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.
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.
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.
Tailor and Trevally (14-Sep-08)
Took time in lieu on Monday after a long week’s work and went to go fish with my brother and dad down at Clifton Gardens. The weather had a beautiful spring feel about it, but the wind was quite strong at about 20km/h winds. We started at about 10am but the action was dead. Not a single bait fish in sight. After waiting until about 2pm, the action finally picked up.
Golden Trevally (9-Aug-08)
Armed with a good bag of fresh baitfish we caught the week before, dad went down to Georges River for a go. He managed these two bumper golden trevally on blocks of slimy mackerel. The larger one was about 38cm and the smaller about 32cm.