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huntin' and a gatherin' in Nth Sydney

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Hi guys,

Went to a wharf in North Sydney to fish. The whole morning, there were loads of small sweep, but luckily, the yakkas outnumbered them eventually, so I was able to catch a few for bait. At 10:00, which was the low tide, loads of garfish started showing up. I managed to catch at least a dozen, all of which were for dinner. Some of them were huge, getting up to 35cm long. Then everything went quiet. Decided to take the opportunity for a lunch break.

It was 4 hours after that I finally hooked something decent. It felt like another one of those squires or small bream, but then it started racing off somewhere. I managed to catch a quick glimpse of what it was. A rat kingy. However, it was hooked on light gear, so it busted me off in minutes, and the whole rig was gone. What a shame! But one hour later, there was a big hit on the live yakka. As soon as I hooked it, I knew what it was: an Australian Salmon. I had more of a chance on heavy gear. In minutes it was landed. It came in at 65cm big and fat.

With more people coming and the fish gradually becoming less active, I decided to leave at 5:00. 10 hours of fishing was worth it, and I came home with enough food for a good few feeds.

Cheers, 

Omo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi OMO I have played golf at Wakehurste with somebody of the same name. Love the report and how lucky to get some quality gar (im using a gar pattern lure sugarpen at the mo by the way kings eating them now) I was told before dawn no pickers only yakkas 

Tight lines and good luck

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Great report and solid commitment to fish 10 hour session!!!! Gotta love fresh gardies, how do u cook?

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Hi guys,

 

On 13/11/2017 at 8:35 PM, blaxland said:

Hi OMO I have played golf at Wakehurste with somebody of the same name. Love the report and how lucky to get some quality gar (im using a gar pattern lure sugarpen at the mo by the way kings eating them now) I was told before dawn no pickers only yakkas 

Tight lines and good luck

The sugar pen in a gar pattern sounds like a great idea! Might have to go shopping. Thanks for the advice about pickers - will kick myself out of bed a bit earlier!

 

On 13/11/2017 at 8:50 PM, Toilor3000 said:

Great report and solid commitment to fish 10 hour session!!!! Gotta love fresh gardies, how do u cook?

haven't been out for weeks so it was great to do a long session.

I usually take the fillets off, breadcrumb, pan fry and serve with lemon.

I don't bother pin boning because the bones are really soft. Soft tender sweet flesh. And they cook in seconds!

 

cheers

 

Omo

 

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what bait did you use for the garfish and rig omo? thanks

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11 hours ago, Tam said:

what bait did you use for the garfish and rig omo? thanks

hey mate,

I use a small egg shaped float with about 4 foot of 6lb leader and a small size 12 hook with tiny bits of prawn for bait, and mashed up bread for burley.

They feed near the surface and if they are on the bite, you can cast over them, reel in slowly and entice them to follow and chase down your bait. Or just let the bait sit in the middle of the dispersed burley.  If the water is clear and you got some sunnies on, then you'll see when a gar properly takes your bait and you can strike gently.

Hope this helps!

cheers

Omo

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11 hours ago, omo said:

hey mate,

I use a small egg shaped float with about 4 foot of 6lb leader and a small size 12 hook with tiny bits of prawn for bait, and mashed up bread for burley.

They feed near the surface and if they are on the bite, you can cast over them, reel in slowly and entice them to follow and chase down your bait. Or just let the bait sit in the middle of the dispersed burley.  If the water is clear and you got some sunnies on, then you'll see when a gar properly takes your bait and you can strike gently.

Hope this helps!

cheers

Omo

Nice tips will try them out

 

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Nice catch mate and thanks for the tips on how to catch the gar.

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