codymanly

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  1. where do they go?

    thanks Ron! much appreciated mate!
  2. where do they go?

    Just wondering, when the colder months roll round, where do all the fish go? I'm land based and fish in Sydney, but it seems they're already starting to shut down in middle harbour. Is it that they head elsewhere for warmer water or just don't feed as much? Cheers guys
  3. central coast bream

    That's the biggest one I've seen in quite some time! Nice work mate!!!
  4. nice work, mate. what were you using for bait?
  5. Four species in one day

    Fellow raiders, today was a good day. I haven't fished much the last few months but after surfing in ridiculously warm Sydney water this week I decided today was the day to end my hiatus. Armed with nothing more than 2kg of the finest servo pilies money can buy, I headed down to middle harbour. I burley up a bit and with a minute I had my first legal bream. Didn't have the brag mat or my phone, so I apologise for not having any photos to share. I continued on and pulled out another few, occasionally letting them hang out just under the surface to see if anything bigger would follow them up. Im certainly glad I did. A few kings came up to suss my bream out, one of which was definitely legal. i flicked a metal and a stick bait around for a while but couldn't get anything interested, so I went back to what was working and using another pilie head, pulled up a solid 40cm snapper. I couldn't believe the size of it. On my 3-5 kilo rod it gave a nice fight. An hour went by and not much was doing, so I burleyd up again and almost instantly my rod buckled over. I tightened the drag a little and knew for sure I had a pelagic. I haven't seen bonito in middle harbour for awhile, but it felt like that's what it was. After a nice little fight I saw him, and a mate he had tagging along. Landed him safely without the net, one of which I seriously have to get, and kept him for dinner. the weather was all over the place, with intermittent wind and rain, but I was having a good time so I figured I'd use the rest of the bait and see what I could get. i chucked some of the last pilchard out, hoping quietly I'd get a nice flatty to go along with the bonito for dinner. I felt a really small tap on the line, and so I gently raised the rod tip, and sure enough, there was this massive weight on the end of it. it was like she hadn't quite worked out she was hooked, and then when the penny finally she dropped, I got all sorts of head shakes and a few massive runs. i was definitely undergunned, I had 6 pound leader, not sure of the braid, possibly 10 pound, and a tiny hook. i slowly got it up to the jetty, and Lo and behold, the biggest f&$@ing flatty I've ever caught. ive caught a few big ones, but this thing was ridiculous. It had to have been close to 90cm. I was trying to work out how I was going to land it with no net, when I eventually decided to grab the leader and hope she was well enough hooked to pull her out onto the jetty. as soon as I grabbed the leader, she did a few massive head shakes, and bit straight through the leader and swam off. my heart was pounding. I just couldn't believe how big it was. Can anyone tell me how old a flattie that size might be? anyway, it was a ripper day and the sort of productive session that keeps you coming back when it's not so good. good luck to all you guys and girls
  6. Bonito

    Haven't seen any in Sydney yet mate but someone reported a good catch at Avoca quite recently
  7. Last 2 weeks on the Harbour

    Thanks for the report, mate - and also, sublime use of the word quorum !
  8. Friday Fishing Report

    Great report mate. Thanks for sharing.
  9. Fishing report - Sydney & Middle harbour

    I was really hoping your report would be more along the lines of, 'kings and bonito everywhere!!' Haha still quiet out there then. Nice work with the squid, I haven't even much luck with them lately!
  10. How is Bradley Head/Clifton Garden fishing?

    Harbour very quiet at the moment mate. Pretty much shuts down for winter.
  11. beach fishing nthn beaches

    Thanks Neil! Hope you're going good mate!! Any luck lately ?
  12. beach fishing nthn beaches

    cheers mate, definitely gonna have to up my jewy hunt with a few strips of Taylor! Shoulda taken a photo but I'm pretty certain it was salmon... Although I did lose one hook to a sharp set of teeth so you may well be right!!
  13. First Jew Fish

    yew! epic work mate. I only got the fishing bug last December, and already I fully appreciate the term, 'elusive jew!'