"No fun, no run” is a fishing adage that has been popular around Sydney, Australia. When the tide is running, the fun (for fishing enthusiasts) starts. “Another influencing factor can be the amount of current. The old adage of ‘no run, no fun’ can be right on the mark” was cited in print in 2003. It’s not known who first said the adage.
“No run, no fun” is also a running (fitness) adage.
Fishing Monthly (Australia)
Crankbaiting for Bream
Simon Goldsmith | First Published: June 2003
Another influencing factor can be the amount of current. The old adage of ‘no run, no fun’ can be right on the mark. If the tide’s fairly moving, the bream’s window of opportunity to strike at passing prey is greatly reduced – he has to strike straight away or miss out. Hopefully, for the angler, the fish will opt to strike straight away!
Western Sydney Bream & Bass (Australia)
April 4, 2004
Hardbody fishing for Bream
Written by Simon Goldsmith
Another influencing factor can be the amount of current. The old adage of “no run, no fun” can be right on the mark. If the tide’s fairly moving, the bream’s window of opportunity to strike at passing prey is greatly reduced, he has to strike straight away or miss out. Hopefully, for the angler, the fish will opt to strike straight away!
Carpentaria Seafaris (Australia)
Fishing Trip #414 July 7 - July 14 2004
Could only get a photo of 2 cos someone had to take the shot. With the maximum neap tides yesterday and today the old adage for river fishing of “no run no fun” is proving itself.
Best tides for fihing Weipa?
Posted - 03 Sep 2004 : 09:39:32 AM
My brother and i are planning a trip to Weipa in mid October. We have been inspired by modern fishing’s “Barra on Bike” and will be taking the trusty pushies and ‘doin the damdge’ from the shore.
Can’t get a straight answer on best tides.
Big ones so that there is a heap of water movement. (ie no run, no fun)
Sydney Angler Forums
13-03-2006, 06:16 PM
There is an old saying...No run No fun!
Ausfish Australian Angling Forums
question on tides and flow
17-03-2007, 01:16 PM
Just remeber those age old rules, no run no fun and no flow no go!
Fishing Monthly (Australia)
Hot fun in the run
David Poulton | First Published: November 2009
The other bonus of these high tides is the variations in the tides. I’ve quoted countless times the old saying ‘no run, no fun’ and with the variations reaching around 1.5m at times this month, some good tidal flow will be experienced.
How to Catch Australia’s Favourite Saltwater Fish:
Salmon, Tailor, Bream, Flathead, Kingfish, Leatherjacket, Luderick, Drummer, Mulloway, Snapper, Trevally, Whiting
By Gary Brown, Geoff Wilson; Australian Fishing Network, et al.
Croydon, Vic.: Australian Fishing Network
As I always state in my fishing classes, ‘no run no fun’.
Luderick Fishing (Australia)
Luderick 101 - Where to fish
Published on 15 August 2011 Written by Matt
I live in northern Sydney and there must be literally hundreds of places to fish in the lower harbour where you would be a good chance of catching a few Luderick. There are a few things to look for. Ribbon weed and kelp beds, rocky points, jetties, bridges and floating pontoons. All of these have a few things in common, a supply of food and tidal movement. “No run no fun” is a common saying in fishing circles, it just describes what most observe, that fish bite best with the running tide. Of course this isn’t universal but it does generally apply to luderick. One of the consequences of tidal movement, is that it will create eddies as described before. Another consequence is that fish will be more likely to take a bait when the current is moving, and you will get more consistent “downs”. Sometimes the fish will bite at slack water, but can be maddeningly difficult to hook.
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By Paul Collery
Barramundi and many estuary species appear to like tides closer to neap but still with some tidal movement. “No run, no fun” as the saying goes.
Narooma News (New South Wales, Australia)
Narooma News fishing report: Jan. 1
By Stan Gorton Dec. 31, 2013, 3:10 p.m.
OFFSHORE fishers are still waiting for the kingfish run to start, at the moment there have been some caught, but they have been outnumbered about 20:1 by undersize kings.
Just when things looked like they were picking up the current stopped, and as the old saying goes “No Run - No Fun”. The water has also settled to around 21c.
How to: Fish Strong Currents
28 Apr 2014
By Kevin Savvas
No run, no fun. It’s an old saying but it still holds true.
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia)
Baitfish are throwing a spectacular ball in our Harbour says Al McGlashan
AL MCGLASHAN FISHING COLUMNIST THE DAILY TELEGRAPH MARCH 03, 2015 5:20PM
1. Watch the birds, even if they are just sitting on the surface
2. Fish the tides. As they say ‘no run, no fun’.