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  1. Hi Folks, I'm about to head to Pambula for the school holidays with my partner and seven-year-old daughter. In my younger days I spent a lot of time fishing at Phillip Island (Victoria) as my parents had a holiday house there (Smiths Beach) and my late-Father was a very keen rock fisherman. When my parents (sadly) sold the house at Phillip Island I kept all the fishing gear which has been in storage for quite a while now! I have three rods - a surf rod, a boat rod and a light rod with a matching small spinning reel. I've also got a handline. Just wondering where people would recommend for fishing around Pambula/Merimbula for me (surf/rocks) and also for my young daughter (maybe a pier where she can use a handline). Any info appreciated - times, tides, spots, bait, etc. Cheers, Chris
  2. I'm going to Chowder Bay, Port Jackson and going to fish at the jetty in the early morning trying to get either kingfish, yellowtail or trevally. What setup should i use for these species?
  3. How cool is this 3d mapping of Sydney harbour. I never knew there was a 45 deep hole just near the harbour bridge. Sydney Ports have charted the harbour with colours representing the different depths. A 45-metre deep hole, just west of the Harbour bridge. Image of wrecks off Balls Head The Currajong Wreck off Bradley’s Head A sailing vessel in the deep Echo scan of car off Pier 1, Dawes Point
  4. Cheezy

    southern nsw St.georges Basin

    G'day all, Im going down to St.georges basin in 12 days and am unsure of some good spots to fish as i have not fished there before. Im fishing landbased and boat and will be using lures (soft and hard) and bait any input will be valuable, Cheers
  5. Hi all, hope you all had a nice relaxing Christmas and have a great New Years! I'm currently down at Wooli NSW at the caravan/camping park along the water and was wondering if anyone had any land based spots they could suggest for me to try? Or anywhere for me to take my kayak out to. I've mainly been fishing the rockwall and so far have only predominantly hooked up sting rays...the big one that roams the rock wall area a few times, a little 30 odd cm one off the other side of the beach, a couple undersized bream and a 50 or so cm cobia off of the rockwall. I use live bait where possible, yabbies..bream pieces and frozen shop prawns, squid and off cuts of chicken from dinner. Also any decent places to pump yabbies apart from the usual beach spots? Thanks in advance, any fishing spots or yabbie pumping areas would be greatly appreciated as my girlfriend and I were hoping to catch something nice for dinner whilst we're down here, whether it be a snapper or flathead or a few whiting!
  6. Court forfeits ‘borrowed’ boat used for illegal fishing 18 Oct 2017 “Fisheries officers searched the boat and found over 250kg of fish on board, much of it hidden in concealed compartments under the deck,”…….. obviously the boat`s owner is a model citizen too.
  7. Tylerfortin14

    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
  8. Phil94

    Currarong Kings

    Hi all. Was wondering if someone could please help me out. I'm thinking of chasing some land based kings in currarong/jervis Bay Area. I've caught many kings over the years however none have been land based. I will be using livies which I will get early on the morning I go. I've heard of heading that way but I'm not exactly sure where the spots are once you get into the town? I've looked it up online and found a few but I would rather hear off someone's who's fished from these spots before. Thank you
  9. AZZA 46

    Sydney Fishing Spots

  10. AZZA 46

    Ulladulla Fishing Spots

    hi guys looking for info for fishing spots around Ulladulla. thought I might try off the rocks/beaches also have a kayak and was going to try Burrill Lake. any specific info would be great. spots/bait/lures/fish caught ect.. thanks
  11. mick17565

    Fish Finder Combo Help!!!

    Hi, looking at updating my fishinder to a combo, I usually fish NSW south coast ocean fishing - Ulladulla at depths from 30' to 350' I have been looking online but still don't know what to get!! I have a 5 mtr tinny (Express Boat). any suggestions on what to look for, stuck on Lowrance hds of hook 7. Garmin scv, Simrad go7, Dragon fly 7pro ???? any advice would be great.. Looking at spending between $800 - $1200 Thanks Mick
  12. Keenas4kingfishing

    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: or would i need to buy something more along the lines of these 2 to be safe:[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[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.
  13. Dylan H.

    Fishing For Gummy Shark

    I am currently undergoing the research project in SA on gummy sharks and it would be appreciated if you could help by filling in one of my surveys. survey draft.docx
  14. indy500

    Tuna Oil

    Has anyone have a solution for removing tuna oil?
  15. Ovington

    Narooma Gamefishing

    I am have ventured down to my home town to visit the family and wet a line. I normally get down once or twice a year for a Marlin/kingy fish and a run at the Southern Bluefin in winter if I have the time. This year the Marlin and Kings have been a bit slow unfortunately but we decided to head wide in hope of finding some good water. I had booked the old man for 3 days off to fish Friday, Sat and Sunday and the weather gods really turned it on for us. The first day involved getting a heap of little slimies for livies and heading wide via Montague to see if there were any kings. No kings and no current so we buzzed out to the FAD where we managed a couple of dollies on livies and one on a stickbait. The fad went quite so we headed north to tuross canyons where we found a massive school of dollies with some monsters among them but unfortunately our livies kept being eaten by the smaller fish and we ran out of livies and couldn't find any big bait out wide. The wind came up and they weren't interested in lures so we called it a day with 7 legal Dollies from 65-80cm. Day 2 involved a similar game plan but with more livies and my younger sister also attending. As soon as we arrived out wide near the fish traps and deployed our live baits a curious mako came up to see what was going on. I quickly rigged the tiagra with a circle hook and whole sqiud and the mako was on it in no time. As i watched 6ft of mako swim off with my bait I slowly wound but the drag to feel a secure corner jaw hook up GAME ON! The mako took a decent first run and gad a small jump before it stuck it out under the boat for about 10mins before I secured a tag in it and let it go. I decided to cool off for a swim immediately after where a giant bull seal attempted to take advantage of me so that was short lived. We started trolling some baits when we saw a bait ball erupt with a massive (3m+) blue marlin and a few stripes shred it to peices. Unfortunately they disappeared soon after and we didn't manage a fish of it. We did however find a good school of dollies again and bagged a few more for the table before calling it a day. Day 3: We took off with my other sister this time to nail some more dollies around the traps where I was outfished once again by the sis with her bagging 2 legals in 2 casts. I managed a good sized arrow squid on a sabiki jig in 150m when catching slimies BONUS! And we started the day of trolling livies for a beaked bandit. We dropped one big bull dollie on a skip bait after a few jumps which was unfortunate but persisted for a few hours with no luck. We were about to call it a day when the adrenaline pumping scream of the tiagra started to sing followed by a short lived run on the TLD. I came up tight on the Tiagra where a beast of a run (200m+) tested my arms out. I lost tension for a second before I regained tight lines and after a 45min fight in below average conditions up came a 7ft mako that I had foul hooked in the dorsal fin!!! It was a great fight and we decided to keep this one as they are great on the table and we were heading home anyway. Overall excellent trip and although there was no marlin they are my first makos and loved it!
  16. Fishy4lyf

    Fish Id Pls

    I recently went fishing off the Tura Beach headland and kept on catching these little guys when we let it drift too close to the rocks, threw them back because had no clue what they were. Could not find any ID info online and have asked around but no-one has been able to ID. Any help greatly appreciated. Ty
  17. AZZA 46

    St Georges Basin

  18. hi, I caught this fish a couple of days ago on redheads beach, near swansea. I've shown it to a few people who aren't sure what it is... Can anyone shed some light? sorry the pic of the underside is out of focus. cheers christine
  19. Aquarian

    Beach Worms

    Hi, I use to be a member of fishnet although it appears to offline now, so hello to anyone I may have known via fishnet in the past and hello to new members here. topic is beach worms. I'm looking for some killer tips. I've been fishing for years but never gone worming until today. I worked an area of 7 mile beach on NSW south coast so hard, but only saw 3 rises. The buggers were so quick I couldn't get hold of them and they didn't reappear after coming up once. I was using a brown/skin coloured stocking with pilchards in it. I have worming pliers and watched a few vids but its the fine tuning/technique I am keen to know. thanks in advance
  20. riverhauler456

    Toadfish as bait

    Around the coast I tend to get a lot of toadfish on light gear I know they are toxic to humans but as bait for larger species would they work ?
  21. riverhauler456

    Wisemans Ferry Fishing

    at a school camp i was canoeing down a tributary of the hawkesbury river which is apparently brackish and gets bass and bream, but i saw 2 carp there 1 swimming around and another dead, do carp tolerate brackish or something because it isn't freshwater, there is a tidal effect and salinity greater than freshwater
  22. taken from FW email newsletter 27 January 2016 RFA plan to turn old commuter wharves into fishing platforms THE Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) of NSW is pursuing the possibility of re-purposing old commuter wharves in Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay. Whilst these wharves sit idle the RFA is pursuing the NSW Government and is willing to work with local councils to help refit and re-purpose these sturdy pontoons as dedicated fishing platforms. The RFA's position is that they are currently being wasted sitting idle when they could help alleviate the congestion in some of the iconic locations in Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay. They could also remove conflict on commuter wharves between fishers and non-fishers and slow what the RFA term “the erosion” of angler access to our foreshores. Anyone who wants more information or to help with this initiative can contact the RFA directly through their website:
  23. riverhauler456

    batemans bay small fish

    Around the rocks amongst the toadfish I catch these little 10 or so centimetre roundish dark on back fish that go for barnacle on small hook at first I thought they were young bream and then a guy said they were angelfish (which I searched up and seemed to look completely different I might have picture Tommorow thanks
  24. There is no 'NSW' option, apart from north or south NSW, so I`ve put this here (obviously) taken from FW email newsletter New species for the NSW Research Angler Program Martin Auldist | 11 November 2015 THE NSW Research Angler Program has recently been expanded due to its popularity with anglers. In addition to donating mulloway frames for research, fishers can now also donate frames and/or otiliths from snapper, yellowtail kingfish, dusky flathead and tailor. The involvement of recreational fishers in improving our scientific knowledge of mulloway has been crucial. It is hoped that by expanding the program to include a number of other species, this will also increase the number of recreational fishers getting involved. Recent findings: An enormous 86 cm Tailor caught in St Georges Basin was estimated to be just 6 years old. Over winter 98 mulloway frames were donated to the program and included 15 fish larger than 120 cm, including a 168 cm Newcastle fish estimated to be 26 years old and a 151 cm fish from Laurieton that was 24 years old. Nine mulloway were also recaptured over winter, as part of the NSW RAP-ANSA pilot mulloway tagging project, including a 61 cm fish, which swam 100 km north from the HawkesburyRiver to the HunterRiver (Newcastle) in 305 days. If you are a recreational fisher who is passionate about your sport and would like to contribute some crucial biological data on your favourite recreational fish species, please visit the program web page or contact the program co-ordinator at to learn more.
  25. alaskanaturally

    southern nsw In Sydney

    Hi Folks, We'll be in Sydney from 3 Feb through 6 Feb. These old bodies will probably have to recover from the 23 hour flight all day on the 3rd. Then we'll be ready. Staying near Central Station. Any ideas where we can wet a line? No wheels, so we'd have to depend on public transportation or preferably our feet.