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  1. Hey legends, I'm after some sandflats to surface fish around Sussex inlet/St George's basin? Any worth looking at and times? Thanks in advance!
  2. Hey guys, we headed out on back to back trips to stock up on some Flathead, our last 3 trips we have a managed a solid feed of flatties. First trip was 3 Flathead all over 45 and one fish going 53. Our second and third trip is what you see here in this video. First day we managed a 65 and 55cm Flathead. To follow it up on the third day with a nice mixed bag of fish with the standout being that stonker whiting!!! Flathead, Slimy Mackerel, Calamari, Tailor and Kingfish are all starting to fire within the bay. There have even been reports of pan size Snapper being caught.
  3. Went out to the Crooked River today at Gerroa on my kayak to go for some flathead and whiting. Pumped some nippers the evening before and kept most of them alive for the trip. It was blowing 25km winds NE at 9am which made things tough. First spot produced one little whiting which went back in. The wind was driving me insane so I paddled into a nearby creek to escape the wind and to see if anything was biting. Nothing was there to eat my bait. I decided to try and fish between the two bridges but I had a gut feeling that I should fish on the flat at the second bridge which was also a little bi
  4. Last week I went fishing in Sydney harbour targeting whiting. I used a packet of berkley gulp bloodworms that I purchased six months ago and hadn’t opened yet. To my surprise the plastic fell apart quite easily and fish were able to pick the lure easily off the hook. Had many many nibbles (assuming puffer fish) but no luck with any whiting. Has anyone else had issues with the lures falling apart/ breaking/ etc off the hook? Or do I assume it was a faulty packet?
  5. Hi All, I watched a fishing show on tele on the weekend they were catching Whiting using Razor Fish as bait. I know there are Razor Fish in Lake Macquarie, i have been lucky enough not to find one the hard way yet ie stepping on them, so im wondering where i might find them? Cheers
  6. Well after reading everyone's reports over the past few weeks, I'm finally adding my own (also first time posting!). Been over to Stockton Beach on occasion over the past couple of months (mainly in the late arvo till dark) with nothing to show for it other than some good snaps of the sunset. There always seemed to be too much swell and never seemed to get even a bite trying a number of different baits. Sunday 3rd March High tide (0722am) just seemed to line up perfectly with sunrise and I'd heard the whiting were starting to bite so I set the alarm early. I was at the baitshop at 6a
  7. Just a short report on my quick session before work today. I've been itching to get out there, but quite honestly it is tough going among the holidaymakers (not a complaint - everyone should be encouraged to get amongst the outdoors!). It just means a little more walking to find a quiter spot. Anyhow - I had one worm that survived my home curing attempt and looked passable. I found a little corner spot at the (Nobby's) breakwall where I could cast to a patch of sand. A few 'silver biddies' (herring?) came on the bite right away. That was followed by a small whiting, then these two fi
  8. Decided to brave the holiday crowds this morning as I had a later start at work. Headed over to Stockton to find the beach as heavily trafficked as I can remember seeing it - must have been a fisherman every 25m as far up the beach as I could see. In any case there were still fish to be found on the upcoming tide, I kept 5 whiting for the table, ranging between 35cm-40cm. Also caught a few chopper tailor, flathead & dart which were released. All fish were taken on pipi baits (which were just rolling up on the beach with the rising tide). Paternoster rig, 10lb trace to a #2 lon
  9. Hi all, When I began fishing seriously I joined the Fishraider site and found the members very helpful with advice and tips. In the past couple of years I have been concentrating on targeting whiting from the beach. I’m by no means an expert (we are always learning!) but I thought some rookie fishers might find what I’ve learnt interesting – and hopefully useful. I spend most of my time fishing beaches between the NSW Central Coast and South Coast with 80 per cent of the time at Sydney beaches. Reels There have been some questions about the future of Alvey
  10. Hey guys, Long time lurker first time poster, I've been fishing out at the sand bar at grays point chasing whiting on poppers but 2 sessions down and still no bites, My current set up is a Shimano Raider Bream Spinning Rod 7ft 2in 1-4kg with 6 pound braid and a small 4cm storm gomoku popper. I've read online the ideal retrieve is fast and straight for whiting but I can't seem to get the straight part sorted out. The vibrations in tip of the rod seems to cause the popper to dart to one side on the retrieve. My old rod is another graphite rod with a 2-7kg rating
  11. 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.
  12. First up, this is my first fishing report so I'll see how I go. So I'm not too experienced at fishing, however, I've been reading up on everything about how to catch fish and today I feel like I finally did some stuff right. So me and a mate headed down to my local wharf armed with servo prawns and a dread of not catching fish ,I have caught fish before but before this never 2 in one session and it is rare that I large fish (I think this is because of a combination of bad bait, improper use of lures and poor reading of locations.). So we dropped our lines in and fished for almost half an hour
  13. Hey everyone, I'm going to sunshine in Lake Macquarie. I was wondering if anybody knows some good spots for bream, flathead or whiting around there and how to fish them (I'm only going as a once of so I won't take your favourite spot ?). I was also wondering how you guys would go about fishing a jetty/ wharf for bream, I am pretty new to fishing, however, from what I've gathered a running sinker down to a size 1 octopus hook with a bit of servo prawn on it would do ok if not the same caliber as some live poddy mullet suspended under a float, etc. Please put any advice about bread and butter sp
  14. 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.
  15. So decided to have a flick after a birthday dinner with mates. Picked up some nippers to see if the Luderick or Bream will bite under the Balmoral wharf. Was pretty busy when I got there and two mates where already having a fish waiting for their delivery of nippers. Apparently weed and bread dough wouldn't entice... Was a very slow night, we had some Koreans whom were fishing for yakkies, they pulled in about 20ish for the night. Wasn't anything exciting. Another fisho got busted off with something big, he went home with a few Trevs fishing under a float, dont know what bait though as
  16. Hello raiders! I've been seeing some reports lately of some big juicy winter whiting being caught off the beaches and am determined to give it a red hot crack. Trouble is in my 3 years of fishing - from trevs to blackies to kings and jews - I have never had much luck or any kind of consistency with whiting. Any areas or general tips on targeting these guys? I'm not great with finding gutters but willing to put some time in. Also have a nice long noodley rod for the beach paired with an Alvey. Thanks in advance!
  17. Hello raiders! so I've recently started surf fishing for whiting. My first couple of attempts was somewhat successful, as I managed to get on to some fish (mainly targeting whiting/bream). On both occasions the fish were biting but I had to cut both outings short as I was shivering in the cold being wet from the waist down. Even today while I was fishing from 10am-12nn I couldn't fish for much longer as being wet plus the cold wind made it unbearable (was just wearing short pants and shirt + windbreaker jacket for the top). What sort of clothing do you guys normally wear when surf fi
  18. Hello raiders - a combined report from a few morning trips this week. Some big tides have washed a lot of weed & garbage up on to the beaches, but it hasn’t deterred the fish at all. The whiting have been the pick, most of them 40cm+ and not very fussy! Most beaches have have been producing, and tide seems to matter more than time of day. Fishing the upcoming tide seems to be producing the goods. Live/fresh bait is key, and contrary to most beach fishing - fish AWAY from the gutters! I’ve been having most success fishing right up on the sand bars, right where the waves are breaking.
  19. Hey raiders just wondering on how to catch bloodworms or sandworms I’ve watched a few clips on YouTube but was wondering if anyone had a debrief on how to do it or had some tips for me on where to get started cheers
  20. Recently caught at the mouth of Elimbah Creek off the bank using blood worm, full of roe so let her go to do her thing. MSB
  21. Hi Raiders It's been a while between posts however thought I'd share a great morning's fishing. Headed out about 7:30am armed with a dozen king worms, not knowing what to expect as the seas have been massive the past week. Plenty of action with almost a full bag of whiting between 29cm & 40cm by 9:30am decided to call it a day. They were biting on then the smallest piece of worm which is strange in my experience - must be hungry! Same old rig as always with a large ball sinker - 3ft trace down to a No.2 baitholder hook. Another point to mentio
  22. Just a short report from a few sessions. Newcastle beaches holding good numbers of fish - and bigger numbers of fisherman! If you can find a little gutter away from the headlamps & noise - you’ll find enough dart, whiting, flatty and tailor to keep you on your toes. Whiting are hitting really nicely, averaging about 40cm. Interestingly - I’ve not caught a bream in weeks, though have seen a few reds landed at Redhead & Stocko - not sure if there’s any reason or just coincidence. Yabbies / pipi / beachworm the go, I’ve been fishing 5-7 am or pm.
  23. Went down port stephens for a change and got some nice whiting along with a flattie and bream. Using Nippers for bait. And 6lb flurocarbon leader
  24. Heading to the entrance for the first time in a couple of days, and i was wondering if anyone could tell me where i could pump yabbies for bait and hopefully catch some bream or flathead. Thanks
  25. G'day Fishos, Tomorrow, i'll be heading up to the entrance for a few days with a couple of mates. I've heard many stories of great fish being caught there but i have never ventured out there myself, so tomorrow will be my first time. Looking at it on google earth, i'm assuming that worms or nippers would be the 'go' around there? Also, what type of species should be targeted and whereabouts are a few good areas to chuck a line in, Only if you don't mind disclosing that info. I'm thinking about going for jews off the beach but don't know whether i should use beach worms or some fresh squid
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