LARGE schools of tailor are patrolling the waterways throughout Broken Bay. Look for the birds to give away their whereabouts and spin with small metal lures, preferably in the 10g to 15g sizes.
Drifting past the last green marker buoy at Half Tide Rocks with fresh mullet fillets or whitebait is your better than average chance of a feed of flathead, especially if fishing during the outgoing tide.
Kingfish are pouncing on live squid down rigged around Scotland Island, Stokes Point and the Clairville Wreck. As a pleasant bi-catch, anglers have been tangling with a few spotted mackerel, trolling CD07 and CD09. Flathead are falling to whitebait and yakka fillets drifting between West Head and Lion Island.
Bream and tarwhine have joined the tailor and salmon along many of the northern beaches. Dawn and dusk remain the peak times with locations such as Dee Why, Curl Curl and Mona Vale all firing at present.
The rock platforms situated on the northern beaches are also fishing well for drummer to 3kg being snared on bread, peeled prawns and cunjevoi.
Chris from Narrabeen Bait and Tackle said the bream are also going off along many of the same platforms.
The snapper bite is becoming stronger on our reefs situated between the 40m to 60m mark north and south of Sydney. Half-pilchards or micro jigs used in conjunction with a constant burley stream is the preferred method.
Sydney Harbour has tailor, salmon and trevally on the prowl around Sow and Pigs, the Wedding Cakes and Old Man’s Hat. North Harbour is well worth a drift with whitebait as the flathead are on the chew. The odd spotted mackerel was taken on hardbody lures when trolled around The Spit.
Trevally are appearing in better numbers throughout Botany Bay. Try Molineaux Point, the Drums, the oil wharf and runways with light lines and peeled prawns and don’t forget to burley.