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Saltwater shore bashing

The Christmas season is now upon us, many anglers will begin to pursue popular inshore species such as East Australian Salmon, Silver Trevally, Black Bream and Sand Flathead. Fishing from the shore has been one of my favourite methods of targeting specific species of fish for some time now and the very thought of discovering a new location is enough for me leave the boat at home. With Georges Bay and some North West hot spots being my favourite places to fish, many other destinations have either been discovered or successfully fished. Typical locations such as Red Rock on the North West coast has been producing many different species for a while now with the captures of good sized Silver Trevally, Gummy Sharks, Elephant Fish and Southern Garfish becoming more common. Some people worry and stress about not being able to access a kayak or boat in order to venture out onto the water but in reality, most anglers will have at least two great fishing spots that they can easily access from the shore.
When I began fishing from Red Rock on the North West coast with my good mate Jeremy Shaw, the possibility of encountering a Draughtboard Shark or Eagle Ray was enough to keep us coming back each weekend. Many days were spent fishing at Red Rock with colossal amounts of burley and junk food. Back then, captures of small East Australian Salmon and Sand Flathead were cherished and we never thought of leaving the rock for any reason other than the occasional trip out in the boat for a Mako Shark. During at least five years of fishing from Red Rock, we caught numerous and memorable fish including that of a rather large Seven Gilled Shark. It wasn’t until I began to seriously fish around the plentiful beaches and jetties of Georges Bay that I realized that fishing was the thing for me. Like the many hobbies that people enjoy, I got better at the sport and eventually became unstoppable. I believe that every angler needs to start off somewhere, land based fishing is a great way to begin the life long journey.Read more ...

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Leven River Report 6/11/2011

Trev and I had a couple of hours fishing the Leven River on Sunday after a tip off from a mate at work.
The first fish caught was on the first cast of the day and it just got better from there!.

We had several double hook-ups and were both using hard body lures in a short & sharp little session. We ended up catching 15 with hits and losses every 5 or 6 casts. As you have probably gathered by now, Trev and I love heading off to experience some of the many fantastic waterways this state offers and after fishing this place, we would rate it up there with the best of them. Another unexpected bonus that we came across was the sight of a freshwater lobster walking along the river bed.
We found most of the area (that we were fishing in at least) was shallow enough to wade and even though we only covered a very small part of this river on this trip, we are determined to change that next time.
I can’t emphasise enough what a great little river this is, as it seems to be teeming with trout.
All fish caught were browns.

Ps, I noticed in a recent report that President Jim Mckenna got a stirring about the state of his soft plastic bag.

Since I viewed many of our product, ( Tassie Tackle Yep Lures) in it, a couple of packets of our new product “Devils Tongue” are on their way to you Jimmy, please email me your postal address and let me know what you think when you give them a try  please mate.


Dale and Trev

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