1770 – Tom’s Creek – 17 May 2016

Tuesday

On Tuesday the wind was forecast to blow pretty hard from the south east so I decided to fish the run out tide in Toms Creek. This is a small shallow creek system that comes off Round Hill Creek. The Town of 1770 is situated on the banks of Round Hill Creek.

The moon was about 85% full and low tide would be at about noon. You can reach Tom’s Creek down a very rough four-wheel drive track that leads off from the showground/ market area. I started fishing from the bank and as the tide receded, I followed it out.

I fished with various soft plastics all on a 1/8thounce, 1/0 hook jighead, using 10 lb fluorocarbon leader and my light spin rod. I caught a few small Moses Perch, one flathead that was just about legal size at 40 cm. It was good to explore this territory on a very low tide and see where the holes and slightly deeper patches of water are located.

I fished until about noon and finished by catching a few tiny trevally that enjoyed attacking my small minnow soft plastics.

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2 responses to “1770 – Tom’s Creek – 17 May 2016

  1. Hi. Enjoy your blogs, keep them coming, been catching a few Bass recently, our club just had a 2 day fish in the North Pine Dam for a TAGGING event, Dept of fisheries sponser it. we tagged 1000 bass on the sat. about 23 boats average 2 men to a boat and a couple of canoes. all up 2100 odd bass caught over the 2 days !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am off this Oct/November to Greymouth West Coast South island NZ. 3 of us in a Motor home, 2 weeks Fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow TROUT, will be trying, DRY fly WET fly NYMPH and STREAMERS, intend to spend some time in the estuaries SALT WATER area as in Sept. to mid NOVEMBER the big SEA RUN BROWNS come in chasing the NZ Whitebait, 10 to 15lb fish are quite common. then we go upstream and try to actually spot the trout and put a dry or a nymph to them. Very exciting fishing. will let you know how we get on. Regards Roger Hales PETRIE< BRISBANE.

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