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  1. Keyword there IF... These fingerlings will not reach sexual maturity for another 3-4 years. That's 3-4 years of avoiding predators, nets etc. So you're still relying on the 'original' stocks by the time the ban is lifted again.
  2. It's nice to hear we've acted swiftly to get the first step sorted with the fingerlings (just over 12 months) . expected this to be released just as the ban finished Hopefully our government can take a leaf out of the Vic book (in banning all commercial net fishing of Port Phillip Bay) and do something similar here in our gulfs and passages. Perhaps going one step further and ban long lining in these zones also. I don't have an issue with charters with in these zones, but maybe put a stricter limit especially to the larger snapper above 80cm. Maybe 2 fish max per boat above 80cm as well as a minimum 25% cut to their limits. Your paying to go on a charter for the experience as well as catching some fish to take home for a feed (not a month worth of food so to speak). That's my 2 cents.
  3. I wish I could find them, let alone move away from them Assuming your fishing for KGW with the snapper by catch?
  4. haha well done Vogon. I did the same scientific method, but i was thinking my next guess was 107.
  5. Awesome! Thanks fellas. Well, reading between the lines , my second guess is..... 105
  6. i don't have face book so i haven't joined in on the guess. Looked you up on Instagram but you just have a location and no page First guess 100 even If its not valid, fair game
  7. Not saying i'm a pro, VERY far from it. But 6 years ago I caught my first 2 snapper in metro waters. The next 2 seasons were relatively consistent (at best maybe 25 fish). The past 3-4 years if we came back with 12 fish total, i'd say we'd be lucky (with the largest being a 2-3kg specimen). I've been saying it for many years, REC fishers have a very minor if not nothing to do with the demise of the fish stocks. Not all of us catch 1 let alone our limit when we go out. Not all of us have the big boats that can go out when the sea is average. The average REC fisher works 5-6 days a week and is limited to go out when the weather is good (mainly during the week it seems of late). All the 'Pro's' know where the fish are. They do it everyday when seas permit. But the long liners are a different kettle of fish. Once the sun goes down, they do what they want and where they want. I've seen them long line at Grange and at the Glenelg TR when season opens for the first 4 weeks. These should be off limits to the long liners. These were created for the Rec fishers! The government should be creating man made reefs all around the coast to give ALL species a chance to hide and reproduce rather than select places. Only a matter of time till the pro's find them with the quality of sounders that are out today and only getting better. And it should be the same with the PRO crab boat too. Makes me sick seeing 50ft+ boat hauling 2x2m cages every 200m so close to metro waters. This too has repercussions to the snapper stocks as its a food source for the snapper. Ok end of rant. Savage
  8. i bet it wasn't worked on for 6 weeks and was completed in 2-3 days
  9. That buys them another 28 days
  10. Must have had a delay..... gone fishing
  11. I have 2 pairs of designated fishing spotters sunnies that i tried on and bought. If your using them for fishing mainly, try them on. at some stage, you'll look down into the water and if they are not a 'snug fit' you'll lose them at some stage. Bought my first pair atleast 6 years ago at Whitworths and the second pair, 3 years ago at the 4wd and boat show for 20% off. Virtually scratch resistant and cops salt water spray on a regular basis but after a clean, back to brand new. Sure, your looking at around $200 for a pair of sunnies but if you use them constantly, its a good investment. Just wait for for someone to have a 20% off storewide sale
  12. I wonder how the conversation went... If you exclude us from 2 new zones, let us rape the zone that has always been been off limits. oh ok deal!!!! Just ban all 3 zones and be done with it!! The pro's have screwed themselves, by over fishing from previous years and are now crying as there are no fish and cant make a 'living'! How serious are they about 'preserving the fish stocks for our grandchildren to catch one day'. Not that serious by the sounds of it.
  13. Hi David,

    I would love to take the opportunity to grab 3kilo worth of your sinkers.

    10x 30g

    24x 45g

    27x 60g

    I can come pick them up at Woodville West today after work if that suits?


  14. I have only used carp for crab bait before and my usual catch rate during peak time was not met and therefore, vowed never to use it again (this was probably due to the pro's raping the area but hey ). In terms of burley, i'd like to say no however, i dont make my own and have bought the 'burley blocks' from Ray & Annes and Tackleworld. I have some suspicion there would be traces of carp in them.
  15. This video is out of Victoria! It makes me sick to know that in Victoria, arguably the 2 most desired / targeted species in snapper and KGW, have a legal limit of 27cm at 28cm!!!! I dont understand how you could get that excited over a 28cm pinky. A 33cm whiting will fight harder than a 28cm pinky but anyway. I have no doubt you will catch them on Carp flesh. As others have said above, if snapper are hungry, they will eat anything I'm no snapper expert but have caught them on all sorts of baits; Silver whiting, tommies, KGW frames, mackeral, yacs, squid, pilchards, garfish. My dad is old school and his side of the boat will always be baited. i have invested in some decent tackle and on my side I use soft plastics (Zmans or gulps). I jig and reel at times but alot of the times it's sitting in the rod holder and the waves do the rest while i tie new rigs and hooks. In the past 4 years i can honestly say it'll be a 1:5 ratio for us. If we catch a snapper (which isn't every outing i might add), majority of the time the soft plastics will win. Only that 1 time we will catch on bait. I might also add that the 'dropped fish' rate is also quite alarming. The soft plastics rarely foul hook or drop a fish with only 3 fish lost in 7 seasons (1 wind against tide and lost the fish at the surface due to getting hooked to the anchor rope, 1 being bit through the leader and 1 i managed to get it half way up and lost. Apologies if i may have hi-jacked the carp thread, just looking at it from another perspective and to knock the Victorians