A handful or two of jewfish caught offshore during the week. Photo: Yamba Fishing and Charters.
A handful or two of jewfish caught offshore during the week. Photo: Yamba Fishing and Charters.

GONE FISHIN’: Northern grounds prove fertile for fishers

FISHING activity has settled to a steady pace, but it is pleasing to see that there are still salmon on the move.

If you're looking for a change in pace try fishing for this species using very light gear and you can expect to have an exciting time.

Apart from that there are still a lot of jewfish, mostly in the mid-range size.

Most weighed in this week were taken on the northern grounds with the best of the bunch 11.9kg taken by Jake Gould of Iluka, using a lure.

Doug Snesby of Woombah also fished Black Rock and returned with several, the best 11.8kg.

And it is not just offshore where the fish are being taken.

Several good catches have been taken at Flat Rock on Pippie Beach.

Still offshore, Graeme Lockyer of Iluka scored a snapper of 6kg taken on a blue pilchard.

This should earn him a fine at his next Rotary meeting.

No flathead was landed in the estuary, but Cody Upton scored one of 4.5kg off Woody Head.

As expected bream brought smiles to the faces of many anglers.

Biggest weighed in was the 1.55kg catch made by Emerson Sangvan of Grafton who fished the Yamba breakwall.

Nick Kurt tried his luck in Oyster Channel and landed one of 1.15kg

And as indication of the range of varieties on the bite, Andrew Green landed a whiting of 446g at the Wooli wall.

 

FISH OF THE YEAR 2020

Species Weight (kg) Angler Species Weight (kg) Angler
Bream

2.146

2/4/20

Kevin Cook

Yamba

Jewfish

29.1400

5/3/20

Timmy Turtle

Currumbin (Qld)

Whiting

1.490

12/3/20

Zia Jordan

Wooli

Snapper

10.875

11/6/20

Dayne Bishop

Wooli

Flathead

7.200

5/3/20

Brett Lentfer

South Grafton

Pelagic

Spanish mackerel

27.500 7/5/20

Jasper Wearne

Minnie Water

Tailor

7.000

6/8/20

Mark Billen Iluka Bass

1.378

9/4/20

Gordon Burton

Lawrence

Blackfish 1.700 27/2/20 Jim Gardener Iluka Other edible species

Groper

8.600

30/4/20

Steve Pateman

Iluka

WEEKLY WINNERS

 

Species Weight (kg) Location Gear Angler
Bream 1.550 Yamba wall Rod/reel

Emerson Sangvan

Grafton

Whiting 0.446 Wooli wall

Rod/reel

Worm

Andrew Green

Wooli

Flathead 4.500 Off Woody Head Rod/reel

Cody Upton

Iluka

Tailor        
Blackfish        
Jewfish 11.900 Black Rock

Rod/reel

Lure

Jake Gould

Iluka

Snapper 6.000 Black Rock

Rod/reel

Blue pilchard

Graeme Lockyer

Iluka

Pelagic        
Bass        
Other edible species        


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