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    HAWKESBURY RIVER/NSW

    Hello all,

    We have hired a four berth houseboat on the HAWKESBURY river for a while, also the tinny/tender will have a 3hp outboard.

    I am wondering if anyone has some local knowledge of the area, sightseeing and fishing. It's just the two of us for five days.

    I will be taking two light telescopic rods(easy to pack), various lures, hooks etc. Bait will be purchased when we arrive.

    Thinking we may catch, bream, flathead and maybe something else with a bit of luck

    Looking forward to any feed back as this will be a new area/adventure for us

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    DROOL!!! DROOL!!! DROOL!!!



    You lucky peoples hope you both have a great time and catch heaps, drink heaps and chill out.

    You both really deserve it.




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    You coming all the way up from Victoria ?? Sorry, a complete waste of your time....nothing to see or do.....













    BUT, I can take the booking off your hands !!

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    Where are you picking up the boat from ? There is a few nice pubs and or restaurants around the general area. You might be restricted to mooring at jetties/wharves ?? Might pay to check.
    Fishing.....haven't a clue, but there are a few on here from the area that might know !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oz Firey View Post

    DROOL!!! DROOL!!! DROOL!!!



    You lucky peoples hope you both have a great time and catch heaps, drink heaps and chill out.

    You both really deserve it.



    Goes with out saying Max

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    Gday Laurie
    I haven't fished the Hawksbury, but something I remember it having a good name for is Jewfish (Mulloway), especially around the bridges & in the deeper holes, night is best. If you have the room I reckon I would take a heavier outfit ( or a handline about 50-60 lbs !!) .Be nice sitting on the back deck sippin' on a Chardy & catching Jew.. PS, don't forget your NSW fishing licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greig View Post
    Where are you picking up the boat from ? There is a few nice pubs and or restaurants around the general area. You might be restricted to mooring at jetties/wharves ?? Might pay to check.
    Fishing.....haven't a clue, but there are a few on here from the area that might know !!
    Yes , we have checked out moorings and such.

    There seems to be a lot of restrictions. We have done a house boat trip on the MURRAY in the past. Was fantastic, less restrictions.

    Shall all be good. Kick back and relax.

    May play it by ear. Water taxis are a good thing.

    So where are those fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaker View Post
    Gday Laurie
    I haven't fished the Hawksbury, but something I remember it having a good name for is Jewfish (Mulloway), especially around the bridges & in the deeper holes, night is best. If you have the room I reckon I would take a heavier outfit ( or a handline about 50-60 lbs !!) .Be nice sitting on the back deck sippin' on a Chardy & catching Jew.. PS, don't forget your NSW fishing licence.
    Thanks mate. I may grab some heavier line only running 10lb, all about the sport.

    Not interested in catching a HAIRTAIL as previous talks. Yes i do have NSW fishing licence, required fishing the MURRAY

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    Quote Originally Posted by greig View Post
    Where are you picking up the boat from ? There is a few nice pubs and or restaurants around the general area. You might be restricted to mooring at jetties/wharves ?? Might pay to check.
    Fishing.....haven't a clue, but there are a few on here from the area that might know !!
    BROOKLYN.

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    What a great adventure your going to have. The Hawkesbury is a huge river system with plenty to explore. It is a river system that has plenty of history back to the first fleet and settlement days.

    It can be broken into many parts, including downstream from the F3 Bridge where you have the Coal n candle creek area, bobbin head, and out to Broken Bay and Pittwater and Brisbane Waters. You will have a navigational limit downstream around West Head and Patonga line. Then you can travel upstream to Wiseman ferry and the Berowa creek area.Again I think there will be a navigational limit to Wiseman or maybe Sackville Reach. These navigational limits will be placed by the hire company.

    if your trip overlaps a weekend then I would suggest maybe avoiding the wiseman end on the weekend as that is when the ski boats come out, with mid week being more pleasant. Downstream tends to be more fishing boats and motor cruisers

    I never really fished much on the river but spent many days doing plumbing work on river properties including spending 18 months on Milson Island when converted to a Sport n Rec camp, and 18 mths working on a sewer program around Brooklyn and Danger Island and 2 years working on the Wiseman Ferry country retreat. I have such a love of the river that along with my brother we have a river property at Wiseman Ferry. I guess for me part of this comes from being descendants to the first fleet and my mothers family having a land grant at Laughtondale and grandfather having a property on the Colo River

    In the Milson Island passage there is an old naval ship wreck HMAS Parramatta which is meant to be good fishing.
    Upstream to Wiseman Ferry and Sackville is nice travelling and gives a perspective of how the river gives way from broad sections of river to sandstone cliff faced river. Another novel thing to do is to stop at the Spencer Village store for a long neck under the tree. Wiseman's Ferry hotel is a nice spot to get a feed. There is a public wharf but I'm not sure on the stopping arrangements.

    It would be a great trip if after you get of the boat and you could then explore the areas along the river in the 4wd, particularly upstream. Enjoy.
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