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Tailor Failure At Fraser

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Well I just got back from my trip to Fraser Island where I caught heaps of hard fighting Swallowtailed Dart in the pounding surf while watching whales crash out of the water just a few hundred yards offshore , sea eagles circling overhead and dingoes waiting behind me in the sand dunes hoping for a free meal . Truely amazing experience even if the expected Tailor run didn't materialize while we were there. One of the guys caught a bronze whaler shark and a bigish jewfish from the beach which was great to see. :1yikes:

I think I've finally learned how to start read a surf beach to know where the fish might be which will be useful now I'm back in

Sydney. Also discovered the joys of beachworming and pipi hunting which i dont think we are allowed to do in the Harbour right.?

Obviously, the weather changed the day we left and the tailor moved back inshore ! :ranting2:

I got this message from one of the guys who stayed on..

" Hi Martin, Well as you drove down the beach the tailor started to come in and on the bite!!!!!. I caught 16 that day but Friday morning it was on for young and old all most a fish every cast, 30 to 40 guy's shoulder to shoulder. The fish ranged from 36 cm to 45 cm. One gentleman next to me catch one at 55 cm. The Fisheries came and checked our fish for size and bag limit...".

Will just have to go back and try again ! :thumbup:

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Give us some pictures.

Sorry to hear the tailors came in just as you were leaving. Can't help but wonder why didn't you turn back or stop?

Thanks for the cheerful report.

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Yer. Its amazing how good the fishing was the week before you go and how fantastic it gets once you leave but at least you got a few and its sounds much better than being at work.

Richard

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Would have loved to stay but had a barge to catch then a 4 hour drive and then a plane ride - besides my host and driver had to go to work !

Thanks to my shit internet connection, courtesy of those morons at Optus, uploading pics at the moment is tricky but I will sort it out soon :ranting2:

Can anyone help me re the rules for bait collecting in the Harbour ?

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www.dpi.nsw.gov.au may help.

I am not aware of bait collection restriction in the Harbour.

General bag limit for beach worms is 20 and pipis 50.

Most protected zones have big signs, so you should know if you see one.

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Martin where did you fish? I was staying at Orchard Beach during the July school hols and fished Indian Head for 3 days. No tailor, plenty dart and some top whiting on pipis mainly. Also some trevalley, tarwhine on cungee. Tailor were on further down the beach at Cathedral Beach near the shipwreck. We had one top evening, plenty tailor around 35cm and hooked 3 massive fish probably sharks on whole mullet heads 11/0 hooks and wire trace, didn't land any, all wore through the 80lb mono leader after about 20 mins fight. Where was the jew and bronzey caught?

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Martin where did you fish? I was staying at Orchard Beach during the July school hols and fished Indian Head for 3 days. No tailor, plenty dart and some top whiting on pipis mainly. Also some trevalley, tarwhine on cungee. Tailor were on further down the beach at Cathedral Beach near the shipwreck. We had one top evening, plenty tailor around 35cm and hooked 3 massive fish probably sharks on whole mullet heads 11/0 hooks and wire trace, didn't land any, all wore through the 80lb mono leader after about 20 mins fight. Where was the jew and bronzey caught?

Bagga

We fished between cathedral and indian head and camped at Dundubara. The jewfish and the shark came from the gutter by the creek just up from cathedral. I also had whiting and tarwhine. No one was catching tailor until the wind changed on the thursday then it kicked off big time for those who stayed !

Martin :mad3:

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Hey, everything seems to be running late or mixed up and confused this year. The current was late this year and hung around longer than usual and has really thrown some species off their regular schedules. Good excuse to go back though eh.

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