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  2. anthman

    Snapper drift grounds - off Waverly?

    thanks mate, that sounds about the right depth - marks would be very helpful, thanks alot! just need the weather to co-operate...
  3. rickmarlin62

    Donuts

    6 jumbo donuts in backpack next trip mmmmmmmdoooonnnuuuts
  4. Rick3107

    HAIRTAIL TIME

    Any new reports on this? Are the hairies in yet?
  5. Yowie

    Donuts

    Jumbo donuts?
  6. Berleyguts

    Crazy/Unbelievable Fishing Stories

    I won a free fishing holiday to Lord Howe Island back in 1990 by subscribing to Fishing World magazine. For the competition, you had to say why you’d like to win a trip to LHI. My wedding was coming up in October. My entry read: No more line cuts on my fingers, No more bait stains on my clothes. Soon my left hand wears a ring And maybe, too, my nose! But before I meet the preacher, Before I take those vows, All I ask is just one thing... And that’s to fish Lord Howe! When I won, I thought it would make a great honeymoon but the missus didn’t want to come, so I went on my own two weeks before the wedding. Seven nights on the island with four days gamefishing on Capella. I had an absolute ball! I think it was the last solo fishing trip I’ve been away on in 29 years! The sacrifices we make! 😂
  7. PaddyT

    Crazy/Unbelievable Fishing Stories

    Another "semi fluke "" capture for me was this jewie I caught on a jig in Moreton Bay , marked some bait and bigger fish on the sounder , both my young bloke and I hooked up but I got mine (thinking all the way to the boat I'd hooked a small cobia) and he lost his.
  8. PaddyT

    Crazy/Unbelievable Fishing Stories

    Yeah think its a black cod -was mainly concerned about getting it back in the drink-it bit my son (holding the fish) veery nicely right through the gloves he was wearing but it went off fighting fit- we did cheat however- it swum into a crap pot- and ate 3 blue swimmers in the pot! I reckon there are more of them than we realise in Cowan.
  9. GoingFishing

    Snapper drift grounds - off Waverly?

    Waverly cemetery is the one that's visible from the ocean. The grounds your looking for are the snapper grounds off coogee. Very well known for snapper anywhere from 70m to 30m depth line. There is alot of broken ground and your right, it is a very big area. You will have to move around until you find them ! I can post up some marks later.
  10. Volitan

    Idea for Surf Fishing Rig

    These are the floats I use, and how I rig them. The other thing is a bunch of float stoppers, in case you haven’t seen them before.
  11. jeffb5.8

    Crazy/Unbelievable Fishing Stories

    My fishy story was I entered a triple M comp about your best dad moment and mine was fishing with the kids and getting my daughter her first fish by catching it and while she wasn't looking I hooked it onto her line and let her reel it in and I won a new 2016 Camry SX. sold it and bought my current boat.
  12. Hi Fishraiders, In my pursuit of snapper and positive looking forecast for the coming Saturday (7knt winds, 1m swell), I am looking to try a new place! I went on a charter many moons ago and being a novice at the time, did not take exact coordinates - we caught a few snapper over many drifts of the same area, dragging heavily weighted paternoster rigs. I recall seeing a cemetary at the shoreline - Waverly cemetery I think. None of the FR marks in the GPS section place a mark off the cemetery so does anyone happen to know the area? Given the drifts were around 10-15min and we were moving at moderate speed, I reckon the area is quite large - might not be a single point of structure but instead an area. Any help in locating the spot/area would be appreciated!
  13. Rebel

    Beach fishing budgewoi!

    North Entrance is a start. Wamberal, Sth End. Good Luck.
  14. Rebel

    recon1

    Hi, Welcome aboard. There are plenty of guys where you are . Hang on they will let you know. Good luck. Cheers.
  15. rickmarlin62

    Donuts

    Sounds like fun phil i normally get jumbo tailor this time of year next large swell il try another spot that has jumbos
  16. recon

    recon1

    can anybody suggest a place to camp overnight on the georges river boat access only im getting a bit old now so I need somewhere secluded and safe love fishing for jewies im now 61 and have been fishing the river since I was 12 but have only recently got a boat that I can rely on have been fishing the moons with some success any suggestions would be great
  17. Jiggy

    Crazy/Unbelievable Fishing Stories

    I was fishing off Towradgi many years ago in about 12m of water. I looked at the sounder and told my dad a big school of fish is under us and turned away to drop a lure into them. He looked at the screen and said no there is a big fish under us. I looked at the screen, a hummingbird wide eye, and on it was etched the perfect great white shark image. Mouth, fins, tail; just like someone had sketched it by hand. I looked over the side and a huge shadow was going under us. I had a 4.3 metre predator tri hull and it was bigger. I swam under us and kept going towards the beach. About a year later in, almost the same spot, I was trolling for bonito when the sounder showed a big blip then drew on it a perfect shark tail. Same beastie I reckon. Cheers Rob
  18. reelaxation

    Beach fish. Central Coast.

    Nice catch mate 👍
  19. Central Coast Fisherman

    Donuts

    G’day Rick, I’ve had the same experience the last few times from the skillion at terrigal. Spinning for a few hours for nothing. I tried off the point a few weeks ago in Terrigal Haven when the swell was up and the tailor were on big time. I only fished the last 30 mins before dark in the wind and rain and caught 10 tailor and dropped plenty at my feet (kept a few for dinner and chucked the rest back). I was getting hit every cast. Cheers, Phil
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  21. masterfisho7

    Beach fishing budgewoi!

    Great to see that Tailor are there top winter fish
  22. flatheadluke

    Beach fishing budgewoi!

    I went Sunday afternoon at Ettalong and caught zilch
  23. savit

    Idea for Surf Fishing Rig

    I used to use similar size floats to prevent 'cleaned' large hooks rigs from 'anchoring'. The floats were white/red - I guess can be repainted. $1 each in tackle shops or 4 for $2 in Big W.
  24. rickmarlin62

    Donuts

    Red ochre bommie
  25. kingbonito

    Donuts

    Stay safe out there mate! What rocks did you hit ?
  26. Volitan

    Idea for Surf Fishing Rig

    last year and the year before were really bad for surf (sand) crabs where I usually fish so I often used a rig with a small float near the hook. The float is held in place with a float stopper as is used in blackfish fishing, one above and one below the float. The floats are about 20mm diameter and are made for the purpose. They’re painted bright flouro yellow and red, the idea of which is that they actually attract fish, rather then scaring them off. The rig works well enough. Sand crabs don’t seem to swim very high up the water column so you only need to be about 500mm up. this year there are virtually no sand crabs, just a few blue swimmers which I don’t mind catching, so no need for floats. i bought my floats in NZ, not sure if they are available here. this is the crab species I’m referring to as surf or sand crabs. A real nuisance. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/489745-Ovalipes-australiensis
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