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Hi all fishos…… :D

Its grate to read, :D that each week, the Sydney base fishos are reeling the fish in, :D :eek: and shearing their stories in the trip reports. :D :D I thought that one of you was going to win the catch of the day, with all the excellent size fish? :oops: , until I noticed Naki Man,s fish, WELL DONE. :D :lol: :D

There is only one thing left, and that’s to plan a fishing trip / expedition in October!!

I am planning to camp at Seal rocks from the 29 Sept to 2 Oct with the family and friends.
The following couple of days I am open for suggestions. We are planning to camp at Port Stephens / Fingal Bay or extend our stay at Seal rocks?, for some serious fishing. Who is going camping or has similar plans, any where between Catherine Hill Bay (Lake Macquarie) and all the way to Forster. Our target, â€Å"the big ones that got away?â€
 

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GF,

I would love a couple of days camping and fishing on the long weekend. Not sure that the missus will be keen on me going though. See what I can do. No idea where the fish are on - looking for local input on that.

I might be able to make a day trip up to Catherine Hill Bay. JT, have you tried this one yet?
 

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I'm also a maybe. Work depending. Catho would be good
 

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the Mrs and I are a possibility @ this stage - gotta check work commitments first before committing but I'll keep you posted

Phil.
 

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:oops: After reading the mail and some negotiations with my missus :oops: and the kids, :oops: the conclusion is that we will be camping at Seal rocks from the 29 Sept to 2 Oct with the family and friends. (The kayak is not included in these plans, for the fears that I might leave with sun rise and return………days later...but permission was granted to take a beach rode…… :? )

The 4 Oct is my son’s birthday and has plans to …….

They did agree that I could go kayak fishing anywhere for the rest of the holiday. :D :lol:
Weather depending:
3 Oct. I/ we will travel to Fingal Bay to explore the reefs from Fingal Bay to Anna Bay.

Peril and Greg,
What day would soot you? I presume that we could plan a trip for 7 Oct at Catherine Hill Bay?

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GF, at the moment I'm free both days of that weekend 7/8 so the 7th will be OK. I guess I can drive up and if the conditions are not good can try the lake again.
 

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Sundays are better for me.
 

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Regarding Saturday or Sunday, :D I am free both days, but could we decide on Wednesday or Thursday according to the weather? Attentively I will fish both days, hopefully my energy would last.

I would like to meet as many fisho’s in the region as possible, were we all could meet in a central location and I wouldn’t like anyone traveling far, to turn around if the surf conditions aren’t pleasant. At this stage I row and fish alone. Traveling to Tryhard’s region is 1.5 hours and to Sydney (Dave’s team) also 2 hours drive. It would be grate if we all could meet once a month / 2 M and have a fishing competition? Or plan a trip to e.g. Coffs harbor for some fishing……….

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Louis,

I'm happy to shoot for Sunday to give rawprawn a chance at joining us, but of course we can make a call closer to the day. I don't mind coming up unless the conditions are atrocious as we can always fall back to the lakes. Its only a bit over an hour for me to get the Catherine Hill Bay (travel further in Sydney). Another spot you might think about is Norah Head. The boat ramp there is in a sheltered spot and there is substantial reef in close. Haven't fished it yet, but have drooled over it.

We try to have a few weekend trips and its been a while since the last one (Forster). We can talk about our options. I'm sure we can get a handful of yaks together again.
 

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For me personally, this trip is all about meeting the regions fishers :D (as seen in the photos and articles), enjoying the day, gaining local knowledge :D (for I am still new, all this is unknown territory), fishing in numbers, scanning the coast to find the spots/ hiding places where all the big fish are hiding.

I don’t have a problem with any surf launching, but wouldn’t want anyone feeling uncomfortable with the surf launch :oops: . I would rather opt to go to a protected beach, and have every-one fishing :D than going to…the lake.
I haven’t fished at Catherine hill Bay or Norah Head, weather prevailing, could we conclude on Sunday (majority) and Norah Head (sheltered spot)?

Phil & Greg, what’s your views? :wink:

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Louis, I only suggested Norah Head as another spot for you to consider. Rawprawn and JT have been talking about doing Catherine Hill Bay for some time so I'm happy to give it a go.

I can stow fully rigged rods and other items inside the yak if the launch/landing conditions are awkward, and I'm not afraid of getting wet 8)

Let's make it Sunday at Catherine Hill Bay unless the conditions rule that out.

Do you know have to get live bait around there?
 

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Unfortunately I don’t know if there is bait fish around. :cry: I have only been once there, beach fishing from the rocks at 6-10pm, and couldn’t see anything. The beach fishermen seem to suggest that we row north, but maybe someone knows where the spots are?

Does anyone know where to fish? :D

I have only studied the maps, and seen that there is no boat ramps close by, so technically/ hopefully the place hasn’t been fished out. It would be grate if one of us catches a massive (New Zealand style) snapper or a 10kg king………wishful thinking. :lol:

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Guys I'm keen for either still or beach start 8) but I still don't know what I am doing - work is giving me the run around as to when I have time off :evil: but they promise me they will know and let me know this week. As for Ideas I have not kayak fished much of the area except Glenbawn and St Clair not much help really - Sorry :oops: but I am keen to meet new Yakkers :wink: - particularly in the Newie Area :D
 

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It would be great if you could join, :D the more the merrier….and if not :cry: , we should plan a trip for the following month 8) . I am sure that the more experienced Sydney slickers would want to expand into new water where the grand father fish roam in numbers… :D ..... :D ....
or we could catch up sooner. PM me if you would like to try the Newcastle waters/ region…

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I will be at Bathurst races on the week end 7-8 October. Sorry guys cant miss this one due to Brockys passing.
 

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Hi Phil

:oops: Unfortunately on the 7 Oct I need to look after the Kinds from 7-1pm :oops: (wife has other commitments). On the 8 0ct Sunday at Catherine Hill Bay, weather persisting, we would meet for the days fishing & participating in the monthly fishing competition. :D :lol:

Not missing any opportunity :roll: , if anything does change, I will PM you with an update next week? :wink:

We could plan a Newy day or vicinity the following weekend, or somewhere in the NEAR FUTURE. :D
Have you gone offshore before?

Regards
Louis
 
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