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Hooked on Fishing



First light spring Snappers will continue to be worth targeting this month.

As we head into November, we are feeling the warm Spring weather with a hint of rain and hopefully this continues to shape the Summer fishing season nicely.

Plenty of action on the water with the first proper run of Prawns for the season out of the way.

We have Flathead on the chew around the shallow edges throwing soft vibes/plastics, hard bodied or even a slow rolled pilly has been successful around the shallows.

Jewies are turning it on around the structure and Kingfish have been encountered inside as well along the break walls, inside the bay, and in around the Swansea Channel/drop over areas. Live Squid or Cuttlefish have been finding the bites.


Snapper are still being encountered in good numbers around the reefs this time of year. With the water clearing up at times it pays to fish light and first or last light. If you’re typically fishing plastics as a preference it does pay to float a few baits around as well.

The fishing out wide along the shelf is starting to shape up nicely, at this time of year it’s hard to know what to expect as the current hasn’t really kicked in but looking at the charts anything could happen overnight. We have been seeing good numbers of Striped Marlin from Coffs down to Port Mac and the odd fish popping up along the coast down to Sydney.

Kings and Bar Cod have been active around Allmark Mountain as well.


With the recent freedoms I can’t think of a better way to spend a Spring sunrise or sunset then kicked back on one of our local beaches soaking a few baits and enjoying a brew or two.

What to expect along the beaches?

We will have Bream and Flathead in the gutters and Tailor and Salmon will be travelling through.

Big beach Jewies will be on the cards from this month. If this is something you’re keen to try, then fresh or live baits are the key to success.


Fish for days in the local Dams. It’s time to bust out the surface lures and let the fun begin.

Both Lake St Claire and Glenbawn have been fishing consistently well and will continue as we head into the summer months.

Keep floatin’ – Thrifty’s

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