Hastings This Evening - Advice

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Hastings This Evening - Advice

Postby yepi'mon » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:20 am

Hi Guys

Going to head out from Hastings this evening for the first time as the weather is looking tops and there is a high tide later in the day when we will be going out.

This is going to be our first trip out there and I am hoping to pick up some whiting and potentially a gummy for my mum's partner who is down from Italy.

Looking for some tips on areas that are currently firing for whiting (looks like just about every where from reports on FB) and some go to areas for Gummys.

Obviously with WP being what it is we don't want to get ourselves into trouble (yet) so looking for some areas that might suit first timers. I've got no issues navigating the boat and have a proper GPS with charts and depths.... but I'd prefer to do the "learning the area" without passengers.

Also, we are coming from the Eastern suburbs so happy to launch elsewhere if you think it might serve us better.

Thanks Fisho's

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Re: Hastings This Evening - Advice

Postby Wolly Bugger » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:46 am

The ramps,

Tooridan, the channel is long, at low tide it is difficult to get back to the ramp.
Blind Bight, high tide only, local knowledge the best
Warneet, the channel isn't too bad, but narrow and at night you need to know it. Low tide it is not possible to launch or retrieve your boat.
Hastings, good launching, channel well mark. can be hard on a low low tide
Stony Point, has the shortest channel, again low low is not the best, but waiting an hour or 30 mins makes a big difference.

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Re: Hastings This Evening - Advice

Postby Wolly Bugger » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:47 am

If you want to know what is firing and where ring Prestige tackle in hastings

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Re: Hastings This Evening - Advice

Postby yepi'mon » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:34 am

Wolly Bugger wrote:The ramps,

Tooridan, the channel is long, at low tide it is difficult to get back to the ramp.
Blind Bight, high tide only, local knowledge the best
Warneet, the channel isn't too bad, but narrow and at night you need to know it. Low tide it is not possible to launch or retrieve your boat.
Hastings, good launching, channel well mark. can be hard on a low low tide
Stony Point, has the shortest channel, again low low is not the best, but waiting an hour or 30 mins makes a big difference.


Thanks mate, sounds like Hastings is the one to go with!

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Re: Hastings This Evening - Advice

Postby cobby » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:22 pm

Launch Hastings. Head across to the middle spit. 2-8m of water for Whiting. No fish in 15 minutes move 100m and repeat until you find fish. Gummies, find some good ground anywhere between bouys 27 and 29. As tide slows throw out some pippies for the big Whiting. Both areas are currently producing fish

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Postby yepi'mon » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:23 pm

cobby wrote:Launch Hastings. Head across to the middle spit. 2-8m of water for Whiting. No fish in 15 minutes move 100m and repeat until you find fish. Gummies, find some good ground anywhere between bouys 27 and 29. As tide slows throw out some pippies for the big Whiting. Both areas are currently producing fish


Thanks champ! Will try this!



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Re: Hastings This Evening - Advice

Postby Scraglor » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:58 am

yepi'mon wrote:
cobby wrote:Launch Hastings. Head across to the middle spit. 2-8m of water for Whiting. No fish in 15 minutes move 100m and repeat until you find fish. Gummies, find some good ground anywhere between bouys 27 and 29. As tide slows throw out some pippies for the big Whiting. Both areas are currently producing fish


Thanks champ! Will try this!


How did you end up going?

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Re: Hastings This Evening - Advice

Postby yepi'mon » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:15 pm

Scraglor wrote:
yepi'mon wrote:
cobby wrote:Launch Hastings. Head across to the middle spit. 2-8m of water for Whiting. No fish in 15 minutes move 100m and repeat until you find fish. Gummies, find some good ground anywhere between bouys 27 and 29. As tide slows throw out some pippies for the big Whiting. Both areas are currently producing fish


Thanks champ! Will try this!


How did you end up going?


Hey mate, launched at Hastings and went pretty much straight out to middle spit. Started at about the 8m line and hooked up one whiting about 42cm straight away. Thought we were on for a banging session.... but other than a few bites and missed fished we had no more luck. Moved 4-5 times from 2m-8m but only flatheads, toadfish and banjo's!

Still, happy to catch my first whiting!

Thanks for the tips, definitely going to give it another crack soon.
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Re: Hastings This Evening - Advice

Postby Lightningx » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:19 pm

Congrats on your first whiting! 42 cm is a beauty :thumbsup:


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