October 27, 2015

Bait & Fish: Matchmaking in Wollongong

Check out our guide for selecting the right bait for the right fish. Flathead A popular fish species around Australia, Flatheads have firm, whitish flesh and vary in eating quality. The optimal time to fish for Flathead is in summer, so it’s definitely time to warm up those rods! The best bait for Flatheads include: […]

Check out our guide for selecting the right bait for the right fish.


Flathead

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A Southern Sand Flathead at Penguin Island, off Bruny Island, Tasmania, March 2012.

A popular fish species around Australia, Flatheads have firm, whitish flesh and vary in eating quality. The optimal time to fish for Flathead is in summer, so it’s definitely time to warm up those rods! The best bait for Flatheads include:

  • White pilchards
  • Squid
  • Sandworms
  • Prawns
  • Pipi
  • Pilchards
  • Blue bait
  • Anchovies

Australian Salmon


With their pink flesh and quality taste, you can catch Australian Salmon in Wollongong bays, estuaries and beaches during the winter months. The best bait choices for Australian Salmon are:

  • Sandworms
  • Pilchards
  • Garfish
  • Blue bait

Bream

A Yellowfin Bream at a depth of 2 m, Bass Point, Shellharbour, New South Wales, March 2004.

Another popular Australian species, Bream tend to have a light taste and can be caught around Wollongong’s beaches and close to the entrances of rivers. The best bait for Bream include:

  • Chicken
  • Prawn
  • Mullet gut
  • Yellowtail

Bonito


The Bonito is a sport fish found along the Australian east coast in reefs and bays. To catch your own prized Bonito, try these baits:

  • Pilchards
  • Blue bait
  • Anchovies

Snapper


Sought after for its quality taste, Snapper is usually caught around rocky headlands and bays, as well as on inshore and offshore reefs. Catch Snapper with:

  • Bonito
  • White pilchards
  • Stripy tuna
  • Squid
  • Prawns
  • Pilchards
  • Mullet
  • Garfish
  • Blue bait
  • Anchovies

Now that you’ve got the low down, stop by these stores in the Wollongong region to pick up everything you need for a successful fishing trip.


Leisure Coast Bait & Tackle
Whatever you need for your fishing adventure, you’ll find it at Leisure Coast Bait & Tackle. They provide:

  • Rod & reel repairs
  • Local fishing information
  • Fishing licenses

Let the friendly team at Leisure Coast Bait & Tackle gear you up in no time—complete with the perfect bait! You can find all their details on LocalSearch.


Bulli Meat & Seafood Fresh
When you’re looking for the best fresh meat and seafood that money can buy, look no further than Bulli Meat & Seafood Fresh. They provide:

  • Live lobsters
  • Home-made, preservative-free sauces
  • Fresh seafood caught from their own boats

Whether it’s for the fish, or yourself, drop in to Bulli Meat & Seafood Fresh for quality foods, any day of the week! Find all their details on LocalSearch.


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