Lake Macquarie Game Fishing Club tournament a hit with anglers

Last weekend’s game fish tournament hosted by Lake Macquarie Game Fishing Club was a huge success with a great variety of game fish caught and even more tagged and released.

THREE'S A CHARM:  Karen Judd with local sand flathead.

THREE'S A CHARM: Karen Judd with local sand flathead.

The biggest marlin caught was roughly 172kg blue marlin and largest shark was a 460kg tiger shark.

Also caught were a number of dolphin fish up to and around 20kg.

Bottom bouncers were rewarded with a spectacular weekend on the water with best results coming from those targeting sand flathead in the 30m marks up and down the coast.

Bonito are also still about in numbers and can be caught trolling small lures close to rocky headlands and rocky features up and down the coast.

Lake fishos are still reporting good catches of squid but remember your bag limits as fisheries officers are keeping a close eye on this particular area of interest.

As reported earlier, the dolphin fish are starting to show up in numbers, especially around the local F.A.D.s up and down the coast with the F.A.D off Swansea holding good fish at the moment.

Best bet is to hit it early in the morning mid-week, as to avoid the traffic.

On the Water this Week:

TEMPS: good 22 degrees

Visibility: very good

Moon: Dark

Swell: low

Tides: high – 10am/pm

  • Cameron Judd is the President of Swansea RSL Fishing Club