It has been a tough year for our Environment and Water courses on Mid North Coast with continuing Drought and more recently Bushfires all around us.
Mid Coast Council has just introduced Level 4 WATER RESTRICTIONS
THERE IS A TOTAL BAN on all outdoor Water Use including Public Areas and that includes our Fish Cleaning Facilities.
However, we have provided buckets at our Cleaning tables which allows the filleting and cleaning of Fish using Saltwater and Warren and I are still here to provide advice and help you to prepare your catch for the frying pan!
The WHITING are around in reasonable numbers this year but so far are only taking bait. As the water temperature rises they will start attacking the surface poppers and small hard bodied lures-
FLATHEAD have moved to the lower reaches of the Lake in big numbers. There have been a lot of reports of broken lines as some of the larger fish grab the bait and head into the oyster leases. In recent weeks a number of larger FLATHEAD have been caught.
Some Anglers are being surprised to hook into a big KINGFISH which have taken up residence in the Lake recently.
Blue Swimmer crabs are so plentiful, it’s not surprising many are being caught up on fishing rod bait!
Other species, BREAM, TREVALLY, FLOUNDER, and TAILOR and LEATHERJACKET to name a few are regularly caught in Wallis Lake and make for a nice mixed catch of fish.
The Prawns will run early Xmas holiday period for about seven days roughly. This will entice the fish to become more active especially the WHITING.
As well as Fishing in Wallis Lake there are many other great activities such as SWIMMING, SNORKELLING and PICNIC AREAS to enjoy.
In our shop we have a comprehensive range of snorkels, aqua shoes, sun hats, sunscreen lotion and sunglasses, the NEW RANGE of BARZ OPTICS is really worth a look!
COME AND VISIT US AT BLUE PETER BOATSHED, WE WILL LOOK AFTER YOU ON WALLIS LAKE!!
REMEMBER WE SELL LIVE BEACH WORMS AND FROZEN FISHERMAN PACKS RIGHT THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS.
BLUE PETER BOATSHED will be closed Christmas Day (25th Dec;) and Boxing Day (26th Dec;) this Year and will re-open 8am Friday 27th Dec 2019
While I don't want to discourage tourists to beautiful Wallis Lake, it is important visitors to the Great Lakes understand that Mid Coast Council have introduced a Level 4 Water Restriction during our Drought period.
Our Boatshed is complying and we have appropriate measures in place and lots of signage explaining the content of these restrictions.
Please see the below provided by Mid-Coast Council to ensure you fully understand the current restrictions in place.
Click below to view the full PDF version of this document or go to https://www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Water-Services/Managing-Water-Use/Water-Restrictions
This information has been taken from the Mid Coats Council Website www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au
Owner Warren Nixon