Squid bonanza and a bonus bream (27-Jan-2016)

So we are just taking advantage of it being in season, we managed another good bag of squid. It was again firing and didn’t take too long to get around 15. We also put some fresh strips of squid out in hope for something bigger and we managed to catch a legal bream. This one was near 30cm

Australia Day squid jackpot (26-Jan-2016)

So the place was crowded as most places are on Australia Day but great conditions for fishing. Got a great haul of 12 squid on the day in pretty quick time as well. They make a fantastic bait as they are hard to chew through but also great to eat as well, whether it be salt and pepper or crumbed.

More squid (24-Jan-2016)

Much of the same as the day before. Beautiful conditions but no fishing around. Caught some squid but they were hard work! You can see the suction power of the tentacles in the picture, which is how they go about attacking their prey

Mixed bag of squid (23-Jan-2016)

The warm weather continued on to another fine summer day, but there weren’t any fish about. Some small baitfish eventually came in but no luck on catching anything bigger. I switched over to the squid jig and caught a mix of squid. There were 7 arrow squid and two Southern Calamari. You can tell the calamari apart by the beautiful green eyes. Currently in NSW there is no size limit on squid but a bag limit of 20. Squid make a great bait for catching snapper and bream by using strips.

Huge Australian Salmon (17-Jan-2016)

The weather was fantastic and we could see a lot of surface action with the bubbling water suggesting something was chasing the baitfish. We loaded up some live baitfish and waited patiently. There was not much going on for a while until our reel took off! After a short fight and a couple of characteristic jumps, it was obvious that it was a bruiser Australian Salmon. It measured around the 75cm mark. Also caught a few squid that was to be used as bait for the next trip.