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Ambition Charters - Bluefin Tuna Fishing off Sydney
Ambition Charters - Bluefin Tuna Fishing off Sydney. A great day amongst a school of Bluefin outside Brown’s Mountain Sydney
MV Ambitionis a purpose built 38′ (11.6 m) game fishing boat by ‘Precision Marine’ equipped with all the latest fishing tackle and electronics.Ivan Bennett is a local Sydney skipper who has been fishing the New South Wales coast between Bermagui and Port Stephens for the last fifty years ( scary thought ). Most of this time was spent Competition fishing with the Sydney Game Fishing Club for Marlin, Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi..
  Fishing on the East Coast of Australia
The fishing on the East Coast of Australia can be divided into seasons all of which are dependant on the ocean currents and being as fickle as they are cannot be defined by exact dates…BlueMarlin-WebThe offshore water starts to warm up around November – December bringing with it the first run of Mahi Mahi and the warmer water sharks, Hammer Heads and Tigers. Striped Marlin and Spearfish make an appearance and Yellowfin may still be around.
  Game Fishing off the New South Wales Coast
Around the end of December, often about Christmas or Boxing Day the first of the Black Marlin show up on the inshore waters and may be in number.Mahi Gold 1As the waters continue to warm reaching its peak around February-March, all the above species increase in numbers and the Blue Marlin become more evident, these can reach over 400kg. but are usually average from 150 to 300kgs. By the end of April to May the warmer water is starting to recede
The Fishing
By the end of April to May the warmer water is starting to recede and as it does and if the currents are right schools of good sized Yellowfin tuna may be encountered. It also the time when the largest of each of the Game Fish species are most often caught. Trolling is the best approach at this time with the necessity being to cover as much ground as possible to locate the schools. May is a most difficult month to predict – the fishing is totally dependant on ocean currents which are fickle
As the year progresses by June – July most of the tropical species have moved on but this is usually when the Yellowfin and Albacore are in their biggest numbers and cubing is the way to attract them once you are in the right area. Co-incidentally the predominant currents have abated and the Gem fish have arrived on their spawning run and chasing them are Blue and Mako sharks, also getting ready to spawn – this is an exciting time to go fishing as their are not many sights more spectacular
This is an exciting time to go fishing as their There are not many sights more spectacular than watching a 150 + kilo Mako 20 feet high in the air, hoping he doesn’t land in your boat and not many fish better to eat than Gemmies. If we are really lucky and we have been for the last few years some time in July we’ll get a run of Bluefin tuna as they migrate up the coast. These fish average 70 to 80 kgs. with more than a few going over 100kgs. When they arrive is totally unpredictable
September to mid-December are the changeover months when the cooler water is slowly giving way to the warmer currents and can be a fickle time of year for fishing. Generally speaking jigging and live baiting for Kingfish is in full swing. Often their is an early run of Striped Marlin which incidentally have been caught in every month of the year and both Yellowfin tuna and Albacore will be offshore on the current edges and the sharks with them.
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