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Plenty of inedibles being caught in the central coast

OUR huge annual clearance sale is here! Massive discounts on samples, soiled trade show stock, seconds, repairs and end of ranges are available – only at our 53 Hunter Street branch.

The sale runs from tomorrow (8-5pm), Friday the 8th (8-5pm), Saturday the 9th (8-1pm) and Sunday the 10th (8-1pm).

Masses of rods, reels and terminal tackle.

The summer fishing has been hot! The sand sharks have been the one of the main targets for our shore anglers, along with the bigger flatfish like the honeycomb or backbreaking thorntail.

The north coast has been blowing hot and cold with the varied conditions we are having. The northeast wind has not been cooling the water down as much as usual, so an extra day of proper NE wind has been needed to get the fish feeding.

Mackerel and redeye have been the most productive baits for most of the inedibles. Try make a bait with a lot of smell and scent. If the peckers are an issue, then wrap your bait with some chokka to make it last longer.

The gullies are fishing very well on the north coast with a host of species being landed. Prawns and chokka blob baits are the most successful.

The central coast has seen some good pompano and stumpies in the last few weeks. There are a number of baits that work for these fish, but it is important to focus on good bait presentation as they can be fussy feeders.

Chokka and prawn is a personal favourite bait, but crabs and sea lice work very well as well. Try a 4/0 size hook and a longer hook snood to keep it natural.

The central coast has also had plenty of inedibles with some large rays and sharks being caught. The deeper points have been productive as they allow the angler to get the bait into the deeper water. Mackerel has been the top producer.

The south coast has mainly been an edible fishing venue this past week. When the bigger seas come through, the south coast offers plenty of locations to duck away and find protection in the back bays and gullies.

There have been a host of edible fish coming out on both fleshy and prawn baits. Chokka, sardine and prawns are the three baits to have in your box.

There has been bream, kob and some decent stumpies down south so pack your medium tackle and go have a jol with the scratching fish.

There have not been very many inedibles on the south coast reported. Look at the beaches and points that allow access to the deeper water and launch a bait deep sea.

For the best in tackle and advice, pop into any of the seven Kingfisher stores, they are open 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

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