THE gutters in front of the Wamberal Surf Club continue to produce tailor and salmon. Despite the recent challenging conditions, ganged pilchards offered at high tide are bringing home the results. If preferring a feed of bream, hit the same gutters after dark with half-pilchards.
Anglers that ventured offshore found dolphinfish on the chew at the FADS and traps situated just inside the shelf.
Bottom bouncers have done well at The Peak with pan-sized snapper, morwong and nannygai biting on prawns, pilchards and squid strips. Large leather jackets have taken up residence at the Plonk Hole, and don’t forget the wire trace.
Mark Batrouni drifted the 35m mark off North Head for a mixed bag of morwong, pan-sized snapper and pinkies using squid, prawns and fresh yellowtail fillets.
Chicken gut and halfpilchards are tempting bream and flathead in Rose Bay, Point Piper and Shark Island, especially late afternoon into the evening. Bream are devouring live nippers and peeled prawns at Sow and Pigs on daybreak.
Ahmed and Abraham Salem got among the bream to 38cm using live nippers off the Cabarita Marina.
Tony Montana enjoyed a successful session off the third runway in Botany Bay. Live nippers gained the attention of the flathead and bream midafternoon. As the sun went down, Tony changed to live squid and tangled with mulloway to 87cm. Flathead are responding favourably to whitebait and plastics when drifting the middle of the bay.
Lilli Pilli baths has been fishing well for Tony Mathews who was chasing bream recently. Approaching the top-ofthe-tide, the bream weren’t co-operating, however salmon and Watson’s leaping bonito started busting up on the surface. Quickly changing to a 20gm metal, Tony landed a few of the bonito but then was stretched with a much larger strike. After a short battle, an impressive 6kg salmon was landed.