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Went out this morning for a quick paddle. Threw the Sunfire Shadrap around hoping for a flathead. Hooked this 37cm whiting, quite surprised for the size of the lure. :D 8) :lol:
 

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Very nice Breambo, that counts as breakfast in my book.
"Whiting one of the finest breakfast fish around" as my old dad used to say. He was a POM and I certainly welcomed Whiting over Kippers let me tell you :lol:
 

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Cheers Gentlemen,
It was a couple of firm taps in quick succession, I lowered the rod tip a couple of feet, watched the line go almost tight then a firm lift of the rod and on. Gee they go for a small fish, and in shallow water too, it was quite a thrill. :D
 

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Well done Breambo. I have yet to learn the art of catching whiting and I have only caught several by chance.

I'm sure Poddy will be very interested in your catch after trying to pass off a pike as a whiting last year. :lol:

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Grant
 

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Which lures are best for whiting. I might target them, as they seem to be around at the moment.
 

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Hey Breambo, The good thing about catching whiting on lures there normally the larger variety that take em gulp soft plastics seem to work well in natural or pumpkinseed 6" sandworms or 3" minnows.cheers brad
 

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I've had them take a variety of small hbs when targetting bream. Those with transparent features or irridescence seem to be most effective. Not surprised the shadrap worked. Poppers are also supposed to be good, but I don't know about poppers in the surf.
 

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I already have some 3" minnows, I reckon those plastic sandworms would work good in the conditions here, gotta get some. Actually a fellow cleaned up on the beach with them yesterday, shore based fishing, he had multiple catch of several species. Just more things to try :D :D :D
The old sxs would no doubt work as well for whiting ? I have a really small orange Juro that might just be the ticket :idea: 8) :lol:
 

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:) Breambo, mate, you sure get in your fair share of paddle time and alway's bring home the bacon, I mean fish. You are becoming somewhat of a, dare I say, legend. 8)

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I've done well on the whiting down here using a small piece of squid on a paternoster type of rig with small pieces of red tubing running down to the hook. Next technique I'd love to try is hard body luring for them.

You have got to love plump big whiting fillets lightly floured and shallow fried in olive oil with just a little bit of salt!!! Sensational yet so simple and sweet!!!

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More than a fair effort hoiking up that fella Breambo :D
Hoit, I think I'll try for the gurnard's-a-whiting-from-a-distance routine in 07 :wink: :D
 

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I've caught a few similar sized whiting using a rebel crawfish flicking for flathead. Very yummy surprise, and I agree, if you get a whiting on a lure it's generally a bigger one. Great fighters. Having said that, I've also hooked whiting twice the size of the lure!
 
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