Fishing Report 5 April 2024


The current big wet will see things stir up in the lake and beaches next week so use the down time to get your fishing gear sorted.

School Holiday Junior Fishing Competition

We will be running a junior fishing competition during the upcoming school holidays. Entry is free for all school aged children. We will have three top-quality Daiwa and Shimano combos as prizes. More details and registration in store only.

Our fresh bait story

We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best possible baits available. Fresh quality bait is key to catching quality fish and fussy fish in heavily fished Sydney waters will ignore a bait that is not fresh or well presented.

We source the freshest Hawkesbury prawns direct from the Sydney fish markets. Our WA pilchards are the best quality that you can get. Our squid is sourced locally and is the freshest you can buy. We also have a big range of frozen baits and berley.


There have been some big jewfish caught during the week from North Narrabeen beach. Try around the Octavia St and Loftus St areas. Fresh squid and mullet strips are the best baits to use.

The same area has been fishing well for whiting and salmon as well with plenty of people getting a nice feed over the Easter weekend. Whiting are also in reasonable numbers at Dee Why, Collaroy and Queenscliff beaches – you will need good quality worms to get them on the bite.

Good sized surf bream and salmon came from Warriewood and Curl Curl during the week.


Warriewood headland, Mona Vale and Freshwater are all holding kingfish, large tailor and bonito. Small metal lures and fresh squid baits are best option to target these. Don’t forget your safety gear.

Narrabeen Lake

The lake should be opened again after the rain. This usually stirs up the fishing action. Target the entrance of the lake during the first few days of the opening for whiting, bream and flathead. Jewfish and large flathead will be hunting in the deep gutters near the entrance of the lake and natural baits like live mullet or fresh strips will get the results. Best times are early morning or on dusk.

Some good flathead have been caught on the drift between Jamieson Park and the boatshed using half pilchards and fresh Hawkesbury prawns.

On the Wakehurst Parkway side of the lake, some good bream have been caught around the weed beds using fresh prawns and Bait Junkie soft plastics.


Good snapper up to 3kg are being taken from most close in reefs such as Trawleys, Boltons and Newport Reef. Best bait by far is fresh local squid.

Large kingfish are in good numbers at Broken Bay wide and Maitland reef.



Kingfish are still around the barges at the back of Scotland Island.  Best baits are local squid, garfish or live yellowtail. Off Clareville some pan sized snapper, silver trevally and the odd kingfish were taken during the week.

Still good reports of bream in the McCarrs Creek bays.




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