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  1. 13 points
    Hunter69

    Shallow stream

    Tried a tiny stream around the Lobey area this morning. The wheather was pretty average. only 11 degrees in the hills, wasn't expecting much activity. A bow n arrow cast into a murky twig infected hole and this juvenile could not resist. simple grub i tied years ago. Spotted this guy high on a bank, snuck behind him and made a short cast Trecked a few km's, with hardly any sightings.. Overall a quiet morning. When i arrived back in the Barossa it was 18 degrees and the sun was shining..
  2. 10 points
    Hey all as the title states I am looking for a handful of people that Regularly chase YFW on Top water lures.... I have sourced and custom painted a few and would like a couple people to test them out. As well as getting opinions and feedback on them.... If interested let me know. Conditions of getting your hands on one are: You must actually chase Yellowfin Whiting on Lures You must be able to give me feedback on them and pictures of the lure catching fish.... Im not going to release anymore information as of yet until I get some feedback and see what hardcore Lure Fishos think as if they seem like an popular item i will be putting these up for sale. If interested hit me up.... I will leave this here until next Wednesday and will select 5 people from who ever has applied. As i have limited quantities at the moment...
  3. 8 points
    Just a quick update. Been trying my best to pump a few out over the last week... Works been a pain in the arse. Will pump a few more out before i start to give a couple out.... but heres some I've done so far..
  4. 7 points
    Des

    Looking for YFW on Lure Chasers....

    Metallic Gold Colours are exceptional in deeper and dirty water.
  5. 6 points
    Plectropomus

    Palm Cove info wanted

    Hi there, Palm Cove jetty produces some great fish -- especially on live herring/sardines castnetted underneath it off the ramp. Huge GT's and spanish mackerel have been caught there. The trouble is the (cursed) sou-easter mid-year that re-suspends the muddy sediments and keeps the pelagics offshore. So your fishing will be governed by the wind and water clarity. The sou-easter blows for weeks on end (and makes the climate bearable) between about late March and late October. The various mackerel species come right inshore when it clears up in winter. Here is article for starters: http://www.fishandboat.com.au/articles/item/193-palm-cove-jetty-dan-kaggelis?fbclid=IwAR1gCmDzBEMNR34a88KBKL4BaEGD7bbYRhELv7iPQ4AV8Eqj4o7bBAhU59w Here are some pics from the young jetty rat who features in the article. Barra school up underneath the jetty but are no easy capture. Suspending unweighted live baits under the lights at night is a proven method used by the locals. Barra don't mind your Murray-River type murkiness at all.
  6. 5 points
    Well the new floats did their job today.
  7. 5 points
    Des

    Looking for YFW on Lure Chasers....

    IMO the bottom colours of lures are more important than the top for floating lures.
  8. 5 points
    Meppstas

    Trout fall to the White Miller..

    Had a reasonably good spin session just over a week ago chasing trout in the tannin stream again.. One of my better spin session for quite some time.. Wild windy weather has kept me home of late... hopefully I'll be back in a river in a day or so.. cheers Adrian
  9. 5 points
    Hi all here is a quick video I put together of my most productive carp fishing session this year Cheers LL
  10. 4 points
    GaryChan_1

    Looking for YFW on Lure Chasers....

    Here is a coupla I caught at Ardrossan a few weeks ago: Both on 95mm sugapen. Would be happy to have a crack if you are looking for more testers.
  11. 4 points
    Just getting a feel at who would be interested and seems i have quite a bit of interest in them... For now here is a couple i have been working on and practicing my skills on... Will post pics of the Topwater lures later on when i have finished with them.
  12. 3 points
    I got an 80lb + fish and we landed 4 over 60lb, plus some smaller ones mixed in.
  13. 2 points
    PIRSA have been running a campaign on this for a while now https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/348155/2019_Asian_Paddle_crab_factsheet.pdf https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/alerts_news_events/news/ministerial_releases/keep_watch_for_asian_paddle_crab_and_report_it
  14. 2 points
    That looks like fun.........
  15. 2 points
    plankton

    Fishing reports

    I find reports to be pretty useless anyway. They always say the same thing depending on the season. In winter there's salmon at Waitpinga and any Southern Metro beach, in summer there's bream and mulloway at West Lakes and the Onk, etc. Anyone who spends much time fishing knows these things already, and fish tend to move around.
  16. 2 points
    TomRob85

    Point Turton

    I've grown up snorkelling around Pt Turton & have occasionally seen YFW in the shallows, but never in great numbers. I've never caught one when fishing for whiting or mullet from the shore, though I haven't tried with lures on the flats before. I've definitely seen plenty of KGW in <1m of water in the sandy areas around weed & reef edges though, and i'm sure they would put up a great fight on light gear. Good luck!
  17. 2 points
    aitch.t

    Point Turton

    I was talking to two guys at Berry bay a couple of months ago and I gave them some spots to try for KGW and in return they told me that they caught yellowfin down from the shop in Corny pt. I told them that I wanted to try areas down this way as I live in Marion bay and it's only 40kms from home compared to Stansbury which is 120kms. I go crabbing to Stansbury but haven't tried for yellowfin and one of the guys gave me a spot to try at Stansbury. I found an interesting page on FB called popping yellowfin whiting WA . An interesting page
  18. 2 points
    Looks like the weather was good on the day,,, well done to all the helpers.. Bjorn held himself back because of the old saying "too many cooks spoil the broth" cheers Adrian
  19. 2 points
    I had a look at these today.. great blanks and will work well on the YFW no doubt how they are painted!
  20. 2 points
    It was a good day indeed. All of us, Bjorn, Softy, Southie, and Kidney Slapper did a great job. As Softy says, we had a great number of laughs. And yes, if anyone wants to join in on future BBQ's, just let us know. And yes I did most of the work
  21. 2 points
    Will be my first fishing comp! Bonus that it supports a great cause too
  22. 2 points
    I've joined a Victorian fisheries program called the recreational fisherman's diary program, anyway to cut a long story short!! When searching the fisheries website searching for information on studies done or ongoing all i can find is very old and mostly irrelevant information, so when i contacted the authority i brought this up with them and suggested that people (fisherman/women) would better understand why you make certain areas, limits, and sizes if they were able to access current relevant information on whats going on with the fishery, maybe some publicity in the local newspapers publishing the results, instead of just printing on all there paraphernalia "your license fees at work" as this gives no actual account of what they do Today i rang them again about a study on snapper and flathead they asked me to do, while discussing snapper i remarked on the ban in S.A. and after some general discussion on the subject he told me that a group of our guys are in Adelaide at the moment having discussions on how to manage the recovery, he also said it was a number of reasons that caused the issues and in summary a few bad spawning years coupled with overfishing is what lead to the problems that are faced at the moment, he told me that here in port phillip bay almost suffered the same issues a few years ago, but the interventions setup and monitoring of the stocks via radio receivers to track the breaders gave them the information needed to secure a sustainable fishery. After my discussion with the fisheries guy he thanked me for the work im doing to help them in their job and said hopefully i can pass some of the information on to other fisherman/women, being the person i am i wondered how could i best get the message out there? Anyway a couple of weeks ago i went to the "gone fishing" day and while there had a chat to some of the guys from the local fishing club, i had been thinking about joining one for some time and tonight i went along to their monthly meeting and joined, on the program for tonight was a discussion on how to target snapper, kings and tuna. This was a very informative night and this also got me thinking about whats been going on in the fishing sector for the last few years and the responce by people as to the affect it has/was going to have on them (both good and bad) "your license fees at work"? The comment by me that the information was not getting out, the comment by them saying that they hope i can help to get more people on board and information out?? Why don't i invite fisheries to come an speak at a meeting and give us the run down of what they are/have been doing with all the information gathered from us the fishers and their scientists? Rather than a night finding out how we can catch more/bigger fish why shouldn't we find out how we can help and how the information we could/are collecting for them is used to better maintain the fishery we love to relax in while exerting ourselves reeling in that fish of a lifetime? Could this be a way of getting the information out there to the people who it affects the most? Sure not all fishermen/women are in a fishing club but they do talk to other people at the ramp or cleaning table and pass on information when discussing things that are going on. I've decided that i will bring it up with both parties and get the ball rolling as i think it's better to know why things are done and when things are going south before they happen rather than after im guilty of complaining about changes they did back when the marine parks were marked out stopping us from fishing in some of the most productive areas, however now that i know why im happy they did it, instead of telling us we are doing it cause we are, they come tell us we need that area as it's were the unicorn seahorse breeds, then we can say well ok take it because i like eating them so let them breed lol I hope im not ranting too much i just think if we can get them to give us.. no keep us better informed then when things start going south it doesn't get as bad as it has now?
  23. 1 point
    Nice! Some interesting patterns in there, seems like you have tried a few different things in terms of the patterns that run down the top/back of the lure. Can see more than YFW falling to these, surely a few Bream will get tricked
  24. 1 point
    Territory Lad

    Palm Cove info wanted

    I fished it once when on holiday there as a teenager. Fished off the jetty, caught a handful of small spanish flags. Had a hungry cuda latch onto one mid fight. Interesting, but very one sided fight on 2kg mono Depending on time of year I would imagine you would get a range of different fish (GTs, travaley, cuda, mackeral, flathead, estuary cod, Jewies, bream, flags etc). Whether they are there in numbers or they just the odd one floats through it a whole other story though.
  25. 1 point
    doobie

    Palm Cove info wanted

    It's a good video too We stayed in Trinity Beach (just down the road) in June and the whole area is just so nice. When we went up to Palm Cove it was blowing a gale and no-one was fishing on the jetty or beach - so can't help with any info. Trinity had some people fishing the rocks (south of beach), but the short time we walked along there didn't see anyone catching anything - but it was a good sheltered spot from any Easterlies. The beaches seem to have a good drop away, especially at Trinity, only metres out from the beach. At Trinity I saw fish jumping out the water from something chasing them - looked good size too. Apparently you can get a bucket of prawns for $10 at Palm Cove although not on the day we were there But plenty of eateries along there so I'm sure some locals could help out too. Sorry can't be too helpful for your question but enjoy the trip though
  26. 1 point
    November and so far into December has been the worst weather we've seen it here since we moved to Tassie back in March 2000... At the moment (11:48 am) it's 10.2 degrees here in Sheffield, wind chill factor makes it feel like 2.3 degrees... can only imagine how cold it is in the Highland Lakes area.. wind chill would have to be in the minus temps for sure.. Snowing up there again today.. cheers Adrian..
  27. 1 point
    Wow, the conditions are crazy! Not bad for summer
  28. 1 point
    Had a quick google/news search and found this. The article is a year old and newest I found so hopefully it hasn't been more of an issue. Only 5 crabs found from 2010 to 2018. Cheers Rod https://www.busseltonmail.com.au/story/5795813/fisheries-urge-crabbers-to-look-out-for-non-native-pest-species/
  29. 1 point
    That's about as bad as it gets. Were you going to compete Adrian? Looks different scenario to your MO Cheers Rod
  30. 1 point
    Meppstas

    Clear water wild trout...

    Yes they started yesterday in 35-45 kph winds and snow down to 500 meters in the Highlands.. Today forecast is worse with winds in the 90-100 kph, not sure if they called it off or not, checked out the web cams on two of the lakes this afternoon and there was no signs of any boats on the water. Don't know if the river fishing went on either... weather is going to be poor right up to Saturday..that's also the last day of the WFFC too.. cheers Adrian
  31. 1 point
    Hunter69

    Clear water wild trout...

    Amazing country side. Thanks Mepps
  32. 1 point
    lofty64

    Clear water wild trout...

    Top stuff Adrian , love the video and such a nice spot to fish ...…...unreal country side and water ways love it
  33. 1 point
    More than happy to help out if/when you want to trial these on bream ... like now . Regards HBt.
  34. 1 point
    I will, but only if I catch fish
  35. 1 point
    Looking really good so far mate
  36. 1 point
    dmck

    First attempt at homemade cork floats.

    I'll try to remember to collect my wifes corks for you blokes.... A months collection should supply you for a couple of years.....
  37. 1 point
    ... and could bring in some lure money as well . Regards HBt.
  38. 1 point
    GaryChan_1

    Point Turton

    Yeah I've done a few trips to Ardrossan recent and had some success with bluey's and YFW. I'll wade out and see what I find. I suspect I'll have more luck on the flatties but I'll be sure to report back if I do find any YFW.
  39. 1 point
    doobie

    Point Turton

    Haven't heard of any YFW around that area, but if aitch.t has heard of something, it's always worth a try. Port Lincoln has been getting some and being directly across from Turton area there's chance Definitely YFW on the Yorkes Eastern side though from Port Vincent up. Again, haven't heard of any blue crabs reports. Best I've heard is around Balgowan. The Eastern side from Stansbury up have been getting good numbers (and raking too).
  40. 1 point
    Looking very impressive. Cant wait till you start offering to pimp other style hb's . It would be nice to have someone local who does this. Regards HBt.
  41. 1 point
    doobie

    Trout fall to the White Miller..

    Top footage Adrian. Always good when the fish are aggressive - makes the catch more enjoyable and puts a little adrenaline though you lol, yes the old got my number of fish (last cast), but just one more, which turned into many more A good day at the office with 17
  42. 1 point
    I was set up. They all conned me. It was all planned to get me. I feel no
  43. 1 point
    Great fishing there LL, had your clutch set perfectly, that second fish just didn't want to come in, but they were all rippers especially the catfish. If you were above the weir, which I think you were, that is quite unusual to get a cattie there. Don't think you will forget that session in a hurry... WELL DONE great to see!
  44. 1 point
    Meppstas

    Shallow stream

    Well done on the browns Hunter, nice cool conditions for the trout too.. cheers Adrian
  45. 1 point
    Happy to help you out mate, you know where and how I fish for them. I don’t get out as much as I used to but have helpers these day with my older boys always out there with me
  46. 1 point
    Would like to help as wanting to get into the YFW, but just not many down this way. They are around but not in big numbers. If you need that 5th person would be happy to do my bit for you.
  47. 1 point
    Wert

    Shallow stream

    Very nice couple of small stream trout on fly, I'd rate that as better than your regular bag out's in the boat, either way you are a fish catching machine. Just wondering if you noticed any snakes out? I'm usually done with trout in the hills by this time of year due to the bastard poison bitey murder sticks but with the cooler weather we've had was thinking of giving it one more go this weekend.
  48. 1 point
    I've used this. $5 from BigW and waterproof. https://www.bigw.com.au/product/stuk-epoxy-glue-24ml/p/28881/ It holds the foam, wood and metal, to do this.
  49. 1 point
    If Sikaflex doesn't work nothing will.
  50. 1 point
    Softy

    10lb carp and a Tandanus surprise

    Nice video.. they are some good fun! I might have to get back down there for a session myself, been years.
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