Hooked on Camden Haven with Kate Shelton

Cam Perkins, a local angler from the Mid North Coast, proves lures can be deadly. Check out this mulloway he landed rock fishing!

DESPITE challenging weather, the annual Lake Cathie Fishing Club’s Charity Fish Auction reeled in a wave of success.

Anglers braved the elements and came through with a fantastic haul of fish for the auction, including mulloway, bream, whiting, and flathead.

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The proceeds will benefit both Marine Rescue Camden Haven and the Lake Cathie Rural Fire Service.

Camden Haven fishing for luderick has been hot this week, anglers are reporting terrific catches, often reaching bag limits, around the breakwalls.

Green weed, cabbage, and weed flies are all working wonders, and the good news is that both tides seem to be producing fish.

Despite cooler water temperatures, flathead remain a viable target with decent numbers and quality still being reported.

Bream fishing continues to be productive, offering opportunities both day and night.

After dark, strip baits and mullet gut are the go-to options, while soft vibes remain a deadly lure choice for those who prefer artificial bait.

Rock fishing anglers targeting drummer can expect consistent catches.

Look for ledges with minimal sand in the water and keep a steady stream of berley going.

Both morning and evening sessions are producing good-sized bream, with tailor strips being the preferred bait.

For anglers who managed to head to sea this week with the break in the weather, enjoyed success with snapper catches closer to shore.

The Hastings River continues to be a haven for flathead enthusiasts, with reports of fish being caught throughout the river.

Luderick fishing has picked up at the breakwalls, with some nice catches around a kilo reported throughout the week.

Bream are also active, both near the breakwalls and further upstream, with evenings offering the best results.

Mulloway hunters may not be landing the giants yet, but there have been plenty of school-sized fish (around a metre) caught near the Coal Wharf and Northern Breakwall.

Rock fishing enthusiasts are also having success, with tailor catches reported at virtually all headlands.

While most fish are on the smaller side, anglers venturing further south have landed some impressive tailor exceeding two kilograms.

Drummer are also consistent, with Queens Head boasting excellent catches and numbers increasing around Port Macquarie’s various ledges.

Bream fishing after dark has been reasonable near the Lighthouse. Beach anglers are enjoying consistent hauls of bream and tailor, with both Lighthouse Beach and North Shore Beach in Port Macquarie reporting good catches.

Rough seas kept offshore anglers on land last weekend, but good news a break in the weather is expected next week.

If you manage a mid-week day off, consider targeting snapper and pearl perch.

Look for them in depths ranging from 30 to 50 metres off Point Plomer.


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