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  1. 7 points
    Junky

    Dakar 2019

    An Australian motorcycle rider by the name of Toby Price has just won the Dakar again. He entered the race with a broken right wrist and managed to stay with the leaders till the end and come away with the first place crown. The Australian Animal is what he is now known as and I think it fits him perfect. What an amazing effort and congratulations to Toby. I have had the pleasure of meeting him a few years back and he has to be one of the nicest blokes in Australian sport. Nothing like those rediculous spoilt brat tennis players. Toby deserves the recognition of a true champion. Yeehaaaaa.
  2. 7 points
    MSB

    Do I Take The Doeruperer?

    Robbie, before you start, do a marriage health check and if there is anything like say a new car that Mr's Drop Bear wants/needs/a bribe do that first and then dig up your cash tin from the back yard, one more thing, make sure it has a gas fridge to keep the piss cold while you are working on her, one more thing, make sure there are no sharp knives anywhere within reach, because I can guarantee you will want to slit your wrists not long after you start, and most other times during the resto, hence the need for a gas fridge full of piss MSB
  3. 6 points
    jhedrick

    Jacobs Well Last Tuesday.

    Hey guys, So I finally went out to jacobs well to chase those flathead that I was after and what a successful mission. Unfortunately only have photos of the fish on the chopping board after I scaled/gutted and I barely remembered that. Anyway I went out in Tuesday and bought a bag of pillies but didn't really need it because as soon as we got to our spot there was livies basically jumping out of the water. Few casts with the net and got heaps of mullet and herring. We flicked these intowards the fallen in trees from the first picture I added. Straight away we were on and catching undersized flathead and eventually caught a 41cm. After high tide changed I decided to flick out two pink curly tail zmans for a troll. We headed towards tipplers and caught about 4 flathead which one was 46cm. After battling a few sand bars we finally made it to tipplers for a beer and then decided to head back to our original place to camp the night on the boat. Thank got for my GPS otherwise I would have been flying blind. We eventually got back and it was a couple of hours before high tide again. We suffered many of casualties on our live bait and went back to the pillies. I caught a 45cm bream which I threw back and then got onto a 39cm rock cod which was soon followed by a 41cm sea perch. Things settled for the night and we eventually hit the sack. Once we woke up at about 4am covered in bites we decided to tear up my cast net on some tree stumps. Once that mission was accomplished I pulled out a yakka Jig and oh was I successful. I probably caught about 10 yakkas and heaps of herring, pike along with a couple mullet. We kept trying this area for another 30 minutes and caught nothing but an old t-shirt a shell and a massive piece of drift wood. We then moved onto the second spot which is the second photo. We sat at the mouth of this little estuary and cast just behind the tree on the corner as the tide was going out and bam! Caught onto a massive dead weight which is my biggest flathead ever at 66cm. The yakkas were going nuts! About 5 mins later we got onto a much bigger one but it cut the line before it got to the boat. Happy with ourselves we decided to head back and my motor decided to fire on one cylinder again. Unsure what this issue is and not even my mechanic can figure it out. Anyway I used this as an excuse to head back to the car and troll with a hard body. Which was sort of successful as we got onto a little trev. Anyway all and all a great trip with many of bites of all kinds. I think my next target species will be threadfin salmon and I may need a bit of help with that as I have had a lot of trouble catching one. Sorry about the photos I should have had a ruler or something. They are on a massive chopping board.
  4. 6 points
    Hey guys Been a few months since i have posted a report. Been busy with work, xmas and a quick holiday to Agnes Waters where i watched the the wind blown20-25knots for 7 days straight . My 9yr old has been some what not so keen on fishing in the Surtees since i brought it about 18 months ago. Finally he agreed to leave his rugby league ball, cricket ball, runnings shoes and ps4 alone for a few hours and come for a run this moring to chase a few whiting and maybe a flathead if he was lucky . Now i havent fished for whiting much in my years fishing moreton bay. So i rang a pro fishing mate of mine and he gave me an area of interest east of the mouth of the cabooluture river and we set off armed with some live worms (wow there not cheap) few 6lb handlines and the young fellas 10lb spin out out fit. Started our 1st drift in glass out conditions about 7.30am and proceeded to fill the esky with winter whiting around the 22cm to 27cm getting 16 in the 1st drift and thowing any back under 20cm. Als got that flathead he came for but it was just undersize and jumped out of his hand while trying to get a picture. Started the 2nd drift and put 8 more in the esky with both of us on the double hook ups!!!!. After that and with the Northerly kicking in we made a dash for the ramp and headed home with a good feed of 22 solid winter whiting for the us and the grandparents . Gotta love a kids smile when they are having a great time. Panckro bread crumb whiting for dinner. Yummo Cheers Josh <><
  5. 5 points
    Drop Bear

    Stunning Day On Lake Samsonvale

    This is a bit of a double report. I have to link to Rayke's post with some awesome photos. I hit Rayke up for a decky spot this week and was lucky enough to get a spot on his boat yesterday. My good mate Robbie was at my house and was telling me how much his son Max was loving his fishing. I asked Rayke if he could come along as well and the very generous man said yes. Rayke and Rick picked us up at Chandler at totally ridiculously stupidly numskully early o'clock and we enjoyed the cruse up to the Yellow Gate at NPD before gliding down to the boat ramp. I counted 85 pelicans. They were standing on the ramp but quickly swam out as we arrived. The ramp is feted with stinky poo covering every inch but they are such awesome birds. Just stinky ones. We headed off and pulled a few shrimp pots. Lots of small red claw in them and enough shrimp for the day. Then we got a stack of Red Claw to eat from the pots. I have a nice bag of tails in the freezer for dinner tonight. We tried a spot on the way for a few good bass then headed to the floats where we parked next to Ken who had caught a few. They were pretty good here. We caught some nice sized Bass and 2 nice Yellowbelly. For some reason most of the fish were coming in on the starboard side of the boat. Rick was killing it with about 6 cracking bass over 40cm. Finally Max Caught his fist ever Bass. It was not a huge fish that popped his cherry but hopefully a memorable one. He upgraded a few times during the day but I don't remember what his best ended up being. The soon went quiet so we went over to the far maker then the new area for not many at all. Back to the floats and they were here again. Not in huge numbers but kept us interested. I caught a very nice 48cm. My PB was 50. Rick said he had one at 59 and Rayke couldn't remember his biggest but something like 56 or 58. I really wanted to crack onto the +50s... The sun was really hot. Belting down on our heads now at about 11am. I was letting my line reach the bottom and counted up 7 winds. This was to try and have the bait where I thought the fish were and a vein attempt to avoid the worst of the snags. I was finding that the fish were being a little fickle with their takes. The line did some mild flicking, not too dissimilar to the shrimp flicking. I am more used to waiting through the bites for a pull down before lifting my rod but I lost a bait so tried to be a bit more aggressive. Next drop... flick flick... gentle lift and I was on. I caught 2 nice bass in the 30cm range but no +50. Drop again... flick flick... gentle lift and............ BOOOOMMMM... I was on! To a monster! I love to fish with my, probably silly, little Alvey reel. A nice old bakelight job my grandfather passed to me. I love the challenge, when you have a good fish on, to palm the spool and let it run. You do get some minor burns from the line if you don't get to the spool properly and it rubs on your hand but overall its a super fun way to fish. I like to think that it is an extremely skillful way to fish. The floats are a spot on the dam that mark a large group of underwater snags that have been very productive. I caught my PB Yella there 55cm and have caught lots of Bass there. The problem with fishing a large snagy structure is you often get bricked. I was fully aware of this when the rod buckled over and I had to let line peel off the Alvey. I put what I thought was maximum pressure on 10lb mono and trying very hard not to high stick (but failing miserably) fought to control what I now knew was a cracking fish. It ran off left before turning right. I had to very quickly grab a lot of line as it swam towards me then instantly switch back to palming as it did thumping run back down to the snags. I got a quick gimps before it again turned and ran. It was pretty special. A huge silver plated Australian Bass... It fought all the way to the net and Max helped me land it. We put it on the ruler and it went 52cm. YEW!!! You will have to go to Raykes thread for a photo that shows the whole fish. Max must have big fingers haha. We did get a few more nice fish but headed home soon after this. A Cracking day again. Thanks @rayke1938 for taking me out and Rick for driving. (sorry rick I keep forgetting your user name. Reply to this and I might remember?) Dinner was battered Bass. So Good. Like I said, tonight is yabby pasta. I hope to post some pics of it... hmmm perhaps a yabby curry... Mix it up a bit
  6. 5 points
    MSB

    Where To Go?

    No problems mate, if Mrs Scaley likes a bit of romance, you can sit at the front of the campsites and sip on a red or white or beer or whatever and see some magnificent sunsets , March, April and May best times to go, not to hot during the day and cool nights
  7. 5 points
    aussie123

    Do I Take The Doeruperer?

    What a ripper boat Robbie. Firstly I would be looking in to finding a swing mooring somewhere as they are very cheap or just do what others do and go make a mooring somewhere,lol. There is also plenty of empty moorings around the canal houses so you may be able to find a private wharf to use at someones house. 6 years without slipping and painting is a worry for a timber boat as she may be full of grub now but she will need to be slipped to see what damage may be done. I can show you how to kill the grub easy enough and the good thing with grub is they do not cross planks so if they are in a plank, they will only eat out that single plank. The timber planks are not an issue as you can replace them but if they are in the keel you will have serious problems. To paint her bum you will need some scrapers to remove the barnacles, pressure washer, brushes and rollers. You will also need some caulking, caulking tool, putty, antifoul and replacement anodes for the rudder and shaft if there is one on it and possibly a shaft bearing. It may have keel cooling so they would need anodes too but I would presume the engine water pickup will be a standard through hull fitting. The cooling pump should be a standard Jabsco Pump so a new impeller will fix the heating problem. It may also just be the debris screen over the pickup clogged up with algae and barnacles. Ring around for slipping options or hard stand options to find the cheapest and go from there but make very sure that the place you pick allows you to work on your own boat without having to use their shipwrights or laborers as that will cost you a small fortune. I will come and slip it with you and then we can check her bum out and see if there is any issues there, hopefully she will just be filthy dirty and after a good clean and paint she will be good for many more years to come. Then we can go right through the engine room, steering, gearbox, shaft ect and sort out any other little issues she may have. The old diesel may be an issue as it is probably full of algae so we would need to look at that very closely to find a solution to fix it. Anodes, Bearings and Impellers ect I can get them for you at cost and stuff like the painting gear you can get throw away rollers and brushes from Bunnings. I would not worry about the roof or any structure above the decks for a long time yet, just get the hull and engine room sorted first. Sort out the bottom, engine and fuel as priority and the rest when ever you feel like playing with the boat.
  8. 5 points
    Happy weekend everyone Trying to minimize the amount of gear I have as it’s just getting to the point of being overly cluttered. So instead of throwing out some gear, I figured I’d give it away for free. There must be a youngster out there or someone knows of a young fisher that would appreciate some gear. It’s not much, and not the greatest quality but I’d rather see it goes to use rather than go to waste. The lures need new trebles ive got a tackle box, a few small hard bodies and a few blades, rod, small overhead combo and a well used brag mat.
  9. 5 points
    MSB

    Where To Go?

    Great spot in the passage, camp there most of April when the schoolies are chasing the prawns in the creeks, make sure you take plenty of fresh water to have a shower, don't get caught out with the drop off and take plenty of piss and firewood MSB
  10. 5 points
    You're not wrong. Gotta allow about $50 for a session, but still beats the hell out of digging them yourself. I have a yabby pump, that I used when I was healthier, that is now gathering dust if you want it.
  11. 5 points
    straddiebrad

    Turkey Beach

    burrum heads its only a small house but its on 1100sqm 2 streets from the beach and ramps so that will do me,i tend to put either 2 houses or 3, 3bedroom units on it in the future
  12. 4 points
    Hello everyone happy to be a new member on here I’m hoping to go to Redcliffe soon for some land based snapper fishing any hints and tips would be great
  13. 4 points
    Dinodadog

    Toga Toga Toga

    Headed out to a mates property for some toga action.Whacked on a 1/4 oz spinnerbait, cast it out and slow rolled it back just under the surface. In come number one toga, not big but big enough. Few casts later in comes number two, slightly bigger, then a few casts later in come number three and slightly bigger again. Then missed four in a row before hooking a taildancer that put on a good show but finaly through the hooks.I think I will be inviting myself back . Dino
  14. 4 points
    natang

    Do I Take The Doeruperer?

    Wow what a boat! It looks like a huge project and money pit much like my 1963 Ford Fairlane I inherited from my grandfather. I have spent $15000 on it and I am not sure how many hours but my marriage did kinda fall apart as I loved my car apparently more then my wife... Not true I just spent a lot of money on my car she thought was a waste of money.... Anyways I stand back and can't see where the $15000 has been spent.. Point is do have time for it with the Oyster project as well. Do you have the coin to spend as it will be loads and as MSB said sort MRs Drop ear out first then go ahead and have a great primus gas fridge full off Midstrength or gold (so you can drive home) but also a stiff whiskey! I would love to see end product.
  15. 4 points
    Luvit

    Do I Take The Doeruperer?

    If you have the time and inclination it would be a great project. So if you want the satisfaction of returning it to former glory and deep pockets then go for it. If you expect that it will be worth more than the money you put into then maybe its not the right project for you. You already have a massive long term project on your hands at the moment. I would be very interested in watching it’s progress if you do go ahead with it. Just reading Lances advice is interesting. Based on small ‘do up’ of my boat. It is very rewarding but each job undertake taken has taken a lot longer that expected and each small detail has another one to think about. I have enjoyed it but l just want to go fishing and don’t have the patience for a long term project.
  16. 4 points
    straddiebrad

    Do I Take The Doeruperer?

    i know a bloke that has done one of the old ferries that use to run in the river i will send you his number as he has done a heap of work on them you can chew the fat with him if you like .
  17. 4 points
    MSB

    Where To Go?

    Scaley forgot to tell you, Mission Pt is only accessible by boat and is best accessed from Donnybrook boat ramp, only takes 10 minutes maximum to motor to the campsites, if you go on the web and search campsites Bribie Island, you will have 5 camping location options, select Mission Point and it will bring up everything you need to know MSB
  18. 4 points
    MSB

    Where To Go?

    Hi Scaley, there is a pumicestone ledge with a sheer drop of between 3 and 5 mtrs that runs along the front of the campsites (12 of) at low tide you can get caught out if you don't know it is there, as it is only a metre or so back from where the waterline is at low tide, the lower the tide the more careful you need to be particular if you have any young kids with you. Mosquitoes & midges can be a problem if you book a camp site up towards the southern end, best campsites are 1,2 and 3, they have a nice sandy beach in front, all campsites have fire pit rings and there is a drop toilet near the campsites, I am attempting to attach a couple of pics from a recent trip so here goes
  19. 4 points
    Scaling bags work well as long as you make sure they are closed properly or you might see your hard earned catch being enjoyed by pelicans on the way back to the ramp. Never happened to me
  20. 4 points
    Dinodadog

    Left School Early

    Bass were hard to find early, got a few just legals from the weeds, then a couple trolling, jigging was a no show, so onto the bait.Wind up early, sun up earlier so left a school still biting their heads off. 53 bass,one forkie and one of the bass 50+. Dino
  21. 4 points
    Old Scaley

    Do I Take The Doeruperer?

    It looks great from a distance, Robbie, and it is pretty close to the dream lifestyle, chugging around the bay and anchoring up at picturesque spots for a night or two. But, the closer we got to it today the more problems became visible. I am no boat builder but I suspect it would be a very long and expensive restoration. Having said that, sometimes you just have to follow your dreams, even if they turn into nightmares.
  22. 4 points
    It was a good session on the Whiting that got my sons into fishing too. Well done
  23. 4 points
    Old Scaley

    Stunning Day On Lake Samsonvale

    Great read as always @Drop Bear. I fully expect to see @rayke1938 mentioned in this year’s Australia Day honours for his services to bass fishing in SEQ. Ray has generously introduced so many people to bass fishing, including me.
  24. 3 points
    Drop Bear

    Do I Take The Doeruperer?

    Hey gang, I was offered a boat for free from a mate. It is an old timber river trawler. It has not been out of the water for at least 6 years. Most of the super structure including the roof is soft and needs replacing. As far as I can see the hull is in ok condition. We took if for a sea trial today. It started ok but the battery that had been on charge for a day was a bit slow and will need replacing. The fuel must be more than 6 years old. It blew a lot of black smoke when I upped the throttle. It goes ok. We broke the steering and had to get Dave to manually turn the rudder from under the back deck. The steering looks easy enough to weld back together. It started to steam and was running very hot. We cut the sea trial very short. So to the questions; Should I take on this project? I have the ability and tools to rebuild it... and perhaps the time but is it worth it? It is costing $600 per month to berth it where it is. Is there a way or place to more it that would be a lot cheaper? Need to be able to access it to work on it. Does anyone know the best place to slip her so I can anti foul? It is very dirty.
  25. 3 points
    I have lost interest in the cricket this season as it is Unaustralian to not show the ODI series on free to air or the international T20 on Free to air. The other thing annoying me is that the Brisbane Heat barely have any games on free to air tv as well ( I know they aren't great but still). This is the first summer I can think that the cricket hasn't been on free to air............ Nathan Lyon should be bowling and not left out and our top order batsmen well... There is a problem with our team at present and I can't see it correcting itself until they start picking people on form not reputation..... On a positive how bloody awesome is the womens T20 and ODI..... Healy's daughter is bloody amazing!