Luke from Leisure Coast Tackle at Corrimal was on the money when he reported the weather gods smiled on us last weekend.
The sky was full of life, excellent sea conditions and there were plenty of hungry fish. Offshore again there were a few school-sized yellowfin tuna caught in the range of 30-35 kilograms, but a lot of the action was focused on shark fishing out over the shelf with some pretty big makos lurking.
Closer to home the snapper fishing was a bit slow but there were a couple of big fish caught with one red going 75cm on the brag mat - estimated near 6kg - that gobbled a whole butterflied slimy on a snelled rig in 60 metres of water on a northern reef.
There were plenty of pan-sized snapper caught from around 1.5-3kg and some big, rubber-lipped mowies and black-spot piggies were welcomed by anglers.
The better fish were taken out on the deeper drifts of 50m-plus and the majority were caught around big, bait balls of slimy mackerel.
The flathead drifts again didn't disappoint over the weekend.
There were some solid fish coming from not only the northern drifts but Port beach and Fairy Meadow.
Both generated some excellent-sized catches and could herald a bountiful season ahead.
Rocks fired over the weekend for a wide variety of fish, with some stud bream and drummer caught, topped off by horse luderick on weed flies and fresh weed.
For those wanting to throw a lure about there were plenty of good-sized tailor and salmon about, with a few rat kings in the mix that had a lot of anglers rubbing their hands together for a prosperous, upcoming summer.
On the mulloway scene, there were some excellent-sized fish about last week both from the beaches and rock ledges along the coast.
Though doubtless, bragging rights must go to Wayne Cooke with his 13kg beach-caught jewie using a fresh tailor fillet.
When asked 'which beach' his answer was: ''Good old Dapto Beach''.