPI/Fisheries have advised the FAD at Crowdy Head is missing and will be replaced as soon as possible.
Boat crews are reminded it is an offence to tie off to any FAD and fines of up to $500 apply, so if you see this happening, record boat rego and maybe a photo and report it to firstname.lastname@example.org via email but do not get involved in a confrontation.
Use the same email address to report any FAD that is missing or not on the stated location.