Fishing for Tailor or Jew off the beach on beautiful Fraser Island is something that every angler worth his salt needs to be put on the bucket list. And after getting to Fraser, the rest isn’t as hard as might be expected. Naturally, a great deal of success at beach fishing with heavy gear comes down to locating a good gutter and using the right gear.
As you’re driving along the water try to look for a gutter that has white wash at the back of it as that’s generally where the fish will be hiding. Also try to look for a rear access to the gutter so that the fish can pass through it.
Jarvis Walker have a great range of gear at very affordable prices, for all kinds of fishing. For beach fishing for tailor a 3 ganged hook rig (for e.g Tsunami 4.0’s) so as to accommodate pilchards is recommended (size dependent on the size of pilchards and size of fish being chased) and couple that with a 40 pound Rovex core leader and a sinker in between two swivels.
If you’re looking for a larger tailor or even the silver jew, replace the pilchards for flesh bait and a long rod with at least a 20 pound line. The 13 foot 6 Greenback rod with the 70 Fin-Nor Biscayne reel is a fantastic piece of gear to pull in quite a few photo worthy fish.
The Greenback retails through Jarvis Walker for $185 and the Fin-Nor Biscayne 70 will cost you around $80.
A list of rigs and tackle can be found on the Jarvis Walker website and are also available through tackle shops that stock Jarvis Walker products.
Contact: Jarvis Walker