Reef anglers rewarded
Boaties who worked the reefs in 60m-80m depths have found plenty of dhufish, which ranged from 5kg-15kg, as well as reasonable numbers of breaksea cod, pink snapper and skippy.
Schools of samson fish have been encountered in various depths and areas and there are packs of yellowtail kingfish at Maude Reef and Vancouver Reef.
Crews who managed to head to the shelf and beyond have reported plenty of hapuka between the 300m and 400m contours.
Southern Ocean hapuka are believed to be spawning at the moment.
Bigger catches of King George whiting have been coming from the inshore areas that feature clean water. Gull Rock, Caseys, Frenchmans, Goode Beach and Michaelmas and Breaksea islands were among the spots that produced Geordies this past week.
Squid are also in these parts, but most of the tasty cephalopods that were caught this week were small.
Surf fishers continue to catch salmon from the beach at Salmon Holes, Shelleys and Cables. There are still plenty of salmon along the coast and some tailor in the mornings and evenings at Nanarup and Bornholm.
Black bream were mostly caught in the extreme lower reaches of the King and Kalgan rivers after the recent influx of rainwater. Mulloway have all but disappeared in both the local systems.
Albany angler Spencer Clarke caught this 140cm mulloway at the Carnarvon blowholes.