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Hey guys, been playing with the idea of doing some shark beach fishing, however, I haven't yet because I have struggled to find bait big enough for sharks. I know salmon are good for sharks but where I am we don't catch many of those. What we do catch a lot of is shovelnose sharks. Are these a protected species in nsw? has anybody tryed using them as bait? Pls let me now. cheers - pugz /
Hey guys I'm looking into getting a tinny for fishing and almost everything in this plan seems very possible except for one thing: storage. So, the kind of boat I'm looking into is a very small tinny or even a kitted out rowboat and the plan will be to have the boat moored somewhere and the turn up with an esky, rods and a small clip-on electric motor. The problem is I have got no Idea where to leave it and I don't exactly want to redecorate my backyard with a tinny or shell out heaps of money on some boat storage facility. Is there a free storage place somewhere? Can I just leave it tied up to some tree on a little beach? Any advice would be much appreciated. BTW I live around lane cove/hunters hill/Gladesville
Hey Raiders, It was great to see a lack of rain on Saturday morning, but the fog was a little off putting. Set out for Tamarama to launch some baits into the surf. Grabbed some fresh prawns and squid from Drummoyne Bait & Tackle and was on my way! But then i got to the beach to this: Needless to say I decided to change location, after a quick relocation I was over at Nielson Park with my line wet. A strip of squid out on the big rod and a nice thick bread burley trail in the water whilst I rigged up my lighter rod with prawns. 30 minutes down, no hooks up, Whilst down on all fours, I heard a ZZZ ZZZZ and then silence. I walked over to see what was going on, I thought hmm it's quiet. Damn I missed it... then all of a sudden my okuma was alive: ZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. I accidentally threw my smaller rod on my gear which bounced and almost ended in the drink.. sigh- A few battle scars on my Sienna now.. I picked up my nice new Ugly Stik beach rod and set the hook releasing the bait holder switch and there was some nice weight still pulling the heavier drag. Finally Christened my new rod and reel with something decent. Great! After a few really solid runs I got this unknown beastie close to me, I saw a flash of colour.. Silver? No. It couldn't be a Jewie.. Was it?! Whilst I was in a slight state of ecstasy the sneaky thing darted under the rock ledge just to my left.. Devastated, I thought that's it, my fishing career is done for. I was ready to throw in the towel. Luckily I had 12 foot of rod and was able to negotiate it out from the rock and to my surprise a nice fat Kingfish! Now to land him.. I tried to keep him on the surface walk around to a lower ledge, he knew exactly what was going on, saw me and ran for the harbour bridge.. ZZzzzzzz. I managed to turn him pretty quickly as it'd been over 5 minutes already and was probably a little tired.. I stayed on the low platform and slid him up onto wet rock. My first legal King landed! WoooooohoooOooooo! 69cm. Not 1m but put up a great fight. It's a shame I was flying solo, there was no one to High-five. I gutted and bled him straight away, threw the guts in for burley and set my big rod out with more squid hoping for another or something else... After about 90 minutes I packed up and headed home. My prawns were getting destroyed and missed a few decent tug/ runs on the prawns. I got 6 large steaks out of the 2 fillets. I marinated them in Lemon, garlic & herbs and pan fried them. Delicious!. Tight lines guys. M.