fishing

Posted by: terrified

fishing - 30/03/2002 21:25

Gday all;

Im just been a nosy fisherman.. shocked

I guess it will be a few days before i get any posts here,worth a go,any one go beach fishing,where and what time and what tide..

I am just curious,even though i own a boat,i also love to go beach fishing,my family and mammatus(Steve from Campbelltown)and family are going for away next weekend and hope to hear any true smile beach fishing outings from anyone so i know what has been caught along our beaches..I beleive there are a few Salmon and Tailor been caught,but i dont want to take my beach rod unless i know it will be worth my while..

Many thanx,good fishing to all.. smile

Craig :cheers:
Posted by: temp trace

Re: fishing - 31/03/2002 16:33

Craig,
Where abouts you heading? Just got back from a few days at Hawks Nest, we usually go up about this time every year, caught a few tailor/bream off the beach at mungo brush (north of H/nest) have to say it was a pretty lame all in all compared to previous years - and the surf wasn't much chop either. But always good to get away. Best time seemed to be just before sun up and strange to say around midday. Tides seemed to have little effect.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 31/03/2002 16:50

Gday T.T.

Thanx for ya post..

i live here in Nowra ,were all off to Windang,just south of Wollongong,as far as im concerned,all beaches produce fish,what im saying,if you caught fish up North,im bound to get fish down here(South),but its the same,if you got nil up North,i wont get anything here..

i have proof on that one,one night i went fishing off fhe beach at Cronulla with my in-laws,caught nil,following night went off the beach at the Entrance,same,nil,its weird i know,but i guess it all depends on the fish your after etc..

Im a Jewfish fisho,i only go beach fishing for the Jewwies,if i know salmon & tailor are on the bite,well then i know for certain the Jewwies will be on the bite..

Something for you other beach fellows to remember,catch a salmon,fillet it straight away,put the whole fillet on a set of 6/0 gang hooks,perfect bait for the jewwies..

Many thanx,good fishing to all..

Craig smile
Posted by: Michael Wright

Re: fishing - 05/04/2002 18:09

I have to say that's,one of my main sports.It's relaxing mostley i fish around bli bli and maroochydore just off cotton tree. cool
Posted by: W W

Re: fishing - 05/04/2002 19:30

I like to fish in all places.
Anywhere I know the fish are biteing it is one of my favourite pass times to catch up on were the fish are. laugh
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 07/04/2002 16:12

Gday all;

Been fishing,a great weekend in all,caught plenty(no not a fishy story either smile )..

Plenty of fish ,bream,flathead and the odd leather jacket all caught in lake Illawarra south of Wollongong,off the beach produced plenty of salmon and tailor..

Craig :wave:
Posted by: ThD Ht

Re: fishing - 14/04/2002 20:52

been hearin' latley the salmon are going off at cape jaffa and kingston s.e. jetties, have been for the last few weeks. the way the models are shaping atm there could be some good fishing next weekend. laugh laugh

Thunda Hunta laugh
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 14/04/2002 21:51

Gday thunda;

Thanxs :wave: for the info,how are the snapper going down there in SA,..

When i was a child,my father used to take me fishing at Whyalla for the snapper and in the Torrens for Bream..

Can you tell me wheather if the boat called POP-EYE is still going in the Torrens,i used to ride on the baot yrs ago when i used to live in SA(Glenelg)..

Many thanx..

Craig :wave:
Posted by: ThD Ht

Re: fishing - 14/04/2002 22:08

hey terrified, how ya goin dude. :wave: :wave:

they just had the big snapper comp up at whyalla a couple of weeks ago, winning snapper,.......get this,..........14.84kg, and i think the top 10 went over 12kg, big fish!
snapper are still being caught on a regular basis between cape jaffa and robe with bag limits ranging from 0 to full. the best catches mostly come from the guys who know their onions.

brim in the torrens, mate the torrens is now nothing more than a third world open sewer, there was a problem with popeye a while back, i'm not sure if it's still running or not, but they've got big problems with toxic blue greem alge on a regular basis.

Thunda Hunta laugh
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 14/04/2002 22:59

Hey thunda;

Great to hear about the reddies(snapper),how did you catch youself..

Ita a pity to hear about popeye aswell as the torrens frown ,its a pity..

Off the subject about fishing for a second...Is Roley Park speed way still happening,i remember going there every Saturday night..

Im a bit late replying to you a bit earlier as i have been watching the front comming up from Ulladulla(just south of Nowra)..

Take Care,
I will reply tomorrow,bed time for me now..

Good night..

Craig :cheers:
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 18/04/2002 23:02

G'day Craig :wave:
I don't know if this is of much help to you down there or not , but up here on the M.N.C., when the mullet start to "run"( which is usually around anzac day)everything else starts to make a move too.
At the moment up here the mullet are starting to "school-up" awaiting the first of the westerly winds to arrive so they can make a move.
The fishing can only improve from here-on in.
BRING IT ON !!!!!!!! :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 19/04/2002 01:08

Gday Longbeach;

Re the mullet,no i didnt know,THANX FOR THE INFO..

I just purchased a boat,a 3.75 quintrex(today),i love mullet fishing aswell,especially the bull-nose,we use blood worms for bait,aswell as a small hook with bread on it..

When you say M.N.C,where abouts?,im touring to The Entrance after the school holidays to visit my in-laws and of course going fishing..

Thanx for your reply too..

Craig
smile HAPPY FISHING!!!!

:cheers:
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 19/04/2002 16:45

G,day Craig :wave:
The M.N.C. i was refering to is the mid north coast of nsw.
Currently at wauchope (west of port) there are a few mullet around.I was talking to a "pro" yesterday arvo, and he said they netted 900kg the night before, and 2 days before that they got 700kg.I suppose this is only small compared to about 7 or 8 years ago, when a pro managed to haul in 20 odd tonne!!!!
how can we compete with that, hey??.
best of luck and may your lines be always tight!!!!!!!! :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 19/04/2002 22:01

Longbeach;

Mate,how could we compete with 20 odd tonne,I WISH.. smile

Been out fishing today,instead of mullet,i got 27 garfish,yes i know,theyre a pain arent they when ever fishing for mullet..

Some one told me maggots are a good bait for mullet,what do you use for bait for the mullet..

Craig.. :wave:
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 20/04/2002 21:18

G'day Craig :wave:
I've heard maggotts are very good,believe it or not!.
Someone once told me,if you get your maggotts in the usual way,let them get to as big as you can, place them into a container with bran in it,and leave them there for a day or two before using them.
The bran cleans them out so they don't smell as bad.
For mullet i just use white bread.I normally just rip a piece off,not too big, and put the hook through it once.You have to be careful when throwing it out of course,but it works for me!!!!.
I went spinning for flathead yesterday and managed to catch four.The biggest went 63cm long,and the next biggest was 61cm long laugh .
I also went this morning but only managed one to 55cm.Not bad considering the terrible autumn weather we are having, hey?
O'h well, best go and fillet these mongrels i suppose.
Till next time we chat,best of luck mate.
Kevin :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 20/04/2002 22:30

Gday Kevin;

Thanx for the info on the maggots..

Great stuff with the Flathead,very pleased to of read that,well done.. laugh

Tomorrow,I am taking my son out fishing again,hopefully without catching garfish,only good for bait the rotten things..

My wife and i fillet and skin the mullet,deep fry them,Bloody beautiful,mmm,better that what mcdonalds cook in their way of tucker.. :rolleyes:

Anyway Kevin,catchya later..

Take Care..

Craig :wave:
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 21/04/2002 10:27

G'day Craig :wave:
So how did you go with the mullet?Did you try using maggotts?
Another good way of fishing for them is to make up a dough mix with cotton wool in it, but it tends to be a pain to get off the hook again.
How do you attract them down there?
Do you burley them up with mud?
Any way better get back to the grind.
Catch ya latter
Kevin :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 21/04/2002 15:15

Hi Kevin;

Not long got back,we got 33 mullet,12 tailer(undersized),and 4 Flathead,not to bad for a outing i guess.. smile

We use bread in tuna oil,in a bucket of mud from the river bank for berley,works excellent,the tuna oil from sandwich tin of tuna,open the tin,mix it with a few slices of bread(12 slices),and then take the mix to where your fishing,then we get a few hand fulls of mud,BINGO!!!

We lost a few fish,but also biten off twice too..

Give the tuna sandwich berley mix a go,and please let me know what you think..

Take Care Kevin. :cheers:

Craig
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 24/04/2002 23:17

G'day Craig :wave:
Just a quick line to let you know that i heard a report that the first haul of mullet were taken from north beach at Port Macquarie yesterday arvo/night.I think it was only a couple a hundred kilo's to what i can gather frown
Till next time , tight lines.
Kevin :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 25/04/2002 19:54

Gday Kevin;

Thanx for the report..

At the moment,the shoalhaven river here in Nowra has schools of chopper tailer,really making it hard at the present to fish for the mullet,worse luck..

Dont worry,no little chopper tailer will stop me,theyre a pain arnt they(the chopper tailer)..

Take Care ,YES TIGHT LINES!!

Craig smile
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 01/05/2002 15:38

G'day Craig :wave:
I've just heard a report that a pro fisherman netted approx 90 tonne mad of mullet at north beach (Port Macquarie) a couple of days ago.Apparently they get $4.00 a kilo for the Bullheads and $6.00 a kilo for the Pinkeyes, and they all go to Queensland for processing!!!!.
I suppose one good result of this week is the ban of pro's to net the river (Hasting's) anymore.A bloke might be able to catch something for a change!!
Oh well, best go and get ready to go Bass spinning.
Till next time, take care :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 01/05/2002 21:43

Hey Kevin;

How are you?..

I took my wife fishing yesterday for NIL,as in,no bites,no nothing,only lost baits due to been on the drift for Flathead..

Please let me know on how you went with the bass,and what spinner did you use..

Have you ever looked at this site;
www.fishnet.com.au
really great for reports,everything you want to know etc,well worth looking at..

Take care..

Craig :wave:
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 01/05/2002 22:33

G'day Craig :wave:
Yes,well...... the bass fishing went very well,except i,um, couldn't hook them mad .
Out of 14 hits, and i mean BIG hits, i managed one!!!!!.Pretty pathetic hey?
I think my trouble may have been lure size.
The majority of the time i use the tiny crazy crawler in the fluro green, yellow ,and orange colours.I'm going again tomorrow arvo so i might try the bigger fella and see what happens.
Another good lure for bass up here is the "moss" coloured crawdad.
What is the river down there like for bass?
Do you go after them?
I think the biggest thrill of bass fishing would have to be , spinning out of a canoe , and one hits just as your about to lift the lure out of the water right beside the canoe . It scares the livin bejesus out of me, AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!! laugh
Oh well time to go and dream about today i guess.It's going to be a long night!!!!!
Till next time tight lines!!
Kevin :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 01/05/2002 22:44

Hey Kevin;

Great result,im pleased to hear you hooked one,well done.. smile

I have NEVER been Bass fishing before ever,i wouldnt know anything about catching them,here in Nowra,they have their own Bass Fishing Club,no-one there likes to share any info,where to fish,lures etc..

As i said earlier(i think) i own a quintrex Dart, a 3.7m tinnie fitted with a 2002 15 hp Mercury,2 stroke,yes its a deep hull,is than anything i ought o know before heading off to catch the bass,like best locations in the river,as in what type of area i may find Bass..

I know here in the Shoalhaven River here in Nowra,they surely catch some real good bass,ive been down to the boat ramp and seen them,andlove to hook a smallish one for our fish tank..

Thanx again Kevin..
(keep the drag on your reel SCREAMING!!) smile

Craig
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 01/05/2002 23:29

G'day again Craig :wave:
As you can plainly see, i havn't entered the land of nod yet.( not game..... i'll get bad nightmares!!!)
Anyway, the places that i like to fish for bass are at the boundry of fresh and salt water( you usually catch some huge bass there),i mean where the supposed upper reach of salt water gets, then i go to areas where your boat wouldn't be able to get into ( long holes, usually with fairly savage rapids ).These holes are fairly deep and the water runs fairly quickly , but not really fast.
At this time of year the big females head downstream to spawn,usually to "brackish" water, and they don't normally take a surface lure!!!.So i don't know what happened today! confused
What you have to look for in a bass location is overhanging foliage. Willows are very good, so are any trees or junk that is in the water that they can hide under through the day.
Around bull rushes is another excellent haunt for them.
Very soon they will go off the lures and will only take bait( crawl-back grubs are excellent fished on bottom with a 4/0 hook,especially in a flood).
The best times are morning from dark to about 9.00am and evening from about 3.00pm until dark,although they will bite all night.
It really p@#$%& me off that some people (fisho's) are like that(won't tell nobody nothing) because it is very hard to fish for bass if you can't get anyone to help you.It wasn't very hard for me because my old man went all the time ,and i started at three y/o.
Anyway, i hope that helps you a bit, and if you want to know something else, just fire one at me(question that is!!!).
Till next time, tight lines.
Kevin :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 01/05/2002 23:53

Kevin;

I will give it a go,i will take the boat out of the garage again tomorrow and do some exploring..

I will head straight for the tackle shop first,as i dont think i have those lures, i mainly have prawn type lures for flathead and bream..

I will let you know tomorrow night on how i went,hopefully with some pleasing results,as i know a spot,now you said willow trees,kids go swimming there all the time,using the branches to swing them selves out etc..

Im off to ZZZ land myself(bed),early rise,i cant wait to get my line wet..

Thanx ever so much for the info ,its greatly appreciated smile

Tight lines..

Craig
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 02/05/2002 20:44

G'day Craig :wave:
So, tell me the good news.You caught 12 bass, all over 50 cm,and released...11 ?????.
Well if it's any consolation, i wen't again this arvo and had 4 hits, but only managed one keeper. confused I know bass are finicky,but to go from 14 (???) yesterday to 4 today must tell you something, hey??.
till next time, tight lines
Kevin :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 04/05/2002 22:22

Hi Kevin;

sorry to of took so long to reply..

We went,trolled for about 3 hours with no hits,but, when i drifted passed this old tree 1/2 hanging into the water,apart from getting snagged 5 times and had to get my lure from the tree, we managed to hook 2,a good sport on light gear,i used a bait-caster reel(little over-head)spooled with 2 kg line,wow, what a fight,it was great,only the 2 all day,but well worth it.. smile smile

Thanx for your advice too re the Bass.. smile

Tight Lines..

Craig cool
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 05/05/2002 17:10

G'day Craig :wave:
I'm pleased to hear you managed to snare a couple laugh . They certainly play up on light line,but i think you may have to go a little heavier than 2 kilo,because if you hook one of say 4 or 5 pound, i don't like your chances of getting your lure or the fish. I mainly use 12 pound line, and there have even been times where i've still lost them.
By the way, how big were the ones that you caught?
Anyway, till next time ,good luck and tight lines.
P.S. What lure were you using?
See ya
Kevin :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 05/05/2002 18:14

Hi Kevin;

Well i payed the price TODAY,i lost a great Bass all due to my light lines..

The lure i used today aswell as the other day,is a greenish Rubber prawn with a 2/0 hook through its body,got a few hits,only the one hook up,and lost both,lure and fish..Dammit..

The fish i got the other day,were both around 3/4 pound,good size,but i dont think were keepable size,(what is the legal size for Bass )..

Have you ever tried the rubber prawn?..

Thanx Kevin..

Wet Lines..

Craig.
:cheers:
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 05/05/2002 22:24

G'day Craig :wave:
I had a look on my "fish stick" for the sizes for you. Bass has a bag limit of two per person per day, with a size limit of thirty cm.
I'm sorry to hear of you loss (lure), but it"s a path we all take.......trust me!!
I've never used a prawn type of lure,only surface lures.
If you want some real action,try a "crazy crawler" or a "jitterbug". These are both excellent surface lures,and are garenteed to make your heart miss a few beats. It's totally awsome,and there is nothing else anything like it.The surface hits are truely incredible.
The jitterbug usually works out of the box, but with the crazy crawler, you have to stuff around with the wings to make them "plop" really loud i.e. bend the wigs with a pair of pliers.
You should try one,you wont be disapointed!!! smile
Have fun and tight lines
Kevin :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 05/05/2002 22:36

Hi Kevin; :wave:

Thanx for the bag limits and sizes,i wrote them down and will keep in my boat. smile

Those lures you mentioned,i will certainly be buying BOTH tomorrow,if the weather is great,i will go and use them and let you know on how i went.. smile

Hey..,this BASS fishing certainly beats the MULLET fishing,better fun,by a long shot,i loovvee it.. cool cool

Tight Lines..

Craig. smile
:cheers:
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 06/05/2002 21:16

G'day Craig :wave:
So....... how did you go? snared a couple i hope laugh
Just as a matter of interest to you,bream also take the crazy crawler,but you have to stop winding when you see him (or her...don't want to be sexist here hey?) up behind the lure.You can tell it's there because there will be a "bow-wave"come up behind the lure.Just let it sit there and it will start to swim under it and "suck"it in.There is no big splash like the bass, but they go like a shower of s#!*,straight towards any cover they can find.
I just thought i'd share that with you to see how you'd go with them.
Till next time,best of luck.
Kevin :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 06/05/2002 21:35

Hi Kevin; :wave:

Thanx for the tip on the Bream.. smile

No i never went fishing today,we had un-expected visitors turn up.. mad

Beautiful day,light winds,just perfect for fishing,but bad luck happens all the time when the weather is so perfect.. frown

I cant go now till Thursday,hopefully the weather is great as it was today..

Thanx Kevin..

Craig smile
Posted by: LONGBEACH

Re: fishing - 14/05/2002 18:50

G'day Craig :wave:
I just thought i would send in a little note to tell you that the Bass would most probably be taking shallow to mid-depth divers about now frown
Also this time of year that they start to move downstream to brackish water to spawn.
The majority of these are really BIG females and do they play-up when hooked!!!??.
The only trouble is ,the majority of them can only be caught on bait.What a pisser hey?
Till next time,tight lines and happy fishing!
Kevin :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 14/05/2002 22:37

Hi Kevin;

How are you?,im well.. smile

I havent been fishing due to the wet weather,i beleive they(bass) take a live bait,prawns..I hope so,as the prawns are available,alot of hard work,but i can get them.. :rolleyes:

Till next time,stay well,tight lines.. :wave:

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 31/08/2002 21:47

Gday All;

Anyone been fishing lately?

Craig :rolleyes:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 31/08/2002 22:01

Hi Craig

No,I havent gone fishing lately.Ive been doing heaps of surfing but no fishing. smile

What are your favourite fishing spots around here.I dont go fishing much,so i wouldent know the best places.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 31/08/2002 23:14

Gday Pingtang; :wave:

My real favourite spots are;

Below the golf club(sandy beach below 4th hole Nowra golf club). :cheers:

Shoalhaven Heads,anywhere.. wink

Huskisson(Currabene Ck)in the boat. laugh

Tell ya where ive seen alot surfing(no im no surfer)Bombo..

Cya..

Craig
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 19/09/2002 01:39

Hi Craig, Kevin & Pingtang, great to find there are a few active fisho's in this forum & being good weather forecasters u've got it made!

I have enjoyed amateur fishing for 50 some odd years. Getting near semi-retirement now, so i can fish about twice a week, both shore & boat. Have good days and shockers! ATM King George whiting have just kicked off over here plus squid. Have read through your posts, and did'nt notice any reference to "solunar fishing guide" don't know if u've used it or not, but I find this about 80% accurate. 20% failure due to eastern wind or dropping barometer. If i'm not intruding i'll post a few results?
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 19/09/2002 06:48

Gday Fine :wave:

Yes Mate;POST AWAY.. :cheers:

I wanted to start a fishing thread off,as you seen they have a surfing thread a mile long,lets do the same here.. smile smile smile

I havent been fishing lately,typical Sth Coast weather,either to windy or to cold(sounds like the typical fisho excuse doesnt it)..

I have a Quintrex 3.75 Dart with a 15 HP Merc,all brand new,bought it in April 2002.

Cant wait to get it wet again and get among the fish..

Please Keep posting Fine smile

Craig :cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 19/09/2002 10:04

Thanks for welcome Craig, at last i've found a place where i might make meaningful contribution instead of sucking up everyone elses knowledge --a little point, i wonder if what u call "garfish" - what we call "gardies" over here? Loooong pointed nose, thin fish with lots fine little bones that make eating a pain? If they are, we get them here about 30 - 40 cms long, and if caught in the sea, they are beauuutiful eating!

Might be teaching u to suck eggs, but trick is to roll a bottle or rolling pin along the the entire length of the fish, u'l hear and feel the bones leaving the skin. Then, roll in cornflour & pan fry well, both sides & the the meat will lift off the central backbone and leave most of those besky fines bones behind. Not good fish for kids, as u still have to be careful about fine bones. Some of us think if its well cooked and u've got tough old mouth u crunch up any bones left! If its the same fish it is a distinct flavour either u love em or hate em.

Less than 30 cm is a bit difficult to do. Fresh smaller ones are SOMETIMES good whole baits on threble hooks for salmon & tailor. We actually target gardies in July/August by fishing with no sinker and use the smallest hook u can find with minute bit of prawn.

Bit like squid, years ago only used for bait, now fighting each other to see who keeps it!
:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 19/09/2002 10:28

Ya welcum Fine; :wave:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 19/09/2002 21:20

No trubs Craig - handles Tony, yes have 2 Prawnstars (natural light brown & pink) amazing little critters with a tail thats hinged and flicks when u tug the line - PROBLEM have never caught a fish with either!!!! Have u had some luck - if so from the boat or shore, and have u flicked it across the bottom or do u leave it just lay?

With the big gardies, (if they are the same as ours - silver and irridescent blue) rolling the bottle along them breaks the bones away from the meat including off the rib cage. Then when u cook them and the meat starts to lift, just slip sharp pointed knife along from dorsal fine downwards and with a bit of trail & error, u'll get a clean half side fillet. If u like herbs, i crush fennell seeds and put it with the cornflour. A real hot pan with little oil gives nice brown crisp skin. My father (80 something) rates them with whiting - i'm bit more fussy, but certainly like them - the bigger the better as getting rid of bones is easier. If u catch a lot, pick out a biggy and quietly try it when your home alone so u can spit the lot out if u don't like them. For years i only used then for bait, then got pleasant surprise - have u ever tried them?

More serious fish - KG's (King Geoge Whiting) - do u get them there? My most favourite eating fish. A good one would be 40-45 cms. Legal size here is 28cm. Best bait is fine strips of squid flaps (we eat all the tubes) which we hammer to make very tender & thread back and forth along a long shank hook. On a light rod out of the boat they are great sport. We've just started on KG's last few weeks, but that big front has made too bigger swells and lot of weed in the water so did'nt go out this week. Planned to go after squid with lure this evening, then had unexpected farm job to do so missed out - anyway they'll be a day or two bigger next time!
:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 19/09/2002 22:11

Hi Tony; :wave:

Yes.. laugh ,i have caught 2 fish myself and my 16yr old son has caught one fish using the prawn star,only on the natural looking one..

WE was fishing from the shore,on this particular day,no never used them in the boat as yet,plan on it soon as the weather get better,all fish were Bream,my son Dale casted his out and allowed it to float,i retreived my one though..

By the way,im 35yrs old,no i had never tried Garfish,as my wife Lynette said,going by your recipt,sounds nice and i shouldnt put a fish down till ive tried it,well i certainly will be using herbs aswell without the herbs..

Yes we certainly do get the great King George,"Love catching them on light gear",wow,what a fish,theyre fun aswell as great eating.

This fishing season,i plan on doing a fair amount of live-baiting for the lizards(Flathead),we normally drift or use plastic jigs,this year i plan on as i said,live baiting,,,have you tried live baiting for the "Flatties"?

Anyway Tony i will hear from you in your next post

Pleased to of met you too :wave:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 19/09/2002 23:39

Back again Craig, my wife is a very keen Bridge player about umpteen nights a week, so fishing & weather are my hobbies. I'm 55 yo, and what joy it gave me to see u fish with u're son - he will have some of his greatest memories for life of your times together - well done. My son is 26yo and works both ovewrseas & eastern states, we still have great times when he comes home & go fishing together. He did'nt get home at Xmas last year, but got home for Easter and caught a 9kg Salmon - what a thrill for us both!

Yes, I love fishing for and eating lizards but i'm don't quite know what the "plastic jig" is - could u explain. No, i've never used live bait for them, but with that big mouth recon they would really chase the right live bait. I find that this is one of the few fish, that i fish for at LOW tide from the shore. Also have found they are scavengers and quite often its the oldest, smelliest piece of fish bait that gets them. I always use a burley cage with old oil from cooking fish mixed with bran in the plastic burley cage and sometime the cheeky devils chew on the burley cage! Hook on the end of the line with a running sinker after the burley cage is my most successful rig. A friend of mine catches as many as me, and fishes with a tight line - who knows? I'm a great believer in that when u're not catching fish, changing the type of rig can help?

Have u tried the "Solunar Guide"? It is tied to tides, and i love 30 minutes before and 1 hr after full high tide. A good solunar time that coincides with sundown is a really good time? I keep a lot of records and have just started recording water temperature. I dont think u can predict fish too exactly, but u can certainly improve u're chances by recognising certain conditions - what do u think?

:cheers: T.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 20/09/2002 21:13

Gday Tony :wave:

In regard to the plastic jig,its a little plastic rubber lure ideal for flathead,its pretty hard to describe,all i can suggest is,go into your local tackle store and ask for either the plastic OR rubber jig which is ideal for flathead,hopefully they may have one to show you,,,better still do you have K.Mart there,they sell them..

Fishing & weather are my hobbies too,infact funny enough before a mate told me about "WeatherZone",i actually was S**T Scared of thunder storms,no matter how severe,i was scared,now that ive been in weatherzone for nearly 12 months,reading about them and asking questions etc,i now look forward to a good thunder storm ,funny isnt it,but very true,but,I HATE THE WINDS,we experienced winds Wednesday night up to 64 knots..

Here is a question;do you know on how to fix a nipper pump,mine is stiff and very hard to pull(that sounds good hey smile )it up,,ive tried spraying it with wd-40,makes no difference,,any helpful ideas please..

Dale and I really enjoy going fishing together,yes i fully agree with you,great time together for father and son,infact he can be very annoying,using the same rig,same bait,same location(naturally in the boat),but he seems to catch more fish than me,do you beleive its luck or do you think he talks to the fish or better still,has a secret diver below?,what do you make of that.. cool

My wife Lynette is a real book worm,loves to read,especially the romance books,"Mills & Boons" mad ,my 2 daughters,Erin & Hollie(13 & 5)also hate fishing,so its great times for Dale and I to have peice and quiet,as much as i love the girls and the MRS,it certainly is peiceful,,geez arent i nice..

Anyway Tony,Take care and my regards to your wife too..

Craig.
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 20/09/2002 23:00

Hi Craig and family,
Yes, we had K'Mart just open last Monday - i've been saving up for months since they started building ! Bought new rod & reel on thier opennig specials after spending 2 hours examining every bit of tackle in the dept! Will have to go back and get plastic flathead jig.

No, can't help on the pump as we don't use them down here - no nippers here. Just an idea, when dealing with fishing tackle i try to never use mineral oil on anything as fish hate mineral oil & citric acid - like a lot of professional fishing operations, we never allow oranges in the boat or in the food basket when fishing! Have to be very careful lubing reels - know some people use vegetable oil, but i think thats going a bit far, i'm just very careful with sewing machine oil or vaciline jelly.

Often find the youngsters are quicker to hook fish, reactions just split second faster, but on some fish thats no help - ie bream and flathead. Sometimes find KG finicky and have to let them play with the bait before striking?

Hope Dale & u can get out this weekend, see SA getting fairly strong wind ATM - might be safer on shore than in boat? i've got Farmers Markets in morning, midnight finish packing tonite, then 5-30 start - no fishing Sat or Sun. Usually fish Tues or Wed plus evenings. Have good weekend i've got to do my share of getting ready now - just looked in after stopping for a cuppa. Remember we're 2 behind u -ie 9pm now.

Thanks for sharing u're fish & family news - forum really makes Oz a smaller place & easy to meet so many really top people!
:cheers: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 21/09/2002 22:05

Gday Tony :wave:

Took Dale fishing today,we was out in the quintrex and did well..

We used live poddy mullet for flathead,got 4 but the best was 2 trevally weighing in at 4pd,NO LIE,what a sport fish...can they fight..its call hang on and hope for the best,it was great fun..its a must,catch a few poddy mullet,wack them on live and wait..well worth the wait,yes we are re heading back out there tomorrow,,,,,i cant wait for the sun to cum up again to get out and hopefully catch more trevally....

If you get out through the week Tony,and you use the live baits,please let me know on how you go...

Sorry about the late posting here tonight,,had to go visit rellos(relatives)..

Look forward on hearing from you mate..

Take care to you all

Craig :wave:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 21/09/2002 23:57

Big thumbs up Craig & Dale 2 X 4 pd trevally WOW - i'm laugh green with envy! I think we call the same fish a skippy over here, big fellows called golden trevally up the north west?

Its the shape that gives them the power is'nt it. We catch them up to 2 pd in close down here, but have to go out almost to the continental shelf to get the big ones like ur's - & we don't go out that far!

Our skippy have a very soft outer lip, u have to be careful lifting from the water, cause after a great fight, i've lost them just as u lift out of water. We use a net to lift any 2+ pds.

I know some people don't like eating them, but fresh they're good, not so good freezing. I fillet & shin mine, take out the red meat along the lateral line cause there are also some little bones there. Have found that leaving the fillets in lemon juice for no more than 5 mins takes away the oily flavour - i do this to herring also. Would then put flour and seasoning/herbs into plastic bag, shake about then put floured fillets in the fridge for 30 mins (so flour sticks better) then quickly cook in hot fry pan with olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter - this crips the coating - how would u do them?

What is the seat configeration in the Quintrex, 2 front and 2 back - do u have rear or front steering? I ask this cause i've had skippy go madly around the boat when hooked sometimes! They are an exciting fish and i can see why u want to get out again tomorrow! Fantastic news, approx what time did u hook them and what is the closest weather recarding station to u, be interesting to see what bara pressure was around that time and where the tide was? Time for some ZZZ for me - we had a good day today at F/Markets - absolutely perfect weather with lots of people, was late to bed 2am up at 5-30am so big sleep tonight - thats where i'm heading now - will await tomorrows report with huge anticipation!
regards to all - T

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 22/09/2002 22:09

Gday Tony; :wave:

To begin with,yesterday the tide was at half peak,in my books,im saying half way up to high tide,it was about 7am in the morning at time of first hook up to the first trevally..

Our nearest radar thingo is in Wollongong,about roughly 75 k,s away from us..

My quintrex is only 3.75 tinnie( 13 foot)and powered by a 15h.p mercury,its a tiller steer,steered by the motor,well i guess you obviously know that,so yes,plenty of room,but not enough when ya playing a good sport fish like the trevally..

The trevally was caught in the Shoalhaven RIVER,yes a river,i was as shocked as you are reading the word "RIVER",they were beautifully golden too,infact to nice a fish to of brought back in..

When i clean the trevally,i fillet and skin them,and wack flour on them and deep fry them,followed by a good sqeeze of fresh lemon juice over them..

** Today;
Dale and i went out,same time,boat was in the water around 6am,caught a few poddy mullet,but nothing except flatties and chopper tailor,,no trevally was seen by my boat,,but,,another boat got 7,little bigger than what we got yesterday,today i left the berley(chicken pellets & sunflour seeds soaked in tuna oil),wheather the fact we didnt have the berley or not made the difference,i dont know,yes i had that exact berley mix yesterday.,we dont know if the other boats had berley or not,i dont like to ask others to many questions like that,the flathead and tailor were all under size fish..worse luck,but,it was a nice day out either way,when im out in the boat ,its like sitting down in front of the TV watching home & away,its great..

Anyway,nothing else to report at this point..

Take care & hope to hear from ya soon..

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 22/09/2002 23:23

Hi Craig & Dale : Ain't that just fishing, same everything but none of the fish u were targeting. Remember a poor days fishing is better than a good days work! My experience is that trevally / skippy are very much a "school" fish, u either get them or don't depending on where the schools moving. We also find that u might catch 3 or 4 very much same size, then the school moves on, then u might catch 3 or 4 again all the same size, but different size to the first school. I use the burley once i catch one, to try and keep the school interested and feeding. Hard to keep them biting much over 20 mins, so then we move about & try and find another school. But i've never caught a 4 pd skippy!

Do u sit at the back and Dale up the front? This lets u both fish the same side if they're biting. In boats that u both sit up front, u have to fish to u're own side or out the back. We use 2 boats, (3.5 boat like u'rs for estuary& river & a 5 m forward control Qwintrex for open ocean only go 1 km out) neither boats are mine both are my mates. My fishing mate is over 70 and i'm supposed to be his minder or his wife won't let him go out! Might sound silly, but many times when we use the bigger boat and sit next to each other up the front and fish each side, one side can catch lot more fish than the other, even just letting the line drop straight down - its so hard to understand why this happens??

Catching the trevally up the river is a bit interesting too? How wide and deep is the river? I saw a TV fishing program last week on NSW and they were at a place called "Yambu" I think? It had fantastic reef/sand bottom to fish from the shore - they got quite a few different species but NO 4 pd trevally! Do u have any of that type of fishing country? I dont think we will be getting out this week in either boat, as there is rough weather forcast till Thursday - might try beach fishing if its not too wet.

My wifes name is Vivienne, & she's playing bridge tonight. I have 2 grown up children boy 27, girl 25. My daughter lives & works in Perth. My son works in Eastern States & overseas. Neither are married or have any children. So we are at that stage of life where we are home by ourselves and no longer have the huge family responsibilities that go with bring up a family at home. Its a very different life when the kids leave home and become self sufficient - u certainly have a lot more time to yourself & financial pressure diminishes considerably, but there is a big gap in your life when they go - funny trade off isnt it - thats why I'm so pleased u and Dale are getting the most out of life now! By the way u didn't say who caught what fish yesterday?

Must go - hope these fronts get passed u by next weekend so the trevally can challenge u again!

:wave: T.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 23/09/2002 21:09

Gday Tony & Vivienne(please to meet you Viv) wink

Dale and i both got the tailor and flatties,about the same each,i just asked who would of caught the most,but he said it was about the same..

We both fish out of the same side majority of the time of the boat,BUT,thats a interesting point,when Dale and I fish from the shore,we both fish a good 3-5 metres apart,why,i dont really know,we have always did it ,PLUS ,we generally use a different rig to each other when shore fishing....strange isnt it,,its mainly to see which works best plus that way,we cant say if only i did this or did that,we can say we tried it,yes we tell each other what we are doing so therefore,we know what each other is doing and have tried..

The river where we fish,its a gravel bottom near a reef,not far from the mouth of the river to the sea,alot of weed where we fish too,and it drops from 8 ft-16ft of water,very deep drop off,at times its hard to either drft over the drop off or anchor on it due to the current can be extremely strong at times..infact,you can nearly see the fish below you,weather pending as the river is so clear at the moment,which i hate..

I always beleive in going fishing in pairs like you and your mate,,,safety is always a must when boating no matter the age..Pleased to of read that in your post,,WELL DONE!!! :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 24/09/2002 00:06

Hi Craig & family, We do similar on the beach, if there's no drift along beach we stand near each other and cast 45 degree off centre so we don't get tangles. If one gets something really big on the other brings line in. We usually start off with 2 different riggs to see whats about, unless we're going out to specially target a fish. If we're after a specific fish, we use same rigg but will sometimes use different types of hooks to see if one works better than other and change to the successful catcher. Find chemical sharpened hooks are the best, but only use for one day - find u can't sharpen a chemical hook?

Your river seems a fantastic spot, trevally/skippy love reefs. Too rough for Tue & Wed this week for us, might try for squid off beach with jig, if i can find a protected spot. U might find next 6-8 days a bit quiet - full moon sometimes slows fish up a bit? - i'd recon 1st Oct to 10th Oct might be a good bet depending on weather.

Let u know what happened on Thurs nite - :wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 24/09/2002 21:28

Gday Tony & Vivienne :wave:

I look forward to your post Thursday night..

We have very warm weather here at present,to hot to go fishing and i agree with you regarding the moon..

Both Dale & I use chemically sharpened hooks all the time,yet,as soon as we catch a fish,we change hooks,throw the other one away,,do you do the same?

Look forward on hearing from you Thursday..

Take care to you both..

Craig,Lynette,family..
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 25/09/2002 21:26

Hi Craig & family, No luck over this side, too rough for boat or beach, have to have our fish out of freezer this week!

Re: Chem sharp hooks, no i don't change after each fish catch unless the hook tip is damaged when getting it out of fishes mouth. Get a bit excited and want to get line back in quickly to keep little devil interested! Most days normally i have to replace hook & lead once or twice because of hook up on the bottom - when either the hook breaks off leader or hook tip is damaged on reef or weed. For non-chemical hooks ie treble hooks for salmon i carry a little "points/sparkplug" file always touch up at every second or third bait up.

Have found that chemical hooks are no good after being used & allowed to dry, likewise if the hooks get damp in the tackle box and then dry, the point is not so good.

Looks like its hot over u'r way from comments in other forums - do u ever get a chance for evening fishing in the week? Also notice your petrol thread is getting some action, when i go to town tomorrow morning i will write down the prices, think unleaded is about $1 to $1.02 lead replacement $1.03 to $1.05 but will get exact price before making a post there.

Hope everyones well, we're inside with fire roaring away - 6 degrees last nite & not a lot warmer tonite, Viv's bridge partners gone to Melbourne for 2 weeks so she's going to make sure i get on with dreded GST return and will disconect computer line if i don't get move along so must go!

:cheers: to all - T.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 25/09/2002 22:04

Gday Tony,Vivienne; :wave:

Before i say anything regarding the fishing,yes i must admit,id say the fuel prices are likely to soar now that there is talk that the war in Iraq is going to go ahead.."NOT HAPPY",considering we have our own oil revinerys here in Aus..

I can get out at night,but,i wont go due to the last time i went beach fishing,i caught alot of salmon,and big tailor,but had NO CAR to go home in,,,my other commodore i had got stolen,,,it cost me $45- in a taxi,then i couldnt take the fish home in the taxi,,,not happy as i had clean them,so therefore i couldnt do anything with them except throw them back into the ocean,(which i felt so ashamed),so i will no longer go fishing at night unless i can keep a clear eye on the VS commodore i drive now,i HATE car theives so much..

Now you mentioned it,i may go tomorrow night down the river below the Nowra road bridge,i beleive a few decent Bream are being caught on squirt worms(blood worms),if i can get the tide right,i might get a few worms and give it a go,i will let you know on how i go..

Nothing else to report,except!!!i hope im NOT annoying you..

Craig & Family
:wave: :cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 25/09/2002 23:58

Hi Craig, don't know if ur still up, I just finished GST for nite & thought i'd see if u'd called in & theres a posting! Nothing to be annoyed about Craig, i can't get enough fishing talk, & its great to hear from someone on the other side of Oz who is so dedicated as u & Dale.
What "b******s" to steal yur car! It also happens here, but Vivs is the good car mines an old 1985 Volvo and no respectible thief would want it - probably never get it started anyway! We usually take a 4 w/d on the beach if we go, usually from Dec to Mar when its warmer. The car stealing aside, U certainly got a great catch that night - how big was the tailer? - i've never got a big tailer - salmon are our biggest 6 - 9 kgs. I got a 2 pd river bream 2 weeks ago on a rotten windy night, took me almost 2 days to thaw out!
I'm going to have early nite so will finish now - enjoy every chat
:cheers: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 26/09/2002 00:43

Gday Tony(Morning smile )

The tailor i caught,i memory was around 3 pd ,taken on a full pilchard(i forgot what they call them in WA),the sea was up around the 1.5 metre mark and the weather was showery,it was around early July 2002..

Hears a question;ever tried sand crabs for bait from the beach for your bream?,a few people have told me theyre a great bait,but me being blonde wink ,i have no idea on how to get them and whens the best time(day-low or high tide),ive tried to get beach worms,what a joke,thats in-possible for me,i cant do that either..i did say im a blonde..

The time here is at present,12:39am,Thursday morning,just heard on the late news weather,we are in for another warm day again tomorrow(today 26th)up to 28 deg,but no rain mad ...has Wa been getting rain.?

Anyway,its bed time for this little black duck,when Lynette wakes up i will find a decent photo of myself and the family,so that way you can put a face to who i am, i will get your emailing address from the forum,same if you ever want to email me at anytime,just look at my profile..

Take care to you both..

Craig. :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 28/09/2002 21:16

Hi Craig, & Family,
So much for my planned fishing, yes we had 25.5 mm for the week and it was too rough to fish, then i thought i might try squidding Thurs evening as things fined up...BUT on Wednesday night Viv got food poisoning from some smoked salmon (which luckily i wont eat) & she was very, very sick for 48 hrs. She is usually much healthier than me & i was so worried that i rang the hospital Thurs morning and she had to suck ice for 24 hrs! True to the hospitals predictions, after 48hrs she could handle icypoles and started to keep water down and has slowly recovered. Saturday is our weekly "growers markets" & we usually are both very busy packing Fri, but she could not help, so i had a lot more to do and did'nt get to computer until tonight.

It was a big market day today because bueatiful weather, start of school hols & this weekend is a longweekend over here. Because we only have a little farm, we also have a small tourist park on the farm, so its all go for the next 2 weeks.

Thankfully Viv is much better today - so thats why i've been missing.

Regards sand crabs - no i have'nt used them, but i eat the big ones - very subtle taste when cold, but smell the kitchen a bit when cooking! Got to be careful what crabs u eat cause quite a few are poisonous. We have lovely blue manna crabs here that are outstanding to eat, & we go crabbing for them around March/April - i think u might call them blue swimmers your way? I find Sand crabs move about on low tides with moolight nights. I don't fish for them, but they often take my flathead baits, cause flathead are also about on same conditions. Now u memntion the sand crab as a bait for bream -for both ocean - silver bream (tarwhine) & river (black) bream? We get rock crabs (never eat these as some are terribly poisonuos) for groper & sweep.

The pilchard are also called mullies over here - excellent bait for many fish, & are used for salmon & tailor. Mullie head is very attractive to sand crabs. Often s/crabs will pull against the line and hold on right into the shoreline and then let go right on the edge! Now u mention s/crabs as bait, i will try some for silver bream which i love to eat. U have made me think it would be a good bait cause s/bream move about right on the edge of the water near the beach - maybe looking for s/crabs?

Now to pumping worms - I have never seen the big ones u get and have use pumps over little hole on the sand and only caught more sand - nothing else - sorry can't help on that one.

Because of school hols i can't go out Tues or Wed for next 2 weeks, but as soon as i get a good night i will try for squid and sand whiting. S/whiting are a poor substitute for KGs but i love them pan fried and don't mind picking about the bones - have to try to fillet a couple of the biggest cause Viv hates bones - damn tricky job filleting s/whiting! A friend of mine had good catch of gardies last week, & has promised me a new recipe - when i get it i'll pass it on. Looks like u are getting some rough weather over there so it might be the beach or cleaning up gear & tackle for u & Dale this weekend?

Your posting on fuel prices got some good responses, i still have'nt checked our prices out. Also noticed in the Lounge theres a posting asking about Nowra - wants to also know about crime - i thought of your sad experience with the car!

Must away & cook t for Viv - regards to everyone
:cheers: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 28/09/2002 22:12

Gday Tony & Vivienne; :wave:

I am sorry to heard about Viv,please give her our full regards but pleased Viv is getting better frown smile ..

Thanx for the info re Sand Crabs,no worries,im very pleased you mentioned about blue swimmer crabs,we all like to go to Huskisson(near Jervis Bay),its a really good place for crabs(eatible laugh ),we havent did that for years..

Yes,today was very blowy,last i checked around 2:30pm(our time),it was blowing a westerly 47km/h and still blowing quite strong as i type,the wind speed i dont know as i havent looked at the observations yet,so today,yes Dale and i spent the day greasing our reels and tiding up our tackle etc,plus gave the merc a change of plugs(not that they were required),safe and sound motor will get me to the fishing spots and back,plus gave the rollers on the trailor a hit with a bit of grease also,once again not that was required also,but,you seem to do weird things when the weather is up to ?..

I heard on a fishing video which Dale borrowed,in Perth they apparently call King George Whiting,Rib slappers,the way they slap about when you hold them,have you heard of that one Tony?..

Anyway mate,please take great care of Viv,im sure you do that anyway,and i hope she is well soon..

I just like to mention I hope over the next 2 weeks you are busy with the tourists..

Please send some rain our way,we havent seen rain like your 2o odd mm for a heck of a long time...

Take care to you BOTH..

Craig,Lynette,Crew(Family). :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 29/09/2002 00:54

Hi Craig, Lynette & Crew, Thanks for best wishes Viv is improving because she's starting to tell me what to cook for her! I said fresh fish would be the best but only had about 9 hours sleep for last 2 days & just went to sleep in front of T.V for 1 solid hour so must get off to bed.

Yes KG's are called "rib ticklers" or "kidney slappers" over here, but i think its a bit of an exaggeration - its a good KG thats over 45 cms long, got a pic of some on a tray here somewhere, but will have to wait till my daughter gets home or the young lass from next farm calls over to get the pic scanned and sent to u as i battle with what happens between scanner, computer & i'net. Have sent a few things off into c'space but never seem to arrive!?! i'm not too computer literate!

I think that Streaky Bay on the West Coast of Eyre Penninsula has some of the biggest KG's i've seen, but some locals here recon that King George Sound (the big bay) that Albany is on is the home of the big KG whiting, but KG Sound was not named after the Fish, but after the real King George!

I don't think u can ever do enough work on a boat Craig - did u see on the news that chap in USA took a boat out for 3 hour cruise and took 3-4 months to be found - U & Dale try explaining that sort of fishing trip to Lynette & the girls! He lived on fish, seabirds & turtles. It was quite sad really, because he was an Asian chap who lived in USA, but when the Coast Guards found him down near Panama way, they thought he was an illegal imigrant and were'nt going to let him back home!!! Also having those rollers working well stops a lot of damage to the baot when your getting it back on the trailer if u do beach launching - u need to get it up on the trailer first go or the swell can push it around and hit the trailer.

It seems a while since we saw a posting from Long Beach (Kivin)? Would also be good to see if anyone else is fishing, would think those up northern Oz could fish all year round - maybe they are a bit worried about joining in ?

Must get a few ZZZ in - i dont understand what happens in your weather on the east coast, seems our fronts swing south towards Vic and u get quite a bit of weather from onshore stuff from the east? I am truely amazed and sorry for the lack of rain in the east, but remember its only the south west corner in W.A. thats had average rains this year. Perth dams are only about 26 -30% full and they will have a second year of water restrictions. A big part of our agricultural area is way behind and there are crop failures over a big area. 2 years ago we had no rain after August and had the driest 12 months in 112 years - i never want to see that agian - nearly ruined us!

Must close - Thanks again for kind thoughts & i know how u & Dale feel knowing theres fish out there to catch but weather won't permit!

:wave: T
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 01/10/2002 21:39

Hi Craig, Lynette & Crew - no opps for evening fishing as had front thru here the last 2 nights. Went into look at a Jarvis Walker 6500 Integra Reel today - local sports store had them on special $47, in competition to KMart opening i've have seen these up to $80 before! Would u believe they had sold out when i got there! Looked at an Abu Garcia (spelling bit dodgy) reel - smart engineering, has a non reverse bearing system - have u seen this idea before.? It means where ever u stop winding the reel stops dead - beautiful action! They may be able to get another Integra, i want to set up a spare rod & reel for my daughters boyfriend ready for salmon season (reason being Viv & I like this chap and are trying to make him feel at home - no better way than good fishing gear?!?) Must away, still working on #*#**# GST return - will check into forum as i get fed up tonite -
:cheers: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 01/10/2002 22:06

Gday Tony & Viv. :wave:

Sorry i havent posted the last couple of nights,my appologies.

Yes ive heard of Abu Garcia,infact Ive had one of their reels before,very good reel,unfortunately a fish wanted it more than me,yes i lost it over board,dont you hate it when you dont set the drag and a unexpected big fish cums along and takes your gear. frown ..

Both Dale & I both fish with Daiwa reels,reason being,we have a local tackle store which specialises in them,so therefore,parts are easy to cum by,in regard to rods,i build my own,so as i call them,C.S.R (Craigs Special Rods),all i do is buy the blank ,runners and binding & the reel seat,and build them myself,it is hard at first but works out so much cheaper,i use Ugly Stik Blanks and Fuji runners with a Black Widow reel seat,and whatever binding ,all up sets me back on average for everything i spend $70 from start to finish..

We are all well here and i hope both yourself and Vivienne is well too. smile

i will post a hopeful reply tomorrow as Lynette is taking the 2 girls to boring old bingo whilst Dale and i plan on getting our lines wet and hopefully with pleasing results..

Take care to you both and look forward on reading your next post..

Craig,Lynette,gang. :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 04/10/2002 23:05

Hi Graig, Lynette & Crew, Appols for delay in reply - been one very busy week. Vivs fully recovered, good drop of rain Mon & Tues (5mm just right) took punt and ordered a load of super for Thurs, just got it on without getting contractor bogged, want it for hay in 6 weeks time as i expect 15 mm+ on Sat/Sun/Mon. Busy week in park with school hols. Computer went down during a backup & we lost 1 months accounting, now have to re-enter everything, i'll never get same result twice! Tonite getting ready for markets - its going to be touch & go as to whether we get finished by 12 noon tomorrow - or are drowned or blown away.

Interesting about u building rods - i used to, now just add extra runners. Have a problem on reel seating on one rod at present so when i've got a few mins i'll ask your advice. Must away now, still have 2 hrs packing to do for tomorrow - Looks like it might be another weekend at home for u - might get a bit of rough weather next 2 days? Havn't had time for any fishing as u can see from above, but i'm getting bad withdrawl symptoms so once this lows gone thru i will have an evening next week or go mad!

Very sad about the bad car accident at Nowra, so many young lives lost....

Must go now - regars to all - :wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 06/10/2002 21:28

Gday Tony & Vivienne. :wave:

Just before i go on,yes it was very sad to hear about the car accident here in Nowra,(Kangaroo Valley).. frown

Yesterday(5th October), Dale & I went fishing,got out set up,had no luck where we were currently fishing,went to start the Mercury up,it idled very slow,hardly had power,ended up being bad fuel i bought on the day,i have to take it to our local Mercury dealer to have the carby cleaned out,and a thorough check over,so i was not a happy camper so to speak..

The weather here is very warm,up to 28 deg and tomorrow 30 deg,no rain yet in sight..

What would you like to know regarding the reel seat?ask away..

Im pleased to hear you are getting some rain,i hope we do get some soon too..

Did i tell you about the fishing site,it is "FREE"to join,they ask for a log in name(mine is quintrex),and they,ll email you your pass word,well worth a look,you can still go into the site,even though you are NOT a memeber,just cant add to it or read ads,here is the site web if i havent already gave it to you;
www.fishnet.com.au.

Anyway.take care to you both and look forward on hearing from you soon(whenever you get time,no hurry),but i will post as news cums to hand..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 06/10/2002 23:22

Hi Craig, Lynette & Crew, Bad luck about the fuel, its rotten when u have hopes up & that happens, i was going to ask the other day if u have set of oars in the boat, i know it sounds old fashioned, but remember Bligh & his crew rowed 1,000 miles all those years ago. We had oar holes put in new boat just in case, & also find oar comes in handy for pushing off embarrising sand banks when we are talking too much & not watching out shocked
On the reel seat, I put a metal one on a rod with araldite, which came loose, then i re-stuck around the edges, but it still comes loose, was thinking about drilling a very fine hole thru and aralditing a pin in, was worried this might weaken the rod - what advice can u give me?
We have had great weekend of weather, just got through the markets Sat morning before the rain came, then had 18 mm since -excellent rain, lot of wind so water will take until Wednesday to clean up again - still hope to get an evening fishing before next weekend or i could get nasty mad Best wishes to all :wave: T.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 06/10/2002 23:46

Hi Tony :wave:

In regard to the reel seat,i infact glue it in position,and yes,i do exactly that,drill a VERY fine hole,i actually pop-rivit them on for that reason for it cumming loose,ive had to many cum undone,which as you know is very annoying..Ive steered away from using "super glue"(it works great),but,if you place it in the wrong spot,you are in trouble..

When you pop rivit the reel seat,i know it isnt the easiest thing to do,go to the opposite of the back bone of the blank,there fore it will not weaken the rod..

I hope that helps..

Pleased to of seen you getting rain,i surely hope it cums our way..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 07/10/2002 00:35

Thanks Craig that makes a lot of good sense, do u use an aluminium pop rivir or is there brass/copper one? :cheers: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 07/10/2002 02:43

Gday Tony.

Sorry being so early in the morning,cant sleep its 2:45AM

I use a brass rivit,well i suppose it wouldnt make any difference would it/should it..

Craig
:wave:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 09/10/2002 00:05

Hi Craig, Lynette & Crew, See its getting very hot over there - very bad fires already! Did u just have a long weekend - if so did u get any fishing in Monday?
Re aluminium/brass/copper rivet - in reality dont think it makes a lot of difference, I just try where ever possible to use brass/copper around salt water & have found in reels, aluminium tends to have more problems than copper & brass in bushes & bearings? Stainless steel is also another good alternative. :wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 09/10/2002 02:06

Gday Tony & Viv; :wave:

Yes it has surely been hot today 8th,and yes,the fires are beginning already frown ..

10 homes so far had been lost due to the fires in Engadine (south of Sydney)and there is another fire burning out west,Windsor area..

It reached 31 deg here,with very strong N/W up to 38knots..

Thanx for the tip on the rivits too Tony,appreciated..

Yes it had been a long week end here,but didnt go fishing,been to Bloody (oops)hot to enjoy it,so i stayed home and enjoyed the shade more,plus my boat motor is having a complete carby strip down following buying the dirty fuel the other day.

Anyway,take Care..its 2:08am here,gee i didnt realise how late it is..

off to bed..lol.

Craig
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 09/10/2002 22:07

Gday Tony & Viv; cool

Reason on my smiling thread tonight,im pleased to say we had had 2.2mm but to according to my neighbours rain gauge ,we got 15mm from 2am till 4pm on this day.. smile

Which do i go by?..weather observations or my neighbours rain gauge?.....either way,it rained on us today..

A very sad end to the Engadine,southern suburbs of Sydney,10 houses were lost in a horrific fire which was caused by Sydney Water Board,(yet to be confirmed),as they were working on a main pipe,sparks from power tools got onto dry growth in the bush and "BOOM",a very sad.. frown

Craig
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 09/10/2002 22:43

Hi Craig, Lynette & Crew, sad to hear about the fires - and its only OCTOBER! Good to hear about rain - i have found that unless u take daily rainfall readings from guages & record each reading including "nil" readings, u tend to forget when u last emptied it - hense big readings sometimes !! It was a pity u didn't have better conditions on Monday, because i think mid-day on Monday could have been a good "fish feeding" time. But the good news is that the next good "fish feeding" should be:-
9.20am Sat morning 19th Oct &
10am Sun morning 20th Oct
both dates are mid morning which i enjoy because u dont have to be out there all day.
We had a beautiful day here today, 20 deg & dead calm - had lots of kids thru park, but the cows knocked over a fence on the other part of farm & after we closed the park i had to spend the evening fencing, instead of squiding mad mad
I am looking forward to next weeks fishing after 3 weeks off, but will not have any "fish feeding" times next Tues or Wed so will just have to try harder! Must go now as i'm hoping to finish GST return tonite. :wave: :cheers: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 10/10/2002 22:24

Gday Tony & Viv.

Good news..
Another damp day here in Nowra,only drizzle,but better than nothing.. cool

Got my boat back today following the carbies were cleaned out following the dirty fuel etc,i didnt use it today BUT i went (Dale stayed home)fishing and caught 16 good size bull nose mullet using peeled prawns,i was fishing for garfish but endid up wit the mullet,biggest went to 50 CM LONG.

In regard to the fires,it was confirmed that Sydney Water(water board) was at fault..loosing 10 homes in result of the fire,the good news is that the government is paying to bring back the water crane helicopters and should be here by the end of next week..

Sorry to hear about the cows breaking down the fence(the grass must greener on the other side..ONLY JOKING)..
Take care and thanks for those dates too..

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 10/10/2002 22:48

Hi Craig those were very serious mullet 50 CMS laugh laugh !! U say u didn't take the boat, so did u get these off the shore - bullnose - in the river? Using prawn with or without sinker? I like to grill mullet whats your cooking for these?
A very envious T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 11/10/2002 09:16

Gday Tony; :wave:

Yes mate,fishing infact for Garfish and ended up with those mullet using peeled prawns from the shore and my berley mix was breadcrumbs done in egg white,i was using only a pencil float,only a split shot sinker to hold my bait under the water,you could nearly use a "JAG" hook and get them,gee they were thick,i lost a few,but great fighters,i was also using my 6ft "Uglystik" and a bait caster reel spooled with 2pd line..

The way i prepare the mullet is i fillet them,skin them them deep fry them(Lynette makes a batter,but im not 100% sure how she does it),i would ask,but she is away today for 2 days,gone to her parents with the kids(yes everything is ok,nothing wrong),when she gets home,i will certainly ask her ..

Anyway,pleased to see you got the fence fixed before the storm hit(i read your post in "some rain"),care full next time mate!!!

Take care Tony & please say hi to Viv(hope she is well too).

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 14/10/2002 02:16

Hi Craig, Lynette & Crew. Did u go to Bathurst or watch on TV ? Had talk tonite with a better fisherman than me and asked him about catching mullet, his response - use a net u can't hook mullet! Told him of your good catch and set him back a bit so he told me where he thinks our mullet hang out and i hope to try this week.
Can u give me a couple more tips:-
i) What length of line do u have hang down below the pencil float?
ii) Do u have ball shot at the very bottom or part way down?
iii) Do u have one or two leaders off the line, or just one hook at the very end (bottom)?
iv) The burley was crumbs and egg white - no yoke?
v) Was the peeled prawn cooked or raw?
We were both impressed with the 2 pd line, cos mullet are fast little devils! I hope to get out Tues or Wed, but see from a couple of posts and the Maps that we could get a bit of weather again this week - i promise i'll go mad if i don't get out this week, even had a few casts with the new K Mart gear in the carpark last nite - getting really bad withdrawl ATM!!!
:wave: T
Posted by: hoxygt77

Re: fishing - 14/10/2002 18:54

Gday all, I suppose ive been 'lurking' on the topic so far and have enjoyed reading of your fishing trips and learning more on down south fishing. To Fine Elsewhere I have fished quite a bit at Denmark but never too much luck and unfortunately haven't got onto those Inlet Snapper, rather sand whiting and some small tailor.

I have been in Darwin now since last November and have a few stories from Gove/ Nhulunbuy, were I spent four weeks. I have found getting onto Barra, difficult and finicky but I hear last season was poor so I'm not too disheartened - yet.

This season I hear has been very slow to start and I'm in Alice Springs for another two weeks. I'm getting very keen for a fish so Ill look forward to getting back into it upon my return and look forward to joining in with some stories and maybe a picture then. Rob smile
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 14/10/2002 19:54

Good to hear from u Hoxy, I've surely got some great tips from Terrified, & really keen to try & catch these mullet that everyone around here tells me won't take baits! Craig ceretainly showed them last week. Denmark is a great fishing spot, but like all water, it certainly helps if u know the spots - its a big inlet at Denmark. I dont know a lot about Denmark, but got lucky there once with huge garfish & will remember that experience for years. Mate u have got a bit of a problem at Alice Springs, if u look in the Farm Forum u might see cod cause dust in some rivers according to Goody. The only worry i've got with u fishing in Darwin is that u will find it very tame to come back to catching 40-50 cm fish down south after 100+ kgs one up there! Good to hear from u, & i'm getting to undersatand 1/100 of whats to learn about "thickness" laugh
:cheers: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 14/10/2002 21:11

Gday Tony & Hoxy..

In regard to the mullet rig;

1)I use a pencil float with a split-shot sinker just off the hook,just to hold the bait under the water and a trace of about 25cm..

2)Bait.peeled prawns uncooked,with a berley mix of bread crumbs & egg white mix(sounds yummy hey),when i berley,i throw it in a area where my bait will be aswell as where it wont reach too.

3)The line is use is either 2-4 pd maximum,when i cast out to the area i want to fish,when i first time bring my line in,I USE VASELINE ON THE LAST FEW METRES,there for majority of my line floats,aswell as i NEVER have full direct feel of my bait(alot of slack line),therefore if a fish is to pick up the bait,they wont feel any weight,and its easier to hook the fish that way too..

4)rod i use is a "uglystik",the one i use is only 6ft in length,majority of my mates use a quick action tip for mullet fishing,may be worth looking into if intersted,i personally use just my uglystik,just as good as any other rod..

5)using this rig could or should land you some nice garfish too,i use maggots more so if im fishing for garfish,but they will be attracted by this type of berley mix..

I hope that helps,please let me know on how you go..OHH the HOOK!!
i use a long shank type of hook,i dont know its number,but its only a small one as you can image catching mullet or garfish..

Sorry about not getting back to you any earlier than this,i was tied up watching the sad news about Bali..

Happy fishing to Hoxy,and welcum to this thread,please ad your posts as im sure i will enjoy reading them as much as Tony..

Take care all..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 16/10/2002 21:58

Hi Graig, Lynette & Crew. Well what a couple of disappointing days. After all my planning yesterday was too rough to take the boat out & my mate unexpectedly got an opportunity to export some cattle & had to work today. So even with a low tide and very strong wind i determinedly took your special burley & my new gear to a beach spot i was assured was a mullet pool. The burley bought thousands of seagulls and a huge school of stripped cod - that even my cat wont eat. Not a sign of one mullet or gardie! Gave it 4 hours and used all that beautiful burley & never bought an edible fish home - but thats fishing. Today it started to rain, we had 4.5 mm this avo. Viv wanted me to put some new soil in her flower beds, which i did, carefully marking where the trickle irrigation pipe ran before starting. Got well into the job & she wanted mulch put in over the top & then wanted that folked in. Yes u guessed it, i folked it in with such devoted husband type attitude that i put the folk through the pipe in about 6 places as she found when she put the trickle on !!! shocked Got to go to town in the morning & get some repair gear. All makes next weeks fishing look very enticing !!!
:wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 16/10/2002 22:03

Tony

I sent you off a email,please treat it as a matter of urgency..

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 16/10/2002 22:48

Thanks for email Craig, all OK have replied smile :wave:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 16/10/2002 23:31

Gday Tony;

Ive replied to the email..OK!!

Sorry to of been quite blunt in the first reply.,i didnt know who it was from..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 17/10/2002 00:15

Likewise, sorry with the rather long reply, i have a lot of trouble with computers, & what with my big fingers, bad spelling & continual inability to read e mail addresses, i cause a few people probs - Fishing question, do you have any farmer friends who can give you a handful of elastorator rings (rings to castrate sheep/bulls) i put these on pencil floats, they are really stong rings, and hold the line really tight, so u can adjust the depth of line under the float by just pulling. If u can't get any let me know & i'll post u some - saves a lot of mucking about with loops ect.
:wave: T.
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 18/10/2002 23:04

Hi Craig, Lynette & Crew - Hot & windy over your way, any chance of fishing this weekend or too rough? We had 17.5 mm rain for Wed, Thurs & this morning, fine this avo and should be good day for the markets tomorrow morning. Did you get my e-mail? Please feel free to contact me directly at that address if it was too confusing.
:cheers: & good fishing if u get the chance! T.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 19/10/2002 23:24

Gday Tony & Viv..

Got your email,thankyou..i replied to it..

Yes very dry here,atleast you got that bit of moisture,i wish we will get something..

As i put in the email,its been very warm here and dry,which is stiring up the dust and making out side activities uncomfortable for my personal likings anyway..

Havent been fishing this weekend,i intend on taking Dale next weekend as a shower or 2 is due mid week and i hope we get it too,so therefore will make it more comfortable outside,settling the dust i hope..

Please dont give up on the mullet rig,i know you did not say that,but it is well worth it,i know the seagulls love it,,im sorry,i should of warned you on that one,if you know any berley which wont attract seagulls,please let me know,the buggers are hard to keep away when berleying..

Take Care & i will be in touch..

Craig & Crew. :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 22/10/2002 22:58

Hi Craig, Lynette & Crew & any other fishing people,
Great day today, rushed out in the boat because weather will be bad tomorrow. Excellent KG day - real "back slappers" Craig 42 to 49 cm weights 460 to 520 grams. Some good size squid - tubes up to 38 cm = 650 grams. Burley worked well away from seagulls got good haul of gardies & herring nothing special in size but will be good for breaky tomorrow! No sea mullet. Also heap of yellowtail, wrass, & weedy cod that mainly got thrown back, 3 small sharks, a stingray (non kept) that kept us busy for 1/2hr & I caught my first pike ever 65cm - went down a treat for tea tonight. Only disappointment for the day was that i dropped a squid tube over the side while washing it & in a rush to scoop up with a net knocked my "fishing" glasses (cheap set) out of my pocket & glasses followed the squid tube to the bottom! A day worth waiting 3 weeks for - your turn next weekend Craig.
:wave: T.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 22/10/2002 23:25

Gday Tony & Viv..

Following reading your post,IM JEALOUS. smile

Today Lynette & I went out in the boat,it was far to warm as in high humidity and couldnt really enjoy ourselves, frown ..

Got nothing!!not even a bite,at present the water is near crystal clear(here in the Shoalhaven River in Nowra) and getting alot of the brown slime everytime we bring our lines up to check our bait,i tried drifting,sitting on the pick(achored),we tried everything with no avail..

The berley you said you used,was that the berley mix i mentioned or not,,if not,what was your berley?

I am really pleased to hear you got out and enjoyed yourself ,but,sorry to of read you lost your fishing glasses,cheap ones or not,accidents do happen that mainly happens when you are trying to land fish in a net..

If we dont get these Westerlies that are due tonight or ealy tomorrow,im "hoping" to get out tomorrow and try a different spot..

What have your temps been for the last few days,i read somewhere in the forum where the temps have reached over 40 degs,have you had anything like that yet?..

I look forward on hearing from you soon..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 23/10/2002 00:54

Hi Craig, quick reply:-
Yes - it was your berley. I took 2 mixes yours and my pony cube & fish oil. Yours got the best result by far - gardies loved it - herring took both.
No - we are not getting any of the hot weather down here on the south coast - actually i got 1.5 mm of rain last night. Today was probably around 22 - most pleasant. I expect rain tomorrow night.
Craig if u go out tomorrow, i recon 12noon and sunset will be the two best times. 11-20am was solunar today & fish bit well from 11am to 12-30pm.
Slime is not good - could it be some type of algae - can you get out of the river into the ocean ? Was happy to hear Lynette went with u, good quality time even if frustrated by lack of fish!
:cheers: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 23/10/2002 21:37

Gday Tony; :wave:

Today was far from fishing weather,only good to go and fly kites..

It was absolutely blowing a gale,up to 37 knots from the West,not easing off till about 3pm this afternoon..

This morning we had a dust storm cum through,made it very awful to be outside,as you could amagine,i was pleased to see the wind cum up to blow this dust away,never been so pleased to see wind..

No never got out to go fishing today,my boat is no good for ocean fishing ,to small being only 3.75m and powered by the 15hp,but if i was able to do so safely,,mate i be out there..

I heard repoprts of good trevally being caught from the rocks,but im no rock hopper,i will declare myself as a careful fisho,no fish i will ever risk my life for..i hope you feel the same way..

Thanx for letting me know that you havent had any very warm temps lately,a sign of releive..

Take care mate..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 23/10/2002 21:54

Gday Craig,

Recently the water temperatures have been cold,at about 14C.Does the cooler water temperatures mean less fish?.I dont know much about fishing-every time I go out,I catch an eel or something:).The best,ive ever gotten is about 6 blackfish down near Ulladulla.Recently I havent been fishing,but I will get out one day.

Today wasnt good for fishing,as you said in your last post.The wind was over 40knots on the coast.The river was all murky,and chopped up.Not a pleasant day to be on the water.

Anyway,I hope you catch something good,when you go out next time.

:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 23/10/2002 22:09

Gday Pingtang. :wave:

Firstly,i sent you a private message..

If you do get the chance to get out and wet a line,head up towards the "punt" near comerong island,Nowra side,its good fishing from there,before i bought my boat,that is where i always went fishing..

Yes when the water temp is low,you hardly catch anything,..fish are like women,when its cold,there not to be found,..now its getting warmer,the fish be plentaful(when the weather is right,(no dust or strong wind)..

I use to live in Ulladulla,roughly about 12 yrs ago i use to fish at Rennys Beach,great beach fishing there if you are into beach fishing..

Anyway,take care pingtang..

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 23/10/2002 22:23

Hi Graig & Crew & Pingtang, Sad about dust storms, just had it on tonites news. Don't know your area at all, how far is it from your river to where that river enters the ocean? There are a lot of ocean fish that also like to go up rivers at different times of the year. Although we had a great day yesterday and it was very rough today, tonite i heard that people who went east of Albany yesterday (we went south west) hit the squid big time!! They were fishing for KGs, and the squid were attacking the KGs as they were pulling in !!! Just like us, they found the squid would only take fish bait on squid hooks & would not look at the lures - really queer? They used up all their fish bait on the squid & got 16 monsters all tubes around 35 -40cms. No guessing where we will go next week - conditions permitting. Squid were like this in Nov 2000, then last year there were only a few about.
Totally agree with you about safety from rocks, i used to fish a sea level reef regularly until i got washed in one day & was very,very lucky to get out - never been back there again - never seen a fish thats worth meeting St Peter?!?!
:wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 23/10/2002 22:35

Gday Tony..

Pleasing news about the squid,can i cum to WA..joke.

We would be roughly about 15-20 km from the entrance from where the river meets the ocean..

Can you please,(ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE TIME-NO HURRY),give me a bit of advice on catching squid,i just dont know the signs to look out for if squid are about and the tide to fish for them,and the best locations please..

Catch you later Tony..

Craig
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 23/10/2002 23:08

Craig, i could write a book on the tricky little devils, but i'll tell u this, they are the moodiest little critters i've ever come accross. Some days they take lures, some days they dont, same with squid hooks (very best is the ones with a long shaft & circular row of barbed hooks - not just prongs) u spear the shaft up thru a fish - particularly sandwhiting - always put head nearest the hooks. U have 2 choises, can use with or without a float. If its a rough bottom best to use float with 1.5 to 2 m lead. U can get the rigs hooked on the bottom very easy and then loose them. Yesterday i lost 2 hooked on the bottom. With squid lures, u have to learn a pull, rest, pull, rest action that looks like a prawn moving then cast & retreive with that action. Most people when learning always pull lures too quickly. When squid are angry, they will attack lures no matter how u do it. When they are finiky, if u touch them with a lure & dont hook up they all dissappear. Just on dark with a slack tide is my most successful time, but i've cuaght them in all conditions at all times of day. There are many different shape & coloured lures, best to have 3 or 4 different colours and just do 2 or 3 casts with each, until u find which one they chase. I am always learning about these facinating creatures, only started squid fishing in 1999 - took me 3 months to catch my first squid, then only after a really nice chap who said he never showed anyone his methods, but decided that if he saw me trying for so long each week, i deserved to have some help! He taught me the pull-stop lure retrieve thing, try to pull about 1m jerk, then count to 10 (quietly to yourself or u might get some strange looks from bystanders wink )jerk again. I use a very light tip white-tail 5ft rod with 4 pd line. Dont worry about expensive lures, wait till your tackle shop has specials best price around $4-95 then get 4 different colours. Illuminous lures are good for night squiding & will cost a bit more, i sometimes loose these to other fish at night & because there are no barbs & only light line have never caught what pinches them! Hope these ideas get u started, if u ever come to W.A. make sure its around Nov to Feb for squid down this way. Wrote this quickly, so appols for bad typos & spelling
:wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 24/10/2002 21:00

Gday Tony :wave:

Thankyou for replying to me about the "squid",i didnt expect a answer so quick :cheers: cool

I printed it out so therefore i can read it and understand which lures etc to use..

No fishing at all for me over the week end as i blew the tank in my radiator mad in my commodore and cannot get it fixed till Monday,as all mechanics are busy till Monday frown

Thanx again for such a quick responce and please say HI to Viv,hope she is well.

Take care to you both..

Craig
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 24/10/2002 22:41

Hi Craig, sad to hear of radiator -cars other than VW's dont go too long with holes in them! Have sent an email tonite, but have to go now, have a lot of work to do just had break for tea - cheers to all
:wave: T
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 25/10/2002 23:14

Packing for markets tonite, just dropped into WZ to looked up weather, will be windy tomorrow, but won't rain until Sunday here so should have good market tomorrow. Got ur email - no payments necessary, certainly will be easier for u to follow this way, will let u know when things r underway but will not be till late next week, got couple busy bookings for park next week.
"Scruffy" sounds a character, we have a cat "Fluffy" that is the joke of the district, cos he is the size of a small dog and chases visiting dogs out of his territory!Got to go & do my share of work now - Best wishes to crew,

:wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 26/10/2002 08:47

Morning Tony :wave:

We have had just on 2mm this morning,nothing much to write home about,but still good to see the moisture..

I really appreciate everything and look forward on getting the squid..

I went out late last night with a spot of blackfish fishing with a neighbour,using blood worms,caught 6 decent size fish,wasnt till late,around 9:30pm though,quite cold out there but well worth it,the biggest went just on 1 kg..

Im sorry to take this long to reply,just got up following not getting home from fishing till 3am..

I cant wait to get my commodore fixed(the radiator)to go out in the boat,as where my neighbour took me blackfishing,it be great in a boat..

Yes Scruffy is only 13 months old,very spoilt by the 3 kids,he is a good dog,but loves to dig..

Anyway have a nice day Tony..

Craig
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 26/10/2002 18:48

Hi Craig, great to hear u still got some fishing in dispite the radiator troubles, 1 kg blackfish was good going smile Interesting that u got home at 3am, solunar chart showed a very minor fish feed time at 1.14am last night? Even 2mm of rain should have helped get rid of that dust u have had. We have really gusty easterly here this avo, recon we will get a good shower tomorrow night. Won't be any fishing until Wed, will take until then for the water to calm down again.
:wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 26/10/2002 22:44

Hi Tony :wave:

Im currently watching the Telethon for the "drought Releif"(Farm Hand)so there for im posting during commercials..

Yes it was very strange last night,i suppose been over cast and very cold was a factor in catching fish i dont know but,beleive me,apart from cold,it was along time between fish and bites but was well worth it,even though it was freezing. smile

Are you watching the telethon?

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 26/10/2002 23:42

Hi Craig, Yes we have watched some, but are also big "Bill" fans on ABC so just finished watching that, & are about to go to bed because of early start this morning & have big day in Park tomorrow. Saw your good post on Ag Forum re Farmhand, i'm into a debate with WZ member as029, on rural & general economics in that Forum. Depending on how much hay we cut in the next few weeks, we will probably donate hay to some farmers further inland from us - helps them more than money sometimes - just see how we go. Two years ago i gave Hay away in Oct valued at $45 bale, & then was forced to try & buy some myself by the following May at $250 bale - it went to $375 by July!!!
:cheers: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 27/10/2002 00:01

Hi Tony;

WOW!! i didnt realise bale of hay was that expensive,geez you farmers are really doing it tough..

Mate,my heart honestly goes out to you guys,on how much great work you all do ,let alone having to put up with so much like the drought,buying feed for the stock etc..

I understand we having a fishing thread here,but..here i am asking you about fishing,,now i fully understand why you dont get much time for such a relaxing hobby..i feel terrible.. frown

As i said,we really think of you guys here all the time and especially times like this ..drought..

Craig
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 28/10/2002 02:06

Hi Craig, Thanks for kind thoughts, but please note our bad year was from Spring 2000 to Autumn 2001, thats the ONLY time ever in my life that i have seen hay at that price, & that was for a 600kg bale. This season Autum 2002 to now is the BEST i have ever had for feed in the 30 years we have owned this property, we are in a very "safe" farming area here, only the Spring 2000 one was the lowest rainfall years here since records were kept for 112 years. It is kind of u to think of the farmers both in the east & in a big part of grain growing W.A.,however, always remember nobody makes us farm, there will be times in your life, where u get hit by a series of very unexpected expenses & maybe have hard times but that isnt as visable as when farm districts or regions get hit & then u may feel alone. Its the fact that people care that helps a lot keep going. There is a very good posting (in Ag Forum - Wake Up Cityslickers...) tonite by "Wizzer" who wont have a crop this year, its worth reading, because he has put it very well. Back to Fishing, yes we had big day here today & i badly needed to relax - so jumped in the car with small rod and box of squid lures at 5-45pm, hit the water at 6-05pm, did three quarter of hour fishing, and got 1 squid just average size. Home by 7-05 and felt a lot better - I'm a very lucky man to be able to do that! We always freeze squid before eating, so when i got home i put that 1 in the freezer and took out another one & we had boiled squid rings & salid for tea - again i think we are very fortunate to be able to do that!
Regards to Lynette, Dale & girls & hope the Quintrex is back in the water next weekend!
:wave: T
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 30/10/2002 23:57

Hi Craig, Lynette & Crew & any others interested, Even though we had a bit of rough weather from Sun onward (18mm rain strong w/sw wind) we decided to put to sea today, because theres more rough weather coming. Average day, still fair bit of weed floating in the water, a constant dumpy swell, bit uncomfortable but managed to get a few = 7 Kgs (only one rib tickler 485grm) 3 leather jackets, CSB (Craigs Special Burley) worked well again & got 10 really good gardies - still NO sea mullet, 3 wrass and with change in phase of moon - NO squid. Although we didn't get many good eating fish, the day was kept interesting by hooking dozens of yellowtails - of which only 3 were kept for the cat! Still as they say a bad days fishing is better than a good days work & we are gateful to have 3 good meals of fresh fish - just hope by morniing the room will stop moving up & down ( hangover from todays swell)!
:wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 31/10/2002 00:35

Gday Tony & Viv.. :wave:

To begin with,my appologies for not repling last night,,i handed Lynette a cup of hot milo and she thought i had it still and i thought she had it,,therefore i dropped all over my keyboard,it happened yesterday when i was watching the Jerry Springer Show" and Lynette was playing cards(Solitaire)on the pc..

Anyway,im extremely pleased to hear of your great catch,sounds lke you had a good day anyway,i must admit,that is a very true comment..a bad days fishing is a ,,,oops i cant rember what that was now..

Yes i got my radiator fixed,but,its been far to warm to sit out in the sun in my boat,today it reached 29.4deg at 4:30pm,and just going to be warm to hot the next few days,expecting 34-36 deg by Sunday,,*eeks*-dont like the sound of that being so timber try everywhere..

All is well here,tomorrow afternoon,i will scan a photo of us all to give you a face to put my name too..i hope Viv & yourself is well..

i wont be drowning baits till atleast Tuesday,hoping it may of cooled down a bit by then,so therefore you may not see to many replies(if any)till then..

Please let me know when you receive the email with the photo..

Take care Tony & Viv..
Off to bed for me now..'

Craig & Crew..
:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 02/11/2002 21:24

Gday Tony. :wave:

Nothing to report from todays outing,only a few bites,oh yeah.does seaweed count..we got plenty of that..

We used prawns,as i said NIL..

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 02/11/2002 23:32

Seaweed laugh

Thats what I always end up getting.It gets rather annoying after a while. smile
I hope you catch something next time you go out.Seaweed for dinner is not good.
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 03/11/2002 00:21

Hi Craig & PT - This river of yours at Nowra's got me guessing, how wide, deep, long is it at Nowra - must be some size to have seaweed moving about in it, i guess because of tidal effect?
Fish feeding time was between 8am & 9am today Craig - be interested to know when u were out, & did u use the pencil float today - sometime i use float with short lead to avoid weed?
:wave: T
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 03/11/2002 22:43

Hello Fine Elsewhere,

Nowra is situated on the Shoalhaven River,with a bridge linking the north end of town to the south end of town.We are situated about 15kilometres inland.The river gets fairly wide in parts,and I gather it gets pretty deep.The river is about 200metres wide where we are.Its a fairly long river length-wise.I think it ends about 30kilometres NE of Cooma!!.
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 03/11/2002 23:01

Hi Pingtang, Thanks for that, i'll scuttle off & look at some NSW maps in more detail now, from memory Craig (Terrified) said its about 25 kms to ocean from where he is. Its a big river so i can see why the seaweed moves about so much - can we encourage u to get into a little bit more fishing Pingtang - with a river like that there has to be some good fish about. I'd love to catch some of Craigs big mullet - there great fun on light tackle....Thanks for reply
:wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 03/11/2002 23:43

Gday Tony & Pingtang; :wave:

Well as you know it got rather warm (hot) here today,up to 33 deg which is far to warm for my likings to go fishing,id rather sit where there is a fan blowing,not a hot N/W wind..

I have my in-laws down from The Entrance,just south of New castle here tonight for a few days,with my father in law here,being a very keen black fisherman,im sure to post a few hoping good reports about black fish..

How is the weather there in WA?..

Anyway,hoping to post a good report tomorrow night,till then,take care..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 04/11/2002 00:59

Hi Graig & Crew - Great 20 mm of rain last week, beautiful day today, 20 to 22 for next 3 days so watch out fish Tue/Wed - only cattle market can spoil it if my mate has to yard cows - if that happens i'll do some beach fishing & let the squid tease me for a few hours!!! 9-45am TO 10-30am should be your best bet on fish feeding tomorrow???? Hope u get a few!!!!
:wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 04/11/2002 01:10

Gday Tony'

Thanx for the times,i will certainly let you know on how we went..

I hope we get a decent rainfall soon,aprt from the farmers in desperate need,so do us fisho,s..truthly,in true honesty,im thinking of the farmers..

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 04/11/2002 20:57

Gday Tony :wave:

We never got out to wet a line today as it was blowing a gale..

A great day for to fly a kite..

What i did get was though, i got to meet Pingtang,he came over to my place,had a good time,we spoke about the weather and the fires(hoping which dont cum),otherwise a very nice person indeed,pleased to of met a "zoner" in person..

Going by tomorrows forecast,light N/E winds and a temp expecting to reach only 22 degrees,we,re hoping to get out tomorrow..

Hows Viv?..please say hello to her for us please :wave:

Till later,take care..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 04/11/2002 22:10

Hello Craig,

Tomorrow looks alot better to have a fish.There should be very light winds in the morning,followed by a nice NE breeze in the afternoon.If everything goes according to plan,It will be a very nice day.

Still I wasnt expecting the westerlys we got today.I thought today would be nice.Anyway,its looking good for tomorrow.Hope you have fun,and catch something nice. smile

:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 04/11/2002 22:40

Gday P/T. :wave:

Thanx for comming over today too..

I get a little shy when i meet someone new..i hope i wasnt rude in anyway.. confused

I certainly hope the weather is kind for us tomorrow,in more ways than one..

BTW;please read ya PMs

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 05/11/2002 00:08

Hi Craig & Crew & PT. Great to hear you got to meet each other - think you will both do well, cos PT is very good with his forecasts & Craig knows the river fishing well so you can both benefit from each others knowledge. wink wink
Craig just had a phone call from my mate, & i've got a change of plan here, cos my mates got to do cattle for market on Wednesday, so we are off at day break tomorrow to a spot well east of Albany where we have just heard the KG were going good & squid were active on Saturday (no doubt squid r being attracted by KGs)
Will be good for me to go fishing tomorrow, cos Viv has a big Melbourne Cup Day Card luncheon here tomorrow, they have big lunch & sweep, then play cards all avo...... mad
Hope to get a report in tomorrow nite
:wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 05/11/2002 21:37

Gday Tony; smile :wave:

Yes a very good and pleasing report..

Both Lynettes dad & I went out fishing,firstly we pumped a few blood worms and headed out to Green well Point(East of Nowra) for a spot of Blackfishing..

The time would of been around the 12:45pm mark time we got our baits in the water,using the standard blackfish rig,no sooner our baits hit the water,the action begun,Lynettes father(Micheal)hooked the first fish around 3/4 pd mark,i got the following,yes under size,then we hooked a few around 3/4 pound mark then a few just over the 1 pd,all great fish and made our afternoon well worth fishing in a N/E breeze..

Our luck had run out as the tide was on the incomming,bringing with it alot of under size Bream(bait wasters)other wise..great fun..

How was your day Tony,did Viv or you back a winner.. the horse Lynette and i backed,,hasnt finished,,its still running...yes thats right,,came in last..

Take care to you both.

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 05/11/2002 22:17

Hello Craig,

Its good to hear,you had a pretty sucessful day today.It was certaintly a good day with temps in the low 20's,light winds,and blue skys.

Are you heading out again tomorrow.It looks like a nice day ahead,with simular conditions to today.Thursday looks good for a fish as well,with light winds expected.Thursday arvo could be a bit blowy though. smile
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 05/11/2002 23:30

Hi Craig & Crew, PT & Any Others: Well done Craig really good to hear you hit the fish u targetted - that always pleases me, & your big bonus was the goods sizes!!
My day was not as good, because we did NOT get the fish we were targetting but had some good sport The bad news was NO KGs, NO Squid, ONLY ONE GARDIE. Good news was that I was lucky enough to get a few eating fish = 6 herring, 3 skippy (trevally)1 good sandwhiting. The highlight of my day was a beautiful 3kg red flathead (lovely pink flesh a good meal for Viv & I especially as Viv loves all flathead). I also hooked a 6 kg Buffalo Bream on the light rod - great sport, had to net him to lift in the boat, weighted & released as we dont like eating them. My mate had a 5ft shark play with him for 3/4 hr - it would carry the bait around but did not hook.
The fish feeding time was a non event, but we had an easterly wind which always makes fishing hard on the south coast. There were huge schools of gardies, swam all around the boat but just would not bit. So i have just finished cleaning fish, will watch the Bill on ABC, then have a special order of meat to pack for tomorrow so must go now.
Well done Craig - honours go to you today, but I still really enjoyed my day out and am grateful to have 2 good feeds of lovely fresh fish !!!
:wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 07/11/2002 21:59

Gday Tony; :wave:

Sorry a little late,having visitors was making it hard to go onto the I-net,now their gone,i can re-enjoy myself..

WOW!!!! a red Flattie laugh ,i havent seen one of them for ages,top eating and tasty(YUMMY),well done,Thats the Catch of the day,,all honors to you on that one fish cool ..,in regard to the Bream,im the same,i dont like Bream either,only the kids like them here,well i guess its the way theyre cooked i suppose confused

How far out to sea were you and what bait did you use to get the Flathead,mate,that is GREAT,im so happy for you..its a rare fish to be caught here,yes i go to the boat ramps alot to see the catches and as i said,its a rare site that one.."Well Done"..

I wont be fishing for a few days now being the next 4 days being so warm,and i personally hate fishing in the heat,so bare with me here if you do not see any posts from me for a few days..

Take care;

Craig & Family :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 08/11/2002 22:15

Quote:
Originally posted by terrified:


I wont be fishing for a few days now being the next 4 days being so warm,and i personally hate fishing in the heat,so bare with me here if you do not see any posts from me for a few days..

Hello Craig :wave:

You are right about the heat.It wouldent of been pleasant at all to go fishing today.It was so hot,you could cook your catch of fish on the pavement.38C was the actual top.This isnt good for fires,and we have large one burning 40kms west of Nowra.The sky was just filled with smoke. frown

Tomorrow is looking a tad cooler at 33C,but thats still too hot for a fish.
In my opinion Monday looks like the day to go out.

:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 09/11/2002 21:38

Gday Tony & P/T..

No fishing at all for this little black duck,yes i am a white man,my weird sense of homour..

Thankfully it was alot cooler today than yesterday,but......

I spent the whole day chewing my nails worrying myself sick incase the westerlies did come up and the fire came closer or to the point of evacuation,im still quite worried as i type..

Yes i will admit,im a 35 yr old worrying person,Lynette said,,the way im stressing out,i may finished up having a heart attack..

Thank goodness the Easterlies kept the westerlies away at this point in time...

One stressed out Craig
eek
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 09/11/2002 22:01

Hello Craig,

Tomorrow we should have a southerly airstream.This will make temps cooler,and rise the humidity levels.Unfortunatly no rain is predicted in the forseeable future.Monday looks OK too with E/NE winds predicted.

Hopefully the milder conditions will allow the fire-fighters to get hold of this fire completly and put it out.Hopefully the smoke can clear too.If its a southerly tomorrow morning,then it should be clear here.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 12/11/2002 20:54

Gday Tony,Viv & P/T..

How are you you all..

Following these extreme last few days of the heat,hopefully the southerly cums through tomorrow(Wednesday 13th),i plan on going out to wet a line Friday..

The fireys are doing a excellent job( :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 12/11/2002 23:53

Hi Craig & Crew & PT, Having got a rottenly hectic week out of the way last week, & only just maintained our sanity, we saw 2 days of bad weather coming so threw every thing in the car & headed off to Walpole approx 100km west of us for a couple of days off (just managed to sneak 3 fishing rods & bit of bait in!) The small town of Walpole (population 400) is situated on the Walepole Inlet, which is joined thru a narrow neck into the large Nornalup Inlet, which in turn runs into the ocean. Almost all the land around both inlets is National Park. The weather was very windy & stormy, but no rain or thunder. Viv & I did a 3hr inlet cruise on Monday morning, where I tried to find some protected spots I could fish from. I had heard that there was no commercial fishing permitted in either inlet so thought there would be a lot of fish about. There was - lots a very small bream & KG Whiting - but NOT ONE was a legal size to keep!!! It is very shallow around the edge of the inlet, so fishing would be much better from a boat. I saw 2 boats come in with a lot of whiting, bream & herring, but without the boat it was poor result. I enjoyed the 2 days off, but would only go back if i could take a boat - still u have to try these things & now i know! Wont have a chance to get out again this week, so its all up to u Craig - hope Fridays cool & good for hungry fish.
I hope that both yours (Craig & PT) homes are safe from those terrible fires. Good idea if possible to get as much inflamable material away from the house as possible - sparks can start fires so easily on hot windy days. Very best wishes to u both & trust both of u & your families r safe & well
:wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 15/11/2002 23:57

Gday Tony :wave:

Following reading your last post,sounds to be a very nice location you went too,nice and peiceful,thats it..im moving to WA tonight and i will find that place and live happily ever after.. wink ,joke,,no seriously,it sounds really nice,pity you didnt have a boat with you otherwise your catch may of been better,but,then again,you never know,,how deep was the water?..

Today brought with it no rain or drizzle as predicted,well not here inNowra anyway frown ,but nice cool to cold weather anyway which is always a blessing ,i only went as Lynette said it was to cold for her,(typical female-hates the cold),i know not all,but anyway i used peeled prawns fishing for Leather jacket but got none but plenty of toad fish and plenty of undersized Bream,a nice cool day,but no fish,well nothing to take home for the table..Im not complaining,still a nice day to wet a line and drown prawns so to speak..

In regard to the fire;at this point in time,we are safe but its still burning as i type with no emediate danger to us ,and hope it stays that way too..

Till next time,stay safe and keep well..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: sandman

Re: fishing - 18/11/2002 11:20

G`day Fellas,
Up here on the mid north coast,we have had the august winds overstaying their welcome for the 3rd year in a row.
The smarties up here,are fishing late at night, about I hour before the high tide,and have been nailing some nice jew.
To date, this last 5 weeks has been pretty crook,but 3 fish to 30 lbs have beeen beached,there was one about 60, and a lot of soapies around the 7\8 pound mark have also been taken as well.
I however have not fared well this season,because this time last year I had caught 22 jewies up to 35 lbs,and at this point in time I have not tabled one edible jewie as I write .
The flathead are another story though.
sandman
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 18/11/2002 21:34

Gday Sandman.. :wave:

Great Jewies at those sizes,,,yummo!!

What are the rigs etc..

How big are the Flathead you are getting there?..please let us know about them too..

Thanx for your post sandman :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 18/11/2002 22:23

Hi Craig & Crew , Sandman, PT & all... Been off line due to bad conditions last Friday (Hot weather/fires/power surge etc etc) see details on "Farming Page - Tell me all" Sandman lets hear about the "lizzards" u cant just leave us guessing ?!?! I love eating Jewies... Craig I met a professional fisherman last week, who told me he had only ever seen 2 red flatheads in his life! So even though it was beautiful to eat, if I catch another one I will put it back if they are so rare. He said the correct name is "Muldune" flathead. Will be fishing tomorrow if we are not baling hay - if i go i will try the squid jig.
:wave: T.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 18/11/2002 23:41

Gday Tony; :wave:

Im pleased to hear the name of the Flathead(Muldune),i will later on tonight look it up in my encyclopedia on "Fish",sounds very interesting,its not the fish i first thought it was..

Sorry to hear about the fires over there,the fire to our west is still burning frown ,its on the 11th or 12th day now,lucky enough though,its posing no threat to homes and property,thank goodness..(yes i will read the thread about the fires over in WA in a moment)..

I hope you get out and amoung a few fish,we have lower temps due mid week following a few warm to hot days,so when it cools down,i will re go fishing..

Thanx again for the name of the fish too..

Take care..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: sandman

Re: fishing - 19/11/2002 11:25

G`day Fellas,
Standard jewie rig up here is 300 yards of 12 gauge fencing wire,wrapped around a 44 gallon drum,and a 60/0 hook made by bending the axle of a T model ford into shape under intense heat,the point is then sharpened with an 18 inch angle grinder.
These axels are getting pretty scarce lately becuase I had the last 2 bitten off.
The flathead are another matter all together.
They average between 1 kilo to 9 kilos,but I always let the larger fish go as they are breeders.
I have caught many 4.5 kilo flatties and released them, except for one that my daughter sconned with a brick,thinking she was stopping it from escaping.
she too now releases all the larger females after I explained to her the breeding habits of the flathead.
During this time of year,we cast soft plastics to the targeted species,and do extremely well.
My favourite is a flattie about 1.5 to 2 kilos filleted,boned,and cooked in black bean sauce.
This treatment is also best on jewie fillets up to about 6 kilos,beyond that weight,they taste a bit dry to me.
Good bream and whiting are to be had at this time as well,and I also dont mind spending the day catching :p poddy mullett for bait as well.
As they say,its all good fun even if you get nothing at all, its all therapy either way you look at it.
Cheers
sandman
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 21/11/2002 00:10

Hi Craig & Crew, Sandman, PT & others interested in fishing. Craig things have not gone to plan again - haymaking day later than expected, tractor troubles, etc so NO FISHING AGAIN mad so no seatrials undertaken...
Sandman - pleased to see u are a good sports fisherperson only use light tackle on Jewies - have heared of people using wintch cable & Cat D12 to catch Jewies - just not sporting is it wink wink
:wave: T
Posted by: sandman

Re: fishing - 21/11/2002 13:59

G`daY T,
That would depend on wether or not the blade was attached !.
Definately overkill if the blade was fitted.
sandman
Ps, Although I seen a D9 pushing a D9 that was hooked to a Murray Cod once.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 28/11/2002 22:40

Hello Craig,

Have you been doing much fishing lately?
Its just this thread has gone a bit quite in the last 2 weeks. smile
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 30/11/2002 01:37

Hi Graig. PT Sandman & ALL - Power surge again - computer troubles AGAIN mad mad , farm troubles AGAIN mad mad = no fishing & no postings. Thanks for mail Graig - i hope to be back to normal next week - keep safe over there with those rotten fires & heat - i'm just going to look at PT & CM forecasting & then off to bed - hope computer holds up to tell a fish tale next week.
:wave: T.
Posted by: sandman

Re: fishing - 30/11/2002 09:46

G`day Fellas,
The wind has been the culprit up here,non stop 15\20 knotters day in and day out.
Depressing To say the least.
But woke up today to a windless summer day,and I have to go to town would you belive.
Yet again,the forecast is for a blustery southerly change by mid morning.
sandman
laugh :wave:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 30/11/2002 21:28

Gday Everyone; :wave:

The last 2 days we have finally seen a bit of moisture..a very welcum sight too..

I havent been fishing for a while due to been so "HOT",got to 41 deg here last week,that aint good..

I am hoping to wet a line Monday all going well,infact ,rain,hail or shine,i miss it..

Went to Shoalhaven Heads(roughly 20km,s North of Nowra) tonight for a xmas part,prior to going to the party,i went to the local boat ramp out there and spoke to a few fisho,s..they had a few good size Salmon,caught whilst trolling they told me and a few Tailor,that has given me the urge again to wet a line regardless the weather for Monday due to having visitors tomorrow,i cant go till Monday..

Sandman;i have to agree,nothing worse is there then the wind.. mad

Take care to you all..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 01/12/2002 22:44

Hello everyone,

Well I spent most of this weekend surfing,but I actually managed to get a bit of fishing in on Saturday arvo.
Because of my in-experience,I only caught an eel.I guess thats better than some sea-weed though.Tomorrow,looks good for a fish some-where,but I'll probrably end up surfing again. smile

Good luck Craig for tomorrow,if you manage to get out. smile
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 01/12/2002 23:11

PT, i can't help u with cooking, but both in Oz & around the world eels are considered a luxury food so your catch would have been very special to a lot of people - but not me. However 5 years ago i used to catch octopus for bait - not much goes to the fishes now in our household!
:wave: FE
Posted by: Goody

Re: fishing - 02/12/2002 10:25

Strange happenings down on the farm !
A nearby farming friend told me the other day they began dragging mud out of a dam (a bit of water left mind you) with a silt scoop ... large 3 sided steel box open on the top & bottom capable of holding several meters of mud. This is pulled back & forth through the dam by 2 tractors with the scoop attached via cables at a point mid way between the tractors. I know you know what I am talking about FE but the others don't laugh
Anyway after a time when the water became like a thick gravy 2 giant Yellowbelly (Golden Perch) came up like a couple of Polaris submarines breaking the surface !!! eek
My fried assured me these fish were so big they had to drag them down to another dam with the silt scoop
Puts a whole new meaning to scooping out fish eh ! :wave:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 02/12/2002 13:43

Gday Everyone; :wave:

I managed to get out fishing as planned.. smile

Today started off quite nice,little breeze if any,anyway fished the Shoalhaven River (opposite the Paper mill) and caught 4 chopper Tailor & several undersized Bream mad ..

I ended up moving around to several locations,and it was like the little buggers were following me,thats all i ended up catching,and i will admit,got alot of weed too,that aint good,but otherwise,a good enjoyable day either way,pity the fish were not big enough to bring home..

ONE QUESTION!!
Can anyone tell me what does a box jelly fish look like,reason of asking is,quite a number of Jelly Fish floating by,but,what got my attention is,several of the jelly fish were clear WITH ALOT OF "RED TENTICKLES",what do you they they were?....i was nearly going to try to scoop one up and put it into a bait container i had in my boat and take it to the "Fisheries" to find out,but it bothered me if i got stung and was unable to bring my boat in(If that makes sense),so i didnt,just left them be..

Take care to all..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 02/12/2002 14:09

Hello Craig, smile

You dont have to worry about Box jelly fish down here.Box jelly fish are found in Queensland-probrably north of the tropic of capricorn.They are clear looking,but they can get large,and the tenticals stretch out heaps.

:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 02/12/2002 16:52

Gday Pingtang.. :wave:

Thanx for that mate,BUT,these had long red tentickles,and the body was clear...what do you think they could be,if theyre not Box Jelly Fish confused ?

Craig
:cheers:
Posted by: ozthunder

Re: fishing - 02/12/2002 20:51

There are plenty of less deadly relatives down here. I have seen the jellies you refer to before and can asure you they sting, but no worse than a bluebottle.

It's funny you should mention fishing in the Shoalhaven. Years ago before most folk had TV the radio was listened to a lot. I remember the weekly fishing reports, not the **** they have these days, but really informed in depth reports. Half the fishing spots do not exist anymore, or in the case of Lake Illawarra are silted now.

One that always came to mind at the Shoalhaven was the infamous 'Milk hole'. Does it still exist or is it too far back in history.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 02/12/2002 21:53

Gday OZ :wave:

Yes the "Milk-Hole" is still a HOT SPOT,that is where i fish for either Bull nose Mullet & Jewies..

I did fish there today(which is just down from the paper mill),and that was where i thought id do my best,but,as i said the little buggers followed me everywhere,it was like they knew my boat :rolleyes: ..

Thanx for the comment regarding the Jelly fish,but will you declare it as dangerous?...only that my kids love swimming in the Shoalhaven River..

Thanx OZ..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 04/12/2002 23:48

Hi Terrified, PT SM & All, I was most fortunate to be able to get perfect weather conditions today for fishing, but as expected the tide was terribly low & big lazy swells made conditions a little difficult. The swells also bought in a lot of murky water - we could'nt see the bottom all day, which makes whiting fishing difficult when u cant see where sandy bottom is. All that aside quite a good day, 12 good KGs (unfortunately i only got 4)but then i got 8 nice gardies. My fishing mate also got a good size leather jacket which pleased my wife who loves LJ poached in milk. But NO squid Craig!! Anyway it was a great day to reflect on life, relax & 3 feeds of fish over next few days seems hard to beat!
:wave: FE
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 05/12/2002 17:06

We have just seen our WA midday TV news reports of fires in Nowra/Shoalhaven areas - are u alright Craig & PT ?!?! frown frown FE
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 05/12/2002 22:34

Hello Fine-Elsewhere.

Yeah this fire is pretty large now,and it has swept through southern parts of Nowra.Thankfully,not much property has been lost.
I was actually out there last night fighting it,and it was pretty hectic.Some of the fire fronts moved through pretty quickly.

The weather conditions of late have been pretty awful.The wind has been strong.Some of the gusts would have been 40knots.The humidity is around 10% too.Thankfully,we have recieved some rain in the past few hours.Unfortunatly its not nearly enough to put the touga fire out.Property looks like it will be at risk again tomorrow.Its also possible that the fire could reach Cambwarra, and North Nowra.

Its definatly not good.Its worse that last christmas,thats for sure. frown
Posted by: sandman

Re: fishing - 07/12/2002 11:36

G`day Fellas,
These fires are probaly the worst I can recall,with as many as 80 fires raging all at once,is quite scary .
But while you guys were out fighting fires fellas, my mate and local legend up here,landed 5 jewies,and one was 60 pounds.
Perhaps its my turn next!.
sandman
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 11/12/2002 01:08

Hi T'fied, PT, SM & Others, Wow Sandman a 60 pd Jewie - i think i'd better take up knitting - i've never seen, let alone caught a Jewie that big!!! Rotten easterly winds here for last 48 hrs & expected to continue tomorrow = NO FISHING mad mad I've only got next Tues or Wed for my last chance to get out for a full day fishing before we start our 6 weeks of Christmas holiday work. The easterly has been constant, swells very bad & ocean very stirred up - just have to raid the freezer for this week. Hope some of u get a better chance to wet a line this weekend!
:wave: FE
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 11/12/2002 22:38

Hello FE

Lets hope that the weather gets better for you.Maybe you should take the 4000km trip to Nowra,for this week. laugh The weather is looking pretty good here,with fine days and light winds.A nice time to drop a line in.I will probrably go body-boarding instead though,as the surf is up. smile

:wave:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 11/12/2002 23:09

I am going to do just that PT - but next year, bit too busy now - I'm hoping Terrified might be able to show me how to catch your blackfish!! i've never caught one & Norwa looks to be a good spot to try. I also want to try & tie my trip east into one of the NSW ASWA Monthly meetings if they will let me in as a guest - i would really like to meet some of the great folk who are around the forum & have been so friendly & helpful?
:wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 12/12/2002 21:15

Gday Fishos(to many names now to mention) :wave:

Yes,all is looking good for us now(we hope) all smiles all round here atm,F/E..no guesses why?.. laugh

We took a day out for a bit of leasure instead of door knocking on the real estate doors,took our selves out for a spot of fishing out in Jervis bay near Huskisson,and guess what...I GOT A NICE SIZE SQUID laugh ON THE blue squid jig,and lost heaps,but doesnt matter,worse part was cleaning off the ink from the aluminium of the inside of my boat from the squid,,i wasnt complaining,we set up on the achor over a light gravel and weed patch and set up the berley trail for Trevally(got nil) but worked the jigs whilst waiting for the fish,2 good size Bream on the 1.5 pd mark but no trevally,but as i said lost a few squid but one great size one and a boat load of ink too smile

Our house looking is hoping to fall into place soon we hope,may be moving next week all going well..

Take care all..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 12/12/2002 21:36

Hello Craig,

Are you looking for a new home somewhere in Nowra,or are you moving to another town close-by.
Anyway,I hope everything goes well for you and your family.Hopefully you will get settled in before christmas.

:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 12/12/2002 21:48

Gday Pingtang :wave:

We are looking at either 2 seperate homes(which ever one comes up first we will take);

1). Rockhill Rd Nth Nowra.
OR
2).CastleGlenn Ave Nth Nowra..

Yes mate,staying in the same area,only thinking of the 3 kids,mainly for Hollie my youngest daughter who starts kindergarden at Nth Nowra Primary next year(03),and thats where most of Hollies friends be going who she went through Pre-school with..

We certainly appreciate all your concerns,whilst i have you pingtang, :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: for your help and other fireys on such a great job regarding the fires too..

Thanx Mate..

Craig :cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 12/12/2002 21:54

Hello Craig,

Thanks for the comments smile .All of the fireys did a great job.With-out them,alot more houses would have been destroyed.
I have heard from the local fire-station that,the fire out west is virtually put out.Hopefully this good news will extend through christmas and the new-year.Im sure all the fireys want to celebrate christams this year,instead of fighting the fires.

:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 12/12/2002 22:45

i know im getting off the subject of fishing here P/T,but..YES ..lets all hope its a Merry Xmas,,not a BLACK XMAS..

Oh,pleased to of heard on 2st that the 10 yr old boy WILL BE charged with lighting the fire around Cambewarra..

Craig..
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 12/12/2002 22:47

Great news on both fronts Craig - Good u have two houses - that was V & mines Christmas Wish - if it happens we will be so very pleased for u all, hopefully one will fall in place ??
U certainly made a big improvement on my learning period - good squid 1st time out !!!!!!! Craig i use a net to lift them into the boat. It really is a 2 person job - u must keep the tension on, the other person comes in behind & under, then hold them in the net, but still in the water so they get mad and empty the ink out before lifting them in the boat - keeps boat & fisherman cleaner!!!!
U've made my day Craig - we r flat out with meat orders for Christmas tonite, so i'll check back at supper time - 9-30pm WA time - midnite for u - Kes Kat put a good recipe in the Seafood thread for squid - i always freeze them overnite - tenderises them.
Please give our regards to the Crew
:wave: T
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 13/12/2002 19:20

Appols Craig i did'nt full reply to u're post last night re the Chap going in off the Gap. He is one of the very few to have ever gone in there & lived to tell about it - at this time hes still in a critical condition in Royal Perth Hospital. Its a terrible place - i hate it - seer granite cliff face of 40 mtrs, paper say he was blown off the edge & son went around the corner to whats called the Natural Bridge & swam around to his father - luckily the son was a surf lifesaver - its not something many people would do. Yes Craig like u i've been washed in off a reef when fishing & carry the scars on my wrists where i climbed out - I'VE NEVER FISHED THERE AGAIN. No fish is worth being in Davy Jones locker!!!!
Hope the squid tastes good!
:wave: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 13/12/2002 21:11

Gday F/E..

I am going to try Kes-Kat,s recipe tomorrow night with this big squid..

Infact,thats how i lost the other 2 squid,no net..but,i will certainly carry my net next time,the funny part was,,i just got hold of the squid and practically ripped it into the boat,covering the boat and myself in ink,(only i was worried about loosing it)so the ink was well worth it..

Sorry to hear the guy who fell in off the rocks is still in hospital,but like you said,been there done that like me,it surely is a scarey part of fishing and rock hopping is no more for me,as you said,it aint loosing a life over just for a feed of fish..

I will certainly let you both know re the house possibly Monday night(as soon as we get word)..

Take care to all..

Craig smile :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 17/12/2002 23:11

Hi Terrified, PT, S/Man & All Interested,
Well my last fullday of fishing for the next 6 weeks (cos of Tourist season work commitments)& last full day for 2002 - & it was a GREAT day!!! laugh Near perfect conditions, coming up to full moon, rising tide, no wind, max 25 degree, no swell. Result from 9.30am to 12.00 noon (high tide 11.00am)was like floating over an aquarium - could see right to the bottom & fish schooling everywhere & biting. (We usually find if fish r schooling they wont bite). Result 25 Kgs, dozen or so Skippy, Herring, Flathead & Wrass. BUT Terrified NO squid, & no gardies? At about 12-30pm the easterly started and we only caught a handfull of fish until 4-00pm. So just finished hour & half cleaning, beautiful fish for next few days for ourselves & the Grandparents. Looking over the catches for 2002 i would consider we've had an average fishing year, but theres a lot of juvenile KGs & Skippy around so looks good for 2003!
:wave: T
Posted by: temp trace

Re: fishing - 21/12/2002 20:29

FE
Thought I'd post a reply here instead of the recipe thread.

We've had a big weekend, so far, for aquatic adventures smile

Went out late yesterday afternoon and set the mud crab pots. Out to our favorite reef this morning for a spot of fishing ended up with 12 flathead, 4 shovel nosed sharks(rays) (great for deep frying) and half a dozen tailor. Had a bit of a drift inshore on our way back to the boat ramp and landed 4 squid !!
Back for lunch than up to collect the pots, except some low life scum had pinched one overnight, 3 crabs (on the boil now)and to top it off 10 dozed wild oysters. Why would you want to live anywhere else!!

Tried out my new rod combo today. Its a big fixed BCV650(?) Alvey reel on a 7' ugly stick. Didn't know what to expect from it but have come away pretty impressed. We where fishing in 50/60m of water this morning and the recovery rate is excellent.

That's about it for me - bed time.

PS When we collect crabs we always take an esky with ice in it.
Dump the crabs straight from the pots into the ice and by the time you get them home they are either no longer with us or are really quite - makes handling some much easier.
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 21/12/2002 22:36

TT - what a day's fishing - great fresh seafood for Christmas lunch!!!!!! how do u get to use shovel nose rays -the flaps i guess??? I've caught a few of these, but considered them non keepers as i thought they looked bit thin. I dont know the name of the ray we keep, smaller body - has real thick flaps that we cut flaps with 1.5" bit of pipe to make "poor mans scallops"!!!! Recon a few restaurants do this & charge the earth as if its the real thing!!! I'm green with envy over squid, we've got a cold southerly blasting in & won't be much squidding or fishing for next 36 hrs.
Yes, i like Alvey for the boat - but they drive me mad as a beach reel! I can never stop the loops if u do a lot of overhead casting. Excellant winching for retrieving - & in the water u were in with U/stick would have been a great outfit. Yes we use ice to do the deep sleep bit with our lovely blue manner crabs (think y call them blue swimmers). Will u have any more opportunities to get out over Christmas / New Year break??
:wave: FE
Posted by: temp trace

Re: fishing - 26/12/2002 16:35

FE and all,

Hope you are all recovering well after the festivities yesterday? I'm so glad that its over for another year. Had it at our place again this year and if I never see a dish again it will be too soon, I was still doing them at 1am this morning whilst trying to push the last of the freeloaders out the door. (Had to be at work by 5am).

FE hope to get outside this weekend, once the seas settle down a bit (must be getting old in
our younger days we'd go out in just about anything) and do a bit of night trolling.

I know what you mean about alveys. Some days I reckon they are the best reel ever made and other days every cast ends in tangles followed by "I'm never using this piece of %^&* again"
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 28/12/2002 21:12

Gday F/E & TT :wave:

To begin with the solving of the "Alvey Twists" as i call them,

1)use a small swivel big enough to run freely through your runners about 30-50cm up from your existing swivel(if you are using a running sinker)

2)before casting,wet the reel so therefore the whole reel is wet(PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FULLY RINSE YOUR REEL WHEN YOU GET HOME)!!..

I hope that helps,i know it did solve my problem when i was swearing and cursing when i bought my 6 inch alvey..

I mainly use either egg beater reels or best of all,over-head reels,theyre my favourite..

Now we have finished un packing etc,my days of fishing will start all over again..

Im hoping to wet a line on Monday,fingers crossed if i can get on the boat ramp as at present,there is more tourists here than locals *smiles*..

Anyway,hope that was a help re the Alvey twisters so to speak,,well put it this..i know it will work as "IF" it doesnt work,i will walk around our town naked...JOKING FOLKS..

Take care on & off the water this festive season to all please.. :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: temp trace

Re: fishing - 29/12/2002 21:41

G'day Craig
Thanks for the twister tips!! I already use the swivel tip but have never tried the wet reel hopefully I'll give it a good work out tommorow morning.

catch ya.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 30/12/2002 21:38

Gday T/T..

Please let me know on how you go with the wet reel?.

I can nearly guarrantee it will work..

Craig :cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 22/01/2003 22:10

Gday All; :wave:

First time in a long time ive been fishing,as you all know,been to bloody hot..

Today i had the boat in the water at 6:30am,headed out from Shoalhaven Heads to my favourite Bream grounds and flathead grounds in the Shoalhaven River with live blood worms for bait and a few live poddy mullet for the flathead ,i only got a few very much undersized bream but 2 decent flathead on the poddy mullet,averaging around 75cm all duskies..

The drizzle made things very comfortable to be out and about,i plan on hoping to repeat todays performance later next week when again this next heat wave is over,but with better results,,,i hope.. wink

Take Care to all..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 22/01/2003 23:44

Craig i'm green with envy - the only thing i've been able to even try to catch has been a few tourists wink I had one nights squiding for no result other than one that small, that i had to let it go, but other than that just too busy to get away - only a week & half left till end of hols, then look out fishing grounds. You would never believe that we had 41 degrees down here on sth coast today - i hate heat, have to watch that little animals dont ge too hot, & we decided to close the park at 12-30pm. Hope those terrible fires r well away from u this time - so very sad about Canberra frown
:cheers: T
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 11/02/2003 00:07

Hi Craig & All Fishing persons, Have you been out Craig or anyone??? My wifes been a bit ill for last few weeks so have had to be around house & have'nt been able to go out. Heard last week that KGs are starting - these are smart fish, always wait a week or two after school holidays are over before they fire up wink wink
:cheers: T
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 11/02/2003 00:54

Gday Tony & Viv;

I hope you are feeling alot better viv,sorry to hear you are unwell,hope you are well soon..

In regard to the fishing seen,Lyn & I have been getting out in between the hot days(geez i hate it when its hot too) mad ..

Lately all we have been getting is a lot of Chopper tailor and very small Flounder..

Lynette & I went fishing yesterday,again a mile of small tailor,no matter where we went,they seemed to of followed,aswell the weed(the string stuff that floats and is very annoying)..

I have a digital camera now Tony,i will send off a few pics as soon as the weather fines up of my boat and family to your email..

Send our regards to Viv to please mate,hope she gets well soon..

Take Care ;

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 25/02/2003 23:09

Hi Craig & Crew, & Any Other Fishing Folk,
With us all being well again & school hols over, we've finally got back to regular fishing days, but to start with r sticking to beach fishing, might try boat next week. Isn't it amazing how quick u lose your touch! For example we had a great tide, good conditions & a few big nice sandy flathead on the bite on Sunday night & only got to land 2 despite heaps of bites!! But 1 was a beauty wink & was a great catch. Last week we tried a high midday tide for squid & got 2 average sized - saw quite a few in the water, just did'nt really want the lure!
Craig what do u use to catch these tailor - do u use light trace wire, i know they bite line thu sometimes - what bait & top mid water or bottom? Still not a lot of KGs landed yet, herring r starting now (got a few Sun nite) & i'm definately going to get a smoker this year!
Come on u other WZ's - what have u all caught, & got any tips??

:cheers: FE
Posted by: temp trace

Re: fishing - 27/02/2003 19:29

G'day FE, Craig and all,

Went back packing along Stockton beach yesterday and I'd forgotten how relaxing it is!! Its so much more enjoyable since they've stopped the 4WD access to the southern end and now you can walk for miles without being in fear for your life.

Try to travel as light as possible just the back pack, minimal tackle, a garbage bag with a few ice blocks, stinky for the worms, a 10'6" rod and the trusty alvey (Craig the wet reel works a treat).

Must have covered 20/25kms yesterday for the grand total of two throw back Darts. laugh Suppose half the fun is just being there.
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 01/04/2003 22:17

Hi Craig & Crew, Temp Trace & Any others who like fishing, Well our very best fishing time of the year is here - April, but weather has been a bit unkind so far, even tho I've been getting out regularly. We are having some great tides ATM, but not everything goes to plan sometimes! Early last week we picked good "solunar" & tide, good wind direction - everything perfect - took 4X4 ute up the beach, got settled, fish biting, when my mate said "Notice anything about the beach" - no i hadn't, but he was right the beach had become steeper than we usually find, & it looked like we wouldn't be able to get the ute back along the beach, so rushed packing up & had a hairy return trip back to the road!!! But then mid week we got into the salmon - what a fighting fish 7 & 8kg of real madness off the beach. We hooked 5 & landed 3, then herring started & we had a lot of fun using spinners! Today we had great tide again, but the big swell from last weekends low made fishing very difficult - just a few herring & some silver sand whiting - a nice breakfast tomorrow! Yes Temp Trace when i was younger i loved exploring small beaches by backpacking to beaches that are not accessible by vehicles...not possible now old age has caught up so make the most of it my friend & enjoy!!! Whats happening over there Craig, is April/May a good time for fishing??
Would love to hear of any other fishy tales if anyone wishes to share...
:cheers: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 02/04/2003 00:17

Gday Tony,all our fellow fisho,s.. :wave:

Well what a fishing trip Tony,1/2 ya luck getting among great fish like those salmon,sounded like fun and especially with the 4x4,had to of been a toyota. smile

Well tonight just before the sun went down,Dale(my son) and i had been down to the ShoalHaven River to get a few poddy mullet for fishing tomorrow,now that the annoying seal which had made home in the river for the past few weeks or more has gone out to sea,i plan on hooking up the boat and going for cruise up the river towards Greenwell point(eastwards from Nowra)and go chasing some hopefully nice big lizards(Flathead),i had heard that the flathead are back over the sand flats where i like to fish aswell as a few had been caught on live baits over the weekend that had gone,so all going well,we have had a nice bit of rain lately,which had seen the river turn a bit off colour so the fish are on the bite,lets all hope its my turn tomorrow..

Tomorrow,i will be fishing the last of the run-in tide then the full run-out,with light N/E breeze predicted,things should be good as long as i can get a decent enough drift..

I was pleased to see our thread hasnt grown cobwebs too,thats great wink ..

Happy Fishing to all and tight lines..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 02/04/2003 21:37

Hi Craig & TT, yes Craig i forgot to mention, that like TT found, i wet the Alvi and didn't have one bit of trouble - even used it night fishing - boy what a difference! I thought that rather than pouring salt water over the spool, i'd take a plastic bottle of water, so i could pour that on reel & also have a drink! Great tip Craig - wish i'd known that 30 years ago! ATM there is an Jarvis Walker Integra Gold 6500 reel on sale in K Mart at $40 and a J.W. Integra Gold 5500 $36 seems very good value to me..has anyone had any experience with either of these reels, i was thinking of getting one as a beach casting salmon reel, backup for my lovely German DAM reel??
:cheers: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 02/04/2003 22:27

Evening to ALL.. :wave:

What a day....Had the boat in the river by 9am,yes straight after dropping kids off at school laugh ,headed out to our favourite flathead ground along with our plenty of supply of live poddy mullet for bait,the weather was slightly overcasted,with a 2 knot northerly breeze blowing and a run in tide..

Lynette & I put out our live baits,no sooner the baits hit the water,Lynette got a good size flounder,my bait went off and i missed the fish :rolleyes: ,i hate when that happens, and just as the tide was getting to the peak,and the drift had slowed down dramatically,Lynettes reel screamed,line was getting torn off it real quick,as lynette was winding this fish in,it was turning my boat slowly(no word of a lie),and after about a 12 minute fight,we then seen colour,i got the landing net,it was a Flathead,a Dusky,weighed in a womping 6.4kilo. cool ,yes now im jealous,i have never landed a flathead as big as that ever. mad

To end our day,alot of smaller flathead,6 legal size.we had flathead & flounder for tea tonight.BUT..Lynettes huge flathead is still in the freezer and wont get defrosted she tells me till EVERYONE we know gets to see it,she thinks its something special.yes im jealous smile ..

In regard to the reel your talking about there Tony,no sorry mate i have never used one,but sounds a good reel though..

Take care to all..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 02/04/2003 23:05

Hi Craig, i think you had better explain to Lynette that it was the way you positioned & handled the boat that let her catch that monster laugh laugh What a beauty, & i haven't seen a good flounder for years! Sounded like a great day, really good that you were both able to share it! Don't leave it too long to get out again!
:cheers: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 02/04/2003 23:22

Gday Tony;

Lynette said to say thanx and also says to say Hit to Viv aswell to please ..

Yes mate,it was a good day,all going well and the southerly change due either later tonight or tomorrow doesnt come,i sure to be back out there,with out Lynette wink ..

I will get a photo of it and i will send it to you,the flounder i havent seen for a while either,it was the size of a dinner plate and very nice to eat too.

Craig :cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: fishing - 02/04/2003 23:23

Hello Craig,

Glad to hear that you had a good day.It really was a nice day today despite the cloudcover.The winds were pretty much light all day.Tomorrow will be a different story though.
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 15/04/2003 01:45

Hi Terrified, T/T, P/T & all, following on from your question in P.T.'s surf pics thread Craig, fishing has been fantastic over here up until that strong front came thru on Friday nite, which was good for the farm as we got a fantastic 38mm of rain!! As i said before April/May is THE time for fishing over here & following on from the previous good week, last week we had a good evening of beach fishing & a great day in the boat where for the first time in years we actually filled our bag limits on 4 fish species!!
On a sad note, a young 24 yo got washed off rocks at Salmon Holes yesterday avo trying to get a salmon out he had hooked & disappeared when he fell in - no fish is worth that!!! I've been washed in & washed out & never again will i fish off rocks eek eek The swell from the front should have settled down by Wednesday & we will have one last full day out before i have to work for 2 weeks with school hols & Easter, but traditionally we close the Park on Good Friday & have a big family fishing party that afternoon which usually results in at least one salmon - heres hoping, i'd like my daughter to catch one before she goes to England next month, in case someone takes her fishing over there for those river tiddlers!! Hope you can all get some Easter fishing fun - please be careful so you live to tell those fishy tales :p :p Has Lynette let you fillet out that monster lizzard yet Craig wink ?
:cheers: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 16/05/2003 23:33

A Wet Evening to all; cool

I actually braved the wet conditions today,with the rain been alot lighter than it has been all week and as i WAS suppose to of went fishing earlier in the week but the heavy rain stopped me,i decided to go today to break the boredom..

I used a few rock crabs that i managed to keep alive using damp sea weed,i fished from 10am till about 1pm and all i got was the odd bite,nothing else..

Considering the amount of rain we had fallen in the area over the passed few days{155mm},the Shoalhaven River didnt or hasnt yet risen and not alot of rubbish in the river either,but i think there must be to much fresh water in it to make the fishing worth while,i may have to wait now a few weeks before i wet aline again in the Shoalhaven River..

To end the day was going home with every thing wet from the rain and nothing to show for my persistance.. frown

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 17/05/2003 00:33

Hi Terrified, hard luck mate - braving those conditions deserves fish, but i've never had much luck in rough weather - i'm also told by the professional fisherman that fish take shelter in rough swell & don't bite & also that as the barometer drops and sits low they won't bite. Often our chaps leave port just as the low is reached so that they are out in place for the rising barometer as weather fines up!
Just something to think about & hopefully prove wrong one day! We've had a bit of rain today, but theres a real gail blowing now - around 28kts with a few showers with hail.
Keep well Craig i'll be in touch after the weekend got market tomorrow morning - i wont need much ice wink wink
:cheers: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 18/05/2003 21:38

Gday F/E..

Yes the conditions were surely not the best,yes and it was cold too.. smile

I do agree with you regarding the barometer,i have heard that once before that when the conditions and the barameter is low,you are better off staying home,wished i did too..

Yes i seen in the weather forecast it has been windy over there,did you get the winds reaching 110km/h?,,i seen that in the warnings..

I am again hoping to go fishing through the week if the conditions get better..

Take Care mate..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 25/05/2003 23:03

Hi Terrified, no we did'nt get the real strong wind that Perth did, but we got enough & the sea was stirred up for about 4 to 5 days. Then we got some work we didn't expect & my days off went down the drain. I'm looking at Tuesday this week & the tides are still good & barometer is high so never know it might be OK. See you've had a lot of rain today - just hope some went right inland, on WIN tv we saw a fishing show about fishing off some good safe rock ledges at Jarvis Bay - good deep water & some good fishing provided there was no swell & off shore breeze - have you ever been there Craig? Rex Hunt was catching salmon on your sth coast, but they were only about 1kg, & wouldn't be the same fun as our 7 to 8 Kg Sthn Salmon we get here & battle to get up thru the surf - my score is 5 this year, & i think that will be about it as the back run wasn't very good & i've just been in the wrong place at the wrong time & with rough weather its been a bit frustrating. There are some good black bream about in the rivers & i might give that a go soon, but more catch & release as i don't like eating more than one meal of them - just a bite strong for me even with lemon juice!
Must go now - give our regards to the crew & looks like you'll be sharpening up hooks & getting your tackle box clean & enjoying the sound of rain on your roof for a day or two!
:cheers: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 26/05/2003 22:31

Gday F/E.. :wave:

Yes we surely have had some rain here,i recorded 45mm yesterday and so far 7mm for today,im not been rude when i say this,but,its wonderful,every drop is great to see,especially for the people on the land,im only hoping it is reaching those in need for the rain..EVERYONE!!!!

I havent been fishing from the rocks which you seen on tv,but i have fished out from there in a mates boat,its a popular fishing ground,especially for those game anglers,live baits etc,i would love to try that spot but its 4X4 territory,and my poor 96 model commodore wouldnt like the roads to get in there worse luck,otherwise i will certainly be fishing from there..

I plan on doing a bit of beach fishing soon,around late June early July for the salmon,theyre great i love fishing for them especially in rough surf,makes more of a challenge.. smile

I went to Jervis Bay and caught myself 2 nice size squid on Sunday,Dale lost one,i kept them for bait as a friend of Dales is taking us fishing this comming weekend off Batemans Bay{125kms south}for snapper,as Dales friends father is a keen snapper fisherman cool cool ,im hoping to get amoung a few snapper..

Hows Viv?,we all say hi to her too mate..

Take Care Tony;

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 01/06/2003 22:22

Gday to all laugh ,wasnt long later,another rock cod caught by Dale,wasnt till about an hour later,Karls reel screamed again,this time it was a long fight,45mins later a really nice snapper ,and bingo our first reddie on the rocks,it weighed a nice 15KG,a huge bump on its head,Nathan was on,a slimmy green eel and no sooner i was on,my hook up was a green eel too mad ,all in all,plenty of green eels and 1 good snapper,2 red rock cod, 7 eels and we lost count of snags,so there is plenty of 5/0 hooks down there was goodness knows how many 1/4 oz leads are down there too frown ..

Next time we head out is all going well and we are off to Sussex Inlet,45mins south of Nowra which is hoping to be this comming Wednesday..

Take care to all

Craig :wave: :cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 13/08/2003 15:27

Hi Craig & those interested in fishing - due to rough south coast winter conditions i haven't been out for a few weeks, but last weekend good catches of squid were repoerted, so yesterday braving forecasted showers we took the boat out into a sheltered western corner of a good squid bay & had a great avo of fishing - 7 very good KG & 6 squid, 4 of which had tubes over 15inch - i had one break my line & take one of my favourite lures! We started in deeper water, & had a squid pulling on a KG line, so put lure on & got him. But deep water was better for KG's than squid. It came up a bit rough so we went in closer to the sheltered beach & sat just on the edge of the weed line, & squid were as plentiful as i've seen for some years. They were taking both lures & baited jigs. Having got a good feed & weather looking threatening we decided to quit while still dry!!! I have heard of squid being active right along the south coast Craig, so it might be time to try the spot where you had some good luck last year!
Just one other point - it was a full moon last nite...so theres one time when it didn't really matter confused
:wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 13/08/2003 23:17

Gday Tony & Viv; :wave:

How are you both?

Great to hear your getting a few great squid cool ,but i am sorry to of read you lost a good squid aswell as a lure,that hurts.

I am infact going to get my boat wet on this comming Saturday,after what you wrote, i WILL TAKE the squid lures with us,sounds great...infact i might just see how the weather is tomorrow now after reading your post..

I will let you know on how i go,it may not be till Saturday night incase Lynette doesnt let me go tomorrow,she may have a few chores for me to do,typical wives rules,i love her. wink

I will go now and i will post here saturday night..

Cheers to you both and please say hi to Viv..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: fishing - 14/08/2003 14:39

G'Day fellow fishermen :wave:

Havent been out for a while, last time was down to the Murray Mouth during a fair bit of rain. My mate and I crossed the dunes, took about 15mins and we thought the mouth was about 1-2km ahead along the beach...NOT TO BE!! Turns out we walked 7km to get there and we were stonkered. WE rested for 20mins and were wondering what we'd do if we pulled in a large Mulloway, considering the trek back with 5 rods and a heavy tacklebox and buckets. Straight away after casting into the newly dredged channel of the Murray Mouth baited up with some cockles and live bloodworms we got a nice bite.....only to find it was a bloody crab, nice size one tho about 15-20cm on the body with some bloody nasty nippers on it. Then for the next 30mins we pulled in 25 crabs between us and one got my toe (it hurt). No fish we wernt pleased, so we tried our luck with a Pilchard in the surf of Goolwa beach in the gutters but nothing. Best go back there in summer i think.

TS cool
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 14/08/2003 15:11

Hi TS, good idea not to catch too many wink wink knowing how far back it was! A friend of mine caught a 45kg groper a few years ago at a place that was 3km walk to, he was so thrilled, that he stored all his fishing gear in the bush and set off with complete fish (less only stomach) as he was so determined to find what it weighed. Everyone back at camp was very impressed and a bikie came to his rescue and took his lovely bike along the waters edge of the beach to help him pick up his fishing gear!!!
I hope the crabs were edible - our best are what we call blue manners, i think you call them blue swimmers? As i have discussed with Terrified, for many years i used to throw sand crabs back, until one nite a chap came up to me and asked had i caught any s/crabs and took 3 large one to eat!. i thought he was pulling my leg, but tried them and they are very nice, but smell a bit when cooking. The sand crab we get here is white with a purple spot on the corner of the shell where the claws come off the body. With the full moon about ATM there would be a lot of sand crabs around during nite fishing.
:wave: FE
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: fishing - 15/08/2003 10:21

Yer I think these may have been sand crabs... redish purple to brown at times, didnt take all of em, but we cooked up about 5 of the biggest ones and wasnt too bad to be honest smile

TS cool
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 17/08/2003 21:25

Gday Tony & Thunder & fellow fisho,s :wave:

I went fishing yesterday at Shoalhaven Heads just north of Nowra,anyway it was a great day weather wise but fishing,quite a slow day..

I put the boat in the water by 9am,2 hours before the top of the tide,i set out to my favourite fishing groud,set out a nice berley trail,the bait i was using was Pilchards..

The only fish i was hooking was the rotton old "Toad-fish" mad ,i kept getting heaps of them,i thought stuff em,im up achoring,and going to set out for a nice bit of drift fishing,nothing on bait,change to lures,nothing,changed lures from plastics to metals,again nothing,so i ended my fishing day with my head held low by thinking all the rotton toads fish had a feild day on my pilchard bait..

Though it was still a enjoyable day out weather wise,that couldnt of been better..

Take Care to ya all;

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 19/08/2003 01:13

Hi Craig & All, don't feel to bad about it Craig, you could have spent the day doing the gardening & then you wouldn't have known if the fish were biting or not wink wink Anyway, after my great time last Tuesday i got all enthusiastic on Thursday nite becos i could see some rough weather coming for the weekend & scuttled down to a good little squid beach Thursday nite and spent 3 hours freezing (very low tide) with not one touch!! Theres all sorts of bad weather forecast for tomorrow down here, but we hope to get out early & beat the bad weather & see if we can find some sheltered water, but the tides fairly average tomorrow & barometer is dropping!
:wave: FE
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 23/08/2003 00:18

Hi Craig & Other fishing folk, the dropping barometer certainly made it hard this time (last Tuesday) 5hrs for 5 fish...slow going. Thankfully the 5 fish were kgs, 2 average & 3 goodies 42,43 & 45 cm. Craig the strange thing was that with the 3 big ones we had to just let them run with the bait, couldn't hook them they would not bite, just suck & drag, i recon i gave 1 about 50 m of line before i got him - very stange. Only 1 squid, again good one - 15in tube, and was going to have the bait regardless of happened. we hooked him on a fish jig first, but he didn't hold, threw out lure & he struck again, got off near the boat, threw out again & got him - he was ultra aggrssive, but the only one we saw in 5 hrs. Was roittenly cold & only the good feed of fresh fish made it a good day, otherwise quite honestly it was slow, cold & miserable! Hope you have some good luck this weekend Craig, but watch out theres some foul weather coming from over this way!!!
:wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 23/08/2003 23:26

Gday Tony & Fellow fisho,s; :wave:

Today we all went fishing down here on the Shoalhaven River,nice day but with no available fish to be caught. frown

I did notice a few small mullet now beginning to come down the river,well edible size,but,i had no mullet gear with us,not to worry plenty of time yet i hope..

With the front arriving early this afternoon,we got home in enough time to wash the boat and get it away before the rain,{only just},but now just reading the forecast,tomorrow is certainly out for fishing or that matter anything outdoors,yes i have a kite smile ,no i dont plan on using it either,be to cold..

Well Tony,{FE},thanx for the warning regard to the change,its certainly over us as i type,so far a nice 5mm has fallen and obviously,alot more yet to come over night..
cool

Take Care to all,and i will repost when i can get out again,yes i do plan on giving the mullet a run..

Well Tony,you certainly had a good day,either way,it was slow for you,but atleast your bringing something home to eat,im jealous, wink ,,,i may have to move to WA for the fishing season..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:

{its pouring down now,one great site} laugh
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 06/09/2003 01:43

Hi Terrified & Others, Just a quick report, done a fair bit of fishing the last 2 weeks, but not much luck, few KG's but lot of time between each hookup & unfortunately squid have dropped off a bit. This week we got hit by big swells, some of the worst conditions we have been out in, & came home bumped about with not many fish frown But Craig heres 2 good fishing tales from the local paper last week - 1st a chap got a squid that had 47cm tube!!!! (by comparison my best ever has been 35cm)2nd a couple of chaps went out in a 12ft tinny, & had to knock off early becos they were circled for 10 mins by a 15ft White Pointer - can't understand why they packed up, i would have loved to dangle a line in front of that one & let the drag off quickly laugh .
Hope you can get out this weekend Craig - 2 days work for me unfortunately...
:wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 12/10/2003 23:02

Gday F/E & Fellow fisho,s. :wave:

I would like this thread to stay alive,so i thought id better go for a quick cruise around the area here and see what the tourists have been catching whilst its school holiday time..

People havent been getting out much like myself due to the fowl weather here at the moment,what i have seen is a lot of Blackfish been caught on live bloodworms,plenty of Blackfish around here in the Shoalhaven river along with plenty of Bullnose Mullet..

As i said,i havent been out wetting a line due to the winds as i HATE fishing in the winds,blows the boat around to much aswell as i hate fishing with heavy sinkers,i like to fish light,especially for the mullet especially,with the weather finally fining up around Wednesday,things are looking good to finally see my boat get wet again,that im looking forward too cool ..

Hows everyone else going in regard to their fishing,please keep us all posted..

Tight lines to all and keep those drags on ya reels screaming.. smile

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: fishing - 21/10/2003 10:53

G'Day Craig and FE!

Havent been out for a while, uni keeping me very busy laugh but hopefully after this blow and these assignments, I'll squeeze a trip down south in before my exams.

Happy Fishing :cheers:

TS cool
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 21/10/2003 11:44

Hi Terrified & T/S, after all that uni stuff you will need a few good days fishing T/S laugh
Craig its been a bit the same here - just finished 2 weeks of school hols in the Park, then the last Wednesday had a shocking swell - lot of dirty water from storms further south - BUT we hope to get out tomorrow - i've got a new squid jig to try, & we are going to have our first try for octopus! i was given some pickled octopus, by a friend a few weeks ago - it was fantastic!
:wave: FE
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 23/10/2003 16:24

Hi Terrified, T/S & All, finally got out yesterday & had a great KG day, but no squid & no octopus. High tide was 9am we didn't get a line out till 9-30 but first hour was really good KG fishing! 14 big KG's. After that just an odd fish now & again. It was good fishing weather when we started - overcast & slight chop (my favourite conditions) - i hate sunny & flat days as we never seem to do as well. i used a new type of hook that has the barb part angled away from the shaft, not parallel like normal.
Had a big laugh too, my friend has thought the boat has been a bit hard to get on & off the trailer on beach launching, so he got some "spray-on" lanoline and did the guide & runners. Most times to launch the boat he reverses back into the water & jams on the brake & i hold a rope to give a tug at the right time. Yesterday he was backing down the beach & the trailer got a bit sideways so i yeld out to stop, & with all the lanoline on the guide & rollers the boat flew off onto the beach - way above the water mark laugh laugh it did look so funny & thank goodnes we were at a fairly remote spot so didn't look as silly as we might have done at a boat launching ramp in town! We then had to try & winch the boat up off the sand and back onto the trailer, that why we were late missing the peak tide shocked
Anyway we had a wonderful feed last night & will have 2 more lovely meals to come...was worth the wiating! Hope you can both get out this weekend, i like November as a fishing month, second to April/May on the change of seasons & wind patterns over here.
:wave: FE
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: fishing - 24/10/2003 10:52

G'Day FE and Craig,

Yep Nov and Dec are prolly my fav months to go out altho winter can also be very rewarding. The southern coastline of SA has some damn treasures under the water, very productive area, espec Pt.Lincoln.

TS cool
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 24/10/2003 21:54

Gday F/E & Thunder;

I havent yet wet aline since my last post as much as id like to,as much as i love to see the rain fall,but it brings the rotton winds,which upsets me,i get the bait out,defrost it and when i get up,its windy or heavy rain,,,so therefore,,i will no longer get the bait out of the freezer till i get up,may bring me luck that way..

Tony!!..In regard to the octopus,i seen on a kids programme here this afternoon called "The big Arvo",they showed how the Greek cook their octopus on a barby and then lightly pour lemon juice on it,its like as the the grill it and it looks nice,something to try if you havent already and i told Lynette next time i get a squid or octopus,i plan on cooking it that way to give it a try,looks nice..

Thunder;Have you been out chasing snapper around the "PORT"?..years ago my father and i use to go all the way up to Wyalla to go snapper fishing and at the time we lived at Gawler,but dad and i use to mainly fish in the Torrens for bream,,,if we werent fishing ,,we went to the speed way at Roley Park,,dad use to work for GIRLOCK at Lockleys..

Take care to all..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: fishing - 29/10/2003 14:56

G'Day FE and Craig smile

Yep, sometimes we go for Snapper around the Port area, theres a place aptly named Snapper Point laugh at the top end of the le Feiveure Peninsula, u certainly can get some whoppers there.

Looks like I'll have to WAIT mad another month till my exams are over, I really cannot see myself squeezing a day in now till late November frown Ahh well

Happy Fishin all :cheers:

TS cool
Posted by: O-3

Re: fishing - 30/10/2003 13:33

You guys are aware of the Snapper ban for the month of November in SA?

Also a good SA fishing site is www.fishsa.com wink

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: fishing - 30/10/2003 15:41

Yer the usual Snapper Ban is enforced....im not distressed plenty of other fish out there to catch. Wouldn't mind getting a huge squid, Rapid Bay has some nice ones at times, need to get a new jag tho.

TS cool
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 01/11/2003 22:29

Gday Thunder;

Im sure F/E will help you out with a few names of some great jigs for your squid,he helped me out in a great way plus he helped me out in the way of techneques{excuse my spelling}..

I havent been out fishing for a while due to bad N/W winds here frown ,but later in this comming week,things are looking GREAT cool to get out and finally wet a line..

Here in the Shoalhaven River i beleive they have been catching a few nice size Bream and Flathead on plastic lures,yes i bought myself a few to be ready..

Good fishing to all..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 01/11/2003 23:10

Hi Terrified, T/S & All,
What great news to hear those lizards are about again Craig. i went out Tuesday, prepared a report & put it into an existing Word file somewhere & now can't find it shocked - so here goes again. we have had a fair bit of rough weather over here in the last week, but there was a break on Tues morning so we rushed off. when we got there the swell was a bit big, but we decided to go out & take a look, the swell was 3 - 4 m but long & lazy from way down south, so not dangerous, just unpleasant so we decided that if they would bite we would stay if we didn't get any action we would go home. as so often happens with overcast weather we got bites straight away & had a good KG day plus squid. i even caught my first KG on one of those soft plastic worm/grub things u told me about Craig wink after feeling a bit "green" we decided to try trolling, as moving was better than sitting on the anchor in the swell. we got 2 strikes resulting in one hook up of a beautiful pike - do you get these critters over there Craig? anyway it was a good day, but we came home reasonably early as the swell got worse, & the kitchen walls seemed to be moving around a bit when i sat down to eat Tuesday nite!
Re squid, although it was a bit lumpy, squid were about, one attacked a KG right near the boat! we have some new jigs - a row of plain spikes, which you push the baitfish down onto, then 2 cm below is a row of barbed spikes - an excellent jig. i only got 1 on the lure - send me a PM T/S (or anyone else)if you want the stuff i sent to Craig - i've got it filed away safely somewhere!
About SA fishing T/S - Streaky Bay is where i want to go - i've heard the biggest & best "fishing tales" about their KG's i'd just love to try out there!
All for me - BTW IMO the moon is in the right quarter for fish & squid for the next 4 to 5 days so good luck Craig - if you have had a bit of rain try for those lizards as close as you can to where the fresh river water meets the sea water on the turn of the tide if you can find it wink
:wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 08/11/2003 23:21

Gday Tony and all fishos; :wave:

Im as happy as Larry so to speak,i caught my very first BASS laugh laugh ..

After reading your post F/E re the fresh water,i decided to do a bit of gardening today been a nice day,i came across alot of garden worms and decided to put them to very good use and they brought us luck..

We headed out to a fresh water dam not that far from us,say around 25 kms away,been a warmish type of day,clear and with a light breeze blowing,it was to nice a day to be at home we baited up with the fresh garden worms 3 to a hook and good size worms and within a 1/2 hour,I LANDED MY VERY FIRST BASSand within ,we had our bag limit{if i knew how to postpix here,i will show you the fish}best one went just!! on 3 kgs laugh ..

After catching these BASS,i dont think Bream are a good fighting fish anymore,the Bass really know how to entertain you,if you get a chance,go fishing for BASS,i used only 6lb line and i had a great time,may go tomorrow all going well..

We havent eaten the fish as yet as i dont know what they are like to eat,theyre all in the freezer,so if you know on how good they are as a table fish,IM INTERESTED,i plan on leaving them in the freezer till i hear,but yes,its true they are a good sport fish..

Take care to all,

From smiling TERRIFIED wink cool
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 09/11/2003 01:15

Hi All, Great fishing Craig - that was a big fish to land on that line smile amazing how one of the oldest & most natural baits comes up with the fish - good old worms!
i've never caught or eaten Bass Craig, but with a lot of freshwater fish, you might find that sprinkling the fillets with sea salt & leaving for 20 mins before cooking might improve the taste - i do that with freshwater perch. another suggestion is to coat the fillets with a flour mixture of 2 tablespoons of plain flour & 1 tablespoon of curry powder. before you try either sea salt or flour, just cook one or 2 fillets without doing anything as it may be like barramundi & be just perfect without anything extra needed!
Anyway a great result & a good sporting fish, work got in the way of fishing last week, then i put my back out & had a couple of days in bed - wasn't all bad as i read a new fishing book wink
:wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 09/11/2003 22:27

Gday Tony and fellow fisho,s. :wave:

We went out again this morning chasing these wonderful sport fish,we got 6 again using worms,but could only bring home 1 out of the 6 as the others were to small..

We will try your cooking ideas tomorrow night and both ideas sounds very nice..

I will surely let you know Tony on the taste..

Take care to all

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 11/11/2003 20:50

Gday Tony and fellow fishos; :wave:

Lynette cooked the BASS in flour after i filleted the fish,not all of them though,did them like in a batter with spices and lightly squeezed lemon juice,she deep fried them and were absolutely beautiful,makes my mouth water thinking of it now wink ,Lyn also cooked the other Bass whole,{yes scaled and gutted} wink ,baked them wraped in foil in the oven,only one word to descibe it,,"YUCK"!!,,you can really taste the fresh water taste in the fish,but wasnt wasted,the kids loved it like that though..

Can anyone now give me any easy ideas on how to make a worm farm,i am willing to buy any worms in bulk,so if you know anyone who sells thems,im also interested in that too,please email me or PM me on that question,its hard work digging for the little buggers,my backyard looks like a mine field :rolleyes:

Many thanx and especially to you Tony for the cooking tips mate.. :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 12/11/2003 02:14

Hi Craig - so pleased the fish was good to eat - isn't it amazing how many different types of fish there are & how different they often taste just becos of the way they are cooked wink i had a worm farm for a while, i used some old boards for the sides, & would put a layer of food scraps, cover with soil, damp it down, then keep a bit of old carpet over the top all the time & just keep adding layers till it was about 3 ft high, then start a new one and after a month i would dig up the old pile - probably a bid basic, i'm sure there are better ways to do it, but i used that to generate worms for the garden. i never bought any worms, they just seemed to get attracted & bred like mad! if you get proper worms they will probably go even better!
we are having a bit of very hot weather over here & a really strong easterly made it impossible to get the boat in the water today & its going to be 37 tomorrow, so no fishing again this week mad
:wave: FE
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: fishing - 12/11/2003 14:40

G'Day all, exams are in full swing so no chance of getting out, altho we need a bit of a blow to stir things up a tad. Hot weather approaching too, summer is almost here smile so an afternoon out on the boat with a cold one seems to be the way to spend the summer hols smile

Happy Fishing all

TS cool
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 13/11/2003 22:36

Gday Tony & Thunda,fellow fisho,s.. :wave:

Thanx Tony for the advise on the worms mate,very much appreciated..

I also was very concerned,well we all were of the heat affecting Viv,yourselves aswell as the deers especially,i posted in the thread about the heat in WA,if anyone knew on how things were for you over there as yes we were very concerned..

I dont blame you not fishing in that sort of heat,best thing to of done was to of stopped home,otherwise you would of fried,but would it of been cooler down by the water though Tony?

How do you feel you went with your exams Thunda?..now you can sit back,relax and whilst holding a fishing rod,you can think on what your plans are Thunda,i wish you luck with the results..

Take Care to all..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: seaweed

Re: fishing - 26/11/2003 23:12

Hi everyone,
haven't posted in this thread mainly because I didn't know about it, but I am very keen on my fishing. Was down at Cardwell last weekend and managed 5 barra's both days. Unfortunately had to throw them all back because of the closed season. ATM there are stacks of them at the bottom of the passage, you even have them hitting the boat. Caught a couple of cod, but no Jacks, which I am annoyed with, because they would of been my prefered table fish. Oh and also a queenie, but it was on the small side.
Good fishing everyone
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 28/11/2003 02:45

Hi Terrified, Seaweed, TS & All interested in fishing. Well we've had rotten drizzle here for 4 days, hays wet & can't be baled here, harvesting stopped inland & generally a bad week so far, so i decided 2pm yesterday avo to stomp off & do a bit of fishing wink
i didn't even look up tides or fish biting times so arrived at boat ramp to find rotten low tide & sth east wind - not good for fishing. we went into the quite large Oyster harbour, which joins the open sea via a small narrow channel. fished all over the place with only 2 legal sized fish for 4 hrs! the water was a shocking mucky green colour and tide almost still. about 6pm we decided to make our last move before going home & thought to try for squid in the channel, just as we got near the narrow neck we saw the tide had turned and wonderfully clean sea water rushing in, so we anchored on what looked to be a good squid spot - but never saw one squid and had KG lines out and all at once the KGs, herring & bay snapper started biting. we had good fishing for 45 minutes & it started to get dark so rushed back to the boat ramp with a couple of good feeds of fish. the trip really shows the importance of the change of tide if you are lucky enough to be there when it happens!"
Welcome to Craigs great "Fishing" thread Seaweed, i recon you are going to get a few of us really stirred up a bit with your postings on those great tropical monster fish you get up your way compared to our little "tiddlers" down here! anyway keep posting becos i might get excited enough to take a trip up there one day after Craigs taught me to catch his BASS wink
:wave: FE
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 22/01/2004 01:24

Hi All, unfortunately i've had one of those bad periods - been working each day since 2nd week of December, so no fishing for me until February - but whats happening for the rest of you - Craig you should be fired up over there, TS i expected to hear of some big KG stories and Seaweed surely that season is open now - go on make me envious - what have you all been catching???
wink :wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 22/01/2004 22:42

Gday Tony and fellow fishos;

Happy new year to you all. :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 23/01/2004 00:18

Hi Craig, i'm interested in your tarwhine? remembering that i've been caught like this before with how fish names change between the east coast & here in the west - over here we would call a "silver bream" a tarwhine, so best i describe it, as we really enjoy eating our tarwhine - ours is a lovely bright silver scaled bream with very distinctive but thin silver line along the fish, and fish has yellow belly fins. Legal size here is 23cm. We always catch these in the ocean usually off the beach. The meat has a red strip along the lateral line - i remove this little bit of red meat as its a bit strong. Always skin the fish rather than scaling - it has a lovely white/pinkish flesh and eaten fresh is delicious! Catching is typical of any of the bream family - better to let them "run" with the line before hooking.
There is another bream we call a Buffalo bream (or “****ty bream”) more grey than silver in colour and has very fine scales - great fighter, but has grey flesh - this definitely gets thrown back!
Yes i've seen your weather has been a bit rough for fishing Craig - whats in the river this time of year? Although i haven't been able to go fishing we have had a couple of wonderful feeds of coonacs from the farm dams wink
:wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 23/01/2004 00:29

Gday F/E. :wave:

Thankyou for the info on the "Tarwhine".

Yes as you described the tarwhine is exactly that,these fish we caught were about that size too,now we know they are good eating,i wont be letting them go,i will have to get out there and catch them to try,i cant wait..

At present the Shoalhaven River is full of Jelly fish,you hit them all the time whilst motoring along,dam nuiscance,,anyway they are catching alot of nearly everything at the moment,,i was given some fresh slimey mackeral for bait to take out next time i go,they tell me the flathead are biting well on that bait and possibly may get a jewwie as there is plenty of them in the river aswell,they are mainly getting them on a live chopper tailor,im yet to give that ago but i surely will be doing that when this weather clears up,not that im in a hurry for it to go..

Thanx again for the Tarwhine info mate and how is Viv?..please say HI to her for us all to please..

Take Care and hear from you soon..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 26/10/2004 06:22

Gday to ALL;
First time in a long time,i actually had got out and got my boat wet out fishing..

Yesterday,Lyn & i took the boat out in the Shoalhaven River and headed up to the paper mill on the sand flats chasing Flathead,it was just the turn of the tide,tide was going out,it was slow until the tide started to actually move..

About 10:30am, the tide was good,starting to get a decent drift,using whitebait for bait seen our first flattie of the day,Lyn got it,it was 56cm quite a nice fish and to finish the day off, due to a strong N/E came up,upsetting the drift etc,we took home 6 flathead and lost one huge one due to no landing net,yes my fault,i forgot it..

Lets get the thread underway again..

Take Care to all;

Craig
{ps-is anyone interested in posting a pic of my boat here if i was to send it to them please}..
Posted by: percy_04

Re: fishing - 26/10/2004 08:28

yer went dropnetting for blues last w/e off henley jetty (adelaide) got 2 nice size females went down well 2!!!! also me dad caught a huge squid at the bluff in victor, viry very nice. next day a 2 and a half foot long squid (and thats just the body!!!!!!) was caught at the same place
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 26/10/2004 23:55

Hey Craig good to see you back - & even better to see you're getting those lovely lizards !!!!
My first day out today after 3 busy weeks with School hlos in Park & plenty to do on the farm, and it was SOOO rough, but i had a great day with 16 KG's but my mate sadly only got 2 - usually its the otherway round, but today i left my sinker box behind and had to use a much lighter sinker - i got the bites he had usual heavier one and couldn't get them - same bait, same hooks - sinkers were the only thing different - interesting.
Craig are you using a running sinker for those lizards???
Good to hear the Blues are about Percy 04, & good to hear about the squid - they have been very far & few apart over here this year so far...had 2 evening with jigs and didn't get a touch!
:wave: FE
Posted by: James

Re: fishing - 22/11/2004 17:07

where abouts are you getting the mud crabs from at newcastle?....i been up the river but where are you finding them on the way out or back to the ramp?.....
Posted by: percy_04

Re: fishing - 10/12/2004 10:30

dad went out this time off of victor- came in with 3 crays and 5 abelone + i cought a 1kg salmon off of the beach - didnt that go down nice...mmmmmmmmmm
Posted by: sugar mill tour guide

Re: fishing - 13/12/2004 08:54

hi u southern boaties. It's Whitsunday islands here with the North Queensland fishing report
Well despite the humid conditons poeple have been bringing in catches. Seas here have been quite pleasant with a slight chop. Tides r one of the biggest factors here. Our tides here range from 6m in the south 2 4.5m in the north and when wind blows against the tide it creates a washing machine, when it does happen it becomes very dangerous. At present with the big tides theres alot of run so it creates drag. Tight lines every one
Posted by: percy_04

Re: fishing - 02/01/2005 12:30

managed to haul in 7 squid off of wirrina the other day...all up we got 14
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 04/01/2005 22:28

Gday all;

Headed out on the ShoalHaven River today with my son before the storm came in from the S/W..

We were using fresh green prawns for baitaswell as white bait,caught plenty of undersize flathead & nearly a boat load of the annoying under size red bream,{ALL AROUND 25-27cms},put up a good fight for there size,thats all theyre good for.

Headed in as the towers from the approaching storm came closer,just had enough time to get the boat washed & put into the garage..

Plenty of Jelly Fish in the river atm too,wish you can eat em wink .

Take care to all..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 03/10/2006 01:19

Gday to all.. :wave:

I thought its about time i got this thread up and running again smile ..

Yesterday {as in Sunday 1st Oct 06},i took the boat out for its first swim for the fishing season,it was looking alot like me,beginning to get plenty of cobwebs due to lack of use. wink :rolleyes:

I used Burley Scented & Squidgie Lures here in the ShoalHaven River as i beleieve those lures in question are suppose to be quite well for either Bream Or Flathead..

Make a long story short,i covered a fair amount of the river,different techniques in using the lures with out any good results,,all for one decent Flattie,but been the only one,i thought it wasnt worth bringing home one fish,so i let it go..

Has anyone else been fishing?...hows your fishing been Tony {Fine-elsewhere}?

Cheers to all..

Craig :wave:
Posted by: percy_04

Re: fishing - 03/10/2006 11:56

ive been fishing quite a bit recently. our fishing season here in SA has been very well with extended mullet hauls due to the calmer winter.

Now as things are warming up the Blue crabs and squid are moving in and i have had regular catches of both species. i am still to catch me a KGW and gar but i dno im feeling pretty confident about that too!!

hear hear to warmer weather!! cool
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 03/10/2006 16:16

Gday Percy;

Just interested in knowing;


Any decent Bream be caught around Port Adelaide and any thing decent been caught off the Glenelg Jetty?

I use to live at Aldinga when i was a kid and we use to always go fishing at Port Adelaide & i remember fishing for Gars off the jetty at Glenelg using maggots,,,those were the days,,,and catching the tram,,hey is that still going too?

"Go the Ports"!!{Magpies}

Craig :wave:
Posted by: percy_04

Re: fishing - 03/10/2006 18:04

im not sure about bream in the Port atm, they are catching plenty of sizable specimens in the onkaparinga river atm so i dont see why they wouldnt be catching anything around port adelaide. As for Glenelg, that spot is a bit of a dud to fish, big summer crowds and alot of people in the water mean that not many fish are caught. Although some people are catching a few Blue crabs off of the jetty atm. No garfish though, maybe at certain times of the year but they seem to be a bit lower in the Gulf or out in a bit deeper water.

Yes the good old gents! haha! dont they squirm around alot.

Well im hoping to go to the Okna later this week and maybe catch a few bream and mullet. Its hard to believe but we havnt stop catching mullet since Feb!! its been an unreal season if you like mullet!!
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 04/10/2006 23:41

Gday Percy;

Wow,,,surely takes me back to the early to mid 80,s when i use to get into trouble off my parents when i use to have old meat or fish frames laying out the back in an open plastic bag waiting for the blow flies to do their thing so i can get the "GENTS",,,collect them and put them into a large vegemite jar full of bran and that kept them going for days before we went fishing..Wished i was living back in SA,they were the days..

Funny enough,my parents found that bit funny when i reminded them on what i use to get up too,and boy did i get into trouble as you may well imagine,,the "Smell"..

Any pix of the mullet?,,,sounds awsome about the mullet,,,where are you catching them and what bait ETC..

I appreciate your posts here to Percy..

Craig
Posted by: percy_04

Re: fishing - 06/10/2006 15:04

Gday Terrified;

no pix of the mullet sorry. that is one of the very unfortunate things about when you go fishing with me is there are never any photos taken. im sure if i invested in a camera they would be posted on the interntet everywhere! :p but they have been quite large - well over 35cm and we had been getting our 40 50 then leaving because thats all we would eat.

Unfortunately now, the run has ended. and i will have to wait til next year. ive found down at victor on cockle or red meat is best smile .

:cheers:
Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 22/11/2006 16:50

Hello all you fisherfolk,

I used to go fishing every weekend. But due to total frustration from lack of fish left in our waters, meaning countless hours spent on the water with no results at all, I chucked in in, took up 4x4ing.

Anyway i hope you catch something.
Posted by: thunder

Re: fishing - 24/11/2006 12:45

Hi Windee
As a kid I was always fishing, but have not fished now for many years, The whole fishing license thing in NSW stinks. I have yet to see something other than expenditure for exotics like trout come from it. Certainly in my local lake Illawarra there is no return.

Having got that off my chest, I have however over the years noted to distinct correlation between fish numbers ( at least estruary )and long term rainfall. The wetter years are always far better
Posted by: cyclonecece

Re: fishing - 13/02/2007 11:50

mud crabs great in karratha,we got nine bout 2 weeks ago,size 180ml to 200ml,top feed
Posted by: corey

Re: fishing - 13/02/2007 19:15

hello corey here from redcliffe north of brisbane went fishing about a week ago adn me and my friend both caught a cod and a big string ray and 1/2 a bucket of prawns i should say a good hi yea i am corey i am 14 turning 15 like weather,fishing,surfing,body boarding,skim boarding and sports
Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 14/02/2007 10:31

Finally caught a fish.

Saturday Night, took the boat out of Roslyn Bay Marina and headed NNE, first to the shallow reefs just off Farnbourough Beach to catch some live baits before the sun set. Then with a full bait tank and the GPS leading the way we powered off to an area we had found last year while trolling for palegics. Its and area of scattered rises and falls, hard bottom from about 43m up to 27m and one hole of 49m. Wire Weed or similar can be seen on the colour sounder as can independent arches, obviously fish, hugging the bottom.

We found a suitable spot, anchored up, released a light burley trail, and sent down 4 baits. 2 livie's fished on the bottom. One livie fished about mid water on a light sinker. And one large threadline outfit fished as far back as we could cast, on the bottom with a whole fresh squid bait.

Well the picker's (small fish stealing our baits) drove us nuts. But no fish in the boat at this stage. At about 1am with me getting very sleepy. My overhead rod with the livie buckled over in the rod holder as the screaming drag snapped me back into reality.

The fish was not fast, but slow and determined as it strongly fought away down in the depths. The fight was rather short lived as the light graphite rod and 40lb PE Braided line did it's thing. In the poor lighting at the rear of the boat we were able to make out a very large Shovlenosed Ray as it thrashed about the side of the boat. As we were not desperate for a feed the big ray (about 7ft long) was realeased unharmed at boatside.

This was very encouraging as this is the first fish (other than bait) I have caught in Central Queenlsand waters since moving here in 2001.

Oh, almost forgot, my mate, Johno caught a fish too, he caught a Big Green Sea Toad, and an Octopus, lol.
Posted by: corey

Re: fishing - 14/02/2007 21:10

mackey is full of fish isnt ???
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 17/02/2007 06:09

Gday all.. :wave:

I thought id add a smile to you all NOW after i am over what happened to me on Australia this year..

It was NOT funny at the time,,as i was stuck in the car till these 2 guys at the ramp helped me out of it,,if they were not there,,i dont think i be here writing..

This is what happened to the best of my knowledge;

I arrived back at the boat ramp at Broughton Creek which is half way between Nowra & Shoalhaven heads, after having a bad afternoon chasing Flathead as a strong N/E came up, i decided to call it a day with no fish..

I had problems with my hand brake after buying the car from Wilson Holden at Albion Park {im NOT at all worried mentioning the mob i bought the car from,,,as i would NEVER reccomend them to my worse enemy},,,id mention it to them time and time again and they keep telling me its fixed,as i will show you a pic a bit later,,you,ll see on how good they fixed it mad

I reversed my boat trailer into the water,and when i went for the brakes,,NOTHING HAPPENED,,and went for the handbrake and finished up where i did,,,was an awful and scarey moment as i must of went to TRY to drive it back out as when the car was retreived from the water by the tow truck,,the car handbrake was FULLY ON & the car was in "Drive"..

All i can remember was panicking as the car was filling up with water,and thinking "hell" i have to get out,,there was 2 guys at the ramp at the time in which asssisted me out..

The story goes on & on from there........

Here is a pic i have taken by the police of the car..

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q288/shags0069/100-0008_IMG.jpg

The reason why the bonnet was open to allow other boaties there was a car in the water for their safety..

Craig
Posted by: Matt Pearce

Re: fishing - 17/02/2007 06:23

Geez you were pretty lucky there Craig!

Amazing story...I hope you were fully insured laugh
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 17/02/2007 06:37

Gday Matt..

Yes FULLY insured by NRMA..

Though NRMA had to go through Investigations of it all..

What helped me with the insurance was;

1} the 2 witnesses

2}i had 7 pages OF PAPER WORK from the car yard saying on i had been there to have work done on the car..

One page actually stated....exact words;

"Fixed brakes and hand brakes to the BEST of our knowledge"......

Now what a joke,,you either had fixed them or you havent,,,that aprticular page was in the best of my favour to according to NRMA and i THINK nrma may take legal action on the car yard too...{not certain though}.

Craig
Posted by: Matt Pearce

Re: fishing - 17/02/2007 06:53

Well thats good to hear smile

Sound like a pretty dodgy brothers outfit...
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 17/02/2007 07:05

Sure does..

Watch what ya buy nowadays from car yards,,,I certainly be spending the extra dollars to get a NRMA check done on any car i buy from now on..

Craig
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 17/02/2007 11:45

Hi Terrified & All - Wow Craig that IS some fishing story & u had a pic to proove it wink wink !!!!
by the look of the lines there it wasn't going to get away either!
on a serious note i hope the insurance goes well & that u have a good set of wheels again soon....
i have'nt been out in the boat much lately, except i had 2 very good nights off the beach about a fortnight ago when sunset & high tide were at the same time and there was no wind.....Viv & I and here brother & his wife (who had never been fishing be4) got stuck into a good school of ocean (bull) herring. 2 hours of good fishing except no other variety - which doesn't really matter as we have a few recipes for herring and love them fresh, frozen or pickled.
anyway i hope to get onto the beach again at next quarter of the moon as the big sandy (Castlehow) flathead and silver bream should be about ready for easter. i always recon easter is the best fishing time down here.....i hooked a big squid about 3 weeks ago, but my mate couldn't get it into the net - was the biggest i've hooked, but not as big as the 700cm tube one caught down here last year - that was a big squid & i haven't seen the chap who caught it since to know if it was good to eat or not?
hope all goes well with replacement car Craig - give our regards to Lynn & family.
:wave: FE
Posted by: corey

Re: fishing - 12/03/2007 08:13

me and my mate got drop down the local creek called saltwater ck we put 4 pots in and have left them in over night we checked them in the arvo put this arvo we are goin to bring them in ]

:cheers:
Posted by: corey

Re: fishing - 12/03/2007 20:33

well went down today and got a feed (4) big bucks and about 6 jenna alright i guess we used mullet for bait and we are going to do a overnighter there this weekend:) cant wait
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 15/03/2007 22:27

hopeing to get out wide of kepple's sat night. hopeful it will flatten out with wind change sat arvo. wil be first time my boat has been near the water in 6 months.
Posted by: corey

Re: fishing - 19/03/2007 15:26

did u catch anything out there mate???
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 19/03/2007 18:58

We got blown back up the ramp before we hit the water. Just going to give up trying till easter. If it's still blowing then i'll give up ahd sell the boat.
Posted by: corey

Re: fishing - 19/03/2007 19:43

unlucky to hear that mate hope ya dont have to sell ya boat

should add that i went out to a spot called mullet creek right at the top og it and my dad caught a 70cm MANGROVE JACK and had a fish ( not a shark or string ray) that snap thou 50lb line we caught 2 legal crabs
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 19/03/2007 19:56

My old man said they are catching bag limit of crabs in whitsundays in one run of pots. Should just sell the big boat buy a tinny and fish the creeks no worries with wind.
Posted by: Willow

Re: fishing - 20/03/2007 11:21

No better up this way today. 20 to 25 knts. On my way to work the sea was green with brown streaks and a steep, confused chop. Might have to stick to crabs for another week. Freezer still full of fillets from last trip anyway.
Posted by: sugar mill tour guide

Re: fishing - 23/03/2007 16:25

yeah well willow i know the feeling. Anyway guys if ur heading to the Mackay/ Whitsunday region please check the tides. I have a friend whos involved with the local vmr and he said hes sick and tired of people not b eing weiry to the tides. Good fishing and tight lines
Posted by: Willow

Re: fishing - 24/03/2007 03:12

Tides? What tides? As long as you've got plenty of grog and rolley papers who cares about tides.
It's an ill wind that blows too many cooks to make light work in time.
Posted by: sugar mill tour guide

Re: fishing - 24/03/2007 10:34

it seems as though willow u dont have munch tidal flow up ur way. Ive seen guys loosing tractrs on the beach.

Ok ur probably wondering why im talking about tractors for. Well Midge Point is famous for it tractors. every man and his dog has one. But one day there was a major disaster when the tide came in and every tractor that was lined up was indated with a meter of seawater over the top.

ok my report fish the channel on the incoming tide there sure to be whiting lurking.
Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 28/03/2007 15:12

I almost caught a fish the other day, first keeper in years, but fell of the line at the last minute.

Buggar
Posted by: Yabbra

Re: fishing - 28/03/2007 15:47

lol Windee you might have to fish somewhere else..
First keeper in years lmo
Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 29/03/2007 08:34

Yeah, I used to fish out of Brisbane and always caught heaps, same as my trips down to Iluka, always caught plenty, but Central Qld is bloody hopeless fishery. Give me Moreton Bay anytime.
Posted by: sugar mill tour guide

Re: fishing - 29/03/2007 08:51

well guys for our region it looking brillant to chuck in a line. Try the islands on the incoming tide, avoid the seabreeze as the tides and winds combined makes trip hazadous. tides are quites reasonable. I fished the mouth of the Proserpine river about an hour after the turn and got some massive sand summer whiting. i caught 15 off the beach and the fish taste brilliant. beaware though the tides there come in quite quickly, ask a local to help u where to go as weve had a few falitys cars that is. A local guy was embarrsed when he parked his 4wd on the beach, only to realise he forgot the time and tide, when going back to shore he saw a large snorkel hanging out of water.
Posted by: Yabbra

Re: fishing - 29/03/2007 09:53

Windee,
Here it's pretty good if you know where and when to go...you really don't even need a boat..
These days unless the freezer is empty, we have been throwing back any bream that are under 30cm.. Everyone got sick of eating muddys so we don't go out in boat to put traps out now..though we did discover another new recipe "yum".

SMTG,
How big are the average whiting up there...There hasn't been a terrible lot down here
Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 29/03/2007 10:24

I moved from Bribie Island (Northern Moreton Bay) where anything from snapper/tuna/mackerel/cobia were a daily catch in the bay, and Big Muddies/Mangrove Jacks/Big Jew/small snapper/giant Flathead/trevelly/bream/whiting/etc were readily available in the estuary.......................................... To Rockhampton area, where a catfish or stingray is considered a front page capture. I have not caught a keeper here since 2002.
Posted by: Willow

Re: fishing - 30/03/2007 14:06

Surely Stanage Bay is not too far up the road for you Windee. You can't keep em out of the boat up there.
Posted by: sugar mill tour guide

Re: fishing - 30/03/2007 15:49

Quote:
Originally posted by Yabbra:
Windee,
Here it's pretty good if you know where and when to go...you really don't even need a boat..
These days unless the freezer is empty, we have been throwing back any bream that are under 30cm.. Everyone got sick of eating muddys so we don't go out in boat to put traps out now..though we did discover another new recipe "yum".

SMTG,
How big are the average whiting up there...There hasn't been a terrible lot down here
Well its been a whike sinced i fished conway Beach. i have a new spot where theres massive summer whiting. Head down to Midge Point at low tide. go to the very end of the beach. walk out to the water and fish the mouth. average size whiting 72cm
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 30/03/2007 17:48

Windee we fish the kepples and wider grounds and have found the the fishing quite good. But we find inside the kepples a waste of time. For good land based and boat fishing as willow said stanage bay.
Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 01/04/2007 18:59

Quote:
Originally posted by sugar mill tour guide:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Yabbra:
[qb] Windee,
Here average size whiting 72cm
I need to see a pic of a 72cm whiting

Been to Stanage a few times, never fount it worth the trip in.
Posted by: Yabbra

Re: fishing - 01/04/2007 19:06

The site keeps double posting when I edit lol
Posted by: Yabbra

Re: fishing - 01/04/2007 19:09

Windee,
My wildest dreams are still trying to picture a 72cm sand whiting....must be a typo.
King George maybe but they don't live north.
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 01/04/2007 20:15

I grow up fishing around conway bch and never seen a whiting over 30cm.
Posted by: Willow

Re: fishing - 02/04/2007 09:07

Most of the 72cm whiting have been eaten by the 3 metre flathead nowadays.
Posted by: Yabbra

Re: fishing - 02/04/2007 09:22

Quote:
Originally posted by Willow:
Most of the 72cm whiting have been eaten by the 3 metre flathead nowadays.
Oh ok, that explains it then. laugh laugh laugh
Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 02/04/2007 09:32

I am guessing he ment 27cm, not 72cm. I used to fish the Prossy River alot and got some great Whiting on the banks just upstream from Flying Fox Island, my biggest was 34cm on a live prawn ment for a King Salmon.
Posted by: Yabbra

Re: fishing - 02/04/2007 09:53

You have to throw them back here if their less than 27cm.
Posted by: sugar mill tour guide

Re: fishing - 02/04/2007 16:07

Quote:
Originally posted by Windee:
I am guessing he ment 27cm, not 72cm. I used to fish the Prossy River alot and got some great Whiting on the banks just upstream from Flying Fox Island, my biggest was 34cm on a live prawn ment for a King Salmon.
yep u got my spot windee. DOnt tell anyone else though
Posted by: sugar mill tour guide

Re: fishing - 02/04/2007 16:10

fishing report for the Whitsundays. One word explains the fishing this week, dont bother trying the seasters are blowing over 30knots. However i had good reports of crab being caught in the upper Proserpine river.
Posted by: Willow

Re: fishing - 03/04/2007 01:14

Quote:
Originally posted by sugar mill tour guide:
fishing report for the Whitsundays. One word explains the fishing this week, dont bother trying the seasters are blowing over 30knots. However i had good reports of crab being caught in the upper Proserpine river.
One word??? Thats about 18 words.
Posted by: sugar mill tour guide

Re: fishing - 05/04/2007 08:23

forget it after Friday it going to be blowing a GALE. 10 to 15 knot se tomorrow then saturday the fan going to be turned on for the rest of the hoildays. My best bet is the creek and streams. untill then as nashy says on seven local news

TIGHT LINES AND LETS GO FISHING!

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE
Posted by: corey

Re: fishing - 17/04/2007 06:39

went fishing wit my old man we got two bream 3 cat fish and two eel's which one of them was around 1.5m it was really big and put up a good fight

happy fishing
Posted by: sugar mill tour guide

Re: fishing - 27/04/2007 13:21

well peoples with the forecast for the weekend i wouldnt balme anyone for heading out. In the Proserpine/ Whitsunday region most boat ramps are choco block full of trailers. I went for a drive today about 2 hrs ago and i looked at the river trailer car park and counted 50 trailers parked and not one space left. The ramps at conway Beach and Wilsons Beach thers still parking there. The proserpine River car park is absoutley full no trailers can fit. Ive also heard vmr at Cannonavale is full and so is Shute Harbour. LAqua Quays about 15 mins ago is half full. so that shows how munch this whitsunday communtity loves their fishing. forecast of 10/15 knot northerlies for the weekend. i think it christmas it that great. tight lines and lets go fishing
Posted by: corey

Re: fishing - 17/05/2007 06:48



Dad went fishing at scotts point and frist cast bang flathead and then second snapper:) he also caught a sole we skinned them and then crumbed them it was great.

also caught some great crabs a week ago

Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 17/05/2007 07:07

Well done corey 2 pic has got my mouth watering.
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 21/05/2007 09:28

Here's a couple of pics from sunday



Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 01/06/2007 10:27

Nice Mackerel that. I want to catch one like that one day.
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 01/06/2007 16:43

I love my mac fishing Windee. My biggest to date is 38.5 KG caught around Kepples. Here's a pic of him.

Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 01/06/2007 18:03

I have never caught one, been trying for years, saw one caught a couple of years ago while trolling live baits off Double Cone Island near Airlie Beach, was only small, 8kgs or so, but still was encouraging to see one caught seeing they are now so rare in our waters.
Posted by: Willow

Re: fishing - 02/06/2007 01:08

Quote:
Originally posted by Windee:
seeing they are now so rare in our waters.
Don't know about rare Windee. They are still thick as around the Cones. Every dog and his man are catching the things off the Shute Harbour jetty at the moment. Me ... I'm still chasing them 72cm Whitings in the river and the real good eating Barras in the Prossy Dam.
Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 02/06/2007 11:29

I see them as rare, cause I fish alot offshore, caught hundreds of Qld School Mackerel, many Spotties, a few Sharkie Mackerel etc, but never nailed a Spannish. These days I fish most of the known Spannish haunts off the Keppels, tried everything out there but never boated a Spanno in my boat.

Chased them at
Hutchison Shoal and Flinders Reef off Moreton Is
Flat Rock off Staddie
Off the Tweed 9 Mile
Nth NSW Reefs, Hat Head,Woody Hds, etc
Noosa, Chardons, Jew Shoal, Sunshine Reef
Mooloolabah, Murphys, blinker etc
1770, Roundhill, Bustard Head
Kepples, Perferated, Barren, Man and Woman Islands
Airlie, Dbl Cones, Hayman, Long Island, Hayman Island and Edward Rock, etc
Dingo Beach, Armit, Ratray etc,
And also the shoals off Weipa, Thud Point, Pera Hd.

Still trying, will get there one day.
Posted by: Windee

Re: fishing - 02/06/2007 13:59

while trolling live and dead baits at Perferated island I did manage to catch 3 Cobia to 23kgs, a sailfish estimated at 32kgs and had a blk marlin off the down rigger for all of about 10secs. SO am pretty happy with that.
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 02/06/2007 13:59

Thats an impresive line up of fishing spots Windee the best place i have found around Kepples is Lisa-Jane Shoals and Hanna rock. Good luck and keep trying
Posted by: Sailfish

Re: fishing - 11/07/2007 22:49

Hi,

i got back today from a fishing trip to port hacking, i caught a few little snapper and my uncle caught a flounder
got some picture of port hacking and my boat , but do not know how to post pictures, some help please confused
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 12/07/2007 06:41

Hi Sailfish you need to uplaod your pics into a image hosting site I use Image shack or Photo bucket you can then resize for web Image shack will then give you a link for forums cut and paste this into your post.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 04/08/2007 21:36

Gday all :wave:

THESE PIX ARE FROM SAILFISH :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 05/08/2007 02:00

Hi All, thats a serious fish DJ, in 55 years of fishing i've never caught a fish that big, got a few sharks a bit bigger but never a fish!
weathers been too rough over here for boat fishing & high midday tides have made beach fishing difficult but we got 1 day out after KGs only got 5 between 2 of us all around the 50 to 60 cm mark. BUT we got onto a school of big sand/silver whiting around 35 cm mark being big enough to fillet - lovely eating.
BTW sailfish those leather jackets r beautiful when poached in milk. also let them cool & put into seafood cocktail as filler is very much like crayfish!
dont throw the milk away after cooking, but put in a couple of chicken cubes & reheat makes lovely soup! but those leather jackets r sods for biting off hooks....
hey terrified whats happening ur way - had that boat in the water since the brake trouble with the car? been getting a few squid, but none as big as that one that washed up in Tassie - i've often thought that when lure take off it was stingrays - wonder if any were giant squid wink wink
:wave: FE
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 05/08/2007 08:16

Gday all; :wave:

Heya F/E...the reason why i have been a bit slack on posting for a while here is due to the rain we had back in June,,the Shoalhaven River still looks like a Mud bath,,,to much fresh in it and there fore nothing at all around frown .

Those giant squid certainly made my mouth drool,,,may of been a bit tough,,but certainly would of made great eating im sure. laugh

Love the receipt {if correct spelling} for the Leather jacket there F/E,,certainly when i get a few,,thats a way i am going to try,,sounds awsome..

As soon as we begin to start fishing and catching them,i will be posting up but in the mean time,i will just sit back here and read what others post up..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Sailfish

Re: fishing - 05/08/2007 17:50

thanks for putting up those pictures terrified
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 05/08/2007 18:19

Quote:
Originally posted by Sailfish:
thanks for putting up those pictures terrified
Absolute Pleasure S/F..

Craig :cheers:
Posted by: Sailfish

Re: fishing - 07/08/2007 20:36

here r a few more, i got on to photo bucket like t/f said and got a few photos on,

http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/bb26/Southcoastin__/?action=view¤t=63cmduskyflathead.jpg

http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/bb26/Southcoastin__/?action=view¤t=bream33cm.jpg
Posted by: Love_hail

Re: fishing - 07/08/2007 23:37

Gday S/F..

Firstly,let me congratulate you on now able to post pix,,,we certainly can look forward on seeing your catches of this up-comming fishing season. :wave:
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 07/08/2007 23:42

Sorry S/F..

I posted a reply to your pix under my daughters name {Love Hail} and didnt take any notice til it was to late..

Terrified {Craig}
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 08/08/2007 06:01

Great pics S/F I haven't been into the coast for a fish in about a month. Hopeing to get in next weekend if the weathers right.
Posted by: Sailfish

Re: fishing - 08/08/2007 16:09

the way the flathead was caught was abit funny, i was fishing and then i hooked a little snapper on prawns and as i was reeling it in the flathead came up and grabed it and got hooked and the i reeled in the flathead got the net out got it in the net and it dropped right throght it but got it in the boat,

i used herring to catch the bream

D/W, the weather is lookin good for the weekend, were r u thinking of goodin if it is good
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 08/08/2007 19:28

Gday all.. :wave:

Excellent catch then S/F,,,,maybe the little bait wasters might not be a pain after all,,,love that,,catch a little one and land a decent table fish in the mean time,,awsome. :wave:
Posted by: Sailfish

Re: fishing - 09/08/2007 16:12

bait waster confused confused , i use bait and lures, see all the leatherjackets i caught were on lures laugh
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 13/08/2007 06:04

Gday all..

Yesterday i went fishing with the father in law in his boat in the Shoalhaven River,like usual chasing flathead..

Headed out late,was about 9am when we got his boat on the water,tide was just about at the top,,using squidgies..

We went behind "Pig Island" at first for about an hour or so,,not a touch so we went up to Broughton Creek{half way to Shoalhaven Heads/Greenwell Point}and the S/E winds were just stating to blow and dark clouds can be seen,,we worked and worked the lures and we ended up with 6 flathead and 1 Tailor,plenty of under sized tailor which made a mess of the lures too..

The change got the better of us,,made things so uncomfortably cold with the wind and light showers so we headed home around 1pm..

S/F..what sort of lures was you using to catch the Leather jackets mate..?

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 14/08/2007 05:41

Sounds like you got a feed Terrified. We did the 120 mile round trip to the banks off Yeppon and only came home with two keepers.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 14/08/2007 09:28

Gday DJ..

Yes as i said,,the 6 flatties we got were all round the 50-55cm in size,yeah good fish.

What did you end up taking home and what were the sizes?

Craig
Posted by: Sailfish

Re: fishing - 14/08/2007 22:59

i troll deep divers in a green couler, and most berkly sp work fine
Posted by: Cheers

Re: fishing - 15/08/2007 21:47

Quote:
Originally posted by terrified:
Gday DJ..

Yes as i said,,the 6 flatties we got were all round the 50-55cm in size,yeah good fish.

What did you end up taking home and what were the sizes?

Craig
Hows the jews going atm Craig.I am looking foward to xmas time on the shoalhaven.

Regards
Scott
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 16/08/2007 05:47

They were a 8kg grunter and a 5kg green jobfish. a bit of a let down but it was good to get out.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 16/08/2007 16:41

Quote:
Originally posted by Cheers:
Quote:
Originally posted by terrified:
[b] Gday DJ..

Yes as i said,,the 6 flatties we got were all round the 50-55cm in size,yeah good fish.

What did you end up taking home and what were the sizes?

Craig
Hows the jews going atm Craig.I am looking foward to xmas time on the shoalhaven.

Regards
Scott [/b]
Scott..

ATM i havent YET heard of any jews been caught,,but i can tell you it wont be long as plenty of "Chopper Tailor" are certainly plentiful..

Infact,,Next week i might get out and have a fish for a Jewie,will let ya know on how i go..

DJ;

Good to see you bring something home mate,,better than nothing..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Sailfish

Re: fishing - 19/08/2007 12:33

as anyone been fishing laty
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 19/08/2007 12:53

To wet,cold and windy up here in CQ.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 26/08/2007 18:14

Gday all :wave:

Went out today with the conditions been overly perfect ,sun shine,,,run in tide this morning with little to no breeze at all..

Fished the Shoalhaven River near Broughton Creek,{half way between Nowra & Greenwell Point},alot of floating weed all day due to the WANKERS licenced fisho,s been netting all night in the river id say..

Using BOTH squidgies & White bait,,obviously using 2 rods,,i had to work hard for the fish..

The drift was slow this morning & when the tide turned,,wasnt till it was half way out beforer i was getting any bites..

Biggest fish was 55cm,,smallest was 45cm,,,,4 in total and a heck of alot of small under sized fish too..

I guess a bad days fishing is a GREAT day out away from the MRS,,,got to be happy with that i guess..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: silverboarder

Re: fishing - 04/09/2007 14:32

had a shocking day at port botany on the weekend. weather was great though, but no fish
Posted by: Sailfish

Re: fishing - 14/09/2007 19:05

going ffishing tomorrow
Posted by: cozzad

Re: fishing - 16/09/2007 11:47

Went fishing yestreday at the pipes i got a bream 25cm and my mate brock got a horse of a bream 40CM!!! good fish. I am going down there again this arvo Tight lines
Posted by: cozzad

Re: fishing - 16/09/2007 17:39

I meet up with an mate but before he could even get there i had a 47cm flathead up and we had fun catching small stuff for thee rest od thearvo
Posted by: Miss T Rain

Re: fishing - 19/09/2007 18:49

My boyfriend luke travels to Caloundra to fish once ever 6 weeks. He catches heaps, just wish there were good fishing around the keppels so he would not have to travel
Posted by: Willow

Re: fishing - 20/09/2007 14:30

Big fishing competition in Bowen this weekend. Going out to have go.
Miss T have a look back at page 20 of this thread to check out Keppels fishing.
Posted by: Miss T Rain

Re: fishing - 20/09/2007 16:55

Yeah Willow that looks pretty good. Like my dad used to catch back when I was a kid. Luke catches big mackerel like that, plus also red emperor, cod, perl perch and my favorite Wahoo at caloundra.. We are going there again in 2 weeks.
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 20/09/2007 17:55

I here it helps to have your name on your hat to win the Bowen comp Willow. We are talking about a run out to the Ferns of Keppels this weekend.
Posted by: Willow

Re: fishing - 21/09/2007 22:46

DJ: 'PI Fishing' no doubt.
Miss T : Any room in the boat for 1 more?
Anyone who cares to listen: Organisers of the Bowen fishing comp have let us down once again. People living outside of Bowen can't enter the comp because tickets were removed from sale Friday lunchtime. I have spoken to 9 people just tonight who could not get tickets. The local tackle shops cannot beleive the number of people asking for the no longer available tickets.
Also (while I'm on the soapbox) Bowen has some of the best beaches and parks in Queensland yet they still hold the Classic at a dirty little backwater near the grubby end of town. Bowen badly needs to cash in on the extended tourism boom that has hit Whitsunday and a good start would be to move this event to somewhere between Queens Beach and Horseshoe Bay IMHO.
Still going fishing but. With or without a ticket in the comp.
Posted by: Dazza_XL

Re: fishing - 22/09/2007 08:48

I agree Willow.
We had the seafood festival at Hansen Park last year, and it was a huge success.
The Front Beach is the dirtiest part of town, with possibly the worst road to hold it on too.
I only go to the weigh-in's, the rest is just a drunken yobbo bogan fest. Hardly family friendly, like the organisers would like us to think.

Cheers
Posted by: Dazza_XL

Re: fishing - 22/09/2007 13:41

Quote:
Originally posted by Willow:
Anyone who cares to listen: Organisers of the Bowen fishing comp have let us down once again. People living outside of Bowen can't enter the comp because tickets were removed from sale Friday lunchtime. I have spoken to 9 people just tonight who could not get tickets. The local tackle shops cannot beleive the number of people asking for the no longer available tickets.
Just went for a drive to Airlie/Prossie.
Passed a lot of boats on the way down heading for Bowen, and passed even more leaving Bowen on my way back. eek
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 22/10/2007 17:02

Went fishing in Fiji here's a few of the fish caught

Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 22/10/2007 17:03

Posted by: Miss T Rain

Re: fishing - 25/10/2007 21:28

Looks like a normal day of Caloundra. The bull Dolphin is a good fish. I wish there were fish like that around Yeppoon, would save a 6.5hr drive to Caloundra.
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 26/10/2007 00:48

Gday all..

At the moment fishing down here has been up to ? .. mad

We have had a few LICENCED FISHO,S net the Shoalhaven River and a few rivers down the coast too,,,i beleive Burill Lake near Ulladulla & aswell as around St.Georges basin mad ..

What annoys me is,,,WE HAVE TO HAVE A FISHING LICENCE,,i have taken a few pix and shown them to the "Fisheries" annd all they say is,,,thyere entitled to earn a living..

IM NEVER GOING TO BUY ANOTHER FISHING LICENCE AGAIN WHILST I FISH IN THE WEATERS DOWN HERE..

Thats why i have not posted here for a while,,,NOTHING to report mad frown

Craig
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 26/10/2007 00:50

OOps WATERS......NOT wEaters
Posted by: _Captain Dan _

Re: fishing - 05/11/2007 16:28

Ok currently in qld we have reef fin fish ban. So no good catches to report. However crabs are in abundance in the O"connel and Proserpine Rivers. Damo me mate got a catch of prawns near flying fox island on the Prossy river. Make sure u go well and truly before the high tide peaks and not to long after the run out tide. Also if ur on the northern side of the river dont forget to add an hour to the tide times. At the mouth theres an a half hour differnce from standard port "Mackay Outer Harbour" refer to that tide sheet. Numerous people have got stuck up the creek due to their lack of knowledge and understanding. So tight lines and lets go fishing. cheers
Posted by: Miss T Rain

Re: fishing - 07/11/2007 20:19

Prossy River rocks, caught my biggest Barrra there. Along the snags just up from flying fox island. 127cm. Let her go after a few photos.
Posted by: lightning chaser

Re: fishing - 09/11/2007 13:59

Hi Craig just wondering if you saw the fishing report in this week's register. If so, any mention of snapper or sharks about? I'm heading out tonight with a mate either to Currarong or JB.

Andrew
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 10/11/2007 09:01

Gday L/C..

Na i never seen the report,i will see if a neighbour has the paper...

Sorry on replying to your post late though mate,please let me know on how you go,etc..

Craig
Posted by: Cheers

Re: fishing - 10/11/2007 10:16

Craig,
I will be heading down to Culburra next weekend.
My friends,the kids & myself will be fishing the river.How is the river fishing atm.
All the best
Scott
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 10/11/2007 12:30

Gday Scott. :wave:

The river is EXCELLENT!! cool

Plenty of good Bream & plenty of Flatties atm,,i WILL be having a fish tomorrow myself,have visitors here today otherwise id be out there..

The Bream are around the oyster racks near Comerong Island and also down at the Blue Cilo,s,,,the Flathead are at the cilo,s aswell and down near Broughton Creek..

Theyre both biting on "whitebait" and "squidgies" depending on the day,,,i will repost tomorrow arvo and let you know on how i go,,i be heading out at the crack of daylight,cant wait..

Craig :wave:
:cheers:
Posted by: Cheers

Re: fishing - 10/11/2007 13:32

Thanks Craig & we will have to have a fish & a beer soon.
All the best
Scott
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 10/11/2007 17:58

No worries scott..

Id settle for a coke,,i dont drink..

Give me 1,,im typsy,,,give me 2,,im ANYONES..LOL..

I cant handle my drink..LOL

Craig
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 11/11/2007 16:54

Gday all..

I headed out just on 6am this morning,put the boat in at Broughton Creek,fished the mouth of the creek and in the main river at first..

I went up to the T-Junction and had a drift for a few Flatties and bream,there was plenty of chopper tailor around and a few of my lures got distroyed by them..

Headed towards Greenwell Point and i got 6 FLatties all around the 45/55 cm and i got 3 decent size bream too..

Nothing on white bait or lures,,all on 1/2 pilchards..

All round,,,an excellent days fishing,and a mild sunburnt too..

Craig :wave:
Posted by: Fine Elsewhere

Re: fishing - 12/11/2007 01:23

Hi Craig, good to see u r getting such good fishing ATM - nice lizzards ur getting there - they r one of our favourites - dipped in egg & rolled in bread crumbs - pure delight!!!!!
i have'nt been fishing much lately, i'm suffering from dizzy spells caused by inner ear troubles - i seem to get car sick & sea sick very easily, never had this problem be4. i went out with my mate 2 weeks ago for a little 2 hour session - he caught 3 big KG's real kidney slappers, but apart from that it was very slow - again we have bad water temps - very warm currents coming along the south coast - shouldn't be here & keep a lot of fish further out to sea to get cooler water....
so enjoy them while they r biting Craig & have a good Xmas wink :wave: Tony.
Posted by: Cheers

Re: fishing - 12/11/2007 11:10

Quote:
Originally posted by terrified:
Gday all..

I headed out just on 6am this morning,put the boat in at Broughton Creek,fished the mouth of the creek and in the main river at first..

I went up to the T-Junction and had a drift for a few Flatties and bream,there was plenty of chopper tailor around and a few of my lures got distroyed by them..

Headed towards Greenwell Point and i got 6 FLatties all around the 45/55 cm and i got 3 decent size bream too..

Nothing on white bait or lures,,all on 1/2 pilchards..

All round,,,an excellent days fishing,and a mild sunburnt too..

Craig :wave:
Thanks for your report Craig.I will be heading down there on Wednesday to do a bit of boat maintenance + mow the grass. I will come home on thursday But will be back down there on Friday night to do some fishing on Saturday.
Regards
Scott
Posted by: terrified

Re: fishing - 13/11/2007 04:54

F/E & Scott

I have sent you both a pm..

Craig
Posted by: Sailfish

Re: fishing - 22/11/2007 21:39

g'day all,

sorry i have not been on here for a while as i forgot my password, any way not much to report up here, a few flathead and snapper, fish are only small but, any way i been fishing this weekend, i let you know what i catch,


Daniel
Posted by: Sailfish

Re: fishing - 22/11/2007 21:52

caught this fish about7 weeks ago

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z287/_southcoastin_/Fishing/FISHING325.jpg

caught is small bream about 3 weeks ago

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z287/_southcoastin_/Fishing/NVE00001.png

and here a photo looking at jibbion heads from boat harbour

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z287/_southcoastin_/Fishing/FISHING4.jpg

Daniel
Posted by: DJ Willy

Re: fishing - 11/01/2008 20:23

Hi guys well the weather finally came good last weekend so we went out to wide grounds and picked up a good feed, the Cobia went 35kg.


Posted by: Darumbal

Re: fishing - 09/10/2008 18:05

Anyone know when is the best time of year to target Spanish Mackerel out from Yeppoon?
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: fishing - 09/10/2008 23:47

Winter inshore.You will get them offshore on the reef all year Darumbal. The trick inshore in winter is to be out amongst them before first light.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: fishing - 09/10/2008 23:51

35kg...is that all. that's not a cobia. This is a cobia 53kg laugh



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Posted by: Jacci

Re: fishing - 10/10/2008 08:28

That is a mosntor cobia! eek

I bet smoke almost came out of the drag when that thing ran!
Posted by: OIC_Napster

Re: fishing - 10/10/2008 14:47

What gear did u catch that on CF? Floater or Plastic?
Posted by: SBT

Re: fishing - 13/10/2008 17:58

1/2 stick of gellignite and a 5 millisecond det.

Took a mate of mine from Toowoomba to the barra farm in Townsville and between us we caught 34 barra in 58 minutes out of 5 different dams.
Most around the 2kg mark. Kept 2 and released the rest. Not bad for $16.50 each for an hour and 4 buckets of bait a $3.00 each. Last time I caught a wild bara was 1983 fishing for whitting.
Posted by: Shayne

Re: fishing - 14/10/2008 18:44

geeze...im flat out catching a cold!!!

last friday night i managed half a Flathead (sharked...grrr) down at jacobs well...at least the mozzies got a feed!
Posted by: Darumbal

Re: fishing - 14/10/2008 20:58

I caught my first legal sized fish in 10yrs last week. Was with my usual fishing pal (Bender) in his Cruise Craft 580 Outsider, we did an overnighter in an area know as Joan's Patch about 6 NM NE of Perforated Island. We were drifting some live and dead baits over some good looking shows on the sounder when my line went off. I wound in a 78cm Shovelnosed Shark. We are still eating the beautiful white fillets from it tonight. Yum.
Posted by: Oz_*#

Re: fishing - 28/11/2008 10:26

2 Estuary Cod smile and a Cat Fish mad ... biggest bag ever laugh ... but no keepers frown

Caught a legal size muddy week before last... freshest muddy i ever ate laugh

... and you shoulda seen the one that got away wink
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: fishing - 28/11/2008 22:16

The grunter are on the flats outside the creeks now after the rain. I did well on them a couple of weeks ago in the Mulgrave river.

Nice chewing too.
Posted by: GDL

Re: fishing - 20/01/2009 12:38

Great mornings fishing on sunday, fished at Lower Portland on the Hawksbury for BASS.
Caught and released 17 fish in 6 hours ranged in size from 160cm to 280cm a little small but great fun. The biggest of the day was 360cm caught by another club member
Posted by: tornadochaser_76

Re: fishing - 12/04/2009 01:49

Went fishing near Dunes this morning.....blowing a howling southerly, but casting with the wind behind us was good, but the swell was very dumpy on the dropoff....tons of Dugongs and turtles around.....

Got into a 30 minute fight with something heavier than my 25lb line, it took me under the reef and I could NOT get it out, no matter how far I walked up beach.....fought like buggery.....handed rod to daughter so she could feel what a fight was like, then to mate, then to wife. Fish gone, but got lure back!