Catching live bait for mulloway in Fremantle area

Hi all

I have been trying to catch Mulloway the past 5 months, and still at it.  During summer there where millions of scalies to be caught around the place.  

The past month, I haven't been able to catch any suitable live bait at all any more.  This is really frustrating, as I put in big hours trying to catch big fish.  I have ordered a cast net online, and will be getting a license from department of fisheries.  

My question is:

Where are the livies? Ideally, I would like to be able to burley up, cast a few times and be on my way.

Any tips would be appreciated.

 

 


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try e shed in freo that would

Sun, 2012-07-22 09:57

try e shed in freo that would be the best bet i think

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Eshed is where I have been

Sun, 2012-07-22 10:13

Eshed is where I have been going to catch bait, but without any luck.

I thought the scalies must have moved on somewhere else due to lower temperature or season?

Is it allowed to cast a net at eshed given I have a license?

 

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cast net?

Sun, 2012-07-22 10:31

dont think your allowed to use a cast net in metro at all. .   could be wrong, i often am.!

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^ as above , very surprised

Sun, 2012-07-22 11:19

^ as above , very surprised but not sure if you can use a cast net in Southern waters

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Your not allowed to use a net

Sun, 2012-07-22 11:48

Your not allowed to use a net anywhere in the Swan licence or not, end of story, that I know for certain. I think your allowed to use a cast net in the ocean around metro so long as your not in a marine park or other sanctuary zone but I'm not 100% certain of that so double check with fisheries.

Whiting make for good mulla baits & it's easy to get enough for a nights fishing in about an hour from almost any metro beach. A #14 longshank hook with a thin strip of squid will do the trick for you.

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Details from fisheries

Sun, 2012-07-29 23:33

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/recreational_fishing/licences/rec_licence_netting.pdf

Section 3.4 has local where you can/can't net for anyone who cares to know.

 

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Agree

Sun, 2012-07-22 12:25

Agree with fossil, no cast nets in the swan, and eshed is classed as the swan river

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heaps of scalies at woodies

Sun, 2012-07-22 15:12

 caught 3 quaters of 20 litre bucket last sunday at woodies,using red,white blu and silver baitchasers,small berley cage,minimal berley,small jiggle on 3 bchasers,2 to 3 at a time,

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Where there's livies,

Sun, 2012-07-22 19:40

Where there's livies, there's......... 

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Why don't try for squid and

Sun, 2012-07-22 21:49

Why don't try for squid and use them there been a few round eshed on the far corner bicton baths or south mole small 2.5 jigs seem to do the trick

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woodies point , rocko jetty

Wed, 2012-07-25 14:07

woodies point , rocko jetty and palm beach jetty all got shit loads of live bait ..... we was scooping them up with a net that easy !

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99% sure your not allowed to

Fri, 2012-07-27 00:09

99% sure your not allowed to use a throw net from a jetty

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nets in swan

Fri, 2012-07-27 08:05

 call the fisheries and talk to them 

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Thanks for all your comments.

Tue, 2012-07-31 10:57

 Took your advise Callum24, and caught some squid at south mole last night.

This morning I caught a monster 'Gummy Shark', about 1.5 -2m long on Squid head.

Took me about 1 1/2 hours to get him in, and was a the greatest fight I've had with a fish.

The hunt for big Mulloway continues with a big smile on my face.

Thanks for all your comments.

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Well done

Tue, 2012-07-31 11:39

Did you catch the gummy at the south mole mate, few good feeds there, well done

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 Caught the Squid at South

Tue, 2012-07-31 13:12

 Caught the Squid at South Mole around sundown, and the Gummy at eshed 7am.

 

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Great on the plate and an

Tue, 2012-08-07 19:01

Great on the plate and an even better for bait that's a bloody good fish mate and the first one I've herd of been caught there have to catch ya down there for a fish

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