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  1. Hello All, After few months of successful fishing in Durras North, I have now decided to spend some time fishing in Tathra. If you have not seen my fishing reports from Durras North then you can see them here. Tathra seems very interesting because it seems fairly easy to catch Salmon above 50cm from the beach and there are some rocky areas on both ends of Tathra Beach that I have not explored yet. Drone fishing has been extremely difficult on Tathra Beach due very strong undercurrents that cause too much drift when you drone-drop the bait a few hundred meters out. I have caught 3 Salmon on Tathra Beach so far (2 above 50cm) and they were all caught by good old fashion manual casting. I plan to spend at least a few weeks if not months exploring fishing spots in Tathra. Stay tuned for video reports in this thread! Here is my first fishing report from Tathra:
  2. Hey fishos, Heading to Iluka and Yamba on the Far North Coast (NSW) for a week long fishing trip in a couple of weeks. (mid-October) Currently researching the area, trying to find out the best way to go about the trip, there seems to be so many good land based spots to try! Both break walls look and sound amazing from what I've read. North or South wall and why? Any tips around how to rig, snags etc? We're also keen on rock fishing, we're pretty experienced wish ledges and safety first of course but from what I've found online there's a couple rock spots nearby that look good (Angourie Point, Woody Head) Have you ever fished there and would you recommend it? Any general advice and things to be wary of whilst fishing the area? I'm not expecting anyone to send their secret spots or anything but just keen to get a bit more info about the location from anyone who's experienced it themselves. Any guidance and advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Al
  3. Hi all heading up north late January in Laurieton I would like to hit perpendicular point with lures the local tackle shops say bonito, tailor, salmon and potential Longtail tuna. Looking for advice tips and trails to follow into there I plan on fishing the most northern point I will only use lures for Pelagics any advice is helpful and if you are local and would like to tag along feel free to do so
  4. Thought I would add to some winter rockfishing reports, had a great afternoons fishing down at Clovelly (Shark Point) Northern side on Friday. Swell super low, nearing bottom of the tide, wind blasting Westerly (which is ok as coming from behind + flattening the swell). Started bottom of the cliffs furtherest Northern side, with some other ISO fishos doing well on silver trevally. Its not often safe enough to fish across on that platform but cliffs provided great protection from the Westerly wind. Decided to try my luck without burley-ing up, baited up with some fresh green cabbage on medium sized sensitive float, 8lb leader, size 10 Gamakatsu green pan hooks, fishing about 1.5mts deep. First down after about 15 minutes missed it, but from then on pretty consistant fish for about hr, then cooled off for a bit. Moved back to the other side of the crack that separates cliff side to main platform, started to fish the wash out about 8-10 meters off to the left of the main open face, and picked up another 5. Pretty good conditions for a day after the bronze battlers, all released safely. Attached a few shots, when I could squeeze my phone out. WARNING: General service warning Clovelly (Shark Point) can be a particularly dangerous place to fish so please check you swell, wind, tides, cleats and lifejacket a must + legal requirement anyway. Safe Fishing
  5. Hey Guys, Lachlan here. I went fishing at Elouera last week and it was pretty good, nothing too big but alot of fun. I was considering trying around the rocks just past South Cronulla, does anyone know if its good fishing there, and what bait you suggest? Thanks!
  6. Hey guys, heading down to manly and just asking about fishing spots around there? Do the rocks at manly cove produce good stuff.Squid? Flathead? Or is it worth flicking SP’s at the manly cove beach? Open to all info because I’m a bit new to this area. Ps , (I will have 2 outfits with me, a light Pelagic rod (8kg rod, 15lb braid 30lb leader and I will also have a lighter rod (2-4kg 8lb braid 12lb leader) I’m mainly looking for squid and flathead, but also wouldn’t mind having a crack at those kings or really anything that bites and fights 😀 Thanks Will
  7. Hey raiders So I want a light weight fishing combo (preferably Shimano but doesn’t have to be) suitable for throwing lures off the rocks and catching some kingies. I don’t really have a price range. any suggestions?
  8. Hi all, First of all I would just like to say thankyou to everyone that contributes to this site and makes it such a great source of information and advice. I have fished a lot of my life but have recently become more involved in lbg fishing and am after advice. I currently run a saragosa 10000 and saltist hyper 9’6” off the rocks as well as a smaller 9 foot setup. I am based in Lake Macquarie and fish at Tomaree when able and have also explored some of Hat Head in search of lbg ledges. My question is: Is livebaiting worth the effort to maximise results? I am looking at getting a tyrnos 30 with 24kg mono and a Shimano Dynamix lbg rod (15-24kg) rod for this but am unsure whether I would be better off solely using lures and saving myself the effort. I have never live baited before and have only fished off the rocks around tomaree and hat head for snapper and occasional rat king or big eye trevally. I am really keen to catch big kingfish and tuna this season around the mid north coast of NSW. Again I appreciate any input or piece of advice no matter how significant. Thanks, Lightning
  9. Hey all long time between posts. Been up at the bay for a couple of weeks now and been trying to catch a kingie (only ever caught one). Was close to catching one at the marina yesterday because some spearfishernan swam across from the other breakwall under my line and speared a good size kingie right under where I was. Wasn't too happy about that, tell me if I'm wrong? Lol Only here for 1 more day but keen to have a crack tomorrow morning if anyone is keen for a partner for some rock fishing or if your boating Im Happy to contribute and clean etc. Currently been trying ganged garfish with a skirt, cast and retrieving like a lure from marina and rocks.
  10. Howdy Raiders, Just thought id start a thread about FCL labo lures as they are fantastic but there are few things about these lures that id like to discuss. Firstly they have amazing finishes and work amazing! however, they seem to not epoxied at all and damage very easily even just from the impact with the water when casting. As well a this they are made of a high density foam which is supposed to not take on water which is false i had a guy run over my ebipop today in his jetski and i lost the lure for about 2hrs by the time it was located it was barely on the surface with cup facing the sky vertical in the water and weighed a maybe 10 - 20% more. I would like to epoxy my FCL lures but i have a few minor concerns id like help with, A. the surface lures being slightly heavier and not being as effective B. the epoxy not working with the paint/foiling on the lure and causing bubbling. I plan to use Devcon 2 ton epoxy i have ordered from the states it seems to be what a lot of lure makers recommend that wont effect the paint. PLEASE IF ANYONE HAS TRIED THIS ON OTHER LURES OR CAN WEIGH IN ON THE SUBJECT OF EPOXYS or FCL LABO MUCH APPRECIATED. THANKS RAIDERS!!
  11. I spend four hours in two sessions spinning at Shark Point (Clovelly) in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs over this weekend. Saturday 10:30-13:00, light NE blowing, 0.5-1.0m NE swell, partly cloudy, relatively clear water Sunday 05:30-07:00, light NW at first, turned into a gusty SW by about 06:45, better wash this morning than yesterday No fish were caught. Lures used were metal slices (gold and silver around 60g), surecatch 85 gram metal jig (pink/chrome), blue Halco 125mm popper and a white one this morning with the red head. Also, this morning I tried some of those smelly soft plastics with 6/0 Gamakatsu for jews or kings. Smidgey I think is the name... Had fun, as these were my first two sessions since 1996 or so, despite not catching anything except seeing three pods of dolphins and a lone seal. Previously I used to love fishing the Eastern Suburbs rocks....
  12. Got some time to spend wetting my lines for a feed and hoping to hook up with some fisho's to share the fun with. Flexible with location in Sydney keen for most times. Cheers, Pat
  13. Got out to the trap at 6am (bottom of the tide) after watching for 10 min the big waves were only just trickling over the rocks. hooked up 3 ~50-60cm salmon on metal slugs but they all spat the hooks. 2 were hook on the surface after some exciting strikes. 2 hours no fish landed i called it a day (the tide and swell were rising and i was at the trap....)
  14. Hey all, I've been having some good success with fishing for luderick off jetties, however after trying a few times I haven't caught any at all off the rocks yet. What I don't understand is, with the swell and the chop, the float just keeps getting pushed around everywhere, going under, getting sucked out and generally not performing how I hoped. Where are you supposed to put the float, out past the wash where it can sit (relatively) calm? Any advice on using a float from the rocks would be appreciate. I use a running float rig. Thanks!
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