Fishing Report – 14 June 2024

Narrabeen Bait and Tackle

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Mon – Fri       8.30am to 5pm

Sat/Sun          7.30am to 5pm

 Fishing Classes

Are you new to fishing or an old hand that needs a refresher on modern gear and techniques.

Course Running in June:

Beginners fishing class – 2 people $125ea.; 3 or more $100ea.

Fishing with soft plastics – one on one $250, 2 or more $200ea

Call us on 9970 6204 for more details and bookings.


Some good reports from the beaches during the week with bream, dart and good-sized flathead all being caught. Pilchards and worms are the best baits to try.

Late afternoon and early evening is a good time to fish for tailor, salmon and the chance of a mulloway. Pilchards for the salmon and tailor and fresh squid for the mulloway.

Best spots to try are South Narrabeen to Collaroy, Fisherman’s Beach, and Dee Why.


Some big bonito and tailor have been taken off the rocks at Freshwater. Drummer and trevally are on the bite at Narrabeen rocks behind the pool.

A few decent kingies were taken at Curl Curl and at Avalon near the rock pool. Again, our green-eyed squid is by far the best bait for these guys.

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

Narrabeen Lake

The lake is fishing really well for this time of the year with flathead, tailor, and some big bream being taken.

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

Best baits are Hawkesbury prawns, mullet fillets, and worms. TT Switch prawns in the black and orange colours are also accounting for some great fish.

There are plenty of small bream around the Ocean St bridge area with the odd larger one in the schools.


Snapper are the pick this week (before the wind came up) with good sized reds taken at Long Reef in close. Dee Why wreck has also produced some decent reds as has Esmarelda Reef. Quality squid baits are accounting for the better fish.

It is also worth flicking a soft plastic or a soft vibe as the reds can find these irresistible. We recommend trying  the Samaki Vibelicious vibes – they are a proven fish catcher.

Flathead are on the drift at both Palm Beach and Mona Vale in the 40-50m grounds.



Kingfish are being taken at Clareville wreck, Long Nose Point and around the Palm Beach Channel markers. You will green eye squid or Hawkesbury squid to catch them as they are being very fussy.

Bream have been taken at McCarrs Creek using prawns. Tailor and bonito are still schooling around Mackerel Beach and The Basin and can be taken on small metal lures.

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




Rapala Vibes – only $15ea until sold

New series quality Japanese-style squid jigs $9.99ea

Used Alvey 650B and 600B side cast reel – check out in store