Narrabeen Lake – light line wins again – 11-10-2015

Location – Narrabeen Lake back

Date: 11-10-2015

Time: 0600 – 1030hrs

Sunrise: 06:22hrs

Tide: Nil (lake)

Water: fairly clear, lots of thing stringy green weed

Water Temp: approx. 210

Weather: fine and warm, light wind started at 10am.

Weather background: overcast and a few light showers this week.

Air Temp: 200 – 290

Pressure: 1020 hPa

Gear: G-Loomis IMX-S841-2, Shimano Sustain 1000. Tried two different lines, 4lb fireline + 4lb Sunline Super FC sniper leader, and 2lb Sunline Super FC sniper straight through.

Lures: Started with Rebel Pop R. There was lots of weed clogging the hard bodies. Best result was from the Huddle Tail on 0.9kg fluorocarbon straight through.

  • Ecogear SX40’s – colour 348
  • Ecogear VX40 blade – colour 435 (dark green) Huddle_Green_Pumpkin_Silver_grande
  • Fish Arrow Flash-J Huddle 2” Huddle Tail Green Pumpkin / Silver colour soft plastic + S factor scent used regularly
  • Atomic Hardz Crank 38 Deep Diver – Purple Shadow
  • Popper – Rebel Pop R


  • Flathead x 3 – 49cm, 41cm & 31cm
  • Whiting x 1 – 23cm
  • Bream x 1 – 18cm
  • All fish were caught on Fish Arrow Flash-J Huddle 2” Huddle Tail Green Pumpkin / Silver colour soft plastic + S factor scent used regularly (lighter cream coloured one)

Narrabeen Lake 11-10-2015.

Early morning fish up the back of Narrabeen Lake today. It started out as another very quiet morning. I started fishing with the Rebel pop R for whiting and with no interest shown I soon switched over to the sx40 (348). Unfortunately there was a huge amount of fine green weed in the lake that kept clogging the hard body lures. I switched over to a blade in an attempt to cast out past the weed but unfortunately the weed was just too prolific.

At 7:30am I walked back to the creek under the new purple bridge and fished the Atomic Hardz Crank 38 for a few looks but not takers. I fished the creek up to the creek mouth where I switched to the super light 0.9kg Sunline Super Fluorocarbon sniper fished straight through with a Fish Arrow Flash-J Huddle 2” Huddle Tail Green Pumpkin / Silver colour. As soon as I switched to this setup I started getting hits.

Wading in the shallow sand flats there was less weed out on the point. In only about a foot of water I caught one small bream (18cm) and two flathead, the better going 41cm on the new ‘Truth Mat’. I then moved back under the bridge where I got smoked by what felt like a large flathead. I had no hope stopping it with the light line. Soon after I picked up a nice little whiting on the same soft plastic.

On my way back to the car (10am) the wind was now blowing into my face and there was a little bit of chop on the water. I had a feeling a flatty could come out of the weed beds near the car park so I flicked the Huddle soft plastic into the weeds and a nice 49cm Flatty was soon in my net. Not bad considering the 0.9kg line and the fish had taken the whole lure. After a few photos on the new truth mat he was soon on his way. Not a bad little morning all things considered.

All fish were successfully released.