Catch of the Day: Kingfish ballistic

Catch of the Day (April 22): The kingfish went ballistic at Montague Island off Narooma yesterday with lots of fish, several a 1m and bigger.

Wazza & Simon of Lighthouse Charters say the last three days fishing have been nothing short of awesome, “Kings, Kings, lots of Kings and bigger Kings!”

They sent in a photo of one of the 25 landed by William and the boys from Sydney while fishing with Lighthouse Charters on Monday morning.

Just over 95cm and tipping Robbo’s lie detector scales at an honest 7.4kg.

So there were many happy punters over the Easter weekend.

Part-time Dalmeny resident Ben Podger was stoked with his big fish including one that went just over the metre mark.

The big fish apparently still preferred live yakkas but squid was also working.

Even the kids were getting into the action with 7-year-old Oscar Stepanek very happy with his 9kg kingie on Monday – Mum reports: “Dad was more than happy to help him get it in the boat.”

The commercial sector has also been at it at Montague Island, offloading boxes and boxes of kingfish at the co-ops so look for fresh kingfish at your fish market or restaurant.

There have also been some interesting shark catches including big bronzie and tiger with the water still over 23 degrees.

There have also been some marlin catches with Gary Pinter coming all the way from Victoria for one day of marlin fishing off Narooma scoring a nice striped for his dad Steve assisted by Nick Karac.

Meanwhile the estuary fishing also remains excellent with Ryan Jennings of Narooma sending in this “lil'l lizard” up Wagonga inlet in his secret spot.

“It measured 86cm - he was a fat puppy as well - no scales unfortunately.”

Get out there and get fishing – will bring you a bumper fishing report tomorrow!

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