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Jewfish @flint & Steel, Bate Bay Last Night


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#1 OFFLINE   sparky77

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:10 PM

Went for an evening Jewfish hunt on the Hawkesbury system with my mate Steve, caught a few livies and headed down to Fint and steel reef.

My mate Steve hooked onto a nice 3-4 kilo Jewie on the first cast! :1yikes: used locally caught squid...
Then Bang on the second cast using the same bait he hooked on a very large Toad fish at least 3 kilos! :074:

Thinking my baits arent workin :wacko: whats the go, then about half hour later Bang :yahoo: my rod buckles and onto something big... managed to pull it up to be a 4-5 kilo Jewie, now I was content we both caught a jewie each and anything else was a bonus :biggrin2:

Amazingly there were no pike eels stealing the bait and no sharks grabbing the livies we also had out!

No other boats were out there too (prob gettin ready for work the next day) so we had the pick of the crop when it came to choosing our spot....

Fished from 1800 to 2230 hours on the high tide, Jewies preffered the fresh squid

Cheers Sparky77

Edited by sparky77, 09 February 2009 - 02:10 PM.


#2 OFFLINE   Framedtrash

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:57 PM

can some one do me a favor and show me where abouts flint & steel actually is on google maps
my mate showed me but i thhink hes got it all wrong
he thinks its around the point near little wobby
thanks in advance i want me a big fat jewie too
nice work

#3 OFFLINE   blobby68

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:05 PM

Mate heading up the hawkesbury in a week, can you tell me where you got the squid from please.

#4 OFFLINE   tide'n'knots

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:44 PM

a couple of nice fish there mate. Its always good when a plan works!! last time i fished the hawkesbury i was inundated with pike eels and catfish!
well done.
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#5 OFFLINE   sparky77

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:03 AM

We prefer to fish on the west side of flint and steel but only just west of it 20-30 metres and depending if its run in or run out tide (best at top of tide or bottom of tide)
Easier if you fish right off the point is also good about 50-60 metres off the land is a good starting point.

Flint and steel if not sure where it is on the southern side of bate bay and is the second outcrop/point berore turning into pittwater

The squid we managed to catch in botany bay prior at a spot which consitently reliable, but im aware they can be caught around pittwater so ive read, have to look into it.

Hope it helps you out...
Cheers

Edited by sparky77, 10 February 2009 - 08:04 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:17 AM

ahhh ok i think i no where you mean
so flint & steel is where point where the A is in the photo below cheers for clearing it up for me :)
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#7 OFFLINE   sparky77

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:44 AM

Thats it matey... but remember if theres a howling nor-easter and its too rough, then you can go across to Juno point and theres a pretty good spot too as long as theres not much boat traffic

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 05:56 AM

Went for an evening Jewfish hunt on the Hawkesbury system with my mate Steve, caught a few livies and headed down to Fint and steel reef.

My mate Steve hooked onto a nice 3-4 kilo Jewie on the first cast! :1yikes: used locally caught squid...
Then Bang on the second cast using the same bait he hooked on a very large Toad fish at least 3 kilos! :074:

Thinking my baits arent workin :wacko: whats the go, then about half hour later Bang :yahoo: my rod buckles and onto something big... managed to pull it up to be a 4-5 kilo Jewie, now I was content we both caught a jewie each and anything else was a bonus :biggrin2:

Amazingly there were no pike eels stealing the bait and no sharks grabbing the livies we also had out!

No other boats were out there too (prob gettin ready for work the next day) so we had the pick of the crop when it came to choosing our spot....

Fished from 1800 to 2230 hours on the high tide, Jewies preffered the fresh squid

Cheers Sparky77

i caught a couple of those pesty fellas, one frigging chased me up the ramp at wombat caravan park on the hawsberry, i jumped for my life, frigging teeth on them :1yikes: and they hiss

Edited by Groper, 21 February 2009 - 05:57 AM.


#9 OFFLINE   slinkymalinky

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 07:37 AM

Nice session Sparky.

I reckon the Toads probably ate all the Pike Eels :biggrin2:

Cheers, Slinky

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:21 AM

Well done on getting a couple of nice fish.Its always a great feeling when you put jewies in the boat.
You gotta love fresh squid for bait...

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:02 PM

good one sparky. im yet to catch a legal size jew.

can i ask, did you use the whole squid or strips?

#12 OFFLINE   Tension

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:13 PM

good report champ, look forward to meet my first Jew soon...

Cheers

Richard