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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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Small jewfish hook up (Video)

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Here is a nice video of the small 50 cm jewfish I caught in Pittwater last week . On a 5″ soft plastic , jerk shad pearl white , on 3/0 hook and 1/4 oz jig head . It was in 11 metres water where there was some structure . Look how clear the water is . Not a bad by catch when you are going for flathead .

 

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How to debone a flathead fillet. VIDEO.

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Fishing Trips, Flathead
Once you have the flathead fillet done you need to get the bones out so it is easy to eat and cook . Look at the attached video and with practice you will get better and better . Also look at the video of how to fillet a flathead my way, below this video .Tomorrow I will show you the best beer batter and cooking the fillets .
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3 Steps to Fighting a flathead properly (Video)

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There are 4 things you should do to make sure your flathead does not get away .
1. When you have the fish on give the rod a couple of rips to make sure the hook is set . Flathead will hold the lure and if it is not set will spit it out .
2. Keep the line tight so there is no slack at any time .Otherwise they could spit the lure out .
3. The fish will have one more run when it sees the boat or you. Let it run , if your drag is light it is fun to see them run . Take your time and have fun playing the fish . You won’t lose the fish doing this .
4. Don’t let the fish break the water as it will shake its head and can throw the lure here. Use your rod to swim the fish back and forward next to the boat under the water . This will tire the fish out and you can then use the rod and momentum to swim him straight into the net .
SEE VIDEO ON HOW IT’S DONE.
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How to tie the best knot for hooks and swivels (Video)

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Knots & Rigs, Videos
This knot is the best knot to tie hooks and swivels on to your main line and leader . It tightens the more the fish pull on the line , so it won’t be the knot that lets you down . This knot is important as it is the basis for the knot that joins your main line (braid) to your leader . This video on the knot will come in future blogs.
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How to prepare a flathead for the freezer (Video)

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When you are not going to eat your flathead or any fish that night or the next night, you need to prepare it and get it in the freezer quickly . If you do this,when you defrost it , it will be as fresh as the day you caught it . Simply take it out of the freezer 4 or 5 hours before you want to fillet and debone it . Once it is defrosted it is easy to fillet and debone .
So the steps are – bleed it and crack its neck , scale it , gut it , cut its head off in a particular spot , then into a glad freezer bag or wrap it in glad wrap tightly . Watch the video , it’s easy . You will be surprised at how fresh the flathead is when defrosted . Just wash it and then fillet and debone .Cook,eat and enjoy . See the videos on beer batter and cooking beer battered flathead on the blog.
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Cooking with the best Beer Batter (Video)

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Cooking, Flathead, Videos
Here is a set of 3 videos on cooking the flathead with the best beer batter . Look at them in order . I simply get the flathead fillet you have seen me debone in a previous video , and cut it at the ” V ” into 3 smaller fillets . Perfect for beer batter .
The first video shows how to test the heat of the oil , the second and third on cooking it . Once it is golden brown take it out , it is ready. Sometimes it takes only a minute or so . Do not leave it too long .
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How to make the Best Beer Batter (Video)

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See the video below .it is the best light beer batter you can make and it is easy. The secret is self raising flour ,not normal flour , then add beer . That’s it ..And keep it really cold. Put in the fridge for at least 20 minutes or put some ice in it if you don’t have time.
The next video will show you how to cook with it and the result.
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How to fillet a flathead the easy way (VIDEO)

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Flathead, How to, Videos
There are a few ways to fillet a flathead but I like an easy way as the fish is flat and sits flat on the table . First you cut the head off after you have scaled and gutted the fish . Now watch the video , it shows you how easy it is.
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