Save the Gladesville Bridge Waterway.

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Save the Gladesville Bridge Waterway is a community of fisherman, kayakers, sailors, rowers, paddlers, swimmer, commuters and residents who want to protect a historic part of the Parramatta River.

They are concerned about Sydney’s Foreshore and want the Gladesville Bridge Waterway protected from over development for the sake of all users.

Details of the proposal are at: https://gbmarina.com.au/facilities-improvement/

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Alex Bellisomo Report

SPOTS TO CHOOSE FROM IN MARCH

What can you expect this month? Well what do you want to fish for. Off the beach's whiting, increasing numbers of larger tailer, bream, tarwhine and to add sharks and some jewfish. Off the rocks snapper, bream, luderick groper, kings, mac tuna, fright mackerel, tailer and more. In the estuary's like Sydney harbour has whiting, bream, all the above mentioned pelagic, good numbers of squid and more. check out this report.

All Rock Fishers Please Note: As of the 25th of January it has been gazetted in the Northern Beach's Council area it is required to wear a AS4758 50 or 50+ life Jacket whilst rock fishing . There is a 6 month Advisory period. That may be extended for a further 6 months. You will be notified if there is an extension. Please check out the link below for further information: https://www.watersafety.nsw.gov.au/Pages/Rock-fishing/lifejacket-law.aspx

A great run of snapper of late. Seems that most rock headlands on the Sydney northern suburbs are holding fish from 33 to 45cm snapper. Some are even larger with a friend that does not want to mention caught a near 69 cm fish! distance casting with fish baits like bonito fillet, frigate mackerel, squid strips and salted slimy mackerel fillet. Spots to try are South Curl Curl end of Lumsdaine Drive near the ramp the rock ledge casting to the NE out about 80m, Dee Why approx 150m east of the swimming pool, Mona Vale approx 80m in front of the pool. These spots also produce a variety in the washes as well. Early season trevally, snapper, bream and small kings. Pilchards, prawns, squid strips, and with a wet bread and pilchard burley mush being thrown in every few mins during a run in tide. For the pelagics the 40gm Surecatch Knight in a pink, red or blue strips. The kings a 9in in Silstar Slap Stick in white. Sea gars in the x/l size on ganged hooks as well. Bream in the shallows up to a kilo. So much fun on light 3kg line. Hawkesbury prawns, pilchard fillet and half pilchards. Your beach whiting or luderick outfit will be ideal for this type of fishing. Wade the shallows at Long Reef Collaroy from half tide in to two hours out.

Nice king and a first off the ocean rocks. This was on a salted sea gar. Why salt your garfish down? Well there expensive for a start. As a spin bait you can get a lot more mileage out of your bait compared to a un salted gar.

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This is one of the several snapper of similar size caught on the outing. Distance casting is casting a long way out off the ocean rocks on to a gravel, sand or flat ledge areas. Generally fishing those deeper rock locations. A casting distance of 50 to 100m out is required for this type of fishing. [https://gallery.mailchimp.com/04c5b4a467f5d63579f7ca5df/_compresseds/e1f20898-1295-4e63-85d2-abf6dca9e418.jpg]

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/04c5b4a467f5d63579f7ca5df/_compresseds/fac2aa5b-160f-4e63-b32d-c7d41cbfadf0.jpg] A Mac Tuna! great sport on light gear and not bad for bait. There are frigate mackerel, kings, tailer and the odd salmon thrown in. Metals in the 25 to 40gm size with a 6 to 10kg braid, 20-30lb fluro leader and a 3m plus rod with a quick action and your away.

On the sand Great bags of whiting of most beaches of late. Some producing more than others and that could be for several reasons. here are a few tips. 1- make sure that the water dept in your gutter is over a metre at least and preferably one and a half metres or more. 2- check out dark patches which could indicate weed like kelp and ribbon weed or both combined.that will foul up your line. 3- have a light whippy rod of 2.8m plus which suits 3 to 4kg braid or mono. A small reel to suit. 4- have fresh or live bait. live beach worms, live pink nippers preferred. alternatively small peeled prawns. Bream, tarwhine are also part of the bag. half pilchards,fish fillets like mullet or yellowtail work well. Tailer in the deeper gutters using whole pilchards on 3/0 ganged hooks.For jewfish and sharks Live yellowtail, live mullet, fillets and butterflied these bait fish as well. Whole fresh squid. Something out of the norm. Try a big beach worm bait for a jewfish. When jew fishing off the beach it is likely you will hook dusky whaler sharks from .8 to 1.5rm. Manly, Dee Why, North Narrabeen, Newport and Palm beaches.

A double header whiting caught by this happy angler. Using a two hook rig has it advantages. When a school of whiting are around you can potentially catch two at a time. My tip is to use larger than recommended hooks for this specie. No-2 Mustard reds will reduce deep hook ups of undersized fish. [https://gallery.mailchimp.com/04c5b4a467f5d63579f7ca5df/_compresseds/3a0402b3-8ada-415f-8ffa-76e645a93397.jpg]

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This is for the angler that may want to go out on one of my guiding trips but may prefer to be in a small group. These trips are for a minimum of two persons. If there is a third or a fourth person prices apply.

Price for two persons -$500 total. It is $250 per person. Deposit is $80 per person. Reply by email or call me on 0408-283-616. alex@bellissimocharters.com.au

Check out the T&C and Prices: www.bellissimocharters.com.au

ROCK FISHING TRIP:

Target: Snapper or kingfish or Bream. I can advise you of what specie will be target a day before the trip.

SATURDAY 20TH APRIL MEETING 5.30AM AND FISHING TILL 10.30AM. A GREAT TIDE ON THIS MORNING. HIGH TIDE 8.50AM 1.7M.

You will learn on this trip: • Correct rod, reel and line set up. Including correct lures, hooks, sinkers, swivels, and all the pieces of equipment you will need on the day. • How to rig up properly for the target specie. • Learn how to bait up, how to use your lures correctly. • Learn rock structure, wave action, tides, swell direction and how to avoid a dangerous situation from happening. Step by step. • How to get more bites than the average angler. How to hook more fish. How to land the prize fish in a harsh environment. • cleaning your prize catch. • And Much More!

All fishing gear , steel spike boots,rain coats and life jacket supplied. All clients covered bu public liability insurance.

BEACH FISHING TRIP:

Target: Whiting and bream fishing.

SUNDAY 21ST APRIL MEETING AT 6AM AND FISHING TILL 11AM.

You Will Learn On This Trip: • Correct rod, reel and line set up. Including correct lures, hooks, sinkers, swivels, and all the pieces of equipment you will need on the day .• How to rig up properly for the target specie. • Learn how to bait up, how to use your lures correctly. • Learn beach structure, importance of tides, swell direction, and how to avoid a negative outcome. • How to get more bites than the average angler. How to hook more fish. • How to fish on our potentially busy beaches in harmony. • cleaning your prize catch. • And Much More!

All fishing gear , rain coats, and everything you will require for the fishing outing. All clients covered by public liability insurance.

Please take note these dates will only be available for a short time so don't miss out on a great opportunity to improve your angling ability, have fun on the day, catch some great fish and simply have more fun. Just imagine you catching more of your favourite species. I am that person that wants to offer you this great info!

Cheers Alex

Mystery solved: How a Sydney man's boat ended up on a Northland beach

Mystery solved: How a Sydney man's boat ended up on a Northland beach

As Sea Bees member Dave Nash was winched with his deckie Barry Mainsbrdige from Sydney's waters after a boating accident 18 months ago, a tinge of sadness swept over him. He expected he'd never see his dream boat Kenally again - until it washed ashore in Northland, New Zealand this week.

Gear up for snapper

Gear up for snapper

MODERN technology has undoubtedly offered the angling scene its fair share of innovations capable of improving success rates for certain target species. And whilst it’s fantastic to have this type of information and equipment available at our fingertips, sometimes these advancements can pose more of a headache than a blessing, particularly for the more novice fisho looking to broaden his or her horizons.

Read more at http://www.fishingworld.com.au/how-to/gear-up-for-snapper

DESTINATION: Lake Macquarie, NSW

DESTINATION: Lake Macquarie, NSW

IT'S truly a golden time to be a keen recreational angler if you live in the vicinity of Lake Macquarie on the NSW Central Coast. The picturesque waterway, which is Australia’s largest coastal lake, was zoned a Recreational Fishing Haven in May 2002 and with the removal of commercial netting operations has now enjoyed more than 15 years of continually improving recreational fishing opportunities.

Boating Knowledge Revision Quiz

Boating Knowledge Revision Quiz

This quiz mimics the actual Boat Driving Licence Knowledge Test and you will be presented with random questions taken from the actual test question pools. The General Boat Driving Licence Knowledge Quiz consists of 50 questions divided into Part A and Part B. Once you have selected the test you wish to complete click on the Right Arrow to move into the quiz.