WE could not have written a better script for Father’s Day and many took advantage of the great weather.
Beach fishers have enjoyed good catches of bream using live worms on Stockton beach.
Jewfish have been another fish eating worms on the beach and most have been school-sized fish, however, there has been the odd bigger fish about on the beaches.
The inshore reefs off Newcastle and south of Swansea have been fishing well for snapper and trevally.
If you are going to head wider you can be sure to run into some leather jackets.
There has been some nice snapper caught around Broughton Island.
Finding areas that are holding bait fish has been the key to finding bigger predators.
Pelagic fishing has been focused on yellowtail kingfish with a few albacore tuna.
Yellowtail kingfish have been on the go at All Mark Mountain off Nelson Bay.
Knife jigs, live baits and big soft plastics on big elevator heads have been working well.
Trolling lures has been the best method for locating tuna.
Bass season has now opened for the rivers and early reports have been very encouraging, so break out the yak and hit the rivers.