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  1. size improving

    I opened the picture with paint to edit the size and used the drawing thingy on there
  2. As my last report said I've been getting quite a few bream just no real size to them. Headed down to the river this morning for a bit of a landbased session to have a bit of fun with some more feisty little bream. Probably casting for about 40 minutes with no sign of a fish when a familiar tap came during a pause on the lure and the rod loaded up allowing for how hard the bream have been fighting lately felt like a better quality fish than I've been getting, gave me a good run around the structure then came ashore, still not big but a better quality fish than I've been getting lately a couple more small fish landed and the clear water came with the run in tide and the fish were off, back in the car and headed to a spot further upstream. Stopped for a quick cast at a footbridge home to some very wise fish but always worth a shot, as soon as the lure hit the water it was smashed again fish went hard going for submerged shopping trolleys and again a reasonable fish a bit smaller than the first these urban fish wise up really fast you generally get one shot and this was no exception. Decided to finish the session casting a spot I haven't fished for awhile the cormorants have started nesting again above the water for some reason bream love cormorant crap. First cast went wide with nothing second cast landed inches from a fresh cormorant crap two twitches and the black shapes were allover it. The take was brutal and straight away no doubt it was a quality fish nothing like fighting a solid bream from a 2.5m embankment covered in branches but unbelievably manged to keep him clear and bring him up the bank a beautiful mid 30's fish not overly long but solid for his length, been awhile since I've caught a solid bream certainly brought a smile to my face Just to give an idea of how fickle these urban bream can be I've marked where the cast landed and fish hooked basically I'm behind overhanging vegetation so the bream don't spot me as they cruise around that's it for another breaming session can't wait for the next one cheers for reading Dave
  3. Big Smoke fishing maybe???

    remember Neil if you make your way further north your always welcome at my place and we'll hit some fish
  4. you can never predict it, I've caught most of my trevally (all the northern species) in the middle of winter, thats what I love about fishing you never know what you'll catch next
  5. 36cm no monster but one hell of an opponent on bream gear
  6. weedbeds

    one of my favourite places to target I use hardbodies ecogear sx40 and strikepro pygmy being my 2 favourites working the water over weedbeds or off the edges I personally prefer a twitch pause retrieve to imitate a wounded baitfish or prawn poppers worked over shallow weed are also really effective in the warmer months
  7. Bass cross ep ??

    could be a hybrid, certainly can see featres of both species
  8. cheers mate, your right it's a "thicklip trevally" a mate said the same thing this arvo, I can see the difference now just as attractive as a bluefin and I'll never complain about catching something different
  9. Got out on the kayak around Nambucca chasing bream on the high tide started with the usual technique of working the mangrove edges and shallow weed beds for zip. After a lot of frustrating casting started woring some deeper weed edges and lamost immediately the bream started coming, most were small but they were really aggressive and fighting well above their size. these were the bigger fish needless to say the average size was low but still fun, got a couple of small big eye trevally, pike and flathead to complete the kayak session. With a bit of time to spare had a bit of a ladbased session to finish off, working along the rocky edges a black spot came out and nailed the lure right at my feet which turned into a tug of war trying to keep him out of the reef but finally convinced him to come ashore he measured up 36cm probably about the limit of cod on 8lb leader any bigger I would have been dusted continuing to work along managed another reasonable bream a long pause seems to be doing the trick at the moment hit the breakwall to finish off the water was crystal clear and the bream were there in good size and numbers but not playing the game then over a big piece of shallow reef a school of blue-fin trevally appeared, these guys can really be frustrating they love to chase lures but often refuse to hit them after about 20 casts I'd all but given up and then all hell breaks loose, the fish took off along the wall somehow avoiding all the other fishing lines in the water then back down again, I'd forgotton how stubborn trevally can be but if you guide them rather than bully them you can bring them in on quite light gear a beautiful fish breaking a pb which has stood since 2014, a really nice fish to end an awesome session cheers for reading Dave
  10. Jarvis walker baitcaster

    don't waste your $45
  11. new rod?

    I started off with a shimano catana/cazna combo 2-4kg which served me for a few years from memory about $100 since upgraded to a ballistix gold 2-4kg and a stradic 2500 which Im more than hapy with
  12. Reel maintenance and problems

    don't worry mate I learned the same lesson exactly the same way
  13. Fishing with lures?

    start with soft plastics the articles have some excellent info and target areas you now are loaded with flathead
  14. Reel maintenance and problems

    first of all NEVER put WD40 on a fishing reel, it's a solvant that basically strips away the oil that lubricates the reel, hence the reel being stiff and rough wash your reel with a sray bottle and use a light mist of freshwater over the entire reel rather than hose it as a solid stream of water will just force salt and sand in deeper you can either get it serviced by a pro most tacle shops either service reels or no someone that does or you can strip and oil it yourself just use youtube thats how I learned but get proper reel oil and use it sparingly unfortunetly the reel may be cactus and you could be up for a new one ust depends if the bearings have worn because of the wd40 stripping the oil