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Offline Big Steve

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Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
« on: Thu 31 Jan 09:59 2019 »
Hi Guys,

Over the long weekend, myself and a couple mates went down to NSW for the break. On Sunday we pulled up at black rock around 5:00am.
Started fishing with frozen pillies, but we were only getting picked off but smaller fish, so that did not last to long.

Changed the setup and started throwing a 28G halco twistie out on braid. This is where the action started and between the three of us we managed to land about 7 fish.
Would have been a lot more and we were hooking up pretty regularly but then the fish would throw the hooks as we were bring them in. Lost about 5 at my feet.

Wanted to know thoughts on changing the trebles that it comes with to single hooks, and if so is there a specific hook that I should be using?

Packed up at around 10am and they were still biting...
Fish were delicious :)

Thanks,
Steve

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Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
« Reply #1 on: Thu 31 Jan 21:31 2019 »
Nice report!
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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #2 on: Fri 1 Feb 08:16 2019 »
    Sounds like a nice weekend to me well done and thanks for sharing.

    Cheers Jason
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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #3 on: Fri 1 Feb 11:46 2019 »
    Big Steve.

    Thanks for the post, I was tempted to go Black Rock couple of times but could not make it. I reckon put a stinger hook on the back of that Halo twist, might be less of a chance of fish getting off. One of the guys that worked for Southport Marine and Dive Centre (few years ago) tried that trick and worked, there was no reason to doubt him as it worked for me on couple of occasions but I went back to using ganged garfish 4X4/0.

    Still a good effort what you and your mates done.

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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #4 on: Fri 1 Feb 17:01 2019 »
    I have tried a single in about a 3 or 4 oh in a octopus style shape. Both  single n treble work n both will still loose fish if there is slack line playing the fish in. If they’re being lost in the shore dump it could be due to a poor hook up as the tailor can be hooked under the chin a bit when spinning as they chop at the lure and the flesh tears out easily so maybe using the waves a bit more when in close to beach the fish rather than trying to mussel it up the beach as the waves are receding could help land a few more.
    Looking forward to the next trip

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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #5 on: Sat 2 Feb 00:09 2019 »
    What beach bum said, using the waves to bring the tailor is an advantage and keep the tension on until its well landed.

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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #6 on: Fri 15 Feb 13:02 2019 »
    Thanks Guys,

    One of the guys went back last weekend, and said they were still going off. Said he did try the single hook on a couple of lures and said he thought his success rate was slightly better. Same sort of size as the previous trip.

    Steve

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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #7 on: Fri 15 Feb 14:37 2019 »
    I carry a variety of different size trebles,if the fish are on and I think my drop rate is excessive I go up a size,I really only go a single hook if the fish are a bit shy, it sometimes helps.
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