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  1. Its been a while since I posted, I have been out but just lazy to post. Went out twice this week, Tuesday and Friday mid day session. Peoole say you dont catch much or hardly anything during these odd hrs! But I like it because thats the only time gap I get once I drop the kids off to school and had to be back to work at 2pm. So I usually get to my spot around 10.30 and finish up around 1. Tuesday was a shocker! Half Way to spot! I realise thst I didnt had shit! I lefted everything In the garage! I had my usual rod already set up. 1 hook. 1 float! 1 line! Was tempted to drive back home bu
    7 points
  2. A few weeks ago a good mate and I fished Deep creek just north of Nambucca looking for jacks, the creek is supposed to be a bit of a jack hotspot but I'd never actually jack fished it, that particular session was a perfect doughnut but the area looked to good not to hold fish. Last week I headed back to the same area again looking for the elusive red creature, it was one of thise mornings for all the wrong reasons, left gear at home, whilst re-tying a lure noticed a monster jack sitting under a log watching me only to spook as soon as I was re-tied and to top it off I rigged a weedless plasti
    5 points
  3. Fished Newcastle Harbour this morning with plans of sinking some hooks into some soapy jew. Fished the last quarter of the rising tide and the slack on high but couldn’t seem to spark the interest of any jew but did manage some bycatch! A single decent flatty and 2 hefty bream including my pb 🤙 I’m no bream fisho but still stoked none the less. Didn’t get much of chance to show its strength on the 20lb setup. 42cm!, caught on a Samaki Vibelicious 85mm in pearl shrimp. A pb is definitely something to be happy about no matter what fish your chasing!. Thanks for the read,
    4 points
  4. First time out with the new “Fishraider stickers” (many thanks Donna), what a way to christen them - a rat attack north of the harbour. Master fisho Jenson (9) and his dad Adrian (soon to be Raiders) hadn’t been out for about a month, so we decided to leave early, beat the heat and get on the bait grounds early and hopefully get a bag of Kingies. God was good and boated 35 kingfish, 6 big Trevally, 5 blue spot Flatties and a swag of mackerel (didn’t count them, but at least 20). it was a hot day on all fronts the sounder shows a “rat attack” on Lowrance HDS9”
    2 points
  5. Mustad make ganged hooks with swivels. Mustard are a well known brand and work. Cheers.
    2 points
  6. Let the old fella/lass go so she can grow a touch older
    2 points
  7. A few Raiders have asked about catching Yakkas in the harbour. My approach outside requires far less finesse (bigger hooks and thicker line and a rod), but inside, I think they are somewhat tackle shy and my experience is they need a far more gentle approach. My rig: a 6lb hand line to a small swivel, then 6 or 4lb line to a no 12 (if they are biting well a no10 hook). I like “ Owner mosquito” hooks - they are ultra fine, but pretty strong. I bait this with the smallest amount of squid or fresh yellowtail that will just cover the hook and then throw this out the back into burley trail abo
    1 point
  8. If you want a stump puller for BIG units a big Penn slammer 111 will stop anything and a Monster mesh rod - This is my go to outfit for Big kings and I landed a 2.5 m Mako a few weeks back (65lb braid and 130lb Fluor) I have several Stellas (850 and 12000) and also 2 Big Saragossa’s, which are probably the best value reel on the market.
    1 point
  9. A note to all Fishraiders when placing a fishing report! Whilst we enjoy to see you good people out there catching fish and posting a report, just simply placing a picture to the report is not what fishraider is about! The content you provide with your report is what makes this site stand out from all others! It doesn’t have to be worded like journalist nor do we mind spelling mistakes etc etc but he are a few things that may help you construct a better report! General area you were fishing? what time did you leave and return? What style o
    1 point
  10. Large, soft plastic vibes and 4-6 inch paddle tails are really popular down my way. Don't rip them off the bottom like you do when chasing flathead. A gentler lift and drop seems to work best on jews.
    1 point
  11. If you want to make your own quality gang hooks, try Mustad 7766 (Tarpon hooks) with swivels between. They're super strong and if done correctly, will never fail. Try to open up the eye only just enough to fit the swivel. Tru Turn hooks are also really popular for gangs. If your Suicides are chemically sharpened, they're too brittle for the job.
    1 point
  12. My work associate fishes mostly motor oil z man grubs and gets jewies sometimes. And he fishes Hawkesbury as well. No secret spots though, usually anchor up, toss a line out .... Although good old fresh squid does well for jewies .
    1 point
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  14. You are more likely to catch yakkas in the early morning low light periods, and sometimes they will bite better into the dusk and nighttime periods, though kingies are not a nighttime fish. So far this season I have pulled out 1 or 2 yakkas, then they stop biting and disappear. Some days none have turned up. Various places of shallower water that leads out into deeper water will produce them, so around the deeper bays - Yowie, Gymea, Big Turriell, Gunnamatta, Burraneer, North West and South West Arms, Lilli Pilli. As you mentioned, they are commonly found around the wharves of t
    1 point
  15. I hope they stay around too Neil - really want to get you on a hot bite.
    1 point
  16. Ryobi 18v cordless drill - in the workshop already. Ryobi battery already with drill. Starter motor $0. Wiring, switches and connectors $0. Steel plate $0. Re-purpose old winch 1 day (and a couple of beers). Fully demountable, fully transportable to another trailer - no exposure to weather and vandals. Manual function not affected. Retrieval rate to be confirmed - but lots of combinations to try. cheers Zoran
    1 point
  17. Fishing report - Nov 25, 2020. My mate and I spent the day at Jerusalem Bay yesterday and had a bit of fun on a mix of lures and bait. We hired a tinny from Cottage Point around 9am and headed out to the bay. First hour was slow, working our way along the south edge in some deeper water - nothing taking. Tonnes of big jellyfish around (?not sure if good or bad for the fishing?) More action further in at the sand flats. Big bites early- good flathead (?50cm) put up a fight then bit us off at the boat dang. 10mins later landed a nice one at 43cm. Both on a little subsurface hard
    1 point
  18. We had a last minute cancellation of the bass comp we were supposed to be fishing on the weekend, so we decided to go camp overnight somewhere new. We headed out from Grafton to a spot I'd found on the Mann river it was a longway out but unfortunetly it was packed with people and terrible river access, we headed back to the caravan park at Jackadgerry to try and salvage what was left of our weekend. The camp area and river are connected by a 4x4 track so we took the car down and set up to spend the rest of the day there, we left the kids to do whatever it is they do and Amy and I got to castin
    1 point
  19. @big Neil After what seems like years of messages finally managed to sort out a fishing trip with Big Neil. A quick meet-up the night before to discuss plans and we were set for an early start hitting the main Nambucca river, the aim of the day everything starting with jacks and GTs. We started out slowly working upriver hitting the jack snags straight away Neil showed he was no stranger to accurate casts didn't take long before i had a take, A nice trev to start the session things were looking good, unfortunetly the fish decided to stop playing the game, the casts kept g
    1 point
  20. Just come off 3 weeks of leave coinciding with school holidays, and obviousy there was plenty of fishing done, this is the freshwater part. We spent a week camping at copeton dam, we bush camped on the upper end of the dam hoping to tangle with a big cod. The first couple of days we had aweful weather, cold winds, rain and just generally unpleasant, not to mention the fish were slow. We spent countless hours casting lures from the bank, kayaks and boat as well as soaking baits. We lost a few worms until finally one got properly eaten a solid silver perch to break the doughnut, w
    1 point
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