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  1. Hi, This is my first post. I love spinning for trout and finally get a chance to spend a few days up near Ebor, NSW before camping with friends further up on the Nymbioda. My fiancè and I only have a few days so hoping you fellas can help us find some good spots. I get that some spots are treasured secrets and that may require permission from the land owner, but any general tips or advice on where to start would be greatly appreciated. I wouldn't even know where to start on asking a land owner for permission to catch and release on their property. Here's a brown I caught on Thredbo River last year the weekend I proposed to my lady. Safe to say she know loves fishing for trout ;). Cheers, Alex.
  2. I've recently decided to target some jewfish for the first time and was wondering if anyone knew any good land-based spots to go fishing for one along or near the northern beaches. Any additional tips on catching jewies would help too.
  3. Taking my boat to the Pittwater bay area tomorrow, does anybody know what fish you can catch, how to, where to and any other useful information on the area?
  4. Hey everyone, just recently me and a mate went fishing at a beach in Mosman, whilst we didn't catch many fish it was a great day. So we aren't very experienced at fishing from a beach of any manner, we have tried surf beaches before with no success, so you can see why the day before when we were planning this trip we were doubtful about how this expedition was going to unfold. We decided that if we were going to catch fish we must wake up early so as planned, the next day our alarm went off at 5 am. We tiredly gathered our stuff and made our way to the relatively calm beach. It was a horrible journey with 4 rod-holders and rods, backpacks, bait, footys, etc, however, when we eventually got there we were greeted by a nice fresh day and a sunrise that was - whilst slightly obscured by clouds - quite a spectacle. We quickly and eagerly unloaded, rigged, baited and our rods. We had one legitimate beach rod which we loaded up with a paternoster rig and 3 small 2-4kg estuary rods which we loaded with size 4/0 Mustad circle hooks and running sinkers. We were using servo pilchards which I whole-heartedly mistrust. The first half hour was very slow fishing full of what were either very small nibbles or the swell. Another fisherman set up a little way down the beach, he said that he'd caught a few shovel-nose sharks around about where we were. Just five minutes after talking with him my mate was onto a fish, not surprisingly it was a shovelnose, it had swallowed the hook so we cut the line before letting it go. Not long after - when the tide was approaching high - I saw my rod get pulled out of the rod holder and into the wash zone. I sprinted over and picked the rod up, full of adrenaline I rushed the fight causing the hook to pull. I was very disappointed. While I was rebaiting I looked around and saw my mate's rod being pulled down the beach. He ran over to it and similarly to me rushed the fight and dropped the fish. Before he could have time to rant about dropping the fish I saw my rod being pulled in. This time I took my time fighting the fish and safely landed it. It was a 39cm silver trevally, we had forgotten our phones so we couldn't get a photo. We let this fish go. Just after my mate missed a fish I saw my big rod being pulled into the water with amazing pace, I ran and picked it up. Whatever was on the end was fighting very hard. The drag was screaming. It ran straight for the rocks and after a stressful minute, I heard the dreaded twang of it busting me off on the rocks. We both missed another fish before the bite slowed down. We packed up and headed home feeling both content at our progress into the art of beach fishing and annoyed at passing up so many opportunities of fish. Any advice is much appreciated, we are learning. What fish do you reckon I had? I think it was a kingfish (they are common around this area). Is the bait ok? What is more important tide or time? What tide is best? Cheers - Pugz
  5. Hey, so I've been thinking of going fishing down at the spot in the picture but I've got no idea where to cast. I don't know whether to cast from A, B, C, or D or whether to cast out far or in close. I'll either be fishing some not to great salted pilchards or fishing some freshly collected poddys that I've noticed around B and C. So pretty much, do I fish A, B, C or D and do I fish in close or far away. BTW I've seen someone fishing at D who reckons you get some bream there.
  6. Hi guys, my recent trips to avoca rocks have been pretty successful but i would like to get into some drummer. I heard they like wash, cloud cover and they pull like freight trains. I think (more like hope) i have adequate gear for chasing them but im stuck on techniques, rigs and baits. Im not looking for any secret spot just a few pointers in the right direction. thanks guys
  7. Im looking to catch a wobbegong but i want to know a few things first. 1. is it legal to target wobbegong in NSW (catch and release) 2. will my 4-6kg rod be enough or do i need heavier 3. what weight of line is best 4. what hook size/type is best 5. what bait is best Any further advice is appreciated cheers guys
  8. Hey Guys, I'm based out of neutral bay and have been really wanting to chase some Kings. (LANDBASED) I have tried Pillies and a few other bait but realised where l have been going there is a fair few Yakkas. I wanted to know if anyone had ANY great advice on what is the best Rigs / Bait setup to chase them. eg - how to hook a Yakka correctly and what method to use to maximise the length of there life in the water swimming around I really want to land a few good ones before l move on to targeting my next fish. Any advice is greatly appreciated - If you would like to get together and chase a few Kings with me please do so l would love the company!
  9. Hi guys, so obviously I have caught fish, however, being pretty new to fishing I just can't reliably catch fish. Now, I know that you will always have quiet days out fishing where the fish just aren't biting but I would go so far as to say that I only catch a fish in 1 out of 10 fishing sessions. Yeah I know right?. I'm aware that obviously, I can't substitute experience or become a superstar overnight but I still feel as if I should be able to catch a fish the majority of the time I go fishing. Please help. BTW my local species are bream, flathead, whiting and sometimes leatherjackets.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Raiders! I require your wise counsel. I'm wanting to break into the beach fishing scene, but being poor I require a good bang for the buck rod, but I have no clue where to begin. For instance if I wanted to go off roading I wouldn't go buy a gold plated jeep cherokee when a cheaper toyota hilux would be far cheaper and just as good, if not better. So I have 2 questions, What would I need to spend for a solid rod AND reel for beach fishing in NSW (Around Sydney area) and which combo would you buy if you had a strict budget set out by your better half. Peace and Tight Lines FSS.
  13. G'day everyone!, My first post on here just wanted to ask for some advice. In a couple of weeks some mates and I are hiring the 'skinny' from Hawkesbury Afloat from 8 am to 12 noon it only has a little 9 hp motor (see details below) so we can't venture too far from Brooklyn. Any help is greatly appreciated as it has been a long time since wetting a line. I bought 3-5kg 6'6 Shimano Catana and a 2500 size reel with 8lb braid. Main questions are where to fish I grew up in Newcastle and have never fished the area so not sure of any spots. Also I'm thinking of targeting Bream, Flathead and Tailor or anything that will give me some fun. I'm not sure what to use softplastics/bait/lures. If you could suggest a proven bait or soft plastics setup I would be very grateful! Thanks in advance PS: I'm happy to receive a PM if you don't want to publicise any advice. "Skinny" - 19ft (5.9m) twin aluminium hull "Skinny" recently had a total refurbishment and is now ready to hire. 1 x 9.9hp (4 stroke) Yamaha outboard with forward steering Full sun cover and cushioned seating Flat carpeted floor and good size esky Fishing licence for 4 people included There is NO BBQ on this boat. Bring along salad and a roasted chicken - a lot easier than a BBQ. Maximum persons permitted on Skinny is 6.
  14. Hi All, i am brand new to Moreton Bay Area having just moved to Wynnum. Being bayside I have bought my first boat. I am keen to get some local knowledge of how to fish the bay and where to go to target particular species. Im set to go, got the boat, few different types of rods, snapper and bream rods. Crab traps. Very excited!! if anyone would like to come out fishing and show me the ropes so to speak. Boat is a Cruise craft bow rider with a simple fish finder, got the navionics app too cheers Joel
  15. Hey, I love fishing but I need some spots land based. I willing to go anywhere in middle harbour and anywhere on the northern beaches. If you can give me some great spots for any species that would be great
  16. G'day guys and girls, my brother is heading up from Wagga this weekend and we've decided to put the boat in at mooney mooney and do some fishing around lion Island and Pittwater areas. I don't like asking but as this will be my first time there would anyone be able to let me know some good spots to catch a bit of bait? Cheers
  17. Hoping someone can take me under their wing and show me the way of the George's river any areas from picnic point to the Liverpool weir.
  18. Hey guys, wondering if anyone could tell me best spots to catch some squid in Lake Macquarie ?, any help would be greatly appreciated.
  19. Hi all, I'm just getting into fly fishing and live in Cronulla. Was planning on going out this Friday - any good land-based areas around the Hacking? Was thinking of trying the sand flats around Maianbar or even the Basin. Based on what I've read, looks like flatties might be good to target first around there. Any advice or good places for a beginner to start? Cheers
  20. Yamaha 115 Saltwater Series 2007 6E5 blue smoke on start up Hi guys just asking for advise on what the problem maybe, Cold start seems to take more cranking than when hot and blows I think too much blue smoke once started. When trolling the smelly fumes fill the boat making it uncomfortable, last week I trolled 40km distance along the coast off botany nth and dropped two cylinders I think from fouled plugs, on the run home it later cleared the and we where back a full operation. Yesterday while out fishing there appears to be to much blue smoke on hot start up now as well. All other engine operations seem fine. Can any one give a clue as to what the problem I maybe developing. Dogbox
  21. Hey guys, a couple of days ago i went fishing and used frozen pilchards as my bait, and they went well for probably the first hour. After that hour they went really soft and i couldnt even really place them on the hook. I was wondering if anyone had any techniques for preserving the pilchards to keep them from softening up? Thanks, James Quillan
  22. Hi guys, im 13 living on the Northern beaches of sydney, and i have been fishing Narrabeen lake since i was 3. I would love to develop my flathead fishing in the area so perhaps you could help me? i would love some pointers on some spots, best tides, lures etc., thanks for the help, James
  23. Hi All Im want to go out to the Peak outside of Sydney and plan to punch in the GPS co-ordinates. Example The Peak Sydney = 33.578.572 S, 151.21.282 E When i try to google map or GPS map these co-ordinates it takes me to Japan so confused with what i am typing in wrong or the right website etc to use to plug them in? Many thanks for the help!!!
  24. Hi Raiders, I purchased a 2006 quintrex coast runner with a 60hp 4 stroke, I am very happy with the boat. The only downside is the paint is pitting around non standard items. I'm sure the screws are stainless steel that they used (the previous owner said he had a marine shop fit the products). I have attached some pics of the boat and affected areas, All the items that were fitted from quintrex are in perfect condition so I cant blame them lol. I would appreciate any advice on how to fix the issue, I understand that getting the paint from telwater is impossible. Do I need to apply a primer? Please help me !!!!!!!!!! Thanks
  25. Hi, I have been fishing a lot near Patonga on the Hawkesbury using pilchards and prawns ( and sometimes soft plastics) but haven't had much luck lately, I have recently brought a 60hp 460 coast runner this week and I am keen to get some advice on some good fishing spots, good times to fish and also bait to use. I usually put a boat in at Mooney Mooney. Thanks for your help Tim.