Reds prolific along shelf
Boat limits of red snapper have been achieved in less than two hours along the edge of the shelf.
Hapuka were found out wider while the coral patches between 50m and 90m of water fished reasonably well for pink snapper, queen snapper, breaksea cod and dhufish.
King George whiting were caught in various depths and areas inshore.
The deeper parts near Breaksea and Michaelmas islands seemed to produce bigger Geordies, but in fewer numbers.
About one in every two King George caught in the sound and both harbours were size.
Squid catches have improved along the seagrass beds close to town as well as inshore waters out east and west.
Early morning has proven to be the best time to target salmon along the beaches.
Salmon Holes, Shelleys, Bornholm, Parrys and Ocean Beach were among the betterperforming spots for the 3kg7kg salmon in the past week.
Nanarup has also been producing salmon, however the fish there have mostly been smaller, and rarely bigger than 3kg.
Tailor have been coming on the bite at Nanarup at dawn and dusk. Herring are in very good numbers along most of the coast.
The herring in Denmark are apparently excellent size and in big numbers.
The beaches east of town have been fishing better for skippy than the local haunts.
Most of the rivers and inlets are discoloured after the recent rains.
Baits, including river prawns, yabbies and crabs, are producing better results than lures while the waterways are in their current condition.
Shelley Beach was one of the better locations for catching salmon last week.