Where the jewies at?

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Re: Where the jewies at?

Postby 7urtl9 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:01 pm

Between Nelson and Mallacoota you will find a Mully. If you put in the hours. If someone tells you where they are, you probably won't catch one there. They are an exhausting fish to catch. If there is a source of freshwater within 20 ks your are in with a shot. The only stretch of coast I have not heard of them is from Portsea to Flinders. I'm sure they are probably there though, at least at times. They are hunters, but they get caught on pilchards. They are night feeders but get caught during the day. Will surely do your head in. I grew up in Carrum, never heard of them until I moved to Lorne. Oz fish exposure hasn't done much harm. Patto is deserted through April to August. The hardest part is getting livies. They just disappear around new and full. I drive to the bunyip rivers to collect baits. Then I usually drive another 45 minutes to a really quiet spot( outside of school holidays) and get nothing. I know they are there. I want a Patto one. Or that other river. Or one from that other, other river. After the big girls find the fresh they head out to feast on the influx of salmon, squid and gar. Winter staples. The bronzies are gone, gillers are still around and big, big old mate. But they are relatively safe with very little boat traffic. Dolphins are a threat year round, as are seals. An old bloke by the name of Ray, who I fished with at Jan Juc a bit back when. He and I agreed the ghost hunted the beaches at times, scoured the rivers at other times and then hung on the offshore bommies and reefs at yet another phase of the cycle. So, depending on the food available, tides to flow in rather than swim, ambush cover and mating/schooling opportunities, they could be anywhere. Structure, fresh water sources, bait and lack of predators. They are a reasonably common fish. Just hard to catch. Just imagine hooking that big fish in the Kananook or Mordi. I'd much rather a mouth of the Tarwin, Toora channel or shallow inlet battle. Or Peterborough. But I have got a great Barwon model. Dropped a solid St George beast. A mid sized Corinella, Robe and Salt Creek and Tip Beach Torquay fish or 3. Then the bugger who ran sideways at Jan Jun. Gummies don't do that. I think. This thing bit like a gummy, whole rod shaking and bumping, then bolted down the beach to Torquay.



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Re: Where the jewies at?

Postby adamk » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:47 pm

tend to travel from river to river, reason i say that as one was landed last year off altona so it was either on its way to werribee or korit or yara/nong

but lucky of the draw, right place at the right time

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Re: Where the jewies at?

Postby Hammy Y » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:27 am

Jewies fascinate me, I've never targeted them but hear theyre very elusive.
What makes them so rare?
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Re: Where the jewies at?

Postby 4liters » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:39 am

Hammy Y wrote:Jewies fascinate me, I've never targeted them but hear theyre very elusive.
What makes them so rare?
Cheers,
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The nazis got most of them so there aren't many left
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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Re: Where the jewies at?

Postby bilby » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:56 am

This is why I prefer to use the name "mulloway" (which is also traditional in Victoria). In Geelong they used to call them "River Kingfish" ... although with the situation in the Yarra these days, that would just be confusing! NSW has always had various dodgy / offensive names for fish which I won't go into here. Let's just say that again I prefer the Victorian names like "luderick" for this reason. For the record, I know that "jewfish" originally comes from "jewel fish" and refers to the "jewel" which is the otolith bone in the head of the mulloway. If you want to refer to them as "jewelies" - go right ahead, but I will stick to mulloway.

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Re: Where the jewies at?

Postby Hammy Y » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:32 am

4liters wrote:
Hammy Y wrote:Jewies fascinate me, I've never targeted them but hear theyre very elusive.
What makes them so rare?
Cheers,
Hammy

The nazis got most of them so there aren't many left


Took me a while but I got there
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Re: Where the jewies at?

Postby Fish-cador » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:02 pm

Hammy Y wrote:
4liters wrote:
Hammy Y wrote:Jewies fascinate me, I've never targeted them but hear theyre very elusive.
What makes them so rare?
Cheers,
Hammy

The nazis got most of them so there aren't many left


Took me a while but I got there, thats a classic

That's low, not classic.

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Re: Where the jewies at?

Postby Sasquatch » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:15 pm

Back on topic....

If you have read any fishing reports from 'supposed' fishing moguls from Geelong and the surrounding areas, over the last decade or more, all you have to do to catch a Jewie in the Barwon River sheepwash end, is throw a live bait into the river.

Some of the best fishing times are as follows:

Dawn or Dusk,
Full Moon or no moon,
2 hours before high tide, 2 hours after high tide,
2 hours before low tide, 2 hours after low tide,
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring,
Sun, wind, rain, hail.
Influx of fresh water from upstream Barwon River
No water from upstream Barwon River.


I've been fishing the river since I was a kid and caught just about every species of fish except a Jewfish.
I don't think I have ever seen or know of anyone that has caught a Jewfish.

Maybe we should have a Barwon Heads exclusive topic to see what people have caught and the estimated sizes of whats been caught.

Could be intetesting

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Re: Where the jewies at?

Postby bursar » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:58 pm

Sasquatch wrote:Back on topic....

If you have read any fishing reports from 'supposed' fishing moguls from Geelong and the surrounding areas, over the last decade or more, all you have to do to catch a Jewie in the Barwon River sheepwash end, is throw a live bait into the river.

Some of the best fishing times are as follows:

Dawn or Dusk,
Full Moon or no moon,
2 hours before high tide, 2 hours after high tide,
2 hours before low tide, 2 hours after low tide,
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring,
Sun, wind, rain, hail.
Influx of fresh water from upstream Barwon River
No water from upstream Barwon River.


I've been fishing the river since I was a kid and caught just about every species of fish except a Jewfish.
I don't think I have ever seen or know of anyone that has caught a Jewfish.

Maybe we should have a Barwon Heads exclusive topic to see what people have caught and the estimated sizes of whats been caught.

Could be intetesting



Well all you had to do last year was fish "sheepwash end" anywhere between Jan to at the very of this month (at the very least) a few days prior to a few days after the full moon (find the date within this bracket where the low tide dips to the lowest) and fish this section of the river when the low tide is after dusk 7-10pm (i believe their is a 3hr+ delay from the barwon bridge so account for that)(have the rods in the water 1 hr before low tide, 2 hrs after) If you shine your torch in the water and theirs heaps of mullet swimming around you have a good shot.

Try a paternoster rig that sits your bait above the weed(a good 1-1.5metres of the bottom). 30pound fluro trace if you want a chance, 60pound if you want less of a chance:P
Super fresh pilies/ huge chunks of freshly caught mullet that will fit a 7o hook or "freshly caught strips of squid. I would not bother if i couldn't supply one of these 3 options for bait.

As a update, i can confirm(this full moon) the mulloway are still biting, being broken off and being lost at the netting phase no less!
bite period this full moon was 8.45pm to 11.00pm(once the current hits, its over folks!)
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Re: Where the jewies at?

Postby Lightningx » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:07 pm

Some great advice there.
Cheers :thumbsup:



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