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  2. Harrison22

    Buying live worms?

    Thanks for the tip Fatso good to know as I am heading to some flat areas soon, haha wow that sounds mean when I read that back
  3. Hunter69

    P.b Trout

    Release them.
  4. Fatso5

    Buying live worms?

    From my experience I've never caught a yfw on seaweed worms on metropolitan beaches or jetties but using them on the flats they work fine... you'll be out done 10/1 by beach or tube worms metro...
  5. doobie

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    Must admit, they are tasting better cold!
  6. doobie

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    no idea mate, I'm no chef like Hunter
  7. doobie

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    Yeah I know, but I only had 1 and could be bothered frying it up so thought I'll stick it in with the Tommies - it did taste ok too
  8. bjorn2fish

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    They look damn tasty! It might be the oils in the tommies that help keep the smokey flavour in?
  9. Underpants

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    What you smoked gar fillets? Shame on you !!
  10. Hunter69

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    Nice job, controlling the heat is very hard in such a small smoker. I personally highly recommend a wet brine over night as it holds moisture. But i also love it when its over done and has some jerky chew too it. Each to there own! Practice, practice..
  11. AquaticResearch1

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    Nah whatever suits really. Whether that be half an hour or 12 hours...Happy medium seems to be roughly 3 hours.
  12. Harrison22

    Buying live worms?

    Haha anchovy following the golden rule, never talk in certainties. They will remind you
  13. doobie

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    oh ok, do you still put in the fridge for say 24 hours?
  14. anchovy

    Buying live worms?

    Ok whatever ... I never said I was certain about anything if you read my post I said "IF they are the same species" In any case they are heaps similair this is a photo of a terrestrial genus Lumbricus It looks almost exactly the same as a seaweed worm. I still think you could POSSIBLY (not definitely) catch YFW on these it's not like they know biology. but maybe it would smell different enough that they wouldn't take it. worth a try though, nothing to lose and if it works then getting bait for YFW would become a hell of a lot easier and cheaper. just throwing it out there
  15. AquaticResearch1

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    Still don't look half bad, Doobie. Don't mind a bit of "fish jerky" myself when things are in a touch too long I've done away with the wet brine myself and just sprinkle with salt and sugar before smoking now, saves a lot of time and I don't notice the difference tbh.
  16. doobie

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    I certainly don't have this done pat by any means, hell, only my 3rd go - over past 18 months So I filleted the Tommies and butterflied the Gar and put them in a brine of 1lt water, 1/4 cup salt and 1/4 cup of brown sugar and in the fridge for 24 hours+. Got my 'deluxe' Mojiko smoker ready but only had Samba Poultry/Pork chips, so they had to do. Smoke vent was only just open a tad and smoking well. Thought maybe 45 minutes but this 30 minutes in, so them off. Look over done to me compared to other that have a darkish tan, but they tasted ok - a little dry maybe. The Gar didn't have as much darkness to it and the taste was milder than the tommies. Practice, Practice and Practice ...... and catch more fish would help too
  17. Harrison22

    Buying live worms?

    Cheers fellas, Might have to make a full day out of it then, catch bait then fish. Will also give me a chance to test tube worms against clickers
  18. doobie

    Buying live worms?

    Here is a video of a local guy (he supplies the Sheldon Gents to tackle shops) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqKG6XlMWYY
  19. doobie

    Buying live worms?

    2 days tops and return the real small ones and any females with eggs (males have a bigger claw). Try and refresh with salt water every couple of hours and if overnight, yes an aerator helps as is provides oxygen into the water. Keep in a cool place with wet/damp towel around and over container. But in saying that, leaving them in water for a long period is not the best either and some say having them fine sawdust is better - so trial and error.
  20. anchovy

    Buying live worms?

    No they don't keep well at all. if you want to use them live you have to use them pretty much straight away. if you have an aerator you can maybe keep them alive for a couple days.
  21. anchovy

    Buying live worms?

    Could be, but I think it would be strange to put garden worms in brackets if they potentially belong to a completely different order, family, genus and species. So what is the Genus and species of seaweed worms? I have not been able to find that information anywhere.
  22. Harrison22

    Buying live worms?

    Thanks very much David and Doobie, I'll be sure to update you with pics when I eventually get time to go for them. Do they keep well? Say if I wanted to get them one day and fish the next couple of days?
  23. doobie

    Buying live worms?

    Like David says, low tides are best for finding them and just look for all the holes in sand - a youtube video should help understand the 'hows'. I've got mine down Moana way only as I live this way and not tried anywhere else. https://www.fishingtackleshop.com.au/products/wilson-30-inch-bait-nipper-yabby-pump.html I'd suggest to buy the longer ones as it makes it easier to down into the sand and of course more depth.
  24. David_C

    Buying live worms?

    Low tide is best but really depends on the area. I get them around outer harbour but have heard of people getting them around somerton park (south). They do work well metro but spots are kept as secret as possible, as they can be overfished very easily
  25. Harrison22

    Buying live worms?

    Are there many critters around metro beaches Doobie? I have used a bait pump one but it was up at yorks and we did pretty well. Also do you have any tips for times and what to look for when looking for bait with a pump? I am a noob when it comes to bait pumps haha
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  27. doobie

    Buying live worms?

    I've found them pretty good, but a better quality one is better than the cheap BigW/K-mart ones etc. I also washed them down when getting home due to some sand being left inside the tube. What does annoy me though, was after only using it for about 4 sessions and then stored for about 8 months, I found the rubber part around the washer had crumbled. I was annoyed with this, so contacted Wilsons and they sent me 2 replacements (nice of them seeing I purchased from BCF?). But they said the washers do not last long anyway, but buying replacements are not expensive.
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