Fishing Report 23 December 2017
Weather for the weekend.
NE gusting 9 then in the early afternoon swings to an E gusting 23 by early eveing with some rain forecast. Max temp 33. Barometer 1007 dropping to 1000. Wave height 1.4m period 12.
NW first thing then early morning the wind swings to a SW gusting 17. Max temp 27. Barometer 1002 rising to 1005. Wave height 1.0 period 16.
SW gusting 8. Max temp 28. Barometer 1.6 dropping to 1.1 period 12.
Take the kids and have fun, lots of “Pecker action” and be mindful of Diamond Rays, there are a lot in the lagoon. Don’t be shy to put a big bait out for the Malabar Rockcod, Cob or River Snapper use a 3/0 or 4/0 hook. Best times for the big edibles is early morning and evening, if you are not staying in the park you must be out the gate by 10pm so this will give you a chance have a go at the big ones.
Biggest Diamond so far this week is 79.95kg (Ori), today being day 3 of North wind is a great time to target these giants. Lots of edibles been caught mainly Shad and Snapper Cob however in the mix of this a Dusky Cob of 6kg was landed. Lots of baby Hammer Head sharks are in the surf zone, please handle them with respect and release them as soon as possible i.e. don’t drag them up the beach pick them out of the water and remove the hook and pop them back into the sea, the Hammer head shark is under great pressure, if you want to swim a shark use another species.
Tuna and Couta are here at last. Our Charter on Wednesday boated 3 Tuna and dropped a Croc of a Couta, they also got some Morph Grunter, Snapper Cob and Square Tail Cob. Today’s charter is safely out of the mouth and the launch was according to the skipper (An Eventful one) a bit of scrumming was involved to clear the big sand bank near the stone wall. Sunday morning will be fun as there is going to be a que of boats waiting to go out.
News from the shop.
We are undergoing a massive exercise in the shop, we putting in a barcode system to speed up the point of sale and help us manage the stock.