Sydney Fish and Season

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Sydney Fish and Season

#1 Post by jfilmzy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:47 pm

Hey guys...

Im new here and was wondering what the main species of fish are for the specific seasons? Looking to figure out what to target, where to fish for these species etc.

Also, might be a silly question...bait fishing or lure fishing? I grew up bait fishing, but have a sneaky suspicion lure fishing would be the way to go on the kayak...

Thanks for the info

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Re: Sydney Fish and Season

#2 Post by MattoTarpon » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:49 pm

Tell us what you are after mate and that will get some opinions flowing. :wink:
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Flathead - 64cm Yellowbelly - 54cm
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Re: Sydney Fish and Season

#3 Post by GRIMMASON » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:50 am

At the moment flathead bream jewfish trevally tailor just to name a few are in good numbers. Definitely lures much more affective

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Re: Sydney Fish and Season

#4 Post by dru » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:53 pm

Taylor would be my suggestion from now as it warms up.

Then the season moves inshore usually going Salmon, then the Bonito appear, and finally the Kings. Can happen pretty quickly as it warms. Once warm enough these guys start moving into the harbour as well.
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Re: Sydney Fish and Season

#5 Post by jfilmzy » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:27 am

Thanks for the info guys! Much appreciated!
Gives me a solid idea of what gear i should start looking at and how to set myself up.
How are you guys set-up rods and reels wise? What do you carry in terms of that regard on the yak on a day out?

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Re: Sydney Fish and Season

#6 Post by Sway9 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:09 am

jfilmzy wrote:Thanks for the info guys! Much appreciated!
Gives me a solid idea of what gear i should start looking at and how to set myself up.
How are you guys set-up rods and reels wise? What do you carry in terms of that regard on the yak on a day out?
Not from sydney but always carry a few metal slugs adjusted to your gears cast weight. Down here I've found it goes tailor and salmon together, then kings, bonnies usually show up around start-mid autumn and thats when you really just need slugs and a live bait rod cause the frigates show up amd then.... ITS ON!

Whatever way you go, have fun with it. Cranks will start being more effective and plastic flick baits. Hope that helps
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Re: Sydney Fish and Season

#7 Post by dru » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:21 pm

Depends on what you are doing and the target.

A good all round estuary rig I use is 2-5kg carbon rod match with a 4000 Stradic. Some find this to expensive for yakking and prefer spheros.

To target sweet water, bream, whiting, flathead etc, my go to rig is 1-3kg with 2000 or 2500.

Heading into the blue, the bream rig doubles for bait fish. And I Troll two rods out (1) a 5-7 kg rod with either 6000 SW Beastmaster and (2) a snazzy overhead that I love with same rating rod. I tends to tow a lure or plastic behind the spin outfit, and live or dead bait behind the overhead. Set one up deep and the other shallow.

If you just one one single all round rig, use the 2-5kg with 4000 Stradic. It can be pushed into duty pretty much anywhere, even if not as good as a "quiver" of rigs.
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