Fishing Report 19 January 2024

Narrabeen Bait and Tackle

Fishing Report – 19 January 2024


Happy New Year to all of our customers and visitors to Narrabeen. Thank you for your patronage throughout 2023 and beyond. We look forward to being of service to you again in 2024. Pop in and see us for all your fishing needs.


North Narrabeen saw a few good-sized jewfish landed during the week. Large soft plastics and fresh squid accounted for the bigger fish. There are plenty of large salmon in the surf at the moment as well. Fish with a pilchard on a gang hook.

Collaroy and Dee Why all have nice whiting in reasonable numbers. Beach worms fished on our custom whiting rigs are producing some great fish.


Warriewood, Dee Why Headland and Curl Curl all have been good for mixed bags of bream, salmon and the odd large kingfish. Plenty of berley will help bring the fish to you and a well-presented fresh squid bait will get you on the bite.

Squid in reasonable numbers have been caught of the rock platforms. We have a great range of Yamashita squid jigs if you want to try and target them.

Don’t forget your safety gear – boots and lifejackets (PFD) are compulsory.

Narrabeen Lake

Several reports this week of quality jewfish being caught in the lake. One NBT regular got three nice jews in one session using our Hawkesbury squid. The fish are up in the back part of the lake in and around the deeper holes. Peak times to target the jews are early morning or late afternoon-dusk.

After the recent rain the lake is a bit murky but is fishing well especially for flathead in the 40-60cm range. The flathead are spread throughout the lake – try Woolies carpark and Jamieson Park. The Wakehurst Parkway section has good whiting, bream and flathead with poppers and double clutch lures working really well on all three species.

Best baits are Hawkesbury prawns and pilchards.


The weather hasn’t been great for offshore fishing this week so not many reports.

Prior to the bad weather, Long Reef and Dee Why wreck were fishing well. The FADS were also producing some good sized dolphin fish.

Wider reefs had good kings with Green-eyed squid being the ultimate bait.

Flathead were on the drift at Mona Vale and Palm Beach in the 40-50m mark. Pilchards and fresh mullet fillets are the recommended baits.


There are large schools of kingfish in both Pittwater and Sydney Harbour at the moment. In Pittwater try around Stokes Point, Mackerel Beach and Elvina Bay all producing quality fish. In the Harbour try around Blues Point, Lavender Bay, and Rose Bay. Fresh green-eyed squid and small stick bait lures accounted for most fish.

There are mixed schools of salmon, and bonito at West Head and towards Flint and Steel beach. Schools of Bonito are also around the entrance of the harbour. Trolling small minnow lures is a good way of locating them. One located, small metal lures cast upwind and to the side of the bust ups will produce fish.

Quality bream are in reasonable numbers throughout Pittwater in the bays and rocky headlands. Fish light with fresh Hawkesbury prawns for best results.




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