I have just completed my last charter at Port Stephens for this year though I might come back in August and give the Kingies a shot at Almark as well as try for an early season Striped Marlin too.
Out wide up here the water is still over 24 degrees, still running South and still with little life in it other than flying fish – but when that current eases allowing the bait to hold up anything could happen.
Inshore there are still Blacks showing up with the occasional Cobia to add to the mix on the inshore reefs. Closer in and even in the bay you can find Longtails, always exciting to catch.
The big news this week-end is the Sydney Game Fishing Club’s annual Peter Goadby Memorial Tournament which is always a great competition.
At this time of year off Sydney we catch the biggest of species and every year there are Blue Marlin over 200 kilo’s taken making the major prize of $25,000 for the biggest Marlin over 225 kilo’s quite attainable. Striped Marlin up to 150 kilo’s have been taken and quite often there is a run of big Yellowfin signifying the start of their run – always much anticipated.
So… the weather is looking good and you’ve got to be in it to win it.
Get that entry in ( available to download from www.sgfc.com.au)