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#1 archilles

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:48 AM

Hey all ,

I'm new to squidfish.net and boy is it a great site! Last week i tried Clifton gardens with my new jigs, caught nothing first time and 2 the second time ( after 3 hours)

Problem is i live in the Sutherland Shire and it takes me over an hour to get to Clifton gardens .

Could anyone recommend and good landbased spots on this side of the bridge i.e. not on the north ? I'm so keen i even purchased egimax hehe

I'd love a spot or spots that holds quite afew squid because i'm still an amateur and don't really know what i'm doing , so i need all the help i can get.

Because i'm landbased wharfs would be ideal - has anyone tried rosebay, watsons bay ?

I'm happy to fish nights and even very early mornings too B) Any help would be greatly appreciated !

Edited by archilles, 26 February 2009 - 08:50 AM.

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#2 archilles

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:26 AM

I wish someone would help me out, i've had my post on here for 1 week and everyone from fishraider told me i'd get help on this website...

i'm very inexperienced and all i need is hand.. any help would be greatly appreciated ;)
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#3 egi zed

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:34 AM

The site is a bit slow and very international, so there is no gaurantee that someone from that area will see. But if they do, you should be able to get some very good information. Good luck.
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:11 PM

Hi Achilles,

There is a heap of info on the site already regarding techniques etc. If you fish with quality jigs, try a variety of retrieves (fast, slow, deep, shallow) and fish at peak times (early morning, late evening, and at night) around weed beds or rocks you are in with a great chance. If you find any piers, jetties or wharves with ink on them, then you can sure people have caught squid there.

I think that Ben (on this site) does very well at Bare Island.

I just googled a map of Sutherland Shire and it looks like there are a LOT of spots to try around Botany Bay. Why not try a couple of different spots each night until you start catching?
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 04:36 PM

Bare Is & the Lillie Pillie Baths in Pt. Hacking are both good.
If you can catch squid in heavily fished areas like Clifton Gdns you must be doing something right!
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:18 AM

Thanks kingyfisher! i'm thinking bare island too - do you think the bridge would be any good ?
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:18 AM

Thanks kingyfisher! i'm thinking bare island too - do you think the bridge would be any good ?



bridge is a heavily fished area and you might get a few very small squids (100-200gm) if you have the persistence. there isnt much there recently and i wont suggest you to go there if you want to have a productive session.
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#8 archilles

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:25 AM

so where should i go fellas ? :)
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:08 AM

give kurnell a go, i heard there is squid there, i went there with my family on the weekend for a picnic, it looks like squid territory, has anyone fished for squid there before?
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 10:11 AM

I always try and avoid windy places if LB , the squid seem to be more active in the lee shore.
Water clarity is also important as squid hunt by sight.
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 01:55 PM

La Perouse...

Was there last week. Chilly and windy... Yet someone pull up a 3kg squid... And then another... smaller one.
Dun juz wait under the bridge for them to come, have to cast...

If interested, pm me.


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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:43 PM

hey Archilles,
How r u good i hope try rosebay wharf at the boat ramp at nite for some squid,have caught plenty there

cheers john

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#13 kingyfisher

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 03:28 AM

Right now is not a good time to squid
The water temp has droped to 17 C
There are still Cuttlefish about
But I would wait till springtime when the water gets to 20 C everything hots up!
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:04 AM

Despite the wind last friday i caught a good size squid within the first five minutes of fishing the bridge at bare island. But that is all i caught, it always seems to be the way - lets face it the place gets hammered! :P
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 12:21 AM

Despite the wind last friday i caught a good size squid within the first five minutes of fishing the bridge at bare island. But that is all i caught, it always seems to be the way - lets face it the place gets hammered! :P


too true mate. there seem to be a 1 squid per day curse there :(
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 01:56 PM

Have any of you fellow squid fishers tried scenting your jigs in mashed pillies and tuna oil mix, I have not done this to date but if it breaks the dreaded one squid per session curse i'll try it! :P
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:05 PM

Have any of you fellow squid fishers tried scenting your jigs in mashed pillies and tuna oil mix, I have not done this to date but if it breaks the dreaded one squid per session curse i'll try it! :(


never tried that, but i do use some sprays/gulp juice/s-factor sometimes. there just aint many squids there nowadays. a few years back we can catch a few per session quite easily, but not anymore. i typically see 1 squid between 5 squidders in a 2-3hr afternoon session. cheap jigs dont stand a chance, these squids had seen it all :P and there is always the issue of landing the squid from the bridge if you happen to hook a decent one, anything over a kilo will be difficult to land by yourself...
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:26 PM

Give Bundeena a go plenty of squid there
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 02:21 AM

thnx buddy will try that place next


cheers john
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 05:22 PM

hi kingy i have caught plenty of squid when the water is cold at 15 to 17 degrees in the harbour.up to ten a session easy on most trips in winter.squid are easy all year.except when the weather is bad
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