Bronzie Weekend! Ledge Point, WA

Went up to Ledge Point on the weekend, about an hour and a half trip North of Perth with 4 mates. fished on 2 occasions, saturday and sunday for about 10 hours each session. The result was 7 Bronzies, all between 1 metre and 1.5 metres. Also one huge Black Ray. All using heavy overhead combos, (TLD 30, TLD 50, TYRNOS 30, TALICA 20) and kayaking baits off the beach. seaweed became an annoying issue that had to be delt with, and also the heavy waves off the first 10m of the beach while on the kayak, but once your out there its easy. Bait was Mullet and Blue Mackie. 7 Bronzies, cant complain, decent effort for a few 15 year olds. (Jarrad Lachlan, Jake Florenca, Bailey Ullrich, Tim Larcher, Jesse Mirco)

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well done boys some nice

Mon, 2012-12-17 15:16

well done boys some nice catches there.

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nice work. takcle isnt half

Mon, 2012-12-17 16:38

nice work. takcle isnt half bad for 15 year olds either!

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Wow nice sharks ! Were caught

Mon, 2012-12-17 16:38

Wow nice sharks !

 

Were caught during the day from the look of the photos? summer is coming !!!!

 

Can see a balloon in one pic were they caught on balloon or on the bottom mate?

 

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Thats just a decoration on

Mon, 2012-12-17 18:53

Thats just a decoration on top of his hat

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 well done guys, looks like

Mon, 2012-12-17 19:10

 well done guys, looks like you were having a ball!

At the very real risk of sounding like an old fart, its really great to see young blokes doin this sort of stuff instead of other mischief.

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Yeah all of the sharks were

Mon, 2012-12-17 19:29

Yeah all of the sharks were caught on balloon, 5/7 caught only 150m out just dropped in front of a reef! Also yes they were all caught at day, we fished from 8am- 4pm, then the next day 4am to 2pm. (Due to the swell, we figured it was alot calmer in the mornings but to choppy to kayak at night. cheers guys

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I went out there today

Mon, 2012-12-17 19:41

I went out there today diving, i was chasing around a couple of 1.5ish meter ones out in the deep water, and then tried to grab a 9 footer but to no avail

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Yeah we were chasing the big

Mon, 2012-12-17 20:20

Yeah we were chasing the big ones on the big mackies, but no bites only the small mullet were getting the small bronzies. a few locals told us that the big ones are out at night, but it was just to choppy to kayak out there.

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Thanks for the info, trying

Mon, 2012-12-17 20:27

Thanks for the info, trying to get myself a few more this summer.. Is ledge okay for 4x4?

 

Too choppy or too scary at night lol? could always swim the baits out !! lol

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the big bronzie from today

Mon, 2012-12-17 21:18

the big bronzie from today was in 19m of water, go more north to leeman i was being surrounded by 8 6-9 footers at a time up there last week, and theres spanish macks

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Ledge is great for 4x4

Mon, 2012-12-17 21:23

Ledge is great for 4x4 nothing went wrong, and yeah i must admit it is a little scary at night knowing the sharks that have been around haha :) were you on the boat when you got the big bronzie?

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didnt catch him man, i was

Mon, 2012-12-17 22:34

didnt catch him man, i was spearfishing, so i was just trying to chase him under water to try grab his dorsal

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oh yeah, the water was

Tue, 2012-12-18 08:13

oh yeah, the water was nshallow where we were and we couldnt go out that deep because of line capacity

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i was wondering how you went

Tue, 2012-12-18 11:11

i was wondering how you went i was the one in the aqua feroza just up from you hooning past lol i was spewin i didnt bring my yak when i saw you.

we only got 1 lost a bigger one earlier in the night to all seem to have been a bout 1 metre long

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not sure if were bronzies

Tue, 2012-12-18 11:12

not sure if were bronzies either as they had a ridge between the 2 fins where bronzies apparently dont but some sort of whaler species anyway we still trying to determine

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greys

Tue, 2012-12-18 12:02

If they got that ridge they are grey sharks .

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oh yeah i think i remember

Tue, 2012-12-18 11:40

oh yeah i think i remember hey, were you just casting off the beach when you caught yours?

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yeah not far out at all as

Tue, 2012-12-18 15:57

yeah not far out at all as you said aye ours was on a mulloway rig lol lucky it got hooked in the corner of the mouth.

Spewin we lost the bigger one though spat the hooks .

Was gonna stop for a chat but was in a rush to get back before the heat haha

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yeah unlucky aye! we really

Tue, 2012-12-18 18:01

yeah unlucky aye! we really wanted a 2m Shark but just none around for us

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Rigs?

Mon, 2012-12-24 12:53

Hi Jarrad, Fantastic catch you fellas have got there.  just wondering how you go about setting up for this kind of fishing? Bait size? rig type? Ganged hooks? weighted ?

I just got myself my first 4WD and am keen to give it a go, ive had a yak for a while now to and always wanted to try fishing from it

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Rigs?

Mon, 2012-12-24 12:53

Hi Jarrad, Fantastic catch you fellas have got there.  just wondering how you go about setting up for this kind of fishing? Bait size? rig type? Ganged hooks? weighted ?

I just got myself my first 4WD and am keen to give it a go, ive had a yak for a while now to and always wanted to try fishing from it

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We used full mullet for bait

Mon, 2012-12-24 15:48

We used full mullet for bait around 15-20cm long. with a 2 hook wire rig, (150lb wire with 10/o - 12/o hooks, crimps etc). you only have to kayak about 150m, and while your on the kayak you have to sinker. (tie a heavy sinker atleast a 12 ounce to a spool of line, let out the line until the sinker hits the bottom, cut the line, then tie it on to the swivel on your wire rig) it keeps your balloon in the same spot so it doesnt drift back to shore.

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 Dont make the rig to long

Mon, 2012-12-24 20:28

 Dont make the rig to long about 1.5m because its not that deep and u want ur bait near the surface, and if you keep loosing sinkers to weed, snags etc just use half a brick (from a house) to sinker your bait so your not constantly loosing sinkers haha.

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nice

Tue, 2012-12-25 05:47

seems to be few around... now for some big ones

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Rig style?

Tue, 2012-12-25 06:06

So a paternoser style rig with tri-swivle?

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