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  1. 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.
  2. 5 points
    Here's a few photos from the WFFC, a few fishing in some very poor conditions on Penstock Lagoon & Little Pine Lake in the Central Highlands yesterday in snow & 35-45 kph winds that were also gusting up to 60 kph.. Today is much worse with snow down to 500 meters and gale force winds of 90-100+ kph.. not sure if today's event was on or not, checked the web cams of both waters and didn't see any boats on them.. Not sure if the river fishing was on either.. I was going for a drive to the Upper Mersey River today to take a few photos but decided to stay home in the warm.. The air temp here in Sheffield at the moment is 2.3 degrees.. cheers Adrian..
  3. 5 points
    Meppstas

    Clear water wild trout...

    Here's a video of one of my trips to the upper Mersey River chasing trout in clear water here in Tasmania.. Perfect day for being in a river even though I would have preferred overcast conditions.. cheers Adrian
  4. 3 points
    Geez they are dedicated !! A bit like me, bit of wind in the air doesn't stop me
  5. 3 points
    FLOATMAN

    DIY FRESHWATER TACKLE

    Hi fellas... As you know I am a float fisherman predominately, but not always, whenever I use a float and the majority of the times that I do, I fish the bait just touching bottom, but not too much over depth, so I need to know exactly how deep my swim is.To measure this I use a PLUMMET , of course I make my own, as they are so easy and cost virtually nothing. As you can see by the photo I start with a sinker/bomb with a swivel in the end, the end is cut off with a hacksaw. I grab hold of a champagne cork (which I obtain from an alcoholic friend of ours) and cut a small section off from the reconstituted cork end (you can use the natural cork end but it's not so resilient). I stick this centrally to the end of the bomb with two part epoxy glue and wait till it goes off. Then it is a simple job to sand the cork to the contour of the bomb with sand paper or on the grinding wheel. Job finished... to use the PLUMMET go through the swivel ring with the hook and float (already attached to the line) and simply stick the hook into the cork, cast out and adjust the float until you get the required depth, take the PLUMMET off and add the final weights to the rig to make the float "cock" properly. Never seen them sold in Australia, but why would you buy one when they are so easy to make. If any one wants to know how to set a float to 25mm to the depth of the water let me know and I will explain...
  6. 2 points
    Knackers

    Best Moons/Tides for Mulloway Fishing

    I got an 80lb + fish and we landed 4 over 60lb, plus some smaller ones mixed in.
  7. 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
  8. 2 points
  9. 2 points
    Meppstas

    which Sunglasses to buy?

    I'm still using the Spotters sunnies that I won in a competition sometime back on this site... Highly recommend them... best I've ever had so far in my fishing years. cheers Adrian
  10. 1 point
    SurfcaztR

    Palm Cove info wanted

    Planing to fish Palm Cove beach mid next year,has anyone fished there and what species have you caught.Will mainly fish the beach as seen in this video.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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..
  14. 1 point
    Wow, the conditions are crazy! Not bad for summer
  15. 1 point
    They've certainly had some shocking weather conditions to put up with and it's not much better today either. No I'm not a contender Rod as it's only for the top fly fishermen from countries around the world, besides that I spin fish for trout and only fish the rivers.. It's not cheap to enter either I couldn't afford it any way.. here's the costing without the travel expenses etc.. ** Registration Fees Registration Fees Quantity Price P/P Total Amount Team (competitors, reserve, captain, manager) AUD $ 2250... ** Accompanying persons/guests AUD $ 1500 Additional charges for Single room occupancy AUD $ 400 An official confirmation receipt will be sent once application and entry fees are received. cheers Adrian
  16. 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/
  17. 1 point
    That's about as bad as it gets. Were you going to compete Adrian? Looks different scenario to your MO Cheers Rod
  18. 1 point
    yellow door 1

    which Sunglasses to buy?

    Yeah tend to lean towards the cheapest tool that will get the job done
  19. 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
  20. 1 point
    Squid Inc.

    Clear water wild trout...

    Isn’t the world fly fishing titles on down there in Tasmania now? They won’t be enjoying that weather
  21. 1 point
    FLOATMAN

    Clear water wild trout...

    Great video Adrian, so lucky to have water like that nearby.
  22. 1 point
    Hunter69

    Clear water wild trout...

    Amazing country side. Thanks Mepps
  23. 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
  24. 1 point
    doobie

    which Sunglasses to buy?

    on the review YD1 I had basic polarized sunnies for sometime but find I still squint a bit when around water. So with some left over $ from last Chrissy/b-day I'm going splurge out and get some 'better' ones. Quite a few good brands out there and obviously everyone suit/likes a special type and I've never seen the sense in spending so much on sunnies. Yes, you can get some much, much cheaper but I might as well that cost towards the dearer. For me atm, I've narrowed it down to an Oakley Split Shot Deep Water Prizm (was thinking the shallow water ones but may not do as I want). Normally around $295 but with 30% off this Thursday brings them down to $206. Hope they will do the job for me lol
  25. 1 point
    yellow door 1

    which Sunglasses to buy?

    About 20 years ago I did a side by side test with spotters and my servo sunnies - my servo sunnies were much better at penetrating the waters depths in the Yarra - So I havent spent over $30 on a pair of sunnies Since. I'm currently using the KastKings which could be bought for between $25 and $12. But I cant find this model online anymore - Lucky I stocked up and got 3 spare pairs when the price dropped to $12.
  26. 1 point
    doobie

    which Sunglasses to buy?

    FYI Sunglasses Hut has 20% off with their Black Friday sale to EoB Monday 2nd Dec .... but don't buy !!! Next Thursday 5th Dec they will be having a 30% off sale .... insider info
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