Fishing Report – 26 January 2024



The beaches are producing good sized surf bream as well as plenty of Tailor and Salmon. More reports of jewfish off the beach this week with fish up to 10kg taken on fresh squid. The whiting are still around in good numbers with beach worms being the optimal bait. Curl Curl, Dee Why and South Narrabeen are the pick.


Good reports of salmon and bonito coming from the rocks being taken on large metal spinners. They are a fair way out so a long cast is required. There are also a few large kingfish amongst the pelagic schools. Try Warriewood, Dee Why Headland and Curl Curl.

Narrabeen Lake

Once again, we are getting reports this week of quality jewfish being caught in the lake with the largest weighing in at over 15kg. Our NBT regulars are having success with the jewfish using our Hawkesbury squid.

We have enjoyed a large number of enthusiastic kids fishing throughout the school holidays. It is good to see the future of fishing is in good hands. They have been catching good numbers of flathead and bream and some reasonable sized fish being taken. Whiting are being taken at Wakehurst Parkway and Jamieson Park with worms being the best bait.


Long Reef wide, Esmarelda Reef and Broken Bay wide are all holding good sized snapper up to 3kg. Berley is a must and fresh local squid and whole pilchards fished in the berley trail are the best baits. Kingfish are on the bite at Newport Reef and white rock at Long Reef. They vary in size with quite a lot. By far the best bait is the green-eyed squid.

There are decent sized flathead on the 40m drift off Palm Beach Surf Club and off Mona Vale Hospital.



NBT regular John posted a PB jewfish whilst drifting in the channel off Avalon Sailing Club. He also caught flathead and snapper on the same drifts.

There are some good sized luderick being caught of the wharves with green weed being the best bait.

Large schools of kingfish are still in both Pittwater and Sydney Harbour at the moment. Charter operator Steve Windser reckons the bigger kingfish will be coming into the Harbour in the next week or so. He has been using our Hawkesbury squid and having great success on the kings. Unfortunately, some of his better fish have been lost to large sharks.

There are mixed schools of salmon, and bonito at West Head and towards Flint and Steel beach.

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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