Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

North Wall for Gamefish

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

North Wall for Gamefish

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'JUSTIN Timberlake caught a marlin off the North Wall yesterday, Pedro,' said Daren Ryan as I arrived at work the other day. 'And Kylie Minogue has been getting a few bass off the jetty as well,' I answered him.

After all a marlin of the North Wall would be a bit of a first, but to have Justin Timberlake catch it, the mind boggles.

Daren was almost right. Jason Timberlake, that's Jason not Justin, did catch a marlin off the North Wall, and there is a photo to prove it and he did have a bit of a song and dance about it as well. I would suggest that there are a number of schools of bait fish around at the moment and as the sea temperatures have shot up again, a number of marlin as well.

Oh, and if Kylie would like a few lessons on catching bass off the jetty, I would be only too happy to oblige.

We have a new species leader in the Fish Of The Year competition and a full card of entries too boot.

Corey Cannon of Coffs has taken over the bream section by just the barest margin. Corey dangled a line off the South Wall to land the winner, a very nice fish of 1.545kg, just taking over from Helmut Mundkowski by a bare .045kg.

The week's biggest whiting came from Boambee Creek with A. Mears of Sawtell swimming a lure. Yep, that was a whiting on a lure, a pastime that is becoming more and more popular and a pastime that is turning up good fish. If you would like to know more about catching whiting on lures just check with the team at Fishing Tackle Australia. The fish topped the scales at 565g.

Louis Fredricks of Coffs came up with the biggest jewfish of the week.

The 9.5kg fish was landed up at Sapphire, probably one of the best jewfish spots on the coast.

The mackerel section had a few entries this week, it's either a feast or a famine, in fact we had a dead heat. Kirstian Tower of Coffs and Lee Kirkman of Boambee both weighed in with a fish of 20kg. …

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