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  1. 8 points
    This was from a few weeks ago, tough spin session in the Mersey River with the trout surface feeding.. cheers Adrian
  2. 6 points
    Meppstas

    Fishing Options at Middleton

    This is the rig I used for beach fishing for Mulloway at Middleton, baits were strips of squid, squid heads, pilchards, small whole mullet, salmon trout & even salmon & mullets fillets because they're an oily fish.. cheers Adrian
  3. 5 points
    Hi all.. Used the "banger" lure today.. Still works. Got my for dinner.. Im happy.. Plenty small ones interested in it..
  4. 5 points
  5. 4 points
    Plectropomus

    Koombooloomba Dam sooties

    In the wild streams a 400mm fish is a good one, but they get very large and fat in the lowland dams, with fish over 50cm present. The Trophy sooty in the 2014 Tinaroo Barra Bash was 3.965 kg (not measured) when it was still a "kill and weigh" comp, and most of the fish in the 2018 comp were over 400mm and up to 490mm (not weighed, as it is now catch-photograph-and-release). There are far northern streams where you can catch sooties, barra, jungle perch and mangrove jacks in close proximity in the upper reaches, but nowadays crocs are an ever-present risk in those same places.
  6. 4 points
    yellow door 1

    Knot tighteners

  7. 4 points
    Some arrived this morning
  8. 4 points
    It's the main reason why i went searching for these blanks to paint.. Paying 20 bucks plus for an top water lure for whiting is ridiculous. If i can provide a cheaper option that still catches fish im happy to continue painting them and sell a few here or there...
  9. 4 points
    Meppstas

    Fast water trout go for gold..

    This video is from a four hour plus spin session in one of the toughest fast water stretches of the Meander River, it gave up quite a few trout of all sizes from small 260 gram trout up to a 720 gram brown, Several times I was going to call it a day and head to some slower flowing water but then I'd catch another trout or two so I kept pushing on.. Before I left home I had put eight heat patches on my lower back & left hip, three on the right should & one on the left shoulder. They certainly helped to get me through the time spent in the fast waters of the Meander River.. In the end I had 35 hook ups of which 26 were caught & released.. I had to shorten the video because it went well over the 15 minutes allowed.. Anyway you'll get some idea of the time I spent in the river.. I've had young men fish here with me and they've only lasted an hour in this stretch river because the going was too tough for them, plus they fell in a couple of times which was enough for them to toss in the towel.. cheers Adrian
  10. 3 points
    yellow door 1

    Mini Floating Burley Cages

    While I'm at it - I thought I'd have a go at some mini floating berley cages
  11. 3 points
    dmck

    Mini Floating Burley Cages

    This is the 'beast' that catches my attention (not that tiddler fish).... I'll have a 100kg!!
  12. 3 points
    yellow door 1

    Mini Floating Burley Cages

    Yeah my old floats were a bit big - and there isnt a beast that crawls, walks, flys or swims, that can resist my berley mix
  13. 3 points
    yellow door 1

    Knot tighteners

    Also twisted up some berley cages this arvo
  14. 3 points
    yellow door 1

    Knot tighteners

  15. 3 points
    Mickyj

    Be careful tackle rats

    I hope this ok to post admin . My family gave my a $50 BCF card for Xmas . Off I headed in Boxing Day signs saying 20 percent off on all hard body lures . Picked up a laser double clutch and some leader . Off I go to pay they ring it through give me the price . Me is that with the 20 percent off the lure umm no they fixed it . Thinking I should’ve bought two lures doesn’t matter . That night I get an email from BCF $10 off any purchase must be used before Monday . Off I go grabbed another laser double clutch go to pay again using the BCF card . Young lady gives me the price is that with the $10 off yes and the 20 percent off umm no . Yes they finally took it off . This post is just a warning if tackle shops advertise 20 percent off make sure they actually give you that discount . Hope it was ok to post .
  16. 3 points
    Hi guys, check out this video on how to use a scaling bag and easy way to clean your squid: https://youtu.be/uxsWI07GwFo
  17. 2 points
    yellow door 1

    Curse of the Banana

    Originally Posted by yellow door 1 I prefer to believe that observing superstitions, bizarre rituals and voodoo curses are the key to catching fish Claiming out loud, that one particular angler enjoys the company of horses, is a powerful fish catching technique in my local waters. Taking a Swig of "Bream Juice" (diet coke) works well for one angler I know. Repeating the mantra "Cmoooooooonnnnnnn Snapaaahhhh" in the most irritating singing voice you can muster is a guarantee. Another angler I know does special wrist exercises in the morning before every session. Arrogantly naming a location after yourself guarantees action Pulling up the electric and driving off to a new location with out letting your mate finish his retrieve shows you mean business - and the fish at the next spot respect that. If someone suggests a change of location, the only answer to give is "I dont care, I'll catch 'em anywhere" Buying a new rod, reel or boat gets you connected to something good the first time you use it. Never, ever wear any Orange clothing - the bream hate it and so do the Ladies you wave to on the river. Some people fish better with a hang-over and others dont - trial and error over an extended peiod of time is the only way to sort this out. Once you work out, what works for you - stick to it These are just a few truths I have gleaned over the years - they may have no place in tournament angling but then again.....maybe the last time you blanked in a comp was because you were wearing "Orange" undies and you didnt have any "Bream Juice" on board
  18. 2 points
    lofty64

    Melbourne Hail Storm - 19/01/20

    Hard hat weather , should bag it up , probably gunner be 40 degrees in a couple of days , the way the weather has been lately .
  19. 2 points
    Meppstas

    Fishing Options at Middleton

    I used to often fish for mulloway at night off Middleton beach and catch a few from time to time.. check the beach out during the day to find the gutters that;s worth fishing during the night,, cheers Adrian
  20. 2 points
    I can help keep this thread going. A number of years ago was there on a Saturday morning and landed a 42 on a daiwa dc. Was so excited went back on the Sunday morning and landed a 43 again on a dc just a different colour. This is still my pb from the Lake. Regards HBt.
  21. 2 points
    Meppstas

    Fast water trout go for gold..

    Thanks doobie, those heat patches are the best invention yet.. trouble is sometimes I forget I have them on and after eight hours they leave burn marks on the skin.. I have a lot of 70 mm x 50 mm scars on my body from them.. when I go to have a dose of injections my Doctor just rolls his eyes back and shakes his head and says "looks like you be giving the heat pads plenty of use again" cheers Adrian
  22. 1 point
    yellow door 1

    Curse of the Banana

    Common explanations include: When top-heavy ships of earlier eras would sink, precious little other than the bananas they’d carried would be found floating on the surface, thereby leaving some to conclude conveyance of the fruit itself had led to these naval mishaps. Spiders, snakes, and other poisonous vermin living among bananas carried in the hold would, on long haul trips, expand their horizons by infesting other parts of the ship. Because the speediest sailing ships were used to get bananas to their destinations before they could spoil, those attempting to fish from them never caught anything while trolling. Fisherman became ill after eating the fruit. Other fruits would spoil more quickly when bananas were being shipped along with them, causing folks to deem bananas “bad luck.” (Actually, it wouldn’t have been ill fate that resulted in the spoilage of other foodstuffs, but instead the ethylene gas emitted by bananas as they ripen.) Crew member injured by slipping on discarded banana peels. Fisherman misses landing the big one due to a case of “the runs” caused by bananas he’d ingested. Banana oil rubs off onto the hands of fisherman, thereby “spooking” the fish. Early anglers in Hawaii would embark upon lengthy fishing trips in dugout canoes provisioned with (along with other food items) bananas. The farther they went, the fewer the fish, causing some of them to mistake correlation for causation.
  23. 1 point
    gregtech

    TOO CRIMP OR NOT TO CRIMP?

    The FG is the king of braid to leader. As for braid direct to a swivel, the simple Palomar knot is hard to beat. We had a monumental group tangle on a charter out the back of Wedge resulting in lost bimini doubles. Bite was short with no time for for tricky re rigging. 50lb braid straight to swivels using the Palomar did the job on BIG sambos. Stressful fights though wondering if the knot was going to hold.....
  24. 1 point
    SurfcaztR

    TOO CRIMP OR NOT TO CRIMP?

    When chasing mulloway at Goolwa all sorts would take the line and i used 80lb leader,tying knots wasn't the best outcome as they would either start undoing and looked bulky.I'd recommend crimping,go to a tackle store and ask or work out for yourself which size crimps.You'll get a strong crimp by using a crimping tool,try crimping another way without the tool and it just won't come out looking right. One crimping tool does various sizes,once you've got yourself kitted up it will last a long time. Youtube will help you in the right direction
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
    HB tragic

    Koombooloomba Dam sooties

    Great read and photographs. Thanks for sharing. Regards, HBt.
  27. 1 point
    Plectropomus

    Melbourne Hail Storm - 19/01/20

    summer from hell!!! Everyone pays one way or another. Our house insurance premium went up 20% in late 2019 after the Townsville floods, even though we are 5 hours drive away, because we share the first 2 digits of their postcode
  28. 1 point
    doobie

    tuna oil

    Yeah .... mainly when I cook Asian dishes --- rate it highly
  29. 1 point
    Softy

    Koombooloomba Dam sooties

    Cracker report. Sure looks like a fun place to fish.
  30. 1 point
    Hunter69

    Koombooloomba Dam sooties

    Sootie on fly, nice. Thanks for sharing
  31. 1 point
    AquaticResearch1

    Koombooloomba Dam sooties

    Great write up mate, top read. I've always been keen to chase sooties, this just fuels the fire.
  32. 1 point
    yellow door 1

    The Hook Doctor

  33. 1 point
    SurfcaztR

    Fishing Options at Middleton

    The sand leading into the mouth would be chopped up this time of year due to extra traffic wouldn't try it with the outback,i'd probably try mullet fishing at sugars
  34. 1 point
    Softy

    Melbourne Hail Storm - 19/01/20

    Wouldn't want to cop one of them to the head! Did your cars get damaged?
  35. 1 point
    With the Sugar Pens on some sites now getting up to $33 and demand is there for that brand as being a successful lure,but the copies are on there way.I was shown 4 copies (pictures) last week and gee they are very close to the originals.He said he would send me a few to look at,thinking if people can buy them cheaper then they will sell quickly,who ever gets them out there first will be making some money from it.
  36. 1 point
    doobie

    Fast water trout go for gold..

    Where's Adrian .. (the wife said) ...under all these heat pads dear .. (says Adrian) That would have definitely helped catch up on your strike rate. I can see you now ...... at them A good variety of catches that would have kept you entertained for the whole session. Great video also Adrian - keep it up and keep using those heat pads
  37. 1 point
    SurfcaztR

    Be careful tackle rats

    While BCF and Anaconda have got the range they still aren't cheap when the sales are on. I wanted a Shimano Sedona this week and seen them for $99 normally $124.99. Ordered direct from overseas and is delivered to my door for $70.Not a huge saving but the gear i go through every year every bit helps to save me something,as for warranty that's virtually non existent these days.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    After recommendations for a charter Middleton / Victor area for my son and myself. We will be there towards the end of January.
  40. 1 point
    Just did a quick search on here and came across these threads - might help you.
  41. 1 point
    Mickyj

    Be careful tackle rats

    I only buy from BCF or Anaconda when I get a deal or my family give me a gift card I prefer tackleworld for DC they are cheaper
  42. 1 point
    peatop

    Be careful tackle rats

    I almost always buy online but only buy from anaconda or bcf when they have specials as i find they are almost alway more exspencive than my locally own and operated fishing store. I don't like to support any chain stores as they don't offer good advice and seem to be answering questions without reel (pun) knowledge, i was at bcf looking at jigheads with the idea of attaching a 4" sp to a 5/0 or 4/0 3/4oz for casting at bustups while chasing tuna, one of the sales guys comes over and asks "can i help" i said no thanks im just checking out jigheads after some time he asked what i was looking for? So i explained what i was thinking about and he said for a 4" sp i needed a 1/0 to 4/0 form 1/20 to 1/8oz i asked do you thing that this is suitable for catching and landing a 30kg tuna offshore? He looked at me puzzled and said for tuna you need bigger! You need 7 to 9" sp's for tuna! With that i said but what if they are only eating bait fish that are 4"? You have to match the hatch if you want to catch? Lol it was then that he could see he did not have the required experience to help me in what i was there for but hung around and learnt new from a novice I even get similar responces from the guys in the local tackle store but they in most cases start to understand within minutes of what im getting at and then offer ideas on how to do whats required
  43. 1 point
    Territory Lad

    Be careful tackle rats

    Happens regularly unfortunately. Always pays to double check.
  44. 1 point
    Hunter69

    Be careful tackle rats

    Same, i called in to grab some hard bodys and take advantage of the 20% off h.b. once i got home and checked receipt there was no discount given. Not that it really bothers me. But i should have checked whilst there.
  45. 1 point
    Thanks doobie, fishing for trout with lures is always tough when trout are surface feeding but I always seem to catch a few.. I use my normal small fishing SX620HS Canon camera for the videoing/photos and windows movie maker for the editing etc.. cheers Adrian
  46. 1 point
    AuusieDave

    Thunder Heat Elite Shark DeHooker

    I generally use a 30lb trace which ensures toothy critters tend to bite me off pretty quick as I don't really want to be landing anything too big and toothy in my yak, especially in SA. Don't worry mate, if your talking about SWR in March, I had no issues up there last year as the sharks that took my mackerel lines with wire traces were only reef sharks to about 5 foot. I'm sure there's some bigger ones around, in fact this one Shane caught was a reasonable size. Dave
  47. 1 point
    Savagelip

    BIGGEST BREAM FROM WEST LAKES!

    a bit before your time but was quite common to catch 45cm+ Bream under the Jervois bridge previous to the port development when there was more warf structure and a yacht mooring adjacent, i myself pulled a 56cm on half a pilchard, unfortunately no digital camera at that time.. was even more common to pull 60+cm models around the back of torrens island back in the day..
  48. 1 point
    There's heaps of massive bream that size in the lakes... They usually school just under the kingfish, and feed off the scraps left by the 10 foot plus bronze whalers that follow them. Or so I've heard.
  49. 1 point
    finatic

    tuna oil

    Carps, we have 100% tuna oil, was fortunate enough to stitch up a deal & secured 400litres from Port Lincoln recently, when its gone its gone, don't be fooled by labels suggesting the same coz it simply is not available. If you see "Tuna Oil" in bottles & it has distinct layers of different colours in it, beware coz "Oils ain't Oils" most are blends. You could be about to pay $15 or more a litre for Vegetable oil, Canola oil or whatever else they can find cheap to fill the bottle.Even Neptune branded Tuna oil, which has for years been 100% is now no longer Tuna oil, at least they tell you that though, it's now called Fish oil.Similar story to the "Cockle" thing, somebody else is prepared to pay a whole lot more for the raw product than what the fishos will, so, nil supply to the tackle trade. The health food companies are paying in some cases $30 per litre to sell you fish oil over the counter, Omega 3 at its best.Finatic
  50. 0 points
    yellow door 1

    Melbourne Hail Storm - 19/01/20

    Yeah little dents all over
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