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  1. 4 points
    rayke1938

    Donut

    Cannot remember when I had my last donut but certainly achieved one this morning at NPD despite dropping a couple of fish and getting bricked. My 3 deckies shared 6 bass between them and Steve ended up with a good feed of redclaw. Be on the redclaw with its new shell.
  2. 4 points
    Junky

    Donut

    I recon all the fish know who you are now. They see that keel and skeg coming at them and they take off.
  3. 3 points
    Hi all My brother and I decided to go to our local park on the Brisbane River yesterday, targeting sharks. We were successful and had some other surprises. Here's what happened, and the statistics of the trip So, after waking up at 5:30AM, I woke my brother up. Well, it was to early for him, so I got my Dad up and he took me down. After he left, I threw out my shark lines, one with a slab of mullet, the other with a bony bream. The combos were a Rogue Firepoint 6'6" and a Penn 650 with 30lb braid, as well as a lower quality set up. I was up on the pier area, not on the jetty, but i saw two pecks, (well strikes) and I ran down thinking "Jeez, am I on one already?" Nope! I reeled it in, and nothing was on the hook - *disappointed*. Then, I caught a little catfish which was perfect shark bait size, which i kept (mainly because the line was stuck in it's gills). I pulled up a couple more, threw the cast net and caught a prawn for live bait, then Declan came down with Dad, and after a couple more bait checks we had caught about 5 catties. They each put up a good fight for their size, they really took off when the drag was loose Great fun too. The catfish are caught on a 1000 size Shimano Sienna and a 2500 Diawa Shinobi. Now it was about 8:00AM, and I did another bait check on the shark lines. I felt a sudden pull, then realised I was hooked up. After about a five minute fight, I realised the little bully was tangled with this line and he was actually hooked on the other It was a pretty bad situation, because he had some wire tang;ed around his body, but after he rolled a couple times I could walk him down to the jetty to land him. In about another 10 minutes, he was netted and then released. Here he is- We didn't get a precise measurement but I'd say he was around 80cm and about 5 kilos. He scoffed a big chunk of mullet down too. After he was dealt with and released, Declan and I pulled up a couple more catfish, and by that time it was warming up a bit (but we were in shade). We only kept one shark line out, i figured it would be easier to handle. We had a crowd watching the bull shark too, a lady who walks there a lot and someone else. So, we re-casted all the lighter lines then upped the catfish count to seven or eight. Then, I dropped a line right next to pylon (mainly so it wouldn't get tangled with the other because we were fishing the run out of the end of the pier which is only about five metres wide). I hooked up after about ten minutes, at first thinking it was an ok catty again, but then after feeling the weight and the runs it was doing back to the structore I released it was something better. I got it away from the structure and then was happy/surprised to see a nice estuary cod on the end of my line. I slowly walked it down while Declan was grabbing some gear, like the landing net, brag mat, lip grips and pliers and he scooped it up. I dehooked it and it measured about 40cm on the mat. Here it is - He was released to be caught next time and swum off well, back under the pier/jetty. After that, Declan pulled up a few more catties (I let him have them after set the drag, etc) and he was having fun. After we got the tally to ten, the bite went quiet, as it was about 10:00AM and the tide had slowed a little. Most of the catties would've been under 30cm, but he caught a couple bigger ones. Then, I pulled in one more and my Dad came down and took us home. Here are the statistics of the trip: Statistics Tide: 1.7metre high, run out and .8 metre low, at approx. 10:00AM Moon Phase: First Quarter, so not that much run Weather: 34c, 55% humidity Wind: Very glassy, though the breeze picked up later in the morning Tackle Used: 14lb braid mainlines, 12;b mono leader, size 2 bean sinkers, 4/o suicide hooks, 30lb braid mainline, 80lb wire trace, 100lb mono leader, 6/o circle hook. Fish Caught: Shark x 1, Catfish x 9, Estuary Cod x 1 Bait Caught: Prawn x 1 Bait Used: Herring, Mullet, Prawn Successful Overall: Very Successful Trip I hope you enjoyed reading the report, I know it was a very fun session Cheers Hamish
  4. 2 points
    kmcrosby78

    Donut

    Unlucky on the fishing front Ray, perhaps you are human after all ....... Nice feed of redclaw there - yum!!
  5. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Donut

    Hi rayke1938 It was in the Friday Courier Mail. Cheers Hamish
  6. 1 point
    Old Scaley

    Slow Morning At The Pob

    Ok, so on another thread I said I would do a report on today’s trip so I have a record of it while I work out the best way to keep a fishing diary, so for better or worse, here goes. For a few reasons I haven’t been on the water for a few weeks but was able to get out today for a morning session. I needed to be not too far from home so decided to fish the Port of Brisbane area. It was not a successful trip so I am recording the details as a learning process. Location: Fished multiple locations from the end of the port wall back to Fort Lytton. Tide: 7.07am at the Brisbane Bar (but I find the change of tide in that area is usually about an hour later) Wind: A very kind easterly below 10 knots all morning Moon: Waxing crescent rising at 10.25am Plan: on the water at 6am, drop the pots where I have occasionally found muddies, then drift the last of the outgoing along the sunken wall tossing hard bodies and plastics to see if I could crack my first Brissie River jack, or maybe a cod. What actually happened: Made about a hundred casts up against the wall on the drift for no strikes. Saw some prawns skipping but too rocky to risk the net. Headed to the pipeline to look for threadies. Someone on my mark so sounded around but saw nothing so decided to fish closer to the mouth. Drifted around the area where the dredge is working (been meaning to try that spot for ages). Used half pilchards and some leftover herrings from last trip. No hits, nothing on the sounder. Saw a giant ray tailing on the surface which I am sure swam under the boat but didn’t see anything on my new Garmin 9inch combo unit - go figure? The tide was still slack so I drifted a few areas near the wharves. Had one hit on a whole dead mullet and brought up a large ray (not as big as the one I saw earlier). Saw some dolphins - nice. As the incoming tide started to move (about 8.30am) I anchored up at Clara Rock hoping for a few snapper. No luck but managed about 8 bream between 20cm an 27cm. All released. Decided the snaps were having a day off so went to check the pots. Nothing in any of the 4 pots so moved them out from 3 metres to 5 metres and went for a drift along the drop offs into the main channel near the tug station. Got 2 ugly catties and that was it. At about 11am the current was getting ugly so I picked up the pots. 3 good sandies so not a complete waste of time. And that was my day. Thanks for reading, even though this is more for me than you. I know, no photos it did not happen so here is a happy snap of tonight’s dinner.
  7. 1 point
    Fishaman

    Australia Day Long Weekend

    I got away over the long weekend up to my block at Agnes Water. I had booked a day on Hooked on 1770 charters run by Damo. (Highly recommend him, he works hard to get his crew a feed). We headed out about 20 mile to our first spot in nice conditions. A couple of Tuskies hit the deck at the first drop but that was it. We spent the next few hours working hard to cratch up a few fish. There was a heap of current with the new moon and things were tough. But as i said Damo works hard and he kept moving and we ended up out on the eastern side of Fitzroy and started to fill the esky. I ended up with 4 nice RTE, 3 trout, 3 tuskies, an Iron Jaw, a moses perch and a few hussar. Out of the 7 of us on the charter I reckon I did ok
  8. 1 point
    rayke1938

    Donut

    Could have resorted to catching a few gar there are plenty of them at the moment. Cheers Ray
  9. 1 point
    Gad

    Australia Day Long Weekend

    rosy/rusty jobfish, Kelvin.
  10. 1 point
    Old Scaley

    Brisbane River Session #5

    Well done Hamish. Judging by your reports, I can see that you are not only a mad keen fisherman, but probably get good results in English at school. Keep the reports coming, mate, they are entertaining.
  11. 1 point
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Brisbane River Session #5

    Hi ellicat It sure is, thanks for that too. Cheers Hamish
  12. 1 point
    ellicat

    Brisbane River Session #5

    Nice one, Hamish. So good when a plan comes together.
  13. 1 point
    Old Scaley

    Slow Morning At The Pob

    You might be interested in joining the Moreton Bay Chapter and helping to regenerate shellfish reefs in the Bay. It is a really good crew doing lots of good work. Contact @Drop Bear if you would like more info.
  14. 1 point
    GregOug

    Slow Morning At The Pob

    I just joined OzFish too and got the same goodies
  15. 1 point
    Old Scaley

    Slow Morning At The Pob

    Thanks Robbie. Definitely there next weekend. By the way, I renewed my membership with OzFish and got a new cap, a nice head sock, a $10 voucher with BCF, and another OzFish sticker. Not bad value for $20, @Drop Bear
  16. 1 point
    GregOug

    Mud And Sand Crabs - Moreton Bay

    Hi all, just attaching a link to a current report re crabs and fish in Moreton Bay. Most of you probably already get these but just posting for those that don’t. cheers Greg https://www.bnbfishing.com.au/mud-sand-crabs-moving-moreton-bay/?mc_cid=08a39f1d2b&mc_eid=47674f88e7
  17. 1 point
    Fishaman

    Flattys In The Fresh

    We got 146mm of rain Friday night and into Saturday morning so when I set out for a fish as the tide came in on Saturday after the last of the scuds rolled through I didn't hold too much hope as I've learnt the flat ones don't fire up immediately after a big deluge. It usually takes a day or two. I decided to go have a poke around anyway. Seems I was right. Only one flatty landed that went 43cms. I let it go and decided to take the kayak out the next morning and fish the top of the tide in close to the mangroves. So I arrived at my launch spot at 4am and turned the car off. Then I restarted it and headed home because I had left my rods at hime. Luckily I only live 10 mins from my launch spot and I was back and on the water at 4:30am as the first of the light started to become visible on the horizon. There was plenty of bait around and there were swirls aplenty so I was feeling confident. By 5am I had my first flatty that whacked the 4inch Gulp curl tail grub as soon as it hit the water. After a fun little tussle on the light gear I had it in the net. A nice 58cm model. Into the keeper net it went and I continued to hunt around. By 6am I had bagged out. I caught a couple more and let them go and by 7am as the tide topped out they had shut down so I headed in for a cuppa.