Luke from Leisure Coast Tackle at Corrimal reported that last weekend's weather and the slight relaxing of health restrictions saw boat ramps beyond capacity with two days of perfect conditions and plenty of fish to be had by all.
Shop customers reported having over an hour wait to get their boats in the water, especially on Sunday.
Lots of boats went wide with the good conditions but there were no tuna found locally.
Most did deep drops for plenty of big blue eye and pink ling but there were no reports of pelagics.
Saying that, there have been reports of long liners heading really wide out of Bermi for their first shot at blue fin tuna for the year but at this point there has been no confirmed capture reports come in from them or the larger recreational boats.
The snapper fishing was pretty good over the weekend.
Many boats found excellent fish in numbers from both in close during low light sessions and then from out in the deeper stuff around the 60 to 80 metre depths as the sun rose.
Little to no current made it easy to fish the deeper reefs where it was reported that jigs and plastics were the go to method.
In the shallow areas a burley trail and fresh squid strips were the undoing of the fish, with some customers reporting 3 to 4 kilo reds in just under 10 metres of water.
Flathead fishos continue to rejoice with plenty of healthy fat fish being taken from all the known haunts up north around the national park and down south off Port Kembla.
Even better, there were little to no reports of jackets over the sand patches which made the fishing effort much more enjoyable.
Along with the flatties there were some good sized flounder and tasty gummy sharks as by-catch as well.
Beaches were surprisingly quiet apart from the usual salmon and tailor that seem to be along the shore break on nearly every beach in the Illawarra.
More interestingly for this time of year and weather conditions, there were only whispered rumours of mulloway.
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