Luke from Leisure Coast Tackle at Corrimal agreed that last Sunday was the pick of the days over the weekend with that stiff nor'easter blowing up early Saturday, keeping most ashore.
Not much to report from offshore as most crews chasing tuna came in skunked and the shark boys all reported zeros.
Sunday was sensational weather wind-wise and there were plenty of reds and flathead caught over the latter part of last week and on Sunday when it seemed the fish moved further inshore and were found along the 40 to 50 metre depth line.
Those chasing the reds reported the bite was particularly good before first light both in the shallows and the deeper stuff before going a bit quiet once the sun came up.
In amongst the reds there were some big blue mowies up around the 2 kilo mark and also some great sized pigfish which are always a welcome by-catch this time of year as they and the reds are exceptional eating.
Heads up, just watch out for the scalpel sharp gill rakers on the piggies as they will open you up to the bone, if you are careless.
There are plenty of big trevally about as well, especially if you are berleying and these go very well if poached in sweet white wine on the barbecue plate.
The flathead drifts all produced some amazing fish over the weekend with plenty of big healthy flatties as well as gummy sharks and flounder.
By the reports, the fish were spread out over all the deeper sand drifts from up north off the Royal National Park to down south off Port Kembla and Shellharbour.
The beaches have seemed to slow a little over the last week with very few reports coming in other than some salmon and tailor on both dawn and dusk.
The majority of them have come on metal slugs.
The moon phase hasn't been any fun at all for the mulloway men.
Rocks continue to fire with plenty of bream and drummer about as well as salmon and tailor for those spinning and for the royal red soakers in the berley trails.