Fishing Report 22 December 2023

Beaches -

North Narrabeen, Collaroy and Dee Why all have nice whiting in good numbers now. Beach worms fished on our custom whiting rigs are producing some great fish. There are some large salmon and tailor also being taken late in the afternoon and into the evening. We have some lovely beach rod combos starting from $99.00. Come in and talk to our team about a great beach rod/reel set-up plus all your beach fishing tackle needs.


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

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

Narrabeen Lake

The lake continues to fish very well and the recent few days of rain and the big morning high tides will most likely improve the fishing in the next week. Plenty of quality whiting are being caught down around the Ocean St bridge and the Pittwater Rd bridge area. The Wakehurst Parkway section has good whiting, bream and flathead with poppers and double clutch lures working really well on all three species.

Flathead are being caught in good numbers around the Jamieson Park area with pilchards and Hawkesbury prawns being the best bait.


Some excellent reports of good-sized snapper on most of the close in reefs such as Newport, Trawleys, Dee Why wreck and Long Reef. Best baits are squid and pilchards with plenty of berley needed to get them on the bite.

Solid kings are still on the outer reefs – try Broken Bay wide, Esmarelda, or the 12-mile reefs. Green eyed squid are the best bait.

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


More good reports of decent kingfish in Pittwater with Stokes Point, Mackerel Beach and Elvina Bay all producing fish with average size around 80cm.Fresh green-eyed squid and small stick bait lures accounted for most fish.

There are mixed schools of salmon, bonito and tailor at West Head and towards Flint and Steel beach. Trolling small minnow lures is a good way of locating them.

Bream are in reasonable numbers around Rowland Reserve and Bayview. For best results use plenty of berley and fish light with Hawkesbury prawns.




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