Decided to go test out my new soft plastic rod at Gymea baths yesterday (Long weekend). It was a Shimano catana soft plastic rod with a cazna reel on 8pound braid and 6pound flouro. Did some research and from personal experience previously, found that the only good spot was on the right (marked in purple in the picture). However it was completely packed at around 2pm with over 15 people fishing that wharf (lines casting over each other). The water there is actually fairly deep, with the wharf been in at least 3m plus water. Anyway, couldn't really get a good spot so for 2hours, didn't get a single take, same with the other 12 guys fishing along the wharf. The only people catching were a couple of guys that were on the spot on the right. As soon as they left, I quickly moved into that area, but only had time to fish for another 30minutes. Even in this spot, i couldn't get a single take with my soft plastic rod, which was frustrating :/ (so far only caught 2 fish on soft plastics ever, so very inexperienced). Decided to switch to a running float rig. 2minutes in first cast, got a solid down and float completely disappeared. Was onto a trevally which put up a nice fight on 6pound gear. Measured at 28cm and chucked it back. Chucked another bait in, and went to take a drink but just 3seconds in, another solid down. This time it was a solid mullet measuring 30cm+. Few minutes later and another trevally at 26cm then had to pack up and go.
Overall it was a nice day, a bit windier then i expected and very packed (to be expected). The part shaded in purple is the part i ended up fishing last and what i would recommend for this place. Goodluck guys, got school exams then New Zealand schoolies (will be doing fishing there but nothing serious) so not much more fishing until January.
PS: Don't swim outside the nets if you swim here, always see people doing it. Have seem pretty large sharks cruising next to the nets.