Fishing Report – 17 November 2023

Beach and Rocks –

The rocks are still fishing well with lots of good-sized bream been caught at Warriewood, Avalon and Dee Why headlands. Lightly weighted peeled Hawkesbury prawns are accounting for the best fish.

Bream, whiting and dart are also in reasonable numbers off the beaches. Some good reports of these mixed bags coming from Palm Beach. Some mushed up pillies will help bring them on the bite.

Whiting are on the bite just up the coast so should arrive in good numbers soon. There are a few around so keep trying and you will get some. Our expert staff have made up some awesome whiting rigs to help you get the bites.

There have been some reports of jewfish and salmon coming from the beaches with squid, beach worms and pilchards as best baits.

Narrabeen Lake –

The lake is still closed to the ocean and sand dredging continues. The are still some good fish being caught in the lake. Try near the entrance around the dredging areas for flathead and bream. Pilchards and Hawkesbury prawns are our recommended baits for the lake.

Offshore –

Good schools of bonito and tailor were reported during the week. There is still quality-sized snapper being caught on the inner reefs. Trawley’s reef fished well during the week with snapper and trevally on the chew. Floating pillies and squid worked best.

The Flathead grounds off Mona Vale at the 40m mark are still fishing well. Best baits are half pilchards and mullet strips. Soft plastics are also working well.

Pittwater and Sydney Harbour –

Still reports of large bream in Pittwater during the week with fish over 40cm being taken. Try the McCarr’s Creek area around the moorings with our fresh Hawkesbury River prawns. Flathead are in good numbers on the incoming tide drift between Lion Island and Patonga.

Some large Kingfish are schooling early morning in the western bays of Pittwater. Use your light outfit for a better chance of hooking up but hang on once hooked.

The harbour has kings in good numbers up in Middle Harbour. Try around the entrance to Sugarloaf Bay and Sailors Bar. Some good fish have also been taken land based above the Spit Bridge.  Berley with pilchard cubes and fish with fresh squid strips or floating unpeeled prawns.



Premium whiting rigs (two pack) – $9.99

12’ Surf Rod combos from $79.99 (great value)

Shimano SW Stradic 8000 – $399.00 (One only – absolute bargain)