Newcomers to lure fishing
Gary Brown | August 2014

Alan Thompson from Green Valley worked a Strike Pro Blade for the first time beside the bridge at Tom Uglys for his first ever mulloway. He was targeting bream at the time.

Part of this month’s column is going to be about the various reports I’ve had emailed to me of other anglers who have been getting amongst a few fish. I’ll also give you tips on how to catch fish yourself this month.
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Fish hard for rewards
Peter Le Blang | August 2014

These two squid were taken home for a feed. I did use the heads for kingfish bait though!

Once again the last month has seen the fishing great one day but garbage the next. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to enjoy time on the water and to meet new people but it is a little frustrating when the fish are on the sounder but refuse to play.
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Silvers switching on
Craig Mcgill | August 2014

Trevally make great sport and good tucker either raw or cooked.

One fish that should come on in good numbers over the next few months is the silver trevally. There are very underrated fish – they’re excellent fighters and, if they are prepared properly, are an excellent eating fish.
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Woolooware Bay for the westerlies
Gabe Quercigrosse | August 2014

Shondell Tilden with a 47cm flathead from Port Botany caught during the comp weekend for the Macarthur District Social Fishing Club

Woolooware Bay and the run up the western shore of the Botany Bay have a lot of potential this time of year, as these vast areas are protected from the westerly wind influence which is predominant. The area produces excellent catches of flathead, bream and whiting in that order.
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Baiting blue-nose bruisers
Dan Selby | August 2014

Some big bream will feature this month. Use small lures and fresh baits on the rock walls and reefs.

It has been a great winter with relatively stable weather and great catches to boot. Mulloway were in good numbers and size throughout June and July, with multiple 1m+ fish gracing the deck of my boat. The best was 144cm, caught by lucky client Nathan Bradley on a live 40cm tailor. Seeing as it was a short fight time and the hook was well positioned in the corner of the jaw, Nathan chose to tag and release this awesome fish in excellent condition.
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Getting into the reds
Darren Thomas | August 2014

Mike Bonnici with a 91cm snapper.

We’ve got plenty of cold going on now as the Sydney winter really gets down to business. While these colder conditions are with us you have to change it up and target more of the cooler water species that are gracing our shores.
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Be prepared for anything
Alex Bellissimo | July 2014

A nice king of 78cm caught on a 2oz Jet Popper by Colin Berthwick. Poppering is a great visual experience.

It is now the peak cold month of winter, but if the water temp stays up above 19ºC the kings will still be available. Perhaps not in the numbers that they were in previous months, but still a viable proposition.
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Success on luderick
Gary Brown | July 2014

The southeastern side of the Captain Cook Bridge is always worth a shot on the run-out tide for luderick and mullet.

Luderick are starting to show up in Sydney at a number of places that can be accessed either by a boat or off the shore. You will also find the bream have started to come back into the rivers and bays and, for those of you who like a feed of squid, the weed and kelp beds will be a great place to start chasing a feed of calamari.
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Plenty to catch in July
Peter Le Blang | July 2014

Squid are so much fun for kids to catch. They’re a clean way to get dirty!

The cooling water temperatures along our coast are seeing the water temperatures drop along Pittwater as well. Instead of putting the fishing gear away though, we should simply target different species. There will be a host of schooling fish arriving soon into areas such as Broken Bay, Pittwater, Cowan Creek and The Hawkesbury River.
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