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Pittwater fishing HOT .10.5.17

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Fihsing in Pittwater is hot at the moment . Bream and small snapper are being caught everywhere , Flathead are on the chew , bonito and tailor are in schools , they seem to find you , even some mackerel . Small soapy jewies are about amongst the moorings but you have to fish the tides .

For all the locations of where to fish for your preferred species in Pittwater , see my past blogs . They will tell you the gear and where to find them .

For my fishing this weekend , I caught 3 jewies , 4 Flathead , one big tailor , one eel , one flounder . I wasn’t on the water much but more time would have caught a lot more . I was targeting jewies and all the rest were by catches. As usual , all were released except one Flathead .

This weekend , the moon is perfect , so I expect it to be as good again .

I am in Thailand fishing this weekend so I will post next week all the big fish we catch . flatheadpittwater flounder

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Kingie on video 4.4.17

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Fishing in Pittwater late afternoon ,along comes a school of bait fish being harassed by kingies . One throw of the 5″ soft plastic jerk shad in white and a small kingie hits it and just never gives up . It is interesting to watch them underwater . If you are fishing this weekend , there is plenty around .

Bream are around amongst the moored boats and the weed beds .Flathead are there , hit the drop offs or side of headlands . Flats would also be worth a go . Keep an eye out for tailor , salmon and kingie schools . All are around . See previous posts for the gear to use .

 

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Jewfish in Pittwater video .

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Fishing this weekend is looking good . The rain has nearly gone and the moon is working it’s way to full . Here is a video of a nice jewie caught in Pittwater last weekend . Some good bream also and a rat kingie ate a 5″ soft plastic .

if you are fishing this weekend 8 th April , go for bream with light gear amongst the boats moored , flathead around the headlands and any drop offs , kingies will find you when you are fishing so be ready . There are squid around for live bait also as are tailor and salmon.

have a look at past articles for all the gear . 

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Pittwater fishing 25.3.17 .great catches

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Bream, Fishing Style, Hawkesbury River, How to, Jewfish, Kingfish, Pittwater, Soft plastics

Fishing Pittwater Saturday. The morning was still so I went after bream as it was high tide . Two nice bream in two hours plus plenty of small reds to keep me entertained . I was using 1000 reel , 6 lb leader , 4 lb braid and 2 kg rod . The jig head was 1/12 oz with 2.5″ gulp shrimp in new penny colour . I decided to fish deep , 6 -7 metres as the water was dirty from the rain .

I went out in the afternoon at 4.30 just to try for a jewfish . After about an hour with nothing I hooked this small Jewie which was exciting . Then along came a school of bait fish followed by some rat kings so I threw the 5 ” soft plastic at them and hooked up a rat kingside which gave me a lot of fight . That was the day . The last two were caught on a 5″ Berkeley gulp jerk shad in pearl white , 3/0 hook and 1/4 oz jig head . I fished in 10-12 metres water amongst the moored boats .enjoy the photos . Videos to come later . 

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Next day fishing Lake Macquarie

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Second day fishing we went to try new spots . So over to the other side of the lake to coal point and drift the reef bed towards Toronto .
After two long drifts we had nothing so we went over to green point . It was a rising tide now so we drifted along the bank and we were casting towards the rising shore . Finally one fish in the boat and then another strike with a big flathead that took the drag on a long run . She somehow got off .
Late afternoon we went out again and now it was a falling tide . The three of us bagged 8 flathead and one big 40 cm bream . The gear we used was 2500 reel , 8 lb braid and 10 lb leader . A 3/0 hook with 5″ soft plastic , 1/4 oz jig head . One used a 2/0 hook with 1/4 oz jig head and 3 ” clear jerk shad . The other colours were pearl white and pink . One of the flathead was a big girl at 64 cm so a nice photo and back she went .
Like anywhere you have to find spots according to the tide . Rising tide hit the flats or the drop offs near the flats . Falling tide hit the drop offs or deeper water near drop offs . This is where they will be .
If you are fishing Flats then hit them on the last of the run up and first of the run out . Other times mostly a waste of time.

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Fishing Lake Macquarie (Bream and Flathead)

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This morning I took our next door neighbours grand son fishing , to teach him the finer points of soft plastic fishing for flathead .
The wind was blowing again so a tough lesson , and into the fast running water channel we went .
casting against the wind and bringing the lure back with the tide and drifting fast was a hard first session for him . As luck would have it he landed the first fish in the boat . And it was his first on a soft plastic . See the photo . So he caught it , cleaned it and ate it for dinner . You can’t get better than that for a 13 year old . Great to see things go right occasionally .
We caught two more and that was the story for the day . I have to go back to Sydney for a day .

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Fishing Lake Macquarie (Large Bream)

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Fishing today was mixed . We went out to catch some dinner aso flathead again. This time it was a run out tide so we went into the channels . We started on one , nothing so off to the next one . This one nothing so on to a new channel down the lake . Nothing again. . Finally we hit some drop offs along the sandy flats where it went from 3 ft to 12 ft on s gradual slope . We hit paydirt . Two nice flathead in the boat .
we came back home and as you will see below our neighbour caught this 39 cm bream out the front on one of the kids cheap rods .
have a look at its lips . Only a mother could love .
th story of today is that when you try all your spots and they are not working , keep thinking of where to go based on what the tide is doing . Eventually you will find them . Don’t stay in one spot too long . Keep drifting and if you get one then drift over it again .

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Fishing Pittwater – Scotland Island to Palm Beach

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fishing will be tough this weekend as it is a full moon on Sunday and for some reason Pittwater does not like it . But any fishing is good . So I went out this morning at low tide . I wanted to look around as I have not fished Pittwater in 5 weeks , so working out where they are was a priority . I fished from Scotland island to Palm beach , changing lures and rods and gear all the time . Nothing for two hours . Then I found a small reef coming up to 17 ft ( 5 metres ) from 32 ft . I had on 2″ new penny prawn , on 1000 reel , 6 lb leader , 4 lb braid , 1-3 kg rod . Finally some small reddies . I also had a floater out the back behind the boat as I always drift. This was also 1000 reel 1-3 kg rod , 4 lb braid , 6 lb leader . but I had on a one twelfth jig head ,# 2 hook . Slightly heavier .First drift a 30 cm baby snapper . Second drift a 46 cm flathead . But I had on a clear 3 inch jerk shad fish . See the photos below . This matched the fish that the flathead brought up when in the boat . See photo .. You could have used pumpkin seed colour also , it would work .
It always pays to have a floater out the back , especially if you are by yourself .The floater saved the morning .
It also coincided with the change of the tide to start running in .Fishing can change with a tide change so always be aware of when the tide is high and low and changing . It will determine what you do , where you fish and what you fish for . If you follow my blog you will know all the tricks and when to change .
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The BETS bream fishing Comp Pittwater

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The bream Comp was on today ,over 20 teams fished Pittwater and caught at least 100 bream that they brought back to the weigh in. The biggest haul of five fish weighed 4.96 kg. Three teams were above 4.65 kg for the total of 5 fish .There were many fish over the kilo size and a lot more around 900 gm. As fishermen we would be happy with all of those that I saw at the weigh in . I spoke to those who’d fished Pittwater . The basic method was 1000 to 2500 reel , light spin rods , light jig heads from 1/12 th to 1/40 th when fishing shallow water . Leader was mostly 3 lb or 4 lb but some went as low as 2 lb and some went as high as 8 lb when using surface lures .One team used hard bodies – jackall chubbies , atomic ,and daiwa .Soft plastics were camo crawl ,cranky crab,4″ gulp worm in pumpkinseed ,2″ shrimp ,eco gear Aqua prawn. Hook sizes varied from #2 to 1/0 . Some of the fisho’s used 3 lb flurocarbon all the way through, no braid .So you can see that there is a lot of variety in fishing for bream , depending on depth and location.One thing is for sure , they are out there waiting for us to catch them . In future blogs we will go through how to catch them more thoroughly and what tricks may help us catch the big ones . Have a look at the photos of the comp below.

 

 

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Kayak fishing Pittwater (Bream)

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Richard went kayak fishing in Pittwater last week . His catch is below .He used s shimano raider 2-4 kg fines rod , Sedona 1500 reel , and live yabbies pumped at low tide on the sand in refuge cove .his rig was a small running sinker to a Fluoro bead above the bream hook . The biggest bream was 36 cm . Not bad for a bait Fisherman! At least it was live bait .He fished amongst the moored boats .
If in doubt where to fish go in amongst the moored boats . There are always fish there . If you don’t want to drift then , grab a n unoccupied mooring and tie up to it . If nothing after 15 minutes move to the next unoccupied mooring and so on till you find them. Moorings provide a lot of home protection for the fish and plenty of growth to eat .
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