How do you get mulloway in the surf?

How do you get mulloway in the surf?

By concentrating your efforts on the high tide rather than moon cycles, you can chase mulloway any day of the week. It just means following the high tide by fishing later at night or in the early hours of the morning.

What tide is best for mulloway?

The best fishing times are at dusk and dawn especially with a rising tide. Mulloway, once caught, will typically make two runs and it is best to let them run on their first and bring them in on their second run. Be careful when gaffing and handling this fish, taking care to always support the body.

Where is mulloway in winter?

The best spots to try for a mulloway are the deep water off the bottom of North Straddie and the hole in Cobby Passage. Winter is bream time when fishing around Jumpinpin, and that will be the focus of most anglers this month.

When can you catch jewfish in NSW?

In NSW during the new and full moon cycle, the prime fishing time (high tide) always falls between 7 and 9.30pm, depending on how close to the moon you are. More jew are caught at this time because more anglers fish it than, say, the 3am high tide.

Can you catch mulloway on a low tide?

If a spot has been identified as a deep hole or shallower area adjacent to deep water, this will be best targeted 1.5 hours either side of the change of tide; high or low will depend on the spot. In some spots it may not matter but others may only find it’s low tide, or vice versa.

Can you catch mulloway on low tide?

What is the best moon to catch mulloway?

The worst week of the month to target mulloway is the week after and including the night of the full moon. The best weeks are the lead up to the full and new moon. It’s no coincidence that the perfect tides during these periods fall in the early morning and late afternoon in low light conditions.

How do you target mulloway?

Try to cast toward shallower water working back toward the deep as active fish will move to shallower margins where the bait is to feed and ambush prey. A good sounder is invaluable if lure or bait fishing. Always keep a keen eye out for bait and of course larger predators trailing them.

Where can I catch mulloway NSw?

In NSw, significant catches of mulloway are taken by the Estuary General, ocean Hauling and ocean Trap and line fisheries. Mulloway is also a very significant species in the recreational fishery, and catches by this sector are much larger than commercial landings.

Where can I catch mulloway in Sydney?

Mulloway stocking programs in the Georges River have seen healthy populations introduced into the river which eventually make their way into Botany Bay while natural recruitment has seen a reliable supply of fish available in Sydney Harbour and Parramatta River, along with the Hawkesbury.

How old is a 70cm mulloway?

“Female mulloway appear to first mature at around 70cm long and 3-4 years of age, with 100 per cent mature by around 80cm (5 years old), however, in contrast males mature earlier (2-3 years old) and at a smaller size (50-55 cm, 100 per cent mature at 63 cm and 4 years old),” says Diggles.

Can you catch jewfish at low tide?

The best bet is to focus more on the tides. Nine times out of 10 the change of tide is a likely time for a jewfish to take the bait. In deep water that could mean high or low water but in shallow spots you’re better off concentrating around the top of the tide.

What is the best bait to catch mulloway?

Best bait. With mulloway baits, fresh is best and live is usually even better! They are particularly fond of eating small tailor, luderick (blackfish), trevally, yellowtail scad, pike, mullet, pilchards, garfish, tommy ruff (herring) and slimy mackerel.

What is the legal size for jewfish in NSW?

between 45 and 70cm
The possession limit of 10 Mulloway, between 45 and 70cm that currently applies to estuary meshing net fishers has also been removed. This will mean that a 70cm minimum size limit for Mulloway, also commonly know as jewfish, will apply to all fishers.

Are jewfish protected in NSW?

“Black jewfish is now a commercial and recreational no-take species on the east coast until the fishery reopens on 1 January 2021,” Furner said. “Any commercial or recreational fisher found to be in possession of black jewfish will be in breach of the Fisheries Act and could face a maximum fine of $133,450.