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Posted 07 May 2003 - 12:59 PM

I caught my first squid last night. I purchased a cheapo $5 jig and headed down to Bobbin Head Wharf (here in sydney). On the 3rd "cast" I caught one! Used it as bait for jew and had some massive runs. So I tried to catch another. By now it was dark and there was very little light, still I could just see squid chasing the jig. One grabbed on, but the barbs failed to set. After that, there was no more interest. Oh well, next time, and there will be one! (tonight if i have the time!!)

Just a question... How do you "kill" a squid humainly before you pull the mantel out and head off?

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Posted 08 May 2003 - 11:19 AM

Hi Stewart,

I have been given the following advice from a friend in squid research:

"For
recreational fishers who want to minimise pain I'd recommend putting the
squid on ice or in a seawater-ice slurry asap - technically this is called
cold water anaesthesia and is supposed to 'dull' their nervous system,
before killing them."

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Glen :angry: :angry: :(
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 07:08 PM

A strike to the part between the head and the main body will also kill the squid very quickly, although i always just leave them on the jetty until they turn white!
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Posted 12 August 2003 - 04:50 PM

:angry:: :angry::

We used to catch heaps of squid down at Bobbin Head and Apple tree bay when we were kids. Lots of fun and good eating. Only ever little squid however.
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 12:53 PM

hi, after i visited squidfish's "Recommended Fishing Destinations" yesterday n headed to bobbin head last night, ready to catch some squid, but when i got there, a sign outside the entrance saids: "No entry sunset to sunrise, penalty applies".
wonder how ppl can get in there? and any one can tell me how's the fishing there? thx
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 05:01 PM

No access at night? :( that is bad news. People tell me about the fishing spots and I list them on the website but I had no idea there was no night time access. I can only guess they meant to fish the wharf during the day?....OR maybe they got permission to fish at night? Some places are OK for daytime squidding but morning and evening are the prime times.

Best of luck.
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 09:58 PM

the container wall in botany bay is a very popular spot but is closed to vehicles atabout dusk.its afair walk to the end.also high cliff at south coogee for huge calamari squid.
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Posted 16 March 2004 - 09:33 AM

No fishing at night?? Thats ridiculous :o , but stew said he was there and it was dark, so..........
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Posted 26 April 2004 - 09:45 PM

:ink Hi all . I put my boat in all the time at Bobbin Head.I know there is a sign regarding times you are supposed to be there, just ignore it unless you have some evil intent,because i can assure you they do have security guards patrole at times and they move groups of young ones on.but people with boats can fish for hairtail as i do at the colder times of the year,and leave their boat trailer there all night.It has never been a problem.
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Posted 09 May 2004 - 01:53 PM

i wondered about that sign before too... but of the many times i been squiding there no one has said anything. just park your car and get fishing!
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Posted 26 March 2005 - 01:19 PM

Hi glen,
i live near bobbin head in turramurra. I have never caught a squid and was wondering if there are anymore squid around there anymore. If there is is how big do u recomend the jib should be

cheers

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 06:21 PM

hey mate i live in cowan which is about a 15 minute drive from bobbin head and yes there is still plenty of squid down there. i havent being in about a month but last time i went caught about 3 squid so its still good.

Edited by squid_kid, 12 November 2006 - 06:22 PM.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 07:37 AM

Hi Fishos,

Do you fish for squid using lights from a boat?

Setting up a light off the boat into the water should attract small bait fish which should in turn attract squid.

Does anybody do this with any success.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

Is there any sign of squid still at bobin head wharf ?
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:44 PM

Pulled one out a couple days ago at Apple Tree Bay after an hour of stuffing around or so. First time ever squidding so i was probably doing something wrong. Last night went there with a couple mates for a few hours and we didn't pull out a single one. Another fella that popped down got a decent squid. Haven't tried Bobbin Head side yet.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:32 PM

been down to ATB a few times more over the past week, and although i can see them floating around, they just dont want to play. A few more fellas that have apparently been squidding ATB/Bobbin Head for years are saying that there really are sweet stuff all around anymore. Water quality is severely poor compared to what it once was.

 

I went over to the Wharf at Bobbin Head, and i honestly cant see where it would be suitable to pull in squid? No weed beds or structure from what i can see.


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 08:56 PM

Been squidding down at apple tree bay since my last post pretty frequently, and can tell you there are definately squid there! Not big and very inconsistent nights, but when its on, its on. Can consistently pull in atleast one squid every night there, but have managed days where I'm pulling in 6 or 9 in pretty short times. Turns out my squidding technique was just ######.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:48 AM

good stuff ! :thumbsup2:  should only get easier if you have worked out ur technique


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

Yeah, will admit, im having more luck wherever i go with a really really slow reel-in then some quick jabs on the rod. Very very limited luck using the "proper" jap technique. Maybe im just not feeling them?


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