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Port Hacking Sunday - Mayday!


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Had a plan to fishing the hacking yesterday so I collected a few nippers from close to home on Saturday arvo. Thanks to Yowie's advice I kept them all alive for 24 hours paddling in 10mm of water in a tray rather than in a bucket of deeper water...worked a treat with no losses!2055962802_IMG_0114(2).thumb.JPG.0b0e03bf95362902a62f1a8275747da3.JPG

Launched around 11am to fish the run out tide on various flats. first stop Maiainbar and I saw plenty of species as I motored up the channel but things were quiet and lots of debris /weed on the flats so I headed up river. Hit a patch of flat with only a foot or two of water over it and picked off some nice whiting and a couple of bream. Biggest whiting just nudged 45cm and equalled my season PB....I thought it was a flatty with the genuine head shakes and darts here and there!IMG_E0117.thumb.JPG.72d5c983b20d51b07749ad30c4addf7b.JPG

Released as many smaller bream and few small whiting.


Spooked a turtle in a couple of feet of water, very distinctive markings of half a dozen barnacles on its shell that was about3-35cm wide.

Ran out of nippers so collected some poddies and picked up a small flatty then slow-trolled some poddies down deep at various spots even stopping to chunk a few up for berley. No joy on the livies so stopped to scale the fish and headed home around 5pm. 


Water has cleared up even for a run out fish! Happy days with a few more fillets for the winter:)

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On 5/2/2022 at 9:16 PM, Little_Flatty said:

Goes to show what great bait - properly cared for - can do! Well done!

Yep, makes a difference and part of the fun!

On 5/3/2022 at 7:13 AM, Isaac Ct said:

Absolute hooter of a whiting mate, well done. Great feed. Can't beat live poddies and live nippers, best bait out there.

Thought it was a flatty with the headshakes and it was thick as!

On 5/3/2022 at 11:12 AM, Rebel said:

Great report.

Top photos & a good feed.

Cheers Rebel

On 5/3/2022 at 7:22 PM, Yowie said:

Good bag of fish Rob. The big whiting equals my best from the Hacking.

My second one at 45cm this season so pretty happy! There's been some good size to them lately:)

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