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  1. TheFreakyFlatty

    Beach Fishing Tackle

    G'day fellow Fishraiders, I am a newbie here and have just recently started beach fishing along with my cousin TheSillySalmon. I have a beach rod however it is pretty average. I am just looking for some advice on what some of the best rods, reels and other tackles on the market are for beaches. At the moment I am aiming for Aussie Salmon however in the future I will also be trying to hook up some bigger fish like Jewies and other species. All answers are appreciated. Cheers, TheFreakyFlatty.
  2. pugzthugz

    whiting rigs?

    Hey guys, just wondering what rig/s I should use for whiting off the beach. I've just got some size 6 long shank hooks and I am using pipi's and sandworms as bait.
  3. pugzthugz

    Salted bait?

    There are some very mixed opinions about whether you should salt bait. I was just wondering if anybody here has some opinions about salting bait(mainly pilchards). Is it really that much tougher? Is it worth the effort? Do fish like it as much or even more? I'm just interested because I've had some problems with how soft pilchards are and how they sometimes come off the hook casting.
  4. pugzthugz

    beach fishing

    Hey guys, going to Narrabeen beach at around 12:00 in a few days. I haven't gone beach fishing before and quite obviously, I want to catch fish. I was just wondering how can maximise my chances of actually getting fish and perhaps scoring a feed.
  5. Bing!

    Whiting time

    Greetings all, Long time reader, first time contributor. Decided to go for a drive south, and beach fish around Kiama. Arrived in the early afternoon on the low tide, and started fishing with pipis and preserved worms (couldn't be bothered to go beach worming as it was only planned to be a short session). Conditions were quite flat, with water clarity too good for my liking, however an hour of walking and prospecting saw an almost perfect shallow gutter present itself. Within 10 mins of the first pipi hitting the outer sandbank drop off, a nice whiting of 36 cm grabbed the bait and provided excellent sport right to my feet. Two more undersized models followed, after which a school of dart muscled in on the action. The dart fight hard for their size, as they're very effective in using their flanks to avoid being washed up onto the beach like trevs. Anyway, kept the biggest model as I've never actually consumed dart before, so was keen to give it a go. Overall, a fun 3 hours on the beach, and nice to be out in the sun. With the arrival of dart signalling warm water temperatures, I think it's going to be a great Christmas/New year break on the south coast. If anyone is going down the coast for a short holiday, be sure to bring your beach fishing gear! Also intriguingly, the whiting had quite a few hermit crabs in its stomach, possibly a new bait? I know soldier crabs work quite well in the estuaries. Cheers, B
  6. Hi Raiders It's been a long time between posts but I finally got out for 2 fishing sessions this week. Just thought I'd share the result as I know most of us are looking forward to the warmer months especially on the beaches. Headed out armed with a bag of pilchards and some frozen worms both times and was greeted by plenty of hungry bream! The action was a plenty from the first cast, the best results coming in the last hour of the run in tide then all went quiet. A couple of smallish whiting however the bream were all in between 28cm - 42cm. On the second trip I threw plenty under around 30cm back. Only kept the large amounts due to my friends and family asking constantly haha. Great fun though Cheers, James
  7. lachie1325

    Surf Shark fishing gear

    Just wondering what rod and line I should get for shark fishing from the surf I already have a reel (penn spinfisher ssm 950) I'm thinking about getting some form of 65lb multicoloured braid and I'm wanting a rod around the 10-12ft mark. It will mostly be used for bronze whalers and gummies but there is also the chance of mulloway
  8. Hi Fisho's, Im keen to try my luck with some land based fishing in Sydney for Australian Salmon. I haven't tried fishing for salmon before and want to try some lures out in the surf. Any spots would be helpful. cheers.?
  9. Went up to Terrigal for the long weekend. Had a new light beach outfit I wanted to test out (bought without hubby's permission on Friday night all set for the long weekend) - Stradic Ci4 4000 and Catana Coastal Light (10'6" 3-5kg) spooled with 15lb braid. Got out for a fish on Saturday night with hubby and father-in-law without much luck. We were fishing on the beach side, opposite the lagoon (closed). We were using a mix of soft plastic, pilchard, prawn and worm. There were blue bottles about and there was a bit of a swell. Sunday night, tried the beach again from 6:30pm. Quite a few more guys fishing the same area. Glassy water with small waves breaking. Got my first ever whiting but it was under sized so back it went. Was awesome to christen the new outfit. Got if off beach worms. Getting whiting off the beach is one of my goals this season - along with a kingfish that is legal size. Monday morning, the boys were headed out for golf so I snuck another session in - a few hours from 7:30am. Lots of morning walkers, no fishos. Tried further north on the beach, between Terrigal and Wamberal. A local who lived right on the beach came by asking if I was getting any bites. Told me his favourite bait was king worms bought from Freddy's at Erina. He came back an hour or so later with rod in hand as I was packing up. Within 15 min, he was hooked on to a nice salmon. I actually saw the salmon in the waves earlier. He said it spat out a bunch of white bait. Deadly bait. He was nice enough to give me a bit of worm "from one fisherman to another" - but geez it was longer than my arm in lengh! Aren't fishos the best? Was tempted to re-rig and try the bait but it was getting hot and needed to get home before the hubby found out I snuck out to fish again Hope everyone had a good long weekend and had better luck!
  10. BearSawyer

    Beach fishing?

    G'day. I have done some beach fishing this year at North Curl Curl beach on the Northern beaches, and I have caught a few things, but have had trouble getting the fish to bite. I was wondering if anyone knew exactly what to do and how to do it when it comes to beach fishing Cheers
  11. Deathlyklown

    Newcastle/Nobbys Beach

    Ello ello I'm just curious to know if anyone has tried fishing from Newcastle or Nobby's beach's? Any luck? If so what species? I want to get over and try Stockton but travel is somewhat limited at the moment (no licence for now) so I'm stuck with public transport.
  12. G'day, I would like to add a couple of lures to the tackle box when I fish the surf and rocks, to replace bait on the occasions that I haven't got any or it isn't convenient to use. I've used a surf popper on a paternoster rig to good effect in the surf, but looking for lures that require a fast retrieve. I will be sticking with my regular beach/rock setup in terms of rods and reel, hoping to just rig a lure and cast when required. Rods: 13-14ft medium to fast taper 2 glass and 1 carbon-fibre; reel: Alvey 650grbc which is geared 2:1. A new setup is out of the question, at this stage. Any advice on types and styles (targeting whiting/flatties/bream up to sambos/tailor and anything else!!!), casting anywhere from 10m-100m... Cheers!
  13. Hey everyone, I'm heading up to Port Macquarie this weekend and Coffs Harbour the next with a few mates. Never been to or fished these areas so I was just wondering if anybody on the forum could provide us with some tips in regards to landbased (beach, rock, breakwall, estuary) locations for fish as well as some good locations for squid, and tips on what bait to use in the recommended spots. Mainly after tailor, kingfish, jewfish, salmon, bonito, bream, flathead. And anything else that would put up a good fight Cheers, Daniel
  14. Hey guys, Just wondering if anybody can help me out. I am going away this weekend up the Central Coast. Heading to Shelley Beach near The Entrance. Does any body know good beaches to fish from there, or any good ledges? Will be my first time fishing up there and want to make the best of the few days ill have. Any help much appreciated in advance. Cheers
  15. hey guys I'm heading down to narooma/mystery bay this weekend looking for some rocks/beach to spin off for pelagics. Does anyone know any easily accessible spots?
  16. Anyone have any luck beach fishing at Wattamolla beach??. If so what have you caught?. What bait you use and where abouts in Wattamolla beach?. (eg with maps and arrows ) Going there for my birthday i want to catch something xD. ps. Ive seen fish there jumping out of the water.
  17. Hi guys, I am planning on heading down to Meroo National Park, just south of Ulludulla next week for a few days camping and mostly FISHING! I am a keen fisho, but amateur at best. I went down and fished this very spot last easter, in search of a good beach Salmon or Tailor. I had researched and learnt all I could about the best ways to catch these guys. No luck on the salmon in the end, caught a nice flatty and a few little ones, a dart, a small trevally and a rock fish of some description…and a tone of bream from Meroo lake..(thoroughly recommend!) I can’t quite attribute my failure for the salmon though.. I was running two types of rigs. A paternoster rig with a 2x 2/0 baitholder hook and BM 2oz sinker with enough trace to stop it all tangling up. The second rig was a simple running ball sinker 1oz-2oz with 45cm leader into a 2/0 baitholder. Both sets were baited with cut segments of pillies, I did try 3/0 ganged hooks, but never got a nibble… Plus I could never set the hooks right, and as we are camping, the further the trip progressed the softer the pillies became(ice kept melting), they eventually just fell of the hooks. I had spotted a school of salmon about 10m offshore hunting through the waves, cast out into the pack, and not a bite. Similarly, I attempted lures into the same school and not a thing. They were definitely salmon because I met a dude later that avo and he said he had caught two whoppers at that same spot! Bugger!! I fished the gutters, the run-in and out tide, the deep holes and the rips… Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have another 3 days next week to get them, and I am not coming home empty handed! Cheers, Liam
  18. Hey raiders. Anyone going beach/rock fishing anywhere down the south coast that wouldn't mind me tagging along to learn to some new tricks? I've been fishing mainly at windang, Bombo and Werri Beach and rock fishing on the northern end of werri beach, I've had a little bit of luck with a few small salmon and a couple drummer but I know I have plenty more to learn. Biggest thing I want to learn more about is picking the spot for beach fishing, gutters and conditions etc. also keen to learn more about techniques for different species other than Salmon and Taylor. I live in Sydney but travel south often as I have a caravan at werri beach. Happy to go a little north of Sydney if need be but south coast is preferred. Thanks guys! ??
  19. krause

    Salmon!

    Anyone know of any beaches or areas producing a realitively consistnt supply of salmon. I was having luck down south, but my favourite gutter got washed away last week, all the fish left with it. Ideas?
  20. sean11

    Beach fishing go pro

    Heres a video of me and the old man getting into some salmon, took the go pro and made this short video check it out Cheers!
  21. So having had some success from the beach in the recent low swells with flathead, i decided to try again in the bigger swells to see what difference it made. so i up my gear to heavy star sinkers, and armed with a few salted pilchards i set up base on the beach and waited for the surfers to leave. at dusk my first line got wet and it was a steady stream of fish of from there on in . with a lot of non hook ups and rig changing, to find the most efficient, I landed 7 legal flathead smallest being 41cm. the last of which gave a little knock, so i paused waited, and waited....and then boom! it shot off on a short but sharp initial run, im think ahh nice salmon. so i turn its head and it swims fast at me, im like ahhhh nice flat head, then stops turns and takes another few runs and even comes to the surface, so im thinking what??? if this is a flathead its going to be a pb for sure! and sure enough after an awesome fight in the surf this whopping 68cm croc rocks up at my feet! im stoked! i never expected to get my pb flathead off the beach! so pleased with recent success ive been having with the flathead, im developing quite a taste for them!
  22. Recently moving back to the northern beaches I'm looking to get back into some beach fishing. Anyone interested in showing me some good places or trying it out? Nights and weekends. I've been fishing for years so know what it is and where it goes, just lacking the local knowledge, but some great looking gutters and holes around from the recent swell. Dave