joshGTV

Pittwater blackfish - success at last

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Hi all, it's been so long since I caught anything worth reporting, I was wondering if it would ever happen again. I decided last weekend to hit a wharf on Pittwater every morning this week to fish the early high tides. I wanted to target tailor with a pilchard under a float, and bream with soft plastics. Monday morning - no action. Tuesday morning - no action, but noticed blackfish swimming around the wharf. Returned Wednesday with a blackfish outfit, but equipment failure and a lack of planning for such sent me home empty handed. Then this morning the stars aligned - I caught five fish between 25 and 30cm (dropped one as I was trying to net it) in about 90 minutes. I was about to pack up and head home a very happy fisherman, then I thought 'why not use the last of the weed?', put out a final bait and a 38cm lunker appeared - after a good fight I had a new PB. Beer-battered fillets and chips for dinner tonight. Bugger the tailor and bream!

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Well done on those good fish mate

Isnt it funny how bream and blackfish etc even if they r only 5-10cm bigger they look way bigger than the littler ones because of weight etc

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5 minutes ago, JAKSShark said:

Well done on those good fish mate

Isnt it funny how bream and blackfish etc even if they r only 5-10cm bigger they look way bigger than the littler ones because of weight etc

Thanks mate. Yes you're right - and the fillets from the big one are about twice the size of the fillets from the smaller fish.

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Great story. Well done.

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Well done on the PB on the ‘one last bait’!

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39 minutes ago, Burger said:

Well done on the PB on the ‘one last bait’!

Thanks Burger. I could see another big one down there after I caught that PB, but they had gone off the bite as the tide dropped. Next time!

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Good on you for persisting & changing tactics, looks like you scored a great feed 👍

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