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Wed May 22, 2013 10:50 am

I am active on the forum and mates with someone that has organised a Gurnard competition/social gathering at Shelly Beach next month. Has anyone fished this area off a kayak and do you have any useful tips / advise for a slow learner like me? :)

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Wed May 22, 2013 11:03 am

Not me but, well away from the entrance :!:

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Wed May 22, 2013 11:11 am

Head out from Shelly beach around the corner to the left. Go a couple of KM's, there are plenty of holes around there. That is where we got the winning Gurnard from a couple of years ago. Anchor up and fish ledgers when the tide is running. Over slack tide drop a curly tail grub to the bottom and jig up and down. worked very well. Hopefully the tide is with you and you can head out at the right times. Just don't go too far if you have to come back after a herd days fishing against the tide unless your paddle fitness is up to it.
Simple is as simple does.

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Prowler 4.7 (back in the fleet)

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