Fishing Report 12 April 2024


School Holiday Junior Fishing Competition

The Junior Fishing competition (under 18) will commence on Friday 12th and run throughout the school holidays.

Entry is free for all school aged children. We will have three top-quality Daiwa and Shimano combos as prizes. More details and registration in store only.


As predicted in last week’s report, North Narrabeen beach has been on fire since the big wet and the reopening of the lake. There have been some big jewfish caught as well as salmon, and tailor in good numbers.

The large swell has created some nice deep holes and gutters between Narrabeen and Collaroy as well as the Long Reef to Dee Why stretch. These are fishing well for mixed bags of bream, salmon, flathead, dart and whiting.

Use green eye squid for the jewfish; WA pilchards for the salmon, flathead, and tailor; and beach worms for the whiting and bream.


Try Warriewood headland, Mona Vale and Freshwater for kingfish, large tailor and bonito once the seas settle down and the rock ledges are safe.. Small metal lures and fresh squid baits are best option to target these. Don’t forget your safety gear.

Narrabeen Lake

The lake has a lovely deep entrance after the big wet and is fishing really well. The high tide in the morning is pushing in nice clean ocean water.

There were several reports during the week of large flathead and jewfish in numbers as well as bream and some large whiting. Best spots are around the Ocean St bridge, the Pittwater Rd bridge, and by the Wakehurst Parkway.

Hawkesbury prawns, soft plastics and beach worms are the best baits to try.


Due to the weather, there were no offshore reports this week but conditions have improved for the weekend and the snapper, kingfish and teraglin should be biting on most of the reefs. Our image above shows NBT regular Gavin with a nice snapper.

We have green eye squid back in stock which is by far the best bait to target these species.

Good luck to the Narrabeen RSL Club fishos who have their comp on this weekend.


Large schools of bonito and salmon are out the front of Barrenjoey headland and West Head. There will be some large kingfish hanging around the edges of these schools as well. Cast small metal lures for best results.

There are plenty of bream in Elvina Bay and the western side of Scotland Island.  Fish as light as possible and use plenty of berley to get them on the bite. Target areas around the moorings and the ribbon weed beds.

Reports also of jewfish being taken at Taylors Point wharf and The Basin. Again, the green eye squid was the best bait.




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