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DaveTheBoy

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About DaveTheBoy

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  1. Newcastle Beaches

    I use a 12ft rod (quite a light action) a 45 size spinning reel. 12lb line with a fluorocarbon leader. Paternoster rig, a 40g sinker at the bottom with #6 or #4 extra long shank hook on the dropper (depending on your bait size). Hope that helps - you really don’t need to cast very far, just lob it into the wash. I find holding the rod at all times really improves the hookup rate, you can feel the bites better & keep your line nice & tight.
  2. Newcastle Beaches

    Worms / pipi / yabbies pretty much even. As long as the bait is live/fresh!
  3. Newcastle Beaches

    Hello raiders - a combined report from a few morning trips this week. Some big tides have washed a lot of weed & garbage up on to the beaches, but it hasn’t deterred the fish at all. The whiting have been the pick, most of them 40cm+ and not very fussy! Most beaches have have been producing, and tide seems to matter more than time of day. Fishing the upcoming tide seems to be producing the goods. Live/fresh bait is key, and contrary to most beach fishing - fish AWAY from the gutters! I’ve been having most success fishing right up on the sand bars, right where the waves are breaking. There’s some nice bream & dart in the mix, and also some stud flathead - although this time of year through March those are mostly really big jenny’s that we’d do well to release. Breaks my heart seeing some of those big flatties being kept, they are our breeding stock & there’s no shortage of “plate sized” fish to keep for a feed. Tight lines all, it’s a lovely time of year to be out fishing!
  4. Jimmys Beach

    Great catch there mate well done!!
  5. Newcastle Beaches

    Just a short report from a few sessions. Newcastle beaches holding good numbers of fish - and bigger numbers of fisherman! If you can find a little gutter away from the headlamps & noise - you’ll find enough dart, whiting, flatty and tailor to keep you on your toes. Whiting are hitting really nicely, averaging about 40cm. Interestingly - I’ve not caught a bream in weeks, though have seen a few reds landed at Redhead & Stocko - not sure if there’s any reason or just coincidence. Yabbies / pipi / beachworm the go, I’ve been fishing 5-7 am or pm.
  6. avoca 02/01/2018

    Good on you mate - sounds like a good early session!
  7. School jew off the beach

    Very nice there mate!
  8. Fishing WA - advice needed!

    That would be an unreal sight to see tailor jumping on to the shore! You're almost wanting me to redirect our tip up north! Though I think the Mrs is quite keen on Esperance. Thanks for the tips & also about the safety side of things - I'll keep a close eye out for any smashed glass/signs of trouble as we go around.
  9. Fishing WA - advice needed!

    Awesome mate thanks! I think we're starting around Esperance/Cape Le Grand and making our way back around the coast to Perth. Appreciate the tips!
  10. Fishing WA - advice needed!

    Thanks mate for the response
  11. Fishing WA - advice needed!

    Hi there Raiders. I'll shortly be taking a bit of a 4WD trip with the Mrs around Southwest WA, and wanted to get any tips on likely spots to wet a line. This won't be an all out "fishing holiday" - but I should get a line in most days. Places we'll be stopping for a night or two: Busselton, Margaret River, Pemberton, Albany, Esperance. Also if you have any hot tips on places to camp that would be much appreciated! Dave
  12. Fishing WA - advice needed!

    Hi there Raiders. I'll shortly be taking a bit of a 4WD trip with the Mrs around Southwest WA, and wanted to get any tips on likely spots to wet a line. This won't be an all out "fishing holiday" - but I should get a line in most days. Places we'll be stopping for a night or two: Busselton, Margaret River, Pemberton, Albany, Esperance. Also if you have any hot tips on places to camp that would be much appreciated! Dave
  13. Port Stephens- Family Whiting Fun

    Good on you mate!!
  14. Newcastle beaches

    Stockton has probably been best on the north side, also around Merewether & Dudley & Belmont to the south.
  15. Newcastle beaches

    Mate sadly not, this is right in the surf break!