THE persistent north-easterly winds have calmed down.
When they blow in the afternoon they are only gentle breezes and consequently more boats are going out and fishing and catches have improved.
Good snapper to 5 or 6kgs have been boated from the northern grounds and plenty of flathead have been taken on the drift.
The beaches have started to form up due to the influence of the north-easters and some good fishing will be had in the next few weeks, which is great news for all anglers.
A 11.5kg mulloway was landed from Crowdy beach earlier in the week.
In the estuary mulloway to 12kgs are still being caught on live bait. Big kingfish are patrolling the wall at different times of the day.
Bream are still to be caught from the river wall and flathead are being taken from most parts of the river.
A tagged flathead was caught earlier in the week, making the fisherman the recipient of $120 a prize. There are still 24 tagged fish out there, including the $10,000 specimen.