Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

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Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

Postby Thomassssss » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:56 pm

Went on a family holiday to White Beach on the Tasmanian peninsula, and fortunately I found a bit of time for a fish yesterday afternoon. The weather was fair, mid 20s and clear and the beach was relatively quiet for such a nice place. Strong winds had been predicted but it wasn’t too bad when I got out there at about 2pm, windy, but not too bad. I started wandering along the beach towards the river mouth in search of some flathead, choosing a few spots along the way to wade about waist deep to cast some squid out. There were little fish biting and taking the bait pretty regularly, but no significant bites. I then saw my brother in law coming in to shore on his kayak. I asked him if I could borrow it for a bit and said I could take it out as long as I wanted. I started to head out and that is when the strong winds I had heard about showed up. I was getting pushed out pretty far, and having to work fairly hard to stay put, I thought I was gonna get sent back to the mainland at one stage, but with a bit of work I managed to nestle in to a spot that was fairly protected from the wind, where I could still just see the bottom. I dropped my line and straight away got a bite. I allowed a moment of stillness and then felt a big hit and the drag ran out a bit, I pulled up and set the hook and had a pretty good fight in the wind with a 36cm flattie. Once I’d landed him I set off 10 or 15 metres and dropped my line again and in moments another one has had a go at the squid. This went on for about half an hour, with 3 undersize flatties going back in the water, 3 or 4 spitting the hook out and 3 coming back for dinner, before the wind became too threatening and i decided to turn back.

All in all, for someone with virtually no salt water fishing experience it was great fun and good to get some reward for effort. Most of my information on techniques, rigs etc came from searching this forum, so cheers everyone, it is a great resource.

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Re: Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

Postby Lightningx » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:03 pm

Nice report mate with a good catch. Well done. Enjoy the feed :thumbsup:

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Re: Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

Postby smile0784 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:49 pm

Awsome effort mate

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Re: Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

Postby Nude up » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:25 pm

Great report and an awesome place to fish

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Re: Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

Postby Pedro » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:37 pm

Good result.. Thanks for the report and acknowledging the value of this forum.

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Re: Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

Postby Boonanza » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:04 pm

Great eating size mate :thumbsup:
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Re: Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

Postby meppstas » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:11 pm

Few nice Tassie flathead there, well done.. nothing better than a feed of fresh flathead either..

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Re: Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

Postby Thomassssss » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:56 pm

Thank everyone, they were great eating.

Pedro wrote:Good result.. Thanks for the report and acknowledging the value of this forum.


Of course, I owe a lot to this forum for helping me learn to fish, and I reckon a lot of others would say the same thing.

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Re: Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

Postby tracks » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:29 am

well done, sorry about no getting back to you from a earlier post as I was away, but glad you caught a few flatties.

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Re: Fishing Report - White Beach Tasmania - 11/1/18

Postby Thomassssss » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:13 pm

tracks wrote:well done, sorry about no getting back to you from a earlier post as I was away, but glad you caught a few flatties.


No worries, thanks mate.



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