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Another great week of fishing on Sydney Harbour. We have been spoilt with a late run of amazing weather. Combine this with good tides, great water quality and loads of enthusiasm there were plenty of anglers out and amongst it and scoring some great fish.
The best fishing has been for snapper but there are still plenty of kings on the chew inside and outside of the harbour. But for those who like the surface action the salmon are showing up in better numbers inside the harbour.
Bait fishing – Sydney Harbour fishing report
“Burley burley burley” – I can never stress this enough. Fishing spots on Sydney harbour can be fickle. If you are off, you’re off!
Sydney Harbour fishing report – lure and soft plastic fishing
What a week for Sydney fishing. Salmon are moving into the harbour in large numbers and there are some monsters amongst them. This week they are taking just about anything you throw at them so it’s a great time to get your fish count up. The snapper having been responding well to soft plastics inside the harbour and there are plenty of kings on the chew with lots of legal size fish in the mix. As usual fish light for more hook ups.
Fly fishing – Sydney Harbour fishing report
I saved the best till last this week. Firstly, the surface action is amazing! You just have to have your eyes wide open. By chance I came across one bait ball that was barely making a ripple on the surface. But underneath, the salmon were there in big numbers and with some big fish amongst them. They are not fussy either. I found on the bigger flies the hits and follows were there but the hook up rate wasn’t as high. Change to a tiny surf candy and it was fish every cast. It was great to be back on a floating line but the the salmon were putting a testing bend in the 10 wt, so be prepared for a long battle. It was great to have the visual fishing back and watching 20 fish chase down your fly was a welcome change.
After our fill of salmon we went back on the kingy hunt and it wasn’t long before we found the fish. As usual they were sitting deep which left us with fast sinking lines as the only viable option. We had to throw grace and beauty out the window; casting these lines isn’t as enjoyable as the surface gear.
But when needs must… and hauling up vertical lines caught all the kingfish (bar one) this week. Fly selection wasn’t critical but larger bait patterns in darker colours – especially dark greens – with large profiles were hit on most drops. In the shallows on a run out tide we used blue and white clousers on an intermediate line to nail flathead, bream and even one kingfish. We found the key this week (but not unusually) was to find the fish on the sounder and get the fly in front of them. So check your spots, if your sounder shows arches or bait, then fish – if not then move on.
How to book a fishing charter on Sydney Harbour
Please call me (Stephen) on 0422 709 139 – winter bookings for Sydney Harbour salmon-on-fly now being taken.