Fishing Report 17 May 2024

Narrabeen Bait and Tackle

Fishing Report – 17 May 2024


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North Narrabeen beach has produced some great bream during the week. Beach worms were the best bait.

There were some large salmon taken at Dee Why and plenty of dart on most beaches.

Queenscliff beach produced some solid whiting up to 40cm during the week on beach worms.


No reports this week.

Narrabeen Lake

Another large jewfish was captured early morning during the week and released by the angler.

Flathead are still in good numbers at Jamieson Park, Berry Reserve and Wakehurst Parkway. Best baits were Hawkesbury prawns, mullet strips. Best lure is the Daiwa double clutch.

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


Nice sized snappers have been caught on most of the close reefs including Newport Reef, Long Reef, and Esmarelda. There were also reports of decent snapper in close to the headlands just off the wash.  Squid and pilchards are the best baits.

Kingfish are also around on the 12 mile using jigs and squid baits. Also some reports off smaller kings around the headlands on fresh Hawkesbury squid.

There are still some solid dolphin fish around the FADS with the bigger fish being taken on the wider grounds.


There are good sized mixed schools of bonito, tailor, and salmon in Pittwater around Stokes Point and along the main channel north of Scotland Island. Use small metal lures (10-20g) cranked fairly quickly. NBT customer Bob Allo (pictured) got amongst the tailor and bonito during the week with a fish per cast action for about an hour. Most were released but a few came home for sashimi.

There have been a few kings of reasonable size caught at Stokes Point and around the barges at the back of Scotland Island using fresh squid.




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