caty

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  1. caty

    Massive Hammerhead... Eaten!

    perhaps Charcharodon megalodon an extinct species but hey who knows... small ones could be mistaken for great whites and large ones....well how do you land a 18m shark?
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    Picking up stingrays

    You can pick up most rays that way but watch out for thee cowtail ray. It really occurs mostly north of hear but some stragglers my be caught around here. The spine from this ray can get you when you hold it by the gills see the following site if you want to know what they look like />http://www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfacts/fish/psephen.htm
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    Nudgee Beach...What you guys caught??

    Flathead Bream Tarwine Mullet Catfish (two species) Rays (3 species) Shovel nose Toad fish ( 3 species) Whiting (2 species) Pike Taylor Various small weird fish including juvenile grunters Squid Mudcrabs Well that’s all that I have caught (I keep records). I go there to target winter whiting, I just love the tasty little suckers….caught the taylor on a soft plastics…… By the way I was kayaking there once when I came out of my kayak. While trying to get back
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    Nudgee Beach...What you guys caught??

    Flathead Bream Tarwine Mullet Catfish (two species) Rays (3 species) Shovel nose Toad fish ( 3 species) Whiting (2 species) Pike Taylor Various small weird fish including juvenile grunters Squid Mudcrabs Well that’s all that I have caught (I keep records). I go there to target winter whiting, I just love the tasty little suckers….caught the taylor on a soft plastics…… By the way I was kayaking there once when I came out of my kayak. While trying to get back in I was bumped by something with rough skin…… never been so scared in my life.. Post edited by: caty, at: 2006/09/26 16:53
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    Sharks and Yaks

    My first response was photo-shopped ( I am university trained in the visual arts). It’s a little bit clever, the mind instantly tries to disprove the odd thing out. But in this case the artist has been cunning. The shark is the real photo, the kayaker has been imposed. Takes the mind a little longer to realise. Its quite obvious when you look for waves from the kayak.
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    Had it up to here!!!!!

    Well my attitude is not to be confrontational about the issue but to address the needs and concerns of the canoe club such that they are not threatened. I was down there the other night and another guy (probably one of you on the forum be cause he told me about this site) well he got to washing the mud from his cast net off the pontoon, he said he didn’t want to make it a mess because the club didn’t like it. Cant help but think that if every fisherman had such an amicable attitude there would be no problem. I have had people there launching canoes but I pull my lines in and make room for them, consequently they were friendly in return and said I could stay. But if someone threatens you, you have the right to defend yourself. I can tell you now that someone will get a big surprise if they think they can physically intimidate me because I am alone and isolated. Having said that I agree with feral. Politics will win the battle for a simple reason. More people with more money like fishing. Its activating them and getting results that is the art. The confrontation idea is not a good one, satisfying perhaps but ultimately counter productive. The canoes club members and fishermen have a lot in common that the average Brisbaneite does not . That is we both love the river. Perhaps to stir the imagination I will suggest that the canoe club could aid in lobbying for construction of a fisherman’s pontoon. (naturally any canoes found near such a pontoon will be immediately sunk )
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    Fishing injuries

    buddha89 wrote: I feel your pain! I did something simular out at the spit. I was fishing with my dad who had a pressure lantern. Well I was standing on the rocks talking to him with my back to the ocean. Because he had the pressure lantern right next to him I had the bright light in my eyes. I looked away and decided to quickly cross some rocks, jumping to the closest one. Unfortunately it wasn’t a rock that I was jumping on, it was just the burn left in my eye from the evil kero lantern. Well I did fall about 5 meters. But I dint get too hurt because I kind of slid and bumped on the way down. But thing was when I looked up I could see nothing and when they looked down I had disappeared because I had gone down, then sideways, then down again. There was panic on all fronts
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    Shark: catch and release?

    Thanks for the reply guys. I have only recently started to fish in the river. I used to think that there would be no fish in it, or if you did catch something it wouldn’t be fit to eat. But hey, we are happy enough to eat “bassa†fillets from the Mekong, and farmed prawns from all over asia. The first middle river bream I caught was just delicious. Quite frankly I was surprised at the abundance of fish in the river. I hope you are right about the bulls. It’s great to have this site where people are interested in what swims in the river. Buoyed by your confidence, I won’t be releasing my first bull. I have to say what we do in the river must pale in comparison to what commercial fishing does to the shark numbers. Lets hope we get some rain soon!! As for eating, shark and rays can be eaten. I find rays more of a challenge to get down. The problem is they are larger fish (therefore older) and tend to accumulate heavy metals. You wouldn’t want to eat shark every day no matter where you caught it.
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    Shark: catch and release?

    Hello all, I am new to this forum but I thought I would pose the question of catch and release of our river bulls. I have seen some research done at UQ that suggested bulls spend a lot of time in the river, and don’t do so much moving in and out. This Leeds to the concern that fishing pressure in the river could result in a large population drop. So here is the question. Do any of you guys catch and release? Have any of you noticed a decline in shark populations. Do you care? Personally I would like to catch a nice bull to throw on the barbeque. but I don’t want to compromise the few resources our river has left! Thoughts????