Fishing Report – 3 May 2024


 Junior Fishing Competition

Congratulations to the 140 kids who signed up and competed in our school holiday fishing competition. There were some excellent catches from the lake including several decent jewfish and numerous flathead above 45cm. It is great to see the high levels on enthusiasm from the kids and their passion for fishing. How lucky are we to have such a great aquatic playground to keep them occupied.


The water temps were still fairly warm prior to the rain. The whiting and bream are still around but in lesser numbers. Beach worms are the best bait to target these.

The larger surf made it difficult to fish the open beaches but we still had some reports of tailor and salmon on pilchards and the odd jew on fresh squid.


The larger swell has seen a quiet week off the rocks. There were plenty of luderick being taken at Turimetta Headland with the odd drummer in the mix as well.

Narrabeen Lake

As our junior comp entrants showed the lake is fishing very well at the moment. There is still a good, wide entrance and excellent tidal flow allowing the larger predators to come into the lake to feed and breed.

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.


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


The Mac Tuna are in really good numbers from the entrance of Pittwater up to the Cowan Creek entrance. They are feeding on small baitfish (eyes) so small 10g metals are required to entice a bite. They are great fun on light tackle.

There are some good autumn jewfish around and fresh squid is a must.




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