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headed out to port hacking at 6am today, fished the drop off the sand bank at Lilly Pilly and around the entrance to south west arm. Using nippers. pillies, strips and squid.

Hooked up 3 reddies unfortunately all were just under 30cm.
Water was quite clear and could see some schools of fish around 40-50 cm underneath on the drop off, but weren’t taking any baits. 

quite a few rays about, banjos ect and even saw a 1.5m wide manta ray

Caught the 31cm luddrick on a nipper on the flats while trying for whiting. Couldn’t get onto any whiting, but did see some good sized ones around the sand on the Chanel leading to Lilly pilly baths. No whiting seen on the flats at Gunnamatta either.

Hooked a 40cm tailor in Gunnamatta bay but released himself when he touched the net.

All in all was good to get out on the water.



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13 hours ago, Yowie said:

At least you managed something for the table.

I find with the whiting, if you can see them, they can see you and will not readily bite.

The manta ray was most likely an eagle ray.

👍 Better than a day at work.

The morning  before I was pumping nippers at sans souci and had around 30 small whiting (15cm) following me around - I wonder if anyone catches any decent sized whiting there.

11 hours ago, masterfisho7 said:

Two table fish well done

Bit of variety, the good old ludrick on goes well on the plate.

10 hours ago, Rebel said:

Great report. Well done.

Cheers mate

10 hours ago, jenno64 said:

Nice work 

I caught a couple of lids on nippers yesterday too, they are feeling omnivorous 🙏

Bit of a bonus as they’re good eating. Cheers

10 hours ago, Isaac Ct said:

That's a nice trev and well done with the blackfish. Nice weather for it.

A few around the area there, well done on yours also.


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10 hours ago, BigHorse said:

Great report mate, well done on some solid fish!👍

Thanks mate

3 hours ago, Pickles said:

2 good fighting fish Larkin - well done

Fun to catch on light gear - was using 4lb leader

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Wife and kids wanted to go to Darook park beach today - got there around 5pm hoping the crowds had left by then - still busy, but people started leaving.

Took the rod, and hit the edge of the beach for some whiting. Hooked up around 6 or 7 in a couple of hours. Most around 25cm - but 2 were keepers 28 & 29 


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