Anglers reel in good catches in estuaries
THERE was some great weather this past week and, despite the cold, plenty of anglers have been getting out to wet a line.
Our local estuaries have been worth a fish with a mix of bream, flathead and whiting.
You will find some nice bream on the Shorncliffe
Pier but you will need to fish around the pylons as this is where the bream are holding.
Fish a little bit heavy, use a bit of berley and fish in the shadows for the best results.
The mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek is good for a few flathead and some bream in the deeper holes.
The same applies for Nudgee Creek with a nice run of pan size flathead here.
If you are chasing a feed of diver whiting try the stretch from Newport waters across to the front of Scarborough Boat Harbour.
The fish have been here for a few weeks now and it is a good option, after you have snuck around the front of Scarborough, to try for a few bream and tailor.
Across the bay good numbers of whiting can be found in front of the Sand Hills where the fish have been just off the drop off.
Do a few drifts to find where they are then try anchoring to stay on the school.
A few anglers are starting to pick up the odd school mackerel around the beacons but at this stage most are a bit on the small side.
If you are heading offshore the southern Moreton reefs are producing better than the northern end, with both the shallows and the deeper areas good for snapper and pearl perch and also for the odd kingfish.
Out off the Sunshine Coast, places like Wide Caloundra have been hit and miss.
Of late it seems to produce better on the afternoon tides for the snapper and pearlies, while the top of the reef fishes okay during the day for a few small parrot and sweetlip.
While the beaches of northern NSW are kicking into gear with the tailor, they are still patchy up this way.
That’s fairly typical for around now and the next full moon in August is when we tend to see the better numbers of tailor start coming through.