Shoalhaven/Berry

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MrFaulty
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Shoalhaven/Berry

#1 Post by MrFaulty » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:29 pm

Hi, probably not the place to post this but who knows. I am heading to Berry for a few days on Thursday for a family trip away. As I haven't been near the water for more months than I have fingers, I was hoping to cast a lure. I am open to anything but time will be limited to 2 or 3 hours. Any suggestions - freshwater, estuary or offshore. I was also wondering if its even worth taking the hobie or if I should just try for land based.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Ben

gonzo
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Re: Shoalhaven/Berry

#2 Post by gonzo » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:38 pm

Take the kayak, you will find the Shoalhaven a nice estuary to fish. I usually manage to catch a feed (couple) of flathead, & a mixture of bream, juvenille snapper or flounder when I'm out.

I fish between Shoalhaven Heads & Broughton Creek, with my best results over the flats at Shoalhaven Heads near the top of the tide, but most of the flats along that section fish well. There is a lot of ribbon weed so I find hard bodies hard to use/don't work well, so I use plastics & bait.

You can launch into Broughton Creek just upstream from where it meets the river or at Shoalhaven Heads (3 boats ramps).

Good luck.

MrFaulty
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Re: Shoalhaven/Berry

#3 Post by MrFaulty » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:47 pm

Thanks, I didn't take the kayak but found a nice freshwater stream to throw lures for bass. The water was exceptionally tannin stained and I hooked one bass and had 2 follows - nothing caught but that's fishing.

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