Summer in the swan/canning

With summer coming along and boosting river fishing, whats every one getting stuck into?

 

Ive been getting into the flatties lately around the canning and herring still seem to be around the lower reaches. I have not had a ton of luck with bream lately and have not seen the summer choppers yet.

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________

Ash Hazell

"A cast a day keeps the psychiatrist away"


Goodz's picture

Posts: 2326

Date Joined: 20/07/09

Thats a nice flatty, well

Sat, 2009-10-31 15:35

Thats a nice flatty, well done!

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

shanedm's picture

Posts: 153

Date Joined: 25/06/09

got into a few undersize

Sat, 2009-10-31 15:44

got into a few undersize tailor at applecross jetty a couple of weeks ago. there were tons of baitfish around so flatties shud be down soon too :). 

might give canning area a try soon with some soft plastics and laser pros.

____________________________________________________________________________

Proud Member Of Team Rubber Duckies
Sponsored By Azusa Fishing Tackle

Hazell's picture

Posts: 194

Date Joined: 26/10/09

Definetly give it a shot but

Sat, 2009-10-31 17:54

Definetly give it a shot but I wouldnt bother with plastics right now, most casts I had blowies hitting my hard bodies, i gave up on plastics quick after replacing every cast.

____________________________________________________________________________

Ash Hazell

"A cast a day keeps the psychiatrist away"

Leemo's picture

Posts: 3712

Date Joined: 22/02/07

flicking the flats

Sat, 2009-10-31 15:52

flicking the flats with baby vibs, sx40's and various bream/flatty lures when im not fishing for mulloway. btw, is the reel in that pic a pflueger trion?

____________________________________________________________________________

bludgin' since 94'

callum's picture

Posts: 417

Date Joined: 29/10/08

you mean rod?

Sat, 2009-10-31 16:09

i think it is liam.

 

____________________________________________________________________________

 

happy fishing

Leemo's picture

Posts: 3712

Date Joined: 22/02/07

looks like pflueger trion

Sat, 2009-10-31 16:28

looks like pflueger trion callum. ive got 2 of them lol. not bad reels for the price. and ive only heard good things about the rod. you have a trion rod dont you?

____________________________________________________________________________

bludgin' since 94'

callum's picture

Posts: 417

Date Joined: 29/10/08

yup

Sat, 2009-10-31 17:34

i got it off reuben,

nice and soft but plenty of grunt in the ass

____________________________________________________________________________

 

happy fishing

Hazell's picture

Posts: 194

Date Joined: 26/10/09

Its a trion rod AND a trion

Sat, 2009-10-31 18:00

Its a trion rod AND a trion reel. They are a good little reel for the price, as long as you look after them. I have no problems with fireline or sunline PE on it.

Yeh they are good little rods too,  very comforatble to cast all day, light weight. They are quite soft but thats good for some things. Althoguh I havent yet had to muscle a big bluenose out of structure with it (fingers crossed).

____________________________________________________________________________

Ash Hazell

"A cast a day keeps the psychiatrist away"

schecky's picture

Posts: 1645

Date Joined: 25/08/08

Lovely little rods for the

Sat, 2009-10-31 18:39

Lovely little rods for the price, from my experience with the reels they arent great IMO

but yeah love the rods 

Leemo's picture

Posts: 3712

Date Joined: 22/02/07

you really have to look

Sat, 2009-10-31 18:46

you really have to look after the reels because they are very susceptible to corrosion and choking up inside. the first one i bought choked up because i didnt clean it enough, also happened to the second one but managed to fix them, so they both work again.

____________________________________________________________________________

bludgin' since 94'

Hazell's picture

Posts: 194

Date Joined: 26/10/09

That is very true, both of

Sun, 2009-11-01 13:03

That is very true, both of my spools have some slight scaling and corrosion after 6 months. They are made for mostly freshwater i think. Ill check out the internals to make sure its not in there too.

____________________________________________________________________________

Ash Hazell

"A cast a day keeps the psychiatrist away"

mako magic's picture

Posts: 5785

Date Joined: 03/08/05

nice flattie !!

Sat, 2009-10-31 16:20

nice flattie !!

Chuditch's picture

Posts: 114

Date Joined: 15/07/09

Thats a great flattie. I

Sat, 2009-10-31 17:16

Thats a great flattie. I found a school of choppers around the canning bridge area. Managed to get 7, good fun on the bream gear.

Hazell's picture

Posts: 194

Date Joined: 26/10/09

Cheers guys, good to hear

Sat, 2009-10-31 17:56

Cheers guys, good to hear about the choppers. Yeh they are always a fun catch on ultra light gear.

 

Hopefully a few bigger ones will be in the mix aswell, Last year I caught and released a few up to 30-35cm in late summer from the lower reaches.

____________________________________________________________________________

Ash Hazell

"A cast a day keeps the psychiatrist away"

Leemo's picture

Posts: 3712

Date Joined: 22/02/07

nothin better than flicking

Sat, 2009-10-31 18:38

nothin better than flicking lures around under bridges, around snags and waist deep in water on a hot summers day

____________________________________________________________________________

bludgin' since 94'

Colin Hay's picture

Posts: 10407

Date Joined: 23/10/07

Great Lizard mate

Sat, 2009-10-31 21:01

Can't wait for the weather to finally start warming up so I can try some of my Swan bream spots.

____________________________________________________________________________

Moderator. Proud member of the Fishwrecked "Old Farts". Make sure your subscribed to Fishwrecked Reeltime http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

Faulkner Family's picture

Posts: 15265

Date Joined: 11/03/08

nice flatty for the canning,

Sat, 2009-10-31 22:39

nice flatty for the canning, years of fishing the canning never got many big flatties , good to see them still out there

____________________________________________________________________________

RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

Posts: 525

Date Joined: 17/03/09

what lures would you guys

Sun, 2009-11-01 15:38

what lures would you guys suggest i use to catch flatties

i have heard that halco scorpian 52's are a good option for flatties, can anyone confirm this?

Any help would be much appreciated

thanks

Dave

P.S is that lure in the pic a halco/rmg scorpian 52?

Hazell's picture

Posts: 194

Date Joined: 26/10/09

Yeh mate, thats a scorpion

Sun, 2009-11-01 19:58

Yeh mate, thats a scorpion 52 in the pic. I like these becasue they are bigger that your average bream/flatty lures so the blowies will not molest them as much.

Pretty much every smallish lure would catch flatties, just try a few different ones until you start catching.

____________________________________________________________________________

Ash Hazell

"A cast a day keeps the psychiatrist away"

Posts: 525

Date Joined: 17/03/09

thanks for that hazell my

Wed, 2009-11-04 18:49

thanks for that hazell

my friend has been getting into some good sized sand whiting under canning bridge

caught a 30cm fat one yesterday

Hazell's picture

Posts: 194

Date Joined: 26/10/09

whiting

Sun, 2009-11-08 16:30

Sweet.. i have never caught whiting in the river... if you know, what time of day, tide, etc worked for your friend?

 

Cheers

____________________________________________________________________________

Ash Hazell

"A cast a day keeps the psychiatrist away"

Posts: 402

Date Joined: 04/11/09

Hello

Mon, 2009-11-09 19:12

Hey hazell i will send you an email about all you need to know about canning bridge whiting fishing and also give you the exact location around the bridge so you can tap into some soon!

Faulkner Family's picture

Posts: 15265

Date Joined: 11/03/08

do you have any pics of

Mon, 2009-11-09 19:17

do you have any pics of these whiting, just curious as i got the odd kg there when i was younger

____________________________________________________________________________

RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

Posts: 402

Date Joined: 04/11/09

Yes

Mon, 2009-11-09 19:26

Ive got one but there sand whiting pretty goodsize though

Posts: 525

Date Joined: 17/03/09

ask david grubisin, he on

Mon, 2009-11-09 19:04

ask david grubisin, he on the site, just pm him and he will get back to you very soon

his username is david grubisin so it is easy to identify him, lol

Posts: 402

Date Joined: 04/11/09

Easy to find

Mon, 2009-11-09 19:18

hey if you anyone wants to find me it's easy because like davy said my username is David Grubisin and if you look at contents I think you might find my name

Posts: 525

Date Joined: 17/03/09

good work grubisin

Mon, 2009-11-09 19:28

good work grubisin