Category Leather Jacket

School of squid and a leather jacket (13-Jan-2016)

So another scorcher in the Sydney summer. The warm weather must have brought about the squid as well! It was firing from the get-go as we managed a school of about 10 squid one after another and a consolation leather jacket! They are delicious pan-fried, but quite cumbersome to prepare. The skin is quite hard to strip and quite rough like leather, hence the name. You generally do not target leather jacket, but if they’re on, they are usually just under your feet!

Leather Jacket (8-Jan-11)

I had decided to make the most of my summer days and go fish early in the morning. I had some left over yabbies from the day before, which also included strangely enough, a blood worm! I reached my destination at about 8am in the morning and went straight out with the yabbies. There were plenty of bites albeit small ones, that wouldn’t even take my small whiting sized long shank hooks.

Fishing Charter (31-Jan-10)

Went on another charter for a bucks night, this time with a different mob: http://www.deepseacharters.com.au/. Picked up from Balmain wharf at 6am sharp, we were on a fairly old boat, and seemed to take an age to get out to our destination which was past the heads. It took 18 on board, and we were fishing from the one side of the boat which was a bit of a squeeze. Some were feeling a bit queasy before we even reached our destination.

Dolan's Bay

Went down for a quick fish on high tide at Dolan’s Bay. Water was amazingly clear after a few days of sunshine, and the weather was overcast. Tried an array of baits including yellowtail, squid, prawns and even soft plastics and hard body lures. There were plenty of fish around, mainly small ones though. Dad got smoked by something that took him out about 50 metres and snapped the hook off.