Fishing Report 30 May 2024



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Some good reports from the beaches during the week with bream, dart and good-sized flathead all being caught. Pilchards and worms are the best baits to try.

Late afternoon and early evening is a good time to fish for tailor, salmon and the chance of a mulloway. Pilchards for the salmon and tailor and fresh squid for the mulloway.

There are a few winter whiting around and they are good sized – fresh beach worms are the best bait.

Best spots to try are South Narrabeen to Collaroy, Fisherman’s Beach, and Dee Why.


Good size luderick and drummer are starting to show up in good numbers at most of the local rock ledges. We recommend trying Warriewood, Long Reef, and Mona Vale pool.

As always – Safety first !

Narrabeen Lake

The lake was quite dirty last week and didn’t fish so well. It is clearing up again and flathead are still in good numbers at Jamieson Park, Berry Reserve and Wakehurst Parkway. Best baits were Hawkesbury prawns, mullet strips. Best lure is the Daiwa double clutch.

There are plenty of small bream around the Ocean St bridge area with the odd larger one in the schools.


Some good fish were taken during the week with healthy catches of snapper, kingfish, trevally and flathead. Try Long Reef for the snapper and Newport Reef for the kingies. Again, quality squid baits and plenty of berley will give you the best chance of getting a feed.


There are still good-sized mixed schools of bonito, tailor, and salmon in Pittwater. They are moving around the system between West Head and Scotland Island so look out for the birds working or sitting on the surface. Use small metal lures (10-20g) cranked fairly quickly.

It is also worth dropping a bait or jig under the schools as there are other decent fish feeding on the scraps.

There have been a few kings of reasonable size caught at Mackerel Beach and around the barges at the back of Scotland Island. Our Hawkesbury squid and green-eyed squid are a must if you want to get amongst the kingies as they are turning their nose up at live and other baits.

Hairtail are starting to show up in the bays further up the Hawkesbury. Try Smiths Creek, and Cowan Creek as far up as Apple Tree Bay.




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