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
Big Southern Calamari and Bream (15-Apr-13)
So the Autumn weather had arrived together with the end of daylight savings, which made for some chilly sunsets and early days. But the cold weather also bring in some big squid as well. Knowing this, we concentrated our efforts on some squid jigging. I would normally go the smallest size I can get to target the bait sized squid as well, but I switched to a slightly larger model, a 2.
Bream galore (8-Oct-12)
Our first session in spring and it was fantastic weather. Conditions were perfect, warm and not a drop of wind. First cast with a small piece of bait, not much seemed to be biting, but after a few minute wait I was on to a legal bream! Thereafter we hooked up two more legal bream and missed out on three even bigger ones as they slipped off. Not much on but bream that day, not complaining though!
Bream and squid (22-Jul-12)
Another freezing winter’s day. Fortunately the sun was out making it mildly pleasant, but that didn’t help with the wind. There were no fish in sight, not even a touch for a few hours. After waiting patiently, we were able to tempt a legal bream! We brought out the jigs later on and we were able to get two good size arrow squid after a handful of casts. Again, no school of squid that we had been seeing regularly in the summer months.
Bream and Squid (26-Sep-11)
The start of my week off work and with an early start, we target whatever bites. Started off throwing the jig around, to my surprise, I am able to attract a small calamari. After a few goes at it, finally latches on and I’m on to this beauty: Expecting it to school squid after catching one on the first cast, I was disappointed to find that there was just that one on offer!
Mixed bag (07-Mar-2011)
I took a Monday off for time in lieu and went early morning with dad. The weather was beautiful albeit quite windy. There was a bit of splashing about to suggest a few fish were about. We fish for a few hours without much luck, until we hit the familiar dead weight of a crab. It turned out to be quite a big dinner sized crab! After that, we were on again, with the usual bumps on a snapper or bream.
Bonito and Bream (14-Feb-2011)
There was quite a bit of activity in the first few hours of our session. A lot of live baits were thrown out without any hookups, and most of them were getting smashed by crabs. There were a few big rod dips that brought up a few keeper bream, again, perfectly hooked on the jaw with the circle hooks. Then the next live bait went for a big run! It was not quite the kingie run, but felt familiarly like a bonito.
Second Bonito! (22-Jan-11)
Up for an early fish again, and the weather was pleasantly warm without much wind. There seemed to be a bit of surface action after about an hour. We rigged up some live baits and we had multiple hits, but most were to either fall off or bust us off. After a short fight on one of them, we were able to pull in this beauty of a Bonito. It measured 45cm:
Keeper bream on a special recipe (19-Jan-11)
I took a few days off work for some summer fishing and for dad’s birthday. I decided to try a special recipe in search for a bumper bream. We didn’t have any tuna oil, so we opted for the next best thing: dough mixed with a can of John West (the best!) but it ended up quite smelly. We started bright and early, and it was surprisingly windy. My dad put a live bait out and was taken by a big run!
First bream on plastics
It was a sunny and calm day and not surprisingly our destination was completely crowded with fishermen and women wishing to try their luck. There did not seem to be much around apart from some small fish splashing around on the surface. My brother tried a small chrome lure and after a few casts was surprised to be hit by a near legal tailor. I tried to change over to plastics, a 2 inch sandworm, and I was able to hook up small tailor on every cast.