Fishing Report 29 January 2018
Weather for the week
Day starts off with a NE swinging to an E by early afternoon gusting 23 by the evening. Max temp 33. Barometer 1009 dropping to 1000. Wave height 1.6 period 8
SW all day with a bit of rain forecast for midday, wind gusts up to 19 kts by the evening. Max temp 28. Barometer 1004 rising to 1009. Wave height 1.7 period 8.
SW gusting 13 in the morning, when the wind turns to a S the wind drops to about 9 and with the onset of the SE in the evening some rain is forecast. Max temp 27. Barometer 1010 dropping to 1006. Wave Height 1.6 period 8 moving to 15.
On Saturday during the kiddies comp the wind pumped and it was towards the end we started catching some little fish. The river was busy this weekend with the following been caught but nothing that made size, Cape Stumpnose, Cape Moon Fish, Spotted and Javelin Grunter, River Bream, River Snapper , Pickhandle Barracuda, baby Cob and some Eels, no flat fish though.
Diamonds and other flat fish are plenty and you don’t have to have Mac’s to catch them, it does help but they are even taking Sard bait, they coming into the surf zone to feed and feed they are. I have been asked by a few people on how not to catch them, the correct answer would be “Stay at Home” but clearly that will result in a dirty look, I don’t know, they have been caught in front of the shore break, edges of sand banks, on top of sand banks, in gullies etc. For the edible fellas there are Shad, Snapper Cob, Spotted Grunter and Pompanos to keep you busy and your belly full.
Apart from Tuna game fish were hiding away again after the false dawn from the weekend before. With only a small window on Saturday morning very few boats went out, this morning you could see the smash ups in the bay from the Country Club, typical for a Monday. Sunday is looking good for the monthly mug.
News from the shop.
We have no Mackerel until about the 12 Feb.
Monthly mug on the 4 Feb if the surf is up we will convert it to a River comp only. River boats can enter but will only be eligible for 3rdprize (first and Second prize reserved for the ski boats). Lines in 5 am cut off 2pm prize giving 3pm.