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  1. Sup boys I'm an experienced fisherman, hoping to catch a trip with others. I have my own gear and tackle and would be more than happy to be a deckie/assist others on the trip. Done most of my fishing in NZ, north island but I've moved here now hoping to continue what I enjoy doing. Happy to split costs. PM
  2. Gday all, looking to chase kingfish land based during winter and help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I am down to use lures or baits just want a kingy. Am able to fish Sydney harbour and middle harbour at the moment my land based out fit is a 9’6 crostage pe 1.5-3.5 and a spheros 8k spooled with 40lb braid
  3. Throwing around a paddle tail and snagged a beaut luderick and a first too, will be a tricky Pb to beat I think 42cm.
  4. Went for a fish yesterday started in rose bay throw spf lures duckz in cola and sunrise shimmer two flathead landed 45 and 57 with a few dropped, moved to pier 8 in Walsh bay and had a nice haul of small trevally 30-37cm all released taken on bread and pilchard cubes then we walked around casting metals and found a lot of bustups of big tailor all caught 45-55cm on metals and spf lures
  5. New member looking for some advice. I’m a pom living in Sydney on a working holiday visa, Fished in the UK but doesn’t come close to fishing down under, I’ve had reasonable success over the past few months catching bream, flathead and trevally mostly Fished with baits, Over the past few weeks I’ve swapped over to try fish with lures, and really enjoying trolling from my kayak. The advice I’m looking for is to try catch some new species, specifically Jewfish or Kingfish. Does anyone have any tips for trolling a kayak for these fish? Also any spots to recommend? Iv been successful with slow trolling deep diving hard bodies catching some good flathead but not really sure how to start targeting kingfish or jewfish, any tips are appreciated.
  6. Wondering if anyone has ever fished this part of the lane cove river as I can’t find many posts referring to this section (upstream of weir) which is supposedly freshwater. After a bit of research I discovered fishing IS legal a wee way up the river. some questions I have - what kind of species live up there ? - what kind of gear/bait/lure is optimal? many thanks from the empty esky
  7. 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
  8. Hi All, I've learnt a lot from this forum over the years so thought I'd share a few tips on what's been working for me when targeting Sydney Harbour bream on topwater lures. It's an extremely addictive and accessible way to fish if you live in the city. Once you've cracked the code you'll be hesitant to throw much else for bream when targeting them with lures. Most of my experience is based on my local waterway which is Blackwattle Bay / Rozelle Bay. I also have no boat or kayak so fish exclusively from the shore. The same bream rules apply for where to find them - look for structure, bait and current (pretty sure this works for all fish FYI). The foreshore along BW Bay is full of bream at all times of the tide - don't be discouraged by what time of day either. I've caught them at all times, but in a place that gets as much foot traffic as BW Bay, you'd probably be best to start on early morning / late arvo. Obviously fish when you can, don't wait for the right conditions. You'll learn stuff even when you're collecting donuts 😉 The lure I've had most success on is the classic Bassday Sugapen. I use the 58mm and the 70mm - less hits on the bigger models but they work as well. Try to stick with the clear colour ways but a darker silhouette would go well on an overcast day. Also got them on the Berkley Scumdog (cheaper) and the MMD Splash Prawn but neither of these get the same nibs as the Bassday. Whatever you choose USE SCENT! It works. I don't care what anyone says. Also beware of touching the lure after you've applied sunscreen. Bream hate sunscreen. You can change out the rear trebles for some assist hooks (make your own or get the Atomic or the Ecogear ones). Bear in mind if you change to assists on the 58mm it'll sink a bit and go sub surface more often. Keeping your rod tip up on the retrieve alleviates this mostly. Still works but it's better with a smaller no.10 Treble. The 70mm handles the assist hooks just fine but if you wanna save a couple of bucks just change down to smaller trebles. You'll want to have a light setup for this - I fish 4lb braid and 4lb leader on a 6.5 to 7.5ft 1-3kg rod and a 2500 sized reel. I don't think the fish care what brand your fishing gear is. To nail the retrieve you need a really soft tipped rod. As wippy as you can get. The retrieve seems to be the key for getting them to bite. The slow and steady method is NOT what you want. I'm finding a really erratic walk the dog retrieve with lots of pauses is what gets them interested. Wind steadily and shake your other hand until you see the lure flipping side to side really fast. Retrieve for about 2-3ft then stop suddenly. A lot of the time you'll have a boil behind the lure or a hit straight away. If the fish just has a swipe then keep twitching until he hits it. I've had bream come up 5-6 times before they smack the lure - gets the heart pumping way more than it should for a bream 😂 Another invaluable nugget of info came from this vid. Don't bother casting to the same fish or in the same spot over and over. If a fish has a look and then leaves the lure, he ain't coming back. Move another 10m away and cast somewhere else. This is part of the advantage of BW Bay and Rozelle Bay. You can walk for a good km or two along the water and cast the whole way. Keeps it interesting casting in new territory and structure all the time. Trust me 99 times out of a 100 that bream that boiled behind your lure 10 casts ago is not coming back for another enquiry. Move on. Anyway hopefully that gets a few folks started. I'd been fishing the same area with plastics for ages without a lot of success until I started doing the above. I've caught more bream in the past month on topwater than I did in the past year on plastics. Whether that says more about my fishing ability than anything else remains to be seen. Have fun ladies and gents. Seeya on the water! If you're down by the bay and see a bloke fishing with a red baseball cap it's probably me. Say hi! Niall
  9. Hey Guys, just wondering if it is safe to fish around Jibbon Bombora just outside Port Hacking, and if so what is the best way to go about it? Cheers
  10. Hey guys, i’m looking for weekend fishing mates. Im relatively new in Sydney. Im free most weekends. Im interested in land based and off shore. I'm happy to share cost for off shore sessions. I'm on Instagram if you need to get in touch. @serendip_pelagics Cheers,
  11. Hey guys I was out fishing at the little manly cove jetty/pier and caught a nice sized red morwong and had no other luck apart from some tiny snappers and bream. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck at this spot. Has anyone tried out metal lures for kingfish or tailor? Most people there were just catching leather jackets and bream apart from the occasional blue fish. Share your thoughts on this location.
  12. G'day raiders, been out of action for a while so finally managed to hit the stones yesterday in a long time. Wanted some aussie salmon or bonnie action. Crack of dawn, low tide, some nice discoloured washy water about but not much happening on the surface with lures except I got to see some whales and dolphins which was a sight for sore eyes. So flicked over to a tiny ball sinker and 1/0 hook and the pigs were on fire. Averaging at 30cm they certainly gave my 14lb spin gear a real workout...think the drag may be busted on it now (yep...the ONE time I leave my alvey reel at home! ). Managed over 20 fish (no joke; lost count after a dozen) with 2 of those being the largest drummer I've ever seen (not landed as the line snapped trying to haul them up the ledge - they put the 30cm fish to shame) and got smoked by some even bigger unstoppable beasts that I suspect may have been a big blue. All fish were taken on cungie and the larger ones on small half crabs. Kept a couple small ones for a feed and released the rest. Apologies, no pics thanks to a giant crack in my phone screen now Also found out that life jackets are a must now along the northern beaches, so just a friendly reminder to fellow rock fishos...don't risk the $100 fine that comes along with being caught without one. Some good deals on Dinga and a shop at the moment if you need one. All in all, a great plan B day out and its definitely time to get out there and start chasing some drummer. It's great to see the drummer are around in numbers and quality. Tight lines all.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. The crew managed to get amongst the kingfish. With approximately 50 fish landed within a 3 hour session. Enjoy the footage!
  16. Hey guys been a while since my last post, been a while since my last video. Went out on the 30th to chase down some Blues, Ended up having an awesome day on the water with 17 crabs in total and one bohemoth of a crab, never seen any crab this big. Spent alot of time and effort making this video and spilled the beans on how to catch these beautiful crustaceans all feedback would be greatly appreciated. please like and subscribe to my youtube channel for more content!!
  17. First time poster.... Does anyone know if there's a limit on boat length and tonnage to use the NPWS public moorings in Ku Ring Gai National Park, in Cowan Creek north of Sydney?
  18. 1 HARD YAKKA

    Howdy

    Hey guys just joined this forum. Just wanted to say hello and I’ll be looking forward to posting some reports I usually fish outside based in Sydney but also go upto Port Stephens a lot 😎
  19. Hi Guys, Just wanted to see if anyone can give me any ideas on how to clean my squid jigs, reason being is because they smell like crap from the EgiMax spray I use all the time. What is the best way to clean them as well as my tackle box and how often should I clean and service my reels? Thank You Zaki
  20. anyone know of any decent streams close by to any train stations in the blue mountains?
  21. Hi Guys, Recently new to Fish Raider but loving all the on hand information and help given by everyone! I recently decided to go for a evening fish where Balmoral Boat shed is, the wharf there has a lot of foot traffic but l just set up and had a small little section right at the top of the circular wharf there and ended up being a great little evening. I decided to set my rigs down near some boats and set up 2x Rods using lights Gear, I used pilchard on one rod and prawns on the other (6-10pm) HT of (1.62m) - 13 Degrees Surprising the pilchard was the one being smashed up by the fish and the prawns looked like it hadn't even had a nibble. I didn't use any burley I just smashed up some pillie and chucked it in the water as the night went on. I was lucky enough to catch the following. Flathead (34cm) Bream (27cm) Trevally (Small) "Didn't measure" I found it quit nice to fish from that location without having a large number of people crowding the area like Clifton gardens so to speak. Great if you have kids and want them to have a safe fishing adventure - I have attached a little map with parking location and where l fished from that evening. I hope you enjoyed my first report (Any tips on how to make the reports better please let me know) HAVE FUN AND AS ALWAYS GOOD LUCK CATCHING !! Regards, Micheal!
  22. Hey Guys!!! Last night l went out for a fish around the Neutral Bay Area, I grabbed a bunch of frozen Pillies & Prawns from the servo and made my way down. l was lucky enough to have @DerekD come down and show me a few good tricks, from squidling basics to just casting techniques... WOW he knows a lot!!! On arriving we setup and got into a bit of squidling after no success for the first 15-20mins we put that aside to get the other rods setup and put some bait out there, I simply cut the tails off the pillies put a decent hook through and loop it so it doesn't come off with only a little nibble!! After 1 hour Derek noticed my large rod had some movement, I grabbed it and got anot even five seconds later BOOM WE WERE ON!!! The fish gave the line a great little screaming noise but after 15 mins we bought it in and @DerekD got the salmon in the net for me! YES FIRST EVER SALMON!! "Swallowed the how rig" After measuring it for a second time at home by laying it flat over the tape it broke the 60cm mark!!!!! Yes I couldn't wipe the smile of my face as you can see below. On the way out I noticed some bream and quickly dropped a line it and they had a look but just simply weren't taking the bait, the Mrs started to call the phone and yes that meant TIME TO GET MYSELF HOME All in all was a fantastic achievement and defiantly a PB for my land base fishing ***Big Thankyou to @DerekD For coming down and helping me through he evening*** Gear: 1.) (Running sinker method) Rod: Aerowave 9ft Carbon Reel: Shimano Baitrunner 6000D Line: 14lb 2.) (Running sinker method) Rod: Shimano Beastmaster Reel: Abu Garcia Line: 8lb 1.) Shakespeare Jungle Combo (From a shop) 2-4kg Setup (Used this for my Jigging) These where the conditions for last night fishing adventure Tide Time: 7pm Tide Hieght: 1.69m Weather: 16 Degrees 5-7pm / 13 Degrees 8-10pm Sunset: 5:11pm NEW P.B - 60CM AUSTRALIAN SALMON
  23. Today I went on a charter from Sydney. The boat and skipper along with his deckhand were great. Despite all the effort they put in the fishing was very hard. Some snapper, mowies and sweep were about. One notable catch was fellow Fishraider Pompom. He caught a very very large cuttlefish on a whole pilchard. Very kindly he donated for my evening dinner. To make up for it the were a few pods of dolphins and plenty of whales about breaching.
  24. How do I fish the Sydney harbor moorings specifically for kingfish? What will the typical live bait rig be looking like for kingfish? Should it be on a float or a light sinker, padernosta vertically or casted out, trying to get my first kingfish this holiday.
  25. Hi there guys, I am looking to join someone with a boat on fishing trips in Sydney, I have been fishing for many years and have all the gear, just looking for someone who is keen to have someone join them out on the water and get into some good fish. I am in between jobs at the moment so have alot of time on my hands during the week and weekends :-), The fishing seems to be kicking off nicely in the harbour, so hoping there are a few guys that may need an extra hand or someone to join. Cheers, Nick