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  1. 10 points
    Booma

    Photo Theft

    Just a heads up guys. Came across an instagram account tonight masqurading as a young lady who fishes adelaide hills creeks and streams for trout. None of her photos are Legit, and a reverse image search revealed at least one of the photos she is claiming as her own is actually one of Meppsta's (I presume) The account is https://www.instagram.com/ruzzomelissa/ if anyone wants to check it out for any of there own pictures. Meppstas stolen photo is from this article https://www.tasfish.com/135-rivers/mersey-river/2454-good-spin-session-in-tannin-waters-22-9-2017 If you aren't fussed, thats cool, but this sort of thing really grinds my gears
  2. 10 points
    Meppstas

    Large 6" Praying Mantis..

    Came across this six inch Praying Mantis while dead heading the standard roses yesterday, came across three of them during the morning.. Good to see them too as they help clean up the aphids.. cheers Adrian
  3. 8 points
    Poppa Snake

    Some days it pays to go to work

    With the new laws in place for PFD's I had a browse through the suppliers "rewards" and found this. Cost me $0.00, no need for govt. voucher exchange and didn't leave the office. 3 clicks on the mouse and 2 days later delivered to my desk. Would have used as the Squid Queens birthday present but she works in the same building
  4. 6 points
    Here's a photo of a 1.6 kg KGW caught here in Tassie last week, with a legal size of 35 cms and a bag limit of 5 fish per person now in place here a few around that size would be plenty any way.. There's also a limit of only 10 KGW allowed per household as well.. With more KGW being caught down here they Fisheries thought it wise to bring in these regulations because there weren't any on them before. KGW are becoming a common catch across the North & the East Coast of Tassie in the St Helens area and fish in the 50 cm - 60 cm range are quite common. cheers Adrian
  5. 5 points
    lofty64

    Large 6" Praying Mantis..

    I bet the female ,makes sure the male has good life insurance, then in court claims it as ,an act of love ..........
  6. 4 points
    So i have been given the opportunity to get away for the week with the olds to Cairns. We are staying in Palm Cove and being me I will be taking a couple travel rods to have a bit of a flick I will be doing it all landbased and taking lures with me. What sort of gear should i take? What Rod/Reel combos? and lures should I be taking? I know there is a little creek system a couple hundred metres from our hotel that has Barra, Tarpon, jacks in it and I know Palm Cove jetty itself has plenty of fish. But is there anywhere else i should be trying? We will be having a hire car to get around so I don't mind travelling a bit. i got just over a month to sort some stuff out so any tips or hints would be fantastic
  7. 4 points
    reelfun

    Photo Theft

    She needs more photos of herself lol
  8. 4 points
    dmck

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    Try Port Minlacowie, cupla K's north of Hardwicke. Camping area about 600m Sth of the boat ramp- no facilities. Very rocky coast, good for squid, gar, tommies. I have seen Kingies and hammer heads in close. Or Mozzie Flat, 20Km due west of Edithburgh. Free camping with no facilities. Camping good behind sandhills, fishing difficult with southerlies blowing.
  9. 4 points
    Another vote for Yorkes..... In all honesty i dont waste my time fishing metro much anymore. I'd rather save the cash and head to Yorkes. Alot more options and if weather turns your only 20-30mins away from the other side.... Plenty of little bays/areas you can get away from everyone and camp for a couple nights.... Myself and Kuerschie camped at Burners Beach peaceful and water right out the front....
  10. 4 points
    ChuckTseeker

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    closer to town is Rapid Bay and it has a camp ground it has a guy that comes round to collect a small camping fee but i reckon if you set up late and left early Then you have the beach right there along side, with the Jetty 500mts away Just another option......... Cheers Chuck
  11. 4 points
    brutus

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    Haven’t heard any issues now for 6 months or more, hopefully the person landed on one of their own spikes and crawled under a bush to wither away
  12. 4 points
    I have some gear I can bring with us Cheers Yorky
  13. 4 points
    Something to shoot crocs....
  14. 4 points
    Rod

    Large 6" Praying Mantis..

    I can relate to that, but usually after I've said something funny, well I thought so LOL
  15. 3 points
    Meppstas

    Photo Theft

    There's three of mine there, as Banga say's anyone can go on Google images and copy them off Facebook too.. If you go on Google type in brown trout images etc it will bring up heaps, the same of you type in my name too.. A lot of various site photos are on Google images.. doesn't bother me all that much.. thanks for the update on that too Booma.. cheers Adrian
  16. 3 points
    KIDNEY SLAPPER

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    burners beach just magic right next to point soutter when looking from the cliffs to the right you have soutter ramp and rocks and to the left good old burners beach. heaps of salmon mullet and even flathead down on that beach. so many memories and the best part a camp sight so close to the water...picture perfect
  17. 3 points
    KIDNEY SLAPPER

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    hit the yorks up noz it's a magical place. so many towns close to eachother if you get board at one move to the next. my favorite place for a bit of rock fishing is point soutar just after point turton. guaranteed a mixed bag this time of year. gar,tommies,ludrick,squid big drumma just for fun lol and so much more flathead whiting all sorts lol just a awesome place. hope you get onto a few goodluck😎
  18. 3 points
    brutus

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    If you got a trail bike heaps of beach riding and tracks behind the dunes. Once at the gap if you head north along the beach about 1/2 a km you will see a tin shed up in the dunes (nicknamed “camp crusty”). It regularly used by campers and can be accessed by a track along the beach or behind the dunes. Same thing if you keep head North up to Cape Elizabeth you will see another shack used for camping. Both are basic and sometimes quite crusty, but it’s a first come first served basis
  19. 3 points
    brutus

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    Noz, there are stacks of places up my way on Yorks. You could head to the gap. There’s a camping ground right next to beach, long drop dunny, and good fishing off the beach for gars Crabs yellowfin squid etc....
  20. 3 points
    Fishing landbased is really hard up there. It seems like a lot of the best spots in Cairns Marina are now no fishing areas. I saw cod caught up there on bait and heard of a few barra but the locals that do well usually fish livebait and put in a lot of hours between fish. If you don't have access to a cast net, try a bait jig to jig up some herring. Get out on a charter out to the reef if you can, it is a great experience and the fishing is very different from what we get here. Micro jigging is great fun and Spanish Mackeral and reef fish are much better eating than our snapper.
  21. 3 points
    gregtech

    Large 6" Praying Mantis..

    Nice pic Adrian. Watched a doco on them that was an eye opener. In some cases after mating, while the male is catching his breath, the female turns around, grabs him and chews his head clean off. Nasty girls.......
  22. 3 points
    keenfisho

    Large 6" Praying Mantis..

    We just bought my son a spiney leaf insect for his bday interesting little creatures
  23. 2 points
    gregtech

    Entry Level Open Boat

    Hi mate. Exciting times ahead getting your first tub! Don't overthink it cos you'll want to upgrade within the first year anyway. It's a vicious cycle!
  24. 2 points
    snapperhead

    Photo Theft

    I had someone do the same to me on Breammaster some years back, he used pictures of my bream catches and even used one of mine for his avatar. I messaged him and had some fun asking him where he caught such great fish and the idiot messaged me back telling me all about his catches. I had some fun and let him dream on about the fish HE catches cheers snapps
  25. 2 points
    southie THE BANGA

    Photo Theft

    If you do the old drop and drag image in google images it clearly shows the pics have been taken from the world wide web. "That" profile was getting around a few trout and redfin pages on facebook asking around for trout spots and the likes. Youd be surprised how many actually messaged it back and replied to her comments.... All the lads looking for a hookup.... Pretty funny really how some people are so naive and fall for it.... it screams fake profile
  26. 2 points
    From The Advertiser: A SURGE in blue-ringed octopus sightings has experts and surf clubs warning beachgoers to keep their children away from rocks, rubble and other ideal hiding places for the tiny yet deadly animal. Surf Life Saving SA marketing manager Sita Bacher said she has received at least five reports of the highly venomous creature during the past three weeks. “I’ve worked here for five years and I’d never heard of them in metropolitan Adelaide,” Ms Bacher said. “They’re very small, you’ll find them under rocks, they’re nocturnal so watch out at twilight.” Ms Bacher said the sightings were reported all the way down to Aldinga Beach, but mostly around Glenelg and Brighton and Somerton. One of the deadly blue-ringed octopuses found on Somerton Beach last month by Emma Flemin-Soubrier and her young son. Somerton Surf Life Saving Club youth coordinator Brad Keighran said his squad spotted 17 blue-ringed octopuses on a single day three weeks ago. “It was a very low tide and we have a (naturally occurring) gutter that was exposed,” Mr Keighran said. “There’s a lot of rocks down there, so we checked, picked up and relocated 17 blue ring octopuses. He said in his eight years involved with the club he has never seen so many in one place. “We saw them six years ago, there were two on the beach, but I’ve never seen anything in the numbers like that before.” A blue-ringed octopus bite can be painless, but within minutes the victim will start to experience numbness and breathing difficulties. If left untreated, bites can be fatal. Adelaide University marine biologist Zoe Doubleday said it was unusual to see so many in one location. “They’re usually quite solitary,” Dr Doubleday said. “But they could be brooding females staying in one place.” She said the sudden surge in sightings could be due to increases in food, temperature or habitat. “They can be very responsive to changes in the environment, so that may be sudden increases in food such as crabs,” Dr Doubleday said. “(Or an) increase in habitat, octopuses like dens and hard structures, so they may be going into more human structures like breakwalls or litter.” Brighton Surf Life Saving Club president Chris Parson said the sightings were “absolutely a concern”. “They’re quite deadly, but as soon as we see them we try to section the area off and make sure the public is aware,” Mr Parson said. “We normally sight one or two a year, but this year from the reports there seems to be more than normal. “It’s just something to be cautious about.” The blue-ringed octopus is found in tide pools and rocky reefs and generally don’t become aggressive unless disturbed. Victims are advised to report to surf life savers for application of a compression bandage before being taken to hospital.
  27. 2 points
    ChuckTseeker

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    Did You Know?............... Camping permits and fees As from 1st September 2016 the following came into effect: All designated bush camping grounds are subject to a fee and a permit must be obtained prior to setting up camp Camping is now permitted at Daly Head as well as Len Barker Reserve, Port Minlacowie, Parara and the Foul Bay Boat Ramp More choices of permit types – nightly, weekly, monthly or annual Special ‘local rates’ for ratepayers Anyone camping without first obtaining a permit may be liable to a $100 fine All camping permits are recorded on a central data base The permit will no longer be restricted to a particular camp ground, instead it will allow you to camp at any of the Yorke Peninsula designated camp grounds. Just a heads up as i just couldn't believe it when it came in, What A Joke! Chuck.......
  28. 2 points
    Kuerschie

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    Burners was peaceful until I nearly blew us up with that dodgy butane cooker ahaha. Yorkes is an awesome place to camp and fish like the others have mentioned. It’s probably myself and Southie’s most common overnighter trips. So many options available.
  29. 2 points
    Kuerschie

    Photo Theft

    I was wondering how she got brook trout in SA, explains it if she’s photo stealing etc.
  30. 2 points
    KIDNEY SLAPPER

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    gotta love minlacowie☺ great for squid those rocks.
  31. 2 points
    Noz

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    Well.. guess I'll head to Yorkes Lots of ideas forumulating in my head now, will post up my results if the weekend doesn't turn to crap.. Cheers everyone, legends!
  32. 2 points
    doobie

    Photo Theft

    Yep, definitely one of Adrians photos from his report (per your link). There is a 'report user' if Adrian wants to But good find Booma.
  33. 2 points
    AuusieDave

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    That's great news mate, it's a beautiful spot there and I've been wanting to go there for a weekend since I got my yak but there's just so many places I want to fish.
  34. 2 points
    Noz

    Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    Appreciate all the tips mate, that's awesome.. really considering heading up there
  35. 2 points
    doobie

    low tide jetty/ river fishing

    G'day Nick and what UP has mentioned is very good and some great tips. I live down South and mostly fish from Pt Noarlunga jetty during Summer where you can get are good variety of fish. Fishing the low tide doesn't bother me, but do prefer to have an incoming tide. That said, and if fish are on the slow side,once the tide turns then many time the fish come on the bite better. From the jetty around low tide, you can get Gar (towards end of jetty with Gents - but drop a burley bucket in as well to bring them in), small tommies (but can be a nuisance at times) and squid (when water is clear helps and dodge tides the squid will be there too). In the shallows you could get onto some Mullet, maybe YFW (and bream by the submerged rocks but not if water is out too far). Some good ST/Salmon of late using SP's about 1/3 way along. Jetty to Onk river can get Mullet, YFW, ST's and good Salmon when they come in. I don't fish the Onk, but see people fishing low tide, but they don't seem to have much water to play with imo. But they get YFW, Mullet, Bream and if very lucky a Mully. Christies Beach each side of the outlet, can get ST, YFW and Mullet and the O'sullies breakwater Mullet, Bream, St and Gar. The other beaches, Moana, Maslins and Pt Willunga have Mullet, occassional YFW, STs and Salmon. You can Gar from all the beaches, but you need to burley (stick a rod holder into sand and put burley bucket to it - not with rope, use a clip for ease). Hope that helps, but I reckon you'll need to burley up for all species to help cause
  36. 2 points
    Underpants

    low tide jetty/ river fishing

    Low tide wading is one of my favorite ways to fish! Enables you to cover a lot of ground and find any structure where the fish might be holding that you cant usually reach. Im not overly familiar with the Southern area. You mention Noarlinga - try around casting some slugs & SPs in and around the the Onk mouth. Otherwise i'm thinking Marino, Hallet Cove, Pt Willunga, Maslins, Sellicks, O'Sullies? Basically anywhere where there is structure. Working the blue line is a great start but anywhere where there is structure; in and around holes, gutters, reef, broken ground etc. Light tackle and predominantly lures readily land ST, tommies, squid, snook & flatties. Small worm SPs will land both yfw & kgw but you'll likely need bait for the gar. Could always wade out to the blue line and burley as usual for gar. Likely bring in tommies, gar and if your lucky - squid & snook too! A bit of an idea of what i do:
  37. 2 points
    I reckon that sounds like a pretty good plan. There's a decent sized tackle store 5 minutes from Palm Cove, heading back towards Cairns on the main road. Well sign posted and you won't miss it. Be a good idea to drop in and have a chat with them and get some local intel too.
  38. 2 points
    Cheers mate. I was thinking of taking a lighter and heavier travel rod. Then a range of bream size to around 120mm hardbodies and a few plastics. Been watching alot on youtube and starting to get an idea of whats around...
  39. 2 points
    I stayed up at Palm Cove not that very long ago for a week. Didn't fish myself, but daily walked along the jetty for a bit of a look at what the locals were catching. From what I saw, there didn't seem to be much consistency with regards to the type of tackle being used, from handlines, light spin outfits to big overheads and heavy lines. Some were using dead baits, other live baits then the rest were trying their luck using all types of lures from plastics, metal slugs to hard bodies. I'd say if you're planning on flicking lures about, just take a spin rod that's good for casting along with a rod and reel combo that could be used to chuck out a bait to the bottom. I'd say kits between 5-8kg range would be fine for the size of fish that were being caught.
  40. 2 points
    Meggs

    A 1.6 kg KG Whiting caught in Tassie..

    Probably a bit to do with their diet as well. I'm careful when filleting all fish. If you cut the stomach cavity sometimes the colour/smell puts you off immediately. The texture of the bigger ones can be a bit coarse which may not suit everyone. Anyway sitting down to a whiting steak has always appealed to me...
  41. 2 points
    doobie

    Large 6" Praying Mantis..

    They do good things, but I still have an issue with picking one up
  42. 2 points
    bjorn2fish

    Some days it pays to go to work

    I think Tinks is suffering from a touch of heatstroke or maybe a few of these
  43. 2 points
    doobie

    A 1.6 kg KG Whiting caught in Tassie..

    wow, that is big .... I'd be happy with just the .6kg kgw or even a .3 kgw .... anything
  44. 2 points
    I've heard the same thing too and that was from a pro fisher at Elliston some 35 yrs ago years ago when I was fishing there, he had some very large whiting which he called black whiting because they were so dark on their back. Those fish were around 3-4 pound each and were caught in deep water off Flinders Island.. He said they would only fetch half the price of what he got for 12-14 inch KGW's.. cheers Adrian
  45. 2 points
    Now that's a big KG , a mate caught a 1.2 kg fish @ 63cm down at cape Jaffa a few years back and that was big, 1.6kg is a monster fish , I wonder if they ever catch then around that size in numbers ? You only seem to hear about one large one , mind you be no complaining from me lol .
  46. 2 points
    ChuckTseeker

    2018 Footy Tipping Comp

    Got my Email reminder about the footy tipping and see the Ladies comp is added to the tipping.......... We all in again? I've signed up again Personally i don't care about prizes its just "Braggin Rights" LOL! Not that i've bothered anyone the past couple of seasons haha First Games this weekend!......... cheers Chuck
  47. 1 point
    Rod

    Photo Theft

    Probably not even a 'she'. There's plenty of opportunity to create a life for yourself in this world, but this sort of stuff and the people who keep ringing about the accident I wasn't in or sending me spam emails. I pity their poor pathetic souls LOL Cheers Rod
  48. 1 point
    brutus

    A 1.6 kg KG Whiting caught in Tassie..

    I caught some 50 cm kg’s off the reef close to shore past Cape Elizabeth half way to Balgowan a few years back at the beginning of summer and was not happy with the taste. My usual catch is around the 36-44 range and my family of 7 all love and devour them. It’s usually a squabble who gets the most. The day I bought these big ones home everyone was keenly awaiting their dinner. I’m a retired chef and cooked them in my usual way which is just dusted with flour and pan fried in butter. First personto turn their nose up at them was my daughter, quickly followed by the rest of us. They had a most unusual flavour that was not enjoyable. It was the first time ever that Whiting was left in touched on their plates. so in my opinion bigger Whiting DO NOT taste better at all.
  49. 1 point
    Underpants

    Large 6" Praying Mantis..

    Whoa, she's a big one. Certainly one of the best predatory insects, especially for aphids.
  50. 1 point
    Poppa Snake

    Some days it pays to go to work

    Have to love suppliers that reward you. "pick something from this list" they said. - SCORE!
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