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  1. Hey mate. A five turn surgeons knot might work a little better than the double uni for getting through your guides. Chances are you're gradually wearing the double-uni over time until it snaps. If you're on heavy braid and leader an FG know won't be too hard to tie either.
  2. Headed out this morning assuming the wind would hold off for a few hours if I got out early. Turns out I was right. Decided to bring a heavier outfit alongside my normal 1-2kg bream setup. I usually hate carrying multiple rods as it annoys the 💩 outta me having to put down and pickup a rod every time I stop for a cast. However, having come across some good sized Kings on most of my recent outings and being dusted several times, I opted for the inconvenience in hope of wrangling one these yellowtailed, Sugapen stealing bastards to the shore. The heavier outfit was a 4-7kg rod and
  3. Splashes with no hookup usually means it's a small fish, they've lost interest or they've seen you when they came up to look. You'd be surprised how big a splash a 15cm bream can make.
  4. This is definitely part of it I reckon. I think also because they have relatively small mouths and no sharp teeth they aren't able to just inhale a lure or nip at it. With bigger lures especially I'd say this is the bream trying to incapacitate the lure or prey item whilst avoiding the sharp bits. Had it happen today on a 95mm sugapen going for kings today - a crew of bream all came out and started attacking from the sides. No interest in the rear treble assist hooks.
  5. Also one last pic - this was my first 40+ bream landed pretty deep into winter last year. Was an amazing day.
  6. Thanks Derek. Knew you'd be straight into this. It's a lot of words I know, but there should be some good stuff amongst the rambling.
  7. Hi Everyone, It looks like my old post on surface breamin' has helped a few folks so I thought - since I've been fishing for bream solid over the past year with lures - I'd post a little update with some stuff I've learnt. I've broken it up into sections to make it a little easier to digest however it's a bit of ramble, so bear with me. Just a note that this is what works for me. I'm no oracle and I don't necessarily fish where you fish so take these words with a fistful of salt. WHERE? No this isn't a spot give away. Honestly if you need help finding bream in the harbo
  8. Derek a good bloke alright. Sounds like you're smashing it mate. Might see you out sometime.
  9. Yep I've caught heaps of bream on that little stretch. Unfortunately it'll be un-fishable while they're doing the re-naturalisation on the creek. Should be done in about 6 months.
  10. Hey mate sorry I missed this. Not sure where you mean? What pool behind what hardware store?
  11. I err on the side of caution when it comes to eating fish from Sydney Harbour and it's tributaries. Catch and release only I'm afraid - there's better and cleaner places to catch a bream for dinner in my opinion.
  12. If it was only rainy I would've been out for sure. Unfortunately the wind just makes it too frustrating and, given I'd be fishing amongst a lot of tall trees, dangerous. We had telegraph pole snap clean in half outside my house - still waiting for power to come back. Many large fallen trees in my neighbourhood as well. It was a frustrating day but I'm glad I stayed in.
  13. Mate you're sure to get some fish with that lot on your arsenal. Just find a bit of clear or shallow water and you'll get into em. I put off doing top water for ages as well. Always seemed so unlikely that you'd get a fish that way but trust me, it works. Best way is to go out one day with nothing but surface lures and just keep casting.
  14. It's never as bad as you think. Once you're wet it's not like you can get wetter right? Makes the shower when you get home all the better as well.
  15. Seeing as it's nearest water to my place I've been exploring what I can catch out of Johnston's Creek lately and have found it extremely productive. First of all, to call it a creek is a slight overstatement. I'm sure it was at some point but it's a pretty standard canal/stormwater drain in reality. Don't get your hopes up about casting at snags like you're on a real river. There's no real structure apart from a couple of bridges and it only fills up to a decent level on a tide over 1.5m. Make no mistake though, the fish know there's food in there and they come up in big schools lookin
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