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  1. Koalaboi

    Port Stephens- raider meet

    Well done. Great fish and a wonderful memory that will stay with you forever. Good on ya Scratchie for helping make it happen. KB
  2. Koalaboi

    The entrance

    A maltese mate of mine who learned to fish in malta suggested soaking in milk before cooking. I skinned the fillets, removing the dark meat and marinated them in a tarragon/little salt n pepper/milk marinade. I poached the fillets in the milk which I used to make a white sauce. Turned out pretty nice. Goes well with other fish too. Have tried flicking plastics for flatties in Tuggerah Lakes the last few days with no hits except one undersized tailor. KB
  3. Koalaboi

    The entrance

    The run to the sea is full of sand and little tidal flow through the lake west of the bridge. Historically, the fishing has been best with the channel open. There's hardly any flow atm with the channel only about 2 metres wide and maybe a foot deep at the beach. I've found this winter to be very disappointing. The blackfish run was very patchy. Some leatherjackets around a little while back. No poddies in the shallows when I checked the other day. Don't know about bream and a bit early for whiting, flatties, prawns and crabs. That being said, fish long enough and hard enough and you may score the odd flattie or bream. Beach and stones look a better option for land based fishing. Good luck and post a report about your trip to let us know how you went. KB
  4. Koalaboi

    Magenta shores beach

    Depends on how they are cooked. Tried baking and it was horrible. Crumbed and fried was ok, curried was good, thai fish cakes also. Workmate said to soak overnight in milk. KB
  5. Koalaboi

    Port Stephens-Snapper Fishraider record

    Congratulations on catching such a wonderful fish. The excitement of landing a big fish is a special feeling. KB
  6. Koalaboi

    Best Rock Fishing Spot around Sydney

    I used to fish North head near Fairy Bower, Long Reef, North Whale Beach and Barrenjoey. All time all round favourite had to be Long Reef for the variety of fishing you can do and the fact that it can be ok to fish in a huge range of conditions. Caught snapper, tailor, bream, blackfish, drummer etc. Not really a spot for LBG fishing though. There's groper there too. KB
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    With Tuggerah Lakes pretty quiet I decided to team up with a mate and hit the rocks. Been a long while since I had a serious fish off the stones and it took a while to get into the swing of things. Managed a nice blackfish at 39 cm then hooked into what felt immediately like a decent pig. Thinking that I'd be very unlikely to land it on blackfish gear, I held on hoping for the best. Managed to keep it out of the kelp and caves, finally washing it up onto the rocks. At 56 cm it was one of the biggest pigs I've caught. A great day with beautiful weather and good company. KB
  8. Koalaboi

    RFI - The Entrance, shore-based

    Hi, Picnic Point is a good spot with shelter and BBQs...it is exposed in a westerly wind so not that great during much of this winter. Like fredflathead said above, the north side of the bridge is good as it has a wharf to fish from, plenty of parking and there is childrens play equipment there too...it is also a bit sheltered from the wind too. The memorial park will be pretty busy this weekend with the Country Music festival and to be honest, it's not a great spot to fish. The channel to the sea is full of sand andthe tidal movement is a bit slow. Fishing from the Dunleith caravan park side might be a go though I've never done very well there. An alternative might be to fish the beach...with the westerly winds we seem to be getting non stop atm the beach will be sheltered though with not much swell it may be quiet. Top be honest, the lake seems pretty quiet this winter. Last I heard there were a few leatherjackets coming in, the blackfish seem to be a hit and miss proposition and there are not many fish to be seen in the crystal clear water as I walk around the lake and over the bridge. I hope you have a good trip up here. KB
  9. Koalaboi

    Keeping cabbage weed fresh overnight

    Hi, Overnight Like Ozzybass sauys shoud be fine. Just keep it in a cool place and don't compress the bait, plenty of air in there. You can keep it in the firdge for longer periods and I've even used it after freezing. Just be sure to leave plenty of air in the package. KB
  10. Koalaboi

    Reminiscing -Mulloway, Kingfish and the 'Murk' effect

    Hi, Great read. I cut my blackfishing teeth at North Head about 1 km north of Bluefish murk. I did make the effort to get to the murk and was wondering why anyone would fish there when there was so much crap (literally) in the water. Your line would come up festooned with scraps of toilet paper, the odd scrap of condom and other stuff that gets flushed down the toilet. The processing back in those days was pretty minimal. And, the smell was awful. I just couldn't eat fish from there. Just the same, if you're not fishing for the table, I can understand the attraction of such places for the fish that could be caught. Some huge catches came in as the blokes at my fishing club would tell us about at meetings. The climb down to the ledge was very sketchy and I wondered how you would get back up with a load of fish plus gear. I never went back. This would be around the early to mid 1970s. I then switched to fishing further north at Long Reef, Whale Beach and Barrenjoey. The fishing was good. KB
  11. Koalaboi

    The Entrance Fishing

    Yaama, Pretty cold and very quiet up here atm. The lake looks like it will be completely cut off from the ocean very soon. The channel near the sea is only a few feet deep and the sand spit from the north is creeping inexorably south. No luderick fishing near the mouth. Further back in the system blokes seem to be having on/off days along the wall fishing for blackfish. Weed is hard to come by. Flathead flicking with SPs by me has been a waste of time but then I'm not very patient. It's too cold to keep at it with no interest from the fish. Have had a fish the last two days and nothing. The water is clear, very clear and cold. Bring on summer.....I just hope that the Lake is not cut off from the sea. I am wondering if the new groyne put in to keep sand on The Entrance Beach has had the unintended consequence of closing up the lake? KB
  12. Koalaboi

    Need help finding fish

    See this map: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/680450/Map-lakemacquarie.pdf KB
  13. Koalaboi

    Central Coast Fishing

    Hi Vanders, I had a very quick look for weed from the jetty at the end of Panorama Parade at Berkeley Vale and there was plenty around...if a little dirty after the fresh. Good luck. KB
  14. Koalaboi

    Where can i fish for Flathead best!

    Where in Australia do you live? KB
  15. Koalaboi

    Central Coast Fishing

    Hi, The rocks south of the ocean baths at The Entrance offer a couple of spots as long as you have a low tide and very calm seas. Just reading your post again: Toowoon Bay Point is only fishable on very low seas and mostly low tides. It's hard to get out to atm as the sand tombolo linking the point to the shore has been washed away by the big seas. You can pussyfoot out there in a couple of spots but everything: seas, wind, tide etc has to be just right. A hard spot to fish. Mostly shallow The deep water off the front is hard to access by casting as there is lots of reef in the way and no safe area to fish from. Blackfish are supposedly caught in the shark hole gutter, an obvious gutter about 100m south of the Toowoon Bay Surf Club but I've never done any good there. The rock platform from there to Shelly Beach is OK to pussyfoot for bream, blackfish and drummer on a high tide as long as the swell is very light. The platform between Blue Lagoon and Bateau Bay is ditto to the previous spot. Lots of potential for pussyfooting on the high tide for bram, drummer and blackfish but again, the swell needs to cooperate. Bateau Bay rocks at the south end offers some decent water to fish as long as the tide is low and the seas and swell very small. Drummer and blackfish, groper, bream etc Good luck. KB