Port Stephens was pretty quiet last week-end but what was there were quality fish with several Blue Marlin and quite a number of good sized Dollies being taken,one we caught was well over 20kgs. which together with the 80 kg. Black Marlin and the Blue of around 200kgs. made for a great day’s fishing.
Interestingly the current out wide has slowed considerably but the temperature is still high with the fish we caught being in 27 plus degrees. Also, all the Dollies we caught were full of very small fish namely leatherjacket, green toads and the strange looking Turret fish, it’s hard to believe any of these would have any nutritional value.
In close the water is much cooler and the Blacks hard to find but there has been the occasional bright spot with local knowledge and perseverance being the key.