The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WEATHER - DAMIAN KERVES

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.

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