Something Fishy: 'Big, mean' mulloway monsters caught right on the beach

HAUL: Fingal champ Martin Harris with his 15kg mulloway.

HAUL: Fingal champ Martin Harris with his 15kg mulloway.

Fishing for bream and whiting on Fingal Beach through the week Martin Harris landed a one metre mulloway with worm bait on Old Schoies secret rig.

This is the season when big mean mulloway cruise along the beaches during the night in search of whiting, mullet, bream, worms and pipis.

If you intend to fish the beaches for mulloway take the moon phase into account.

When I chased mulloway I always found the rising moon from four nights till the full moon to be the most productive.

A rising tide and a rising moon was a recipe for success particularly on Stockton and Fingal Beaches.

The best bait, bar none, is a king worm on a 4/0 hook tossed just behind the beach breaking wave and hour before sundown and two hours after.

The real difficulty is catching the king worm.

A thumping giant grub as thick as your thumb threaded over the hook and up the line will not be resisted by a passing mulloway.

To my knowledge the only place that the monster worms lurk is the southern corner of Box Beach.

One thing is bringing the king worm to the surface another is to pull it out of the sand.

Good luck.

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