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    Kingfish Advice

    Been catching lots of son caught a 63cm (released) Kingfish with one on Saturday. He was drifting in 8-10m with the squid weighed down to the bottom - obviously it worked on that fish, but I just wasn't confident we were doing it right. I'm never quite sure what the best bet is. Assuming you know you are in a spot where Kingies come past - it's on their beat - but you can't see them on a sounder, where and how is the bait best presented? Sinker? Any advise appreciated!
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    Malabar Flathead there on!!

    I fish for flathead off Broken Bay. Had a session in July where all 15 fish we caught were over 47cm. This quality continued for a while. My last 2 trips to 30m & 40m during Jan/Feb we couldn't find a legal fish. 30+ fish - all really tiny. I'm guessing it must be seasonal.
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    Beach Worms

    Hi Mate - Around Tuross Heads, Bingie, Potato Point is all I know - good down there!
  4. Hi - 3 x dads looking to take 3 x 14 year old sons fishing next year. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend somewhere that offers great fishing, good guides & boats, basic comfortable accommodation and meals - and again.....great fishing! Target inshore - barra, mangrove jack, threadfin & Offshore - GTs, queenfish, Spanish mackeral, fingermark etc. All 6 people keen and experienced fishos. Leaving Sydney, so Qld or NT best - WA/Kimberley too far/expensive. I know there are lots of options so would appreciate any recommendations. Thanks Ian
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    Blue Spot Flathead

    Great idea re the jig!!
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    Blue Spot Flathead

    Hi - Thanks for your comments and questions - We only use lures & plastics inshore for dusky flathead - Pittwater, Broken Bay, Tuross River etc. Fishing in 50M I use an appropriate snapper dropper & 2 hooks - paternoster rig - & squid or pillies. Tried plastics - they work too, but not quite as well I don't think, and we are really out there just trying to grab dinner so looking for efficiency. People say use flathead for bait - it works, but if they are there, so does anything. Back out Saturday morning after a week of fish tacos.
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    Blue Spot Flathead

    40 meter mark Northern Beaches last weekend - 56cm was the biggest - only fished for an hour as mate got queasy. Plump fish - very tasty! Lot's of seals out there.
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    Blue Swimmers n Muddy

    I never crabbed for years because of the 'months with an 'r' fable - saw a guy in Pittwater 4 Winters ago with 3 beautiful blue swimmers and have had success since.
  9. Hi - I'm a keen saltwater fisherman. Never fished a freshwater impoundment in my life. My son an I are heading to Burrendong Lake near Mudgee over Easter for some camping. I'll be towing a 4.5M tinny with electric bow mount etc. Any suggestions on 'how' to fish a body of water like this appreciated! I haven't got a clue!!
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    Bonnies and Tailor - Barrenjoey

    Pittwater alive with bonito & kingfish yesterday and this morning (Monday). Careel Bay.
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    Hot session on Flathead

    That's a great session. Our last effort in Pittwater was dead, but the time before we caught 9 flatties. They just seem to fire up sometimes. If the poddy mullet are around - and I haven't checked since April - they are easy to catch in the Careel Bay shallows in knee deep water. I always allow an hour - sometimes you have 20 livies in 15 minutes - other times it takes longer to lure them in and then gain their trust! If I'm patient and keep berleying, they almost always turn up - not in Winter or early Spring though. Over the years I have noticed a pattern where I would go down there towards the end of the rising tide, but they wouldn't really 'play ball' until the tide started receding. This happened enough times that I now get my poddy mullet about an hour after high tide. There is also a way I was shown to bait the trap by an old boy 20 years ago that increased speed and success. Just chucking a bit of bread in there is not ideal.
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    Happy Hawkesbury

    Well dressed boat!
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    Chasing Bust Ups in Sydney + Video

    Quality report! Fantastic to share this - thank you!! If I could add one suggestion, it would be to approach the school with some care, which most people do. Cut the engine 40-50 meters away and let the wind or tide carry you into the school........nothing worse than over-excited anglers charging the school then wondering why it disappeared.
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    Fish ID please

    challenge to Fishraider sleuths. Friend of mine caught this fish in the Whitsundays last week. Terrible photo quality I know, but he is curious to know what it may be. Any ideas anyone?
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    First king on plastics!

    Quality fish - especially on plastics...... Well done mate!