John

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John last won the day on May 28 2016

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About John

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Profile Information

  • Location
    Paddington
  • State
    Queensland
  • Country
    Australia
  • Post Code
    4064
  • Interests
    AFO
  • Occupation
    Development Manager
  • Website
    www.australianfishing.com.au

Fishing

  • Fishing Types
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
  • Favourite Lure
    Not Sure
  • Favourite Bait
    Beach Worm
  • Best Catch
    Snapper

Personal Bests

  • Tailor
    unsure
  • Bass
    44cm
  • Kingfish
    Never Caught
  • Bream
    unsure
  • Yellowbelly
    unsure
  • Cod
    unsure
  • Mackerel
    unsure
  • Flathead
    unsure
  • Saratoga
    unsure
  • Mangrove Jack
    Never Caught
  • Cobia
    Never Caught
  • Tuna
    unsure
  • Snapper
    59cm
  • Grassy Sweetlip
    unsure
  • Jewfish
    unsure
  • Shark
    unsure
  • Barramundi
    62cm
  • Trevally
    unsure
  • Whiting
    34cm

Boating

  • Boat Owner
    No

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1. John

    northern nsw Virginity

    unreal trip, thanks for sharing. cracker fish as well
  2. John

    Hello From Indooroopilly

    welcome to AFO!
  3. Deadly prawn virus detected at supermarkets The deadly white spot virus has been detected in prawns being sold at southeast Queensland supermarkets, reigniting warnings of the risk posed to local stocks. Prawns bought from 10 retail outlets and tested for the virus by University of the Sunshine Coast professor Wayne Knibb found about one third had been or were infected. "Clearly, if we can find in a very limited sample 30 per cent of samples that were in the history connected or in contact with the virus, then clearly we're playing with fire here," Professor Knibb told the ABC's Four Corners. https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/07/02/13/01/prawns-whitespot-infected-queensland http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-02/prawns-carrying-white-spot-discovered-in-queensland-supermarkets/9914610 White spot disease: Is it safe to eat infected prawns? Yes. Infected prawns do not pose any threat to human health or food safety. Recent testing conducted for Four Corners found traces of the virus present in 30 per cent of samples purchased from a range of supermarkets in south-east Queensland. What is white spot? It's a highly contagious viral disease that affects crustaceans including prawns, crabs, yabbies and lobsters. Marine worms are also considered to be carriers of the disease. The disease kills prawns and outbreaks can cause mass mortality in prawn farms. Signs of white spot in prawns include: A loose shell with visible white spots and pink to red discolouration Unusual swimming patterns Reduced feeding Farmed prawns may gather at the edge or surface of ponds White spot is widespread in prawn farming regions of Asia and the Americas, where it has led to severe economic losses. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-02/white-spot-disease-is-it-safe-to-eat-infected-prawns/9890588
  4. What recommendations do people have for a builders trailer? any fabricators better than others?
  5. John

    tasmania Salmon & Tailor.

    magic spot there @rodreellurefish
  6. John

    Happy Easter Everyone

    Happy Easter everyone
  7. how good is this! Anyone chasing salmon in the South West over the Easter should have plenty to choose from and the seasonal run could yet bring schools of fish to the metropolitan area over the long weekend. Western Angler editor and Sunday Times fishing expert Scott Coghlan captured drone footage of one of four schools of salmon he saw at Cheynes Beach near Albany on the weekend. He said there had been reports of schools as far north as Dunsborough. “The school I got on the drone was probably about 30m long and there would be more than 20 tonnes of fish in it,” he said. “I’ve got another mate who told me there were schools at Hamelin Bay, at least until all the whales beached themselves last week. And that they were just around the corner from Hamelin at Foul Bay over the weekend. “I’ve also heard about some good numbers at Dunsborough. Will they get to Perth in time for Easter? I’m not sure but once they are at Dunsborough and the Capes, it can’t be far off. “If you’re going down south over the long weekend and having a fish you’re going to do all right.” Millions of salmon make the seasonal trek from the Great Australian Bight to metropolitan waters. Coghlan said the fish weren’t necessarily the best eating but were good sporting catches and often released back into the water by anglers. “They’re not terrible but wouldn’t really be my first pick - that said, like pretty much any fish, if you look after it and get it on ice right after you catch it, you can get some pretty decent eating,” he said. https://thewest.com.au/lifestyle/fishing/wa-salmon-run-anglers-could-have-bumper-easter-as-schools-wind-their-way-around-the-coast-ng-b88785483z
  8. Timely reminder for those rock fishing: The drowning deaths of three men in two separate rock fishing accidents in Western Australia’s south has prompted the deputy state coroner to recommend fishermen wear life jackets. The WA Coroners Court examined the deaths of Chinese-born men Chunjun Li, 42, and Jiaolong Zhang, 38, in April 2015, and former asylum seeker Ali Mohammad Soltani, 30, in April 2016. Mr Li and Mr Zhang used rope to tie themselves to a rock while fishing at Salmon Holes in Torndirrup National Park when they were swept into the sea. Mr Li washed towards the beach but bystanders could not revive him, while Mr Zhang’s body was never recovered despite an extensive search. Deputy State Coroner Evelyn Vicker said in her findings that the pair and their families had come to Australia to start new lives but it ended in tragedy. “On behalf of all those who risk their lives and emotions in these tragic circumstances, please wear life jackets,” she said. “It may not always save your life but it will help return a better outcome to your families and the community as a whole.” Mr Soltani was fishing from rocks at Salmon Holes when his anchor rope broke and he fell into the water. Police divers recovered his body the next day on the sea floor. “The fact he surfaced and was seen to be swimming supports the contention that had he been wearing a life jacket ... he would have survived and probably rescued before he drowned,” Ms Vicker said. She said rock fishing was recognised as the most dangerous sport in Australia. “Yet (it) is one where participants frequently take minimal precautions for their own safety and so rely heavily on emergency services and volunteers, often in treacherous conditions when something goes wrong,” she said. http://www.ntnews.com.au/lifestyle/fishing/life-jacket-plea-after-three-fishermen-die/news-story/b952a172cf3b7aa262147a08d76c7e09