woodman point l/b fishing

hey people...i was fishing at woodman point today...was using mulie....miss a stingray of about 10kg as i could already see it on the surface...but did'nt have enough time to get the net....my dad could not make it to the car to get the net.....than about an hour later...another big hit...calling it to be a shark...as it snapped my line right away.....and about 2hrs later the biggest hit i ever had.....tookmy bait and ran about 70m and then i got the hook up...than it pulled about 200m of my banax reel.....on tight drag...calling it to be a very big mulloway .......and it went on and on...after about 40mins of pulling and running....about 40 m away from me...it snapped my 30lb line....and damn i was pissed..


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Unlucky, what lb leader were

Thu, 2007-11-29 22:46

Unlucky, what lb leader were you using?

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i fish there a lot and have

Fri, 2007-11-30 06:34

i fish there a lot and have been snapped of very reqular using 40lb mono with a 80lb leader. there tends to be a lot of sharks there at night usally the biggest runs i find are them.  but i have known the seal to pick ur bait up and run lol people get excited with that one hahahaha. but what ever it was it is good fun down there hey i might give it a go soon. well done on a exciting night. when im down there i tend to use live slimmy mackeral they are easy to catch and i have a lot of luck on them just a thought mate

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i was using 30lb mono and

Fri, 2007-11-30 07:04

i was using 30lb mono and also the same as leader....it was fricken huge...i reckon

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Sounds like a great night

Fri, 2007-11-30 07:26

Sounds like a great night buddy. Better than North Mole where there were only a few herring about. I popped into Woodman Point for a look yesterday arvo and saw some youngsters catch a nice squid. Looks like a good spot.
Do many people fish that point to the west of the groyne. That looks pretty fishy. Tight lines, Colin Hay

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yeah heaps....herring...my

Fri, 2007-11-30 13:02

yeah heaps....herring...my dad landed 2 pikes there with lure yesterday...haerring and other fishes about to....going again today...anyone care to join in....would be there around 5.00pm...cant resist to go back there and give it another go...wanna join in colin....you could make use of that penn affiniti of yours..haha

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Love to mate

Fri, 2007-11-30 13:27

Love to mate, but it is a long way from my place unfortunately. Good luck, maybe you will get that big one.

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doesnt sound like a

Fri, 2007-11-30 13:38

doesnt sound like a mullaway, sounds like another ray or shark :P

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yea possibly....do u know

Fri, 2007-11-30 14:05

yea possibly....do u know what are the mulloways habits....could u share with me some...so that next time i could address the fish better

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Info

Fri, 2007-11-30 14:55

MULLOWAY

BEST BAITS: Live poddy mullet, mulies, beach worms, yellowtail or tailor fillet, whole small squid.

The first thing you require when fishing for Mulloway is a great deal of patience. Mulloway are usually targeted by an angler and many hours can be spent trying to catch one of these impressive fish. Deep surf gutters, rocky headlands and deep river holes are best spots to seek a Mulloway, at night (new moon) and on the top or bottom of the tide.
Cast out and then play a waiting game. Remain alert. If a Mulloway picks up the bait and starts moving, lean and wind to set the hook. (Do not jerk or the bait will be pulled out of the fish's mouth.) Once hooked a Mulloway will make at least one good run, possibly two. Line will have to be released but the angler should apply controlling pressure to the spool so that not too much line is taken. When the fish tires, start winding, turn the fish and bring it in. Be alert for the second run as the fish comes in close. Repeat the previous procedure until you land the fish.

A large Mulloway is a very highly prized catch by all anglers and certainly tests an angler's skills and equipment to the maximum. (SPECIAL NOTE:- When you have landed a Mulloway and long runs with a lot of line involved, the line pressure on the spool could be excessive. The line should be run off as soon as possible and wound back onto the spool under normal pressure to avoid damage to your reel.)

Note: To rig live bait insert single hook through flesh behind the head. (Do not pierce backbone.)

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a mulla is good for about

Fri, 2007-11-30 15:21

a mulla is good for about one run maybe two. when it take the bait for the first time dont be in a rush to strike take ur time they will tend to drop it and then pick it up again so if u miss it be patient because they will come back colin was right if u give it a hard strike it may not have it fully in its gob and u will just scare it off. from experinece when they take it u need to keep a cool head lol i am giulty of getting over excited myself and loosing fish because of it lol. regarding the fish u had on for about 40 min prob not a mulla, if there was head shaking then it would of been if there wasnt any head shaking then just a bloody big ray mate  which are a pain in the ass but get the blood pumping lol 

just a question where u at the ammo jetty or the groin mate

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Depends

Fri, 2007-11-30 18:11

on how big and where the Mulla is personally regarding runs and feeding. Sometimes they hit really hard and run more then 1 - 2 times. But generally they are finily eaters, sort of play and suck with your bait before running with it...........Feel the force.........

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i was at the groin

Fri, 2007-11-30 21:34

i was at the groin mate...dunno wheres the ammo jetty.....but stillllooking for it....anyone knoes where it is???behind the caravan park???is it?

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Woodies point

Wed, 2007-12-12 21:02

Heard a few years back that when warm currents from the north reach down to perth at around about this time of year that people have hooked up on spanish macs around perth and from woodies rock groyne. Havent  seen it myself but hope its all true.   Fishing IS living !!!!!

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Tis true

Wed, 2007-12-12 21:04

I have seen the photos of macks landed from there, just gotta be in the right place at the right time and put in the hours in between.

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u could try around the asi

Thu, 2007-12-13 10:25

u could try around the asi good place for gummy sharks and when the ban is lifted great for snapper




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