Summer is here again! and with it comes warmer waters and changes with some fish species and their habits.
This year the water is very clear making the fish quite shy and easily spooked. Fishing close to or even into the oyster leases will improve the catch as this is where the fish shelter during the day.
Early morning or late in the day, in the lower light times, are more productive as the fish move out from their shelter into open waters.
This season has seen some schools of very big TREVALLY and if hooked on your light bream gear will test your fishing skills to the fullest.
Once again the SAND WHITING have arrived in big numbers, their favourite bait is Live Worms which we generally have at the Boatshed.
FLATHEAD are being caught regularly on Whitebait or Mullet strips, but now the water has warmed up they are taking the soft plastics much more readily.
If the kids are keen to get out and catch a fish or just have a swim we have a comprehensive, coloured map of the Wallis Lake and can direct you to an excellent fishing or swimming spot.
Blue Swimmer Crabs also become very active during the Summer and can be caught in Witches Hat nets set away from the main boating channels.
The prawn run will start around January 10, and should provide some good hauls for about a week from that date.
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EASTER, 2016, and the School Holidays following in April, are almost here and the weather at Wallis Lake, Forster, is continuing very warm and sunny and just ideal for Boating and Fishing.
FLATHEAD have gone off the bite with the change of season but can still be caught in the Breckenridge Channel of Wallis Lake
WHITING & BREAM are still very active with larger Whiting coming in from the ocean. The water temperature is still high.
LUDERICK (Blackfish) are coming on the bite and can be caught on fresh green weed. The Luderick season is shaping up to be the best for many years.
There is a great presence of very tasty Blue Swimmer Crabs in the Lake also. They can be easily caught using witches hat nets on the shallow sand flats.
A number of KINGFISH have been seen in the Lake and seem to be most active at the turn of the tide, top or bottom.
Other varieties such as Trevally, Leatherjacket and Sole can be caught using a variety of Bait that we sell here at BLUE PETER BOATSHED. Live worms should be available over the Easter holiday season along with a good range of Tackle, sun hats, sunscreen and All your boating needs.
Drinks, snacks, ice creams and ICE are also available. Our fishing advice and detailed coloured map is invaluable!!!
We are open from 8am to 5pm daily with extended hours over the coming Easter and School holidays so come and see us at 95 Little St
With the cooler weather and crystal clear water, we are having the best BREAM Season ever, many bream are 40cms plus! Floating fresh mullet strips or prawn bait as close to the oyster leases as possible should get some positive results.
With the unusually warm water for this time of the year there is still some very good FLATHEAD about. Once again mullet strips are good bait for FLATHEAD.
LUDERIC (black fish) are just beginning to appear in the lake at the moment, so if you are travelling up from Sydney it may pay to bring some green weed with you.
HUGE KINGFISH have been spotted chasing schools of baitfish in Breckenridge Channel. At Blue Peter Boatshed, we have a good range of frozen Bait and live worms and all the tackle needs for fishing Wallis Lake and Surrounds.
Do drop into our Boatshed at 95 Little Street, Forster and catch up with all the Fishing Advice, hot spots and tidal information. Besides the great taste of fresh fish, there are also so many health benefits for including fish regularly in our diets.
Late Summer is a good time to fish at Wallis Lake.
The WHITING are still around in numbers as the water temperature remains warm they are still attacking the surface poppers and small hard bodied lures- great fun!
Live and frozen worms (which you can purchase from Blue Peter Boatshed) ensure a great catch of Whiting.
Look for the Live Worms Flag on Little St, Forster
The FLATHEAD have moved to the lower reaches of the Lake in big numbers. Where there have been a lot of big female Flathead, generally you’ll find a number of males in the vicinity and these make good catches.
Other species, BREAM, TREVALLY, FLOUNDER, TAILOR and LEATHERJACKET to name a few are regularly caught in Wallis Lake and make for a nice mixed catch of fish.
TREVALLY do put up a good fight and are very good eating when cooked fresh.
The Prawns will run in about ten days time after the full moon tonight (17/3/14) for a period of eight to ten days. This will entice the fish to become more active especially the WHITING.
This Summer has been a record year for Blue Swimmer crabs and they are still around in large numbers.
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, beach toys for the children, sun hats, sunscreen and sunglasses.
remember WE SELL LIVE BEACH WORMS AND FROZEN FISHERMAN PACKS RIGHT THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS
There was a burst of Spring weather earlier in the season and then we saw a return to wintery conditions and cold sea water currents.
Large FLATHEAD can be seen laying around in the shallows soaking up the warmth from the sun. We should soon be getting warm sea currents from the north which will activate the flatties and get them biting.
BREAM and TREVALLY are being caught in around the oyster leases and will increase in numbers as the water temperature increases. There is a late run of BLACK FISH (LUDERICK) and they are very nice eating indeed.
The Summer run of WHITING should commence soon and we have a continuous supply of Live Worms which will guarantee a nice catch of WHITING. These fish are great fun caught on poppers or small soft plastics, also available for sale at Blue Peter Boatshed.
Warren is more than happy to demonstrate their rigging and use off our deck. He can assist with any other fishing or boating advice you may need. Most of the islands in WALLIS LAKE have beach areas around them and these are ideal spots for relaxing family picnics. These shallow spots are a great place to throw a line out and catch some WHITING.
Our BLUE PETER boats are well equipped family sized boats and we supply a comprehensive map of WALLIS LAKE, fishing gear hire, if required, and will have the latest Fishing information available for you. Learn More
Well we certainly have had a cool, wet start to Summer. With the different weather pattern so has the Fishing been a little different.
The WHITING are around in huge 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; great fun!
With the rain water flushing down the rivers the FLATHEAD has 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.
If you like a feed of LEATHERJACKETS, a slow trickle of burley fed out along the edges of the oyster leases will bring many of these fish to your boat and hopefully your baited hook.
Other species, BREAM, TREVALLY, FLOUNDER, and TAILOR to name a few are regularly caught in Wallis Lake and make for a nice mixed catch of fish.
If fishing isn’t your choice of activity on the Lake there are many great SWIMMING, SNORKELLING and PICNIC AREAS to enjoy.
We have a comprehensive range of snorkels, aqua shoes, beach toys for the children, etc; as well as our NEW PICNIC HAMPERS, ideal for our boats and kayaks but enjoyed anywhere!!
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Spring 2011 has been late arriving and with that normal fishing patterns have been different.
The FLATHEAD like the weather and the water a little warmer but can still be taken in the shallower areas where they will be soaking up the warmth from the sun. As soon as the water temperature rises a couple of degrees the FLATHEAD will become much more aggressive and will begin to attack the soft plastics and lures.
There have been some nice BREAM around the oyster leases in the lower end of Wallis Lake. These fish will take most fresh baits and should be fished with the least weight on the line as the conditions will allow. Also have the drag set tight as, once hooked, these fish will head to the first oyster rack they can find.
The BLACK FISH (LUDERICK) are around in large schools but they keep moving around the Lake. Once located, they have been biting freely with some very nice fish being taken. There is a better than normal supply of Green Weed around this year which is a great advantage. Breckenridge Channel has become the home of a large school of SILVER TREVALLY. Once encountered, you can depend on some hard and fast action.
As the temperature rises, the popular WHITING are rapidly increasing in numbers. We now have a constant supply of live beach worms at the Boatshed so catching a nice feed of Whiting will not be a problem. These fish are also great fun caught on poppers or small soft plastics, also available for sale at Blue Peter Boatshed. Most of the islands in WALLIS LAKE have beach areas around them and these are ideal spots for relaxing family picnics. These shallow spots are a great place to throw a line out and catch some WHITING.
Our BLUE PETER boats are well equipped family sized boats and we supply a comprehensive map of WALLIS LAKE, fishing gear hire, if required, and will have the latest fishing information available for you
With the water temperature at 22 to 24 degrees the FLATHEAD have really become active. After a slow start to the season they are now taking plastics and lures readily. For those not yet converted to fishing with plastics, a piece of Mullet Fillet or Pilchard drifted along the channels will get you a nice feed of Flatties.
WHITING are around in big numbers this year and are mostly being taken with live worms, which we have for sale on a continuous basis. Surface poppers used in the shallows are also a fun way to catch these great little fighters.
The big BREAM are proving hard to catch. The crystal clear warm water, along with the extra boat traffic has the bigger BREAM hiding in the oyster leases or in the deeper water. Fishing into the leases between the racks will be the most productive way to catch yourself a bigger fish.
Wallis Lake is full of BLACK FISH (LUDERICK) at the moment and are being caught in big numbers by those targeting them. This is rather strange given the high water temperature as they are normally a winter fish.
BLUE SWIMMER and MUD CRABS are plentiful and will only increase in the coming weeks.
The school JEWIES seem to have left the Lake and are being taken quite regularly off the beaches using pilchards or live worms as bait. Big 20 kg plus JEWIES are also about but are mostly caught along the breakwall using live mullet or large soft plastics.
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Spring is now with us and with that the fishing patterns have normally fairly sluggish in early Spring and are mostly caught on bait. However, with warmer water they are much more active and are being taken regularly on plastics and hard bodied lures. Plenty of spare plastic lures are recommended as the PIKE and LEATHERJACKETS like to chew them off!
BREAM are still the main catch in Wallis Lake and are easily taken on a large variety of baits – great fun for the kids. The bigger BREAM are very shy because of the crystal clear water.
Fishing around and into the oyster leases will greatly increase your chances of hooking some larger fish but be prepared for a few bust ups.
Most of the islands in WALLIS LAKE have beach areas around them and these are ideal spots for relaxing family picnics. These shallow spots are a great place to throw a line out and catch some WHITING. Live worms or nippers are the best WHITING bait however, peeled prawn tail also works very well.
Our BLUE PETER boats are well equipped family sized boats and we supply a comprehensive map of WALLIS LAKE, fishing gear hire, if required and will have the latest fishing information available for you.
With the cooler weather and crystal clear water, the big BREAM are proving a little difficult to catch. These big fish are not venturing far from cover, so floating a fresh mullet strip or prawn bait as close to the oyster leases as possible should get some positive results.
There are a lot of LEATHERJACKET about making soft plastic fishing frustrating, as they chew them to pieces. However, a small long shank hook and a piece of prawn will catch you a nice bag of these delicious LEATHERJACKET.
LUDERIC are everywhere in the lake at the moment but with everybody chasing them the local green weed supply is depleted, so if you are travelling up from Sydney it may pay to bring some green weed with you.
TAYLOR and TREVALLY are also very active now. This season FLATHEAD are more active than they are normally in Winter.
At Blue Peter Boatshed, we have a good range of frozen Bait and all the tackle needs for fishing Wallis Lake and Surrounds.
Owner Warren Nixon