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      1. What are your favourite land based areas in Sydney Harbour and Parramatta? are they in the below list or somewhere else. In Gary Brown's land based fishing guide book he has another 52 spots so I'm keen to hear everyone's favourites. Clarkes Point The Woolwich Peninsula consist of a succession of points that lead down to the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers, where there are a number of places that a land-based angler can cast a line. To get to the spot shown in the picture you will need to get yourself onto Woolwich Road at Hunters Hill and travel east. When you come to Egin Street you will need to turn right and then into Clarke Place. Park your car (Parking restrictions do apply) and then walk through Clarkes Point Reserve to the breakwall at the water’s edge. Here you will be able to fish for luderick right at your feet, leatherjackets along the rocky/kelp shoreline and also cast out wide for bream, whiting, pan sized snapper, mulloway and dusky flathead. You could try live baiting for kingfish as well. You will find that the eastern side of the point fishes better on the run-out tide and the southern face is best fished on the run-in tide. If you are into fishing with lures you could cast poppers for kingfish or use soft plastics on the bottom for bream, flathead and mulloway. The reserve is a popular picnic destination it has BBQ’s Tables and toilets. Five Dock Bay There is a concrete path that goes around most of the shoreline in Five Dock Bay that you could spend hours casting out lures for flathead, flounder, whiting and bream. What you will need to remember is that this is a very popular walking spot and you don’t want to hook anyone with your back cast. To get there by car you can get yourself onto Lyons Road at Five Dock, where you will need to travel towards the suburb of Drummoyne. Then turn left at Bayswater Road. From here it is about one kms to Talpin Park. There is plenty of off street parking here and it is a short five-minute walk to the sandstone retaining wall that is on this side of Five Dock Bay. If you are a bait angler you should try using live baits like blood worms, pink nippers and poddy mullet. As this is a fairly shallow bay around the edges you will need a good cast to get you out to the productive areas or you should concentrate your fishing time to a couple of hours either side of the top of the tide. When you get there you will also see a lot of boats on swing moorings. A descent cast will get you near these boats where the flathead, whiting and bream lay in wait for your bait or lure Bicentennial Park - Annadale Once on Parramatta Road at Annandale travelling towards the city you will need to turn left at the set of lights at Johnston Street. From here you will travel north until you come to a set of lights at The Crescent. Drive across The Crescent and into Chaplam and you can park here. It is only a short walk through the park to the retaining walls at the end. is a very popular spot with lure anglers who like chasing flathead, bream, whiting and the odd tailor or two. Soft plastics, blades and surface poppers all work well here. The only problem you may come across is the occasional snag or two.Luderick can be caught on green weed while fishing off the floating pontoon or the rock wall. Berley with chopped up weed and sand is a must here to keep the luderick near your float. There is a fenced playground with nearby toilets, shaded tables, BBQ’s, a bike park and nearby car parking. Great place to take the kids for a couple of hours. Bayview Park This is an extremely popular spot as it has a playground, ferry wharf, picnic tables, shaded seating, grassed area, a boat ramp, paid parking and a small sandy beach. A great place to bring the kids for a few hours. It is very easy to get to. All you need to do is get yourself onto Burwood Road at Burwood and travel north along this road for about four kms until you reach Bayview Park at the end. Once there you could try fishing off the wharf, but remember that the ferries do come in here at times and there is time restriction of when you can fish off the wharf. Flathead and bream are the main species that you will catch here, with the odd whiting and tailor thrown in. On the NE side of the point care needs to be taken at low tide as the mud here is very soft and you can lose a shoe or worse, cut your foot. Best time to fish is about an hour either side of the top of the tide. On the SW side of the carpark you will see a walkway. This concrete path leads around to the golf course and it’s worth casting a lure or two into the small bay that you find here. Iron Cove Bridge Depending on which way you are travelling you will come down Victoria Road and then find your way to either King George or Bridgewater parks. From here you can park your car and walk to underneath the bridge and cast a line. Or maybe you would prefer to walk along the concrete path on the southern side of the bridge. Whether you are bait fishing or casting a few soft plastics, blades or working those hard bodied lures in close to the shore. You will be in with a chance for bream, whiting and flathead. Maybe you could also try fishing off the pontoon. Great place to bring the kids, as it has toilets, BBQ’s, play equipment and a place to kick a ball around. Best baits, by far are blood worms, pink nippers and half pilchards. You could also try using pieces of chicken breast. Ryde Rail Bridge Heading north while travelling along Church Street Ryde you will need to turn left into Junction Street, then left into Belmore Street and then right into Sutton Road, and then left into Bowden Street. You will find a parking area underneath the John Whitton Bridge. Over the years I have found this a great place to chuck lures for flathead, bream, whiting and the odd mulloway. It will be up to you whether you keep a few for the table or your practice catch and release. As for me I always catch and release here. You will need to keep an eye out for the Sydney ferries and the pasting boat traffic. Not much in the way of facilities here, but there is a great coffee shop nearby. If you are not having any luck here, you could always walk through the park and fish in between the openings in the mangroves. Rose Bay Travel along New South Head Road until you come to Lynne Park. Here you will find some parking as it is mainly for boats with trailers and ferry commuter’s. If you can’t find parking here, all you need to do is park in a side street and walk to the park. There is a concrete walkway that goes around from the eastern side of the park and right around the shoreline and out onto the main road where you will find a sandstone retaining wall. Whether you bait or lure fish you will be in with a chance to catch bream, whiting, flathead, small snapper, leatherjackets and squid. Luderick can be caught here during the cooler months of the year. Tailor, Australian salmon and kingfish have been known to bust up here during the day. So don’t forget to take along a few metal slicers. The park has a neat little playground for the kids when they have had enough of fishing and there is a coffee shop/café across the road. Wharf Road - Parramatta River Travel along Victoria Road until you come to a set of lights at the junction of Wharf Road. Form Wharf Road right down to the Parramatta River and you will come to a boat ramp that has cleaning table and a float pontoon. Best fished about a couple of hours either side of the top of the tide. When fishing from here you will need to out for the coming and goings of anglers who are launching and retrieving their boats. This is a great place to work those soft plastics and blades for bream flathead and the occasional big whiting.
      2. 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
      3. Might have chance to lug boat to Sydney. What's the action down there like this time of year? Read Tuna is good, how about deep dropping?
      4. 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?
      5. 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
      6. 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
      7. 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!
      8. 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.
      9. 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. 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
      12. 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
      13. 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
      14. 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.
      15. 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
      16. indy500

        Tuna Oil

        Has anyone have a solution for removing tuna oil?
      17. 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!
      18. 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
      20. 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
      21. 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
      22. 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 ?
      23. 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
      24. 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:
      25. 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