Shore Jigging!

Hello all,

Thought I'd post up my latest capture on a method I have been experimenting with for a couple of years! It is similar to jigging but in fairness is more of a spinning/jigging hybrid technique involving long casts and short jigging bursts followed by free-spooling the jig back to the bottom! So far I have nailed a few small/medium sized groper, harlequin, kings, pesky salmon and now (after about 10 bust offs) a solid samson.  I was pretty stocked with the capture as I got him on my "light" spin gear (in comparison to the GT gear I normally use), 7' trinnus, oceano, 30lb braid and 40lb leader and a 40gm cougar occy jig (with 1/0 hooks). Gonna give this a good go at Steep Pt over summer! He weighed 30kg but I was fishing alone so had to deal with self timed photography...

 Anyway I hope you enjoy the piccy!


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Fri, 2009-09-18 13:11

wicked capture from the shore mate!

and a fair effort hauling it up the rocks on your own too!!

Where abouts were ya fishin? (general area obviously but feel free to pm me if ya wanna give ya spots away;) ) been loking for a good spot to chase a few sambos from shore.  

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Fri, 2009-09-18 13:11

well fu*#ing done mate, that is a quality samson


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Fri, 2009-09-18 13:13

we posted the very same day at the very same time ahaha

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Fri, 2009-09-18 13:16

Absolute quality landbased solo effort mate, congrats!


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Top stuff Jack

Fri, 2009-09-18 13:18

It is great when a plan comes off, especially with results like you have been getting.


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Well Done

Fri, 2009-09-18 13:24

Excellent capture from shore, good to see a sensible fisho as well, wearing the safety jacket etc - just in case of the unforseen....... Well done!

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awesome catch mate,grats

Fri, 2009-09-18 13:32

awesome catch mate,grats

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Shit mate awesome capture ,

Fri, 2009-09-18 13:45

Shit mate awesome capture , an co-ordination would have had to be essential , haha , somethin def to be proud of .


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awesome solo effort

Fri, 2009-09-18 13:52

no need to say more really

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Hey Jack Did you make that jig yourself?

Fri, 2009-09-18 14:02

It looks a little like you have remodelled an impact sinker.
If not, then I will keep that idea for myself (Lol).


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Awesome capture. There are

Fri, 2009-09-18 16:45

Awesome capture.

There are some metal jigs in the market that are made specifically for shore-jigging, i.e. cast and jig back.

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nice work

Fri, 2009-09-18 18:10

well done

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hell yeah that shit looks

Fri, 2009-09-18 18:22

hell yeah that shit looks awesome!... nice work mate.. quality!

If you're getting them on shore cast jigs, do you think you could get them on poppers?

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Thanks guys, That fish came

Fri, 2009-09-18 18:32

Thanks guys,


That fish came from one of my old Albany haunts!



They do hit poppers, but I have only seen em fired up enough on two occasions when they come inshore in big packs, march through to may is the best! It's awesome watching half a dozen 20kg sambo's smashing a helpless salmon on the surface!  The main problem you have when they are this fired up is the salmon, they are usually thick and it's very hard to get the poppers past em, they smash those big dumbells and roosters like their mulies...maybe some of those really really big poppers or stickbaits you use would be the ticket...I have had one smash a big slick rig on the surface...



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fark yeah that is sick!!!

Fri, 2009-09-18 18:33

fark yeah that is sick!!! well done mate

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your a legend! wicked fish

Fri, 2009-09-18 18:37

your a legend!

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awsome stuff mate how many

Fri, 2009-09-18 20:37

awsome stuff mate

how many do you get in a session?

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I've caught a few here in

Fri, 2009-09-18 20:54

I've caught a few here in bunno on poppers before they were more than eger

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Well done jack ,a top catch

Fri, 2009-09-18 20:54

Well done jack ,a top catch from the rocks ,sounds like you spin jigging is working for you ,all's good look forward to the next capture.


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congratulations JD

Fri, 2009-09-18 21:02

your experimental technique is obviously producing results.  well done.

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Very well done! jealous :'(

Fri, 2009-09-18 22:14

Very well done! jealous :'(

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awsome capture, a fish like

Sat, 2009-09-19 05:01

awsome capture, a fish like that would have tested your skills from the rocks and then gaffing on your own , i would call that total dedication to the sport you love, well done Jack (sambo slayer) Dawson


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If you ever need someone to

Sun, 2009-09-20 11:12

If you ever need someone to come gaff and photograph your fish let me know mate! As an Albany raised boy myself I'll be heading down from Perth as much as I can when the weather starts to play ball.