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#1467053 - 07/07/2018 17:11 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah guys..I never like to see dead critters on the roads, regardless of whether they are regarded as pests...the boy thinks I'm a nutter because I just lay on the horn well in advance, whenever we see raptors eating roadkill and beeping at cassowaries when they are teaching their chicks how to get a free roadkill meal..I'm also at odds with local cassowary warriors on this as they recommend stopping on the main road to let them feed and cross....I feel this is encouraging a death sentence for them and the chicks..

Yesterday was a lovely half-day out on the water out at the bait grounds..about 10-12 knots..a bit choppy but not much swell..we got half a dozen Doggie mackeral as well as a bit of fun jigging Trevally and Mack Tuna in with them..but it was very quiet for the Spanish and spotty's..hopefully they will turn up in the next couple of weeks...though the rest of this week is a washout...

One of the wwoofers who caught a Bludger trevally, wanted to take it home to eat...said it was delicious cooked with butter,onion and garlic....normally throwbacks for most people but it seems the French are easily pleased ..I wont be defrosting Trout or Sweetlip anytime soon if that is the case.. wink grin

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#1467182 - 11/07/2018 01:59 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Agree Scott12, Cassowary's need scaring away from roads, not encouragement to stay on them, any interaction between Cassowary's and high speed vehicles is only going to end up badly for the birds.
I also do the same with road feeding Raptors, we get a heap of road kill feeders on our 75Km round trip into school each morning out here and I lean on the horn even if it's just the Crows having a chomp on the fresh Wallaby squashed by a truck, It's not only them I care about but a decent sized Raptor can make a mess of a windscreen as well.
Weather wise, we have had a decent 30 MM Plus up here over the last week, drizzly grey sky's daytime with overnight intermittent heavy showers. Got down to 8 C overnight last night with a current 12C at the moment and dropping due to a clear sky and lack of wind right now.

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#1467201 - 11/07/2018 12:47 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lucky to get out Scott, I probably could of got an early couple of hours in but it was work days for the misses and she gets pissed if I go without her, lol

Yep Cassowary needs lots of horn banging on doors ect ect , to learn NOT to hang around roads.
I almost ended up in a punch up with one dickhead bus driver , after I blasted the air horns while he was letting tourist out to photograph one, He was blocking the road, idiot tourists all over the place not looking around at traffic , imagine if it was a passenger run over how his CV would read, duty of care ect ect.. Same with any that come into our yard, bang and crash stuff and tell them to stay in the forest Away from people..


As for weather , the sun is nice after the rain last week , but this wind can go away please , I've been trying to weld bull rail fencing the last few days and think I'll have to go and buy welding rods if it doesn't stop soon, as the mig is just hopeless in this much wind..Years since I welded with a stick ...

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#1467281 - 13/07/2018 14:51 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Was warm and really nice for a few hrs around lunch today - mad wind is back again
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#1467299 - 13/07/2018 22:16 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yes was a cracker morning. Me mango tree has its first flowers coming on this year, maybe i'll get a half dozen if i'm lucky. Might have to spray with something? #fishingandgardeningthread.
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#1467301 - 13/07/2018 22:57 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Yes was a cracker morning. Me mango tree has its first flowers coming on this year, maybe i'll get a half dozen if i'm lucky. Might have to spray with something? #fishingandgardeningthread.


All mine fell off last year. Got a few started this year, but not holding my breath.

My lemon tree amazed me, removed about 100 tiny lemons last year, thought I left about 5 but there ended up being about 30. Looks like another big crop again now, but will have to thin them out again somewhat as the branches still aren't strong enough.

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#1467311 - 14/07/2018 07:52 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Perfect weather up here at the moment and looking likely to stay that way for a little while. Bugger all wind too.

My mangoes are flowering like crazy. Might be as good as last year again. Avocado has its first fruit on, lychees flowering for the first time too and ice cream bean tree looks like it will be covered in flowers soon. Most of the trees in the orchard have been in nearly 3 years so expecting all of them to flower, hopefully!!
I think that 4 week stint of really cold nights has helped too.
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#1467348 - 14/07/2018 21:41 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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only second season for my mango, looks like my early lychee may flower too. bit early to tell for the other variety. I agree this cold weather may have helped.
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#1467422 - 16/07/2018 10:20 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
Yeah guys..I never like to see dead critters on the roads, regardless of whether they are regarded as pests...the boy thinks I'm a nutter because I just lay on the horn well in advance, whenever we see raptors eating roadkill and beeping at cassowaries when they are teaching their chicks how to get a free roadkill meal..I'm also at odds with local cassowary warriors on this as they recommend stopping on the main road to let them feed and cross....I feel this is encouraging a death sentence for them and the chicks..

Yesterday was a lovely half-day out on the water out at the bait grounds..about 10-12 knots..a bit choppy but not much swell..we got half a dozen Doggie mackeral as well as a bit of fun jigging Trevally and Mack Tuna in with them..but it was very quiet for the Spanish and spotty's..hopefully they will turn up in the next couple of weeks...though the rest of this week is a washout...

One of the wwoofers who caught a Bludger trevally, wanted to take it home to eat...said it was delicious cooked with butter,onion and garlic....normally throwbacks for most people but it seems the French are easily pleased ..I wont be defrosting Trout or Sweetlip anytime soon if that is the case.. wink grin


Got a few spotties just off Magnetic Island yesterday so maybe they wont be too far away for you guys?
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#1467438 - 16/07/2018 17:30 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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That's nice to hear Trav..Any size to them..?...last year was pretty ordinary for the Spotties up here and the weather was also ordinary....I'm looking forward to a bit of Spottie mayhem of some double and triple Spottie hook-ups in the next few weeks.....it looks like the High Pressure Systems are losing a bit of intensity so maybe the Tradewinds will drop off a bit..?

No Spotties about today ..just the usual suspects but at least the Doggies are pretty nice straight out of the ocean .. was about 10-12 other boats where we were ..and about 10 knots again today..


And yeah Bunyip ...not so lucky to get out..the missus pretty tells me go if the weather lets me..lol..either she is sick of me or maybe she has a boyfriend on the side..lol...who knows what goes on in the mind of a menopausal woman..spending 24 hrs a day with each other can be a bit wearing at times..fishing is a good bit of alone time for us both..

A Cassowary father and its son were killed in separate accidents on the Mourilyan road last week..I just don't get whats the hurry..!..Do you get them up where you are Marakai or are you a bit to far west...?

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#1467494 - 17/07/2018 17:24 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just above 60cm mate, got about 3 on Sunday with a few small doggies thrown in the mix until the Hammerheads came in.

Got a 150cm Barracuda on Saturday though! That thing was not coming in the tinny haha!

Hopefully another cold snap and then some lighter winds for a while!


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#1467520 - 18/07/2018 07:04 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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12mm so far. Just when I thought I was going to have to water some plants.

Unfortunately working today, but lovely day for books and coffee.

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#1467525 - 18/07/2018 08:24 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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8mm overnight. Nice fishing Trav
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#1467546 - 18/07/2018 16:33 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Dawgggg]
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Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
Just above 60cm mate, got about 3 on Sunday with a few small doggies thrown in the mix until the Hammerheads came in.

Just need some beer batter and a few hand cut chips. grin

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#1467551 - 18/07/2018 21:51 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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+ Beers haha.

Mackeral is so good to fillet, no waste whatsoever.

Looks like Saturday might be good inshore up there as well?
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#1467556 - 18/07/2018 23:44 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Dawgggg]
hickory Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
+ Beers haha.
Mackeral is so good to fillet, no waste whatsoever.

A pro fisherman mate just uses a cane knife and a bit of 10" x 2" hardwood and lops the heads off at sea. Very little waste on Macs.

(The beer to accompany it goes without saying.)

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#1467560 - 19/07/2018 07:38 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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18mm up here this morn , after 7mm yesterday, so things are a bit damp again..

Hopefully this next cold spell will see the winds drop out and give us some of that spectacular FNQ weather.


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#1467663 - 21/07/2018 07:43 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Enchanting bit of fog this morning though I spose if you're traveling on the Tablelands it's less than enchanting...

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#1467675 - 21/07/2018 13:28 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yep the old mackies sure are easy to fillet bone and skin..easier still if you first chill them well to firm up the flesh...

The sharks sure do get annoying Trav...we were hassled by a few Bronzies and Black tips last trip..and big Bull sharks make it near impossible to land Spanish at 40 Foot Rock off Dunk Island..

Havent had beer batter for ages Hickory..I would turn into a fatso...just rolled in some crumb in one and pan fried here with a squeeze of lemon..

Its getting a bit gusty down this way today but yesterday was perfect...had the boat all hooked up the night before but the flu beat me...

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#1467893 - 27/07/2018 17:20 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I'm wondering if we get a cloudless evening for the eclipse.
A fair few places in Oz look like missing out.

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