Any place to fish near Thomson Bay in Rotto?

Hey guys,

I will be heading to Rotto this Friday, staying one night with a few work mates.

Was wondering if anyone know where to fish around Thomson Bay, cause i will staying around that area.


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i normally try

Mon, 2010-12-06 17:00

in teh water...

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bloody helpful

Mon, 2010-12-06 18:13

hekser after all the help you receive from this site

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Try the

Mon, 2010-12-06 17:11

main jetty cobber. There's usually a few herring, skippy whiting hanging around there. Just be careful when the ferry comes in.

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plenty of big kgs

Mon, 2010-12-06 17:33

around rotto at the moment! just look for sandy patches between the weed! big skippy there too if you burly up!



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East End of Thommo Bay -in front of Governor's Circle

Mon, 2010-12-06 17:51

Have a look along the east end of Thommo Bay. At the very point of the bay is a reef structure known as the natural jetty. Fish anywhere along the beach heading up that way. I took kids fishing there whilst on a Yr 7 camp so it had to be super safe. They managed some herring, skippy and a couple of stonking King George using flick rods and hand lines!!!!

You could also look at the army jetty half way along the bay - similar environs use a little berley some fresh squid  on a running sinker - sand bottom. Good luck


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Thanks Perry Home for taking

Mon, 2010-12-06 21:28

Thanks Perry Home for taking the time to reply. I will look out for the place you have describe here. Never fish in Rotto before, cant wait do some fishing 'in the water'

Cheers guy!!! Will report back after the trip!!

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How'd You Go?

Mon, 2010-12-13 08:16

Hey Monfsts

How do you go? Any luck?
I'm heading there this weekend


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Tue, 2010-12-14 12:54

I ended up fishing in Pinky Bay bcause it's the nearest beach to my cabin and the wind direction favors me too.

1 silver bream, 2 KGW and 1 herring.

There are lots of weed there so try to cast a few different distances. I didnt cast far at all.

Caught all of them with my bream gear...great fun!


**i got the pic but i dont know how to upload them

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Nice Work

Tue, 2010-12-14 14:46

Nice Work monfsts


Were you using baits or artificials?

Pity about the weed.


Kind regards

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Wed, 2010-12-15 08:51

Sorry, forgot to tell you that. Yes, bait, i didnt try any plastic at all cause i dont have any and i was fishing during at night during the high tide (~10.30pm)

So, the beach was completely dark, and a bit spooky to fish there alone. So, better check the area in the day before fishing at night.

I used coral prawn (cutlet) as bait on a size 6 Shiner. I didnt bother to use any weight at all in the begining and i caught the silver bream (~29cm), then i use running sinker, small sinker and caught 2 KGW (~32cm). Didnt cast far at all... So, yeah, i think it's important to check the area and try out a few distance and remember to burley them up as well.

I used blue bait as well but nothing was biting.

I reckon soft plastic will work but just be aware of the weed, SP can be costly.

When are u going over and roughly where are u staying in Rotto?


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Staying near Geordie Bay.

Wed, 2010-12-15 10:11

Staying near Geordie Bay. Going over this weekend.

Hopefully the weed isn't too bad