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June is one of the best times to target bream on the mid north coast, fish may take a bit more effort but the average size is generally bigger ust a matter of making enough casts and finding what they want.

First session was a yak upriver looking for fish along rocky edges and sunken timber, started by casting plastics, didn't take long to know it was going to be a tough bite. After some trial of different techniques and eventually slow rolling a hardbody along a fallen tree 

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The fish played hard to get but with persistance and targeting the right structure almost exclusively being fine twigged sunken branches ended up with quite a few fish for the session 

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no monsters but some decent sized fish

Another tactic that works well in winter is targeting artificial lights under bridges during a couple of quick pre work sessions I have managed to get a few resonable quality bream

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Just before the bad weather hit managed a kayak session in some windy conditions on the main oyster racks last time I attempted this I ended up with 5 bustoffs from 6 hook ups

In true winter fashion the fish were tough to temp and when they did hit it was very subtle resulting in many pulled hooks, which combined with strong winds frustration was building close to critical point when finally a fish slid in the net

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Decided a change of tactics was in order so out came the cranka crab. It's funny how you give the fish what they want and they play the game, hits came regularly with a few small fish but I was on the nasty racks looking for bigger fish

Working along behind the oyster shed came up tight on what I thought was the bottom, then thought flathead as the fish slowly swam towards open water when it finally  realised something was wrong it was far enough out to keep from bricking me, after a brutal locked drag tussle a much better quality fish was in the net

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not as long as expected but thick and gave me one hell of a run around 

working back to the launch site continued to get a few more small fish but the bigger ones still evaded, on the last rack there were 2 racks tied side by side with about a meter in between, couldn't get between because of the rope so nosed up to it said farewell to my cranka crab called out "hail mary" and sent a cast in there, it was nailed as soon as it hit the water it was a hell of a struggle keeping the fish from burying me and trying to get the net under it but by some miracle pulled it off and one of the better quality bream I'v landed in quite awhile was in the net

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the weather chased me off the water and now ust waiting for the rain to settle to get out and hopefully find some elusive winter blue-lips

cheers for reading 

Dave

       

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Nicely written report. Looks like you got plenty of nice bream on all types of lures and at different parts of the day. I too can't wait for this horrible weather to subside.

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Nice report and top photos of nice fish Dave

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Great report, I want to target bream a bit more so the info is invaluable 👍

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Nice when it all comes together dave

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Great write up mate and some nice Bream there!

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Great photos and report.

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Nicely written report and some good bream too.

I love my winter / autumn breaming down here on the south coast. Its the best time to target the blacks.

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Great detailed report & photos 👍 well done

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