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DanTheMan
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Australia
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Posted - 16 Jul 2009 :  19:57:45  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hey fishermen out there in cyber space. My name is Dan and I will be writing an informative column on this web site for those of you in Ballina and else where, who might not have been out there on the water lately, and are unsure of what has been biting. Or maybe you just donít know exactly where to fish and for what. I have written a report on what fish and where I have been catching them.

ok well down to business despite the recent floods and dirty water there has been a lot of flathead caught in North Creek and some of them not so small either! Good spots to try for them has been along the wall in North Creek the culverts at the end of the wall and around the Missingham bridge but most of the fish caught have been on the run up to the top of the tide.

There has also been large numbers of bream caught in the same areas. The Richmond River has been fishing well for bream up to the ferry. Good baits to use for the flat head have been whole pilchards and large prawns have been taking lots of large flathead and brim also soft plastics have been working well especially squidgy wrigglers, squidgy fish and soft plastic prawn lures have been working well too.

Not much chance to get out to sea with large swells and windy weather but when it clears up there should be a lot of snapper around the close reefs including black head.

See ya till next time 16/7/09.

Edited by - DanTheMan on 16 Jul 2009 21:11:10

DanTheMan
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Australia
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Posted - 20 Jul 2009 :  16:36:47  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hey fishermen out there in cyber space. Itís been a great weekend in Ballina. Blue sunny skyís, great weather for winter, hey.

The fishing has been a bit slow. There has been a few flathead and bream, in North Creek and the Richmond River Prawns and fish baits like live herring, W.A pilchards and white bait are best baits for them. There are a few chopper tailor, from the walls and the Missingham bridge. There has been a heap of luderick on the walls and there has been some good fishing in Tweed Heads, Northern N.S.W

A good spot to fish is the old Barneys Point Bridge which is fishing well for bream and chopper tailor. Good baits to use are white bait and prawns HINT bigger prawns seem to work better. If the tailor are on the bite and splashing on the surface a shiny chrome or gold metal lure will work great for tailor and also Trevally.

See you for now. Dantheman. 20/07/09
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DanTheMan
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Australia
25 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2009 :  18:49:19  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Howdy to all you hard core fisherman out there. The fishing in the last week has been a little slow but its getting there.

The Richmond River in Ballina has been fishing very well for bream, especially on the river front, at the back of the main street.

Not many flathead or whiting but they should come on as the weather gets a bit hoter and it goes into spring. A few school jew in the deeper parts of the river at night, north creek's fishing is alright for bream and flathead.

There is not much to say about the off shore fishing at the moment other then those rotten Chinamen leather-jackets which take basically take every bait you drop down. If you look on the bright side you can clean up on them, all you need is some wire traces and small strong hooks 4.0 and under.

If you can get past the leather-jackets there are quite a few snapper and a few pearl perch on the 32 fathem line and a few nice cobia have been landed in the same area now.

A little on Tweed and the Southern Goldcoast, Tweed River has been fishing well for bream, some of which have been around the 1 kilo mark, as well as a few small flathead and whiting and large schools of chopper tailor.

Well that's the low down on the fishing front, Have a good weeks fishing and see you next week. 1/08/09
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DanTheMan
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Australia
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Posted - 08 Aug 2009 :  18:02:02  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hey there fishiní foke,
Hope you've been filliní those coolers and buckets this week!
Itís been another nice and sunny week here in paradise- well up until the wind picked up- but no need to fret, you can always still catch a few fish as long as you can feel the bites on the line!

If your up for a fish this weekend there has been a few species worth trying for; One of which- and probably the most prolific around Ballina- has been Luderick, which have been schooling up in masses- especially around the Missingham Bridge in North Creek. The best way to get into some Luderick is to fish with green weed fished under a float. If you donít have the rodís, reels and tackle to specifically target them you can always uses a pealed prawn or yabby on a small hook (no weights needed- just throw it towards the school and let it wash around in the current!)

On the flat head front there has been fish caught in north creek around the Missingham Bridge and along the north creek rock walls.
Good baits to use for them are W.A. Pilchards, frog mouthed pilchards, prawns, live herring, live poddy mullet and soft plastic lures.

The bream have been biting pretty well in the Richmond river and north creeks (right up to about Wardell) and you can often get a few over a poundÖ but more than likely most will be only just legal.
Try for them on cut mullet prawns, small whole baitfish and very small lures.

Thereís a few school Jew in the Richmond River and the deep holes in North Creek, but the sea walls and beaches are your best bet.

Chopper tailor have been in the river out the front of the R.S.L club at night and also under the lights at the Missingham Bridge after dark, they follow the bait schools and can be caught pretty easily with a small chrome lure (retrieved quickly through the water). Larger tailor can be caught from the headlands and rock walls, just be sure to upsize the lures to a 65 or 85 gramer.

The off shore fishing has been quite good in the last week with lots of small to medium snapper landed and a few big snapper which were caught at black head riddens and the 32s.
Other fish caught in large numbers were pearl perch, bonito, morwong and leather-jackets (which luckily haven't been as prolific as they have been in the last few weeks!)

Well its bye for now until next week, have a good week and fill those coolers!
See Ya's. 8/08/2009
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DanTheMan
Lieutenant

Australia
25 Posts

Posted - 13 Aug 2009 :  17:29:44  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Howdy fisherman out there in and around Ballina, its been good fishing this week, and hopefully we are going to be in for a fishy week end.

Ok well lets start with good old Ballina, thereís been good catches of bream over the last week around the back of the Ballina's main street, and the rock wall in north creek with some pretty sizable fish being landed.

Generally anywhere below Wardel, you are likely to come across a few bream and when you get one good bream, thereís bound to be more, as they congregate in pretty sizeable schools. Thereís also been a lot of chopper tailor on the walls and in the river, at the back of the RSL club, and the Missingham bridge. Morning afternoon and night are the best times to catch a feed of tailor.

The flathead have been on the bite in the last week north creek and areas in the Richmond river with mixed rock and sand bottoms are the best places to try,
Not much fishing off shore because of the windy weather, but if the wind calms down over the weekend there should be a lot of snapper off shore.

The southern gold cost has been fishing well for bream especially Currumbin creek,

In Tweed Heads there has been a lot of bream, tailor and trevally, thereís also been some flathead and whiting further up the river until next week see-ya and have a good weekends fishing

Edited by - DanTheMan on 13 Aug 2009 17:44:23
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DanTheMan
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Australia
25 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2009 :  20:00:18  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hey every one out there, hopefully you have got out on the water, but if you havenít, you should try to get in some fishing in the next week.

As the flat head and whiting have not made much of an appearance but the bream have been going all guns blazing, not sooner have you pulled one in, and rebaited and cast your line out, and your on again. There has been a few legal bream in the lower Richmond, but for best results, head up river i mean to around Pimlico, Wardell Broadwater and beyond. I have personally found mullet gut, garden worms and prawns work best, but you can also get them on pieces of baitfish yabbies and marine worms and chicken gut. To find them look for areas of structure not much is needed.
These include bridges piers, fallen trees or logs, or just a deeper area of water in the river will be all great places to fish for bream, but be careful when fishing around snags, because if your not ready the big bream will rip your line right in to the snags, and then its all over red rover.

There has been reasonable numbers of flathead, on the beaches and the lower parts of the river, but they can be caught up to around the Wardell bridge there has also been some Jew and chopper tailor in the river, and larger fish outside on the beaches and off the rocks.

Hopefully this has been a help to you until next time see ya and have a good weeks fishing.
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