The beaches are fishing extremely well with good catches of decent sized whiting, flathead, bream, dart and salmon. Beach worms and our live tube worms are accounting for most fish. A few whiting fishos were busted up by large fish most likely jewfish. Try North Narrabeen, Collaroy or Dee Why beaches. There have been some great jewfish caught off the beach as well with fresh green-eye calamari being the ultimate bait.
Big schools of salmon are at Warriewood and Mona Vale as well as Freshwater and Curl Curl. Mixed in with these schools are large kingfish. Best baits are our quality WA pilchards, strips of squid, and small metal lures in the 10-20g range.
Narrabeen Lake –
Hard to believe but this week saw the capture of a 1.5 m jewfish from the lake (see pic above by Jackson Coffey). Some excellent angling skills on light gear were required to land this monster. The fish was released to breed and is probably still in the lake.
After a good flush out, the lake is holding good numbers of quality whiting, flathead, and bream. Best fish have been caught towards the entrance of the lake around the top of the tide.
Best baits are our live worms, or Hawkesbury prawns.
Big kings are still on the outer reefs – try Broken Bay wide, Esmarelda, or the 12-mile reefs. Green eyed squid are the best bait.
There are still good trevally and snapper being caught in close at Long Reef and also Dee Why Wreck. Try tuna fillets or squid for best results.
Pittwater and Sydney Harbour –
A good week in Pittwater with large kings being taken at the kingfish highway, Long Nose Point and Elvina Bay. Very fresh green-eye calamari is the gun bait with fish turning up their noses to most other bait and lure presentations.
Flathead and flounder are being taken on the drift at Palm Beach and still good reports of bream at Browns Bay.
The large kings are in good numbers in Sydney Harbour as well as lots of surface action comprising big slimies, bonito, salmon and tailor. Small Halco metals are the go to target these.