Burley & Trumpeter

Hi All,

I have been doing a bit of reading through old posts about fishing the southern flats and other areas in the sound. There seem to be a fair few comments saying if you are fishing shallow weed/sand areas and trumpeter are a problem, then use burley to get rid of them??

Is this correct or am I reading it wrong? Also does the same apply for butterfish?

Also any comments regarding the use of chook pellets to attract KGs? This also seemed to pop up a bit.


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Id say not to use berley if

Thu, 2020-04-16 18:29

Id say not to use berley if trumpeters are a problem. Spread your casts around and move on after 30mins or more of if your not catching Kgs. If they are there you will find out pretty quick. Chook pellets are good


Big Rigs Downunder


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As above burley will

Fri, 2020-04-17 09:44

As above burley will concentrate the trumps and butterfish. I'd avoid it altogether if chasing kgs, just keep moving around until you find them

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Blowies are worse than

Fri, 2020-04-17 09:45

Blowies are worse than trumpeters on the flats. I would not use any berley at all. Like Jim said just keep moving around. Weed/sand hole areas seem to produce better for K.G's.

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 Trumpeters are a big problem

Sat, 2020-04-18 09:40

 Trumpeters are a big problem but over winter not so much. When using chook pellets you will find the KG's love them, open them up and check inside. That said they fill them up quick so use sparingly.


Tom M