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  1. 11 points
    Old Scaley

    Hooked Up With A Milf

    Having been away for 3 weeks I was pretty keen to scratch the itch and get back on the water, so I was super keen to get a call from “the dentist” (he can’t be identified because he was on a day off work with industrial diarrhoea) suggesting that we head down the Pin area chasing muddies and whiting on Thursday. We needed to be on the water at high tide so we could get the pots up some skinny water to spot X, and then needed to stay on the water until the next high at about 6.30pm to get back to the pots. So it was a long day, but quite comfortable with overcast sky as long as we could dodge the persistent northerlies. We flicked some hard bodies and plastics while we waited for yabbie banks to be exposed, but no flat fish were playing the game. We loaded up with yabbies and went to a favourite whiting spot. Pretty soon the dentist had a 35cm whiting over the side and we thought “game on”. They were a bit hit and miss and we tried a few different spots as the tide moved and the wind blew. Lots of bream around and we kept a few of the bigger ones as well as 8 good whiting. The dentist landed a spotted grunter so we had at least hit 2 of the target species. At our last spot before heading off to get the pots, I had an unusual bite, then fish on. Nah, it’s a snag. No wait, the snag just moved. A minute later and up popped my first stargazer, one of the dentist’s favourites. So a new fish for me and hence a PB. Happy days. Not long after I had another unusual bite. After the initial hook up, the fish seemed to anchor itself on the bottom so we called it for a ray. I thought this was a pretty big Ray for the area as we often catch the small blue spots around the Pin area and this was a lot heavier and had a lot more go in it. After a prolonged battle where I wasn’t being too careful, we finally got a glimpse of the “ray” near the boat. The dentist called it for a brown Morwong and it was a big fish! That made me sit up and take notice. All of a sudden I was very very happy that I had changed the braid on this reel the day before and had brand new 6lb with 10lb leader. But were my knots up to the task, and would that size 4 whiting hook that was already bent do the job? The fish came close to the surface a number of times before I could get his head up so the dentist could slip the net under and drag it into the boat and I was one happy little fisherman. We bled it immediately and checked the weight on my boga grips - right on 10 lb in the old money so a pretty good fish for the estuary. Shortly after we headed off to grab the pots. No legal muddies but a few that were only a mm shy of being in the esky, so they will live to be caught another day. Got back to the ramp at about 7.15 where we were greeted by the Fisheries boys. Good to see them out and about at odd times. Overall, a successful day with a good esky of fresh fish and 4 sand crab for our troubles. Last heard, the dentist was recovering well and expects to return to work on Monday when any hint of sunburn has gone.
  2. 9 points
    Luvit

    A Week At 1770 Sept/oct

    Good luck all that go. I can’t go but I did get s fix on the weekend at Hervey Bay. I didn’t catch this but did net it. 12.7 kg amazing fish. Scarlet Sea Perch or Large mouth Nannygai
  3. 8 points
    Towknee

    Whiting

    Bloodworms are hard to beat when targeting whiting. As a kid Digging bloodworms in the passage always resulted in us having whiting for dinner! My son & I picked these ones up on yabbies in the passage yesterday along with plenty of bream that went back in the water.
  4. 4 points
    ellicat

    Hooked Up With A Milf

    Mother In Law Fish Great capture, Steve. Shame it wasn't the target species. A 10lb whiting - I'd like to see that. haha
  5. 3 points
    straddiebrad

    Procraft (tabs)

    have by boat up for sale $48,000 if anyone is interested good solid boat with low hours good seaworthy boat.i have a 6.2 mtr procraft plate boat made by tabs 2013 150hp suzuki four stroke with 200hours on a tandem dunbier trailer,spare wheel,and 4 spare bearings and hubs, vhs and 27 meg radio,585 furuno sounder,garmin gps, live bait tank,140lt fuel tank,deck was,beilge pump all safty gear and epirb boat fenders,sea anchor,and more bits and peices,good off-shore rig very seaworthy and stable boat,if you know any one with a tabs boat you know there good boats any questions just ask.priced to sell,neg
  6. 3 points
    Gad

    Nrl 2019

    well that`s the 2019 NRL season done, dusted and consigned to history .... Thanks e`cat for setting up the comp again Congrats Dan on the comp win, well done
  7. 3 points
    rayke1938

    NPD Spy Report

    update 11 yellas.65 bass 2 tandans
  8. 3 points
    Luc53

    Workout For New Rod

    You'll be looking for an electric reel next
  9. 3 points
    Luvit

    A Week At 1770 Sept/oct

    No it’s not Luke. It Bob from Hot Reels Pro Fishing Charters. I learnt a lot from him.
  10. 3 points
    Ed.

    A Week At 1770 Sept/oct

    Yep, know the story well, last weekend all the stars aligned, perfect weather, tides right, missus wasn't working, seas flat, filled up with fuel, ice and bait, launched the boat and couldn't get out of the hole, wouldn't plane, so limped back to the ramp and off to get it repaired, should get it back on Friday. Turns out It's developed a faulty injector and also had a bad sensor or loose wire on the compressor. Previously took a 26ft Scarab up from home to Roslyn Bay, put it in the water, went about 100m next morning on the way to the fueling dock and the computer chip died, towed back to the berth, waited 3 days for a mechanic to arrive to make his diagnoses, estimating 6 weeks for a replacement part, so again towed back to ramp, onto trailer and back home, waste of holidays! Haven't had much luck with Mercury/Mercruiser motors. These things do happen when you own a boat so now I make sure that I test it out before a long road trip. So as I said before, I will just stare at my fishing rods and drool over the pics of the guys catching fish!
  11. 3 points
    Luvit

    Fishing Line Bins - Pros And Cons

    I don't see a need for separate bin for discarded fishing line. There are already rubbish bins provided so, if discarded fishing line is not put in them ATM then providing a dedicated bin is not change the grubs behaviour. I think the money could be put to better use.
  12. 3 points
    Dinodadog

    Wind Gusting (disgusting)

    As Luc said above. Freshwater fish are very plain eating, its what you like to flavour them with to make them OK.
  13. 2 points
    aussie123

    Procraft (tabs)

    That will be a sad day when she sells Brad. Don't forget to copy to sd card and then delete the gps marks before you let it go.
  14. 2 points
    Dinodadog

    Right Place Right Time

    Yes I would have liked to tag it, but I have given the tagging away for the last 2 years as Suntag have the shits with PRFMA and they wont let us tag bass in our names. Dino
  15. 2 points
    kmcrosby78

    Whiting

    Good tip @tiotony - think I know the ones you mean. @ellicat - there you go, next time just phone @benno573 and tell him you'll meet him there an hour after he gets there ..............
  16. 2 points
    kmcrosby78

    Nrl 2019

    Yep, congrats Dan, far too good for us!! Bit of refereeing controversy in the big one but I think it's a stretch to say it cost the Raiders the game, seeing as though the Roosters had to go 90m with their next set to score. I had a thought today - given that the ref/s changed their call (and seemingly got the correct decision in the end) which impacted on the Raiders, perhaps they should have just given the Raiders one more play, which would have given them the option to kick into the in-goal. Seems logical?
  17. 2 points
    ellicat

    Nrl 2019

    Don't forget it's day light saving in NSW today, so the GF is an hour early.
  18. 2 points
    Gad

    Nrl 2019

    Grand Final Day 2019 Sunday 6 Oct. ANZ Stadium Sydney 1.35PM Intrust Cup, State Championship Qld Burliegh Bears v NSW Newtown Jets 3.40PM NRL Womens Grand Final Broncos v Dragons 7.30PM Nrl Telstra Grand Final Roosters v Raiders Ch NINE live broadcast of all 3 games.... check TV guides (does the eskimo southern Daylight Saving Time start that Sunday???)
  19. 2 points
    Ed.

    Fishing Line Bins - Pros And Cons

    It would probably depend on how the old fishing line was discarded by whoever collects it. If you put the old line in a bag and throw in the general waste bin, when it gets to the tip, the dozers flatten out the piles of rubbish and that bag could get ripped open and the old line exposed sometimes with hooks attached, potentially posing a tangling risk for animals or birds that scavenge the piles. If the old line get put in a dedicated bin and then the line gets disposed of by melting or other such process it would be a better and safer solution. Having said that I think that the risk to birds and animals may be quite low so it might be a solution to a problem that doesn't exist or is insignificant. When you consider that billions of birds die annually just by striking buildings and a very large number die hitting cars on the roads, I wonder if it will make any difference in the larger scheme of things. I would probably use one if it was there because it probably is the right thing to do but not because I foresee it solving any problem. Plastics in the ocean pose a much greater threat to anything swimming in it.
  20. 2 points
    ellicat

    Fishing Line Bins - Pros And Cons

    Nothing against them but won't use them as I put my offcuts etc into my tackle bag and throw it away when that gets a cleanout. They'll get used, but hopefully won't be stuffed full of other rubbish.
  21. 2 points
    tugger

    A Week At 1770 Sept/oct

    The weather is shaping up nicely we should see plenty of red in the box again
  22. 2 points
    tugger

    A Week At 1770 Sept/oct

    More fishing then that's tragic
  23. 2 points
    Are you asking because you would like to import them into Australia? As far as I know, they do not live here naturally, although they might be in some rivers right up north. I have eaten them in Asia and they were delicious, just like most food in Asia, but more because of how they were cooked rather than how they taste on their own. Not sure they could compete with nice fresh salt water prawns. Personally I don’t support importing uncooked prawns from Asia. We have seen the results of that here recently with white spot wiping out local prawn farms near the Gold Coast. Same goes for farming non-native species - who knows what damage they could do in wild rivers here. Hope that helps.
  24. 1 point
    buzzard

    Wivenhoe

    I fished Wivenhoe dam over weekend in between the storms we were not supposed to have. Only throw backs were caught and mainly Aussie Bass. We did get some large Redclaw which we cooked up and ate whilst holding the tent on the ground. I am saddened to hear of the Death of the Caretaker chap I was speaking to on Saturday during one of the storms whom passed away in a fire last night on the property. RIP old mate....
  25. 1 point
    John

    Electric Fence Netting

    Hi, does anyone have any electric chicken netting they would want to sell? I want to put it over my garden bed to stop possums (has anyone done this successfully?)
  26. 1 point
    Nog

    Haines 485sf Vs Galeforce 4.8

    Hey @Benasi I've been a passenger in both boats and own a 5.5 Galey (so compeltely biase dof course). The Haines is probably a better riding hull as it's also a bit heavier from memory but has lower freeboard. In the bay I'd feel safer in a Galey but it can be a bit wet. In the dams, maybe the Haines as it won't be so wind effected. To be honest, both are great, the older Galeys are a bit rough around the edges but probably cheaper to buy. The Galey can run pretty shallow (~ a foot), not sure about the Haines. Norm
  27. 1 point
    Old Scaley

    Electric Fence Netting

    @John, I have been battling possums and scrub turkeys for years (ever since our dog died and we didn’t replace her). We have 2 mango trees that used to give us heaps of beautiful Bowen mangoes but now they don’t even get to the flower stage because possums eat the new shoots. A couple of years ago I planted over $180 worth of annuals one day to wake up next morning to find them all eaten down to the roots. I found the only thing I could do in the flower and veggie gardens was to build a chicken wire fence around the bed and then put bird netting over the top. Looks a bit ordinary but keeps them out. Electric fences should be good too but I haven’t tried it. Now the bl00dy possums have just started chewing down the potted geraniums and anthuriums that I have on the verandah so looking at ways to stop that without netting. Tried blood and bone with no success. Tried hot chilli sauce - also unsuccessful. Going to try clove oil spray next. Any other tips appreciated. Good luck with it mate. It is a real battle.
  28. 1 point
    Unimog

    At Last NPD 16/10/19

    NIce Work Ray.
  29. 1 point
    When my health started going down I sold and give away most of my coarse gear as well as a lot of good name brand rods and reels. I also sold my small collection of old solid glass rods, and reels. There was 3 old JW's among them 3 Alvey side casts a couple of Alpha center pin, Steelite side cast, Academy, a couple of old Daiwa egg beaters and a couple of very early Ryobi. My health has been stable for a while now. I have always loved my fishing, So back to the beginning I picked up a JW Black Queen, a JW Black Queen deluxe off Ebay "QLD" they were both new. The price including post was around $40, a few weeks ago my wife got me an Erskine Deluxe rod new only $18. The reels I have been using are Daiwa 1000 and a 1500 both would be well over 30 years old and still do the job. These days I mostly target the old mud marlin. Getting a decent carp on the light gear I use everything feels like a whale. Another oldie I still use when we go away is a Rex Hunt Shimano Out and Back Telescopic Combo with a Shimano IX 2000R Reel. This combo would have to be well over 30 years old. I have caught a few decent fish on it and never had a problem with the rod or reel. These days I go fishing to relax forget my problems and enjoy myself, if I catch a fish it's a bonus.
  30. 1 point
    Oldie

    Old Time Rod Making

    Great video really enjoyed it
  31. 1 point
    davostephens

    Who Feels Gulps Left Behind

    Recently tried Zman.. WOwwww, I used to go by gulp always but they dont last one bite, Zman seem almost indestructable, And you can scent them
  32. 1 point
    Poddymullet

    Who Feels Gulps Left Behind

    give the Gobblers a try
  33. 1 point
    You don't. Those defined areas are closed to all fishing during the specified periods. That way you can't use the excuse "but I'm chasing bass, sooty grunter, golden perch etc...."
  34. 1 point
    Oldie

    Newbie

    Thank's for the welcome ellicat
  35. 1 point
    kmcrosby78

    Hooked Up With A Milf

    Great report and nice big MILF there Steve, well done mate. That dentist really should see a doctor about his sh!t problem .........
  36. 1 point
    twahfishinlads

    Proston Weir

    Hi everyone. Next week I was planning on trying out a few creeks in the south Burnett region, chasing Aussie bass and yellowbelly. I was wondering if anybody had ever fished Proston weir as I would like to go there for a flick. Not sure if it would be weedy at the moment, or whether it fishes well. Does anyone know anything about the weir?
  37. 1 point
    Ducks nuts

    Pippis

    Hey everyone, how good are pippis for bream and flaties? Never used them
  38. 1 point
    Ducks nuts

    Pippis

    Thanks dude I will give them a crack
  39. 1 point
    Drop Bear

    A Week At 1770 Sept/oct

    Yep but a boys gotta dream haha. How will I fit the gold plated toilet?
  40. 1 point
    Ducks nuts

    Mud Crabs Blue Swimmers

    I was reading the dpi stuff about not being able to catch crabs around the south coast, I have never caught one anywhere as I’m new to it all , but I love eating them, is there a ban on them here if not can anyone give me pointers on getting a few? Tia
  41. 1 point
    Drop Bear

    A Week At 1770 Sept/oct

    Mate! Sunday and Monday look amazing. I know it is early but it looks like you nailed it.
  42. 1 point
    Brian mckinley

    Quintrex Busta

    Thanks mate I was thinking that might be best
  43. 1 point
    Ge_off

    Crab Pot Theft

    I guess the dye covers the thief, What's stopping it from covering you, Also make sure it's biodegradable dye or the greenies will hunt you down, That could be even more annoying than the thief's. "Legally" I doubt you could use it or sell it, So be careful. Good Luck.
  44. 1 point
    aussie123

    Crab Pot Theft

    These are illegal in QLD and probably most other states so i hope you are going to warn your customers to check their states legislation before they purchase these.
  45. 1 point
    rayke1938

    How To Find Possible Leak In Boat

    Bestt way do it on concrete, support rear corners of trailer with bricks, raise jockey wheel and commence filling. hopefully you will see some drops of water, if not lower jockey wheel as water runs to bow. keep on filling till you find leak. if it is small may have to leave for a couple of hours. do not use silicone to patch. worry for typos using tablet inbutcher shop (fixed it for you Ray)
  46. 1 point
    Looks like a standard corporate golf day to me.
  47. 1 point
    Junky

    Rare Footage Of My Cast Net Abilities

    Ha. I reckon I saw that bloke at the golf coarse the other day. https://youtu.be/BvlW5TL6gPk
  48. 1 point
    John

    Newbie

    welcome to AFO Kev!
  49. 1 point
    Carpie1

    Newbie

    These days I just sit back relax and enjoy myself
  50. 1 point
    I hit the Brissy river yesterday and cleaned up over 60 catfish, biggest being 42cm, with a packet of tweed bait prawns and squid from the local servo. The Brissy was running pretty hard so we went about 50 meters into the Bremer from the Junction and were pulling them in one after the other. Just anchor up near one of the countless fallen trees and your rod wont stop bending! Just watch those spikes!!!