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#1 yevrah

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Posted 13 May 2003 - 01:00 PM

Some large squid are coming into balmoral during high tide.
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Posted 13 May 2003 - 05:30 PM

That's interesting... where is the best place do you think? Can you get to them from the land ? Perhaps the pier or the "island " that splits up the beach? Any other tips?

Thanks...
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#3 yevrah

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Posted 13 May 2003 - 06:02 PM

Hey buddy,

I was on the peir - at high tide when the water is almost perfectly clear you can see them prowling around. Work the whole length of the pier and you should be fine.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 02:23 AM

yeah i was down there getting some yakka and saw a few. threw out a whole pillchard and had a few following the bait.
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 08:06 AM

thanks for the report hot potato! :o
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#6 TurboLobster

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:57 PM

Popped down to Balmoral Wharf to throw a squid jig about under the light,
was quiet, very quiet, :( a few small fish breaking the surface everynow and then.

water was murky, was low tide, about 10pm on Tuesday, probably not ideal conditions. stars were out and was a clear night, no wind.

just flicked a small pink jig about with a blue glowstick in front.
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#7 cyberfish

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 02:59 AM

They definately seem to like clear water and high/rising tide. Makes sense as they are sight hunters and go after the small fish that are active on a rising tide.
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#8 squid hunter 181

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:56 PM

I've been down at balmoral a few nights over the past week or so and the guys squidding there were not having any sucess.

They were saying, and I agree, that it has been squidded so heavily that the numbers have declined there recently....compared to a couple of years ago anyway.

What are your thoughts, has anyone had much sucess there lately?

Cheers
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#9 kingyfisher

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:31 AM

Those waters have just been raped,everything is gone,it's mostly boaters with no brains to try other areas,such a shame ! :P
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 05:54 AM

Some large squid are coming into balmoral during high tide.


Looks like the time is again here!
Had some bother at work with one of the 'suits' looking to weasel his way out of taking responsibilty for HIS inaction by blaming others.... so I went for a quick squid flick,always a GREAT way to chill out & reeelax ;)
Got to Balmoral Baths,no result at first,so I was a bit careless and not expecting much. Using my latest fav jig 'the Tiger',which has been in my collection for a couple of yrs with only the occaisional outing with pretty mixed results.
It has really come into it's own the last few weeks on the really large squid(+1kg),anyway I had my reel drag set to allow a bit of pull to take line as I was using a stiffer rod with the 'Tiger' jig. In shallow water prospecting for some smaller baitsize squid near the sharknet,out pops a massive 2kg+ specimen and nails the jig and straight away runs back inside the net. I was a bit slow thumbing the spool and it got thru, entangling the jig and getting off the points when the slack line allowed it off,but my jig was firmly stuck,and I can't find another one :o
Put on a 'Pilchard' jig and scored one about 1.5kg ,then on the next cast I snagged that too.....and I havn't lost a jig in the last 2 dozen trips.
Oh well ,I had a great time anyway and forgot all about work and slept like a baby, any time I catch a suid or two especially a big one I'm HAPPY :P
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:00 AM

hi kingy, bad luck about losing those jigs! sounds like you had a pretty hot squidding session. thanks for the report.

cheers, glen
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#12 kingyfisher

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:40 AM

Any excuse,went to Fish Outta WWater spent $100 on jigs!
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:27 PM

Checked Balmoral baths out on 21st May.Water v clear lots of fish on the chew ,got a 30cm bream(porgy),and 42cm Trevally (jack). Just before a cold front came through the fish & squid were very hungry.Even had a good size S.Calamari chase a bread bait soaked with tuna oil,but he had gone by the time I put out a real jig !
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 08:58 PM

Hey fellas has any one been squidding Balmoral baths lately? I have never had any luck there in the past :)
Any update for the area would be great.
Cheers
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#15 mr_liaison

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 07:11 AM

c'mon guys any latest reports on the baths pleeeeaaaaase
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 06:36 PM

hey everyone. i fish at balmoral jetty and i fear its being overfished. i have never caught a squid. i have seen the odd one caught at balmoral, i have just bought a yo zuri, but havent had any luck, any shore spots?, advice on techniques? need help
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#17 Go SLow

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:31 PM

G'day mate
I take it u live around sydney, so dont just try the one spot move around get out there and look for your own spots. There is heaps of spots in and around sydney that you can try look for weed/kelp and reef , try and focus your efforts around the low light periods and tide changes. Have a selection of quality jigs the cheapies just dont cut it and if your getting caught on the weed and kelp dont stress your getting in the zone and dont jig too quick. CHeers
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#18 glen

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:57 PM

Hey Go Slow! Welcome to squid fish!! Happy squidding, Cheers, Glen :zorro:
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