Landbased help

Hi all,

Have been struggling of late to land any decent fish from the beach.
Unfortunately due to having no license atm,(hurry up June)i have been pretty much stuck to the Quinns area.
I used to fish from the beach often here but the last 12 months have brought me little joy. I fish to the south of the main carpark.
I have also been trying at Mindarie Marine on the outer groin up the end. However i much prefer the beach.
On the search for the ever elusive Mulloway or even a few good Tailor... Patience i have plenty of.
I am planning to go to Flat Rock/Wilbinga area this week end coming with a few friends.
I have been using a weighted ganged mulie which has just been feeding the scrappers i think.
Can anyone give me any advice to improve my poor rate of success. I am willing to mix it up a little.
Perhaps i need to burley up? Change to Bluebait? or try different rigs.What's the preferred rig for my situation?
What are peoples thoughts on the use of glow sticks? They do help me at night...
I pretty much want to stay targeting Mulloway and Tailor.
Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.

Regards, Stuart


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Hi Stomper

Mon, 2008-04-14 16:35

I would definately burley up as much as you can. That would certainly help bring the bigger fish into your area. I usually buy some pollard, mix it with some tuna oil - or if I can, I pinch some of wife's concentrated fish solution she uses for fertilising plants. Toss in some chopped up mulies or any mushy fishy bits and lob it out into the gutter you are fishing in.
A standard paternoster rig is probably the best bet for fishing for tailor or mulloway off the beach in the late evenings or nights. You could attach a wine bottle cork above your hooks to help keep your bait away from pickers.
If you are there before dark try tossing out a metal slice - you may pick up a good tailor.
It is important that you are throwing your line into the right spot, so try and make sure you find a gutter.

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Thanks Colin

Mon, 2008-04-14 16:44

It appears i am on the right track then.
The cork idea sounds great, i will definately give that a go.
I recently got one of my mates interested in fishing and it would be great to see him land a few as well.

Stuart

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Good luck with it

Mon, 2008-04-14 22:35

Patience is the big thing. You can have a bad run and think you will never catch a fish and then all of a sudden you just seem to catch fish all the time. And make sure you have nice fresh bait.

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Forget the light sticks,

Tue, 2008-04-15 04:14

Forget the light sticks, i've never out fished those around me with them, would only spook the fish i reckon

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Colin's right fresh bait is

Sat, 2008-04-26 08:53

Colin's right fresh bait is the key to good runs, I fish the groin right near the car park and sacrifice the first fish always, on a calm night i leave hand fulls of burley on the sand for the waves to move around and have a burley pot underneath a float about 10 - 15 metres out as well with fish offal and frames, I use unweighted strips of herring or yellow tail behind a glow stick and swivel and thats it when the light moves count to three then strike... It's great fun...

remember the fish have to be there for you to catch them though and somtimes their on holiday... 

 

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Persistance

Tue, 2008-04-29 08:24

Thanks for some helpfull info Rob. I am sure that persistance will be my best friend. I have been a bit to complacent with the fresh bait and have stuck with the bought stuff. Makes perfect sense.

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I can relate

Mon, 2008-07-21 20:29

I'm having the same trouble mate!