St Helens Christmas 2011

On a trip to St Helens over the Christmas, had the usual home cooked Christmas dinner and Boxing day holiday. I wasn't to know these were going to be the best days for fishing while we were there. On Monday night went to set my craypot but got beaten by a strong south easterly wind, so the cray got to live another day.

St Helens Report 31/12/2011

Just got back from St.Helens, spent a couple of days fishing in Georges Bay and Grants Lagoon with Bailey, my brother Paul and his son Nathan.  We caught a few salmon and a couple of grass whiting over some sand flats and Nathan lost a really big bream right at the boat.  In Grants lagoon we caught some big trevally, bream and flathead, also got around 10 dozen prawns from here on Tuesday night.  We also got a pic of a nice Thresher shark caught up the coast from shore (pics may not be very clear as they were taken from a mobile).

 

Upper Scamander River and Georges Bay at St.Helens Report

I have been working down at St.Helens last week, so Bailey caught the bus down on Friday to have a fish with me on the weekend.

Georges Bay, Grants Lagoon and Scamander River 14 September

We arrived at St Helens caravan park on Wednesday at 11am and was on Georges bay at noon. The wind was blowing 20 knot north westerlies with stronger gusts coming through so we launched the boat at Akaroa. We fished wherever we could get out of the wind, casting 1/8 jigheads with a wide range of soft plastics.

St Helens Saturday 16th July 2011

Mike Stevens rang last night and invited me to join him for a trip down to St Helens today, "plenty of big Australian Salmon about, we should have a bit of fun" ......were his words. That was an understatement.

St Helens June 12th 2011

Patrick, Stu and I went to St Helens on Sunday.  Monday we fished near St Helens Island for 12 flathead and 7 Morwong.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we fished the Bay for Garfish and Blackback - catching 78 Garfish - biggest 55cms.  Blackback all around the 3 - 4 lb.  Barway black with all the Salmon.  Weather perfect.
Cheers Jamie - Morehouse Fishing Charters

West Arm Tamar Report

Jim McKenna, myself and two of our children (Stacey and Jacob) went down to West Arm on the Tamar last night (12th) to see if we could get onto a couple of flounder. Water is still very murky and we managed only two. The going was pretty hard, and that's all we did over the long weekend "fishing wise".
regards, Todd Lambert.

Georges Bay June 13 2001

Hi all. We took Bailey and Nathan for a fish in Georges Bay this afternoon (June 13th) using soft plastics. Fished up near the oyster racks and got onto some nice mullet, cocky salmon and blackback salmon, lost a big trevally right at the boat, hooks pulling free.

Georges Bay

Fished Georges Bay last Saturday and had a couple of hours catching garfish,mullet,cocky salmon and leatherjackets,it didn’t take long for the berley to start working,we caught around 30 fish,fished the incoming tide near the oyster leases,my brother Paul and his mate went out passed the barway to the sunken boat and flicked softies around and caught some good blackback.
CHEERS PHIL ZANETTO

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Report on fishing at St.Helens over Easter 2011

Fished Sunday afternoon with Glen Round in Georges Bay and had a ball catching cocky salmon and some mackeral on soft plastics. The fish were feeding on white bait, caught most in bay near the scout hall. My brother Steve caught a couple of trevally behind oyster leases also on softies. Today fished with Glen, Steve & Bailey and headed out around 9.30am and fished till around 1.30pm. We fished south of St.Helens Island and down to Pulfers reef and caught a few striped tuna in 50 mts of water,they certainly were in close. We also got onto some nice flathead, gummy shark, morwong, barber perch, wrasse and gurnard We lost a good striped trumpeter which was disappointing. A couple other mates fished on the shelf and caught some albacore, gemfish and blueye trevalla,albies only small. The water temp on the shelf is only a bit over 16 degrees. It certainly has dropped. We hope everyone had a good Easter.

Report from St Helens

After a week of stormy weather, big swells, and floods, the weekend's task of finding fish was always going to be hard work. We were greeted by water looking more like pea soup than bluewater open ocean. The stained water extended out to 3 mile. Large masses of uprooted floating seaweed inshore made lure trolling very frustrating, the only answer was to head wide. Large striped tuna were very plentiful, but the albacore a bit slower due to conditions on the day. A decision was made to put in a solid cubing and jigging session which produced in excess of 35 yellowtail kingfish, some of which were released. Water temperature reached 18 degrees celcius, very healthy, so with hopefully a little less rainfall this week, we can look forward to cleaner ocean surface and some good fishing.
Rocky Carosi.

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