One of the best snapper spots on the North Coast was closed to bait fishing. Fishing with lures, still okay. The thought was that grey nurse sharks will eat bait, but not lures. Because almost all fishing at this spot is with floater pilchards most of the regulars bailed. The spot which had once been covered with boats in good weather was now deserted.
Brown’s Mountain is an underwater seamount 21.5 nautical miles from the south head of Sydney Harbour. From July to September countless thousands of gemfish aggregate at the Mountain, to spawn. These are a very sought after species, due to their good size and eating qualities.