area for mulloway in the swan river...

hey..to all the fishermen out there who r targeting mulloway's...can u help me of telling me which spots r good in the swan river...thanks


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Try!

Wed, 2007-06-20 15:54

The Causeway & Narrows for L/B and Mossy bay for boat fishing!

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where for fishing mullaways??

Wed, 2007-06-20 16:08

hey...guys...can u guys recomend me to some mullaways spots from land???

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ive caught two in clarmont

Wed, 2007-06-20 16:42

ive caught two in clarmont theres a road called jetty rd runs off victoria stwhich is off stirling highway i will check on street names later there is a jetty at the end of jetty rd (suprise) good there at night get some great flat heads there two CHEERS SHAG

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Under canning bridge

Wed, 2007-06-20 16:48

If you stand on the bridge at night you may see them in the lights that are on top of the bridge,I have seen afew swiming around there
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Narrows and the jetty out

Wed, 2007-06-20 16:59

Narrows and the jetty out the front of the old swan brewery has produced the most for me. Some bluddy good gutters out the front of that place. LIVE BAITS are the go in both these spots and let the buggers run and swallow the bait all the way before striking at them, theres no were for them to go so let em have it as much as they want then dont forget to............Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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thanks

Wed, 2007-06-20 17:20

thanks guys ...ur help is very much appreciated...i think ill be at the spots trying out on saturday....nic

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Around high tide is good

Wed, 2007-06-20 17:25

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how bout in the evening????

Wed, 2007-06-20 17:29

how bout in the evening????

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Thats the best

Wed, 2007-06-20 17:30

Thats the best time.........buy yourself a almanac book it helps alot.

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mmhhhh!

Wed, 2007-06-20 17:32

Fish2live, my post/answer to you had the L/B (landbase spots) mentioned ie Narrows and the Causeway....more mulloway have come from these 2 spots than any....JMO ;)

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ok

Wed, 2007-06-20 17:43

ok ill try it there saturday evening....anyone wanna join...pm me...

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ok

Wed, 2007-06-20 17:51

what rod do u guys use for mulla???and how many kilo of line????

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hey...guys...

Wed, 2007-06-20 17:55

does anyone knoe is there mullas at the fremantle harbour

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ASI Groyne

Wed, 2007-06-20 18:02

There have been some mullas swimming the surface along the ASI groyne and also around the Navy ships at Hendersen. Could be worth a shot as a LB spot.

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hey...guys...

Wed, 2007-06-20 18:09

thanks

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Yes!

Wed, 2007-06-20 18:12

Yes mulla do frequent the Harbour but you have to put in the hours....too many IMO stick with the Swan I reckon!

Rod can be 8-10ft & 10-15kg line class....everyone has different preferences!

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what?

Wed, 2007-06-20 18:22

wats IMO????and can i use a 15 feet rod and a 9kilo line???

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IMO means "In My Opinion"

Wed, 2007-06-20 18:34

IMO means "In My Opinion" and yes you can!

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mulloway

Wed, 2007-06-20 18:34

hey fish mulloway have been my target fish for about 10years pm me i have plenty of info for you ( hope you got lots of time up your sleve )

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wat rigged should i use?????

Wed, 2007-06-20 19:16

wat rigged should i use?????

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i was going to try for mulla

Wed, 2007-06-20 19:41

i was going to try for mulla up at mindarie marina point on saturday evening is that a good choice?

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I've landed a soapie at Shelley bridge at night!!

Wed, 2007-06-20 20:36

I landed a small baby at Shelley Bridge but I saw him splashing ontop of the surface which he was smashing Hardyheads so I through a live Yellowtail Grunter and he smashed it, so I can say you can always try your luck up this way but I would probably suggest an go with the PRO'S and head towards Canning or Narrows Bridge!

-I can say gear wise:
-6-8ft rod
-8 to 15kg line (preferred monofilament)
-40 pound leader (Berkely Vanish) its hard to see in the water
-Live Bait: Tailor(25cm), Hardyheads, Mullet, Yellowtail Grunter, Trumpeter, Herring, Yellowtail and Sand Whiting
-Dead Bait: Scaly Mackerel, Mulies, Strip baits (Tailor Fillets if the Tailor is to big), Mullet Fillets.
-Live Bait Rigs: Paternoster Rig I suggest when you tie your star sinker on the bottom add a lighter class line to attach the sink so if you do get snagged you can lose the sinker and gain the big fish! Attaching the live bait I got taught by the FISHING WA guys by threading the hook through the mouth and coming through the nose so its swimming.
-Dead Bait Rigs: Have a two #6 mustad hoodlum hooks snelled together and having a small #4 ball or bean running straight to the hooks then stop it with a crimp above the ball sinker so it stops line twists and tangles.
- Take a landing net with you or a gaff to land your fish if your fishing from a jetty.
- And now your away to hit the Swan or Canning River and soaking a bait and sit back with a nice brew in the right hand and wait with anticipation.
-Oh yeah don't forget to take a small portable radio cause sometimes it gets a bit lonely...

Cheers..
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thanks mate....appreciate it

Wed, 2007-06-20 21:14

thanks mate....appreciate it

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No worries Fish2live!!

Wed, 2007-06-20 21:18

Just hope you will land one of these magnificent species! All the best mate and if you do jag one can you take a photo place it on the site? It will be awesome to see the fish.

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ok....wish u luk in ur

Wed, 2007-06-20 22:08

ok....wish u luk in ur fishing too..hope i can nail 1......thanks a lot 4 ur info

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Jangles i wouldnt be using a

Thu, 2007-06-21 05:57

Jangles i wouldnt be using a live tailor unless its 30cm otherwise you would be breaking the law.

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Thats correct Rob C!!

Thu, 2007-06-21 07:44

I was still stuck at the old Tailor size... whoops!! Thanks for correcting me Rob!

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thanks ....guys...if i got

Thu, 2007-06-21 15:26

thanks ....guys...if i got one even as small as an ant ill tell u guys

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and guys....should i let the

Thu, 2007-06-21 15:29

and guys....should i let the bait sink on the bottom or in mid water.....im a bit confuse...

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It never hurts to try!!

Thu, 2007-06-21 15:39

Sometimes the fish may be activly feeding an most times they will be looking head down and forenging for food but with most baitfish they swim mid-water so of-course the Mulloway will be swimming freely inbetween the lines of baitfish. So it does'nt hurts to maybe set out two rods! Aslong as you still obey the law... So good luck mate! Oooh yeah maybe take a mate along with you as he can do the dirty work and land the fish for you!!!

Cheers..
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thanks mate.....good

Thu, 2007-06-21 15:46

thanks mate.....good idea...but im not sure how to let the bait stay in mid water.because when i cast it will sink....thanks.....nic

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Nic, you know with Paternoster Rigs!

Thu, 2007-06-21 16:17

Aslong as your bait is above the sinker the bait will sit mid water then right along the bottom. If you think about it Mulloway will come off the bottom if they are actively feeding and go mid water to feed, but also they most likely to sit on the bottom. You don't want to add any type of floating implement above your bait due to the Mulloway will shy away.

Cheers..
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thanks mate...have u caught

Thu, 2007-06-21 17:11

thanks mate...have u caught any mulla's yet...thanks for the tips jangles..........and are u only 17...wt school do u go to....im in willetton senior high...hope we can meet each other 1 day..

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hey...how come so mant of u

Thu, 2007-06-21 20:04

hey...how come so mant of u read and not even write a thing lol....if ur willing to share some info pls do

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Thu, 2007-06-21 20:08

I think people have given you a lot of info to work with fish2live, now its really up to you to go out there and increase your own knowledge by giving it a shot. Best of luck, let us know how you go. :)

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thanks mate....im going

Thu, 2007-06-21 20:15

thanks mate....im going there on saturday care to join.....at narrows...evening

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I will join you down there

Thu, 2007-06-21 20:37

I will join you down there saturday night now that the comp is not on CHEERS SHAG

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i cant go at night.....if i

Thu, 2007-06-21 21:50

i cant go at night.....if i can meet u there or sumthing ....can pm me some of ur personal info ..so my mum would let me join u...do u have a boat??

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Can she pack lunch for

Thu, 2007-06-21 22:21

Can she pack lunch for two

Only joking

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maybe she could make us a

Fri, 2007-06-22 15:20

maybe she could make us a couple of sandwiches.......haha

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Gday Fish2Live!!

Fri, 2007-06-22 15:48

Yeah I go to Wesley College.. I play football so I got a scholarship to go there for Footy so I went with it! And yes mate, I'm 17 and have only landed 3 Mulloway in the period of my time in fishing. I have no hesitation to say that the Mulloway will actually take the bait! I think Adam basically got the last nail in the coffin, all you need to do is just try and try. Thats the only way we can succeed in life... So mate I would love to join you.. but I got a Footy game on Saturday Night so sorry that I can't make it.

Cheers..
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sure....thats alot of

Fri, 2007-06-22 15:56

sure....thats alot of mulla's for a 17 yrs old guys....gud luk mate....r the mulla's big??????

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Only 1 reached legal size!

Fri, 2007-06-22 16:00

The other 2 were soapies as they were very small which were taken on small river prawns, so never intended for them but the bigger one that scraped over the size limit. But cheers mate, just wait till that rod buckles over your definetly on!

Cheers..
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wats the legal size and bag

Fri, 2007-06-22 16:03

wats the legal size and bag limit????sry for aking...this is my first time targeting them..

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Use

Fri, 2007-06-22 16:29

the internet, it's a marvelous thing mate. log onto the fisheries website and before you ask, do a search thru google or yahoo or somethin and then click on the W.A. Fisheries website and try and find bag limits and minimum and max sizes etc. A challenge for ya. Go for it!! MAXY

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Mulloway has to be

Fri, 2007-06-22 16:33

Mulloway has to be over 50cm, But i like to let them swin free
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Dont taste to good out of

Fri, 2007-06-22 16:38

Dont taste to good out of the old river anyway.......put them back mate its better for all. Not without a couple of quick photos though!lol.

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good suggestion....but i

Fri, 2007-06-22 17:37

good suggestion....but i think i wanna try the taste of it....haha lol....sry....

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is tommorrow a good day to

Fri, 2007-06-22 22:28

is tommorrow a good day to hit the narrows .....since its raining so heavily....and which side should i fish??????left or right???do the mullas come to the shallow area of the bridge???

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Info!

Sat, 2007-06-23 08:44

Have to agree with Adam Fish2live,proudly I'm a very knowledgable angler with heaps of experience BUT I did all the hard yards myself. I never ever went onto websites to get info I just went fishing all the time.

Dont get me wrong,the fishing websites are a great source and a good avenue to learn but members can only help out so much IMO.....nothing like getting out there fishing and absorbing info. Tackle store's talk this stuff all day and perhaps that is another avenue also, on the way to fishing that is :)

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Well

Sat, 2007-06-23 09:29

said Ryan without crackin' MAXY

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Dont taste to good out of

Sat, 2007-06-23 10:37

Dont taste to good out of the old river anyway.......put them back mate its better for all. Not without a couple of quick photos though!lol.

In the deeper parts spess, i would definitely have to say neck it . these things don't survive well from depth, if you target these fish in the deeper parts and are catch & releasing for a bit of fun,In my opinion you are doing more damage then what most think,We have tagged about 15 of these fish, with at least 5 found washed up on the shore by people walking their dogs not to mention the ones that died on the bottom. Other reports from someone who works in the tackle industry said on a busy night in the so called place. ( most should know) said a diver surfaced to tell them there was five dead on the bottom around the flotilla of boats fishing for them.This is after they used a release weight and very good fish handling techniques.

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Are you talking deep water

Sat, 2007-06-23 10:49

Are you talking deep water river fishing Wally or deep water in general?. These guys are talking river fishing and I didnt think that the river got to depths that would worry a mullaway being brought up then realesed. Ive never seen any spot in the river deeper than 20m myself. Im interested to no what the deepest part of the river drops to if anyone no,s.

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whats the depth at blackwall

Sat, 2007-06-23 10:57

whats the depth at blackwall reach CHEERS SHAG

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Deepest part of the river is

Sat, 2007-06-23 11:17

Deepest part of the river is mossies, and thats near on 20m,Tapout this is the area i am talking about.

Its just my thoughts on it, we tried different techniques, heavy line bought up fast, light line bought up slow, you name it we did it

I would even go has far as they are worse then Jewies when suffering from baratrauma, Baldies would have to my pick only because they chomp on their on guts but Mullas are a close second. They fight hard initially and get spent really quick. the lactic acid builds up, then they suffer big time when the are bought up from depth. Someone said to me maybe the oxygen levels down deep in the swan could be low.All I know is they have a hard time when you let them go.Hence why i and others don't fish there anymore because it isn't doing them any good. When we first fish here 20 years ago you would hardly see another boat, now, gee you could get 20 boats out there now

interesting stuff out from Kalbarri, Jamie Waite tags shedloads of mullas and has some very high recapture rates, this is all from the surf/ shore, oxygen would be at optimum there methinks

Who knows, but to have a spawning population of Mullas in the river, maybe we should be thinking of better management plans for these easy accessible fish

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Interesting. Ive also caught

Sat, 2007-06-23 13:00

Interesting. Ive also caught heaps of Mullaway from shore in Kalbarri and I do agree that they wear out very quickly. But never had a problem with releasing them. They always appeared to swim of strongly. Ive also caught Mullaway out at the containers behind Rotto in 110m and they were not released but they appeared to be able to be released. For example there eyes were no bloated or foggy and they were still kicking strong.So thats why I didnt think 20m of water in the river was anything that would worry them is all.

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Yes!

Sat, 2007-06-23 15:19

Yes the mulla dont like Mossys or the Sounds depth at all, I used to fish alot for mulla and released them with various techniques, the results weren't the best IMO. So that's why I dont target them as much and the ones I get often are kept!

Fish2live, Narrows is good all year around, more so from Sept onwards and yes they cruise the shore line, especially when they're chasin bait!

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i came back empty

Sat, 2007-06-23 18:08

i came back empty handed....haha.....loosing lots of hooks and lures stuck on the rocks

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lol

Mon, 2007-06-25 16:36

your going to be donating a few rigs befor you finaly get a mully
unless your one of the lucky ones who picks one up fist time out it took me three years to get my first one was around 15gk from thte harber but that was 10 years ago fish more narrows and just west of there still get them aroud the 10 to 15kg mark have seen one landed by a young bloke at the narrows that pulled close 70pound and the next day he backed his car down the bank into the rive hope the filets were taisty

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Well "wally" we are talking

Tue, 2007-06-26 06:41

Well "wally" we are talking about the narrows for mulloway......if i was talking about the moosy area maybe my comments would be different!

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!