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Hi all

I am going to be in Sydney for a week in mid-November and would love to have a go at fishing some of the ledges which are accessible from land. I'm not local so am starting from scratch in terms of knowledge of the area. I will have a 50lb spin/popping set up with me as well as a 9wt fly set up too.

I will be staying in the Bondi area and may rent a car for a few days so I could be mobile if needed.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where I could have a go at throwing some lures/poppers for some pelagics/game fish? Also the best time of day/tide to fish them and what works best?

I would also be keen to try throwing a few flies around in the harbours/flats/beaches so if anyone has any advice there that would be great too.

I'm based in Kenya so am used to walking in to inaccessible areas and roughing it so have no worries if there are any off the beaten track options.

Thanks in advance!

Kieran

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Hey mate I fish similar spin gear for kings around that time of year. Poppers, stick baits etc. I usually head a little more south than Bondi though. PM me if u want details or join for a session. I usually fish pre first light to  around 8-9 am, tide dependant. 

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2 hours ago, REELCRAZY said:

Hey mate I fish similar spin gear for kings around that time of year. Poppers, stick baits etc. I usually head a little more south than Bondi though. PM me if u want details or join for a session. I usually fish pre first light to  around 8-9 am, tide dependant. 

Cheers - have sent you a PM. 

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6 hours ago, Novicefisherman said:

Any rock ledge off a beach will get you to some water, to throw your lures/poppers. make sure to have all the safety gear to fish off the rocks. Rock boots and life jacket. Here is a link

 

 

Thanks for this - will be prepared. 

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Hey man, I am not very familiar with the eastern suburbs, but if you decide to come to the northern beaches you can try. Old mans hat, the ovens at whales beach, blue fish point and north or south curl curl rocks. to name a few spots. always wear the necessary safety gear and try to get some local information on whatever ledge you decide to fish. good luck

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Mate, if you are in Sydney for only a few days and would prefer not to start from scratch - there is a well-known rock fishing guide/tutor on northern beaches with very good reputation in Sydney.  Though I think he is more into baits rather than lures. Google if interested.

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1 hour ago, Saboo said:

Mate if you will have access to the hire car forget Sydney and head straight to Jervis Bay. A google search on LBG down that way will have you sorted out fairly quickly.

Good suggestion. Just make sure that Beecroft Weapons Range is open for fishos on the day. As it could be 400km nasty surprise. I had it once.

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On 25 October 2016 at 5:18 AM, mauricio said:

Hey man, I am not very familiar with the eastern suburbs, but if you decide to come to the northern beaches you can try. Old mans hat, the ovens at whales beach, blue fish point and north or south curl curl rocks. to name a few spots. always wear the necessary safety gear and try to get some local information on whatever ledge you decide to fish. good luck

Thanks Mauricio. Sounds like a good option. Who/where would be best to get the local information on the ledges there?

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3 hours ago, Saboo said:

Mate if you will have access to the hire car forget Sydney and head straight to Jervis Bay. A google search on LBG down that way will have you sorted out fairly quickly.

Saboo thanks for the suggestion... I have been looking at Jervis bay with interest but I concluded that I will there too early on in the season... Or am I wrong? Not anticipating catching a Marlin so if there's other big pelagics around then I'd defo be keen to give Jervis bay a go... Let me know what you think.

Is there somewhere I could camp/stay down that way?

Cheers 

Kieran

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2 hours ago, savit said:

Good suggestion. Just make sure that Beecroft Weapons Range is open for fishos on the day. As it could be 400km nasty surprise. I had it once.

That would be a very nasty surprise....! Thanks!

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