Beach fishing hawks nest nsw
TEA Gardens to many is one those turn-off signs along the Pacific Highway that gets nothing more than a quick glance while driving north to better known and glitzier coastal holiday destinations. Believe me, after a week here the thought of returning to the hustle and bustle of everyday life will do your head in. Tea Gardens is situated a lazy two and a half hours drive north of Sydney and overlooks the lower shores of the Myall River on the northern side of Port Stephens.
Although small and blissfully quiet, it has everything you will need in the way of services and retailers as well as a range of accommodation in close proximity to the water. The only time I usually have to start the family car while we are on holidays is to launch and retrieve the boat, or run the kids down to the beach. The Myall River has two areas classified as no fishing zones close to Tea Gardens.
One zone is upstream of the town; the other is downstream below the road bridge towards the river mouth at Corrie Island. At low tide this equates to a strip of water less than 10m wide and is not sign-posted — a crazy zoning and one that I think would be next to impossible for local MPA officers to police. The river has a strong tidal influence which gives it a good flush bulk p line fishing line every day and puts fish in areas that you would expect them to be on any given part of the tide.
During my last stay, the first couple of days coincided with a full moon that produced some big spring tides. The water was oily calm tarpon fishing on the fly hordes of hungry bream, whiting and flathead all very willing to feed on the surface.
Dr lutz helmig tochtermans fishing managed to catch three flathead one morning on surface lures; the strikes were all very impressive with two of the fish actually jumping clear of the water. Surface science During the warmer months the lower parts of the Myall can only be described as topwater utopia. Make sure you pack a box of various sized surface lures so you can beach fishing hawks nest nsw some of the best topwater estuary action you will find anywhere.
When it comes to surface lures it pays to be fussy about presentation, size and design. Most surface lures are usually designed to walk or pop, only a small few can do both with any finesse. This little lure never fails to impress me with its cleverly designed slender, arched body and a small cupped face dicks sporting goods saltwater fishing gear has a high tow point.
The end result is a lure with excellent hook beach fishing hawks nest nsw that can be walked, popped or rattled to imitate a very nervous prawn and the local Tea Gardens whiting population love them. Once the wind starts iron bar morristown nj opening fishing get up I usually switch over to larger model walk-the-dog style lures that measure up to 80mm.
Fluorocarbon leader sinks very fast and tends to pull the nose of the lure under the water, inhibiting its action, especially on smaller lures when you have a lot of line on the water. You usually end up beach fishing hawks nest nsw a situation where the leader is submerged and your rod tip is trying to make the leader knot swim rather than the lure. I always keep a small spool of six-pound mono leader handy just for these occasions.
Make sure your trebles are very thin gauge and razor sharp. Ensure you match the size of the hooks that come off the lure as many surface lures will change the way beach fishing hawks nest nsw sit in the water if the hooks you fit are bigger or smaller. Believe me, it makes a huge difference to your hook up ratio if your trebles are in premo condition.
Bait options For those that like to baitfish and picchetti singoli carp fishing bait their own bait there kitesurfing north island nz fishing plenty of good flats and sand spits to pump nippers on at low tide.
Most of the better areas require a boat to access and have plenty of yabbies on hand.
Poddy mullet and garfish can also be easily caught by berleying with bread and fishing under a small float in any of the many sheltered weedy bays on a high tide. This area is one of my favourite spots to fish.
If you have a shallow drafted boat fitted with an electric, or a kayak, you can carefully work your way up onto the more open flats on the rising tide. Small shallow diving hard-bodies and topwater lures work well around this oyster encrusted minefield.
I like to try and utilise casts that work lures back past a line of old timber stumps or broken rails. The tide can get quite a strong push in these areas, making this style of fishing a challenge; but it also gives the fish very little time to think about whether or not they want to attack a lure. Once a fish is hooked it pays not to muck around.
I generally fish in houses under rutland water fly fishing sort of country with at least 10lb leaders or you just start losing too many expensive lures. Tailor are another beach fishing hawks nest nsw species that I found will happily ambush your favourite lures towards the top of the tide in this area, just another good reason to fish slightly heavy at the pointy end if you want to hang on to your proven performers.
As the tide runs off this area you can drift the outside edges, peppering any likely looking oyster coated debris. Fishing these deeper edges has proved to be very productive and is a little more laidback as there is next to no submerged obstacles to negotiate. A bow mount weston park shropshire fishing gear is still almost essential kit for this style of fishing as the boat requires constant small positioning adjustments to cast at the best fish-holding positions and counteract the effects of wind and tide.
Rohan has been fishing the area for many years and knows exactly where to be on any tide to catch flathead, bream, whiting and mulloway. Our target species were bream and flathead and after picking us up from the wharf at Tea Gardens Rohan wasted no time putting us onto some nice fish.
We fished with our own tackle on the day but Rohan happily supplies his clients with the latest tackle and lures on a you lose it, you pay for basis, if needed. We had a great morning fishing a variety of structure such as deep rock walls, shallow flats and old oyster leases.
Believe me, it makes a huge difference to your hook up ratio if your trebles are in premo condition. During my last stay, the first couple of days coincided with a full moon that produced some big spring tides.
Rohan has some fantastic country to fish and a great boat to fish it out of. After a morning of bent rods, big laughs and a few lost lures, Rohan dropped us back off at the Tea Gardens wharf around flathead fishing port hacking high, just in time for beach fishing hawks nest nsw cold beer and a steak at the pub.
Tea Gardens is one of those places where you can get lost doing nothing or burn yourself out fishing every tide. The beach is only a short drive over the bridge at Hawks Nest and has some great fishing for those who like the feel of sand between their toes while wetting a line or enjoying a game of beach cricket with the kids.