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Finished work today not far from this place, had many a doughnut here, but today was different!

Within 30 mins I landed my first, a nice sized flatty, I fished and scanned the area as the low tide set in.. for 2 hours then I landed a slightly bigger flathead.

Caught them both on blade vibes, some schnidey knock off ecogear prawn zx40 which did the damage. 

Temperature was perfect not too hot current seemed strong and slightly windy.

Could see a bust ups way off casting distance possibly tailor or salmon? shame I couldn't reach it! 

Came home with a decent feed!

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Well done mate. Those Ecogear type lures are pretty effective. Waiting to see how your species count goes over the summer.

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1 hour ago, DerekD said:

Well done mate. Those Ecogear type lures are pretty effective. Waiting to see how your species count goes over the summer.

Thanks mate, really itching to land a salmon. Eco gear for life! 😆

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Hey Fishy,

That's Yarranabee park, my old stomping grounds. I grew up there.

If you're interested, here is what i used to catch there:

1. Early morning, catch some yakkas from the jetty and put them on for live bait for john dory.

2. The yakkas are also good as crab bait for blue swimmers

3. Cast out lures or yakka fillets as close to the yacht moorings for big bream and the odd legal reddie

4. Peeled prawns under the jetty often has some nice fan-belly jackets

BTW, very nice flatty, I never got many as a kid there and hope you get many more😁

 

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11 hours ago, Keflapod said:

Hey Fishy,

That's Yarranabee park, my old stomping grounds. I grew up there.

If you're interested, here is what i used to catch there:

1. Early morning, catch some yakkas from the jetty and put them on for live bait for john dory.

2. The yakkas are also good as crab bait for blue swimmers

3. Cast out lures or yakka fillets as close to the yacht moorings for big bream and the odd legal reddie

4. Peeled prawns under the jetty often has some nice fan-belly jackets

BTW, very nice flatty, I never got many as a kid there and hope you get many more😁

 

I've never tasted or given any thought into catching John Dory, I thought they were a deep sea fish. I took my boat around the Marina today scored a flatty and a tailor I wasn't out for long but got my fix. Seem some huge bream around there.

Man you're lucky to have this as your stomping grounds!

I might try this idea some day soon!

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Hey fishy. I lived nearby to the wharf from 1965 to 1977.

I go there once very few years as a nostalgia thing.

Last time I was there about 3 years ago.

I lost a 40+cm bream at the wharf edge on a yakka fillet - shame - I wanted to get a photo and release.

That day one guy was chucking a big popper at the moorings coz a mate of his told him some decent kings also lurk there.

These days I fish in my 6m boat in Botany bay - yes that's right - big boat in the bay like a big baby - lol.

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