Fishing Report 29 March 2024

NBT Staff member Steve took a week off to fish off Hervey Bay. First fish of the trip was this 140cm longtail tuna. He’s back at work today saving for his next trip.


North Narrabeen, Dee Why, Bilgola, and Freshwater beaches are all fishing well for some nice sized surf bream, a few whiting, tailor at dusk, and some decent jewfish. We had two jewies weighed in at the shop during the week, both were over 10kg. Best baits are beach worms for the whiting and bream and fresh squid or mullet strips for the jewfish.


Some mixed bags off the rocks with bream, tailor, salmon and bonito in reasonable numbers and some good snapper out wide. Pilchards, metal lures and squid have accounted for most fish.

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

Narrabeen Lake

Try around the Ocean St bridge area for bream and flathead using either Hawkesbury prawns or half pilchards.

The flats along Wakehurst Parkway have also been fishing well for bream and flathead using prawns and beach worms.


There are plenty of dolphin fish out wide. Use small trolling lures or unweighted pilchards.

Some good snapper have been caught at Esmarelda Reef and Broken Bay wide. Most have been taken on fresh squid or fish strips.


Some good-sized kingfish around the 80cm mark have shown up around Stokes Point, Elvina Bay and the barges at Scotland Island. Very fresh squid or garfish are a must to target these fish as they won’t take anything else.

There are still some schools of bonito hanging around West Head – use a small metal lure for best results.




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