Plenty of fish in the sea!

Plenty of fish in the sea!

What an awesome run of weather we are having for the offshore anglers.

All the rough stuff mid-week and near perfect conditions for the weekend.

This week is no different.

Tuna, tuna, tuna, from small school fish around that 10-12kg range, right up to 150-plus kilo.

Straight out in front of Port MacDonnell and back towards the lighthouse anywhere from 60mtr out to 120mtrs has been the most consistent area.

I have actually heard of more big tuna than the little ones, but I do have it on good authority there are plenty of small fish out off Beachport heading down this way.

A big congratulations to Simon Pignotti for joining the barrel club with a beautiful 100kg fish and also Daniel Mooney with a ripper just shy of 100kg.

The bottom fish out off the shelf really turned it on also with hapuka and blue eye up to 30kg.

It’s good to see fish coming from larger areas and not confined to two or three marks.

There is no shortage of gummy or school shark and again catches have been really spread out.

Out along that 100 metre line is fishing well as is outside the kelp beds from Flinty all the way down to the border.

Whiting numbers have been excellent this week and inside the Port MacDonnell breakwater has been consistent as ever.

From what most successful anglers have been telling me, move around until you find the fish.

If you get a couple and they go quiet, move! Typical is not it really, the more effort you put in, the bigger the reward.

Cape Douglas and Carpenters Rocks have also been fishing well.

Lots of salmon reports have been pouring in from the last few days and Lighthouse Bay, Canunda and the Beachport Salmon Hole are all fishing really well.

If you are lucky, you will find fish randomly all through the day, but the hot bite has mostly been that late arvo prime time.

Average size is up on the last few years and should improve further as winter approaches.

The mouth of the river was opened on Friday and is now down to normal height.

As is normal, it has been a bit quiet, but it will not take long to be back to normal.

I did see a photo however of five mulloway up to a metre and a healthy bag of bream that was suggesting was caught a day or so ago.

I’ll keep you posted on that one.

Until next week, safe fishing.

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