The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SUNDAY FIT - WITH DAMIAN KERVES

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.

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