Some tips?

Hey guys, I’m reasonably new to salt water fishing, and I’m liking it. I have done a bit of fishing in dams, lakes, and rivers in central Canada. I’ve chucked around heaps of lures, but live bait back home is illegal. I’ve just gotten used to using bait and starting to try live bait out here.
  I’m heading 100kms east of Albany for the long weekend.  I have fished out there numerous times before with my girlfriend and her mom. They normally just fish for herring, whiting, and skippy from the rocks. I’m looking to try for something that will put up a bit more of a fight. I have some basic knowledge of what fish are out there and how to catch them, but just need some fine print.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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what exact fish are you

Wed, 2011-06-01 21:44

what exact fish are you targetting?
And what sort of gear are you using?
I dont know much about down south but im sure a lot of the crew do.



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Wed, 2011-06-01 21:53

You should be able to find some salmon around there. Search for salmon on here using the search function, even throw in some words like south coast and there should be a tonne of info. They take bait or lure, if you want to keep it simple use a whole mulie attached to any beach/surf rig on gang hooks and your in business.

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How the weekend went

Sat, 2011-06-18 18:30

 Caught my first Aussie salmon and tarwhine, this weekend. Salmon took a couple of leaps, good entertainment. A bloke from Perth gave me some pointers on how to find holes, cheers mate. 

Girlfriend was snapping pics, and got a few good ones too.

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Good salmon, they're pretty

Tue, 2011-06-07 07:33

Good salmon, they're pretty light on around here this year! Great dolphin snaps too!


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Good pics mate, well done

Tue, 2011-06-07 07:42

Good pics mate, well done

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Top result and some great

Tue, 2011-06-07 08:08

Top result and some great pics.

Cheers Pete

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well done  mate, awesome

Tue, 2011-06-07 16:16

well done  mate, awesome dolphin pics too.

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Good snaps!

Tue, 2011-06-07 16:25

Salmon are great little fighters on light gear aren't they!

Hope there's many more for you.

(Next step up is to put a hook thru the back of the salmon then send that out for live bait!   )


I just love Exmouth: Its a quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem!

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Wed, 2011-06-08 06:58

 Thanks fort he replies guys. I went to salmon holes last night, no salmon but the herring were on the bite at dusk. They were good size too 30 to 33 cm.  If anyone is keen for a fish down Albany way let me know. I’m keen to try for some big stuff.

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Some nice photos there. Good

Wed, 2011-06-08 10:31

Some nice photos there. Good salmon too - didnt get mine this season (for what it was)


When asked by a non-fisherman 'how many fishing rods do you really need?' the correct answer is either:

n+1 (where n is the number of fishing rods you currently own); or

n-1 (where n is the number of fishing rods which would cause your significant other to dump you. 

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I've landed a few salmon over

Sat, 2011-06-18 18:58

I've landed a few salmon over the past few weekends, biggest was 73cm . A couple of them had very fresh nips out of there tails. Is this other salmon or what? I was thinking about putting a different line out for different/bigger fish. Would be good to hook up to something that would test my gear. Is it worth time effort to try for a ray or shark? If so any tips? 100kms east of Albany is where I've been wetting a line.

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Certainly the schools are

Sat, 2011-06-18 18:59

Certainly the schools are smashed by sharks, and the dolphin from your other pics.