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  1. 7 points
    Dinodadog

    Even Stevens

    Headed out on my own this morning, everything went great, until I got back to the ramp.I hobbled my way up the hill to the car, reached in my pocket for the key, empty pocket.Old stupid had taken them out of my track pants and put them on the seat in the boat.Off I went all the way back down the hill then all the way back up.Had to hit the ice when I got home. On the fishing front, started trolling flikashads while there was still some mist over the water,it gives the bass a bit of security in the shallow water.After I had got 5 I headed off down the dam, nek thing out come the spinnerbaits.Got a few then started mixing it up couple of casts on spinnerbaits, then a couple on jackalls,bass were willing to join in and even managed a yella. Heat drove me home early. Dino
  2. 5 points
    Luvit

    Kimberley Trip Complete

    Ok, I'm feeling guilty. Here is one of the highlights of the trip. We were fishing the incoming tide in a small inlet, I hooked up to a nice fish and then things didn't feel right. When the fish surfaced it had a croc attached to it. We played this for quite a while but, I have edited it down. Eventually we got the the fish alongside the boat with the croc still hanging onto it. Not to be beaten Brett persuaded the croc to let go after a few death rolls and splashing. This part somehow got lost in the editing process To our surprise the barra took off once the croc released it grip and I quickly got back to the boat and into the net. In the excitement I claimed the lure to be a 4" paddle tail, but it was a 6" I underestimated again. Remarkably the fish only sustained a small bit of damage between the gill plate and the wing fins. You will see that in that in the photo. We were only in 1.2 meters so it got the adrenaline pumping when the croc came up.
  3. 5 points
    Luvit

    Kimberley Trip Complete

    I am sorry I can't be more active at the moment. I jump in as soon as I get a chance but don't have time to read the posts. Here's so more photos. Sorry Drop Bear. You need to be very aware whenever you are near the water up there.
  4. 4 points
    Dinodadog

    Chased By The Wind

    A wet bum to start the morning off, then later strong winds made casting uncomfortable. Fishing was fair, plenty of bass and 3 nice yellas,spinnerbaiting,chatterbaiting and trolling. Dino
  5. 4 points
    rayke1938

    Rod Mount Problem

    reckon i can drive one handed but how do i mount a rod on one of these? will be able to sell it to clive Churchill when i am finished
  6. 4 points
    Ge_off

    Late Mulloway In The Tweed River.

    I've tried all winter to catch my first Mulloway fishing every Wednesday night from from 8.30pm to 5am on the Tweed River in my Quinnie, with no luck what so ever, I've tried live mullet, live whiting, hard bodies and plastics, Every deep hole I could find, Even at the river mouth. I was told the start of September is getting a bit to late in the season for the Tweed so I give up until next year, I go down to the old Chinderah bridge with a bit of mullet fillet, no sinker, and I drop it down on a fast incoming tide, 2 min's later I was getting little soft bites I thought were bream and I give it a tug, My line takes off , A large bend in my rod and the real screams. my next thought was a stingray, 10 min's later it surfaces, To my surprise its a big Jewy, I was and still very happy with that catch, I had to walk it down to the rivers edge then run down to the water and drag it on to the sand, Yippee, I picked it up and the hooks fell out, Lucky night for me, Here is the photo. 100cm Jewy for my first ever, now I need a bigger esky.
  7. 3 points
    Hey @Drop Bear, since adding a post to this topic I started searching for info about freshwater prawn farming, just out of interest. Very interesting reading about farming techniques for both salt water and freshwater prawns in different regions, and what gets farmed where. The cherabin is actually the same genus (Macrobrachium) but different species (spinipes) to that referred to by the original poster, but hey, as they say in Asia “ same same but different”. About 280,000 tonnes of freshwater prawns are farmed globally each year, compared to about 1,600,000 tonnes of salt water prawns. There have been a number of attempts to farm cherabins in Australia but none have been commercially successful from the reading I have done. Based on what I have read, I would now support farming of the native species if that was possible, but not importing raw product from another country, although that is probably illegal now anyway. By the way, Robbie, it did not surprise me to read that you thought cherabin were delicious since I have heard you say that about pretty much anything that comes from the water. And you are a good chef who could make a tasty meal out of an old boot.
  8. 3 points
    ellicat

    Nrl 2019

    I won. Best 'for and against'. Haha. Regular season placings - I just hope Kelvin doesn't knock me out of second place.
  9. 3 points
    Drop Bear

    Nrl 2019

    It looks like Dan has an unassailable lead now! Oh and I have an unassailable wooden spoon. I don't think even Old Scaley can grasp defeat from the claws of victory now.
  10. 3 points
    Dinodadog

    Even Stevens

    My carer Luke has to work so back for more exercise tomorrow.
  11. 3 points
    Ge_off

    Late Mulloway In The Tweed River.

    Thanks everyone, Gave 1/2 to a mate who has been doing the allnighters with me. Very nice eating, still got 9 big serves cryovac'ed in the freezer. I guess the moral of the story is never give up. Cheers.
  12. 3 points
    kmcrosby78

    Kimberley Trip Complete

    Wopper!!!!
  13. 3 points
    Luvit

    Kimberley Trip Complete

    Ok, one of the highlights was hooking a Barra and the fight was strange. When we got a look at it a croc had the Barra in its mouth! I was not impressed, Brett started the motor and while I played it back to us and then finally got it beneath the boat. ( we were only in 1.2m of water) As the Barra came up Brett gave the Croc a little tickle with a pole and it released its grip. Much to our surprise the Barra took off in a flash only, he was still connected to the line. Very quickly I played it back to the boat knowing the Croc would be right back on it and our hoots of excitement rangout when we netted the biggest Barra for the trip landed at 90cm. Lost estimated 4 meter plus Barra's between us. We got it all on video so I will edit it and post it for you to see for yourselves. Here's the photo of the big girl. Unfortunately the croc had done some damage and you can see between the Gills and the wing fins. Otherwise it was in fairly good nick after the croc did the death roll with it in its mouth. More to come.
  14. 2 points
    Gad

    Nrl 2019

    FINALS— WEEK 2 results Semi Final 1: Friday, September 20, 7.40pm, ANZ Stadium Bunnies 34 v 26 Manly A (lucky ???) battered and bruised Bunnies side will take on a rested Raiders side next week end... Admittedly the 65 minute mark sin binning of Trbojevic, for grabbing a player out of the play, gave the Bunnies the momentum to get the win. Semi Final 2: Saturday, September 21, 7.40pm, AAMI PARK Storm 32 v 0 Eels Storm keep on keeping on... Storm play Roosters next week end
  15. 2 points
    Dinodadog

    Strugled At The Top.

    forgot the pics
  16. 2 points
    Dinodadog

    White Jackall Bass Lolly

    Started off in the paddock picking up a few bass on the flickashads, before moving down to the bottom boundary.It was blowing pretty hard so had to keep finding spots out of the wind. Spinnerbaits were doing well, but I felt the need for something new, so I clipped on a white Jackall tn60. Bass loved them.I also dropped a shrimp over the side while I was casting but the pesky bass kept biting while I was trying to castand when I got a bass on the lure the buggars would tangle up in the baitline. Dino
  17. 2 points
    Drop Bear

    White Jackall Bass Lolly

    Nice one mate. And not a purple lure in sight. Very progressive of you.
  18. 2 points
    Luvit

    Kimberley Trip Complete

    No a small hatchet, We only took a few for a morning snack.
  19. 2 points
    Just takes longer to warm up i guess. fair enough. Il run this stuff through and post how it went when i get a chance to sea trial it.
  20. 2 points
    kmcrosby78

    Late Mulloway In The Tweed River.

    Great fish mate, glad to see you got a reward for your considerable effort, well done!
  21. 2 points
    kmcrosby78

    Kimberley Trip Complete

    Awesome story, capture and video Wayne, great work mate!! Won't forget that one in a hurry!!
  22. 2 points
    G/Day Mate, You might get better results if you can post some photos so people can see the windscreen and boat from a couple of angles.. Cheers
  23. 2 points
    Ge_off

    Late Mulloway In The Tweed River.

    Thanks mate, it took me a minute to work out about old mate, I'm a bit slow some days, nice one, lmao
  24. 2 points
    Gad

    Nrl 2019

    FINALS— WEEK 2 Semi Final 1: Friday, September 20, 7.40pm, ANZ Stadium Bunnies v Manly Semi Final 2: Saturday, September 21, 7.40pm, AAMI PARK Storm v Eels
  25. 2 points
    Gad

    Nrl 2019

    Finals Week 1 results Qualifying finals: 1st v 4th; 2nd v 3rd Elimination finals: 5th v 8th; 6th v 7th Qualifying Final: (2) v (3) Roosters 30 v 6 Bunnies Friccaseed bunnies and rabbit pie left overs Elimination Final: (6) v (7) Manly 28 v 16 Sharks good bye Gallen... Qualifying Final: (1) v (4) Storm 10 v 12 Raiders it wasn`t the touchie who tempered the Storm, the Storm blew out before that! Elimination Final: (5) v (8) Eels 58 v 0 Broncos Oh ......... Womens NRL Comp Broncos 14 v Dragons 4 Warriors 16 v Roosters 12
  26. 2 points
    Dinodadog

    Rod Mount Problem

    Now now now, there is no hurry, I am looking after the fish.
  27. 2 points
    rayke1938

    Rod Mount Problem

    reverse shoulder replacement did the left one 2 years ago 6 to 12 weeks is official estimate hopefully can be in boat as an observer in 2 weeks with rick as captain
  28. 2 points
    ellicat

    Kimberley Trip Complete

    Haha. I can see how that would have the adrenaline pumping.
  29. 2 points
    jon

    Late Mulloway In The Tweed River.

    Such a good result for all your hard work. Well done
  30. 2 points
    Ge_off

    Even Stevens

    Some nice fish Dino, Thanks for sharing.
  31. 2 points
    aussie123

    Rod Mount Problem

    Leccy reel will do that too. Only need one hand to turn knobs and push buttons but I'd feel a bit sorry for the poor old Bass, lol
  32. 2 points
    kmcrosby78

    Even Stevens

    Good to be able to get them on a few different techniques/lures Dino - well done!
  33. 2 points
    rayke1938

    Rod Mount Problem

    Andrew said one of your leccy reels
  34. 2 points
    aussie123

    Rod Mount Problem

    A few zip ties will sort that problem out Ray.
  35. 2 points
    ellicat

    Kimberley Trip Complete

    That's some big oyster !
  36. 2 points
    A great weekend trip with Terrigal Bluewater Fishing Charters, masters had good fun and a nice feed of various tasty fish!!! Rod: Alpha Tackle Deckstick Reel: Daiwa Tanacom Bull 500 Reel - Master RG: Daiwa Saltist Reel - Master J: Shimano Stella SW 8000 Reel - Master L: Shimano Biomaster 8000 Mainline: number 2 high quality braid Leader: 22 pound flurocarbon leader Jig: Shimano Bottom Ship Jig for Snapper
  37. 2 points
    tugger

    A Week At 1770 Sept/oct

    3 weeks to go now got the game plan sorted excellent weather we are hitting the outer reefs, average weather it is pelagic fishing and if it's blowing the dog off the chain we are hitting the creeks crabing and fishing in the little boats.
  38. 1 point
    Drop Bear

    Nrl 2019

    not sure how roosters are shorter odds than storm but I suppose there are more bogans in Sydney betting on the home team.
  39. 1 point
    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.
  40. 1 point
    tugger

    A Week At 1770 Sept/oct

    6 more sleeps getting excited got the chain saw tickled up as there is plenty of timber out the back all pushed up into big stacks. We will be sitting around the fire each night while in town with a few drinks retelling fishing stories no doubt.
  41. 1 point
    Dinodadog

    Strugled At The Top.

    Took a trip to the western end of the dam (NPD) just to see what the action was like.Managed to get into double figures on the bass and one yella.Change of scenery was nice but the fish were scarce.Went as far up the dam as possible, where I found the weed totaly blocked any advancement.This weed can change hundreds of meters overnight, depending which way the wind blows. Dino
  42. 1 point
    Luc53

    Strugled At The Top.

    I assume the weed was downstream from the barrier at the boulders.
  43. 1 point
    Luc53

    Cranka Crab Knots Vs Snaps

    I use a small snap cause I change lures fairly often. Haven't noticed any problems
  44. 1 point
    So here is my problem, my 1977 Dealtry Halh Cabin will not fit under the carport with the windscreen up. The windscreen is three pieces with the main section having a slight curve. At the momment it is held on with bolt and nuts making it a two person and time consuming job. I was wondering if there is a way to hinge the front curved part of the windcreen so that I only have to bolt on the two triangular sides. Or if anyone has any other solutions I would be more than happy to hear them.
  45. 1 point
    Luvit

    Kimberley Trip Complete

    G'day everyone, I am back from an amazing part of Australia and have some stories to tell and things to share. There is a lot to catch up on with real work and the new lure business also, I will get to photos videos etc as soon as time allows. Rather than doing a full report with heaps of photos etc like i would normally, I will be doing small videos and releasing photos slowly to get whatever mileage I can to promote the business. (I don't expect I will be doing a trip like this for a very long time so I need to make the most of it). I am expecting to release small videos of the trip on FB and the Gobblers web site so if you would like to follow that part of the journey you can. One of the best investments I made before the trip was to buy that drone. It gives a whole new level of appreciation when you see where we were and the amazing places we saw. Here is a small sample of what I mean. Cheers Wayne
  46. 1 point
    kmcrosby78

    Rod Mount Problem

    How long are you laid up for Ray? New injury or recurring one?
  47. 1 point
    Doyley

    Late Mulloway In The Tweed River.

    Nice one. Even old mate on the brag mat was impressed
  48. 1 point
    ellicat

    Late Mulloway In The Tweed River.

    Ripper ! Nice fish and congratulations. Persistence pays off.
  49. 1 point
    Allnighter

    Trolling Motors With Spot Lock

    I have a 4.2m Quintrex Renegade and recently self installed a Minn Kota Riptide I Pilot with spot lock. It was under 2K complete with a 120ah battery. I have never used the anchor since. The advantages of using it when fishing or even exploring are mind blowing , lash out and spend the extra coin..... Actually i would go as far to say that it would be more important to me, if i was on a budget, to spend the coin on an Ipilot, instead of spending more on a flash tinny and a flash motor It's like i've been born again... and i"m an atheist lol gives me a boner every time i go out and deploy the electric ......
  50. 1 point
    jeff f

    Tallebudgera Creek Dam. Bass?

    mate i spent a hell of a lot of time in tally dam during the '80s and never caught anything but cats and eels in there i was a prick of a spot to fish because of all the water hiacynth but who knows what the midnight stocking associations have done since then try diver dans hole(just near the syndicate road turn off before you get to the dam allways used to pull a few wild bass out of there last time i went out there you couldnt get to the water they had fenced it off after a bloke slid down the spillway and impaled himself on a branch at the bottom heres a few old pics from many moons ago