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fenelious last won the day on May 24 2016

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About fenelious

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  • About Me
    Canoe/kayaking, wading, lure casting, lightweight camping...
  • Occupation
    Ex Army, ex Cop, now livestock transport home business and Army Reserve.


  • Fishing Types
    Freshwater and Impoundment Fishing
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
  • Fish You Target
    Mangrove Jack
  • Lure Types Used
    Hardbody Lures
    Softplastic Lures
    Other Lures
  • Favourite Lure
    It changes way too often!
  • Favourite Bait
    If I have to - freshwater shrimp
  • Best Catch
    85cm Mary River Cod, 92cm Murray Cod, 68cm Saratoga

Personal Bests

  • Tailor
  • Bass
    50cm river, 51.5cm impoundment
  • Bream
  • Yellowbelly
    57cm river, 52cm impoundment
  • Cod
    85cm river (Mary Cod), 92cm river (Murray Cod)
  • Flathead
  • Saratoga
  • Mangrove Jack
  • Snapper
  • Barramundi
    45cm river
  • Trevally
  • Whiting


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  1. northern nsw Overnight Kayak Trip - Bass

    Maybe I will next time if you're keen!
  2. northern nsw Overnight Kayak Trip - Bass

    Hey man thanks
  3. I took the kayak down over the border into NSW over the weekend to see if I could seek out some new wild Bass country. It was a successful trip, I landed 18 Bass, hooked up and lost another 5, and got a few hits and taps as well. Best fish were 42, 41, 40, 38cm. Average was about 35cm. Lures that I was using were soft plastic worm on a weighted worm hook, trolling a shallow chubby crank, surface popper, and a rubber bibless vibe. Hope you enjoy the video, it was a lot of work making it, but I'm getting better at editing... let me know if you have any tips on making it better. -Steve.
  4. Hey guys, I'm chasing about 2 or 3 Tandans to put in my small dam at home. I went for a look around my local creeks but the water levels are very low and there didn't seem to be any around. Does anyone have any advice on a reliable location on the North side of Brissy River where I might be able to catch a couple? I thought of going to Nth Pine Dam but am a bit hesitant about the possibility of floating around dangling a worm for hours without knowing where to go... Maybe someone knows a hotspot for them on NPD? And what baits do they like the best? I've caught them on all sorts of different stuff, but don't really know what is ideal. -Steve.
  5. Sundown National Park Photos For Dad's Day

    Any fish? -Steve.
  6. Very nice video Brandon. Was this just in the last week or two? -Steve.
  7. I lost my Stradic Ci4 2500F, and I have 2 spare spools for it, so am now selling them. They're in excellent condition, no scratches or damage. Cost me $60 each, selling for $30 each.
  8. Pflueger Patriarch

    No, not at all.
  9. Pflueger Patriarch

    I bought a Pflueger Patriarch size 30 spinning reel, online, it arrived today. I didn't realise until I unwrapped it, but it doesn't have an anti-reverse lever?! (the little switch to allow the reel/handle to spin backwards) I've never seen this on any other spinning reel - I thought they all had one? Even all the cheap and nasty reels I've seen have an anti-reverse lever. Has anyone else used a reel like this without one? If so, how do you find it? Is it better or worse? Should I try to swap it? I do use it quite often on my other reels - e.g. to manage the line if I get a snag, to lower the lure to get weed off or clip it to the guide/hook, to let out more line once I've landing a fish etc... Thanks, - Steve.
  10. Fishing Trip To Harrietville/ Ovens River

    Oh also, about the bait - it's not necessarily prohibited to use, just in some popular and regulated Trout waters. If so there may be signs at the bridges or parks (access areas), or you may need to Google the waterway to find out. I think I've heard a bit about Trout fishing in the Ovens River, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's a regulated no-bait zone, but I'd check. Otherwise it's no problem to use bait, I just don't like using it on Trout cos it's not as fun or challenging.
  11. Fishing Trip To Harrietville/ Ovens River

    Yeah face (and move) upstream, flick them upstream and drag them down. The Trout will see the lure coming towards him as he lies in wait, and he's less likely to be aware of you because you're behind him. Also because if you're wading through the water the sand, mud and noise will not be carried past the fish, warning them of your presence. In flowing streams the Trout will almost always be facing upstream so they can see food being carried down towards them, and so they can hold easily in the current without having to 'paddle' backwards.
  12. Fishing Trip To Harrietville/ Ovens River

    Hey mate, I get onto the Trout usually once a year. In NSW, not in Victoria. I don't know the Ovens River. If you're a novice at Trout my best advice would be to get a couple of (I call them) inline spinners, such as the old Celta brand of lure. These have one treble at the back, with a wire body usually with steel or plastic beads, and a single spinning blade near the front that rotates around the wire body. They are a very old style of lure, tried and tested, and still very reliable on Brown and Rainbow Trout. They also work fine on other natives such as Bass. You can get varying quality ones - there are some cheap and nasties where the blade doesn't spin as fast or only spins at high speeds. Blue Fox are my favourite - excellent quality inline spinners IMO. Mepps make good ones too. Get some various weighted ones. A size 1 and a size 2 would be a good start, and maybe a size 0 (smaller). The other good thing about inline spinners is they're cheap. Enough on spinners. Hard body (bibbed) lures work on Trout also (Rapala make some of the most famous Trout lures), as do soft plastics and blades. Bait... I wouldn't use bait to catch Trout, and in many places it's prohibited. Always try to move upstream as you fish (relevant in faster running water), because the Trout face upstream and you'll spook them otherwise. Watch the water closely and use polarised sunnies to see through the water. Good luck. - Steve.
  13. NPD 30/8/16 Still On Fire

    Was a top day. Double thumbs up. -Steve.