Fishing Report 28th July 2017

Product Review 


Fresh from Daiwa to Bluewater Joondalup and Myaree are an exciting new range of squid jigs, the Emeraldes Stream Rattle.

These newly designed tip run jigs have a few cool features like the gliding wing design instead of the traditional feathers. These plastic wings give a more natural glide with whipping rod work.

There is a rattle for added attraction and attachment points for customizing weight and sinking angle with the Agorig Sinker system and the EG-Snap.

Although primarily designed as a boat fishing jig, it will also be dynamite for landbased anglers working fast currents, windy days and deeper depths.

It is now peak squidding season so come in and check them out. I’m sure you’ll happily leave with one or three added to your egi repertoire.

Pete Berlinski

Fishing Report

Bluewater Tackle World
Fishing Report Friday 28th of July 2017With the wild weather hitting the coast this weekend it is setting the scene for great fishing from the rocks for pink snapper and possibly a mulloway, provided you are careful and keep an eye on the swell.  Those that brave the strong winds, rain and swell could be rewarded with the outstanding fish that will be feeding, sometimes just meters out from where anglers are standing. Heavy beach rods and big baits are a must as once you get a hook up, the battle has only just begun.

Apart from the shore based snapper action that has been going off for the last week, there was a nice mulloway caught from Hillarys. On Wednesday morning, good customer Josh Pretorius who was fishing for herring in the morning with a Halco Twisty and 10lb braid hooked and landed a beauty. Measuring 1m on the dot, Josh landed the fish by hand without a gaff, which was more than a little tricky he reckons. There have been solid reports of mulloway landed on our Northern beaches and a few lucky anglers have got them in the Swan as well. As the rains continue to hammer us this winter we may see more and more good fish landed around the river mouths as they follow the bait getting flushed out of the systems

Mindarie customers have also reportedly landed several sambos in excess of 15kg off the beaches in the area. This is the time of year sambos are drawn into the marinas by baitfish, making land based sambo a viable target if you put in the research, time and effort. However, hooking one of these freight trains is one thing, stopping them is another.

Reports of chopper tailor are coming through regularly around The Narrows with good schools holding under the lights most evenings and making it a good target for some light top water fishing action. This could be an option in the upcoming weather we are facing, however there are plenty other spots in the Swan to try especially if there is any light attracting baitfish. Around Bayswater there are some good bream being pulled in from the deeper snags and bridges, with most fish falling to baits. As the ban on river prawns over East continues, many anglers are using fillets of bony herring or thin slices of mulies to get into the fish. If you can get your bait where you want it without the use of a sinker, do it and watch your braid carefully as it sinks. Bream will often hit unweighted baits on the drop and you will notice you braid move slightly and then you strike.

A healthy chopper tailor from the Swan

Northern Beaches have been producing a good number of tailor of late, with an abundance of schools being situated around Yanchep and even further North towards Moore River. Targeting tailor on lures has been extremely popular this winter, with it being relatively windy so far its best to be using a heavy weighted chrome slice or a heavy stickbait such as the Jackson Kaiken to punch through the breeze. If you do get out in a break from the bad weather, plastics have been fishing very well!

Some of us have been lucky enough to escape the weather and head North in search of sunshine and screaming drags. Customer Sam went to Karratha and fished off Dampier in amongst the archipelago for 5 nights and he reckons the fishing was absolutely amazing!

Customer Sam with some great catches from Dampier

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Did you know that Bluewater Tackle World has its own custom rod building workshop and in-house rod builder located at our Myaree Store???

Here is a recent build from the workshop. The rod is for heavy land based game fishing, specifically tailored to suit heavy shark fishing.

The pics show the build from the individual components at the beginning, to underbinding, first and second overbinds and finally the finished product.

This rod is available to view, or purchase, at the Myaree store. Come on in and check out the other rods in the ‘custom rod rack’ or talk to Laith about getting your very own personalised rod.

Even if you are into building your own rods, or want to give it a go, we have a massive range of blanks and rod building components for you to choose from.