A November to remember
Gary Brown | November 2014

A selection of ball sinkers from 000 to number 4 that I use either off the shore or out of a boat.

One of my favourite types of fishing (I have many) is chasing bream, whiting, salmon and tailor off the beach. After finishing up at my TAFE job I have some extra time on my hands and have been getting amongst a number of fish species. The main two baits that I have been using for the bream and whiting have been beach worms and pink nippers. For the salmon and tailor it has been whole WA pilchards and whole sea garfish.
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Dust off the rods, it’s fishing time!
Peter Le Blang | November 2014

There are some big morwong around this year.

I can’t wait for the upcoming season. Everything seems to be in its place with warm water coming closer to our part of the world each day, bringing with it hordes of baitfish that should drag a plethora of predators with them.
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Tips on tackling salmon
Craig Mcgill | November 2014

Kings have showed early this year. This one was taken near North Head.

Normally early spring is my least favourite time of year for fishing in the harbour, but this year has been exceptional. Kingfish showed up in good numbers very early, the flatfish bite is the best I have ever seen and salmon have flooded in with fury.
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Drifting for rewards
Gabe Quercigrosse | November 2014

Tony Formosan with a cracking squid from Coalcliffe.

Botany Bay, unlike many other locations on the east coast, is not regarded as a prime flathead spot. However, It does turn on some good fish for those who go after them.
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All species on the chew
Dan Selby | November 2014

Kingfish are suckers for live squid. Make sure your tackle and knots are up to scratch as these powerhouses will test every weak point in your rig!

Some great catches can be expected this month if the previous month is anything to go by. All species seem to be on the chew from Broken Bay to the head waters. This is a big river so it pays to break it down into sections and species and stay focussed on what you want to achieve.
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Heading for a cracker summer
Darren Thomas | November 2014

A hungry knobby that chomped on a Shimano Bottom Ship jig.

We’re getting right into the swing of spring here on the northern beaches, with both the in season and late season species still on the chew. If this keeps up we’re all going to be in for a cracker summer.
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Snapper coming on the chew
Alex Bellissimo | October 2014

John Halford with a 53cm snapper caught in the wash zone.

The beginning of October to the last week of this month will be vastly different from the last two months. For a start daylight savings kicks in, it should be near the end of the westerly influence, the water temperature is rising slightly, and fish are on the verge of migrating in larger numbers. Snapper will be coming on the chew, especially towards the end of this month. Options are wash fishing or distance casting. Hmm, what should I do?
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Stick to your guns
Gary Brown | October 2014

Whiting, bream and the odd salmon and tailor are being caught off the beaches at Cronulla.

It can be very hard to decide what species to chase in October. Maybe whiting off the beaches or the sand flats? Bream on surface lures or bait fishing in the channels? Maybe snapper on the close offshore reefs and rock platforms? Squid could be in with a chance over the kelp and weed beds or maybe the artificial reefs, and what about mulloway with soft plastics or baits in the deep water. Decisions, decisions, what to do?
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Thank goodness for spring
Peter Le Blang | October 2014

This 72cm salmon was found while fishing 70m of water.

With all of the bad weather we’ve had over the last part of winter I hope the next few months sees calm seas and light winds. There are fish to be caught along the coast and in the rivers, it really depends on where you want to go to wet a line.
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