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Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: The Clarence

Had planned to go out over the bar yest. & test some gps marks Ive come by off the coast but the wind buggered that up so spent the day fishing in the river & scored 5 nice f/head which were good for tea.The river is still very dirty after quite a bit of rain(mostly upstream) .The best lure being Atomic prongs.We tried fishing a hole near the mouth first up hoping for a jewie but i couldnt believe how much run there was at the late stage of the incoming tide ,it reminded me of trying to get bottom in Darwin Harbour


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

did well in the conditions, good tucker there :mrgreen:

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

Yep, amongst the best eating fish there is. Nice work if they were all around that size.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

Yes the water belts in and out of the river and the middle wall should fish o.k. as the slightly cleaner water pushes up on the tide, it is not a spot I fish that often because of the current but others love it. Just trying to figure out where you are from the back ground. I haven,t had the boat out since the rain but have been getting around the rocks, watched jew getting into mullet in a most lure unfriendly spot yesterday, should of had a large popper with me. Then not to far away from there hooked a truck which there was no stopping and caught a smaller one which some of will be crumbed and bake tonight


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

What side of the river you on I fished that area 2 or 3 times a week for a lot of years say up till say 15 years ago. If its the north side of the river ,and it is dirty in the next couple of monthes and you fancy a flathead try the corners of the headlands shark bay, woody, first but if ther is water mainly the second and my fave main beach. that river not stopping on a run in tide does take a bit of coming to terms with. You have made me somewhat home sick, enjoy that place, it is where I learned to fish and I will allways love it.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

Im on Yamba side mate but I will take all the tips from someone who has fished the area ,thanks. I got this little bloke (60) on a 3" drop bear from the shore near the base of a bridge t/day & was good fun on light gear


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

I am figuring Oyster Channel if you are fishing it out of the boat on slack water which is about 3 hours after Yamba tide time believe it or not, try at the 2 pylons closest to either bank thats where I have done the best but then again each one is worth a try but slack water is the key.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

cheers mate will give it a crack,tried a big back eddy on nth wall near t section this morn with rubbers but no good.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

Good to se you getting into em Max ;-)

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

got some nice f/head t/day


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

Went for a spin with a local here t/day & he showed me some new spots in the river which is always handy. We managed quite a few bream & I had a bit of fun with a trevor on 4kg :mrgreen:,great day out with perfect weather


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:02 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

Took the boat for a much needed run yest. & headed up the Carence a bit but thought the day was going to be a dud but managed to catch my biggest Bream so far 36cm (caught on a blade) then found a patch of flatties (Squidgy wriggler) the f/head ate real nice for tea :chef2:


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

Nice catch Max! ;-)

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

A good feed there :mrgreen:

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: The Clarence

It has been producing some good fish, if you know where to look. Wish I had more time off and less work, lost count of what I caught this afternoon


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