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  1. 3 points
    Gad

    Nrl 2020

    ROUND TWO – Saturday results Warriors 6 v 20 Raiders This game won`t be nominated for ‘game of the season’. Credit to the Warriors for staying in OZ and turning up for the game. Raiders defence held them scoreless for about 75 minutes. Raiders 6- 0 half time. Roosters 8 v 9 Sea Eagles Tough fought out game, quality was often missing. 6 – 6 at 40 minutes. Keary actually went over the line for what would have been a try, instead of placing the ball down he tried to improve position and a chasing Trbojevic knocked the ball from Keary`s hand. A pot shot broke an 8 – 8 score line to give Manly the 9 – 8 win Sharks 10 v 12 Storm Typical grind out the win Storm game. Storm were just off their normal standard in the first half, but defied an undisciplined Shark`s onslaught where the Sharks had the majority of possession and field position. 4- 2 Sharks at 40 minutes. Smith levelled the scores around the 50th minute 4 – 4. At 60th minute Sharks got the first try of the match and converted it to a 10 – 4 lead. 70th minute Storm came back with a converted try. 10 – 10. 75th minute, Sharks gave away a penalty for ball stripping, Smith slotted the kick Storm. 12 – 10. Storm ground out the last 5 minutes the win.
  2. 3 points
    kmcrosby78

    Nrl 2020

    Geez, that Dragons v Panthers game would have been good to watch - very see-sawing battle. Good win by the Broncos, I was a bit worried at half time particularly given Croft had gone off but they stuck to their game well. Contained Cook well, Staggs was all class and I was very impressed with Steglers footwork. Good start to the season
  3. 2 points
    GregOug

    The New Boat

    Finally had my first run out on the water in my new boat today. Put her in at Pinkenba boat ramp on the Brisbane River and motored out through the shipping channel and eventually over to the Sandhills on Moreton. What can I say? Absolutely blistering acceleration! Even when you’re already doing 30 or so mph. Hull handled everything well. It was calmer over at Moreton than it was in the river coming back, which for some reason had a rather nasty chop on top of around a metre swell. Now these figures aren’t exact, and given that I haven't had a trailer boat for a number of years not even sure how to get accurate figures, but here goes. In total we motored for 3.4 hours (from the instruments). Some of this was at trolling speed (we saw a huge pod of dolphins and mucked around for a while watching them, and also some tuna schools chasing bait so trolled a couple of lures for 15 mins or so). The rest of the time was mainly between around 20 and 50 mph, as I was running it in. I filled the tank before leaving and when we got back and it had used 64 litres. That was with five large guys on board and a full tank of fuel. I have no idea if this is good, bad or indifferent but I’m sure there’s someone on here who is much more knowledgable than me and might be able to give me an opinion. Oh. And I’d forgotten how lovely and clear the water is once you get away from civilisation a bit. Cheers Greg
  4. 2 points
    ellicat

    Nrl 2020

    I couldn't believe Keary made such a rookie error. Cost me a tip and 17 Supercoach points !
  5. 2 points
    GregOug

    Hey From Gluggy

    Welcome Gluggy
  6. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Nrl 2020

    Hi Gad That is the game I watched last night (well Thursday) and it was a good one. I thought the Cowboys had them from the start, and they did, but then the Bulldogs got those tries. Good game to watch in my opinion. Hi kmcrosby78 Yes, I would've like to watch that but I missed it. Good that the broncos won though. Cheers Hamish
  7. 2 points
    ellicat

    Hey From Gluggy

    Welcome to the AFO forum. There are no silly questions. Please fire away.
  8. 2 points
    Fishyreb

    New To Qld. My Experience So Far...

    Hi all this is my first post on the forum excluding my introduction post. I've moved to Brisbane from Hobart about six weeks ago and I've been doing as much fishing as time allows because I'm very keen to get onto some species we don't have down south. The missus moved us up here because of work and we've done a bit of traveling around because of that. Mostly just fishing with an 8ft general purpose rod 15lb braid 20lb leader and Paternoster rig or running sinker rig depending. Then while baits are soaking I like to have a cast with my 6ft spin 10lb braid 10lb leader with a variety of lures depending. Squidgies biotough flickbaits are my favorite. Then there's my shark rod 5ft Penn warfare with a Penn spinfisher 850 with 30lb braid 50lb leader and a wire trace. Live baits or large mullet pieces. So to begin with we were staying at redcliffe. I did a bit of bait fishing from the jetty for a few sessions but after only a couple undersized bream I decided it wasn't a spot for me. I wandered north a little and fished off queens beach a few evenings. During these sessions I got a couple grassy sweetlips, few large bream and a small snapper. Lost a few decent fish. One afternoon I had a go off the rock wall at the entrance to Scarborough marina. I got a decent sized catfish. I saw some birds working about 100 yards out into the bay so I banged a wobbler on my spinner in case they came closer. They didn't but shortly after I saw a large wake and swirl slowly moving against the grain of the water heading straight up into the marina. I thought it must have been the turtle I had seen getting about earlier but then I saw a narrow dorsal fin poke out. Excitedly I cast the wobbler across it and it did a big blowup but missed my lure. Two more casts for nought then on the fourth cast he had it and I was on. Apparently this fish was much bigger than I thought it was going to be because it screamed straight into the marina at high speed totally unstoppable headed for the boats. I stressed and put on as much pressure as I could without breaking anything and my lure popped out of his mouth. I guess he wasn't hooked real well because everything was intact. I was devastated and my hands were shakey for half an hour. Anyone have any ideas what it might have been? I did see him again later (or one of his mates) but way out of casting range. I don't think my gear could have handled him anyway. Then we went up to bundaberg for a few days. I was surf fishing just a little north of Elliot heads. That was great I got a large slatey bream, couple of Moses perch, three or four swallowtail dart and a GT. fished a little bit with the missus at Burnett heads and got a heap of little fish. Javelin fish, whiting, estuary cod, crescent perch and tiny baby Spanish mackerel. Got smoked by a big ray or something unstoppable. Since then we've been staying at Petrie. I got my first bass from kurwongbah and I've been doing a lot of fishing in the north pine river around dohles rocks. I've caught some big bream and catfish there but mostly I've been targeting sharks because on my first attempt there I later out the shark rod with a big ol mullet head for bait and I hooked up only to be bitten off. Mangled my wire leader. I've had a bunch of sessions there over the last couple weeks but no shark yet. I had a legal size bream on for live bait one night and I had a wicked run. Shark took the head half of my bream without getting hooked. Another night I was using small live catfish and something was yanking them off my hooks with short hard runs but again no hookup. I don't know if it was sharks or maybe something else? I've been using multiple hooks per bait since but no luck yet. I've also had a couple gos at woody point and deep-water bend. Just bream and a whiting and a few weird little aquarium looking fish and a couple small shovel noses. If anyone based north Brisbane wants a fishing buddy I'd love some company. I'd also love to get out on the water if anyone with a boat needs someone to pull the anchor! Beers and fuel on me. Haha. I'd also appreciate any advice Cheers thanks for reading
  9. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Hey From Gluggy

    Hi Gluggy Welcome to the forum, I hope you like it on here We will happily answer your questions as well. We like reading reports on here to, so if you want to post up a fishing trip please do. Cheers Hamish
  10. 1 point
    Old Scaley

    Nrl 2020

    I had Turbo Tom in my team, so I probably picked up a few of your 17 points Brian.
  11. 1 point
    Jaz44

    Land Based Fishing Cairns/ Fnq

    Thanks. I'll be grateful to talk to him
  12. 1 point
    ellicat

    The New Boat

    Finally ! Haha. Good to see. Now the adventures begin.
  13. 1 point
    Gluggy

    Hey From Gluggy

    Live in Western Sydney at Windsor. Do most of my fishing down the NSW south coast around Sussex Inlet. My brother has a place down there and it is beautiful and great fishing everywhere. I've just started back into fishing as a recreational hobby after years away and have tried surf, estuary and river fishing with a little boat action thrown in for good measure. I just like the relaxing sessions on my own as well as the good old mates in a boat adventure when I can scrape some people together. I'm building my depleted tackle box slowly and am surprised how much things have changed with graphite rods and multi bearing reels, its a whole new ballgame. It puts my old Alvey to shame I think. Anyway, hope to pick up some tips and help from you friendly anglers and hope my questions aren't too silly to warrant answers. Cheers and all the best, Gluggy
  14. 1 point
    tugger

    Prawning Life

    Went prawning with Robbie and Steve yesterday we left redland bay ramp finding the boats and finding the prawns. Some of our 1st casts had great numbers of prawns in the top pocket of our nets. We worked around the area with Robbie the skipper putting us on the good shows. Some casts had 20 to 30 prawns which brought big smiles and the odd YOU BEAUTY. I think we did really well and had the other boats following us. I tried telling others nothing to see here no prawns here but they were onto us. I must thank Robbie and Steve for their patience as I had to cancel the morning session as work got in the way. The midday session ended by 2pm with our bag limit of 2 bucket of prawns. My share of prawns I cooked 2 kg in sea water with a good squeeze of honey and will peel the rest for prawn meals like curried or chilly prawns with rice. No need to line up in shops to get a feed here mmmmmmmm tasty prawns.
  15. 1 point
    kmcrosby78

    Prawning Life

    Well hello my dear friend Steve, I have just for some reason remembered that I still haven't got around to returning that little packet of fishing hooks you leant me, let me know if you're around tomorrow, it would be absolutely no hassle for me to drop it off at your house ........... Well done fellas, great feed between the three of you. My recurring neck/shoulder problem has struck again this week - hoping it will continue to improve and I can sneak out for a fish on Sunday given the weather forecast. And then hopefully right to attack these prawns myself soon.
  16. 1 point
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Prawning Life

    Hi tugger Alright, was the herring made into bait or released? Hi Old Scaley That is good there was no arguing, and that everyone is getting along. Nice job on the prawns as well Cheers Hamish
  17. 1 point
    Old Scaley

    Prawning Life

    Thanks for posting @tugger. It was an awesome day on the water and I learned a lot about prawning from you and @Drop Bear. I still need more practice casting but I was happy with the results (so was Mrs Scaley). I weighed the prawns as I cooked or froze them and I ended up with just over 5kg, which is a pretty healthy total in my opinion. It was good to see the friendly approach and comraderie among the boats in the scrum. Especially given how close together everyone is, there were no harsh words just healthy banter. Looking forward to doing it again sometime soon.
  18. 1 point
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Iluka In March And April

    G'day Aal While I will not be much help with Iluka, I can recommend another location. Brunswick Heads is a fish rich place, has a great tackle shop and good fishing and crabbing. First off all, I'll start with the kayak. I mainly used mine to drop crab pots (will get to that later) but I scoped out a couple of spots that are only accessible from kayak and I know fish are there because I've seen them. Stonka Yellowfin Bream and massive Sand Whiting where feeding around the bridge pylons, in the river that runs into the main one. Here it is (by the way, it's not the first bridge, it's the second.) The blue line are where the fish are hanging around the pylons, red lines sandbanks (which my Dad and sister have seen fish congregating/feeding on when swimming) and the black lines being rock walls/family friendly parkland you can fish off. They park is a nice spot to chuck a couple of rods in the holders, order some chips and have a feast Also on the kayaks, you can drop crab pots. I got a sandy, but that was after I found the spot to drop them. I assume it is good because someone dropped four pots in a line there, so you must produce. This is in the main Brunswick River, it's a bit of a paddle, we were launching from the caravan park. Once again, blue is where I think you should put pots in (if you do), the red part is where I'd say launch from (you might as well launch from the boat ramp though, and the black bits are where I've crabbed with no luck. Finally, that rocky groin next to the red circle has produced very well for me, with flathead and bream in abundance. I have gotten a big take on an unweighted pilly there too, and caught Moses Perch. My rig of choice is a running sinker with a shank hook to suit the bait, and I've seen some guys pull up about 5 luderick on the opposite groin. Baits that have been productive have been prawns, pilchards, mullet strips and worm. If you've got anymore questions, I'll try to answer them, I am not saying go to this spot either, and I don't know much about LBG there (been to rough to go on the rocks all the times we've been there) and I'm sure Illuka would have fishing better, if not as good. Hope this helped Cheers Hamish