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Time to start surf fishing?

Post by Seb85 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:34 am

Hi all,

My ritual surf fishing has always been in deep winter like July or August for aussie salmons. The usual spots are Gunamatta beach, Ocean Grove and Venus Bay. I've got both medium heavy and medium light rods for any conditions. With usual paternoster rig and one surf popper on top, bluebait on the bottom.

Is it too early to chase for aussie salmons off the surf now (April)?
Or I can still go surf fishing but target different fish instead?
Any recommended beaches for this time of year?
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Re: Time to start surf fishing?

Post by purple5ive » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:00 am

If your keen try the beaches around corinella and surrounds for elephant fish and gummies.
The elephants are good fun.
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Post by Seb85 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:30 am

purple5ive wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:00 am
If your keen try the beaches around corinella and surrounds for elephant fish and gummies.
The elephants are good fun.
Cheers
Good idea, thanks. I've never caught an elephant fish before, never actually tried to target them.
The north beaches left and right of the pier or the southern beach? Looks pretty rocky and muddy in low tide.
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Post by 4liters » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:42 am

I got a few at bancoora beach the other week on slugs
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: Time to start surf fishing?

Post by Lightningx » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:58 am

I was just talking about this with my mate last night. Thinking about planning a trip down to Venus bay soon :)

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Re: Time to start surf fishing?

Post by Seb85 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:06 am

4liters wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:42 am
I got a few at bancoora beach the other week on slugs
Sweet, thanks. That's only an hour away from my home.
I'll pick a sunrise/sunset high tide and try it in the next few weeks.
How big were they? 20g metal slugs?
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Re: Time to start surf fishing?

Post by smokin_reels » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:08 am

I havent caught an elephant fish before either, maybe a thing to do
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Re: Time to start surf fishing?

Post by purple5ive » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:11 am

Seb85 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:30 am
purple5ive wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:00 am
If your keen try the beaches around corinella and surrounds for elephant fish and gummies.
The elephants are good fun.
Cheers
Good idea, thanks. I've never caught an elephant fish before, never actually tried to target them.
The north beaches left and right of the pier or the southern beach? Looks pretty rocky and muddy in low tide.
Most beaches along the area is good. Make sure you do your research before you go. It's a high tide only option as it's all mudflats at other times.
The search option is your friend. This has been covered a fair few times here.
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Re: Time to start surf fishing?

Post by Seb85 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:14 am

purple5ive wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:11 am
Seb85 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:30 am
purple5ive wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:00 am
If your keen try the beaches around corinella and surrounds for elephant fish and gummies.
The elephants are good fun.
Cheers
Good idea, thanks. I've never caught an elephant fish before, never actually tried to target them.
The north beaches left and right of the pier or the southern beach? Looks pretty rocky and muddy in low tide.
Most beaches along the area is good. Make sure you do your research before you go. It's a high tide only option as it's all mudflats at other times.
The search option is your friend. This has been covered a fair few times here.
Will do the research mate, thanks :thumbsup:
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Re: Time to start surf fishing?

Post by 4liters » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:43 pm

Seb85 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:06 am
4liters wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:42 am
I got a few at bancoora beach the other week on slugs
Sweet, thanks. That's only an hour away from my home.
I'll pick a sunrise/sunset high tide and try it in the next few weeks.
How big were they? 20g metal slugs?
Not huge. I was using 40g slugs

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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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