OFFSHORE fishing was the centre of attention for many anglers last weekend.
Fishing club weigh-ins reported mixed bags of flathead as big as three kilograms, snapper about the same size, and some teraglin jew.
These sorts of mixed bags will be more common as summer rolls on.
Stockton breakwall has been going a little nuts as many mulloway are enjoying the plentiful supply of food coming down the Hunter River.
The floodwater has carried with it some odd things.
One angler fishing under Stockton Bridge managed to land an eel tail catfish.
Whiting anglers have been enjoying the numbers of fish being caught on Stockton Beach and many of the other beaches in the area.
Sand Island and flats around Swansea Channel have been popular for whiting and bream.
Flathead have been caught using soft plastics in the southern part of Lake Macquarie.
Many boats have headed out from Nelson Bay in search of marlin, the area north of Broughton Island has been the most productive.
The marlin are not going to break any size records but what they lack in size they more than make up for it in numbers.
Small skirted lures and rigged garfish baits have also been doing damage.