Big Bream – Lower Hawkesbury 19-11-2016

Date: 19-11-2016

Time: 1600 – 1900hrs

Sunset: 19:39hrs

Weather: cloudy but not rainy

Wind: gusty in morning 20km/hr E SE, dropping into the evening. Wind didn’t seem as strong as weather reports. Was probably 10km SSE

Air Temp: Top of 270, 210 @ 1800hrs

Pressure: Falling – 1014@ 0600hr falling to 1008 hPa @ 1500hr

Weather background: Fine and warm.

Tide: Running out to low @ 1915hrs

Water clarity: clear

Water Temp: approx. 19-200

Gear: Mainly used the light gear. G-Loomis IMX-S841-2, Shimano Sustain 1000. 4lb fireline + 4lb Sunline Super FC sniper leader with FG knot.

Lures: 86357851

  • Prolure S36 Crank – Tiger Shrimp (bream)
  • Prolure S36 Crank – Phantom
  • Also used blade and Gulp with no hits


  • Bream x 1 – 38cm fork length

Afternoon session in the entrance of the Hawkesbury for only one hit, but what a hit! It was the last of the run out tide with moderate and gusty SSE winds that made hard work but persistence paid off. I was after a solid bream so I stuck with the plan and avoided dropping back to small soft plastics or moving into the shallows. I spent most of the time slow rolling a Prolure S36 Crank – Tiger Shrimp around washes and flats.

I was casting into the wind and slow rolling the lure at a steady speed with the rod tip down when I got smashed by a kicker bream that came in a smidge over 38cm fork length. I would have loved to have weighed it as it was massive through the back and really fat. I would have to put it down as a 1kg bream for sure.

Such a good feeling when a plan works in a new spot.

As always, big bream was released to live another day. (Please come back when your even bigger!)



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