By now the luderick will have started to increase in numbers, both in the estuaries and off the rocks. That means it’s time to start dusting off that luderick outfit, checking the guides on your favourite floats, and restocking your tackle box with sinkers, swivels, hooks, beads and so on. And most of all, you should be on the look-out for some of that quality green weed and cabbage.
Just of late I have been out chasing a feed of bream, whiting and flathead and I’m always on the lookout for luderick. Even though they are there year round, I have found that over the years the numbers start to increase from the end of March and start to die down around September.
If you are looking for somewhere to try shore-based fishing for luderick you could try the Cook River breakwall, Bare Island, the groynes at Kurnell, the north and south sides of the Taren Point bridge, the entrance to Oyster Bay, Bonnet Bay in the Woronora River, Soily Point and Picnic Point in the Georges River.
In the Port Hacking River, you could try Gymea Bay, Lilly Pilly and Gunnamatta Bay baths, Old Wallys wharf and the boat ramp in Yowie Bay. Swallow Rock Drive is also worth a shot.