Anglers in the Sydney region are very fortunate to have a great array of fish species to target. There are different target fish all year round, and although the natural tendency is for the fishing to slow down both in numbers and species as winter approaches, a change of tactics and species can bring the versatile fisherman good rewards.

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Photo is of thick bubbly green algae collected from South Curl Curl rocks

Luderick, or blackfish as they are often known, are one of the most abundant slow season fish. They are fun to catch, challenging and good table fish. They are also easy to catch and the gear required simple and inexpensive. Big talk considering all of the words penned about blackfish over the years, but nevertheless, the point of this article.

Luderick fishermen can get particular about a number of things. This is because attention to detail means consistent fishing, fewer missed bites, fewer dropped fish and most importantly when conditions aren't ideal and the fish aren't biting freely, missing out on the dreaded donut.