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  1. I haven’t put my finger on it drop bear but thinking it might be my baiting technique. Might have to invest in some artificials! Could you imagine the results if i took up jigging?
  2. Thanks mate - all hard work now (as you will know) with 3 under 2 at the moment. The way i'm looking at it is in a few years i'll have 3 fishing buddies! I'm sure Mum's really looking forward to me taking all 3 of them fishing at the same time too ;-)
  3. Only got offshore once in 2017 (!) but got a nice red and trout. Finally got a jew off the beach. By far my most memorable catch wasn't fishing related (well, maybe fishing related - at a stretch!). I'd like to say it was a double hookup but it was more like catching two fish on the same set of gangs!
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    What Do You Look For In A Report

    Hi Angus, Great thread starter! Everyone has their likes and dislikes (there's probably a rude analogy there somewhere) and i'm sure fishing reports are no different. I don't read all the reports so a great title releases the scent that makes me interested. Relevance to the fishing i do (or used to do before kids!) gets me biting, if it includes a rough location of where i fish, have fished before or want to fish in the future - especially if they include the way i like to fish and the species i target. Quality, well composed pics of photo-worthy fish sets the hook and a great story sharing the writer's experiences and genuine stoke shortens the fight and gets me close enough for a gaff shot. If the report is informative, well-written and allows me to learn something then the gaff shot hits the spot and i'm well and truly slapping around on the deck of the boat. Chuck a bit of humour in there and i'm bled and on the ice in the esky! Some recent or more memorable reports/threads with these features that come to mind are: drop bear's spanish mac story any of luvit's reports but especially his Kimberley adventure the noosa river stuff from the guys catching jacks and barras at night from a few years ago the PNG trip reports from your AFO trips Wayne Youngy Young's reports from here and abroad any post by Aussie123 Things that make me want to bust you off are reports that are too long, incoherent, or clearly trying to deceive. I'm really interested in other people's thoughts - i'm on another site but know that other media platforms (which i have logged out of) have definitely taken over in the last few years and that site in particular has really suffered. This forum seems to maintain its interest and traffic which is great to see! There is a sense of community on this site without elitism which is a credit to the people who post and the moderators no doubt. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute! Hopefully a few more reports from me in the future. Andrew
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    Quiz Time

    Toe nail. Specifically, the nail of the big toe on the right foot
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    south queensland Hervey Bay Regulars Help!

    Hey Angus where'd you end up? How'd you go?
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    Fish Id Please

    That is a Putty nose perch - Polydactylus multiradiatus . Commonly mistaken as juvenile king threadfin but they are definitely a different species. Commonly caught in estuaries around Moreton Bay. There is no size or bag limit for Putty nose perch in Qld. The regulated threadfins in Qld (east coast) are: king threadfin (Polydactylus machrochir) mls 60cm bag limit 5, and blue threadfin (Eleutheronema tetradactylum) mls 40cm bag limit 10
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    Fish Id Please

    No size or bag limits for these
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    Green Marlin.

    Probably due to the strong smell and slime when they are alive and the strong fishy taste (similar to, but far stronger than mackerel in my opinion). I have eaten them in Samoa floured, salted and fried with a sprinkle of MSG and Indonesia grilled over coals with a char siu style BBQ sauce - both delicious. In Indo they call them white marlin cos the Aussie tourists won't eat "barracuda" but will eat "marlin". Have caught a few in Oz and don't tend to let them onto the boat given their big peg-like teeth and risk of ciguatera. Usually have other more desirable eating species on board when you come across them too. Here's a pic of a Samoan barracuda my brother caught. Great fight with lots of aerial antics and played up in the boat as expected. Yep the locals went crazy for it and cooked us up a feed once the mackerel and trout ran out.
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    Fish Identification

    No size or bag limit on herring. Great live bait for estuary species
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    Fish Identification Broadwater

    Hi Shane, That's a pink banded grubfish Parapercis nebulosa also known as a bar-faced weever or rock whiting as said above. Seem to be associated with rubble/broken ground rather than sand and seagrass habitats in my experience. Andrew
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    Help With Id Or Info

    It was a bit of a tough one Danielle. Hard to tell the small ones apart except if you have a male and female side by side. If you are not 100% sure it is better to be safe and assume it is a female as they are regulated in Qld.
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    Help With Id Or Info

    Definitely a female Fishhunter. Although small males and females can have similar dusky brown colouration, the abdomen of male crabs are never that broad. How big was the crab? The sex of smaller blue swimmer crabs are more difficult to tell apart but the way to do it if you are not sure is to look for an inward curve at the base of the abdomen (I have attached some photos for your information). The red circle in pic 1 shows where I am talking about, pic 2 is your crab with the absence of the curve and pic 3 show 2 small blue swimmer crabs side by side, female on the left (with no curve) and male on the right (with a curve). Hope this helps!
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    Agnes Last Week

    G'day, Me and the boys do an annual fishing trip roughly every year. The last couple have been to Fraser but this time we chose a few days at Agnes to fish out of 1770. We got a day of great weather and another of pretty good weather so got to the reef twice. Fishing was pretty slow but we found a couple of reds around Fitzroy and a school of cobes around the boat. In the not so good days the boys got up to Bustard Head for some pelagic action but other than a few bite offs only managed one spanish mackerel and a couple of mac tuna which turned out to be great reef bait. Having last been up that way about 8 or 9 years ago I was amazed at the number of boats in Round Hill Creek and out at the reef - we were rarely alone! Attached are a couple of pics from the iPhone.
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    1770 Adventure: Reds, Trout, Fun.

    Great report and photos of an excellent trip Angus - so good to get your targets on the first trip to a new area! How'd you go on spin gear fighting those bigger fish mate? I know a lot of blokes use overheads especially with big baits and lots of lead but always thought some decent spin gear would work too? After brawling with those PNG bass the reds would have been no trouble at all ;-). You might have a new nickname soon - the Lutjanid Lover! Andrew