IT'S the time of plenty as summer draws to a close.
Lake Macquarie has hit its straps with plenty of squid around Murrays Beach and the drop over. Flathead bigger than 70 centimetres have been caught using squid heads in the areas where the squid have been caught.
Whiting and bream can still be found on the sand flats using live worms for bait.
Beach fishers have been reporting some nice tailor and flathead on Stockton Beach.
Dawn and dusk fishing trips have been working best.
Horseshoe Beach is producing some nice whiting on live worms.
Mud crabs have been moving in the upper Karuah River towards Allworth.
Offshore fishing has been all about game and sport fishing.
The NSW interclub game fishing competition has fished day one and two of its four-day comp.
Marlin seem to be hit and miss, however yellowfin tuna have been found well offshore in good numbers.
Dolphin fish have been found in good numbers and size around the FAD off Newcastle and Nelson Bay.
Allmark Mountain had 26-degree water, which will be great if it moves in closer.
The start of the long tail tuna run is upon us with a couple of big fish being caught in Nelson Bay.