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Naynay
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24 September 2013 10:51 pm

Hi guys, I've seen a stack of stunning pics from Grabben Gullen. I'm assuming that the majority of those finds were on private property. How do you go about knowing where to go? is it just chatting with the locals and friends? I'd like to make a trip down there but don't have the foggiest where to go.
Cheers guys.

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25 September 2013 08:28 am

I've never really tried walking too far up either side of the bridge, I went there with a friend yesterday and we only got 1 poor quality stone. There are big ones there but I think it needs a good flood to deposit some more in the main fossicking area.

It's a nice spot for fossicking regardless.


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Naynay
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30 September 2013 11:05 pm

How do I find where is the main fossicking area? is it signposted? and are there campsites nearby?

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Colin&Lee
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01 October 2013 11:09 am

Naynay wrote:

How do I find where is the main fossicking area? is it signposted? and are there campsites nearby?

G'day Naynay

The fossicking area is at the bridge there is also a flat area to camp. There aren't any facilities there so byo everything  wink

There are still stones under the bridge around the boulders  wink

Cheers

Col


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Naynay
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01 October 2013 12:43 pm

cheers buddy

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Naynay
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01 October 2013 12:46 pm

Is it a suitable area for littlies?

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01 October 2013 01:13 pm

It's fine for little one's, there is the usual broken glass blackberries etc. Depending on how little might have to watch them around the creek and there is a vertical bank at one end of the fossicking area. Be mindful too that snakes are starting to wake up and there are a couple of resident red bellies near the bridge. Joe saw a brown the other week so they are about. Best thing I've found is make heaps of racket   big_smile .

Cheers

Col


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Naynay
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01 October 2013 01:41 pm

hahaha. the kids make the racket without being asked. they are 5 and 7, so not so small I'd worry about them rolling down the bank or anything.

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westatrest
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04 October 2013 09:41 pm

how clear is the water running, was thinking of heading out next week for a dig and fish?.
gonna try out my new minibanker, see if it works or what needs to be changed.feel free to tag along if anyone is keen


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04 October 2013 10:00 pm

Water was crystal clear yesterday. Not real deep. Not sure what fish are about.
Good luck catching all you're targets


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westatrest
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06 October 2013 07:39 pm

there's trout in them there creeks!..whoever said fishing was about catching fish anyway wink


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richo966
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16 October 2013 02:17 pm

I saw some small fish in the river

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charlie123
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15 December 2013 07:22 pm

No no, those wernt fish, they sound like eel, no sorry , I meant leaches.  and there as big as small snakes. and 10x more aggressive


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15 December 2013 07:29 pm

GG creek has a few stocked rainbow trout and quite a lot of small "Smelt". Also some good yabbies, big enough for a feed.....ohh and yehh...like charlie said ...leaches big enough to wrestle the Red Bellied Blacks. yikes

Cheers Wal.


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15 December 2013 08:08 pm

Talking about snakes and fishing 2 weeks ago at tuena looking for a crevice saw a 1.8 to 2 m black snake fishing. Swimming in the water around a boulder. Less than 5 m away. I was splashing like crazy to get him to move. He stayed and I went the long way round. Snake 1 me nil

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15 December 2013 08:12 pm

Wouldn't be suprised if one of the sheep was dragged in.  Lachlan river is 10 minutes away and also has carp big enough to see from the bridge driving past


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19 December 2013 09:48 pm

About fish, there was a approx. 5kg Carp right near the camp at Tuena, was...is...stuck in a hole. Has anyone spotted it?

Re Grabben Gullen, where the hell are you supposed to go? Drove thru and had no clue, looked around for 10 mins and then kept driving! Is there a map?


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19 December 2013 09:57 pm

did you find the bridge small dirt track leading down from the road near the bridge sapphire road it is a dirt road  smile

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Greglz86
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19 December 2013 10:14 pm

Twapster wrote:

About fish, there was a approx. 5kg Carp right near the camp at Tuena, was...is...stuck in a hole. Has anyone spotted it?

Re Grabben Gullen, where the hell are you supposed to go? Drove thru and had no clue, looked around for 10 mins and then kept driving! Is there a map?

I spotted a school of about ten of them at one spot about a month ago. They were trapped from low water. The smallest wouldnt have been any smaller than 40cm.
Greg.

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19 December 2013 11:33 pm

Danielkrupski wrote:

Talking about snakes and fishing 2 weeks ago at tuena looking for a crevice saw a 1.8 to 2 m black snake fishing. Swimming in the water around a boulder. Less than 5 m away. I was splashing like crazy to get him to move. He stayed and I went the long way round. Snake 1 me nil

Reckon its not a good idea to try and scare snakes away .you will just make them think aggression is first response to humans

Bad ting !

Bad bad ting !

Have a gentle quiet response to them but keep your distance

If its a brown then keep MORE distance and be prepared to run if it comes towards you neutral


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Twapster
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22 December 2013 11:47 pm

GG newbies need to be warned...know where you are going! Drove down both roads past the pub...yep small bridge and not much else. Anyone got a map image?


Peter. Love trout fishing, gold prospecting, sapphires,have Highbanker, pans,sieves ,X-terra 70,F1A4,GPX4500. Bring it on!

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23 December 2013 12:26 am

Twapster wrote:

GG newbies need to be warned...know where you are going! Drove down both roads past the pub...yep small bridge and not much else. Anyone got a map image?

You need to go past the first crossing on GG creek if coming from the Crookwell end. Turn left down Sapphire road and the main Sapphire area is at the bridge which is about 10 mins down Sapphire Rd.

Cheers Wal.


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27 December 2013 01:59 pm

Ok thks for the info.


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Golden Tiger
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10 January 2014 03:58 pm

Can anyone tell me what the green gems stones are that can be found at GG?

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richo966
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10 January 2014 05:06 pm

tourmaline  smile heaps of them some big ones can be nice and you can get green sapphire  smile

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