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#51

LoneWolf
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From: Gold Coast, QLD
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18 September 2018 09:11 pm

I had a Greenie come up to me one night while fishing and asked me ' If Fish Screamed, would you still Fish'... My reply was that 'I would have to wear Ear plugs'...... The look on his face was well worth the $15 for bait.... cool

LW....


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#52

Bluecurrant
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20 September 2018 03:22 pm

1537417254_20180818_105540.jpg plenty of pearlies this year


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#53

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20 September 2018 03:48 pm

nice haul of pearlies bluecurrant thumbsup

#54

xcvator
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21 September 2018 03:57 am

This was a good day, missed the Ozz length record by 30mm

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#55

227dick
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21 September 2018 08:42 am

that is a nice flatty hopefully the next one is bigger thumbsup thumbsup

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#56

LoneWolf
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21 September 2018 12:27 pm

That's one nice Flatty.... Glad She was released..... Yes it's a Female... All large Flatties that size are... That's why its important to release them... Mmmm Flatty tails in beer batter..... Perfect....

Bluecurrant, where did you get those Pearlies from? Off Flat Top?

LW....


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#57

Ship of fools
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21 September 2018 12:37 pm

Pearl Perch from a yak yikes
Well done!
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#58

Bluecurrant
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24 September 2018 05:58 pm

all caught at the circle lone wolf.


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#59

LoneWolf
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24 September 2018 08:16 pm

Nice... Got a few nice ones off Flat top and My Rock off the Headland... wink

LW....


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#60

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26 September 2018 01:27 am

flat head, legal sizes throw back if under 370 mm long , considered babies at that size but I do like this one,.. all flathead over 700 mm are to be released, they are considered to be the breeders , now went to a wonderful place on Sunday, Lake Lyall, found a spot and began to rig up, the Captain says " I'm on " and drags in a redfin, about 50mm long , 4 hrs later, there are 43 redfin in the bucket, lots of toddlers only a few biggies, tiddlers are called "crispies" the vietnamese fry them until they are crisp scales skin guts and all. mmmm cant wait for dinner.
We used ice jigs for the first time , they were deadly on redfin, redfin are a pest species in NSW , told the kids swimming back at the boat ramp, its ok to swim now , now we bought a few piranha but watch out for fresh watersharks lol, then it was home , along dead roo drive until Mt Victoria pass.

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#61

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30 September 2018 09:25 pm

Well it wasn't me or today but my son Charlie on Friday night landed his first Cod from the Cudgegong river while we were visiting my brother, the fish was released thumbsup he's on a winning streak the young fella. 1538303047_img_20180930_195058.jpg

And here it is on the brag mat thumbsup. 1538303094_img_20180930_195216.jpg

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#62

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30 September 2018 11:14 pm

Nice catch Charlie.Congratulations.I have been fishing for a long time and haven't caught a cod like that.Good to see a young fella who knows how to hold a fish properly as well.See too many people hanging them by the lips and damaging the gills and wondering why it won't swim away.Well done on releasing as well. thumbsup thumbsup

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#63

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30 September 2018 11:40 pm

Eldorado wrote:

Nice catch Charlie.Congratulations.I have been fishing for a long time and haven't caught a cod like that.Good to see a young fella who knows how to hold a fish properly as well.See too many people hanging them by the lips and damaging the gills and wondering why it won't swim away.Well done on releasing as well. thumbsup thumbsup

And supporting it's belly thumbsup thumbsup

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#64

iamagoldenoldie2
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01 October 2018 12:45 am

nice fish , at that size , I hope it will gobble up any of those nasty redfin .

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#65

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22 January 2019 10:23 am

Freshwater catfish are pretty good battered and friend, at least the ones I catch back home in the states. Saltwater cats are great to eat, we don't have them in California where I'm from but I know they like them in Texas. The saltwater catfish we get here in the UAE are pretty good, they release their bowels when you get them on deck usually and that part isn't very appealing but do good on the smoker or fried.

I'm curious if the ones in Aus can be much different. My grandparents never liked eating them in California in the past but after visiting the south a couple times and having it there they found out they were pretty good eating.

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#66

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22 January 2019 11:07 am

The saltwater catfish here in Australia has flesh similar to barramundi, some restaurants have been done for passing off catfish as barramundi.

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#67

Skip
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22 January 2019 11:16 am

I got a few squid on Sunday. Love em!

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#68

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22 January 2019 04:43 pm

For all the other Mexicans like myself that fish Port Phillip, the kgw are going nuts at the moment ( southern end ) thumbsup
Only problem is the billions of small pinkies that seem to be everywhere ! thumbsdown poop

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#69

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22 January 2019 06:12 pm

Cool picture skip. Squid are really interesting creatures. .....and tasty.


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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#70

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22 January 2019 06:25 pm

I somehow completely missed this thread. It must have been during one of my periodic absences from the forum. Anywho... my lovely lady bought me a kayak to start fishing again. I have only been out a few time and have mostly just enjoyed exploring the local rivers and creeks.
This is my topic on beginning to use a kayak to hunt for Bass with lures. Had a great start but really haven't been out as often as I would like. Shift work and weather play a part in my not getting out.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=28330


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#71

Skip
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25 January 2019 08:53 am

Dave79 wrote:

Cool picture skip. Squid are really interesting creatures. .....and tasty.

Yeah they are super inquisitive. I love watching doco's on them.
Regards the pic , I stuck the go-pro underwater as I reeled him passed the boat. Turned out a cool shot!


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#72

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25 January 2019 09:05 am

iamagoldenoldie2 wrote:

Now went to a wonderful place on Sunday, Lake Lyall, found a spot and began to rig up.
We used ice jigs for the first time , they were deadly on redfin, redfin are a pest species in NSW , told the kids swimming back at the boat ramp, its ok to swim now , now we bought a few piranha but watch out for fresh watersharks lol, then it was home , along dead roo drive until Mt Victoria pass.

Lake Lyell is one of the local dams I fish in. Ice Jigs are the only way to go out there. You can pick them up for about $10 and you're usually looking for the heavier ones in blue/orange. I'll have to dig a photo up later of the specific colouring.
It's much easier if you're in a boat and have a depth a, and you head from the wall up the back towards the Cox's river on the last right hand bend there's a deep channel that runs through here. Likely the old river. My best record from around this area is 203 redfin in 5 hours.

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#73

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11 February 2019 07:55 pm

Ship of fools wrote:

If you go to the fish shop or some supermarket have a look for “Basa”
Matt T

Basa is a beautiful fish, as far as fish bred in conditions that resemble a sewer goes lol

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#74

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09 March 2019 03:42 pm

Went fishing instead of detecting. I caught and released this long tail tuna today. Now my back is bloody sore again. 1552106417_rps20190309_153947_641.jpg1552106453_rps20190309_154033_953.jpg


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#75

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09 March 2019 04:48 pm

Great longtail there Bc, would have towed you around for a while?


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