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Eve O'Connell3 years ago

Make sure you’re hooked up with the best gear!

So, you’re ready to take on the waters of Wollongong. The sun is rising over the ocean, turning liquid to gold. With rod and reel in-hand, you make a sudden, horrifying realisation… you forgot the bait! In fact, you don’t even know what bait to use in order to hook the fish you’re after! Luckily, you’re reading this blog and the visionary part is over.

Check out our guide for selecting the right bait for the right fish.


Flathead

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A popular fish species around Australia, Flatheads have firm, whitish flesh and vary in eating quality. The optimal time to fish for Flathead is in summer, so it’s definitely time to warm up those rods! The best bait for Flatheads include:

  • White pilchards
  • Squid
  • Sandworms
  • Prawns
  • Pipi
  • Pilchards
  • Blue bait
  • Anchovies

Australian Salmon

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With their pink flesh and quality taste, you can catch Australian Salmon in Wollongong bays, estuaries and beaches during the winter months. The best bait choices for Australian Salmon are:

  • Sandworms
  • Pilchards
  • Garfish
  • Blue bait

Bream

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Another popular Australian species, Bream tend to have a light taste and can be caught around Wollongong’s beaches and close to the entrances of rivers. The best bait for Bream include:

  • Chicken
  • Prawn
  • Mullet gut
  • Yellowtail

Bonito

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The Bonito is a sport fish found along the Australian east coast in reefs and bays. To catch your own prized Bonito, try these baits:

  • Pilchards
  • Blue bait
  • Anchovies

Snapper

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Sought after for its quality taste, Snapper is usually caught around rocky headlands and bays, as well as on inshore and offshore reefs. Catch Snapper with:

  • Bonito
  • White pilchards
  • Stripy tuna
  • Squid
  • Prawns
  • Pilchards
  • Mullet
  • Garfish
  • Blue bait
  • Anchovies

Now that you’ve got the low down, stop by these stores in the Wollongong region to pick up everything you need for a successful fishing trip.


Leisure Coast Bait & Tackle

Whatever you need for your fishing adventure, you’ll find it at Leisure Coast Bait & Tackle. They provide:

  • Rod & reel repairs
  • Local fishing information
  • Fishing licenses

Let the friendly team at Leisure Coast Bait & Tackle gear you up in no time—complete with the perfect bait! You can find all their details on LocalSearch.


Bulli Meat & Seafood Fresh

When you’re looking for the best fresh meat and seafood that money can buy, look no further than Bulli Meat & Seafood Fresh. They provide:

  • Live lobsters
  • Home-made, preservative-free sauces
  • Fresh seafood caught from their own boats

Whether it’s for the fish, or yourself, drop in to Bulli Meat & Seafood Fresh for quality foods, any day of the week! Find all their details on LocalSearch.


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