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  1. mrfish

    My rod tips for night live bait session

    Ha that's funny, but nothing to lose you head over Does that happen in the ocean or in an estuary? Squid pretty much always go for the neck of a fish and chomp through with their beaks. might be the culprit if they are in the area you are "losing your noggins." would explain why it doesn't take drag maybe??
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    Agree with rotare, We stayed down of the coral coast 10 years ago and while the water was pretty clear we still refer to the resort as ol' swampy'. we did a charter from the resort that went just to the surrounding water, in half an hour the crew had snapped the anchor rope, one crew fell overboard and no one got any fish LOL Going out to the outer islands is amazing though. we snorkelled the island where they filmed castaway. it was incredible If you've seen the ifish series when they went to Fiji last year the fishing can be pretty amazing out there
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    Catching Mullet info wanted

    I use a small (size 10 I think) circle hook, these are deadly in the surf as the bait is moving slightly with the swell and the hook up rate is near 100%. I tend to use gents or cockles in the close gutters at waitpinga etc. as mentioned patternosta and running sinker rig works well or a float. Size 10 long shanks hooks are good when using worms or prawn
  4. Hi all, Just after any recommendations for doing a charter from Marion Bay YP later this year. If you could share your experience and the charter that would be great thinking about going April/May
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    Mulloway migration info

    see link pages 11-17 has current knowledge on Mulloway http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/232357/Mulloway_Stock_Assessment_Report_-_FINAL.pdf this one might interest a few of you too http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/262723/Coorong_DietTrophic_Report_-_FINAL.pdf
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    Mulloway migration info

    Freshwater flows out of the Murray are migration cues for mulloway, they used to be caught up in Milang until the barrages were put in and changed the environment in the lakes
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    Carp for bait and burley?

    goes well, i've had no problems
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    Carp for bait and burley?

    Carp is great, stays on the hook really well too. Killer on bream and salmon
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    Tumby bay

    Just a quick report as short on time.. Got onto a few fish while away though not in the numbers we were hoping. we managed some squid, KGW, Yelllowfin whiting, flathead, tommies, snook, trevally and salmon trout. The Jetty was hit and miss for squid but we usually ended up with between 2-6 per session. Baby tommies were in plague proportions over some of the whiting grounds when we could get out in the boat (which wasn't often thanks to persistent 20 knot winds). The squid were mostly small with the occasional 25cm hood showing up. Threw out a slug on the way through the marina and hooked and lost a very nice snook of around 70+ cm which was entertaining. Also lost what could have been a cracking Yellowfin whiting while using a popper over the flats of ski beach as it straightened two hooks on a brand new lure. Wasn't impressed but provided some fun on a slow day . Replaced the trebles and managed some salmon trout on the popper on a trip down to coffin bay. Did some snorkelling at the jetty and saw a good sized morwong and some puffer varieties and some magpie perch but not much around in the way of fish. Overall a good trip but nothing epic. Beautiful part of the world though.
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    Tumby bay

    Thanks fellas
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    Tumby bay

    Hi all I’m heading to Tumby Bay on Saturday. Never been before and wondering if anyone has some general advice on the area. Mostly shore based fishing. Chasing salmon flathead gar and squid. Any good snorkeling there too? cheers for any help
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    The Pat

    Hi Mickey, Have seen some good sized salmon coming out of west lakes (45cm+) in the last week. I know you fish there often too so maybe stick with westlakes for a while.
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    End of RecFish SA?

    Hi Aussie Dave, Love your posts this year so please don't take this as an attack on your views which I believe you are more than entitled to have. But I would like to step in here just to highlight that not all rec fishers fully support the ideals of SAFA etc. While I don't think SA has the optimal rec fishing representation currently I am very cautious about supporting rec fishing bodies like SAFA. My caution comes from some of the material I read from their site which is clearly wrong or demonstrates a lack of ecological understanding. A bit about me, I am not aligned with any particular rec fishing body - I follow all of them as I believe they are united in the overarching goal to make rec fishing better and fairer, so in that they all have my support. I am a keen recfisherman since forever, I also have a PhD in Aquatic ecology and spend a great deal of my time learning about fish biology/physiology and about our aquatic ecosystems. So in saying this I do support recfish SA's stance on marine parks and am glad we have them - whether they are in the correct places is outside the scope of this post to debate so let’s just leave that there. I am happy with the 20 blue crab limit for recs – I am not happy about the pro situation I do not support the commercial export of KGW (who can afford to buy local whiting??) and think the bag limit for recs is very low. But I am happy to cop it on the chin if it means stock replenishment. I was not fussed by the recent cuts to rec bag limits and think that some are still way too high. Boats limits of 30 for flathead (we don’t even have a flathead fishery in SA) and bream are ridiculous and show a total lack of knowledge about rec fishing from PIRSA (imagine we all went and ripped 30 big bream out of the Port on a weekly basis). The population of people keeps growing therefore the bag and boat limits can only keep decreasing if we are to remain sustainable. More thought needs to be given towards the sustainability of commercial fisheries given the small percentage of people these industries represent when compared to the increase in general population and the economic contributions rec fishers make. In that I do agree with SAFA as I believe I have read similar on their site before. So that’s all from me I hope people read this in the respectful tone it was intended. Keep fighting the good fight. We’ll get there eventually. Peace mrfish
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    Any good jerky recipes from our members?

    has anyone ever tried turning aussie salmon into a fish jerky? would that work?
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    Who's been catching salmon this season?

    The metro trouties started pretty early this year, though size is a little small. Was out on some metro rocks a couple of weeks ago having a fun session on 15-27 cm fish. My mate was running late, I was already in my spot of choice, I got 8 fish in 12 casts while he was walking up to me LOL I knew the bite would slow as soon as he got there and it did..pays to be on time haha