Seaway Conditions Update Tuesday 5th October
Fished the seaway this morning, more detailed report later. Currently the seaway is suffering a double whammy of dirty runoff water from sundays 118mm of rain plus a cornflake weed invasion courtesy of the large swell we had over the weekend. Visibility is down to half a metre due to dirty runoff and suspended sand and thats only during the last hour of the run-in, the rest of the run in tide visibility is down to 10cm or so. The huge amount of cornflake weed around the north wall makes it impossible to fish with minnows,vibs or metals except for the last half hour of the run in and first half hour of the run out. The South wall is not affected by cornflake weed at this time, but was too dangerous to fish the end of the wall this morning.. The swell was around 2.5m SE this morning but was falling quite quickly, quite safe to fish around the front of the north wall as long as you don't do anything stupid. Given the conditions, fishing was tough with only a couple of small bigeyes and tailor caught.
The water should clean up quite quickly if we don't have any more significant rainfalls in the near future, hopefully the cornflake weed will bugger off as well.