Good catches of fish have been hard to come by for the past week.
The water on the beaches and in the mouths of the estuaries has been very cold and could have something to do with the fish not biting well.
Up river, good catches of flathead have been made above the bridge at Taree and fish in the 1kg to 1.5kg size have been taken on plastics.
Down river fish have been scarce with only occasional catches of bream and flathead. Whiting have been biting better in the backwater at Harrington and down at Old Bar but catches have not been up to previous weeks.
Chopper taylor are on the beaches in the Harrington area but not many are legal size (30cm) this will change as they tend to put on length fairly quickly at this time of year.
No reports of jew have come in this week and we may have to wait until we get a nor-easterly blow to set-up the beaches and provide some good water for fish to hide in.