Fishing Report 12 July 2024

Narrabeen Bait and Tackle

Fishing Report – 12 July 2024


Winter Trading hours

Mon -Tue       10am to 4pm

Wed – Fri        8.30am to 5pm

Sat/Sun          7.30am to 5pm


Apart from the past few days, the weather has not been great for fishing. Those that have braved the conditions are still getting some nice bream in the gutters on the larger open beaches. They are taking beach worms, Hawkesbury prawns, and half pilchards. Fish the tide changes and dawn/dusk for best results.

Those fishing pilchards are also getting some nice salmon and the odd tailor. One of our customers Daniel caught a 78cm snapper off the beach at 5am one morning. Nice work Daniel!

Try Long Reef to Dee Why, Collaroy to South Narrabeen and North Palm Beach – all are fishing well at the moment.


The luderick and drummer are in good numbers off most of the rock ledges as are salmon and trevally. There are a few snapper around in close best fished light with fresh squid baits. Use plenty of berley to get them interested.

As always – Safety first ! We stock life jackets, clip on rock spikes, and boots.

Narrabeen Lake

With school holidays, we have a lot of local kids fishing the lake this week. They have been doing well with bream and flathead using Hawkesbury prawns and half pilchards. There are also some good blackfish in the lake at the moment.

Try around Wimbledon Ave, Jamieson Park, and the bridge on the main road.

Best baits are Hawkesbury prawns, mullet fillets, and worms. Daiwa bait junkies in the brighter colours are worth a try in the current conditions as are blades and vibes that attract the fish by their vibrating action.


Inshore Water temp is 18deg.

Some good reports of Yellowfin tuna up to 20kg during the week. These are showing up at Broken Bay wide,12-mile and most of the shelf.

Good quality Snapper in the 2-5kg range have been taken in good numbers at Broken Bay Wide, Esmarelda, and Long Reef.

Reports on Thursday of small Mako sharks showing up in good numbers at Long Reef.



Squid are in good numbers with best catches coming at night off the wharves.

The trevally are still in good numbers responding well to a bread or pellet berley. Small snapper and the odd flathead have been caught around the moorings just north of the RMYC.

There are still some Kingfish about at Clareville wreck, Long Nose Point and around the Palm Beach Channel markers using green eye squid or Hawkesbury squid.

Bream are still biting in the McCarr’s Creek area and have been caught on our quality Hawkesbury school prawns.

The Hairtail are still in reasonable numbers in the bays further up the Hawkesbury. Try Smiths Creek, and Cowan Creek as far up as Apple Tree Bay.

Rod and reel servicing

This is the time of year to get your fishing gear serviced. Reels need regular servicing to prevent corrosion and excessive wear and tear. Rods also need some TLC and we can replace broken runners and rod tips, or even fully restore an old classic rod.




Shakespear graphite combos were $79.99 now $50.

Bladerunner stainless steel filleting knife $24.99

New series Samaki Skitch rods – just $110