Johno's Stockton Beach & Newcastle
Fishing Report - 03.10.00
, Johno here again.
along the expanses of the Stockton Bight has once again
schools are ever present, these fish have been taking
both baits and lures. Flathead have started to be more
prevalent along the beach. Bream and whiting are starting
to do the rounds in greater numbers.
Harbour and the Hunter River are providing good mixed
bags for those who can put the time in. The harbour has
good size bream and flathead, while further up the river,
bream, flathead and whiting are around.
Swansea channel and the lake have the same species doing
to a fellow fisho today, it was mentioned that two locals
"who know what they are doing" nailed two monster 'lizards'.
It was reported each fish tipped the scale at 5 kg. Nice
fish! My informant also mentioned he did nicely with the
'old witches' hat. Six keeper blue swimmer crabs. To add
to his catch, he jigged up two large squid.
to fish is fun, to catch one is a bonus! Johno
We have already started taking bookings for the Christmas
Pictured below: Paul and Phil baiting up on Stockton
Stockton Beach & Newcastle Fishing Report - 10.09.00
right - Johno, Kiwi Pete and Phil from Sydney
Pete wanted to fish.
He specified Land Base Game and then beach fishing for
the whole weekend.
morning with the winds still howling, we made a 5.30 am
start and headed towards our first location to fish the
deep waters of the bay.
hit the water on high tide and it soon became apparent
that the ' big stuff ' were somewhere else. We soon packed
up and moved back down the coast. We tried the south side
of Boat Harbour and no matter how much burlying we did
the result was the same , no fish!
It was now time to hit my favorite spot, 'Stocko' ( Stockton
Beach ). Pete was blown away by the magnitude and sight
of the dunes, then the beach as it opened up before him.
'Troopy' cruised with ease along the beach as we headed
towards Newcastle. Nine kilometres down I said to Pete
' this is it , this should produce the goods'.
set up camp , had a ' coldie' while getting the gear ready,
then sat back and watched the tide roll in.
about 4.15pm. I spotted a mass in the 'hole'. 'Grab your
gear ' I yelled! No
sooner than Pete's bait hit the water, the 'Wilson' rod
doubled over. What a hit !
wonder, the Salmon on the end weighed in at 4.5 kg. It
went straight back in, after a couple of photos. This
spot was hot. Not a fish under 3kg. We
practiced 'catch and release ' for the next couple of
hours . Only keeping what we needed.
Pictured right: Phil and Paul on the beach opposite
Johno and Pete's 'salmon hole'.
morning, 5.30am, first cast. Bang! Salmon again. 'Catch
and release '. That's what Pete did for the next two hours
the time he sat down for breakfast he was all fished out,
but his smile said it all ...
Further down the beach tailor to 40cm were being taken,
school jew ( just legal ) and bream.
Newcastle Harbour and the river were hosting bream. The
rock fishing scene has not altered over the past two weeks,
south of Newcastle .
to fish is fun, to catch one is a bonus!
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