Tye Porter

Tye Porter

Jewfish catches jump as sharks split

jewfish

FISHING along the Clarence Coast of northern NSW during July saw anglers reap the rewards of braving the cold chilly nights, with good catches of jewfish, tailor and bream taken from the river, beaches and headlands. Inside the Clarence River, bream are spread far and wide, with Grafton angler Toby Scullen landing nice fish to 980g in Carrs Creek using …

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Land-based game fishing gurus visit Iluka

land-based game fishing iluka tuna

AS I predicted last month, April saw longtail tuna, jewfish and tailor dominate catches along the Iluka/Yamba breakwalls and most of the headlands here on the mighty Clarence Coast of Northern NSW. Catches of spanish mackerel from the walls have come to a grinding halt, however given the large numbers of tuna about, they would have to be quicker than …

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Jewfish and tailor arrive on Clarence Coast

jewfish and tailor iluka

JEWFISH and tailor dominated catches during June here in the Clarence Valley, which is to be expected. I’ve been writing about it for 27 years now and it was happening long before Captain Cook touched down, so it amazes me the number of people still surprised by the yearly event that happens right along the coastline. Winter equals a lot …

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Land-based longtail tuna on Iluka breakwall

land-based longtail tuna iluka breakwall

THE land-based longtail tuna and mackerel season came to a grinding halt mid-May after a couple of days of howling westerly wind followed by large 3-4m swells that lasted for several days. Sure, you may still be in with a chance of a land-based longtail tuna off the walls and headlands during June, however I would take a good supply …

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Awesome Land-Based Pelagic Action

At the time of writing only a couple of longtail tuna have been hooked and every fish to date has been taken by bloody big sharks. Ashby angler Ted McLean hooked a big longtail well over 20kg on a live gar only to be left with the head after just one bite. Naturally, with the number of big pelagics patrolling …

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How not to get knotted when using worms

WITHOUT doubt the best baits for school jew are either live or preserved beach worms or live bloodworms. While some anglers simply put a bunch of worms on the shank of the hook, I much prefer to present my bait so it passes over the eye of the hook and up my line about 3-4cm. I bait worms this way …

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How to rig squid strips

MOST anglers I have met over the years know that whole squid is a great bait for mulloway, however very few realise that you will catch just as many (sometimes more) fish by stripping large torpedo squid. The beauty of using strips is that you will catch mulloway from 2-42kg using this method, whereas if you rig squid whole and …

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