HOUSEBOATING THE HAWKESBURY

GONE FISHIN’ WITH STEVE ‘STARLO’ STARLING

Season 4 Episode 2

OUR FISHING GUIDE

Peter Le Blang (better known to many as “Pittwater Pete”)

COMPANY

Harbour and Estuary Fishing Charters

COMPANY DETAILS

Telephone: +61 2 9999 2574

Mobile: +61 410 633 351

http://www.estuaryfishingcharters.com.au

WHERE DID WE STAY

HAWKESBURY RIVER HOUSEBOATS

http:/ www.luxuryafloat.com

In Episode 2, I spent a very comfortable night aboard one of Luxury Afloat’s well-appointed houseboats, exploring the magnificent Hawkesbury River estuary near Brooklyn, just north of Sydney (visit www.luxuryafloat.com for more information).

I caught a bunch of small bream and under-sized mulloway (jewfish), right off the back deck of the houseboat that evening, and next morning I was picked up by Peter Le Blang (better known to many as “Pittwater Pete”) of Harbour & Estuary Fishing Charters (www.estuaryfishingcharters.com.au) for a more serious fishing session, successfully chasing flathead and some slightly larger mulloway.

I mostly used 3000-size Shimano spinning reels spooled with 10-pound PowerPro braid and matched up with light to medium Shimano spin rods. We used baits of pilchard and prawns.

The Hawkesbury is a magnificent system, located right on the doorstep of our biggest city, and there are few better ways to explore and enjoy it than aboard a houseboat. If you haven’t tried this, you’ve got to give it a go!


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