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  1. First Marlin for me

    It's actually the 625 outsider. A little bit older but keen eye.
  2. First Marlin for me

    Thanks mate. There was a lot of jumping throughout the fight which was awesome. This is about as good as it gets from the video.
  3. First Marlin for me

    Hey all, After spending a lot of time (probably too much at work) reading here and picking up whatever tips I can, it has finally all paid off. I bought a nice boat a couple of years ago with the hope that I can one day find and catch my own big game Fish. Went out today from broken bay to try again with higher hopes after some reports and a look at the temperatures. Around midday the dream finally happened, the left rod went off screaming and I could see the bill smashing around out the back. What a rush! My mate got the decks cleared quickly and efficiently whilst I held on. We then played it well and had it at the boat after about 15 minutes. Then got it off at a nice distance from the boat as I had no intention of keeping it or having the potential damage trying to bring it in. Happy the gear and knots all held up. Caught on 15kg on a Shimano TLD 20. Was off long reef area in 105m of water. It was 23.2 when we got it. Fair few birds out and some big schools of bait around. Was kinda hoping for a big dolly to take home but no complaints. We only managed a little bit of video as we were both a bit preoccupied. If anyone could help with a guess at what it is it would be appreciated. It was about 1.40m-1.60m long (not including the beak). Anyway, thanks for the tips on this site. Don't think I could have done it without. https://youtu.be/3QNGhbQ7_cE Cheers (now it's time to invest in some outriggers so I can run a better spread rather than my hacked together rod holders out the side)
  4. FADs quiet

    It looks like there is a lot of warm water coming down now so that's surprising. I'm heading out tomorrow to do something similar so I'll let you all know if we have any more luck.
  5. I'm heading out from Broken Bay this Friday if anyone has any tips. Otherwise I'll let you all know. Not many new posts lately from everyone!
  6. Hey all, I know how secretive we all can be about our bass spots but I thought I'd give a 'location' report. I normally throw the yak in after work up past Galston. The water hasn't been the colour that normally means a successful evening for fishing. It's been a bit brown after the huge amounts of rain. We normally like that milky green hue. That coloured water and the cicadas pumping in the afternoon always means fish. So far this season it's been...slow. Whilst we are still getting a few each time we head out they don't seem to be the normal fun size. They seem to be topping out around 20-25cms. Whilst still great having them hit the lures while sitting on the water it's not the same this year. Ideally we'd be hitting at least one 40cm+ each 2-3 hour session. Yet to clear 35cm this season. Anybody else finding the same thing north of Sydney? Too much rain??? Either way, it's still great to be in the local creeks catching native fish and letting them go. My latest addition to the yak of a nice soft net has made the whole catch and release much simpler (except the lures stuck in the net). Also as a side note, the savings I've made in lost lures since owning the yak have easily covered the price if anyone is getting pressure on buying one! On a side note, has anybody actually eaten a Bass? I've heard the most mixed rumours about the whole thing I've never even considered it. In saying that even if I heard they were delicious I would most likely let them free anyway. Just curious is all... Cheers guys. "Tight lines" MJ
  7. Nepean and Cattai

    Just to let you guys know. I went out over the long weekend for a crack. Very quiet for a long time. Didn't bother with surface lures as there was nothing flying around or landing on the surface at all. Stuck with diving minnow things which are my standard go to. After about 2 hours of nothing I was considering leaving then I thought I got a hit, which may have been a root underwater. Cast to the same spot again and whack! Turned out to be a very nice size fish. 45cm to the fork. And it was FAT. The fight wasn't amazing though considering I only use 3lb mono so I think they are heading upstream but just still a bit dormant. Might need some warmer weather to get them firing. Either way, very happy with the first fish of the season. Got another around 20-25cm afterwards also, same deal with the fight. Cheers guys I have a pic but I can't seem to work out how to attach. I'll see how I go later....SOLVED
  8. Rompin Sailfish on fly

    I was watching iFish last night and discussing next years annual holiday with my wife. Malaysia is looking promising!
  9. Nepean and Cattai

    Has anyone had an early crack at the bass in Sydney this year? Wondering if it's time to try or not. Meaning, I'm going regardless but has anyone caught anything? Jarvo
  10. don.a, Are the marlin typically in closer than the Tuna? If it's shelf only, i'll probably just drive up or down the coast a few hours to save the long trip out from Sydney. Almost as long a trip to port stephens as what it is to Botany Bay for me up north in Sydney! Thanks
  11. Hi guys, I've been reading this website for a while now and I've picked up a lot of good tips and advice so I thank you all for openly posting tips and tricks here. For years I've been an inside fisho mainly chasing bream and in summer the mighty Bass but I've recently picked up the urge to get something bigger after a few charter trips. I've just bought a new (2nd hand) CruiseCraft 625 Outsider with a 150 Etec and I'm keen to head out to catch something bigger. Being new to the boat I'm not going to be taking it out to Browns just yet as safety is my number one and until I'm confident with how it handles I'll be staying a bit closer. What I'd like to know is, does anyone have any ideas as to where I can be trolling a bit closer or is it not worth the effort in winter? I'll be launching mainly from Pittwater and heading down the coast to see what I can find there at the moment. Probably down to Sydney and back, maybe a bit further depending on fuel usage (190L tank). If anyone has any advice for a new bluewater fisherman it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Jarvo