THE BIG news has been the changes to size and possession limits for mulloway that came into force on November 1.
The new minimum size is 70 centimetres and the limit is now two mulloway.
Beach anglers have been reporting nice mixed bags of whiting and bream being caught on Redhead and Stockton beaches.
Being mobile is a big help in covering bigger distances in search of gutters and holes that will hold fish.
Estuary fishing has been focused on flathead in the rivers and Lake Macquarie.
There's plenty of fish in the 50cm range with enough big fish up to a metre to keep everybody happy.
Whiting and bream have been having a field day in the lake feeding on prawns hiding in the shallow weed beds of Belmont Bay.
Surface lures like the Sammy 65 and the Suga Penn are ideal for the job.
For a different approach try using live worms fished over the sand flats of the channel.
This has been producing whiting bigger than 40cm and plenty of nice bream too.
Bass in Lake St Clair have been moving around the edges and sitting in only a few metres of water.
Purple has been the colour of choice.
Deep diving Jackall Chubby's have been working very well as well as spinner baits.
Surface lures pre-dawn and around dusk have also been very effective.