rays

hey guys just wondering were is the most likely spot i will hook up a ray iv wanted to catch one for a while and have gone down to the amo jetty a few nights with no success. just want to catch somthing different than taylor bream and herring and to feel the fight any ray that i catch will be released un harmed


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Nice to hear. no need to

Sat, 2012-03-17 20:36

Nice to hear. no need to slaughter them or Gaf them if intending to release. Just need to get yourself prepared for the situation and have the right tools. I always carry some heavy duty super long nosed pliers and rope for shark fishing. I dont want my hands anywhere near there mouths when taking hooks out, and a rope around the tail helps to drag/control the shark.

I have hooked up to a number of them down Wanbro area. However, they really are all over the place. I suspect that choice of bait and presentation are the key factors you need to consider. Big dead Baits, such as herring or Bontito would work well.. circle hooks that are well exposed too.

 

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Eshed

Sun, 2012-03-18 04:09

Hey fishfenface, mate try the ESHED always rays down there,

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then what

Sun, 2012-03-18 07:59

I would think catching one at e shed means either you cut the line and leave about 10m of line hanging off them or gaff them up to the wharf level which isnt great.  Sure this happens a fair bit as they are bycatch for lots of anglers

Better off fishing the beaches for them if targetting as they are never hooked to deep usually just around the outside of the mouth and can be handled easily off the beach as compared to a whark/jetty or rocks.

Berly up and use oily baits as bungel said

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Kwinana horse beach, just

Sun, 2012-03-18 11:32

Kwinana horse beach, just chuck a mulie on a patanoster rig and wait. Caught massive ones from that beach doing this, youh shouldnt have to wait long wherever u go coz they are pre mmuch everywhere