Awesome April
Gary Brown | April 2014

There is a rocky point just inside of Bare Island that’s worth a shot for bream, trevally and luderick. When you get there you’ll see a small reef about 20m from the shore.

Believe it or not kingfish are still being caught inside Botany Bay at places like the end of Monoliex wall, and on the eastern side of the oil wharf at Kurnell on the run-out tide. You could either try trolling live or dead yellowtail and squid about 1-1.5m off the bottom. If you are not into trolling you could try anchoring up at Bare Island and the oil tanker mooring drums. Then try sending down those live baits to about 1-1.5m off the bottom.
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Pittwater paradise produces
Peter Le Blang | April 2014

Ken and Dianne Noble proudly show off the Spanish mackerel caught on Pittwater.

While fishing along Pittwater over the last month, sometimes you could be excused for thinking you were in heaven. Calm clear warm water, blue skies and very little wind first thing in the morning – an angler’s dream!
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The great kingfish experiment
Craig Mcgill | April 2014

Autumn has always been my favourite fishing period, with mixed bags made up of the last of the summer fish feeding up for winter and the first of the winter fish moving in.
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It’s THE month for trophy fish
Dan Selby | April 2014

Kingfish are a viable proposition while the waters are still warm. This Pittwater fish took a liking to a live squid on the downrigger.

Conditions have been very favourable over the last few months, giving anglers plenty of opportunities to wet a line in the Hawkesbury and its tributaries.
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Quality squid opportunities
Darren Thomas | April 2014

Gary Gregg with a southern calamari jigged outside South Head.

Here we are, already a third of the way through the year! With the seasonal transition taking place, the option is still available to target both warm and cold water species. Our waters are still quite warm for this time of year so going after a few different species in a session should be on the cards.
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Getting stuck into whiting
Alex Bellissimo | March 2014

From left to right: 5yo Andrew, Vince, 7yo Masssimo, myself, Mat, and 10yo Sam.

March signifies the start of migrational movements for some species. By the end of the month you’ll see surface schools of mullet and bream, along with increased numbers of whiting and bigger tailor on the beaches. The mulloway and kingfish will be following these species that are schooling up for their spawning run.
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Berleying up a storm
Gary Brown | March 2014

Remember to stay outside the yellow markers off the end of the runways, just as these anglers are.

Over the past few years Botany Bay has undergone a number of changes. One of these was the extension of Port Botany, which has taken away many great fishing spots. In the northern section of the bay in this area you could get out of those northerly winds and drift for flathead while using baits or lures. It was a place that you could troll for tailor salmon and kingfish.
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It’s Kingfish Central
Peter Le Blang | March 2014

This samsonfish ate a downrigged live squid that was placed 1 metre from the bottom.

Over the last month we once again saw a lot of kingfish caught on Pittwater and along our coast. Unfortunately most have been small but there is still the odd good fish around to keep you on your toes.
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A season of PBs
Craig Mcgill | March 2014

Fish of this size are becoming more common in Sydney Harbour,

Sydney Harbour kingfish are getting bigger and bigger every year. Recently we cracked our two biggest fish in Fishabout’s 22 years of guiding: an 18kg fish followed the next day by a 22kg monster.
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