Salmon is still an option
Surf fishers have been somewhat surprised by the number of salmon still appearing along the coast.
Big schools of salmon have been regularly turning up at Salmon Holes, but the 3kg-7kg fish have only momentarily been within casting range.
Shelleys has also been producing salmon as well as plenty of mixed-size herring.
Cables has had the odd salmon school appear and there have been tailor mixed in with the salmon at Nanarup.
King George whiting sizes have been smaller recently but numbers have been better through the inshore waters of Two Peoples Bay, Cosy Corner and Cheyne Beach.
Squid catches have been improving and there are loads of sand whiting, herring and skippy near Michaelmas and Breaksea islands, Gull Rock and Frenchmans.
Yellowtail kingfish between 5kg and 8kg were almost at the nuisance stage at Maud Reef and Vancouver Reef last week.
Skippy have also been labelled nuisances by some, while there are others who have had a tough time getting away from samson fish to 30kg.
The coral scattered along the 60m-90m depths has been fishing reasonably well for pink, red and queen snapper as well as breaksea cod of mixed sizes and dhufish.
The bigger boats that have managed to head to the edge of the shelf, and beyond, have scored grey-banded cod, bass groper and hapuka.
There have been whispers of recent mulloway catches from the King and Kalgan rivers.
Both are fishing fairly well for black bream, juvenile salmon and the odd herring.
Tailor and salmon have been caught off Nanarup.