Fishing World hits the road

It’s early morning at a campsite on the banks of a small estuary system on the NSW South Coast. The only sound comes via a chorus of birds and the occasional crashing of waves from a nearby shore break. Yesterday, Fisho travelled to this “secret” location to begin production on an exciting new online fishing video series.

Our first day of filming went as well as we’d hoped. We’d travelled down in a three car convoy loaded with kayaks, a Pelican Canadian canoe (our on-water base for filming) a pile of camping gear including generator to recharge all of the power hungry camera gear, phones, laptops, iPads and associated paraphernalia and set up camp with plenty of time for a reasonable afternoon’s fishing session.

We were aiming to target bream on surface lures. An exciting form of luring that had proven productive in this estuary’s clear shallow water in recent weeks. Thankfully, yesterday provided more of the same for our cameras.

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The “talent”, tackle industry veteran and fishing writer Dominic Wiseman and Fishing World’s editor/publisher Jim Harnwell, enjoyed plenty of light tackle surface action as they drifted downwind on kayaks casting and working small poppers and stickbaits over shallow sand flats and weed pockets. The bite was slow at first but peaked late afternoon.

Scott Thomas and I were onboard the Pelican following Jim and Dom around with our cameras, an exercise which proved fairly difficult with only one of us able to paddle at any one time. The odd wind gust made things fairly interesting!

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Before we stopped shooting for the day the boys had caught and released several quality yellowfin bream for the cameras. The fish had aggressively hit the surface lures in the skinny water which made for exciting, audible fishing. All of the bream displayed beautiful golden colouration and looked spectacular in the waning afternoon light.

As I write this the rest of the team have risen from their slumber and it’s time for breakfast and preparation for the second day of filming. We’re hoping for plenty of hot surface action.

We’ll keep you posted on how it goes. Stay tuned! (Scroll down for more images from yesterday’s shoot). 


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