Down east, a notable catch from the Scamander River was a bulky black bream reported to be all of 3.5 kilograms.
After much breathless juggling of gear following its being hooked from high on a bridge at Scamander, this whopper was finally landed from shore.
At nearby St Helens, other bream and big trevally are being caught from Georges Bay while hefty blackback salmon are coming ashore on beaches nearby.
Some bluefin tuna are being taken closer in than usual, between Pulfers Bank and Merrick Rock.
Local currents are stirring baitfish along with brine, and bluefin have been coming up to chase them.
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In contrast, substantial flathead are being boated from 40 to 60 metres down.
Southward, a surf angler casting bluebait from near the southern end of Mariposa Beach was smartly rewarded with half-a-dozen sizeable cocky salmon.
Farther south, other anglers who bought squid and prawns to use for bait 20 metres down were pleased with good numbers of flathead they boated.
Northward, boaters out from Bridport and drifting squid bait deep in Anderson Bay last Saturday found acceptable flathead scarce.
One angler said catches of flathead and gummy sharks often improved farther out in the bay, such as after heading 10 to 12 kilometres towards Waterhouse.
Inland, fly fishers at Little Pine Lagoon next brown trout season will appreciate Inland Fisheries Service improvements to both its boat ramps.
Their enlarged car parks have been levelled, graded and gravelled.
With winter just arrived, less wind is more important for anglers right now than less heat.
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