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  1. Hey guys I have fished around quite a-lot recently on the northern beaches recently (mainly around manly area). Although I have planned to go fishing with my mate at narrabeen lake. I am thinking about going soft plastics fishing on the stretch close to the ocean to try get some flathead, although if anyone has been fishing in this area before and has any good strategies either baits or lures which work information would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  2. 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. Ger

    Beginner Sharks

    Hi guys, just looking for some general info. Want to target sharks either from shore or possibly if I hire a boat. Looking to go anywhere in the Northern beaches from Manly up to Palm beach. What would be my best bet? Just looking to get into some of the smaller species to start with, bronzies etc. Any ideas as to best spots to start from? Am I a bit early and better to wait til summer or could it still be possible now. Cheers
  4. 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. Hi all. I'm new to Fishraider and also my first post. I live in Manly area and I'm looking for someone who might want to go for a fish sometimes on weekends who could also show me a few spots and give some tips. Please, PM me if interested. Cheers
  6. 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
  7. On the 23rd of Feb my misses surprised me with a brand new rod and reel for my birthday. Nothing mind blowing but its the first decent little rod I've ever owned and I love it. Little 2-4kg lightweight outfit with 10 pound braided line and carbon fluoro leader. So the plan was to wake up nice and early on Saturday the 24th of Feb to head down to barrenjoey to hire a boat. But unfortunately I really should have called a few days before to book a boat, But now I know for next time. No worries I though, I know about the rocks down by the light house has had a lot of praise from members on this forum, we can spend the day fishing there. My Misses, Best mate, Sister, her partner and I all grabbed our rods, our bait and walked along the beach to the rocks. We became mountain goats and hopped along the rocks and found an amazing semi sheltered spot, huge amounts of small fry swimming along the rocks which looked very promising. We soaked our lines for an hour with not as much as a nibble. Feeling guilty for potentially wasting everyone's time I figured that we could go to Narrabeen Lake and try our luck there. At the very least it would be a pleasant spot to relax and chill if the lines remained quiet. We unpacked our rods, popped on our chosen baits and lures and we began to fish, within 10 minutes my misses says that she has a bite, but she didn't think its very big at all, so I continued flicking my lure out with my brand new shiny rod and next minute I hear what I thought was a kid jumping into the water. I hear a very excited squeal and look over and see her carrying over a +/-50cm Flathead. We carry the fish over between the esky and the tackle box so I wouldn't scar any near by kids. As I am grabbing the knife an older gentleman comes paddling over and from the safety of his kayak he tells me that its quiet a nice little lizard. To which i replied, "yeah, it's a pretty good size". He then told me that it also looked like a female with eggs and that I should throw it back in. I held it up and said that it didn't look like it had eggs at all. He muttered something under his breath as he paddled away and that was that. We continued fishing and the bites kept coming in thick and fast. Not for me and my shiny new rod unfortunately. But my misses was pulling in pretty much every fish in the lake. but we were only after Flathead for that day. A little later she shouts "Fish On Fish On!!!" and she reels in another good size Flathead, slightly smaller than the first one, but still around 40ish cm. It was getting close to 7pm and the sun started going down, and not wanting to gut fish at home I decided I was not going to catch anything that would find itself on my plate and that my time would be best spent preparing the fish for the frying pan that night. I finished gutting both fish (Neither of which had any eggs to speak of), I cleaned my knife and gloves and not a minute later my sister's partner pulls out a beautiful Flathead around the 45cm mark. He was grinning like a man holding a winning lotto ticket. I begrudgingly pulled out my knife and freshly washed out gloves to gut his fish. We got back to my place and i seared the fillets in garlic butter and fried up some chips, the 3 Flatheads was a great feed for 5 of us and I had a left over fillet for lunch the next day. We used frozen hawksbury prawns from my local fish shop and servo pillies which my mate brought along. All in all it was a really good day of fishing, Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to use my new shiny reel and rod to bring home a Flathead for the pan. Peace and tight lines. FSS
  8. Hi all, Put together a brief fishing compilation from the last few months' worth of urban fishing adventures. Fished the Parra River at Canada Bay most recently (last Wednesday) and picked up a few small bream, the usual chopper tailor and a couple of flatties around the 44-46cm mark. Atomic Hardbodies and ZMan grubs accounted for most of the damage. Mullet bait schools were around in their droves and we witnessed a few close-to-shore bust-ups which looked like salmon but couldn't tempt a hookup. Enjoy!
  9. Hi All Just moved to Narrabeen and have a rec kayak. Would like to start fishing in and around Narrabeen lake, but have no idea what rod, reel and tackle to buy. Any thoughts and suggestions would be great, first time living where it's possible to fish 5 minutes from home, after reading this forum, can't believe I waited this long. Appreciate it, hopefully it's a no brainer for the members of the forum. M
  10. So here goes my first report... Went over to Narrabeen for a mid arvo flick to see if there was much around (near the cricket field). As I expected, every little nook was packed with holiday makers looking for a feed. Found a nice little quiet spot which was free and rigged up a couple of rods. 3-5kg Pflueger/2500 Aird/ 8lb mono for the SP and a 2kg Aird rod/1000 Sedona/ 6lb mono for throwing the live worms. Looked around at the others and they weren't getting a bite, which didn't look too promising, but I threaded my first worm on anyway. Cast out onto a patch of sand I spotted and within 5serc of it hitting the bottom...tap..tap...tap..BAM! nice little whiting going 23cm, so back it went to grow a little bigger. Threaded another worm on, back out it went, it wasn't on the bottom for more than 10sec before I landed another around the same size. A few more were landed in quick succession including a couple of bream. By this stage I everybody else along the stretch I was on was wasn't getting so much as a bite and I could see them secretly hating me. I had ran out of worms and didn't bring the yabbie pump, so I put on a Squidgy fish in the white/red colour for a flick, but there were no flatties willing to come to the party. Used a clear 50mm popper on the smaller set-up and had a few follows from whiting and a couple of swipes from below from a few inquisitive bream, but unfortunately no hookups. Nothing legal to take home, so all were released to grow a little bigger. Forgot the camera this time, so no pics. Will remember next time......(tomorrow!). Tight lines all... Scott.