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Thanks for the report finin. Saved us all fuel and effort!

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Gday all, great morning to be out it was, untill that wind came up. Lot of life out there, whales a plenty and the mutton birds have begun but no fish. Water to the 100M line blue and at 21, go a little further blue and at 23 go further 25.5 and blue at 800M.

Current seems to have dropped to around 2.5kn. Gentle rolling 1.5M se swell. All will be good when these very late winds decide to go.

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Been pretty quiet in here. Anyone head out recently or have any reports?

im thinking of giving it a shot on thur

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Fished off JB yesterday 3/11, firstly drifted a few Slimy's over the Banks for a few smallish Kings (legal though) and a small Mako.

Then  went wide to just inside the shelf about 160m and found acres of Slimy's and masses of Bluebottes, so many i didnt want to put the lures out as the lines would have been covered. Spun up a few Slimy's on lures but didnt drift one as the schools were just feeding on small stuff and nothing feeding on them. Went a bit wider away from the Bluebottles and put out two Marlin lures and a couple of deep divers (in hope of Tuna) and trolled wide and back to inside of the shelf to the Kink (big zig zag) for unfortunately nothing, Saw a Sunfish, some big dolpnins but not much else. Give it a few more weeks and hopefully the Beakies will show up because the bait is there. Temp got to 21 degrees.

 

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Thanks for that report mate.

Ill be chasing the stick fish on the 25th, 28th and 29th of this month around that area.

Think we got our first fish on the 18th of November last year in 20.8 degree water

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Went wide Sunday had low expectations the water temperature around 20 degrees, sea where flat as. Dropped a spreed 200 fathoms west of browns drove pass the car park and headed NE. About 5 NM from browns found some birds and bait in 350 fathoms. Sounded a nice arch at 30 fathoms down and started to work the area. The arch came to the surface and then we got our first look at the fish. Nice black marlin. The marlin hit the spreed over and over for the next 30 minutes but we failed to get a hook up before it lost interest.

Continued east landed a 10kg albacore in 420 fathoms and spent the rest of the day catching and releasing countless stripe tuna. Excellent day  on the water makes you forget those days of pull'n speeds all day without turning a reel  

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We were in the carpark at Browns bottom dropping, 2 drops resulted in 6 small resident gemfish so that was quickly the end of that quota. Had to move away from the main rise to the northern rise to escape them. There every drop was a string of perch. Went for a troll round the top once the birds were active only to catch stripies. Report from radio of  plenty of 15kg albacore roughly 5nm west of heatons in 850 to 1000 fathoms from a guy in the Botany club comp. This was confirmed as correct by another bloke who knows the longliners. Heard one striped Marlin also landed in that comp.

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Well MV Sunray that exactly what we discussed after the hits went quite, live bait tube and using live bait when we get a marlin up

 

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On Saturday we fished offshore due east of Batemans Bay and headed north - didn't turn a reel.  Baitfish very scarce on the sounder and only the odd bird about looking for fish like we were!  Max water temp over the canyons was 21.7.   A very quiet day but good to be out just the same.

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Seems a few fish over the weekend, know of one striped taken off Botany, another tagged at 9 mile and a blue?

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One stripe just tagged and a dropped blue just over the radio. 

  Fish this morning were tagged and lost on the high tide all before 10am. Water out wide is varying in temp from 20- 21.9. Water dirty in a few places and blue in others. A few other fished raised but dont know the results

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8 hours ago, finin said:

One stripe just tagged and a dropped blue just over the radio. 

  Fish this morning were tagged and lost on the high tide all before 10am. Water out wide is varying in temp from 20- 21.9. Water dirty in a few places and blue in others. A few other fished raised but dont know the results

Where was this finin ? 

I'm out Saturday off Newcastle to see if 2016 can produce a bill. 

Then comps start in Feb for big fish and Interclub. 

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Around Browns. The current is well and truly on its way, lots of little blacks off Queenie, and a few blues have been lost lately off Sydney.

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Went out yesterday pass browns to 850 fathoms water temperature 23.2, radio was constant with hook ups around the 70-100 fathoms in 22.7, water blue current 2 knots. Bait scatted little bird action.

Came back to the 80 fathoms hooked small blue but dropped it. Another report latter in the day of a hook up near the peak. 

Came across a fish trap in 40 fathoms lots of small dolly's jumping

The season she a starting.

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 Marlin galore lol, bait station, front of Browns, plenty of fish about today and many lost. Fishing off Maroubra bait everywhere in 80m,  looked across to see a dorsal thought it was a shark till its tail come up and it was a stripey balling bait on the surface lol....nothing to throw at it.  Sure some reports will filter through.

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Yep 100%....Starting to fire up!!!  Botany Bay GFC boat "Spindrift" tagged a Stripe & also a "Mako" on a lure. Also "Marquis" got two as well.  Sharpen those hooks & test those drags & get out there!!!

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Went 2-1-0 over the shelf off Newcastle today . 

Water was dirty green all the way out but found great temp break (23-24.5) and current but no bait or birds.

Had a band break on the short rigger and as I reeled it back in a little it loaded up and off it went. It was good to be connected even for just a minute but the fish turned and threw the hooks before we had the deck cleared. 

Hopefully be a bit more bait around next weekend. 

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Trying again on Saturday.  The reports are improving all the time.  

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Water from 12M to over shelf varying between 25-26° this morning and that blue purple you love to see.                         Wind 15kn at the most from ene all morning, swell se at a and a metre and a secondary ne swell across the top.

 Current playing games at about a 1.5 at the 12M  going sw and offshore at about 2. Not much on the radio and not alot of life today most boats working 80-120f.

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Cant believe there are hardly any raider reports, water still at 25 offshore purple water. Plenty of fish around and no of three solo tag jobs. Lots of fish tagged in less than 100M of water.

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Fished 5.30am to 6.30 pm ( though it's a long trip to the shelf)  out of Swansea. 

Had 22 to 27!!  Sod all bait or birds

Managed a 1.1.0.

Heard lots of tags for the blue water south of us.   12 on our local sched today.  Not a singal marlin tagged. 

Very frustrating. 

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listened to ccgf skeds today  not many marlin  a few sharks with one boat still fighting at 5.30...port stephens boats raised a few out wide but guys were complaining water was too hot wide of carpark and were heading in closer looking for cooler water..reports of 26.8/27.2 off the shelf...water is 23.5 up near big gibber so little blacks should be showing now..hope to go up wed/thur..tomorrows skeds should be interesting...ch 80 if your on the coast..rick

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Hi Raiders

Went out today from Sydney. All I can say is don't trust BOM weather forcast, as it never got over 10 knots all day!!! went 5 5 1 on Marlin. Tagged a small Stripe on 15kg just north of The Peak. Also had two bites from small Black Marlin in the mix. The other two were Stripes. All in the 40 to 60 fathom region. Marked alot of bait & just worked them. All the bites were on medium size lures.......Our converison rate not that good today but good to see the fish in good numbers......Get out there!!!

 

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Gday all, went for a run this morning out to 700f. Had a strong southerly this morning and coupled with last nights left over ne swell was a little messy. All the way past the 12mile.                               After a few mile we broke through the wind just before dawn, which became non existent and the water glassed off to the horizon.                                                 Current is screaming to the SE at 4.5kn. The water is that insane colour blue and temps were from 21.7 out to 25.6. Visible current lines everywhere some containing massive coral spawn others none. Lots of bait here and there, sauries and flying fish but the ocean seemed devoid of life, no birds no dolphins.

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Hey Finin,

wow, a glass out off the shelf? We were between 70-110m and were bouncing around inside the SE wind slop until we gave up at mid day. We had water temps from 22 to 24.7 deg. Went 0-0-0. 

Did see a big black free swimmer in 110m and a little one in 80m but they had no interest in our lures. 

Saw a solo Pilot Whale too. 

Bait seemed to be in close.

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