Richard Warren

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  1. Nice fish. Good way to start the season.
  2. Blaxland, Yes, very lucky to live so close to the water. I use 8 lb braid with a 6 foot trace of 8 lb mono. The area I was fishing is about 3 to 4 feet deep with patches of ribbon weed and very little tidal flow so I just use a size 4 suicide hook and no sinker.
  3. I went for a quick fish yesterday afternoon from a wharf walking distance near my home. I was using old pilchards for bait that had been refrozen a couple of times so wasn't expecting much. Caught a few small red bream and yellow fin bream then just as it was getting dark I got a couple of keeper bream and got smoked by something that took 50 metres of line before the line broke near the hook. I suspect a large flathead or maybe a tailor from the look of the fraying where the line broke. Good to get a feed of fish and the one that got away always encourages you to go fishing again.
  4. It's been a while since I posted but I retired about six months ago to Lake Macquarie and have a bit more time to go fishing. I went down to our local beach last Friday afternoon about 3.30. Wasn't very hopeful as the beach was like a lake and very little white water but thought I'm here so may as well have a cast. Ended up fishing through till about 6.30 and caught a 59 cm Aussie Salmon, a 51 cm Tailor & a 39 cm Flathead. I was using pilchards on ganged hooks. Turned the salmon into Thai fish cakes. Thanks for reading.
  5. Nice way to spend a Monday. Hope you didn't re hurt your back pulling up the whiting.
  6. You certainly are keen with yesterdays rain. Congratulations on the crab. Thats a stonker!!!
  7. Yer. Its amazing how good the fishing was the week before you go and how fantastic it gets once you leave but at least you got a few and its sounds much better than being at work. Richard
  8. Sorry to hear about Keith. Hopefully he will be back running around soon. All my best wishes and good luke for the future. Rich
  9. Ben I did the same sort of trip as you a couple of years ago. We were on a 40 foot catamaran and trolled all sorts of lures all over the place for zip. I had a bit more luck in the tender, trolling along the edges of the fringing reefs. Unfortunately the heaviest gear I had was about 20 lb breaking strain. I got blown away a couple of times but managed to get a few smaller trevally, queenies, one small Spanish mackerel and other reef dwellers. I couldn’t agree more with you about well worth the money. It’s a beautiful place. You’ve got me thinking I’ll have to start planning another trip up that way. Rich
  10. Pete, Bad luck with the big one but at least you won't go hungry. Nice bag of bream there. Richard
  11. Pete, Thanks for taking me out in your boat and your advise on the water. Even though I didn't end up with any fish in the boat it was a great day with good company. That whiting was a beauty. I don't think the photo does it credit. Also to all the admin for all their work in organising the event and Mich who ran the class I was in a very big thankyou. Like everyone's comments earlier I had a great day and can't wait for the next one. Regards Richard
  12. Roberta, Great report and photos as usual. Pity You couldn't find those comp winner bream but it sounds like you had a great time anyway. Regards Richard
  13. Congratulations on 7 th place finish. Great report as usual with some beautiful photos. I use to go to Dunbogan for my annual holidays when I was a kid. It really is a pretty spot. I look forward now to the blackfish reports from Forster. The blackies were probably just starting to feel safe again after a Roberta free summer and now they will be shaking in their fins. Regards Richard
  14. Nice catch. Good to hear Berowra is still supplying some good quality fish. Regards Richard
  15. Its surprizing the damage a kangaroo can do. I ran into one in my car a few years back. It hopped away without noticing and I was left with a huge dent in my grill. At least you caught a couple and you will have a fishing partner keen to go fishing with you for a while. (although you will probably be hearing about her flathead for a while as well.) Regards Richard