Flathead taken in upper parts of the Manning

Fishing correspondent Ian Pereira reports tailor and bream have been caught from the northern end of Crowdy beach while a few whiting have been bagged from the southern end towards Abbey’s Creek.
Fishing correspondent Ian Pereira reports tailor and bream have been caught from the northern end of Crowdy beach while a few whiting have been bagged from the southern end towards Abbey’s Creek.

THE Manning River continues to fish extra well for most species.

Flathead are being taken in the upper parts of the river. One angler trolling soft plastic lures picked up eight fish last Monday after launching at Taree West.

Bream are to be found in most parts of the system. A 40cm fish was landed in the area near the old Coopernook bridge on soft plastics

The oyster racks opposite Cattai Creek yielded eight fish with a luderick of 8kg the best.

Pelican Bay is full of bream and it is no trouble to catch a bag limit fishing around the racks.

On the wall bream are biting best the up-river end of the wall while luderick are being caught above the gantry on small yabbies in the day time.

Tailor and bream have been caught from the northern end of Crowdy beach while a few whiting have been bagged from the southern end towards Abbey’s Creek.

Outside results have been poor. A few snapper from both the northern and southern grounds and flathead on the drift have made up most of the catches.

Surface fish have disappeared for the time and the seas have been too rough to go out wide.