Lake Eucumbene

Another weekend at Lake Eucumbene, after arriving and pitching our tents and camping gear we settled down for a relaxing afternoon / evening however the fisho in us couldn’t relax and we headed down to lake for an evening session, what a great evening a little wind ripple on the surface and clear skies and a moth hatch happening we thought the fish were about however all we had was a great view of a full moon rise.
After a good nights sleep we woke to a heavy fog blanketing the lake so we waited till after breakfast to launch the boat and headed out across the lake, the lake was very low which made navigation interesting with depths changing rapidly the sounder got a work out.
The fishing was hard over the weekend with a total of 5 Trout caught by all fishos, Ken took line honours with an approx 2kg brown trout, Mel beat her dad with 2 Trout to his 1. On the last Day/Night of fishing the Snowies showed us how fast the weather can change when a cold front came across the lake and dropped a small rain storm, luckily we off the water by that time.

Wharf Road

Outing for this month was to Wharf Road and the Parramatta River. Chris, Paul & Bill arrived around sun up and the day was looking good, little to no wind and a bit cool actually.
Bill was first to hit the water in his Kayak and by the time Paul and Chris hit the water, Bill was waving us across to a spot and pointing they are here. We duly motored across to Bill who had already landed a few and set up a drift along the same line.
Sure as eggs we picked up a few Bream best of which was 31cm by Chris. Things tended to go quite for a bit so we moved along into some deeper water and found the drop into the lane where the Ferry’s go through. Drifted around there for a bit and Paul picked up a Flattie and some Bream.

Bill called it a day around 11am, he had run out of bait, but his end tally was 15 Bream and some Flatties. A good haul, which all were returned to the water. Paul and I kept going for a while longer and move down under the bridge. Unfortunately the only action there were small Tailor. By this time the weather was really heating up and we were beginning to cook, so decided that was enough and headed back. Overall quite a good day on the water and wouldn’t mind heading back there to explore a few more spots along the river

Pirtek Fishing Challenge

Pirtek Fishing Challange 2019 completed.
See website below for results state by state, check out the 101cm Flathead caught in NSW
Pirtek Fishing Challenge

Pirtek Fishing Challenge 2019, Did you register for this Australia Wide Fishing competition if not maybe next time , all the details can be found on there website Pirtek Fishing Challenge.
Competition date 17th March 2019 – COMPLETED – Great Prizes won

Happy New Year

To all fisho’s, Happy New year with 2019 now underway ESFC wishes you a Safe and Prosperous year, and for those who were lucky enough to wet a line over the break hope a few pb records were broken

Sussex Inlet

What a great weekend down the south coast, our first night we were treated to very heavy winds and light rain, hoping the weather would blow itself out over night. We arose to a hazy morning with light moderate winds no rain at the lodge, all the boats headed out two boats headed straight to the artficial reefs across the bay, the wind however had other ideas with seas a little lumpy for small boats,  we headed for sheltered areas away from the wind, finding the rest of the boats already anchored or drift fishing.
Ken and I started drift fishing with bait and the odd soft plastic and  started getting action with bream, pinkies and flathead taking our baits, after our third long drift Ken’s rod bent double in the rod rest and started to peel line we both thought this was an OK fish on the end, after a few short runs it just became a dead weight, we knew it was a flattie, size was still unknown. Ken cautiously kept the pressure on and we final had a look at this fish, what a good flattie it was. After a second attempt at netting her, she was finally on board, a quick hook removal, onto the brag mat a quick photo she was released and swam off wondering what just happened. Measuring 71 cm and approx 2.7 Kg it was a good flattie for the boat. The other boats were catching fish with most of them being released due to there size.
Congrats to Mick, with his new Stacer bowrider, the fishos onboard caught fish on its first outing with Mick at the helm.
With the evening upon us we settled down for our usual BBQ, with great company, great food it was a fitting end to the day.
Chris, Michael and Alex headed out for an early start Sunday morning  with light winds again they came back with flatties ranging from 40-62 cm and a 45cm Tailor. Congrats to all fishos
Also congrats to Ken for adding his name to our perpetual trophy for the largest flathead of the trip.


Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair, after setting up our campsite and the arrival of other esfc members we all decided to head out for an afternoon session of fishing Michael caught a 34cm Bass and Grant with brand new rod and reel combo caught 40cm silver perch and 36 cm Bass a great way to christen the new gear. The next morning we all rose to calm waters so the morning session was going ok with another 4 bass ranging from 34 – 36 cm and a 40 cm yellow belly in the boats. When the wind picked up and roared across the dam with white caps everywhere. Just on dusk the wind drop and we got out for the last effort Chris caught 40.5 cm Bass to finish off the day. However the winds were not finished for the day or even the night and were relentless, with other camp sites suffering from the strong wind gusts. After the winds subsided we ventured out for a short run with Grant picking up 2 yellowbelly to take out the trifecta 1 of each species

Bedlam Point Gladesville

Fishing club members ventured to Sydney Harbour last Sunday to try some land based fishing. Bedlam Point near the Gladesville bridge was selected as it offered easy access, an inlet and a deep hole off the headland. We were hoping that the top of the tide would have the fish biting hard. A cold morning and a bright sunny day must have had all the fish sleeping in, as there was very little activity. A blue swimmer crab and a small snapper was caught on bait, whilst plastics resulted in zip.
A few boats tried fishing the channel and deep hole, but they moved on after about 15 minutes.
The hamburgers for lunch was the highlight of the day.