Luke from Leisure Coast Bait Tackle at Corrimal agreed that it was not the best weather for last weekend's White Sands Game Fishing Tournament hosted by Jervis Bay Game Fishing Club.
The diehard competitors had a serious crack in the Saturday conditions that were best described as "sporting" with 30 knots of west/south-west winds.
Shellharbour GFC boat Screaming Semen took out the cash shootout prize with Amanda May on the rod with a good sized mako early on in the slop, that she tagged and released before the weather started to settle down.
Fishing was mostly slow for the tournament with heaviest shark going to Reel Screamer with a 254 kilo tiger shark late on Sunday.
Closer to home last Saturday was a ride off with the winds but Sunday, the weather came good and there were some excellent snapper and kingies about.
All the better reds came from the deeper reefs over the 50 metre depth line with fish averaging around the 2-3kg mark.
Fresh slimy fillets were the "go to" bait; as for the lure brigade the Baku Baku jigs and 170mm soft plastics are doing most of the damage.
For the kings, live baits down rigged around the Islands and Bellambi bommie was the way to go with some fish to 12 kilos pulled from near Pig Island off Port Kembla from trolling squid.
Off Bellambi, slow-trolled slimeys did the job on kings.
Near 10-kilo fish were hitting the decks but many bust-offs happened in the shallow water.
Recently the kingfish bite has been going from strength to strength so let's hope it continues and we see a good run of these brute fish this year.
With the flat conditions, the beaches have been tough fishing for most in the super clear and clean water.
However, there has still been some good fun to be had at first and last light with plenty of horse salmon and tailor about on lures and baits.
The odd whiting and bream have been around but again first and last light has been the key with the short bite window of these fish.
The rocks have seen tough conditions too.