Newcastle and Lake Macquarie winter fishing scene off to a great start

ANGLERS all along the coast have been enjoying excellent fishing as our summer fishery hangs in and the winter fishery makes a great start.

Things like 25-degree water temperatures offshore have kept things firing at the FAD’s for dolphin fish as well as striped tuna and marlin.

Long tail tuna have been a common catch by anglers fishing from the rock ledges between Nelson Bay and Forster and by boat off the little gibber.

Snapper have started to move inshore with some nice fish being caught around Broughton Island.

Anglers looking for bream have been finding plenty of fish in the lower reaches of the rivers and estuaries.

The bream have been also following the schools of mullet as they move along the beaches.

Luderick have started moving downstream to Stockton break wall.

Beach fishers have been enjoying some great tailor fishing with some fish around 60 centimetres and 3 kilograms.