Perfect fishing weather graces Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

IT’S been a long time coming but we had a weekend of fishable weather.

Many boats took the opportunity to head far and wide.

Seal rocks was high on the list of many and it was worth the trip.

Snapper in the six-kilogram bracket were caught around Edith Breaker.

There have also been some good snapper around Broughton Island and off Boat Harbour. If you are looking for something a little closer to home, the reefs off Redhead have been producing some pan-sized snapper and bream.

Now is the time to be heading out to the 500-meter line in search of bass groper and other deep water species.

There was a number of blue marlin out there last week, no doubt looking for a jellybean yellowfin tuna.

Lake Macquarie has benefited from the winter season with some nice pan-sized snapper around Pulbah Island.

Once again finding bait fish has been key.