A morning on the rocks chasing blackfish with a few whales splashing in the background. Hard to beat.
In fishing, the only constant is the desire to buy more fishing gear. Everything else is transient. Changing seasons change fish behaviour. The cold winter months and cool water temperatures shut down many of the angling opportunities available in summer. But winter also opens a few windows of opportunity. For me, winter means one thing. Rock fishing for blackfish.
Blackfish (luderick) are a mainstay of the Australian fishing scene. They are an accessible species for anglers to target, fight well and taste great. Best of all, you fish for them with a float which makes it a visually exciting form of fishing.