thanks arch 50/60 m seems a hell of a Chuck. Do you fish with braid mate and a shocker line and would you recommend 8 or 10 lb shocker, what about hook lengths and size of hooks arch, I do appreciate your knowledge on Staunton mate.
I'm no expert down there, it's just big water Bream fishing. Everyone seems to want to cast to the horizon these days. If you're down there on your own i'd imagine you'd catch closer. Could you pre-bait ?? That may help.
I do use Braid and a shockleader. Cheap braid from the Bay, 8lb Maxima shockleader, 4 turns of it onto the reel. 16s - 14s even 12s with double Corn. As for hooklengths, just match them to the hook and size of fish you're getting.
It hasn't fished that well this year, still decent weights, but not like some matches last year. Lots of ton weights last season. I need to fish it a bit more often, seeing as i'm a member there.
I was a regular there in the 70/80's, we used to fish a yard overdepth with giant, bodied wagglers (4-6 ssg). A long 50 metre chuck and let the wind gently drag the bait, fishing overdepth slowed it down and the big wagglers would not keep sinking with the drag. Lots of 1lb plus roach. But, as I stated this was many years ago, what it is like nowadays I don't know.