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.

KID KING: 7 year old Oscar Stepanek very happy with his 9kg kingie caught on Monday - dad was more than happy to help him get it in the boat.

KID KING: 7 year old Oscar Stepanek very happy with his 9kg kingie caught on Monday - dad was more than happy to help him get it in the boat.

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

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

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

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

NAROOOMA CHARTER: Enjoying a family day of fishing with Narooma Fishing Charters, Travis and Finnegan Mays from Lakes Entrance, and Sarah and Michael Moore from Sydney.

NAROOOMA CHARTER: Enjoying a family day of fishing with Narooma Fishing Charters, Travis and Finnegan Mays from Lakes Entrance, and Sarah and Michael Moore from Sydney.

WILLIAM KING: One of the 25 landed by William and the boys from Sydney while fishing with Lighthouse Charters on Monday morning.

WILLIAM KING: One of the 25 landed by William and the boys from Sydney while fishing with Lighthouse Charters on Monday morning.

QUICK MARLIN: 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.

QUICK MARLIN: 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.

WAGONGA FLATHEAD: Estuary fishing also remains excellent with Ryan Jennings of Narooma sending in this “lil'l lizard” up Wagonga inlet in his secret spot.

WAGONGA FLATHEAD: Estuary fishing also remains excellent with Ryan Jennings of Narooma sending in this “lil'l lizard” up Wagonga inlet in his secret spot.

WA CATCH: Onto Holopainen and the Narooma boys on their regular trip to the Abrolhos Islands and he got this sweet bald chin groper.

WA CATCH: Onto Holopainen and the Narooma boys on their regular trip to the Abrolhos Islands and he got this sweet bald chin groper.

FIRST BARRA: Digger Cowie from Narooma got his first barramundi with his dad up in the Northern Territory.

FIRST BARRA: Digger Cowie from Narooma got his first barramundi with his dad up in the Northern Territory.

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!