Clear and crisp days of casting
  |  First Published: July 2017

Isn’t this time of year awesome? Clear, crisp days and plenty of fish biting. We have had some great fish coming through the shop over the last few weeks, especially tailor. The largest weighed in at 2.7kg and was caught by Cliff ‘Bear’ Andreassen. He caught this fish off the bluff using pilchards, and he caught plenty of smaller fish as well.

The headlands have also been seeing nice GTs up to around 5kg, mostly taken on lures and whole pilchards.

However, the catch of the month goes to Stuart Monahan from the Gold Coast who landed an 18kg Spanish mackerel off the Woody Head rocks. There have only been a few mackerel and tuna around. With the water temperature near 21.5°C and dropping, this won’t be for much longer. Chris Berkley weighed in a 12kg longtail caught on slimy mack down south around the Angourie grounds.

There have been some awesome flathead seen on the open beaches and river with many weighed in over the last few weeks, like Mitch Cristini’s 2.6kg cracker caught around Browns Rocks on soft plastics. We are starting to see great luderick coming through with a 1.4kg fish caught by local Dan Pianta on black weed around the main wall recently.

Bream sessions have been good with decently sized fish caught, but it’s still a little early. Ron Finlayson caught a whopper off Iluka Beach at 1.4kg using beach worms recently. There have been reports of mulloway chasing the schooling mullet and big fish are being caught in all the usual spots. There have also been nice snapper numbers around Woody Head and the Black Rocks grounds.

• For all your fishing needs and up-to-date information and tips for spots and fish, drop into the shop for a chat. Iluka Bait and Tackle is located at 3 Owen Street, Iluka NSW 2466. Give us a call on (02) 6646 5217 or 0402 997 572. We are available online at www.ilukabait.com.au, or you can visit our Facebook page.

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