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  1. pugzthugz

    whiting rigs?

    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.
  2. pugzthugz

    beach fishing

    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.
  3. 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 he was to far from us... First cast i landed the massive whiting as you can see below, after that got some yanks but no proper bites. Mate pulled in another whiting as we started to wind things down. He took the nippers home and left me with a couple too play with. Last nipper I got a hit with another whiting but it dropped off as I was reeling it in. l
  4. Mike89

    Whiting - tips wanted!

    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!
  5. JeffCarrera

    surf fishing in winter

    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 fishing in winter to keep warm (I know it's not really winter yet, but I plan to fish the surf in winter too to avoid the crowd). Any thoughts/experiences on noeprene waders with gum boots or wetsuits? waders seem a bit bulky and wetsuits might be good but your feet will get wet too? thanks in advance for any input.
  6. DaveTheBoy

    Newcastle Beaches

    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. There’s some nice bream & dart in the mix, and also some stud flathead - although this time of year through March those are mostly really big jenny’s that we’d do well to release. Breaks my heart seeing some of those big flatties being kept, they are our breeding stock & there’s no shortage of “plate sized” fish to keep for a feed. Tight lines all, it’s a lovely time of year to be out fishing!
  7. Tayhalls

    How to catch worms

    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
  8. MSB

    Elimbah Creek Fat Girl

    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
  9. 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 mention, I've been buying the rather expensive vanish fluorocarbon 10lb leader. Today for the first time I tried the vanish fluorocarbon main-line as my leader with one rod and the usual on the other. Didn't seem to be any difference and it's roughly 4x cheaper by the metre. It was great with minimal knots and twists. I guess the leader line must be more abrasion resistant or something?? Anyway they're both 100% fluorocarbon and invisible under the water so I'm happy - just upped the strength to 12lb which should counter-act the loss in abrasion resistance hopefully. Cheers, James
  10. DaveTheBoy

    Newcastle Beaches

    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.
  11. ARC H

    Jimmys Beach

    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
  12. SickWolf

    The entrance

    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
  13. KingieRun

    Entrance Fishing Trip

    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. Any guidance will be greatly appreciated. Cheers, KR
  14. Kicked off the summer with a 4.5 hour session at Barrenioey armed with 150 yabbies and 3 mates, target species was the good old Whiting and flattys and we didn’t miss.......It was a surprisingly good session for the lack of tidal movement and zero wind we encountered between 6am and 10:30am. I usually fish the bay for the same species only because its closer but every now and then..... I really want to fish I head to Barrenjoey and it never disappoints.....
  15. Hi Raiders As usual had to take my 30min drive past at least 10 beaches to find decent worms. Finally got some beauties and headed for Blacksmiths Beach. Only had a couple of hours to fish just after low tide, I'd love to see what the after dark high would have brought! Ended up with a mixed bag, biggest bream going 43cm, threw half a dozen back to live another day A tip for this beach is as follows: - In calm conditions, cast baits towards the sand bar even when very shallow (less than 30cm). Your bait will spend a lot of time doing nothing in shallow water however the decent fish seem to chase the waves onto the bar seeing looking for food that's been stirred up. The biggest bream had a gut full of crushed pippis. Cheers, James.
  16. Hi Raiders It's been a long time between posts but I finally got out for 2 fishing sessions this week. Just thought I'd share the result as I know most of us are looking forward to the warmer months especially on the beaches. Headed out armed with a bag of pilchards and some frozen worms both times and was greeted by plenty of hungry bream! The action was a plenty from the first cast, the best results coming in the last hour of the run in tide then all went quiet. A couple of smallish whiting however the bream were all in between 28cm - 42cm. On the second trip I threw plenty under around 30cm back. Only kept the large amounts due to my friends and family asking constantly haha. Great fun though Cheers, James
  17. Fab1


    Hit Windang early this morning armed with a variety of baits with the wife and son to be greeted by a glorious day out on the water.We tried fishing the channels along the islands to be plagued by massive schools of mullet everywhere and other than my son landing a small tailor around the mid 20,s not much else on the drift there. After a discussion earlier last night with another raider we decided to head upstream to the drop off to try drifting for flathead/whiting.Within minutes my son lands the first casualty,a flathead around 30cm or so on a whole prawn. From there on in it was hook up after hookup and quite frantic at times with 3 fish on at once in a small boat juggling rods,bait and tripping over each other that I was kept quite busy being the fish netter,bait passer etc. Overall we must have landed around 25 flathead,around 6-7 whiting and 2 good sized squid that had a appetite for prawn on a #1 hook. I tried to get a few snaps on my phone amongst all the fuss. We could not have asked for a better day both in the weather,the fishing and family time. We kept 2 legal Flatty and 4 whiting for dinner the rest went back to live another day. Plenty of other boats enjoying the weather also. Cheers.
  18. adamski

    Georges River 15/04/17

    Hiya folks, Figured after nearly losing the site, I'd make more of an effort to post some reports. I've been chasing bigger fish on heavier tackle and smaller stuff on the fly, but I thought I'd give the light gear a go today. It was a beautiful morning and I headed down to the Georges. Managed 5 fish in total: a bream, a luderick (foul-hooked, but a PB!), a whiting and a couple of flatties. Also got busted off by a monster tailor and a couple of follows by something bigger. It was an eventful little session, with everything taken on Powerbait crabbies with 1/16 and 1/20 jigheads. Happy Easter!
  19. Sting Ray

    Lake Tabourie fishing spots

    Hey fellas, first time posting... Heading down to Lake Tabourie with the Mrs and young chap in a couple of weeks. Staying at the tourist park. I've never been there but the better half has, and tells me she seen a few fellas fishing there. Wondering if anyone's been recently that might have some tips on where to throw a line in, preferably walking distance from the tourist park. Beach, lake etc. Targeting whiting mainly but will be happy to catch anything. Any tips on what rig setup for whiting, and what other tackle I should take in case they aren't biting, would also be greatly appreciated. Cheers
  20. Wandered down to Bondi Beach for a quick flick late yesterday arvo armed with my bream stick and a small vibe I picked up in a $1 bargain bin. First cast landed an impossibly small whiting with the third cast bringing in this beautifully light coloured flatty. Dropped what felt like another small flathead a short time later but that was it for the sesh. Nice way to spend the hour before sunset. Swell was very low and it was nice to find a gutter without swimmers in it for a change.
  21. lachie1325

    Best light braided lines

    Just wondering what light braided lines everyone uses for their estuary fishing. I've been looking for a while now at some light braided lines for my Daiwa legalis 2000 as the braid I have on there at the moment doesn't have the best castability on it and I'm looking for something get it spooled up with on less windy days. I will be keeping the current braid on it though In case it's very windy and I don't want to be getting wind knots
  22. G'day Raiders, I was up early this morning and headed over to the George's around East Hills and Picnic Point. After reading some other posts about using chicken soaked in fish sauce, I thought I'd give it a whirl. All up, I landed 15 fish in 4ish hours and lost a few more on top of that. Apart from a small tailor and whiting, the rest were bream. A few photo's are attached. I'm planning on getting up early tomorrow and having another crack. Hopefully I manage to attract some larger specimens. Tight lines. Hodgo
  23. DaveBM

    surface popper

    Hi all. Had a frustrating day yesterday on the flats near the entrance to Lake Illawarra, trying a popper in shallow water for the first time. A couple of nice bream and lots of big whiting were following my popper (clear prawn type) right up to where I was wading, but were not willing to strike. I tried everything I could think of - fast/slow, steady retrieve versus jerky, stopping and starting... the buggers just kept swimming along behind it. Any tips? Mind you, guys with bait weren't getting much to happen either - even fresh beach worms - so maybe the fish just weren't hungry and trying to piss me off for fun!
  24. Big Yella

    Wollongong Whiting

    Hey fellow fisherman, my first post on here as I'm a newbie, can't wait to get into all the action! I've been fishing off puckeys beach there north of Wollongong quite a bit lately with some great success. Last week I went down at about 7am and using some squirt worms I pumped for bait, I bagged some decent whiting! The smallest was 30cm. The only time I've had trouble there is when the current is ripping through, though other than that it's been great.
  25. michael2203

    New rod christened

    G'day Raiders, Last year I bought a Shimano Sienna 4000, but have struggled since to pair it with a decent rod. So, with a gift card from the big red fella at xmas and a sale at the same retailer, I picked up a Daiwa Crossfire 862. What a purchase! The in-laws live around East Hills and I've driven past it heaps, but have never been into the Georges River National Park. So with the 2 daughters in tow, off we went. While the fish weren't massive, I ended up picking up 3-4 bream and a few whiting. The new set up landed most and a few of them ended up being skull-dragged across the river. My youngest daughter Kyla picked up a toadfish and small whiting and was stoked. I think the girls just enjoyed paddling around the edge of the water. Halfway through the session, I did have a run in with a few douches in a boat. Despite having the whole river, they felt that it was necessary to hover right where we were fishing (one of the morons jumped in for a swim). Anyway, they came right up to the shore, right over one of my lines and I wasn't game to move it in case it got caught in their engine. Now I'm quick to acknowledge that no-one owns the river, but common sense should prevail. So when these muppets just sat there talking about their boat and what they needed to when they got back to the boat ramp, I 'politely' asked them to move somewhere else. One of them mumbled something about being an accident...yeah bullshit! Anyway, after a while we packed up and went around to Fitzpatrick for a quick session, where I picked up a good size bream (maybe around 20ish). As it happens I was getting Kyla off a snag when my new combo bent over. So a quick dash and olympic-style hurdle over one rod, I've caught the other and had a great time. So, I'm off again early tomorrow solo. I was thinking of trying near the Audley Weir. I'd appreciate any advice/experiences anyone has had there as I wonder if I am wasting my time. Thanks for reading and tight lines. Hodgo