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I get home from work with some holidays booked and keen as to get away for some time to unwind with the only problem being where to go, tossed around hooking up the boat for a river trip but when in I walked in to the shed and seen the surf rods that haven't had a run in close on 8 months my mind was made up a over nighter to Goolwa .


Thursday morning with last few items throwen in I hit the road at 6.30am. Pulling in to the beach car park around 8.00 am, I set about dropping my tyre pressures via the strawn's. It really drives me nuts seeing 4wd still running road pressures chewing up the beach for no reason. Anyway after a easy drive to the mouth, I spent some time watching the dredge working and at the unbelievable numbers of seals around . I picked out a nice little hole set up camp and had the rods in by 10_20160710_180925.JPG

 

With the 1st rod loaded with a st fillet

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2nd rod with a pilly and a popper

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The first bite came around 1pm and  soon had a beautiful salmon on the beach ,bled and in the esky .

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A long wait till the next bite around 5.30 and was surprised to have caught my 1st salmon on a popper

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After missing a huge hit on a whole squid head, the cold and poor footy game I decided to  pack it in around 9.30pm and climbed in the swag.

 

Friday morning rolled around still bloodly cold but great conditions I had the rods back in by 6.30am. I fished hard again all day changing bait every 20mins till the next bite around 1pm again, this fish didn't fight very well the reason eviedent with a trace and hook coming out through the gills. I don't know how long fishing line needs to be in the water for the growth on the line to get to that stage but it couldn't have been pleasent

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Come 3pm and I packed up for the drive home , with 20 hrs of fishing for 3 fish not the best, it was great to get away and enjoy some great weather and camping.

 

A quick pic of tea, fresh salmon patties yum yum

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Great report and some good sized salmon

looks like you had a good couple of days weather wise too.

Interesting to hear the seals are back

Last time I was down there the seals had disappeared to go breed shame they came back but that was always going to happen.

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Great report wilda and nice photos.

Even though not much action it is still great to get away from it all, watch the sea, probably talk to yourself a little and the enjoy some nice patties -which look good :)

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Great report and some good sized salmon

looks like you had a good couple of days weather wise too.

Interesting to hear the seals are back

Last time I was down there the seals had disappeared to go breed shame they came back but that was always going to happen.

 

 

Hi  Keenfisho,

 

I was talking to a mate and told me that he saw a pic from about 2 weeks ago with around 100 of the ferals  back.

When I was there I saw around 40. I would really like to know when some thing is going to be done as far as reducing

the numbers

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Great report wilda and nice photos.

Even though not much action it is still great to get away from it all, watch the sea, probably talk to yourself a little and the enjoy some nice patties -which look good :)

 

 

Hi Doobie,

 

Yes after a few tins I did need to give myself a few little pep talks ...........lol

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