Heading out Surf Fishing for the first time....

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Re: Heading out Surf Fishing for the first time....

Post by cantcatchem » Fri May 25, 2018 12:46 pm

Fairhaven is quite a plain beach with not many gutters at high tide, however, it does drop off as do most of the beaches along that stretch, If bait fishing I have a always done best at low tide just on dusk or after dark, the reason being is that at low tide you can cast into where the beach drops off, I have done best with pipi marinated in tune oil and brown suger as well as pilchard. If spinning then you could fish both high and low tide preferably 2 hours either side of the change, burley is essential as it is a shallow beach, the area right at the elbow of the headland has a permanent deep hole and always seems to hold Salmon.



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Re: Heading out Surf Fishing for the first time....

Post by Darkhorse » Fri May 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Thanks so much for all the info guys. If it's a shallow beach is there more of a productive beach I should be trying? Keep the tips coming I am writing them all down. It's all taken on board

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Re: Heading out Surf Fishing for the first time....

Post by smile0784 » Fri May 25, 2018 7:07 pm

Darkhorse wrote:Any tips on baits and rigs lads, I'll be having a 12footer out also whilst I spin the beach
Paganoster rig with star sinker

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Re: Heading out Surf Fishing for the first time....

Post by Lightningx » Fri May 25, 2018 7:13 pm

smile0784 wrote:
Darkhorse wrote:Any tips on baits and rigs lads, I'll be having a 12footer out also whilst I spin the beach
Paganoster rig with star sinker
Surf poppers are very effective as well. I highly recommend you take some with you when bait Fishing :thumbsup:

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Re: Heading out Surf Fishing for the first time....

Post by smile0784 » Sat May 26, 2018 1:14 am

Yep forgot about them.
Put popper on top hook and bait on the bottom

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Re: Heading out Surf Fishing for the first time....

Post by bilby » Sat May 26, 2018 8:01 am

Unless there's sand crabs about, in which case popper on the bottom, bait on top.



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Re: Heading out Surf Fishing for the first time....

Post by Lightningx » Sat May 26, 2018 8:54 am

Yea true I have experienced that before. Otherwise will lose your bait a lot on the bottom.

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Re: Heading out Surf Fishing for the first time....

Post by cantcatchem » Sat May 26, 2018 10:06 am

Darkhorse wrote:Thanks so much for all the info guys. If it's a shallow beach is there more of a productive beach I should be trying? Keep the tips coming I am writing them all down. It's all taken on board
Hut gully is a fairly good spot to try, but fairhaven is still a good option

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Re: Heading out Surf Fishing for the first time....

Post by 4liters » Sun May 27, 2018 7:50 pm

I got a couple of 50cm fish at 13th beach this morning on a white Halco Outcast, and later on at Bancoora I chatted to some blokes who had picked up a few in the morning. Once the sun was up the fish disappeared though.
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Post by ingeer » Mon May 28, 2018 10:58 am

4liters wrote:I got a couple of 50cm fish at 13th beach this morning on a white Halco Outcast, and later on at Bancoora I chatted to some blokes who had picked up a few in the morning. Once the sun was up the fish disappeared though.
yeah they go deeper water once sun light hits, pick an overcast weather should get better chance.



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