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How to catch yellowfin whiting

Yellow Fin Whiting are common in southern coastal waters of South Australia. They have a preference for schooling in offshore coastal waters over sandy bottoms favoring more shallower watersUse 8-9ft nibble tip rods and work the shallow sand flats on a rising tide. This is a good option for when the family is crab raking as they are regularly found in the same areas..Can grow to 32 cm

Commonly referred to as Yellow fin!

The yellow fin whiting is a species that has grown in popularity over the years to become one of the most popular target species of bread and butter fish available today. They are a strong, tasty fish that often frequents extremely shallow waters in search of prey items such as worms and prawns.
Distribution
Yellow fin whiting can be located along the entire northern coastline of Australia from Sydney in the east to Perth in the west making them the most popular bread and butter species available today.  They are generally encountered in water depths of 1 – 10 meters.
Growth
Yellow fin whiting are the mid sized species of the whiting group and average around 25 – 35 cm in length but can grow to over 50cm. Larger specimens are generally located in turbulent surf breaks and shallow sand spits leading into deeper water.
Habitat
Yellow fin whiting prefer shallow bays and warmer inshore waters to 10 meters in depth with large areas of sand present. Larger specimens may also be encountered in turbulent surf breaks and shallow sand spits leading into deeper water.
Identification
Yellow fin whiting can be easily identified by their medium sizing and complete lack of dark spots. The anal, dorsal and tail fins are bright yellow in colouration with a golden horizontal stripe running along the lateral line.
Yellow fin whiting are a feisty species that do provide a fairly good account for themselves on ultra light tackle delighting anglers as they readily take offerings right at their feet.
Tackle requirements
Ultra light spin and over head combos are ideally suited to targeting most whiting species both from shore or from boat with braided, gel spun and nylon lines with breaking strains of around 2 – 5kg proving ideal. Light 6 -10lb nylon or fluoro carbon leaders of around one rod length help to prevent the fish from seeing brightly coloured lines when fish are being fussy during calm, clear conditions.
Recommended baits, lures and rigs
Live worms and prawns are sensational baits for catching yellow fin whiting with light running sinker rigs. Multiple hook rigs are preferred for chasing yellow fin whiting in deeper waters and turbulent surf breaks. Small, soft plastic and surface lures are also very effective on yellow fin whiting in shallow water and provide anglers with a more challenging and rewarding style of fishing.
Handy hints and tips
Polaroid sunglasses will aid anglers in identifying yellow fin whiting in shallow water, just look for the flashes!
Preferred fishing times and tides
Rising or full tides are best suited for targeting whiting around most areas although some deep water locations will also produce good numbers of fish during low and falling tides. New moon phases are also preferable for most fish species including whiting.

Jeff qiu, Marketing manager

Kmucutie International Co,.Ltd
Room 1205,zhongmei business building block A #28

Australias Top 10 fishing and how to catch

 

Bream

Description
The Yellowfin Bream also known as Silver Bream, Sea Bream, Black Bream and Eastern Black Bream. Yellowfin Bream have a silvery to olive green body colour, varying from silver coloured fish in coastal waters to darker in estuaries. Their pectoral, ventral and anal fins are yellowish. Growing to approximately 65cm in length and about 4kg in weight. Most commonly caught by anglers up to 1.2kg

Video by: Connor Duffy
Full video here: Sight Casting Big Bream on the Shallow Flats

Distribution
From Townsville in Queensland, New South Wales to the Gippsland Lakes region in Victoria. Yellowfin Bream inhabits headlands, estuaries, rocky shorelines, wharves, pylons, oyster leases, sandbanks, surf beaches, rock walls and just about any place in between you can wet a line.

Tackle
Light tackle & Fly rod

Lures
Surface & Deep Diving Small minnows, flies and Soft plastics

Best Lures

Popular bream lures include Jackall chubbies, Berkley gulp plastics, Squidgie plastics, Ecogear blades, vibes, small diving minnows, etc.

bream lures

Baits
Live yabbies, beachworms, prawns, pipis, fish pieces or strips, whole small fish, chazzbait, bloodworms and sandworms, crabs, mullet gut and whitebait

Yellowfin Bream Size and Bag Limit

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.

Flathead
Dusky Flathead is also known as Flattie, Lizard and Frog. The Dusky Flatheads Colour varies with location fish caught in sandy areas are light brown in colour whereas fish caught on muddy or weedy areas are often dark brown with a greenish tinge dark bars are often visible across upper body. Dusky Flathead is easily distinguished from other flatheads by the distinctive black spot circled in blue on their tail fin.

 

The Dusky Flathead is the largest of all Australian flathead. Most commonly caught between 40cm and 60cm, however it can reach 1.2m and weighing up to 15kg.

*** Please Note all Dusky Flathead over 60cm are females and should be Released ***

 

Dusky Flathead Distribution

Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

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Where to fish

Dusky flathead inhabit estuaries from the river mouth right up to brackish water between the depths of 1-20m and to a lesser extent beaches and headlands adjacent to river mouths. They prefer a soft sand or mud substrate but quite often hang around patchy sand, rock and weed. Focus your activity along the edges of channels, drop-offs & around weed beds on sandbanks

Best Months

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Baits

Pilchards, Frogmouth Pilchards, Garfish, White Pilchards, TunaMulletSquidYabbiesPrawns and Worms

Recommended Lures and Tackle

Tackle

Light Tackle.

Lures

Blades, Minnow Lures, Jigs, Saltwater fly, Jigs and soft Plastics.

 

 

How to target

Duskies will readily take live baits and pretty much anything else you can think of but arguably the most enjoyable and sporting way to target them is on lure. You need an outfit that will maximise casting distance allowing you to cover more ground per cast, and a variety of soft and hard-bodied lures for different applications. Starlo and Bushy revolutionised the soft plastic phenomenon with the invention of the squidgie and to this day soft plastics are the preferred choice amongst many top anglers so give them a go next time you’re out.

Rigging for bait fishing

Live fish: Larger duskies will usually engulf livies whole and sometimes bite you off so use a heavier leader of around 20lb and 2ft in length. Use a suicide or octopus style hook and as small a sinker as possible running freely above the swivel allowing the bait to swim around somewhat naturally.

Other bait: Similar to above but run the sinker between the hook and the swivel for better bite sensitivity. Choose a hook to match your bait choice and reduce leader strength to 10-12lb.

 

 

Bait fishing rigs – Live fish left, other baits right

Whiting(Sand Whiting | Sillago ciliata) 

The Sand Whiting is also known as Summer Whiting and Blue Nose Whiting. The Sand Whiting is silver above on the upper back and flanks this fades to a white belly area. The anal and ventral fins are yellow in colour and the soft dorsal is covered in rows of small dots. Other distinguishing features of the Sand whiting are the blue shade to the snout area as the whiting ages and also a dark patch at the base of the pectoral fin.

Sand Whiting are one of Australia’s largest whiting and can grow to more than 1kg but fish to about 500g are more commonly caught.

Distribution
Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

Tackle
Light Tackle.

Lures
Small jigs, Small Minnows. Soft Plastics and well presented fly.

Baits
Yabbies, Prawns, Soldiers Crabs, Mussels, Pipis, Beach Worms, Blood Worms and Mud Worms.

Sand Whiting Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.

 
Snapper

The Australian Snapper Pagrus auratus are also know as Squire, Old Man Snapper, Pink Snapper, Pinkie, Red Bream, and Nobbie.

A Snapper’s colour varies from reddish pink to reddish bronze on the upper sides and silver white belly. Juvenile snappers’ upper body areas are covered by small neon blue spots which fade as snapper mature. Older fish may develop a hump on the top of the head and more dominant in males. Snapper mature at 3 years of age living for around up to 40 years years and grow up to 130cm at around 20kg.

Habitat Adults are inhabit near offshore reefs and deep water headland areas. Juveniles inhabit estuaries, bays and shallow coastal reefs.

Snapper are found along the Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmanian coasts to depths up to 200m.

Snapper will take a wide variety of lures. Soft plastics would be up there with the most effective methods. Examples include Squidgie whip baits, Zman Jerk Shads and Zman Grubs. Snapper will also take hard and soft vibes, trolled hard body lures and even metal slugs.

Barramundi – barra
Barramundi fishing is a hallowed activity in Australia, as it requires land-based anglers and boaties to travel to the northern reaches of the country. The sheer challenge of catching a barramundi makes it oh-so satisfying to catch.
  • Choose a 6 to 7 foot rod with medium action and soft tip
  • Always use mono line when live baiting and I also prefer to use a spinning reel, around 600-700 in size.
  •  Leave the rod in the holder and let the fish hook itself.
  • Casting | Shallow bib, 4-6 inches long
  • Trolling | 5m – 8m depth range, 5-7 inch long lures
  • Jigging | Soft vibes such as Fish Candy, hard vibes such as the Balista Juggernaut and paddle tail plastics such as the Keitech swing impact fat and Z man.
 
Australian Bass
Australian Bass are prized and exciting recreational sportfish. Australian Bass are often olive-green to bronze coloured along the back, becoming cream or silvery along the belly, the fins are mostly dusky brown to black. The tips of the anal and pelvic fins are white. Juvenile fish under 12cm long are banded and have a dark blotch on the gill cover. Australian Bass grow to 60cm and can weigh up to 4kg, although more frequently caught at around the 35cm or 1kg mark.
Where To Fish
Australian Bass are found in fresh and saltwater, it inhabit the upper reaches of coastal rivers and lakes between the Sunshine Coast QLD south to Wilsons Promontory VIC. They spend most of the year in the fresh but move down into the estuary during winter to breed. They are also stocked in a number of impoundments. When targeting Bass look for areas of structure such as; fallen trees, rock bars, thick vegetation and deep pools generally adjacent to the deeper edge of the river.
There are 3 main ways to target Bass including:
1) throwing sub-surface lures around structure
2) surface luring
3) fishing well presented live baits.
Bass can be taken on a variety of live offerings but arguably the most enjoyable and sporting way to target them is on lure. Whether targeting Bass by foot or by boat, find a promising piece of structure and approach it with stealth. Get yourself within casting distance but no closer and cast towards the structure, working your lure away from it. If you hook up go hard and keep the fish’s head moving forward.
Rod & Reel
To get more enjoyment out of your Bass fishing it’s best to adopt a finesse approach with a lightweight, light line outfit. Go for something like a 2-4kg 7-foot graphite spin rod and a 1000-2500 size reel to suit.
Line and leader
Lure: 4-6lb braid. 1.5m 5-8lb monofilament (surface) or fluorocarbon (sub-surface) leader. Fish heavier if you encounter regular bust-offs.
Bait: 4-6lb monofilament & 0.5-1.0m 5-8lb fluoro-carbon leader. As above regarding bust-offs.
Terminal Tackle
Lure fishing: Trebles – Decoy YS 25’s, Owner ST-11’s, or VMC. Jigheads – 1/32 – 1/4 oz to suit depth.
Bait fishing: Size 1-6 hook, size 4-8 swivel, size 0-2 ball sinker but limit weight where possible. Un-weighted if using live insects.
Best Lures
Surface: Jitterbugs, Crazy Crawlers, Megabass baby Griffon Zeros, Lucky Craft NW Pencils.
Sub-surface: Most Vibe, Jackall, Megabass, spinnerbaits, Ice jigs or blades. 80mm Bloodworm Squidgie Wrigglers.
Best Bait
Best baits are live insects, yabbies, garden worms, grubs or any crawlies found in the area.

Rigging for surface luring

 
The trend amongst anglers targeting Bass on lure would have to be braided line but monofilament also has it’s advantages. Attach the mainline to a 1-2m fluorocarbon or monofilament (for surface luring) leader with a joining knot such as an Albright or Double Uni. Attach the leader to the lure with a loop knot such as a Lefty’s Loop, Perfection Loop or Rapala Knot. This will optimise its action and allow the lure to swim freely in the water.

australian bass fishing rig lefty's loop knot

Rigging for bait fishing

Rigs vary between anglers and states but a simple rig that works consists of a size 1-6 hook, 0.5-1m fluorocarbon leader, and a running ball sinker either between the hook and swivel or running freely above the swivel. When using bait use as little weight as possible. In some situations no lead is possible, which is a great way to present live insect baits on the surface. Bait up with a live cicada or garden worm and you’re in business. When preparing the bait be sure to expose the point of the hook.

bream bait fishing rig

 
    
Tailor

 

Size
Maximum of 16 kg and 1.2 m in length.
Distribution
Tailor are found from Fraser Island in Queensland around the coast to
Point Quobba in Western Australia (including Tasmania).
Lower numbers are generally found around southern Australia.

 

Tailor is also known as Chopper, Bluefish, Skipjack, Skippies, and Tailer.
The Tailors colour is greenish blue along the back fading to a silvery belly area. Tailors fins are translucent pale green with yellowish tinge. The Tailors distinctive features are the lower protruding jaw passing the upper jaw which is filled with razor sharp teeth and the compressed elongated body down to a powerful large forked tail
Most commonly caught up to 4kg however can grow to over 1mtr and more than 10kg.

Distribution
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, occasional caught as far south as Tasmania.

Tackle
Light Tackle to Medium tackle and wire trace.
Lures
Minnow Style Lures, Surface Poppers, Skirted Lures, Chrome Slices, Spoons and Jigs.

Baits
Garfish, Pilchards, Yellowtail, Slimy Mackerel, Tailor, Hardyheads, Whitebait and Mullet.

How to Catch: 

Tailor fish are deadly hunters with razor sharp teeth. 

Catching tailor can be a tough challenge for even the more experienced anglers. 

Bait – Tailor will accept baits of horse Mackerel, Western Australia pilchards, sea garfish, and fresh strips of slimy Mackerel and mullet. The best lures to use in order to catch Tailor would have to be surface poppers, as Tailor love these and will strike with spectacular and explosive power. You could also try minnows, chrome spoons and leadhead jigs. 

Rod and Reel – Fishing for Tailor in bays and estuaries requires a medium to fast taper boat rod with a sidecast reel or eggbeater reel. Fishing off the beach requires a surf rod and sidecast reel however a good quality spinning reel can also be used. 

Line and Tackle – Line should be 5-7kg, with a heavy monotrace of 10-15kg. Hooks should be 4/0 to 5/0 ganged in flights of 3 to 4.

Luderick
Luderick inhabit estuaries and coastal waters at depths up to 20m, between southern QLD and TAS. This guide focuses on targeting Luderick in near shore ocean environments, but the same principles apply to estuary fishing. In the ocean, Luderick school in shallow rocky areas adjacent to wash, around headlands, near shore islands and reefs. Winter is a good time to target them in areas where they congregate daily, year after year.
 

 

How to target

Fish a suitable location where your berley will hold without being swept away in the current. Anglers who target Luderick fish with long fast taper rods, around 8-9ft when fishing from a boat up to 12-13ft when fishing off the rocks. Throw in small hand fulls of berley regularly. Position the float stopper so that your bait sits about 400mm off the bottom and weight your rig so that the float remains upright with the top 1.5 inches out of the water. When the float disappears, count to 2 or 3 and lift the rod firmly rather than striking hard. Play your fish out rather than skull dragging to avoid straightening the hook.

 

Rod & Reel

When fishing for Luderick you’ll need a long rod with a sensitive tip, strong butt, and a big stripper guide. A longer rod aids in maneuvering the long rig during casting and retrieving and also when playing fish around the rocks. A light 8-9ft rod is suitable for boat fishing while a slightly longer 12-13ft rod is more appropriate off the rocks.

The traditional reel choice would be a small 4-5 inch centrepin or sidecast Alvey, however it depends on personal preference, a small 2500-3000 size spin reel will do just fine. Choose an outfit that is balanced, lightweight and feels comfortable for long periods of use.

Line and leader

  • Line: 6-20lb braid or 6-10lb mono.
  • Leader: 4-10lb fluorocarbon (lighter than mainline).
 

Best Lures

Fly: Weed imitation flies.

Best Bait

Green weed or cabbage weed. Alternatively nippers, prawns, blood worms, cunji or bread.

Hints and tips

Luderick are caught in estuaries and near shore waters around break walls, rock outcrops, headlands and shallow reefs. Fishing for Luderick is an art form. Among the many trade secrets, anglers use fresh weed and berley to bring home a good feed of Luderick.

  • Fish a location and tide that will see your berley holding in the one spot. Berley should be damp and consists of finely chopped weed and sand.

  • Never fish a building tide or swell in the ocean. The end of the run out tide is the safest and also fishes very well.

  • A long 12ft landing net is required from the shore. Shorter nets are fine in the boat.

  • Rock fishing is a dangerous sport that claims many lives each year. Never fish alone, fish the ebbing tide, assess the conditions before fishing, and never fish in large swells or dangerous conditions.

 

Jeff qiu, Marketing manager

Kmucutie International Co,.Ltd
Room 1205,zhongmei business building block A #28

How to get snapper in australia

Snapper frequent south Australia. They are found around offshore and inshore reefs, estuaries, harbors, bays, off rocks, breakwalls and beaches. Snapper are a bottom dweller and tend to hold and feed over very rough reef and in deep holes.
Artificial and natural reefs hold majority of the snapper here in the gulfs, along with scallop and razorfish beds. One productive way is to drift around the reef and find the schooling fish. Then anchor on the fish and keep feeding berley in small doses but at a constant rate. This will keep the fish interested but no over feed them.  Bigger snapper can’t resist a live slimey mackeral! Make sure you check bag limits and sizes as they vary in certain areas

How To Catch Snapper (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Distribution
Snapper are more widely distributed than you think. Not only are they found in Australia and New Zealand but they are also found in China, Japan, Taiwan and the Philipines. In Australia Snapper are distributed throughout coastal waters between Karratha in WA southwards around to Hinchinbrook Island in North Queensland.
When to target
The best time of day to target snapper is first and last light give or take a few hours. In terms of moon phase the lead up to the full moon is a good period for targeting Snapper.
Where to fish – Boat
Due to the diversity of depths and bottom types where Snapper can be caught it is worth paying attention to seasonal movements and latest fishing reports. When targeting Snapper on shallow inshore reefs look for patchy sand/reef or rubblier bottom structures around known Snapper grounds. Snapper will often be seen on your sounder as arches sitting up off the bottom and throughout the lower half of the water column.
When targeting Snapper on deeper reefs look for broken or rough ground, ledges or steep drop-offs. Once again watch your sounder for arches in the bottom third to a half of the water column.
How to target – Shallow inshore
Targeting Snapper in shallow water on light line in my opinion is a more challenging and rewarding method than targeting them offshore.
Once you have marked a spot you wish to fish drop the anchor up current/wind (whichever is strongest) from the mark. Once the anchor has held the first thing to do is work on getting a nice berley trail going to bring the fish to the boat. The aim of berleying is to increase your strike-rate and to keep the fish around for longer. Ideally you will have the berley flowing out off the back of the boat. Berley flowing up towards the anchor is not ideal and will limit your results. If this is the case try a different approach with your anchor setup or try drifting instead.
Cast lightly weighted soft plastics or baits as far as you can into the berley trail, let off a few meters of line to allow the lure/bait to slowly flutter towards the bottom. While threadline reals are my preferred real of choice when targeting Snapper on plastics, Baitrunner style reels like the Shimano Baitrunner are ideal for baitfishing in this scenario and there are few better sounds to a Snapper fisherman’s ears than a screaming Baitrunner as it bellows off line in the direction of a rampaging Snapper. Ensure you set your drag prior to casting. In shallow water Snapper have been known to smash lures/baits merely seconds after hitting the water, therefore adjusting your drag mid fight is a recipe for disaster. When planning to fish baits and set the rod in a rod holder, engage the Baitrunner function and wait for the fish to take off line, and then strike after a few seconds. When fighting Snapper in shallow water I’ve personally found that fishing a lighter drag can often result in less bust-offs. If using multiple rods spread the baits out and vary your cast distance.
When using soft plastics once again focus your casts in and around the berley trail and throw the odd cast to the sides into ‘dead water’ or even under the boat. Vary your cast length and vary the depth of retrieve until you locate where the better fish are most plentiful. Vary the action and speed of retrieval until you find what is working best on the day. A standard action would be to let the plastic sink and as soon as it hits the bott give it a few sharp whips of the rod and let it sink again. In most cases you will get hit on the drop. Also try different size, shape, and colour plastics to suit the conditions. In dirty water and overcast days use brighter colours such as your pinks, yellows and whites while in clearer water go for your browns, blacks and reds. In shallow water less than 20m use a jig head that will allow your plastic to flutter to the bottom in the current. Generally 3/8 oz and 1/2 oz jig heads is a good starting point.
How to target – Deeper offshore
When targeting Snapper on deeper reefs systems, both fishing at anchor or drifting are worthwhile techniques. If drifting simply motor 50-60m away from the mark in the direction that you will be drifting from (the deeper the water and stronger the current the further you will need to go). Cut the engine, drop your baits over and once they have hit the bottom engage the reel. If you find you are going past the mark before your baits have reached the bottom try going further to increase your drift length. If you are losing bait to pickers before reaching the mark use larger/harder baits and decrease your drift length. Always use as small a sinker as possible to hold bottom throughout the drift. If your sounder shows arches up off the bottom in mid-water it may pay to mix it up and drift lighter weighted baits through the water column.
Fishing at anchor in deeper water requires a slightly different approach to fishing shallow water. Sinker/jig head size often needs to be increased to ensure your lure/bait reaches the bottom. Choose a small bean or ball sinker that allows the bait to waft down to the bottom slowly. Again, use the same baits that work in shallow water. A berley trail is advantageous if the current is not too strong and if the current is going off the back of the boat or to the side where you are fishing. If the current is heading towards the bow/anchor then the anchor and berley approach might not be the best option. However, if the conditions are right get a nice berley trail going and send lightly weighted baits down. There is no need for a great big cast just simply cast a few meters off the back of the boat and leave the bail open until you are in the strike zone. This method will also increase your chances of hooking into other welcome species such as Kingfish, Samsonfish, Mulloway, Teraglin, Bonito, Cobia, Mackeral plus a host of other species. Fish a slightly firmer drag than you would in shallow water to try and keep the fish off the bottom. As with most forms of fishing, but particularly important when targeting Snapper, when you get a solid take be sure to strike hard to ensure the point of the hook penetrates firmly into the fish’s hard bony mouth.
Rod & Reel
You don’t need large bulky outfits to target snapper. An ideal outfit to use is a 5-8kg spin rod around 7′ to 7’6″ in length. Match it with a 3000 to 5000 reel and you’ll be able to flick lures or baits with it all day without getting tired.
Line and leader
When fishing for snapper with small to medium sized spin reels choose a braid in the 15-30lb range to suit your outfit. You can go lighter but when it comes to stopping 10kg+ fish you might be a little under gunned in most situations. Attach 2-3m of 15-30lb fluorocarbon leader to your mainline using an Albright Knot, GT Knot, FG knot or similar. Double Uni Knots are not recommended as they are a low-breaking strain knot and will bust eventually.
Best baits
Baits that work well for Snapper are whole fish baits such as pilchards, yellowtail, whiting, tommy rough, scaley mackeral and garfish. Slab or fillet baits of slimy mackeral, whiting, tailor, yellowtail, trevally, salmon, sergeant baker etc. When targeting bigger Snapper head baits or butterfly baits of slimey mackeral, whiting, tommy rough work well. Other great strip baits include cuttlefish, squid and octopus.
Best lures
Snapper will take a wide variety of lures. Soft plastics would be up there with the most effective methods. Examples include Squidgie whip baits, Zman Jerk Shads and Zman Grubs. Snapper will also take hard and soft vibes, trolled hard body lures and even metal slugs.
Catch care
A rising trend amongst conscious anglers is to take a photo of larger Snapper and release them. However, they are great on the table so if you decide to take home a feed be sure to look after your fish properly by immediately bleeding and placing on ice, preferably in a salty ice slurry.
The fish tend to run hard and deep when hooked heading for the cover of the reef. In deep water the fish can provide a tough fight.Can grow to about 30 kg
Bait and Tackle
bait: Crab, Fish flesh, Garfish, Octopus, Pilchard, Slimy mackerel (blue), Squid,
Link: 10kg main line.
Hook: 2/0 – 8/0 Mustad 92554 Beak.
Rig: Snapper reef rig with a heavy sinker and two droppers. (paternoster rig)
Closure
State-wide Snapper fishing closure from midday 1 November to midday 15 December for all fishing sectors.
Snapper spatial spawning closures in five key breeding areas – four sites in Spencer Gulf and one site in Gulf St Vincent – from midday 15 December 2013 to midday 31 January 2014. During this time all fishing sectors will be prohibited from possessing, fishing for and taking Snapper within the four kilometre radius of each spatial closure area.    


Jeff qiu, Marketing manager

Kmucutie International Co,.Ltd
Room 1205,zhongmei business building block A #28

How to catch flathead and recommended baits, lures and rigs

Flathead

Flathead Common in coastal parts of South Australia including rivers.Flathead have been known to reach 1 metre.

Found in shallow areas and feeding in deeper channels as rising tides bring in smaller fish over sand bars etc. work your baits and lures similar to smaller fish, and be prepared to cover large areas to locate the bigger ones.
The southern, blue spotted flathead as its name suggests is the most common species of flathead encountered in the southern half of  Australia and is highly sought after as not only a fun summer time fishing option but is also growing in popularity as a table fish with many. Flatties are a great way to chill for a couple of hours during hot summer spells and loads of fun to chase for the whole family. There are over 50 species of flathead found here in Australia making them one of the most recognisable and commonly caught species in the country.

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Southern, blue spotted flathead as their name suggests can be located from as far south as Walpole and Wilson’s inlet down to the Albany region throughout Western Australia. They are also found in good numbers throughout VIC and S.A.
Growth
Very little is still known about flathead growth rates here in Australia. Most flathead species have larger females than males with an average blue spot measuring around 40 – 45cm in most locations around the country.  The largest specimens encountered average around 70 – 80cm in length.
Habitat
Blue spot flathead prefer areas of mixed sand, weed and rock with good numbers of small bait fish present and access to deeper water near by. Shallow estuary systems with water depths from 0.5 – 10 meters are best suited to bar tailed flathead.
Identification
Blue spot flathead can be recognised by the distinctive blue/white spots located throughout the entire body of the fish and no yellow colouration on the tail.  Southern blue spot flathead are also generally larger than the northern bar tails.
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Ultra light and light graphite spin rods 6’6” – 7’ in length that will cope with gel spun and braided lines rated from 1 – 4kg are ideally suited to targeting most flathead species and when coupled with quality spin reels in the 1000 – 2500 class make excellent outfits for throwing both baits and lures for flathead. Larger outfits spooled with heavier 10 – 12lb nylon line can also be used when targeting larger fish around heavy cover but will struggle to cast small hard bodied and soft plastic lures good distances. Fluoro carbon leaders with breaking strains of  10 – 15lb should also be joined to mainlines via an improved albrite knot and not only prevent the fish from seeing your brightly coloured main line but also help from being chaffed of on rough underwater structures and teeth.
Recommended baits, lures and rigs
Fresh or live river prawns, blood worms and small bait fish such as boney herring and mullet as well as small fresh mullies are an ideal bait option for chasing flathead and should be fished on a pattern and size of hook that’s suit’s the bait. Example – blood worm fished on long shank or bait holder pattern of hook similar in size to the bait. Hard bodied, sub surface and soft plastic lures from 50mm – 120mm in length will also temp flathead into striking with this exciting new style of fishing really taking off amongst all anglers from beginners to the pro’s over the last few years.
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Be very careful when handling all flathead species as they have a serous set of gill spikes located around the back of the head, if stung by these rub some slime from the belly of the fish onto the wound and this should subdue the pain considerably.
Preferred fishing times and tides
Rising or full tides are best suited for targeting flathead around most areas although some deep water locations will also produce good numbers of fish during low and falling tides. Full moon phases are also preferable for flathead with much higher tidal movements better suited to this species.


Jeff qiu, Marketing manager

Kmucutie International Co,.Ltd
Room 1205,zhongmei business building block A #28

A few of the great fishing destinations in south australia

jetty
Stansbury is legendary among those who visit York Peninsula regularly,situated on Oyter Bay only 2.5 hour drive from Adelaide.It has a great Jetty where you can catch Garfish,Big Blue Crabs,Tommy`s,Squid and at times some thumper Whiting.The Boat ramp is first class,2 lanes and accessible at all tides.The caravan Park is spot on to but book early it fills up quick during holidays.The back beach at Stansbury is good for Mullet in Autumn at high tide and raking for Bluey`s at low tise.
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Wallaroo sprang to prominence in 2006 with new gulf ferry service and the tiny tourist town grew into major spot on the map with the new housing and marina develpment.With it came a new boat ramp 2 lane,pontoon,all tide it is world class.The main sought after species are Snapper outside the bay and squid and garfish.The Jetty is great for Blue crabs,Tommies,Garfish and Snapper.
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Port Victoria is just a couple of hours drive from Adelaide and is one of the western York Peninsula towns that has really gone ahead in recent times.The town jetty is good for Squid,Snook ,gar and big Tommies at night.The boat ramp dual lane,all tide with boarding pontoon.Off sure the man target is Snapper,Big Whiting.Wardang Island protects the bay from strong off shore winds.Personally i have found this place the best for catching Squid anywhere off a jetty during winter.
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Marion Bay is 278km from Adelaide down the bottom of York Peninsula near the Innes National Park.There are few locations that can match it for its deep water offshore fishing.The long jetty is legendary for its massive squid and there are thousouds of Mullet caught along the beaches from Easter onwards.The boat ramp is single lane and not recommended at low tide.Even at high tide its risky.Especially with boats.
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Point Turton situated just a short drive from Warooka has become very popular in recent times with visiting anglers.The caravan park is most appealing to visitors for its close proximity to the jetty and boat ramp which is dual lane,all tide with boarding pontoon.Point Turton is renowned for its thumper King George whiting with Tommies and Garfish from the Jetty.Port Turton also has a charter service.


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Fishing spot and fishing report at Australia

Snapper – The Snapper season opened in most regions from midday 15th December but spatial closures will remain in spawning areas until 31st Jan. 2018.see www.pir.sa.gov.au/fishing for more information.
Snapper – Try the Goannas, Outer Harbor Channel edge, Grange tyre reef (off Glenelg), The Broadway, Seaford reef, Aldinga drops and Wirrina. (Just in time for a nice Christmas feed).
Blue Crabs – Please return all female crabs with eggs to the water. Reports are coming in from metro jetties, North Haven Drops, Semaphore Reef, Black pole area, Port Gawler and Northern beaches. Please ensure you refer to current boat and size regulations.
Yellowfin Whiting – Good sizes & numbers were report again this week at Somerton through to Marino, Tenison, St Kilda breakwater, Northern beaches Thompson’s Beach & Middle Beach shallows.
Salmon Trout – West Lakes (southern end), St Kilda & Outer Harbor breakwaters, North Haven, Port River, Snowden’s Beach, Barker Inlet, Port Noarlunga, Onkaparinga Mouth and O’Sullivan beach.
Mulloway – West lakes (southern end early morning) and Port River (upper reaches).
King George Whiting – Please ensure your size in legal (32cm). Try Wirrina grounds, Brighton, Hallett Cove, The Goannas, Port Gawler, Silt grounds, Black Pole grounds, Semaphore reef, Norma Wreck, West Lakes & St Kilda (about 2km out).
Garfish – Most metro jetties, West beach drops, North Haven grounds and northern drops including Goannas.
Snook – Glenelg, Brighton jetty, Somerton, Silt Grounds, Largs and Semaphore drops, St Kilda Channel end, North Arm, Wirrina and Hallett Cove.
Squid – North Haven, Port Gawler, The Black Pole, Marino rocks, Seacliff, Hallett Cove, Port Noarlunga, West Beach, Brighton & Glenelg jetties.
Bream – Onkaparinga River Mouth, Hindmarsh River, Normanville & Myponga River, St Kilda channel, West lakes, Port River, Pt Gawler, Outer Harbor Breakwater.


Country

Blue Crabs – Stansbury, Pt Vincent, Ardrossan, Wallaroo, Moonta Bay, Pt Hughes, Pt Victoria and most beaches in the northern raking areas. Over at the West Coast good reports are continuing from Cowell region.

Snapper –  Nene Valley (Sth East), Ardrossan, Victor Harbor, Cape Jervois, Edithburgh and mixed report from over the West Coast.

King George Whiting – Port MacDonnell Jetty, Carpenter Rocks, Cape Douglas, Beachport (South East), Port Victoria, Stansbury, Point Turton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Cape Elizabeth, Port Vincent, Farm Beach, Coffin Bay, Pt Neill, Arno Bay and Cowell.

Mulloway – Far West Coast, Ardrossan, Murray Mouth, Goolwa Beach (night), Salt Creek, Coorong channels and Gleeson’s Landing.

Garfish – Cape Douglas, Livingston’s (Sth East), Coffin Bay Jetty (late Afternoons), Port Broughton, Port Hughes, Point Turton, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, most Yorke Peninsula Jetties, The Bluff, Rapid Bay, Farm Beach, Port Lincoln (Most Bays), Port Neil and Arno Bay.

Shark – Gummy and School – Along the South East including Coorong, Piccinnini through to Brown Bay, Nene Valley, Glenelg River, Murray Mouth and far West Coast.

Yellowfin Whiting – Port Broughton, Port Vincent, Wallaroo, Moonta, Ardrossan and Black Point.

Salmon –  Waitpinga and Parsons Beaches, Morgan’s beach, Coorong channels, Salt Creek and Point Riley. (A few Salmon Trout around Coffin Bay also)

Tommies – Moonta Jetty, Marion Bay Jetty, Pt Turton, Tumby Bay Jetty, Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay.

Tuna – Port Lincoln bay regions, (Donnington to Fisheries Bay, McLaren’s Point and Taylor’s Island). There are reports of Tuna also from Rocky and Greenly islands although not big fish.

Bream – Glenelg River (Simpson’s Landing to the Bridge – Sth East)

Pipi – Season is open now at Goolwa see www.pir.sa.gov.au/fishing for more information.

Fresh water

Murray Cod – Season closure and Trolling ban started 1st August until 31st December.

Callop – Most river locations are reporting nice catches of callop

Shrimps are about right now as the river temperature rises. Hot spots this week Morgan, Walkers Flat and Blanchetown.

Redfin – Warren Reservoir. (A fishing permit is required.)

Carp – Big carp are biting throughout the river and backwaters. Carp is good smoked and also make great bait for crabs, salmon & snapper.


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Kmucutie International Co,.Ltd
Room 1205,zhongmei business building block A #28

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