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Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing' started by reelaxation, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. reelaxation

    reelaxation Well-Known Member

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    IMG_20171006_183127.jpg IMG_20171006_183139.jpg IMG_20171006_183144.jpg IMG_20171006_185555.jpg IMG_20171006_190405.jpg Well finally got out after over 6mths with no fishing
    Went down my old local beach with some worms and some old taylor I caught for strip baits, and a 6pack of beer :p

    Started looking around the place and found my usual 'ting and bream spot was inundated with kelp, so I fished around the edges of it hoping it would improve as the tide reached the peak, but it worsened- a quick change down the beach further proved to be a reasonable option and before long I started getting bites, but no hookups.

    I had my jew rod out with 2 big strips of taylor on a paternoster rig maybe tempting any choppers or salmon and I wasnt disappointed when on 2nd cast I hooked up onto a fat Salmon. Gee it was great to hear the baitrunner singing as it took repeated runs and tore line off the reel even though I had around 4kg drag running it still took around 10mins to get the little beastie onto the sane- and was a great fish around the 70cm mark I am guessing. Took a piccie and then released it to give someone else some curry in the future.

    I lobbed out another cast and immediately started getting bites- but this time I hooked up to a small Bream which tried to engulf a 4/0 big red hook, was barely legal and came in quietly on the jew rod... After a quick piccie back in the water he went.

    The weed had well and truly taken over not long after this so I took a few scenery shots in the late afternoon glow.

    After dark I hoped the current and weed would abate but it was relentless- and a growing 20-25knot SE wind made it very uncomfortable to fish and the tide was roaring so I coudlnt hold in the hole- so I eventually decided to move to another beach, where I found weed was not as bad and the wind wasnt onshore.

    Not long after I arrived the tide peaked and I managed to get a 1m+ PJ shark which was a great fight and took several goes to wash on to the sand. I didnt bother with any piccies and resumed fishing. Time came and went with no further luck so I let most of my live worms go and threw the frames into the drink to feed the local bream population.

    Super stoked to get out and get a couple of drag pullers, hopefully next time I will have a bit better luck for some table fare.

    Tight lines
    Anthony
     
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  2. kev209

    kev209 Moderator

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    Great report and pics
     
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  3. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Good to see you back into it Anthony - top report and looking at those pics makes me want to pack my gear and head for the coast, even if it is 400 kms away. I've been out bush too long - I need salt air in the nostrils.

    Jeff :cool:
     
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  4. creekboy

    creekboy Well-Known Member

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    X2. Cheers, creekboy.
     
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  5. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant!:)
     
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  6. AWL

    AWL Well-Known Member

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    Nice work :cool::cool:
     
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  7. Missniss

    Missniss Active Member

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    40 Mins worth at Ulladulla :) There is a flathead down the bottom right corner :)
    Using strips of chicken as bait lol
     

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  8. kev209

    kev209 Moderator

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    A few good meals there
     
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  9. Missniss

    Missniss Active Member

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    Considering I am the only one who eats fish lol
     
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  10. kev209

    kev209 Moderator

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    My wife Lyn and I don't eat very much seafood. Whiting. Flatties, Flake the odd trout and reddies
     
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  11. Missniss

    Missniss Active Member

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    Due to health reasons I eat a lot of poached fish and chicken :) Even fresh water yabbies I am allowed 4 a month :) so breeding tank is going up soon :) yabby.jpg
     
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  12. kev209

    kev209 Moderator

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    Never had any success breeding yabbies, for bait
     
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  13. creekboy

    creekboy Well-Known Member

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    I have not had a feed of yabbies for several years, now you have refreshed my memory, thanks Missniss. Cheers, creekboy.
     
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  14. Missniss

    Missniss Active Member

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    Mine don't usually make the bait box either lol I'd rather eat them
     
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  15. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I have to say that I really feel for those who can't just jump the fence and grab a good feed of yabbies whenever they get the desire. Just to get your taste buds working and some serious salivating happening, a couple of pics of what I'm talking about - my own private redclaw patch.

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    Team Diesel
    ....yabby freak from way back.
     
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  16. kev209

    kev209 Moderator

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    Do you ever fish that area Jeff
     
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  17. Missniss

    Missniss Active Member

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    There is a dam up the road from us, Sethy takes the pot up with a can of cat food in it, even cabanossi works awesome too, came home with over 20 during winter lol told him he wouldn't catch any cause it was too cold, alas I hate being wrong, but I admitted it. He is the yabby king :)
     
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  18. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I do fish it Kev, usually on light gear chasing silver perch. It's very snaggy and claims a lot of lures, but I get the occasional fish in between checking the opera house nets.

    There are some barra in there and absolute monster cod that a few blokes target - cod over a metre have been pulled out in recent times. Being north of the Murray/Darling catchment area, there is no closed season on cod, but not many fish for them up here, not when barra are the prime target.

    Jeff :cool:
     
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