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Just a quick report on our haritail fishing trip to Waratah bay last night. Unfortunately they were missing in action. We berleyed with cut pillies and also used a variety of baits including pillies, live yellowtail and yellowtail fillets. There were plenty of yellowtail (jumbo and nice lollipops) around and also a few squid. We also tried a couple of other bays on the way back to Apple Tree Bay but nothing was showing on the sounder and didn't get a bite. Only half a dozen boats in Waratah Bay last night.

On a brighter note when we got back to the ramp there was a guy who had caught one small hairtail but it was a little strange in that it had a very short snout. We have caught hundreds of hairtail over the years and never seen one like this. Sorry no pics.

The water was a little dirty for Cowan Creek so perhaps this has put them off.

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I was one of the boats there last night. Arrived at about 5:45pm fished till about 8:30pm. Landed 3 lost 4 (gotta get the strike right). Biggest was about 1.4m.

Was planning to stay later but it got way too cold.

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Well done mate, we were in the middle of the bay on one of the buoys. Normally we would anchor on the southern side but decided to use the buoy due to the wind. May have been a bad decision.

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hi guys

Just wanted to know where Waratah Bay is ?

Cheers

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I can add a hairtail 1.3m long caught at red buoy goat island in the harbour on sunday morning at 6.am,caught by a guy in our fishing club (go figure)

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We were there Monday night, only boat. My son got a 1.55m hairtail. No other signs this one just came in and smashed his bait and took off.

No others were around.

Previous night got 3 at 1.4m at Jerusalem Bay.

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Heard that a trawler went through the whole cowan creek and pulled out 1.5 tonnes worth recently.

Can anyone confirm?

Edited by valk

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Heard that a trawler went through the whole cowan creek and pulled out 1.5 tonnes worth recently.

Can anyone confirm?

I hope not, I'll be there in 4 days and want to bag my first hairtail, it already sounds hard enough to even catch one.

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hope we get lots on the Fishraider Hairtail weekend :) 26,27,28th

I agree mrs swordy!! Not long to go now. Almost finished knitting my jumper!!!

Cheers scratchie!!!

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