bream and whiting

Gday members,

Here is a few fish that I though were worthy of posting.

First fish is my new pb bream, pulled the tape out to 48cm fork length, was caught down at canning bridge on a 2.5" zman grub in motor oil 1gm jighead, put up a great fight long runs then turned around and tried to brick me in the pylons, had some serious girth and some awesome bumps on her head.

Second fish is a nice whiting I caught about a week ago down at canning bridge, went 34cm and tasted great, again caught on a 2.5" zman grub in motor oil but with a 1.5gm jighead, put up a great fight, barrel rolling and even got airbourne once I had got it into the shallows, there has been big schools of whiting around the bridge lately, been having a crack with poppers and stick baits with no success as yet.

Third fish is another 40cm fork length bream from canning bridge, caught using 2.5" zman grub in bloodworm colour 1gm jighead, didn't put up much of a fight, thought it was a decent flatty to begin with, just heavy weight, went berko once it hit the sand though, got spiked a few times trying to calm her down.

And finally is a 40cm fork length bream caught underneath canning bridge using 2.5" zman in bloodworm with a 1.5gm jighead, the current was really pushing through that day and was hard to stay in the strikezone with the 1gm jighead always good fun trying to stop a rampaging bream around the pylons, sorry about the photo, still working on the perfect shot.

All these fish were caught on 4lb berkley crystal line with about 15ft of 4lb Sunline rock fluro carbon leader, personally I find that the long leader tends to get more bites. Hope you enjoy the photos and the short write up.

Also seen a few giant herring making and appearance around the bridge, haven't managed to land one myself as yet, but a bloke down there 2 weekends ago did, was NOT released though :/ each to there own though. Spoke to him a couple days later he said it wasn't very good eating.

Regards Matt

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Good on ya mate. Will

Fri, 2013-01-11 16:34

Good on ya mate. Will probably bump into you one of these days.

You reckon 8lb fluoro is too heavy for cannign bridge ?

When is the best time to hit canning bridge ?

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8lb will be fine and as far

Fri, 2013-01-11 19:13

8lb will be fine and as far as time of day goes... anytime, bream are always there mate, just be patient and keep casting

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Killing it again!

Fri, 2013-01-11 16:59

Killing it again!

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cheers beau

Fri, 2013-01-11 19:13

cheers beau

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donkey bro

Fri, 2013-01-11 18:31

Nice big girl Matt,well done

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cheers champ!

Fri, 2013-01-11 19:14

cheers champ!

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 Top work mate, very nice

Fri, 2013-01-11 18:47

 Top work mate, very nice results there.

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Cheers Joodles

Fri, 2013-01-11 19:15

Cheers Joodles

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Fri, 2013-01-11 19:02

Nice bream that in a bit of good form bud well done. What's your PB?

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cheers Cardinal, my pb is

Fri, 2013-01-11 19:17

cheers Cardinal, my pb is 48cm to the fork, not sure what overall length would be, around 50 im guessing, lost some bigger fish though!

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horse of a bream and a

Sat, 2013-01-12 15:15

horse of a bream and a cracker whiting there, cheers

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horse of a bream and a

Sat, 2013-01-12 15:15

horse of a bream and a cracker whiting there, cheers

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 Insane, your the canning

Mon, 2013-01-21 15:19

 Insane, your the canning king mate!

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Cheers ca11um

Tue, 2013-01-22 12:25

Cheers ca11um

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Congrats

Mon, 2013-01-21 15:36

Well done on some great catches mate. Gee there is certainly some big bream in that neck of the woods lately

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Cheers SABRE! yeah there has

Tue, 2013-01-22 12:38

Cheers SABRE! yeah there has been some nice bream pulled out from the bridge lately, just a shame that some people don't release the big breeders, wont be long and all the big fish will be gone, although I have managed to convince a few people to let the big girls go. Also the mussels have been raped down there too the pylons are almost bare, on a couple occations ive witnessed a group of people take their quota of 9 litres per person, when there is 6 of them it adds up to a lot, taking away there main food source can't be good.. IMO!

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there is a group of guys 

Tue, 2013-01-22 21:15

there is a group of guys  going down there with hugeeeee bags full off muscles every 2 weeks or so way moe then they need and when  someone told em to slow it down abit they pulled knifes on them??????? wtfff

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they obviously know there 

Tue, 2013-01-22 21:16

they obviously know there  doin bad if they did that id sayyy

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Yeah I know of the incident

Wed, 2013-01-23 10:37

Yeah I know of the incident your talking about, I got a photo of the group of people that were taking the mussels to show to fishwatch, there was 3 or 4 females cleaning the mussels but only 2 blokes collecting them and my understanding of the rule is that only the people collecting the catch can take, maybe wrong though..

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Hopefully they get heavy

Wed, 2013-01-23 09:10

Hopefully they get heavy metal poisoning and...

Nice fish mate, have tried a couple times but get smashed by blowies instantly, even tho using zmans.

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Cheers Versus and I couldn't

Wed, 2013-01-23 10:45

Cheers Versus and I couldn't agree with you more, unfortunatly I'm fairly certain that the group in question have a restaurant that they were taking the mussels for, dont think i'll be eating chilli mussels or any mussels from a oriental restaurant again...

Yeah the blowies can be a pain at times, i've found that fishing the area's that have a bit of tidal flow are better for bream, less blowies and normally larger fish in these area's.

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 looks like the bridge is

Wed, 2013-01-23 09:59

 looks like the bridge is doing well. my old haunt going back 30 years. good to see the bream are of decent size.

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Cheers Faulkner Family, would

Wed, 2013-01-23 10:50

Cheers Faulkner Family, would like to go back 30 years with the fishing gear I have now and see what size fish i'd get, just need to get myself a Delorean... :P 

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Hey sandgroper yeah mate i

Wed, 2013-01-23 10:54

Hey sandgroper yeah mate i know what your saying about releasing the bigger fish, personally i hardly ever keep bream for eating, but if i do i only keep the smaller models.

unfortunately some people just dont fish for the future. I get enjoyment from watching them swim away !

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With you there mate, a fish

Wed, 2013-01-23 12:39

With you there mate, a fish lasts maybe one feed, a photo lasts a lifetime and then some, as you said its a good feeling watching them swim away, each to thier own I suppose..

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brilliant photos there

Wed, 2013-01-23 14:01

brilliant photos there sandgroper - as you have said photos last a lifetime - good on yer fella !!

 

 

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Whiting and Bream

Mon, 2019-02-18 18:11

 Hey mate I'm a regular at canning bridge and catch big bream and tarwhine each trip I do release all my bream biggest being 40 as personally I think they taste shit. Never caught a whiting there before. With the swafish dont know if u know about it but I want to get a big whiting and since I dont have a car I will be around canning bridge, so is there any good spots for whiting around there, is bait or lures better and what is your gavourite bait and lures, what lb leader, what is the best time of day and best tides and will they still be around at this time of year. Also for the bream where around canning is good for the big bastards cheers.

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Tue, 2019-02-19 09:01

Gee, last week you were asking all and sundry how to catch bream, among many other fish, and here your telling us you catch many big bream every time you go fishing. Your full of it. 

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"Hi guys my biggest

Tue, 2019-02-19 12:40

"Hi guys my biggest swan/canning river bream to date is only 38cm and I am looking at catching my first 40cm"

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He's onto it, upgraded his PB to a 40cm trophy bream in 12 days.

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