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      Found 35 results

      1. Hi all, (long time lurker, first time poster) Am from down in Victoria and most of my fishing has been primarily saltwater out of a boat. I have since fallen in love with freshwater fishing and often spend a lot of time exploring the Otways near my home, and do a lot of time up the Ovens/Murray region chasing cod now. Last year i lucked upon a rental car relocation ($4 a day) and drove from the Goldy to Sydney, spending 3days around the Glenn Innes/Deepwater area of the New England region. Safe to say I fell in love with the place, and was quite successful on a lot of cod in the 40-60cm mark of morn and dusk, and have dreamt about coming back since. I found access to waterways pretty limited due to predominately private property flanking the major rivers, and most of the farmers less accommodating up this way. (other than 1 who made my trip by allowing me access to his small waterhole, after numerous no's.) Is it true the property line extends to the middle of the river bed in NSW? I have done extensive recon in the lead up to my Dec 4-8 solo trip, and have managed to get myself onto another property for this trip prior to my departure, although it has taken significant searching, emails and phone calls. I am not sure how i will go, but plan on putting in some big days and hope to reap the rewards (to share here of course). I am also planning on making a big walk through one of the few nature reserves which flanks the Severn, and replied to a post on this topic on this forum where someone else asked about it. Anyhow thought i would introduce myself, and of course I would welcome any advice, or by any small stretch of a chance, hook ups, up that way (discretion can be exercised). thought i would include a few pics from my last trip.
      2. Hey team a bit of a late report froma couple of weeks ago. Sorry been very busy and not on as much as usual but will pick up the game Anyway headed to northern nsw to chase some jacks with a mate Joel. Stayed at inlaws so a dawn was on the cards . Hit the water early and got straight into some little, but fun gts. Great fun on the areals and 1000 sized reels with gold drag peeling runs. 3 trevs in and lost a good jack. Watched it grab lure and run off only to have it, or so I assumed, spit the lure. It was 3 casts later I realized the back trebles were smooshed. Oh well Anyway in the arvo we headed down wirh some worms and plastics for a feed of whiting and 1 flathead. Good times. 1
      3. I took the kayak down over the border into NSW over the weekend to see if I could seek out some new wild Bass country. It was a successful trip, I landed 18 Bass, hooked up and lost another 5, and got a few hits and taps as well. Best fish were 42, 41, 40, 38cm. Average was about 35cm. Lures that I was using were soft plastic worm on a weighted worm hook, trolling a shallow chubby crank, surface popper, and a rubber bibless vibe. Hope you enjoy the video, it was a lot of work making it, but I'm getting better at editing... let me know if you have any tips on making it better. -Steve.
      4. northern nsw Tips For Rock Fishing Nsw

        Hi guys, im heading up to Bateau Bay soon for some rock fishing, any advice on what to go for and when would be greatly appreciated Cheers Jorden
      5. I saw these little cuties in the Brunswick River last weekend. There were 3 of them chilling in about 1m of water only about 100m from the pub. They were only little but nice to see. It made me think that the Brunswick River must have a healthy Jack population. I also sat on a bank up the way and watched the tide come in... the only thing was that the water was dropping? I really checked that it was an incoming tide and we watched some rocks appear that were previously under water. Strange.
      6. Hey guys, heading down to Coolangatta this weekend, just after any advice about the fishing in the are. Will only be fishing light with plastics, so any spots for flatties, bream, choppers? Is it worth targeting trevally toward the mouth this time of year? And I'm aware I'll need a license once I cross the border. Cheers
      7. Help Identifying A Fish

        Hi guys not sure if this is the right place to post, me and a mate went fishing on lake Macquarie today and caught ourselves one of these and was just wondering what kind of fish it was, it went hard as a rock when we got it out of the water
      8. Breakfast Bream Kingscliff

        Headed out at dawn with father in law and mate Joel. The bait fishos were struggling and despite giving the chrome a good go still no luck on the tailor. Went back to old reliable little plastics hard up against the rocks. This resulted in 4 bream pretty quickly with full light slowing things down. Anyway home early for fish and avocado sandwiches for breakfast Angus
      9. Coffs To Sydney Area Looking To Fish

        Hey there , just throwing it out there as it never hurts to ask, but I'm a Canadian backpacker travelling from Coffs Harbour to Sydney over the next two weeks and if anyone was keen for a fish on the way , I've become pretty obsessed with fishing in Australia ! Living 1000 km inland back in Canada I've been trying to take advantage of the coast as much as possible, and I've been lucky enough to get a few chances out on the boat , and have Had some awesome land based sessions as well. Love fishing for anything and everything haha . Anyways figured I'd throw it out there ! cheers tyler 0406431436 currently in Coffs at the moment , thinking of heading to port Macquarie area Monday heres a few photos to share from last couple months of trip when we had some good success in Queensland ! the girlfriend still outfished me and got the big queenie ...thanks guys
      10. Cod Vs Snapper

        have a day off tmrw so had to flip a coin between snapper at broughton is or murray cod NE area..cod won so hopefully have a report tmrw nite...rick
      11. Fishing Lake Macquarie

        Hi this is my first post here. I live near lake Macquarie and am hoping there are some others here that can give me some pointers. I have been only able to get out at night of late after the kids are asleep and have been trying to catch squid to use as live bait for jew, flatties, snapper. Any tips or advice for catching these fish or bait would be great. Thanks
      12. Casurina Flathead

        Not ideal in the wind but still took the light stuff down to the main beach in hope of a few fish. Was rewarded with a nice flatty that hit really close in. Literally saw it rise up out of a small hole and hit my plastic. Might try again at dusk and then dawn.
      13. Iluka Breambo

        My dad, my brothers and I all headed down to Iluka for the long weekend looking to get a jew. The first 2 days of fishing were windy and horrible. The last day the wind slowed down, allowing us to get our lures in the right places. Going along the wall i hook something and my dad and I both thought it was a little jew for sure but it turned out to be a 42 cm bream that weighed 1.23 kgs on a 7 inch BBQ gulp. We then caught about 10 other bream and about 8 flatties on bloodworm wrigglers. The pb bream definitely made the trip worth while.
      14. Facebook the downfall of many Richard Craniums Taken from FW email newsletter 11 May 2017 NSW DPI Fisheries and Police Rural Crime Squad are investigating two men who call themselves the “Cod Squad” after they allegedly caught and killed an illegal haul of Murray cod in the Macquarie River near Dubbo. The illegal catch first came to light last week after Dubbo-based Matthew Hansen shared the "Cod Squad's" post on Facebook. The original post, which has now been deleted, showed the men proudly displaying the dead cod. Hansen said it has galvanised the community and obviously the community cares and they have spoken, and as a whole does not accept it. "Ten years ago out here that sort of thing was accepted. It shows there's been a massive cultural shift in this community." Mr Hansen said "Part of that has been because of events like the Lake Burrendong Classic and catch & release. It's really starting to look up in Central West NSW." The post sparked outrage in the fishing community and has now been shared over 332 times. The viral post also caught the attention of NSW DPI Fisheries and a local media organisation, Win News, who broadcast the story. The legal requirements for Murray cod in NSW are two fish per day and four in possession. The size limits are 55-75cms.
      15. Cod Country For Some.

        Finally got away with Luke to do some cod fishing.Stopped for a bite at a servo, bad mistake, ended up with food poisoning, arrived at camp grounds 10.30 pm, set up swags and off to bed. Managed 3 x 10 minute naps during the rest of the night, spent most of it on the toilet. Up in the morning for a cuppa and some french toast and off to the cod grounds. Fished for 5 hours for nothing, then back to camp, I had double vision on the way back, dont know if it was from the bad food or diabetes. After lunch took both vehicles with me with my yak and Luke with his canoe. I was about to pull Luke out of a bog when he said have a look ahead, 2 fisheries blokes heading towards us.The main bloke was amazed when I produced my gold card, he called the other bloke over and told him, if you see one of these they can fish anywhere. Finally got the yak and canoe in the water just as a storm was comming over, I got the double vision back again and said to Luke I cant even see where I am casting. As we agreed to pull the plug Luke hooked up to an over 65cm cod. This was to be the one and only.Later we found out why from one of the shop owners, they said that all the waters in the area had been flogged to bits over the last 2 long weekends,and the majority of fish caught were taken home to eat. Well thats the excuse this time.Second pic shows tractor washed up from previous floods. Dino
      16. Fisho Wanted For Bass Fishing Near Sydney

        Hi fishos ! Pretty new in Sydney , I'm planning a fishing trip on sunday off the kayak for bass fishing, I ve got a space in my car for a mate and his yak . I am thinking about going to the Nepean river , but it could change if you have any suggestions If anyone keen on , let me know ! Clement 0481 353 090
      17. Severn River Murray Cod

        Hi everyone, Made it to the Severn River over the weekend. It was still showing some signs from the floods but it was great to be out chasing Australian Natives in such a pristine area. No Yellas unfortunately but I did manage to catch a few Murray Cod. I'm glad that the size improved once I got the hang of the retrieve Hopefully next time I'll catch a legal sized one. I was on private property but the were 3 public fishing zones where you could access the river at anytime. A great place and worth a trip at some stage if you can Madmic
      18. Green Weed

        Hi can anyone please tell me where I can find green weed for Luderick in the Tweed Heads area.
      19. Clarrie Hall Dam

        I am considering a trip down to Clarrie Hall Dam soon. Has anyone fished for Bass here recently and what lures were working?
      20. Kingscliff Scouting

        Well not really a fishing weekend but had to have a punt. After an epic dawn exploring a new location (which I will be back to hit with the kayak in 2 weekends) I went to the point and managed a couple of bream. Good scouting for an hour or so.
      21. Quick Cod Trip

        My brother arrived with his family this week and after some talking he said he wouldn't mind going for a cod fish. Quickly threw a couple of swags in and headed on to New England area. Found a spot where the river crossed a road and tried there for a few hours before dark. The water was low and the weed a real pain but never the less we found a couple of small holes with enough depth to hide a cod or two. Darrin was first to have a surface hit and lost the lure and the fish. He was spewing losing his first ever surface cod. Then I picked one up on a Gobbler 4" paddle tail. The night crept up very quickly so we devised a new plan. We headed off to another spot found on google maps and as s we crossed the river again we parked up and chucked out the swags ready for an early morning. As soon as light broke we were up and before the swags were packed up Darrin cast from the shore and caught a small cod off the surface. Quickly we got on the water and fished for another 5 hours and between us we caught 13 cod and lost a few. Great session and we had a ball. Caught them on Gobblers SP, Spinner Baits, hard bodies and surface walkers just it mix it up a bit.
      22. Boat Advice - Offshore.

        recently been looking at buying a boat and am really getting confused as on what would be a good purchase, on one hand i can see a variety of good boats for around $14000, and on the other hand i can see ones for $35000, would a boat like this be good enough to take offshore say 50k's out: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yagoona/motorboats-powerboats/haines-hunter-490sr-mercury-115hp-outboard/1138101698 or would i need to buy something more along the lines of these 2 to be safe: http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-for-sale/private/used/SSE-AD-4514322/2006-Bar-Crusher-530C?cr=10&psq=((Make%3D[Bar Crusher]%26(((SiloType%3DDealer used boats|SiloType%3DDealer new boats)|SiloType%3DPrivate used boats)|SiloType%3DDemo and near new boats))%26Service%3DBoatsales)&pso=0&pss=Premium http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-for-sale/private/used/SSE-AD-4483595/2000-Savage-565-LANCER-SP-CUDDY?cr=0&psq=(((Make%3DSavage%26Model%3D[565 LANCER SP CUDDY])%26(((SiloType%3DDealer used boats|SiloType%3DDealer new boats)|SiloType%3DPrivate used boats)|SiloType%3DDemo and near new boats))%26Service%3DBoatsales)&pso=0&pss=Premium ive been out in my friends haines hunter signature plenty of times offshore and im sure it is only a 5.25-5.5m hull so its a bit contradicting reading lots of people saying 6m hull minimum. what are the basic guidelines of a good offshore rig. ive been trying to do my research on google but with so many mixed opinions im a bit stumped, honestly id rather spend the 14k mark and pickup something a little older but looked after even if it is only 5.25m hull as long as it will do the job .. i dont see why it wouldnt right ? surely it should do the job when the 530c bar crusher is a 5.30 hull and from what ive read there great for offshore so whats stopping the haines ? ... AAAARRRGGH CONFUSED ! id really like to take a look at the haines hunter 490 because its a good price for a well looked after boat which is well equipped for fishing, mainly be trying to get into micro-jigging rat kings inshore 30-40m, and hopefully a fair bit of light geared offshore jigging, maybe also some live baiting for snapper. thanks for the help guys.
      23. Info On Leads

        Hi,I'm teaching myself the ancient art of fishing and Iv got some questions.I mainly fish in estuaries for bream and the like.can someone tell me what lead line is for.Why not just put my tackle on the end of my main line?At the moment I fish with a swivel and about 30 cm of lead going down to my hook.Im trying to keep it light but I'm a bit confused about what the lead is for.Any help is appreciated.
      24. Quick Trip To The Tweed

        Decided at the last minute to do a dusk trip down to the break wall at the mouth of the tweed river. Loaded up some bait, rods, 1 x @ellicat and headed off about 3pm. Stopped off for fish n chips at chinderah. got there right on low tide about 430pm and there wasn't a lot of action. We chipped away and caught 2 nice dart including a stonker at 43cm and a couple of decent bream before the rays and shovelnose moved in. Put a bend in the rods and pulled some string so was good fun. I hooked something serious that peeled a heap of line under heavy drag, was a weird fight, unfortunately I never saw the fish, it ran me around the end of the breakwall and the line touched a rock... Game over. Suspect it was a big ray as it was really hugging the bttom but I guess it could have been a jew... I prefer to believe it was a ray though! it started to get crowded about 9pm so we packed up and headed back home. cheers for reading. benno <'><
      25. New To Sydney, Need Advice

        Hey guys new to sydney. i dont know any spots and im looking for advice for land based saltwater fishing