Tourists finding great fishing spots all around Port Stephens

Craig and Brock with their jewfish at the Lemon Tree Passage boat ramp.
Craig and Brock with their jewfish at the Lemon Tree Passage boat ramp.


IT was a case of ‘First Time Lucky’ for father and son fishing buddies during their holiday break.

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Craig and Brock Beveridge from Bellbird (Cessnock) tried their luck drifting across a deep trench off North Arm Cove.

They hit paydirt, landing a respectable 5kg, 74cm jewfish.

“The local bait shop showed us the hot spots on a chart and their advice was spot on,” said Craig.

“Squid was the favoured bait. We also caught some sharks and a nice little snapper,” he added.

“We are staying at the local Holiday Park for a fortnight and will be out on the water most of the time.”

“We might even try our luck crabbing in Tilligerry Creek,” he said.

Reports of good hauls of mud crabs from the upper reaches of Tilligerry Creek, Oyster Cove and Limeburners Creek have been filtering in.

Currently, with the export market from Asia paying top dollar for this much sought after delicacy, Sydney wholesalers are asking as much as $90 for a 1kg crab mud crab.

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