Jords boi

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  1. Hey all, im suffering from a bit of winter blues and most of the spots I fish during the warmer months are comparatevly dead. I’m still keen to get out (early mornings or late arvo/nights) but am pretty unsure of where to go. I usually put a heavy line out with a big bait (yakka/pillie/squid) and have a line for an SP but am open to trying new things. Anyone have any ideas on what could be some good areas to try (not your secret spots) that are around Sydney harbour. I would love to try and hunt a king having never caught one. Any advice I’d be keen to hear and appreciate!!
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    Land based Sydney harbour in winter

    My bad! I looked for recent articles but should’ve looked further back
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    Looking for spots

    head over to the fishing articles page and there are articles about certain spots that are commonly fished.
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    Caught at Roseville bridge (starry toadfish)

    Thanks!! Must be this time of year or something
  5. Never seen a toadfish/puffer fish this big, is it something else?? Been fishing these areas/waters for years and never seen one
  6. Heading off to Cowan creek Friday night and staying over on a boat till Saturday arvo this weekend. Hoping to go after some Jew and some other stuff so we are looking to catch some yakkas and other baitfish we can live bait with. I’ve got a rod set up with a sabiki jig and have been told sometimes putting bread or squid on the end of the little hooks works sometimes. I’ve had some luck with yakkas at Waratah bay down on Cowan creek but was wondering what are some helpful hints and tips hunting yakkas. I’m only fairly new to fishing more seriously so am trying to soak in as much knowledge as I can from all you wise raiders so all your help has and will be much appreciated! JordsBoi
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    Best Catch Ever (till Now Anyway)

    Hi Derek, I believe it was just the basic sub species rather than the goliath, but our boat driver caught one 1m+ that was potentially a goliath, not quite as big as Jeremy Wade's one. The normal ones grow up to 33lb's and i believe the biggest goliath ever caught was 150lbs+ which is absurd. Ill have to look around for some photos and get back to you!
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    Hawkesbury Handline Fishing

    Sinker was just sitting on the line not tied on by itself. It’s brand new so doubt there would’ve been nicks or damage to the line. I’m heading out tomorrow and I’ve got wire trace on it now so hopefully won’t get bitten off again!
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    Hawkesbury Handline Fishing

    Always been a fan of handlining when I’m on a boat, I find it gives a cheaper alternative to having lots of rods out at once and can get more of a chance of catchig with more lines out, especially for catching yakka and other baitfish. I recently purchased a couple big handlines (40/60/80lb) and have added them to the arsenal when out in Cowan creek or Pittwater etc (the local for me). Last week as mentioned in a previous post I managed to catch a couple big blue swimmer crabs on said handlines as well as a couple decent bream (31cm & 29cm). On my 80lb line I had a huge slab of yakka on a big hook (unsure of size) and after 20mins or so of it sitting just above the bottom of a real deep section of Cowan creek BOOM the hand reel line went off and I slowly grabbed it and let the line flow out and it was extraordinarily heavier and stronger than the bream caught earlier on the handline. After 10 seconds or so the line snapped and the hook/sinker gone. Would love to know what people think might’ve been the culprit. It was around a section of Cowan in between cottage point and Cowan point. As a result of this somewhat disheartening event (thought I was on to a monster catch and dinner), I’ve rigged one of my big hand reels with a wire trace ready for next time. I’m heading out to Cowan the next two saturdays in search of revenge and I’ll make sure I report my journey. Would also love to hear stories of people’s experiences with handlining and any advice would be greatly appreciated, maybe even stories of raiders’ biggest catch on a handline?? Thanks all!
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    Jeremy Wade is back!

    Jeremy Wade is a living icon! This news made my day!
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    Best Catch Ever (till Now Anyway)

    The poor bloke who dropped that!!! I was in Zimbabwe fishing on Lake Kariba a number of years ago and had the bucket list opportunity to fish for tiger fish. The fight those things put up is other worldly. Thick wire trace is obviously essential but we were fishing pretty heavy gear and I managed a 65cm Tiger which was hands down my most favourite catch.
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    Hawkesbury Handline Fishing

    my first guess was a shark, but interesting that you say it couldve been a hairtail. Thats amazing! wouldve been a pretty crazy experience bringing in one of them on a handline. I'm with you, love the feel and the whole primitive nature of it.
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    Hawkesbury Handline Fishing

    That’s incredible, what a sight that would’ve been. I’ll be heading to refuge bay this weekend, here’s hoping!
  14. Launched the tinnie at half 6 yesterday morning at apple tree bay and headed up the creek. Managed 4 big yakka (35cm-40cm) in Waratah bay, although wanted some smaller ones for live-baiting but not luck haha. Then headed around to what I think was Looking Glass bay near Cottage Point and not 5 minutes after anchoring down, some garfish started jumping around and soon more and more were getting chased around the bay by some bigger fish. All of a sudden they were right around the boat and we saw 3 or 4 massive fish that looked like kingfish but they looked and swam more like tuna and had the incredible girth of tuna. I’ve been told kingfish don’t grow too big there and big ones aren’t found in Cowan creek but these were huge (Close to a metre I’d say). Any idea if these were just rogue large kingies or something else? Managed to get a couple big bream and blue swimmer crabs for lunch too, so a good day all in all!
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    Successful day on Cowan creek + feeding frenzy

    Well here’s hoping next time it happens I’ll be ready to catch one and then we can ID it properly
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    Successful day on Cowan creek + feeding frenzy

    Yeh I’m thinking they could’ve been Mack tuna with that girth and the markings and colour. It was a pretty incredible thing to witness. One of them chased a garfish so hard the garfish hit the hull of our boat and then became the fish’s breakfast
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    Successful day on Cowan creek + feeding frenzy

    Yeh that’s why I was surprised! Had the exact same markings as a yakka yellow tail of the same style. Unsure what else it could’ve been for that size, defs not a tailor as we caught some tailor at that same spot but they were small throwbacks. Any advice on catching those big kingies and what set ups to use? I felt annoyed and frustrated that I missed an opportunity to catch one but I wasn’t prepared or set up. Thanks!
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    And This Makes THREE

    On zman grubs again? That thing is a horse!!
  19. Got the use of a tinnie for a week and hit narra lake and did some fishing around dusk and got a fair few just undersized bream but no flatties or Jew (using live poddies) as well as mullet fillets. Keen to head out around Cowan creek (launch apple tree bay) but does anyone have any advice on what might be good to catch some sizeable fish?
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    Port Stephens- teaching the next generation!

    That’s incredible! Wish I was catching fish that big now not to mention at that age
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    Pittwater Success

    Used to fish around there years ago but thanks for the reminder about it! Even drove past there yesterday! The reds are a great catch well done
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    Pittwater Success

    Where abouts at palm beach may I ask??
  23. First time poster and fairly new to fishraider, already learnt a heap so thanks everyone. Mostly do my fishing off jetty’s and the shoreline around the Hawkesbury, cottage point, bobbin head, areas around that. Just wondering what kind of set ups where best for fishing like this, would love some advice. Been catching a lot of small snapper, leather jacket and the occasional decent bream.
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    Hawkesbury fishing from the shoreline

    Cheers mate, I’ll give it a go soon!
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    Allow Me To Introduce Myself

    Hey my name is Jords. Been fishing since I was a young lad back in the 90’s but only just started getting a bit more serious and well, addicted. Love being in the outdoors and nature and the idea of being able to catch a fish for dinner, but also keen to throw back anything that is better off in the water for the populations. Usually fish around the Hawkesbury and sometimes up the coast of NSW (smiths lakes/forster/ port Stephens) and some beach fishing around the northern beaches. Still learning about soft plastics and have had some luck but nothing substantial. Get a lot out of reading people’s amazing knowledge and experience and already had more luck and fish after joining. Only picture I could find was a bream off the beach at last light (and my last cast with last bit of pilchard.