Category Blackfish

First blackfish of the season (27-Oct-12)

A few hours before sunset, we gave one of our favourite fishing spots for catching blackfish a quick go. Blustery conditions but our floats remained still enough to attract a fish. After not too long a wait, we were on! We fortunately brought a net with us as the fish was around 30cm, and the blackfish get heavy at that size! Only the one for the day.

Blackfish Part II (31-Oct-2009)

Continuing on my quest for Blackfish, I headed down to Georges River again. Nearing sunset, I decided to go with dad to pick up some seaweed and head down for a quick half hour fish. Didn’t expect too much action in half an hour. First cast was a down, after striking the fish went ballistic and I could tell it was definitely a keeper. Bringing it up to the surface, I could tell it was well over 30cm and my 6lb line was not going to hold.

Blackfish Part I (26-Oct-2009)

Read some reports of blackfish making an appearance in Georges River. I had a week off between changing jobs so took a Monday to give them a go. Surprisingly, we went down to the spot and there was already someone down there even on a cold and rainy Monday. It was pretty tough going with no bites for a few hours and then the rain became heavier. The others left and we stayed there for a bit longer.


Been with my old man down to Georges River to catch some blackfish (sorry I have been asked to keep this spot to myself). It is a completely different style of fishing, and requires a bit more finesse. The set up is quite different (I will post some pics in the near future) and just about the only bait that will work is green weed (or cabbage). They like to stick around structures and along weed beds so you can get them quite close to the wharves and pylons.