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Gunnamatta Bay 20/8

1771 Views 6 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Peril
Decisions decisions.... I had originally planned to visit the Lane Cove carpathon yesterday, and then also thought about getting out with Gatesy at Little Manly, but with a late night planned for Sat night I wasn't sure whether I'd feel up to it come Sunday morning , so hadn't locked anything in.

Anyway, I was up at 5.45 thanks to my 1 year old son and figured that now I was awake that I should take the opportunity to get out. Stuffed around getting ready for half an hour and had planned to put in at Kurnell (Botany BAy) but after driving the 20 minutes to get there found that there was a strong northerly wind which was a bit uncomfortable. Decided to drive back to Cronulla and put in at Gunnamatta Bay where hopefully there would be more protection.

Trolled a Rapala CD9 and another shallow running hard body looking for salmon or tailor with no luck. I then paddled around into Burraneer Bay and paddled down to the marina where there had been a few good trevally caught in recent weeks. Was surprised to see another guy in a new Hobie kayak fishing and said g'day to him (from memory his name was Lim??) . Turned out it was his first ever kayak fish and he'd bought the Hobie at the boat show. It looked like he was enjoying the yak.

Fished at the marina for an hour or so, and caught about 4 million sweep and a few leatherjackets (just a bit too small for a feed). Trolled back up to the sandflats at the end of Burraneer Bay and caught a couple of small (30cm) flatties on sp's cast and retrieved over the sandflats. Also caught the worlds bravest flattie which would have been 10cm long and attacked my 9cm lure. CAn't seem to find any flatties of good size at the moment :cry:

Off the water by 11.30. No fish but a decent paddle (10km round trip) and a nice sunny day when the wind dropped. Looking forward to the water warming up and more fish coming on the chew. :roll:


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Mate no keepers but sounds like you were busy with the sweep, I assume they are no good ?
Ya cant beat a few hours on the water :D
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Cool fish! Definately different than our species!

g'day chris. yes mate they are different, but I know if I had the choice of catching a 4" long sweep or a 30lb yellowtail kingfish that I'd be taking the kingfish everytime! Your great reports and photos make up for lame reports and crap photos like mine!

unfortunately I live in a very heavily fished area of Sydney and I guess am lucky to catch anything at all!
Those sweep start to get annoying after a while.
Sometimes you cant even let your bait hit the bottom and they've already took it.
Nice one Dave. Pity the jackets weren't bigger
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