At Port Stephens Black Marlin are the name of the game at present.
The Port Stephens Black Marlin of varying sizes are chasing bait on the inner reefs. A lot of anglers expecting to find the usual inshore run of 20 to 30 kilo’s fish are being beaten on light tackle by Blacks getting up to 80kgs. with reports of even larger fish too.
Sadly, I think mostly because of the weather, the offshore scene is bit of an unknown. A few boats have ventured out wide but not with any great success. Further South, around the Norah Canyons, the results are a little better though still not what we would expect at this time of year.
It will be interesting to see what happens over the next two weeks with many boats fishing the local tournaments here at Port Stephens.
If the weather doesn’t stabalise there will be an awful lot of boats on those inshore reefs.
I for one can’t wait to go out wide…