Fishing Report 5 July 2024


Narrabeen Bait and Tackle

Fishing Report – 5 July 2024


Winter Trading hours

Mon -Tue       10am to 4pm

Wed – Fri        8.30am to 5pm

Sat/Sun          7.30am to 5pm


The weather has kept most people indoors this past week but a few of our regulars have braved the conditions to get their fishing fix.

There are still some nice bream about in the gutters on the larger open beaches. They are taking beach worms and half pilchards. Fish the tide changes for best results. Those fishing pilchards are also getting some nice salmon and the odd tailor.

One of our regulars has had some fun with small sharks (and the odd XOS model) fishing at the basin at Mona Vale.

For anyone wanting to try beach fishing, we have an ex-demo 3.7m beach rod set up ready to go for just $80. Retail value new would be $199 so this is a great entry level outfit at an affordable price.


The drummer are in good numbers off most of the rock ledges as are the luderick (blackfish). There are a few snapper around in close best fished light with fresh squid baits.

As always – Safety first ! We stock life jackets, clip on rock spikes, and boots.

Narrabeen Lake

The rain has made the lake go very brown again but is still fishing quite well. The fish are holding in the deeper sections of the lake with bream, flathead, blackfish, and the jewfish being taken recently.

Try around Wimbledon Ave, Jamieson Park, and the bridge on the main road.

Best baits are Hawkesbury prawns, mullet fillets, and worms. Daiwa bait junkies in the brighter colours are worth a try in the current conditions as are blades and vibes that attract the fish by their vibrating action.


Not many reports last week due to the conditions.


The trevally are still in good numbers in Pittwater responding well to a bread or pellet berley.

There are still some Kingfish about at Clareville wreck, Long Nose Point and around the Palm Beach Channel markers using green eye squid or Hawkesbury squid.

Bream are still biting in the McCarr’s Creek area and have been caught on our quality Hawkesbury school prawns.

For those who like to fish in the cold and dark, Hairtail are in reasonable numbers in the bays further up the Hawkesbury. Try Smiths Creek, and Cowan Creek as far up as Apple Tree Bay.

Rod and reel servicing

This is the time of year to get your fishing gear serviced. Reels need regular servicing to prevent corrosion and excessive wear and tear. Rods also need some TLC and we can replace broken runners and rod tips, or even fully restore an old classic rod.




Ex demo 3.7 m Beach rod ready to fish – $80 (RRP $199)

Bladerunner stainless steel filleting knife $24.99

New series Samaki Skitch rods – just $110