Fishing Report 16 December 2019
SW gusting 8 then during the afternoon it swing to an E gusting 8. Sunny with a max of 22, Wave height 3.2 -2.2 period 11 barometer 1018-1015.
High Tide 06.14Low Tide ----.
NE gusting 9 first thing them climbs till gusting 31 by the evening. Sunny with a max of 29. Wave height 1.9-2.1 period11 barometer 1014-1004.
High Tide 07.03 Low Tide 00.41.
NE gusting 28 swinging to a W gusting 8 around midday then in the afternoon it swings to a SW gusting 20. Partly cloudy with a max of 30 with some rain forecast in the evening. Wave height 2.1 to 1.9. Barometer 1000-998.
High Tide 08.03 Low Tide 01.31.
SW gusting 22 before settling to a SE gusting 8 in the afternoon. Cloudy with a max of 23. Wave height 1.9-1.7 period 8 barometer 1007-1010.
High Tide 09.19 Low Tide 02.32. Neap tide
Some very nice fish were caught in the lagoon as well as 2 unusual species, Dusky Sleeper and a Lizard fish. Some other species caught were River Bream, Cock Grunter, Honey Comb Ray, Square Tail Cob all of which were a decent size the lots of small Stumpies and Grunter. A decent size African or Long Fin Eel was caught I am not sure which one it was as the debate was not adequately concluded. Some very big glassies were caught not the size of a pack of 10 cigarette box but more like a pack of 50, these make ideal live bait. Here is another species an Estuarine Pipefish was caught in the lagoon, this fish is critically endangered.
Fishing on the beach was a nightmare as there was a very strong reverse current so strong that a ship was drifting in the current and came right into the bay. I have never seen the wash so strong and for so many days in a row. Good news is the South wind stopped the North South side was but now we have a fishable South North side wash the water colour is like strong coffee or ginger.
On Saturday we saw a boat coming in through the mouth although greetings were exchanged we did not establish if they caught, they came in about 4hrs before high tide and had plenty of water even in the channel that runs from the stone wall along the north bank.