Prime time to target bigger fish
Darren Thomas | July 2017

Armen Kouch with a harbour mulloway.

The bluewater scene is picking up out off Sydney, with reports of tuna on the rise. Trolling small skirts and cubing pilchards is proving successful out wide. Providing we get the right weather and seas over the next month, a flotilla of anglers will be in the thick of it offshore.
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The author recently captured his PB mulloway on a lure. This impressive fish measured 134cm and was caught on 10lb tackle. It was carefully returned to the water after a quick pic.

Water temperatures remained quite stable over the last two months, but will drop right off this month with a good frost or two, reaching lows of 14°C around Broken Bay and as low as 10°C up at Windsor and Penrith.
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The year of the mulloway
Craig Mcgill | July 2017

School mulloway are commonly found around structure.

This year has been the year of the mulloway. I can’t ever remember a run of school-sized mulloway (4-15kg) this good. There have been a few seasons that have produced better runs of big fish, but never in the numbers we are experiencing at the moment.
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Land-based fishing is looking good
Gary Brown | July 2017

I don’t know what the ratio is of land-based anglers to boating anglers. What I do know is that just recently I went for a walk from the Captain Cook Bridge to Brighton-Le-Sands and back and I counted over 50 anglers fishing from the shore. After talking to many of them I found that they were catching dusky flathead, whiting, bream, trevally, tailor, shovelnose rays, stingrays and the odd blue swimmer crab.
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Try something new
Gary Brown | July 2017

Are you at a loss as to where to go to chuck a line in? Have you gone to all your usual spots and turned up nothing? Maybe you now need to think out of the square and try something different from what you have always done. Ever thought about chasing luderick? No? Maybe you should think about it!
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Pushing the boundaries of what you can catch
Alex Bellissimo | July 2017

We’re in the coldest month of the year now, and while it appears uninviting to the average fisher, for many anglers that fish throughout the winter months it’s time to take advantage of some of the great results that can be had.
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Fishing with the chill factor
Alex Bellissimo | June 2017

Freeman Tan’s first mulloway.

This month is truly wintery in this part of the world, as you may be witnessing right now. The winds are generally westerly or southwesterly, which adds to that chill factor.
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Andrew Humphries was targeting bream over the weed beds with a Gulp 2” shrimp only to have a nice tailor take a liking to it.

For many anglers, Port Hacking can be one of the hardest estuaries on the east coast of NSW to fish. Fishing it during the month of June, when the water is usually very clear, will make it even harder.
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The deep-sided 535R Discovery would be an ideal boat for two anglers fishing offshore or in the estuaries. Around 16 knots was no effort for the Mercury 2-stroke 75hp ELPTO outboard, but if you want more power you can upgrade to 100hp.

Brooker 535R Discovery with Mercury 75hp, 2-stroke ELPTO outboard
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