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John gray
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Need help on fishing techniques

#1 Post by John gray » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:33 am

Hi all, I live in the Northern Rivers Area and would like to know what I am doing wrong as I never seem able to catch fish. I have a Hobie kayak and seem to have all the right fishing gear I think but to no avail. I put plenty of time in but I am sure I need some expert coaching. Is there anyone can help. I'm in the Pottsville area.
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John

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Re: Need help on fishing techniques

#2 Post by dx3m1 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:22 am

Hi John,

I think for the bread and butter fish, like bream, flathead and whiting the best advise I can give is to go as light as you can with your lines. I use 4lb braid for my main line and 4 or 6lb fluorocarbon for my leaders. Never use clips to join lines or lures. Make sure you attend the next club outing. You can learn heaps from these trips.

Dex

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Re: Need help on fishing techniques

#3 Post by silver19 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:06 am

Hi John
Some good advise there from Dex,a man whose been known to catch a fish or two.

I live on the Tweed River and if you want to catch up for a fish drop me a PM.
Cheers John & Dawn Image

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Re: Need help on fishing techniques

#4 Post by John gray » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:11 am

Thank you both for the advice
Off today to Hastings point to give it a go
I'm excited
Who would I contact regards joining the club ?
Regards John

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Re: Need help on fishing techniques

#5 Post by GlassedOff » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:10 am

John gray wrote: Who would I contact regards joining the club ?
Regards John
Hi John, EstuaryGirl is the club coordinator but just post in the upcoming outing's thread (next one is the 2nd of Feb) and she'll add you to the list, or alternatively send her a PM :wink:
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Re: Need help on fishing techniques

#6 Post by koji » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:00 am

dx3m1 wrote:Hi John,

I think for the bread and butter fish, like bream, flathead and whiting the best advise I can give is to go as light as you can with your lines. I use 4lb braid for my main line and 4 or 6lb fluorocarbon for my leaders. Never use clips to join lines or lures. Make sure you attend the next club outing. You can learn heaps from these trips.

Dex
This x10000000

When I started out I was using 10lb braid and 10lb flurocarbon (not knowing much about fishing) and it was an absolute struggle to get bites/hook up a fish.
After researching techniques/tackle etc. I went and bought some good quality 4lb braid and 4lb flurocarbon and my fish catching ratio sky rocketed!

I love fishing on light gear, it's so much fun! Even more fun when you fish surface + light gear :)

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Re: Need help on fishing techniques

#7 Post by silver19 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:05 pm

John gray wrote:Thank you both for the advice
Off today to Hastings point to give it a go
I'm excited
Who would I contact regards joining the club ?
Regards John
Hi John I've added you to the membership of the GC/NRKFC. Hope to see you at the next outing.

http://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=36249
Cheers John & Dawn Image

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Re: Need help on fishing techniques

#8 Post by slim » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:37 pm

John, one word of advice is don't let silver take your picture, he has a strange hobby of late.
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Re: Need help on fishing techniques

#9 Post by John gray » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:27 am

Thank you all
Didn't have any luck yesterday at Hastings point
10 pound line not working so off to buy 4x4 today
Look forward to meeting all on 2/ February
Would love to hook up any thing especially a GT
What bait should I bring ?
Thanks again all
Regards John

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Re: Need help on fishing techniques

#10 Post by Estuary Girl » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:19 pm

John gray wrote:Thank you all
Didn't have any luck yesterday at Hastings point
10 pound line not working so off to buy 4x4 today
Look forward to meeting all on 2/ February
Would love to hook up any thing especially a GT
What bait should I bring ?
Thanks again all
Regards John
Hi John and welcome..
I've just sent you a pm in regards to the next outing on Feb 2nd.

Cheers.
Toni

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