It has been a series of ups and downs at Port Stephens for Ambition. Missing the first 3 weeks up there due to an engine failure and having to sit by the sidelines while the bite was running hot is not something I recommend either for the nerves or to appease frustration.
When we did finally got into action the bite had slowed somewhat. There were and still are plenty of small to mid sized Blacks around but you have to work to find them and put up with very crowded conditions . One day they are at Seal Rocks then at the Lighthouse or the Gibber, lucky ones or those in the know manage reasonable numbers while the rest work hard just to get a bite.
Fishing out wide has been complicated by the high temperatures and the speed of the current out there. Whether it is worth going out there to chase Blues is questionable but there have been some good sized Dollies taken as well as an unusually large number of Wahoo, good food fish at least.
With the Interclub competition on this week-end it will be well worth watching the results…