FISHING WITH DAMIAN KERVES
THE gutters at Ettalong Point are holding salmon and tailor. Ganged pilchards offered on the high tide should get you among a few.
Fishing as light as possible has been the key to enticing bream and whiting into biting at the northern end of Paddy’s Channel. Live nippers or worms will also increase your odds, especially if presented during the incoming tide.
The deepest part of the Peak has kingfish to 1m grabbing knife jigs and live baits. North of the harbour is also fishing well for kingfish. Locations currently firing include The Wall, Mugs and Bluefish. All fish have fallen to live baits trolled mostly on downriggers.
Small plastics and micro jigs are tempting the school of kingfish working Shark Island and Neilson Park. Wahyu from Global Tackle also mentioned the trevally have grown in size along the northern side of Camp Cove and Bottle and Glass but you need to fish light.
The Ryde Bridge on the Parramatta River, is worth a try for bream, flounder and flathead. Chicken gut and mullet fillets are preferred baits, so too an outgoing tide.
Downrigging at North and South Maroubra will find kingfish. Squid are devouring size 2.5 jigs at Malabar, Little and Lurline bays.
Molineaux Point has kingfish pouncing on unweighted pilchards during the outgoing tide. Tony Montana drifted the Kurnell shoreline for a feed of bream, flathead and leatherjackets while using mullet fillets, chicken gut and prawns. Trevally are on the chew at Yarra Bay, while Bare Island has luderick and squid on offer. Tony Mathews secured a mixed bag of tailor, flathead and bonito while spinning with hard-body lures from the Cooks River breakwall.
Drifting off Bellambi, Abdul Saleh and Moey Afshale tangled with snapper to 55cm. Using baits of half-pilchards and slimy mackerel, the pair also employed a constant stream of burley.
Jacob Round, 5, caught his first ever fish, an impressive 45cm australian bass while fishing in North Pine Dam. Jacob wins this week's Rapala high-performance spinning reel.