GREENOUGH FIRST AND SECOND POINTS -
Tailor to 50cm most mornings and evenings.
Mulie and Gar fish baits have been doing most of the damage.
70 gram Maria Loaded stickbaits have been the best lure for the area this past week.
TARCOOLA BEACH -
Whiting to 30cm are being caught by anglers using 3 inch gulp worms.
Tailor to 45cm are firing just on dusk.
DRUMMONDS COVE CAR PARKS -
Tailor and mulloway from the end car park just as the sun falls.
BULLER RIVER -
For those how have braved the wind Buller river has produced tailor to 50cm and nice size bull herring and the odd shovel nose shark. Salted Mulies wrapped in bait cotton are the pick of the baits.
GREENOUGH RIVER -
Mangrove Jack to around 35cm are still on the bite with a few big cod to 60cm being found in the same areas.
Bream to 37cm are also being caught and giant herring have also made an appearance.
Devlin's pool has been hit and miss with some decent Bream to 35cm plus turning for those puttin in the hours.
CHAPMAN RIVER -
As more captures of mangrove jacks are being reported in local river systems it was only a matter of time before one fell to local angler Mathew Svenson, who managed to pull out a nice Mangrove Jack around the 40cm mark from the Chapman River new years day.
There is also a lot of Tarwine and black bream being caught, live mullet or coral prawns have been the pick of baits, lures of choice have been 60 - 80mm Daiwa Gekajibin vibes and squidgy 80mm wrigglers.
LOCAL ROCK WALLS -
Tailor to 40cm being caught mainly from the ocean side, taking ganged mulies and small metal slices just before sunset.
Small chopper tailor are plentiful on the inside of the marina walls with the schools feeding late into the night under the glow of the harbour lights.
Longtoms have been providing some fun for lure anglers, there are also plenty of herring and Skippy on offer when using burley.
Our good mate Sean has been fishing soft plastics around the harbour pens and walls nailing some good sized Cod of late, he has also lost some XOS Cod that are simply to be big to stop amongst the tight structure.
We have also had some local young gun anglers tell us of Mangrove Jacks they have caught while fishing close to the harbour mouth walls. They also showed us photos of 40 - 50cm Cod they had caught on half mulies.
SEAL ROCK -
Herring and Skippy are still about, prawn and squid baits have been the best baits to use.
MAIN CHANNEL -
We have heard rumours of a Sailfish seen free swimming near the channel markers.
There has also been schools of slimey and school mackerel hanging close to the markers.
5 MILE MARKER -
Solid schools of baitfish are hanging close to the marker with small Tuna and Mackerel feeding on them, there has also been a few of the dreaded north west blowies being a pain in the bum thru here.
Good customer Tony told us earlier this week that he had a great session last weekend catching Dhu fish up to 9kg not far from the 5 mile marker.
Lloyd our fishing manger went light tackle jigging out around the 5 mile boy earlier this week and jigged up Coral Trout, Pink Snapper and a Spangled Emperor.
PENSIONERS BANK -
Reports of Coral Trout to 60cm and Dhu Fish to 9kg for guys fishing soft plastics along the back edges and weed banks .
We have also seen photos of Spanish Mackerel to 12kg being caught along the 20 to 30 metre contour lines near the ships.
Halco 6m deep divers and Live Target lures have been the go to trolling lures these past couple weeks.
AFRICAN REEF -
Dhu fish to 10kg have been reported south of Big African also Coral Trout to 65cm have been caught on metal jigs and soft plastics out on the deeper edges.
Sothern Group is producing Dhu Fish to 12kg, Trout to 70cm and big Pink Snapper to 9kg schooling up over the flat coral.
Tuna and Mackerel are back at Wreck Point in numbers for those chasing pelagic fish.
IMA RO JIGS
Throughout Japan, there has been a new craze for inshore jigging for "Tachiuo" or otherwise known as a scabbard fish. Although there are still lots to learn about this type of fishing, it is already being considered as a sport game fish and like all lure fishing, results will vary dramatically depending upon the tackle and skill of an angler. The ima Ro series has been extremely effective because of its "centre balance" and holographic reflecting coloring combination. The standard jerk and fall method is the most popular method being used by anglers and with the assist hook eye that is positioned in the front portion of the body, a sure hook set is well within reach.
Action - The ima Ro series applies the usage of "centre balance" to create the wide erratic action when jerked. Instead of short quick pumps the Ro jigs have nice long darts though the water. The slim profile really allows the jig to slice through the water and flutter down on the fall. When cutting through the water there is not a lot of resistance felt making this jig a perfect match for even light tackle.
Ro's Color Lineup -Ima's colour line up has some hot colours that feature a strong purple basic with a holographic reflector. Ima's pro staff suggests regularly changing colours and mixing the sizes to always keep the fish feeding.
We stock 80 and 100 gram Ima Ros and have tested these jigs extensively in local waters, they have proven to be deadly on all our local fish species. Especially fish like Dhu Fish, Coral Trout, Baldchin grouper, Snapper, Sambos and Mackerel.
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