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Hi guys. First post. I'm a long-time lurker on your site. I've always been very impressed by the cheerful sharing of knowledge that goes on here but havent been able to join due to only having a hotmail-type account until now. Anyway, we have recently bought a place in Patonga (Central Coast, NSW) which has prompted me to put that right and join up.

Now I've got a couple of questions. Sometimes I walk down to the Patonga wharf at night. Often there are people fishing there but I've never seen anyone catch anything except eels. I dont see why this is - there are lots of baitfish around the wharf and benthic organisms encrusting the pylons, so you would think that something bigger would come by to eat them occasionally. Doesnt seem to happen though. Am I reading this right - or is there a chance of catching something better off this wharf?

I'm also wondering about the old quarry on the road between Kariong and Woy Woy - the one near the sign saying 'Ron Lamb the Sand Man'. There are some large pools here - are there any fish in them - perhaps a redfin or two?

cheers and thanks

Volitan

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Hi guys. First post. I'm a long-time lurker on your site. I've always been very impressed by the cheerful sharing of knowledge that goes on here but havent been able to join due to only having a hotmail-type account until now. Anyway, we have recently bought a place in Patonga (Central Coast, NSW) which has prompted me to put that right and join up.

Now I've got a couple of questions. Sometimes I walk down to the Patonga wharf at night. Often there are people fishing there but I've never seen anyone catch anything except eels. I dont see why this is - there are lots of baitfish around the wharf and benthic organisms encrusting the pylons, so you would think that something bigger would come by to eat them occasionally. Doesnt seem to happen though. Am I reading this right - or is there a chance of catching something better off this wharf?

I'm also wondering about the old quarry on the road between Kariong and Woy Woy - the one near the sign saying 'Ron Lamb the Sand Man'. There are some large pools here - are there any fish in them - perhaps a redfin or two?

cheers and thanks

Volitan

Hi Volitan,

My first post to. I can confirm with Slinky that Patonga creek has some of the best lizards around. I fish plastics and poddy. You cant go wrong on the run out tide near the opening. There is a couple of spots which produce fish almost every time. Most of these you need a kayak or boat for ( I have most success on the very bottom of the run out. 3 inch berkely mins. do it for me!! Actually caught one yesterday about 55cm which I just had for dinner.

Tim

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Welcome Volitan :1welcomeani:

I've fish the wharf sometimes during the holiday season, although normally just to get some live bait as it is a top spot for that, i have seen some guys catch good size bream there and the occasional flounder, just have to be at the right place at the right time i guess, good luck though.

I think its a good spot there for prawns when they are running but i only heard that at go fish, never tried for them myself, i like my sleep too much :1prop:

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Gday mate, :1welcomeani: to FR, mate I have fished quite a bit around the Patonga area

and in the past have given out quite a bit of info about the area both in posts and PM's.

There are lots of good flatties there both up the creek , around the mouth of the creek

and also around Dark Corner along the rocks towards Lion Island. Flicking with SP's is

my fav but the use of white bait, poddy mullet also produce some great fish.

As for the jetty I've never fished there so can't comment on it, and as for quarry,

I don't know or ever heard of any fish in there..

Enjoy the Patonga and CC area mate it is a lovely place..

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Hey Volitan,

I fish the wharf quite often every, Weekend during summer especially. It fishes better on the high tide and of a night it turns on squid which we then use the next day when we head out in the boat. My tip is the end of the wharf doesn't always produce the fish!!!!!

Good luck

Nath

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Hey there,

Fished Patonga quite a bit..

The best result I ever got was the beach area at the Caravan park where I got a very nice haul of Flathead..Took them home and BBQd them with some fish and chip shop chips and a few beers..Mmmm

The rocks at the East end of the town is crap. Never had much luck there..Only fished the creek a short distance up for Blue Swimmers and some whiting..

The quarry..??..I've always wondered that..There's no source for fish to end up there and it would have to be stocked..I haven't heard anything like that happening and by the looks of the water, it looks heavily "mineralised" if I can put it that way...Looks deep though....The place is a wasteland...

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Hi guys. First post. I'm a long-time lurker on your site. I've always been very impressed by the cheerful sharing of knowledge that goes on here but havent been able to join due to only having a hotmail-type account until now. Anyway, we have recently bought a place in Patonga (Central Coast, NSW) which has prompted me to put that right and join up.

Now I've got a couple of questions. Sometimes I walk down to the Patonga wharf at night. Often there are people fishing there but I've never seen anyone catch anything except eels. I dont see why this is - there are lots of baitfish around the wharf and benthic organisms encrusting the pylons, so you would think that something bigger would come by to eat them occasionally. Doesnt seem to happen though. Am I reading this right - or is there a chance of catching something better off this wharf?

I'm also wondering about the old quarry on the road between Kariong and Woy Woy - the one near the sign saying 'Ron Lamb the Sand Man'. There are some large pools here - are there any fish in them - perhaps a redfin or two?

cheers and thanks

Volitan

Hey Voltan,

Welcome to FR :1welcomeani:

Mate you just got to try it. Just because some other blokes aren;t getting a feed at a "fishy" spot, doesn't mean you cant walk away with the bag limit...

They mightn't know what they are doing, and FR is a source of info that will always put you heaps in front of the game!

Go for it buddy and let us know how you go

:1prop:

Cheers

Chris

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