James  Clain

How far do Kings go?

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Really interested if anyone knows how far upstream kings go. And if anyone knows how far they have been caught up the Hawkesbury or other rivers?

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There has been rat king's up lane cove river as far as burns bay Rd bridge, but not as common as in Sydney Harbour. 

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I’ve seen them in Middle Harbour as far up as the Davidson Park Boat ramp - and I caught a 95cm one in Bantry Bay.

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I have seen photos of some rats taken in the George’s river not too far from Millpera 

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Saw a few photos of Kings up at Lugarno and picnic point. I didn’t think they’d go up further than Tom uglys bridge at the very most unless they were very lost. 

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Definitely further up-river in the Georges lately than usual. A mate caught one around Lugarno on the weekend.

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Think about how they feed-mainly a sight predator-generally(and before some one tells me they saw one at Wisemans ferry) water clarity is key-they are  common in Pittwater, can be caught around Flint and Steel on big high tides, rare in the mainstream of the Hawkesbury and certainly get seen and caught in Cowan Creek. In dry speels the clear water pushes higher upstream so logic says the chances of getting a king upstream increase. However I would stick to the lower reaches of any system to increase your probability of encountering a king

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4 hours ago, PaddyT said:

Think about how they feed-mainly a sight predator-generally(and before some one tells me they saw one at Wisemans ferry) water clarity is key-they are  common in Pittwater, can be caught around Flint and Steel on big high tides, rare in the mainstream of the Hawkesbury and certainly get seen and caught in Cowan Creek. In dry speels the clear water pushes higher upstream so logic says the chances of getting a king upstream increase. However I would stick to the lower reaches of any system to increase your probability of encountering a king

Yea im absolutely going to remain in downstream areas for kings it mostly that i am very interested in catching fish in areas that they don't normally show up but still could potentially be there. eg: GT in Sydney - which has happened and I hope to get one eventually.

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Do a google on Manly Lagoon. Rumour has it that there are mangrove jacks and other tropical species there in there...don’t eat anything though...quite polluted.

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12 hours ago, Little_Flatty said:

Do a google on Manly Lagoon. Rumour has it that there are mangrove jacks and other tropical species there in there...don’t eat anything though...quite polluted.

yea there are GT in there

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On 11/5/2019 at 5:40 PM, James Clain said:

Yea im absolutely going to remain in downstream areas for kings it mostly that i am very interested in catching fish in areas that they don't normally show up but still could potentially be there. eg: GT in Sydney - which has happened and I hope to get one eventually.

Id love to catch a Barra in Sydney harbour oneday

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7 hours ago, xerotao said:

Id love to catch a Barra in Sydney harbour oneday

Be careful what you wish for.

The day you start catching Barra in Sydney harbour is the day you will have to start fending off the crocs & the cane toads 😂

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Once a year the Buddhist’s buy animals and let them go, Fish, Birds and the like. I have the info at home and will post that up when I get home.

These Barramundi would be those but would not be able to survive the Winter. I have personanally see Coral Trout taken outside of Sydney Harbour.

These were good fish and for the size I would guess that they have survived at least one Winter here as I don’t believe they are a naturally occurring species.

Mangrove Jack on the other hand do turn up naturally, plus a few other tropical species.

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45 minutes ago, Blackfish said:

Once a year the Buddhist’s buy animals and let them go, Fish, Birds and the like. I have the info at home and will post that up when I get home.

These Barramundi would be those but would not be able to survive the Winter. I have personanally see Coral Trout taken outside of Sydney Harbour.

These were good fish and for the size I would guess that they have survived at least one Winter here as I don’t believe they are a naturally occurring species.

Mangrove Jack on the other hand do turn up naturally, plus a few other tropical species.

https://australianmuseum.net.au/blog-archive/science/barramundi-mystery-solved/

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1 hour ago, Blackfish said:

Once a year the Buddhist’s buy animals and let them go, Fish, Birds and the like. I have the info at home and will post that up when I get home.

These Barramundi would be those but would not be able to survive the Winter. I have personanally see Coral Trout taken outside of Sydney Harbour.

These were good fish and for the size I would guess that they have survived at least one Winter here as I don’t believe they are a naturally occurring species.

Mangrove Jack on the other hand do turn up naturally, plus a few other tropical species.

Kinda ironic they set the fish free as an act of kindness, only to condemn it to die.

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Clarke’s point,Drummoyne , Balmain, iron cove, even caught them west of the Gladesville bridge & the odd Cobia around January & spoken to guys who have caught meteries & also been dusted as far up as abbotsford and Gladesville in summer & autumn when the parramatta river is alive with bait

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Not wanting to Hijack James Thread, so I put this up.

 

All I can add to James thread is I caught a King up in Bantry bay fishing for John Dory (When you could catch a few Dory in th Harbour) on a Hand Line, went like the clappers. 😁

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