Fishing Report – 3 November 2023

Beach and Rocks –

Some big seas during the week should stir up the action for beach and rock fishing.

A few good salmon are being caught at Warriewood and Mona Vale beaches. Some whiting and bream are being caught at South Curl Curl and Long Reef beaches.

A few reports of mixed bags from the rocks with snapper, tailor, trevally, and kingfish being taken before the swells came up. Use plenty of burley to get them on the bite. Squid and pilchards are accounting for most catches.

Narrabeen Lake –

The lake is still closed to the ocean and sand dredging continues. Despite this, we are still getting good reports of bream and flathead. One of our young clients caught a 62cm near the Pittwater Rd bridge using half pilchards.

Other spots to try are around the Jamieson Park area, Deep Creek, and the Wakehurst Parkway area.

The picture above shows some interesting channels being formed from the dredging.

Offshore –

There are still plenty of quality-sized snapper and kingfish being caught on the inner reefs.  Tailor and trevally are on the bite at some of these reefs. Try Boltons, Newport Reef, or Trawleys. Again plenty of burley is required to get them on the chew. Best baits are green eye squid and tuna fillets.

Pittwater and Sydney Harbour –

The surface action continued during the week in both Pittwater and the Harbour with both tailor and salmon and some nice kings taken from the larger bays on the western side of Pittwater.

In the harbour, kings are in good numbers around Rose Bay but there re plenty of rats in the schools around the 65cm range. Salmon and tailor are in the same schools so plenty of fun to be had on light gear.

Almost all fish have been taken on fresh squid strips or floating unpeeled prawns.

Flathead and some flounder are still around on the drift at McCarr’s Creek, Sand Point and the western side of Scotland Island. Soft plastics and fresh mullet strips have been doing the damage.


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