Tag117

Cowan Creek Firing

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Hey Raiders,

Havent posted in a while, have had loads of Uni Assignments and have been volunteering with a marine bio lab in USYD doing photo analysis.

Only times I've been able to get out have been late nights and for short periods, so have been sticking close to home, Cowan Creek. As a result, most my evenings are spent chasing Jewie or Hairtail. Last year i caught my first 2 hairtail just over legal, this year, have been doing A LOT better. Haven't fished any one spot, just move around looking for big schools of tailor, the hairtail are usually right under the. Caught probably close to 15 all between 1.1-1.6m but dropped countless more :ranting2: . Oh well that's fishing, catch em drop em it's such a good night out who cares!

Been getting several Jewfish as well, no beasts, all under legal, mostly after lots of burley, when there are plenty of yakkas below the boat. Am teaching a friend to fish, he caught his first jew going 65cm, he was absolutely stoked, I am pretty sure at this point seeing the joy on a mates face after his first jewfish is just as good as any fish caught yourself! Also got a solid tailor going 55cm.

Sorry for the mix-mash post!

Cheers,

Tag

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winter is coming.....

And so are the Hairtail!

Lol! :D Hopefully a great season ahead of us! Started well so far!

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Well done Tag. You're certainly making the best of your time on the water. Great that you have an offsider too, who seems to be learning quite well also. Cheers.

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I was fishing off Malabar a couple of weeks ago, drifting for flatties and to my surprise I hooked up to a 1+ meter hairy :)

Spent many a cold night chasing them at Cowans and was quite surprised to catch one in the middle of the day off Malabar!

Great report keep up the good work

Cheers

Tony

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Great post, those hairtail are awesome fish, well done, great that you have taught a mate to fish and he catches a jewie, he will never forget that one.

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Thanks a lot guys, my mate keeps asking me when we can head back out, guess ill be out there this weekend! Tight lines guys, maybe see you out there!

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Great catch mate! What bait where you using? And what gear to take on the hair tail? Cheers

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Great catch mate! What bait where you using? And what gear to take on the hair tail? Cheers

Hey mate, main things we were getting em on was small dead yakka or pillies, ganged hooks, green glows. All caught on 8-12lb line, good luck!

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Make sure you are all coming to our Fishraider Hairtail social in July

You could win the cash prizes $500 for the biggest one!

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Well done Tag on both accounts of a good report and getting a mate onto some good fish!

Oh, I just love the cold nights of hawkesbury chasing hairtail. Bring on the social.

Cheers scratchie!!!

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Id love to be at the social this year and look forward to meeting you guys tgere!

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nice one , will be seeing u in the water soon

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mate! great catch as usual!! did you go out on a boat or land base???

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mate! great catch as usual!! did you go out on a boat or land base???

Cheers! Landbased for jews, boat for hairies

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