Big Trevally and lots of bait (16-Mar-2014)

So firstly, sincerest apologies, it has been about three years since I last posted. I guess that’s what happens when you start a family! There hasn’t been any shortage of fishing though, so I will look to blog about all the fishing during that time.

So in this post, we caught a thumper trevally at about the 40cm mark and took home plenty of bait as we were running well short. The trevally have a tell-tale fight of swimming in a circle and you bring them up, and tend to punch quite a lot above their weight! The baitfish were a mix of pilchards and yellowtail.

Big Trevally (16-Oct-12)

Hoping to catch more of the bream that we did the previous week, we went in with the same game plan. The day was windier and the bream were gone. They seem to like the calmer conditions, most probably due to less disturbance on your line. Towards the end of the day, we hooked up on this corker of a trevally at around the 35cm mark! Pound for pound they fight a lot harder than bream, and you can normally tell by the circular motion they make in the water as you are bringing them up.

Thumper Trev (31-May-10)

Today’s weather was forecast to be gale force winds, but by afternoon it did not seem forthcoming! The day ended up to be a perfect one for fishing, no wind and the sun was out every now and then. Lots of yellowtail on the bite. Dad put his rod down to get some new bait and one of his rods went off, ironically being the smallest one. After a short fight, he pulled up this beauty of a silver trevally, measuring at around the 40cm mark.

Mixed Bag (06-Mar-10)

Making the most of the unusually warm weather at the start of autumn, I decided to take to the sand flats with my new ecogear sx40 (one to replace the one I lost in Gold Coast). I was getting a few hits every now and then and not long after up came this small snapper at around 22cm or so:

Released safely back in to the water.

Gave up on the lures and switched to bait and the squid jig. Ended up with two nice sized squid and a keeper trevally:

Trevally at Clifton Gardens (03-Aug-2009)

Apologies for the delay between posts. I have a few backdated posts coming up.
Took a Monday off work to go fish with my old man. Strangely enough, there were already people there and more came after we arrived. It is always quite hard to get front spot on the wharf as it seems to be the best position. We eventually got there after some people left. We fished from about 12pm – 4pm and it was tough going most of the time but there were bursts of Silver Trevally every now and then. We managed to catch about 15 in total, most about the 25cm size with two keeps at around 33 – 35cm.

Trevally at Clifton Gardens

All were caught on small bits of cut up yellowtail. Trevally, pound for pound, one of the best fighters so make sure you have some heavier line if you intend to target them! By 4pm, the whole wharf was filled with people, quite ridiculous on a Monday really. Not the most comfortable place if you’re looking for a quiet fish.