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Found 108 results

  1. Kracka

    ISO float fishing

    Gday raiders, Just wondering if anyone has used the japanese ISO floats for blackfish/luderick. And if so, how do they compare with a quill/pencil float? I would imagine the pencil floats offer less resistance to a down given that both are weighted properly BUT I've seen quite a few blokes off the stones using these ISO set ups and they swear by them. The long ISO rods and reels cost an arm and a leg... Plus I just love my good old alvey rod and reel blackfish setup. So just keen to know about the floats if anyone's had experience with them.
  2. 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.
  3. Niffa

    Ultra Light Bream Reel

    Hey guys, I am looking into getting a new reel on my new 1-3lb Ultralight Bream rod. I was thinking Luvias 1003 or the new Stradic FB (please don't make this another S vs D thread) but am unsure. My budget is around $300 (+/- $50). I am open to overseas option and would prefer the reel to be suitable light (approx. 170g). Hope this narrows it down. Thanks for the suggestions in advance.
  4. Vanders

    Central Coast Fishing

    Hi everyone, Next weekend i'll be down in the central coast with the wife, all day Sunday and she'll be working, so I'll have the day spare to go... fishing! I don't really know the area, and I'll be around the entrance area, and land based. I'm guessing they'll maybe be blackfish, salmon, tailor, bream? Any tips? Judging from google maps there's toowoon point etc, or the rockwall west of the bridge... but i'm really just guessing. Thanks!
  5. JeffCarrera

    surf fishing in winter

    Hello raiders! so I've recently started surf fishing for whiting. My first couple of attempts was somewhat successful, as I managed to get on to some fish (mainly targeting whiting/bream). On both occasions the fish were biting but I had to cut both outings short as I was shivering in the cold being wet from the waist down. Even today while I was fishing from 10am-12nn I couldn't fish for much longer as being wet plus the cold wind made it unbearable (was just wearing short pants and shirt + windbreaker jacket for the top). What sort of clothing do you guys normally wear when surf fishing in winter to keep warm (I know it's not really winter yet, but I plan to fish the surf in winter too to avoid the crowd). Any thoughts/experiences on noeprene waders with gum boots or wetsuits? waders seem a bit bulky and wetsuits might be good but your feet will get wet too? thanks in advance for any input.
  6. FishermanSteve

    30min session

    Went out tonight to the jetty at Rose Bay for 30mins. On the second cast hooked on to a bream. Was using a lightly weighted pilchard tail. Great quick session(had to let off some steam)
  7. this weekend im heading up to the entrance for a fishing trip usung crank baits and soft plastics. ive never fished there and im not taking a boat or kayak. any locals know where the best places to fish for flathead or bream are around the bridge. i might hire a kayak but if possible land spots and spots i can wade out to are preferred. cheers guys i can only really fish in this area
  8. FishermanSteve

    Bream bonanza

    Another evening session at Seaforth. Straight through small running ball sinker and lumo bead to a size 4 hook, alternating between squid and yakka slices. Lots of bream biggest 36cm, as usual take one for food. Some other lads at the spot caught a 56cm Flathead also on yakka. Hong Kong beauty Fong caught a legal blue swimmer crab, tasty lunch for her tomorrow.
  9. FishermanSteve

    Mixed bag

    Easter Sunday and I thought a spot of fishing was in order. Clifton Gardens was the first destination. Every man and his dog had the same idea so I had a lovely BBQ then proceeded to another spot in Seaforth. After a very slow start of undersize snapper and whiting, the bream appeared. Three of the bream were legal and I thought would make a light lunch for Easter Monday. Amongst the catches of snapper, bream and whiting were a numb ray and an eel(unfortunately no blue swimmer crab again). That being said a guy there had one drop off his line bringing it up to the jetty. All in all a fun evening with the BBQ and people who were out fishing also.
  10. FishStickSteve

    Narrabeen Lagoon Does it Again!!!

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you good news! My Shiny new rod and reel had a brilliant run this last weekend. It was Saturday 17th of March, and after a long morning looking at apartments and becoming more stressed out. My wonderful misses suggested we go to Narrabeen for a quick fishing session before we headed over to the relatives for dinner. I grabbed my lures and my misses swung past our bait shop for some hawkesbury prawns. It was around 32 degrees but there was no wind. It was uncomfortably hot but the fishing was worth it. We got to our usual spot and as we approached our spot I noticed there was a lot of surface activity as there was fish going mad for prawns, So I threw on a small 04 Suicide hook and a little piece of prawn the size of my thumb nail (no sinker) I threw some prawn heads in near a fallen over tree and saw bream absolutely smashing the prawn heads. I flicked my bait in right besides the free and as the bait hit the water I hooked a 30cm bream. I squealed with excitement as my rod bent and reel screamed. I reeled it in and released. I was having so much fun that I did not notice that 2 hours had gone by, In that time my lovely misses caught a good little 40cm flathead and I lost count after my 10th Bream, I was pulling anything between 15cm up to my PB of 38cm (It seemed to be a fan of weight watchers). All Bream were released as my misses already saw to us having dinner for Sunday night. My new shiny rod and reel is awesome! I will include a picture of it once I get home. Peace and Tight Lines FSS
  11. BIGG DADDA TREVS

    Fishing and Crabbing

    Went with 2 buddies and @Pattherat to his place north of Sydney for a few days of fishing and crabbing. Got there thursday morn and decide to go fishing. I fished plastics while everyone else a mix of bait and plastics. No action on the plastics so decided to help my mates who new with this type of fishing. Had them on a tiny hook with a longshank to try for the numerous dink bream there. To everyones surprise the little bait rod goes off, screaming drag running around the boat into broken branches. The he stops moving, he was proper snagged. Pat smokes in his lure to help me with the fish and there was a very nice flatty behind it, he though that it was the fish on my line so he yanked the lure out of the water. We try to wiggle the fish out to no avail. We know he's still on as every now and then there's a few headshakes. As the weather was rather hot and the water was very nice and cool I decide to hop in and try to get the fish out. Since it rained the day prior the water was pretty mucky and clarity was not the greatest. We tried for quite a while following the line down and digging around unsuccessfully, I was ready to give up but pat insisted on 1 more dive. Deep breath and straight to the bottom this time, instead of trying to untangle the line I yanked the branch out and pat got a good look at the stick. The bream was tangled up everywhere in the branch. Got the fish out and we went for a swim in the creek. Before that though we dropped 4 pots with bonito heads and frames around the mangroves to try for muddies. Swam around, messing about with some half-hearted fishing mixed in and 2 hours later we pulled the pots. First on up had an average sized crab, around 10-12cm vertically across the back. Second pot came another at the same size. Third pot was empty and the fourth had one large crag and another regular one. Thanks to @rickmarlin62 for the tips of having the entrances of the pots parallel to the tide. Very happy with the result we took the crabs up to the house and let them clean themselves out in the bathtub. The pots which still had bait were left in, we had dinner and headed out to check the pots again. The very first one we pulled housed a large crab and a ray. The remaining 3 pots were all empty, we think that the yield is dictated very much by the tide. The first drop was through the high tide and the second was low running out, hence the less successful second attempt. next day was far too hot for any fishing or crabbing during the day so we just stayed inside and watched some movies. Then as the sun began to lower we set 2 pots loaded with bait. Checked them 2 hours later and one was empty the other had 1 very respectable size crab measuring 15 length ways across the shell and another average size crab but since we already had so many crabs we let that one go. We left the one untouched pot overnight to see what it would yield. Third day we went out at high tide to pull the pot left overnight but unfortunately the bait was gone and the pot was empty. Just a question, does anyone know if we should check to pots more often and not leave overnight cause the crabs get out? We took the chance at high tide to pull the boat out and get it clean for the trip back. Since the big boat was out we took a little rowing boat down to our usual spot and tried for flattys. Cast for a while with nothing, suddenly I get a nice hit. A decent flatty around 40. Not too long later pat picks up my rod to try the different lure, second cast he hooks a nice 43. We keep casting but nothing. Out of nowhere a massive hit and I rip the rod up, fish on! Very nice fish, able to peel line of my 4000 size reel (I know its a little overkill for flatties. 30lb leader too but pat assured me the fish in the creek were pretty dumb). 4 or 5 series of runs later we land this absolute monster for a little creek such as this. Measured 80 on the money. Left the next day and thx to pat for letting me nick those 2 muddies of ya! Ate them that night and they were crackin! Great fishing and crabbing trip up the coast.
  12. Big low tide yesterday afternoon so hit the rocks with soft plastics. The southerly was blowing hard but Ide recently bought a new rod and was heaps keen to use it so off we went..Started with on a 5" zman streakz curly tail in pink and first cast was onto a nice bream about 35, right in close in about a foot of water. The plastic only just fit in its mouth lol. Chucked him back then snagged the zman a few casts later so rigged up a storm 4" minnow and walked further out. It was real snaggy so I was just cranking the lure just under the surface and managed a tailer after just a few casts, about 40cm. Threw him back too. It absolutely destroyed the plastic so I headed back before the tide came up too high. bream on the 5' zman The wind died off heaps around 7:30 so packed the gear back in the car and drove down the back beach looking for a gutter. High was at 10:00 so plenty of time. Ive been keen to try some gulp sandworms off the beach instead of baits, and see if anything likes em. So rigged up the new rod with a 6" sandworm in camo and lobbed it out. Launched out a worm bait as well on my bigger rod and waited to see which got hit first. Don't normally use two rods in case of tangles but thought it should be right.. About 9:30 the jew came on the chew, first fish a 68cm soapy then a 95cm straight after, both on the preserved worms. Nearly got tangled in the other line on both fish lol, Also managed to miss two good fish as well that definitely weren't bream.. all up two tarwhine two bream and two jew, all released. The gulp! ended up catching a decent bream as well, was an epic night. First time using the GoPro so will try upload footage once I figure it out ? Littler one 68cm 95cm cheers!
  13. ARC H

    Jimmys Beach

    Went down port stephens for a change and got some nice whiting along with a flattie and bream. Using Nippers for bait. And 6lb flurocarbon leader
  14. SickWolf

    The entrance

    Heading to the entrance for the first time in a couple of days, and i was wondering if anyone could tell me where i could pump yabbies for bait and hopefully catch some bream or flathead. Thanks
  15. 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 hook and wait. As always, the first fish on the scene were baby snapper. Then came the baby bream. And then all hell broke loose. Over the next 30 minutes landed 4 bream all over 30cm and had another bigger one bust me off around an oyster encrusted pylon. It was a catch and release day for me so all went back into the drink. After 5pm things had quietened down. The baby snapper were back, along with baby tailor and a few yakkas into the bargain. By 6pm I was thinking about calling it a day, and a good day at that. And then the big boys arrived. Something picked up the pillie and took off like a bat out of hell. Managed to get it close to the jetty and saw it was a rat king. Once near the jetty the bastard took off straight under it and I was doomed. Ran around a pylon and the line parted. Holy crap! First time ever for me hooking a king. Round about now bait starting busting up about 20 metres in front of me. Threw my trusty pillie as close as I could get it. Hit! Another powerful run. Got the fish close again. This time a good size bonito. Under the damn jetty again and the inevitable. I was starting to come to the conclusion that my outfit just didn’t have the horsepower to get these buggers under control. It was starting to get dark, but undaunted I decided to stick with it until I’d exhausted my rapidly diminishing pillie supply. And you wouldn’t believe it, another big run. Another rat king. Another bust off. Well, by now it was pretty clear I’d brought a knife to a gun fight. By 7:30 the pillies were finished. Packed it up and the long hike out began. A fantastic afternoon. I’ll be returning soon with some heavier artillery for the big boys. Tight lines.
  16. Gutamouth

    Coffs beach mulloway

    Hey Raiders, Spent last week up in Dorrigo for work so couldn't wait to get back down the coast Monday to wet a line. The forecast wasn't that great; sou east winds, weak swell and on/off rain all week, so we didn't expect much. I was just happy to be back on the beach! Gathered worms on Monday at mid tide then hit the gutters that arvo for the low change, but struggled to find any decent formation. The lack of swell flattened most of the banks out so there was barely any structure along the whole stretch. Drove up and down for ages searching for a hole, eventually found an "okay" looking spot, more of a rip than a gutter, and fished it hard Monday and Tuesday night for nothing (Was still heaps better than staying home in front of the TV lol). Did a solo effort with one last try Wednesday, and finally found the fish just as it went dark. The jew was only just hooked through the lip so he fought like a dog! Bream was around 30-32cm, Mulloway just legal at 72cm. Both released Through alot of trial and error, I'm slowly figuring them out. Persistence paid off this time Cheers for reading
  17. DaveTheBoy

    Newcastle Beach

    Just a short report from a couple of efforts this weekend. Beaches have been lovely, and lots of fish still about. Salmon up to 80cm - you certainly know when you hook a bigger model! Bream up to 40cm and a few tailor in the mix also. There are some really good schools of salmon visible from most beaches, my challenge has been getting a small enough lure to "match the hatch" whilst still maintaining casting distance required to hit them. I might experiment with a few techniques this week, I reckon 3" white plastic would be the right model to match the bait in the water. I know they're not to everyones liking, but treated right upon capture & prepared simply, I find them a very nice eating fish too. tight lines
  18. Hi Raiders As usual had to take my 30min drive past at least 10 beaches to find decent worms. Finally got some beauties and headed for Blacksmiths Beach. Only had a couple of hours to fish just after low tide, I'd love to see what the after dark high would have brought! Ended up with a mixed bag, biggest bream going 43cm, threw half a dozen back to live another day A tip for this beach is as follows: - In calm conditions, cast baits towards the sand bar even when very shallow (less than 30cm). Your bait will spend a lot of time doing nothing in shallow water however the decent fish seem to chase the waves onto the bar seeing looking for food that's been stirred up. The biggest bream had a gut full of crushed pippis. Cheers, James.
  19. Hi Raiders, I guess this one is for the novices, i hear so many complaints about no good fish in the hawkesbury and im no professional. I have been succesful in catching quality bream in the hawkesbury on about 80% of my trips these days from a few simple techniques The key for me is not only finding some good structure and fishing the tides but not being afraid to try all the ideas! BAITS - Don't always believe burley is essential, i never use it for bream and have no issues. (it can be useful when the tide slows not in storng current) - dont be afraid to have 4 rods out with different baits. - I've always liked chicken gut when the waters murky (not that aniseed infused crap) if you can find it. the bream seem to become. - In clear water stick to tiny pieces of squid and don't bother with prawns without heads, if it loses the head peel it! - Tailor arent great on the plate, so float a pilchard get one and cut the chopper up. (fresh bloody baits are literally sushi for bream) - I've caught them on everything from the prawns and pilchard, to some dough mixed with peanut butter and a wonderfully presented cube of SPAM - bream are moody fish and they will eat a particular bait over others, i once sat for 4 hours and landed 26 bream on chicken gut whilst all those boats around me at flint and steel caught nothing with their prawns. -Key: Try every bait you can possibly think of till you find what works. As soon as it does add it to one more rod at a time. TIDES - anything that changes more than 1m can be challenging times, in these times you'll find they only bite on the turn of the tide. - turn of the low seems to be the most succesful for me an a few hours either side. - use your time mid tide to catch some fresh bait or have a drift for some flatties. Don't waste it sitting there thinking the bream will bite. Key: Slack Water = Big Lazy Breamies GEAR - I use Shimano Sienna Reels and Raider Rods (2-5kg and 1-3kg) about 150 dollar combos. - 10lb braid with anything between 4-12lb leader depending on conditions. - 4lb-8lb in clear water - (you will lose some fish but boy will you hook more) - 10-12lb in Murky Water or on heavy structure. (Helps when a Jew takes your prawn instead of your livie) - 1/0 Mustad Bait Holders have never let me down, sometimes a long shank helps with presenting baits and is handy if tailor or flathead take the baits - i use a running ball sinker with a swivel and about 1m of trace. It's the most basic rig ever and works like a charm - Enough Lead to keep them down, bigger is better than not enough in the current. Bream do feed of the bottoms, and a grey ball isn't really an eye sore if you know what the bottom of most parts of the hawkesbury looks like. Key: Light as possible but don't give the fish away LOCATIONS - there are thousands of bream in the hawkesbury waiting to be caught - oyster leases, the well known reefs, anywhere where they can get out of raging current in and amongst some protection is a good place to start. But when the tide stops don't be afraid to throw one out away from the structure you're fishing, they'll get out there and hunt amongst the Soapies. Key: Stick to Structure and Hold onTight One Last Tip - don't set your drags too tight, use your hands to hold the spool when you need some extra pressure, your line will knick and tick along the bottom but once you get him up a few metres, its okay to let him run when he wants too. Bream don't run 20m in 5 seconds they use short bursts with all their might. I've seen many fish lost at the boat and that last hard run to survive because the little nicks in the line give way when the drags too tight. Also if a Jew picks up a bream outfit (which im sure has happened to every bream fisho) you will lose it all very quickly. Bream outfits have a tendency to fly out boats as those little graphite outfits could go in a gust of wind. a Screaming run on a prawn or piece of squid in the hawkesbury is likely to be a jew. DONT PANIC. Up Anchor and Haul A*. I caught my best jew of about 8 kilos on 10lb braid and leader and its a great ride. Happy Breaming Everyone Best of Luck, Galini
  20. 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
  21. lachie1325

    Daiwa Caldia B

    Has anyone had any experience using the daiwa Caldia B 2000. Been looking at getting one for a while now and just wondering if anyone has one and has anything to say about them and wether they're worth getting or not
  22. SickWolf

    Fishing spots

    Hey guys, I was looking around for a regular, estuarine place to fish in my free time targeting bream and flathead. I have a little experience catching these species but knowledge on baits and rigs would be greatly appreciated. I live near roseville chase but was wanting to expand my searches to the southren edge of the cowan creek and hawkesbury river. Thanks
  23. ARC H

    STOCKTON BREAKWALL

    Hi RAIDERS Had to head down to Maitland for a dentist appointment and after wards went out of the way a bit to go to stockton breakwall got there and settled down a third of the way out on the harbor side of the wall. I started flicking out a samaki spider prawn bouncing it along the rocks 5 mins of doing this then Bang. Hook was set and i was on to a hard pulling bream came in at a nice 38 and fought awesome. 10 more mins of this and nothing so i swapped over to bait flicked out a lightly weighted pilchard sinking down the rock wall and instantly on to another hard fighting one the fish pulls me right in to the rocks and snaps the line on a oyster rigging back up flicked back down and on again this time in comes a smaller 28cm model over the next 10 mins i get another bream around 30cm this time, also another hook up but rubs me off again all in all was not a bad day GEAR WAS: 1:3 kg rod 2000 size reel 8lb braid with 8lb fluro leader Cheers ARC H PS: was hoping to put a yakka out on another rod couldnt seem to berley them up tho, also the biggest bream looks sick didn't notice at the time should i eat it
  24. Big Yella

    Wollongong beach

    I've been getting some beach worms lately to try for some bream off the beach at Wollongong. Had some good success last Monday, with 2 bream at 34cm and 33cm and 1 at 28cm. Also got loads of small flattys and 1 whiting. Does anyone know if the bream come on during the winter? Cheers
  25. arthur06

    Illawong trip for hairtail

    Headed out to Illawong bay today despite the conditions for an afternoon/early night fishing trip for hair tail. Managed a small tailor about 25cm near the end and jagged a just legal bream accidentally. Didn't get a hairie but fun still. Gonna try further up coal and candle and might report on it. No pics taken as they were not worth snapping