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Re: Garfish fishing

Post by 4liters » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:09 pm

try it and see, you might have discovered a new way of gar fishing
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: Garfish fishing

Post by hornet » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:16 pm

SteveoTheTiger wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:51 pm
I see them come up to the boat quite a lot.

I have a hand line permanently rigged for Gars in case they do show up, but so far i havent had any success in getting them to bite. They just come up and check out the bait but never take it.

I am using a light float with a split shot, a tiny hook and usually a little bit of squid or pipi (less than the size of a pea).
I use a small slither of fresh pilchard, I also get them into a feeding frenzy with burley ... you have to get them into that feeding frenzy if you want to bag out. with out burley you chances are greatly diminished.

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Re: Garfish fishing

Post by j_pap » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:17 pm

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:28 pm
wolly bugger has given you some great tip,s i love fishing for gar,s i learnt of the greek,s and just refined it a bit as wolly said go down and watch who,s catching a lot of gar,s if you dont invade there space they will give you some great tip,s just be polite as for bait i only use silverfish or maggots prefer silverfish but getting harder to obtain okay let,s get on to gear .i like a nice light rod i use 10.6 ft reel just a good 2500 and fluorocarbon leader good quality .waggler float split shotted correctly hook,s size 10# to 14# flyfishing long shank kamasan or gamakatsu . Float stopper.s so you can adjust the depth your fishing till you find where there feeding . Burley is the key not too much just enought to keep them interested youtube plenty of different mixes
Hi mate. What sort of rod do you have for gars? I wanna get one, just sussing **** out

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Re: Garfish fishing

Post by AzCoy7 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:26 pm

A 7-foot Jarvis Walker red-coloured rod It's not specifically for garfish, I use it for general purpose.

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Re: Garfish fishing

Post by SteveoTheTiger » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:11 pm

hornet wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:16 pm
SteveoTheTiger wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:51 pm
I see them come up to the boat quite a lot.

I have a hand line permanently rigged for Gars in case they do show up, but so far i havent had any success in getting them to bite. They just come up and check out the bait but never take it.

I am using a light float with a split shot, a tiny hook and usually a little bit of squid or pipi (less than the size of a pea).
I use a small slither of fresh pilchard, I also get them into a feeding frenzy with burley ... you have to get them into that feeding frenzy if you want to bag out. with out burley you chances are greatly diminished.
Ok. i dont really use any burley as they are already hanging around the boat. Next time i see them i will try to get them excited with some berley crumbs.
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Re: Garfish fishing

Post by dazz999 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:45 pm

j_pap wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:17 pm
dazz999 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:28 pm
wolly bugger has given you some great tip,s i love fishing for gar,s i learnt of the greek,s and just refined it a bit as wolly said go down and watch who,s catching a lot of gar,s if you dont invade there space they will give you some great tip,s just be polite as for bait i only use silverfish or maggots prefer silverfish but getting harder to obtain okay let,s get on to gear .i like a nice light rod i use 10.6 ft reel just a good 2500 and fluorocarbon leader good quality .waggler float split shotted correctly hook,s size 10# to 14# flyfishing long shank kamasan or gamakatsu . Float stopper.s so you can adjust the depth your fishing till you find where there feeding . Burley is the key not too much just enought to keep them interested youtube plenty of different mixes
Hi mate. What sort of rod do you have for gars? I wanna get one, just sussing **** out
The rod,s called the garfish slayer oops nah that,s what i call it. It,s a shakespeare slingshot 10.6 i think it,s rated at 2 to 5 kilo who know,s how they get the rating it,s just a nice light rod i sold all my course angling float rod,s 20yrs ago i thinnk i payed $55 for it .on a side not if anybody has a course angling float rod pm me



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Re: Garfish fishing

Post by Redhunter » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:02 pm

SteveoTheTiger wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:11 pm
hornet wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:16 pm
SteveoTheTiger wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:51 pm
I see them come up to the boat quite a lot.

I have a hand line permanently rigged for Gars in case they do show up, but so far i havent had any success in getting them to bite. They just come up and check out the bait but never take it.

I am using a light float with a split shot, a tiny hook and usually a little bit of squid or pipi (less than the size of a pea).
I use a small slither of fresh pilchard, I also get them into a feeding frenzy with burley ... you have to get them into that feeding frenzy if you want to bag out. with out burley you chances are greatly diminished.
Ok. i dont really use any burley as they are already hanging around the boat. Next time i see them i will try to get them excited with some berley crumbs.
You're on the money Hornet...
The smell of raison bread cooking away in the toaster is a killer, causing us to get hungry and want to eat something. Similar scenario with gars. They may be hanging around, but unless they are hungry they won't eat. A "little" burley helps get them in the mood ;)
With reference to bait, "fresh" is ALWAYS best as an overall rule with fishing. Don't be shy to rip a skinned fillet off a frog/salmon you just caught, and put a tiny piece on your hook if they are being fussy. Good luck!!

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Re: Garfish fishing

Post by j_pap » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:10 pm

dazz999 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:45 pm
j_pap wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:17 pm
dazz999 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:28 pm
wolly bugger has given you some great tip,s i love fishing for gar,s i learnt of the greek,s and just refined it a bit as wolly said go down and watch who,s catching a lot of gar,s if you dont invade there space they will give you some great tip,s just be polite as for bait i only use silverfish or maggots prefer silverfish but getting harder to obtain okay let,s get on to gear .i like a nice light rod i use 10.6 ft reel just a good 2500 and fluorocarbon leader good quality .waggler float split shotted correctly hook,s size 10# to 14# flyfishing long shank kamasan or gamakatsu . Float stopper.s so you can adjust the depth your fishing till you find where there feeding . Burley is the key not too much just enought to keep them interested youtube plenty of different mixes
Hi mate. What sort of rod do you have for gars? I wanna get one, just sussing **** out
The rod,s called the garfish slayer oops nah that,s what i call it. It,s a shakespeare slingshot 10.6 i think it,s rated at 2 to 5 kilo who know,s how they get the rating it,s just a nice light rod i sold all my course angling float rod,s 20yrs ago i thinnk i payed $55 for it .on a side not if anybody has a course angling float rod pm me
Cheers mate. I was talking to a Chinese dude who sells those ISO rods, was thinking about getting one of those for garies and whatever. See what happens

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Re: Garfish fishing

Post by e.welch » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:57 am

try mornington ive seen tons around

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