Fishing Report – 2 February 2024

Well there goes the first month of the new year and what a great fishing month it was especially for all our young anglers on school holidays and visitors to our beautiful Narrabeen area. We had a very busy month in the shop and sincerely thank all our customers for your patronage. Here’s what was being caught in the past week.


Whiting and bream are in reasonable numbers around the South Narrabeen to Collaroy section of beach and should be an option on most beaches at the moment.

Some good reports from Dee Why beach where some nice bream and flathead were landed this week. Beach worms are the best option if targeting whiting and bream off the beaches.

As the light fades at the end of the day there are plenty of tailor and salmon in the surf as well. Fish with a pilchard on a gang hook for best results.


NBT staff member Mitch has been doing well with the bonito off the rocks fishing some of the southern rock ledges. Jig style lures are working well versus traditional baits.

North Narrabeen has fished well for both tailor and salmon as has the point at Collaroy. WA pilchards are the best bait.

Some nice bream have been caught at Turimetta and Warriewood headlands using prawns and pilchard pieces. Berley well for best results.  There are a few XOS kings lurking around the headlands as well.

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

Narrabeen Lake

Again this week we have had several reports of quality jewfish being caught in the lake. Some large bream have also been taken in the Jamieson Park area – most on worms and Hawkesbury prawns.

There are still plenty of whiting and flathead being caught with vibe style lures working well on the flathead and worms being the preferred bait for the whiting.


Snapper are showing up at Boltons reef as well as Esmeralda reef with reports of fish up to 4kg. Use fresh squid and mullet strips for best results.

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.

Some good kingfish have been taken at Newport Reef and also Long Reef with squid being the number one bait.


Kingfish are moving in around the West Head – Barrenjoey/Palm Beach with several fish around the 80cm mark being captured during the week. Best baits are local squid or live yellowtail.

Some good reports of bream coming from the Basin and Morning Bay with fresh Hawkesbury prawns being the best bait.





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