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  1. Got this 65cm bonito on a Halco Outcast 20g near the Harbour Bridge in Sydney Harbour.
  2. With work imposing forced leave, I took the opportunity to fish with the kayak gang during my holidays. I was supposed to meet the guys at the ramp by 6am but I had trouble sleeping the night before and woke up late 5:45am! With only 15mins to get ready I messaged the guys that I would be late and not to wait up for me. Made it to the ramp by 6:20 and they were still getting ready, phew. On the way to catch livies we sounded a school of bait in the middle of the channel, a quick drop and I hook just one sardine and the school quickly disappeared. The next few hours we spend ages tryi
  3. Went for Reds and ended up catching three Bonnies. Sent two back as not sure how to cook them. Kept one as decided maybe they could be good as Kokoda. Kokoda is fish cubes partially cooked in lemon juice mixed with raw veges and coconut cream. It's amazing. Cut fish into cubes 1-1.5cm. Salt and cover in fresh lemon juice. Leave for two hours. Take 3 tomatoes and remove the seeds and liquid. Do the same to a cucumber or two as well as a capiscum. Cut up super small and put aside. Chop half the red onion up super small as well. Season well. I rinse the lemon juice off the
  4. Overdue a catch up with my old mate, who happened to be working from home we decided the new boat would bet he days office with a sunny low 20s temp and next to no wind. a lazy 10 am start saw us pottering around the third runway with no bites and all we got at watts reef was huge rock cod... with the day being so flat and the weather so tame we decided to head out out and past the heads, i set the trolling rods out basically two rods horizontal from mid ships.... let them out 30 metres and with then speedo showing a little over 4 knots we hit the north coast and started trollin
  5. The crew decided to have a casual day and stay in close since the word on the marlin was quite. Covered a total of 150km fishing a variety of reefs since fishing was slow and the results speak for themselves. Managed to cook up a nice feed of bonito photo attached below
  6. Hey Raiders so has been a while since i have been able to get out but today was the day. It was also my last chance for a few months to have a good rock session so just had to go. So set the alarm for 4am and after a couple long weeks just kept hitting snooze. Finally crawled out of bed around 4.30 and straight into the car. I had packed everything the night before. Arrived at the spot around 6 and was fishing straight away. Had pre rigged everything and was using garfish and pilles so was nice and easy. Had a couple early hits while still dark and they turned out to be t
  7. Hi Raiders a quick report. Went out of the stones yesterday arvo with the plan to chase bream in the wash. Took the small spin stick just in case and was throwing 25gm lures. Cast for about hald an hour for one good size bonnie. Was good fun on the lighter line. Took a couple good runs. Zippo on the bream though. Threw everything at them just heaps of bycatch which all went back. Was great to be out there though. Very relaxing. Cheers R&B
  8. After moving to the Sutherland shire I don't often get to fish my favourite spots where I used to live on the northern beaches, but I got a chance to fish on sunday morning. I rocked up(pun intended) to one of my favourite ledges at sunrise timed perfectly with a major solarlunar period and an approaching lowtide and started spinning. I started of with a big stick bait hoping to tempt an early morning king fish, after about half an hour I decided to switch to my lighter rod with a home made metal lure on it. 15 minutes later I hooked up but the 16 lb leader was definitely not enough as i
  9. Hey raiders Arrive at the boat ramp at 6am met by a very strong 15-20 knot westerly wind Getting bait was very difficult in these conditions managed 2 squid in 40 mins decided that would be enough as we have frozen squid from previous trips what a hellfight it was getting over the the king grounds with some easily 3ft wind swell from the west arrive at point perp.. and there is no land swell just the wind but heaps of bait and could see the kings following on the sounder was a pleasant day fishing wise horrible wind wise but we managed to catching a total of 14 kings o
  10. Hey raiders friday arvo -noticed on the drive down there was no wind and very little swell .so by 6pm we were at the boat ramp stocked with squid from the frezzer from the last trip boost over to the king grounds to find there was bait everywhere , squid strips down and the first rod goes off like a freight train! Expect to see a rat king but instead we are met with a 60cm snapper with much excitement I managed to snap my other light outfit by stepping on it, this was followed by 4 other snapper then back to the boat ramp by 7:30 very happy with a hour and half fish Saturda
  11. 18th December, I decided to spend a day down at clifton to see how the fishing is, what a great choice it was! Got there around 730 to fish the high tide at 830, 1 dink trevs and that was it. Decided to wait it out and fish later into the arvo. Spoke with another kid who was there with who i think is his older brother or friend, pretty serious anglers they were, stella 8000 rigged for livebaits and a sustain for smaller whateverbites. They had live prawns and were pitching em from the jetty and managed a few very nice bream which went back in the drink, one of which went 37. We chatted while t
  12. G'day fellow Raiders, long time reader first time poster (I hope i've posted in the right section, please correct me if I haven't) I've been down Avoca rocks recently (almost every day for 2 weeks) morning and night, spinning metals for Bonito, such as, Halco twisty (15 up to 55 Grams) and a few others which names escape me. I usually throw my bigger rod out with 1.7 metre trace with gang hooks and float with a salted pilchard and leave to sit while I spin off spinners ledge. I have had zero luck! I was lucky enough to bump into Ray R (Top Bloke!), to whom i've met a few times here a
  13. Went out with two mates to do some bottom bouncing. ran into some big bait Balls busting up on way out to check out the inner reefs. I only had a big overhead combo and my little trout set up (gen back 5'6 1-2kg spotted wiggled + gen black 2000 4pd mainline) so threw on a little 10gm slug and casted it out into the boil and immediately began to be smoked. I surprisingly turned its head after a massive deep run and got some line back before being smoked again haha this went on for a while before slowly managing to wear it out, about ten minutes later had a fat 49 cm Mac tuna boat side. Th
  14. Needed a pick me up this afternoon so decided to visit a spot that a mate had scoped out a while back and recommended unreservedly. I knew it was a serious bush walk in so decided to pack as light as possible and carry only as much as I’d be comfortable carrying back out again. So it was my light bream outfit and half a pack of salted pillies. Mental note, also bring water next time. Arrived just after 3pm and with the exception of a couple of curious bush walkers had the place to myself. Bliss. 12lb braid and leader, unweighted pillie cube onto a number 4 long shank bait holder
  15. Long awaited fishing trip, weeks in the making began at 530 am putting in at terrigal boat ramp. No wind, overcast and swell was sitting on a comfortable 1.2 metres. We set out for Texas reef and got their a hour or so later. Jigging with 180-250 gram jigs were the order of the day. First few trips to the bottom only brought in some pesky barracuda like fish, not sure what they are but there in plague proportions. By this time a number of other boats arrived and it was five of us trying to get amongst the northern peak. We were marking a few fish here and there but they were n
  16. G'day fishraiders, I'm hopefully heading down to Callala bay for a night or so in a few weeks and would like to hit a couple of spots for pelagics. If you have any suggestions feel free to PM me. I have a newly acquired 9ft shimano to try out sometime soon!
  17. Went for a quick spin session the other day in the eastern suburbs. Arriving just on first light we StArted with the heavy gear hoping for a king on stick baits. After an hour or two changed to plastics and my mate hooks a good Mack tuna that goes around 55cm. Quiet for a while so I decide to try the shore jigging technique used by a fellow raider. Using my super light 9" 3-6kg set up with 15lb braid and 10lb leader I start casting a 15g micro jig with a nice flutter action. Landed a bonito and a Mack tuna within 15 mins. Both smallish size but good fun on the light gear. Nice technique th
  18. Headed out from Port Kembla with my son for a fish. Trolled some deep diving lures around the Islands for the Bonito and fished Wollongong Reef and North of Port Kembla for the Flathead. Headed back early because my deckie (12 year old son) suffers sea sickness and had to leave the Flathead bitting?
  19. Put the boat in Terrigal ramp myself this morning. My fishing mate/mentor was busy doing renovations so I was on my own. Water 23 degrees and dirty in close. Despite this I managed a small bonito on the troll. After a few more passes I decided to move. Spotted some surface activity so I anchored up and started casting. Lure wasn't working, changed it. Then changed that one. Then changed again, smash! Pulled in a better bonito. Fish in the esky, first cast I worked the lure and at the boat a MONSTER greenback kingfish engulfed the lure. I set the hook, an initial lull while the
  20. Headed out to crackneck point this morning from Terrigal ramp. Finally some decent conditions, small swell and water 23 degrees. We kept moving around and spinning different lures and spots. It was hard work! In the end we kept 11 Bonito and 1 tailor between us both. This one is my PB at 65cm and 3.6kg.
  21. Hi all, Went out this morning in hopes of going to the Fad to see if we could get a Mahi. We knew the forecast wasn't great but it was seriously rough. Even the charter boats were turning around. We decided to have a quick troll before going in and picked up three bonito. Sorry I've only got two dodgy photos cause of the slop. Regards, Aeger
  22. Hi Raiders, put the boat in yesterday at pretty beach. Took my friend with me as a decky. it was a great session chucking lures. Conditions were ideal, calm waters and bait a plenty. We were really poling them for a while - a fish a cast. We also got 4 doubles (two fish on the one lure). Ended up almost double bag limit on the bonito and a few tailor and salmon thrown in for good measure.
  23. hello everyone, I am hoping for a little bit of advice here on chasing kings and bonito outside of Port Hacking. I am hoping to head out of Port Hacking early Monday morning (weather permitting) and will be fishing between Wattamolla and Bate Bay. Target species will be Kingfish and Bonito. I have tried trolling a few different lures along here in the past with no luck.Has anyone caught these fish here before? if so, how did you catch them? and whereabouts? Also if this fails, does anyone know of a decent drift around here for flathead or a snapper spot thats not too far out? (its on
  24. G'day Raiders, Had a cracking morning out on the water at Botany last Saturday. We woke early and hit the ramp at foreshore drive just on first light... The plan scout out some surface action then try for squid at watts reef before hitting the west of the oil wharf.... And maybe hit up the drums... So we looked around the runway first cast of the bumper bar hit a tailor way too small... With my mate pulling in a juvenile tailor too we decided to head for watts. Disaster strikes and the outboard an old 79 70 Hp will only do 7 knots rather than the usual 28..we stop have a flick at one of t
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