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  1. 6 points
    GregOug

    Covid19 Chat

    Oh, and if you’re as good as me at catching fish, buy one and put it in the esky before you go. Lol
  2. 5 points
    Gad

    Covid19 Chat

    I`m sure some one will feel happy the council has donated them some soil/sand for their gardens/lawns......
  3. 5 points
    Fishyreb

    March On The North Pine River

    Hi fishos hope everyone is still getting a line in considering these social restrictions and such. So I've spent two or three nights a week over the last five weeks targeting sharks in the north pine river. I haven't had any success with the sharks, though I've caught some other fish. I've been busted off above the leader, had my trace bitten through, had large live baits bitten in half and smaller ones mangled. I guess I could say I've had a run of bad luck on the sharks. Mostly fishing around dohles rocks and at deepwater bend a couple times and under the bridge on the north side couple times. Fishing with my heavy duty shark rod 30lb line, my 8ft gen purpose 10lb line, and my 6ft spin 8lb. I also have an extra reel with 30lb I sometimes bang on the 8ft if I want 2 shark lines in. Using mullet and catfish for bait mostly. This last 2 weeks at dohles rocks (I mostly fish both sides of low tide usually after dark) I've caught some decent bream 35cm+ (and a couple smaller ones), a javelin fish about 35cm, two or three cats about 30cm and two large pike eels last night. I kept one of the eels for shark bait as I was running low on bait. I was disappointed when I saw the first eel because he put up a good fight I thought he might have been a little shark. (continues after pics) I've done a little fishing in Sweeney reserve at petrie. I was getting baits picked off really quick so I put a little whiting hook and tiny bait on and I was catching catfish one after another but they were like only 12cm long. Couple of bream about the same size. Does anyone know if this section of the river is worth fishing? I've put in a few nights there and caught nothing bigger than about 7 inches. Done a bit of lure throwing there too and only caught sticks and snags. I've heard that tarpon sometimes get into this section of the river can anyone confirm this or give me some info on the time of year I'm likely to catch them? I caught a good one in a gold coast canal last November (after hooking up and getting my lure thrown about 5 times) I really loved targeting them I'd love to get onto some more. Thanks for reading!
  4. 5 points
    Old Scaley

    Covid19 Chat

    Clear as mud, but I may find it “absolutely necessary” to go out hunting for the family soon. I have heaps of fuel that I don’t want to go stale and will fish solo on a week day so no need to have contact with anybody. Like most of us, I don’t want to do the wrong thing so if the advice changes I will be staying home.
  5. 4 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Brisbane River Session #14

    Hi all Yesterday arvo I decided I would go for a shark session and normal session at the local park. I rigged up the rods and got to bed early, so I could wake up early. Well, that didn't work one bit and I eneded up still waking up at 6:15AM. I got to the park with my lines in at half past and then decided I would leave at about 10:00AM. When I got there, I started on the jetty. The tide was roaring through, and I chucked my shark line out with eel that was caught in Brisbane River Session #13. The lines were baited with prawn I caught in the cast net yesterday. I initially had nothing, and it stayed very quite for the whole time I fished on the jetty. Change of rig, different casts, rebaits - nothing. I eventually packed up the gear and moved back onto the pier, and put my lines in there. It took about 20 minutes for a bite, and when I finally struck and hook upped I knew it was tiny. After a decent fight, which almost led to me getting stuck into the mangroves or around a pylon, up came a tiny catfish. I took a photo and threw it back, off it kicked - The only thing stopping me from a donut After that, which occurred about 1 and a half hours into the trip (8;00AM) I kept fishing. In the half an hour I was sitting down, and talked to a couple of people (social distancing was applied ) and I just said I caught a small catfish. This may have been because it was near the tide change, which is about at 8:50AM. It was still a considerable time though, and I find fishing the channel made between the jetty and the bank works best on rising tides. As well as this about 8:45AM my shark line went off. I went over hoping I was on and to my dismay it had dropped it. I had the drag set, which in my opinion was a mistake, and then it came back again. This time, it just gave a yank and then was gone. Oh well, I was disappointed but I let it go . For the rest off the day, well morning, there was not much happening. A far smaller strike on the retrieve on the shark line, a couple small missed hits and one good hit which spat the hook. This has been one of my worst days to date actually, but it is better than staying home. My mate came down as well and I caught nothing in the cast net due to the big tide. I think that next time we will go flicking plastics at Nudgee as well as put some pots in. Hopefully we can get a feed of crabs, whiting/flatties/bream and it will be an exploratory mission as we've never been on the kayak there. Here are the statistics of the trip for anyone's reference - Stats of trip: Tide: Low 2:12AM, High 8:30AM, Next low 3:20PM - I fished the run in, change and run out Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous - first phase after quarter moon, about half moon Time fished: 6:30Am-10Am Fish caught: Catfish x 1 Bait caught: - Bait used: Prawns, eel Tackle used: 650 Penn reel, 30lb braid, 30lb leader, 80lb 20 inch wire trace, 6/o circle hook, Rogue Fire point rod, size 6 sinker, size 1000 Sienna and 2500 Nasci, Shimano, 14lb braid, 20lb leader, 4/o hooks, size 2 sinkers Overall Success: 40% - A nice morning out Alright, I hope you enjoyed the report. It's a lot shorter than most as well, simply due to the fact it was so quiet. I hope you all stay well. Cheers Hamish
  6. 4 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Brisbane River Session #13

    Hi all Yesterday night I decided to go for a trip to the local park, so I did. I was supposed to be back by 8:30AM but I ended up going 1 hour overtime. It was pretty quiet on all scenes but I still got some fish. I arrived at approximately 6:30AM, and casted my lines out baited with prawn. After the flat salmon - some bait I caught when I was in Yeppoon - was thored, the shark line was thrown out to. It didn't take long for the first bite either, because in about 10 minutes of waiting I had a run. It was short though, and to my disappointment the fish (most likely a catfish) had dropped the bait. I rebaited that line but the next time, in about 5 more minutes, the rod next to the pylons went off. I didn't have a chance to pick it up before it bricked me in the artificial wire rock wall retainer, so I picked it up, felt its vigorous head shakes but couldn't pull it up. I walked over to where it had taken me, and started pulling. Hoping it was another cod, I pulled it up. To my surprise, it was a nice eel, of 45cm. There wasn't a second thought in my head, and straightway this fish was shark bait. The legal limit is 30 cm for Longfin, Pacific Shortfin and Southern Shortfin so in to the esky it went. I didn't want to chop it up on the jetty though in fear of it slipping back into the water, and the fact it was still alive. The fight was pretty lousy as in my experience eels normally go pretty hard, but hopefully the next time I go sharking it will produce. Here it is - I only got a picture of Sharkbait (I named it, how original) at home After that was initially dealt with, I had a throw of the cast net. Hoping for some prawns, my first couple of throws produced a couple. I baited up a line with a good sized banana prawn and chucked it out. In five minutes time the live prawn rod went off so it was frantic. One eel flopping around in the bucket and me trying to reel in a fish. It was fighting quite well, and I thought it might've been a large catfish, or even a bream. Though, after 30 seconds or so, maybe one minute, I saw the fish. It was a small catfish, and I was shocked at how it had fought. Head shakes and tiny runs. Pretty good for a catfish though. Here it is - Catfish do fight well! Taken on a live prawn After the catfish, I threw the net some more. A couple small prawns was all I caught initially, but after I had one more throw I saw some silver. I had made one good cast which gave me some prawns and three big frogmouth pilchards. These are my favourite bait in the river, especially if they're alive, so I emptied the cast net bucket and took them over. One problem - the eel was currently occupying it! I put the eel in the esky after some failed attempts at it, and then filled the bucket up. A couple ones were dead, but one was going good. The aerator was fired up and off they went. After chucking them in though, I noticed one was orangey, not blue like the usual. I might need and ID on this if it is not a frogmouth, because while I am 99% sure it is, I just wanted to check. I got some ID photos and threw it back, kicking and alive at the end. Sorry the photos are bad. Is it still a frogmouth? By now, it was about eight. I had supposed to be home by 8:30AM, and with a few more casts of the net I decided to take a break from it. I had already checked the shark line once, so this time I saw the tip bent over. I was excited, hoping I was on. When I started to pull it up, all I could feel was a dead weight. This surprised me and I thought maybe whatever it was had bricked itself. I guess I'll never know, because after about 30 seconds, it dropped the bait. I reeled it up to see only a hook... oh well, time for a new bait. The next half of the flat salmon was chucked on, and wished good luck LOL. Back up at the pier (there is a pier going down to a jetty, I put the shark line on the jetty and the other lines on the pier) my lines were getting pickered. I missed quite a few fish, and in the period of about 45 minutes I lost a bit of tackle too (snags). I had another throw of the cast net as well, and just caught a tiny herring which I threw back (to tiny for bait). I started to switch up my rigs a bit as well, and I put on a whole frog mouth pilchard (smaller one) and half hitched the tail, like you rig normal pilchard with single hooks. This got me nothing except a snag so I switched back to prawn. I decided to change the bait on the shark line as well, as I had recasted it a few times. I put on the largest frogmouth pilchard, in hope of a nice bully - It was nice and cool the whole time, and in the shade was nice. In about another half hour from when that bait change had happened, I got a couple more missed hookups. They were all small though, and nothing would've been very big. They were either taking short bursts of line (I have the drag loose) or just picking away. My dad then called and told me I had to head home, and I was an hour late LOL. When I got home, I still had one important job. To deal with the eel. I sharpened the bait knife quickly and began to chop. After about 20 minutes and a lot of blood on the bait board (not to mention slime) the eel was done. What I found most disturbing is even after i chopped the head off the body still moved . The final product is now in my freezer, and waiting to be consumed by a shark. Here it is - The eel on the chopping board on in chops. That is all that really happened, here are the stats of the trip: Tide: 3:50AM high, 2:00M, 10:10Am low, 0.8M - I was fishing the run out Time fished: 6:30AM-9:30AM Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent, first phase after new moon Fish caught: Eel x 1, catfish x 1 Bait caught: Prawn, frog-mouth pilchard, herring Bait used: Flat salmon, prawn, frog-mouth pilchard Tackle: 4/o Suicide hooks, 6/o circle hooks, 20 inch wire trace, size 5 ball sinker, 30lb mainline and leader, 20lb leader, small swivels, size 2 ball sinker/bean sinker, 1000 size Sieena, 2500 size Nasci (Shimano), 650 Penn, 8ft Ugly stik, 6"6' Ugly stik, Rogue Firepoint, 14lb mainlines. Overall success rate: 50% - not the target species but still a nice morning out Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed the report. Sorry if it's a bit boring. I hope everyone is safe with COVID-19. Cheers Hamish
  7. 4 points
    rayke1938

    Fingerling Release NPD 11/4/20

    A big thank you to SEQ water for relaxing their access restriction to NPD to allow the release of 40 thousand golden perch fingerlings on 11/4 under very strict guidelines. Only 2 prfma members allowed but they have given permission for a 4 stroke powered vessel to be used to allow a scattered release rather tan just dumping the fingerlings in the one place. There are 2 releases planned for Kurwogbah and more for NPD so at least the stocking can proceed despite the restrictions, ( Private post non official PRFMA] Cheers Ray
  8. 4 points
    rayke1938

    Fingerling Release NPD 11/4/20

    Open front door and knock and then race inside and say who is there .
  9. 4 points
    Gad

    Nrl 2020

    don`t get caught out.... it`s that time of season when our time zones go back to normal on the east coast,........ AEDST finishes this Sunday morning. To celebrate these 2020 time zone re-adjustments Annatacia Palaszczuk has closed our borders so the eskimoes can not devastate our whiting stocks giving Qld fans affected by the NRL close down, plenty of social distancing space to get a feed for our family
  10. 4 points
    jekyll

    Your Favourite Fishing Story

    Speaking of shovelnose .... I've just gotten back into fishing, bought myself a small boat for Moreton Bay and surprise, surprise, my youngest son suddenly wants to go fishing with Dad. Now Alec is a budding Marine Biologist, and if there is one (or two) things in the world he loves, its sharks and rays. So he's been pestering me to take him shark fishing. So I put together a 25kg rig and we head off for a couple of sessions on Moreton Bay and Logan river. Only mixed success, a couple of whalers around the 1 metre mark. So last week I take him to secret spot chasing snapper and sweetlip - light rods and 10lb line. And of course he catches this!
  11. 4 points
    Gad

    Covid19 Chat

    common sense guys... just remember that every servo fuel hose you touch, every bait/tacke packet and every cleaning-filleting table, etc you use or touch has been touched/used by others... for some of us with existing health problems ( and members of our households) this is important, for those with good health you`re also looking out for the safety of not only yourself but also your loved ones Stay safe guys, no can one protect you or your family better than you....
  12. 4 points
    christophagus

    Brisbane River Session #13

    that eel is perfect bait for bullies! plus you will fin that not much else will take it. Catfish still will have a nibble but not as much compared to other baits.
  13. 3 points
    kmcrosby78

    Covid19 Chat

    It appears that technically you can still go fishing @AUS-BNE-FISHO ....... http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/3/31/fishing-and-essential-boat-use-to-continue I love this quote: “There’s no reason for anyone to be taking the boat out unless it’s for essential travel to get to work, to and from your home, to local shops for provisions or catching fish for your family". @Old Scaley - the only problem I can see with the above statement is if they check our esky contents ........ I wonder if 'trying to catch fish for our family' is sufficient ............
  14. 3 points
    Old Scaley

    Covid19 Chat

    This is something have been wrestling with for the past few days. Technically yes you can. But there is “can” and “should”. For example, I can use fill up my boat fuel tank at the same time as I fill up the car, travel to the ramp alone, fish solo using tackle and bait that I already have, stay away from other boats on the water and other people at the ramp, return home solo with “essential” food for the household and not have any risk at all. Yes, I might have an incident and need rescuing, but that hasn’t happened in the past 4 decades so chances are slight. But, on the other hand, the message is pretty clear that if we all stay home we will save lives. If someone sees me heading to the ramp it might encourage them to do the same and then someone sees them and so on. lucky for me the weather does look good for going out this week and I had 3 cubic metres of topsoil delivered today that I will need to shift before I can get the boat out so I have time to ponder. Good luck with your decision making. I won’t judge either way.
  15. 3 points
    kmcrosby78

    Nrl 2020

    Not necessarily @Gad ....... "Should the Adelaide venture be put on ice, NSW would be favoured to receive two games this season because Queensland enjoyed a home-ground advantage with an Origin double at Suncorp Stadium in 2017". Perhaps if the Moreton Island idea gets off the ground, all three games might be in Qld .........
  16. 3 points
    GregOug

    Easter Jokes

    An Easter joke for you cheers Greg
  17. 3 points
    ellicat

    Nrl 2020

    It'll be a nice surprise if we do get an Origin series. For those Broncos or Panthers fans, NRL.com is streaming the game between the two from 2014 at 6.30pm
  18. 3 points
    Gad

    Local Waters

    I would interpret local waters/areas as being your residential, local waters/area... Brisbane, Redcliffe, Ipswich etc would be mainly the Moreton Bay area. If one lived in these areas but thought Noosa, Tweed Heads, Hervey Bay etc were classed as local waters, that may be a bit of a stretch on reality..........
  19. 3 points
    Gad

    Nrl 2020

    now it`s good news timefor Maroon fans ... The coronavirus pandemic will almost certainly prevent Adelaide from hosting an Origin match this year with the series to revert back to Sydney and Brisbane. https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/coronavirus-pandemic-will-stop-state-of-origin-from-heading-to-south-australia-in-2020/news-story/3876543ed06f2e8abe6c471fc6fe154a
  20. 3 points
    rayke1938

    North Straddy No Go From 3/4/20

    https://rcc.news/media-advisory-100-metre-boundary-applied-to-waters-off-north-stradbroke-island/?fbclid=IwAR3dq_2WpUsbrJKAI4vgx66bwBCq7jygECnCIWRcnq-z72tcCMUfoDNuuDQ
  21. 3 points
    Dinodadog

    Fingerling Release NPD 11/4/20

    Could someone tell the yellas I am at week 7 of the new second knee and will be out to see them as soon as I am allowed, I have just about polished the stickers off the side of the boat, I have had 7 weeks of isolation, whinge whinge whinge
  22. 3 points
    fishingnut

    Trolling Motors With Spot Lock

    Go see Troy at https://www.minnrepairs.com.au/ he is the guru on all things electric motors, from repairs to installs and everything between what he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing, is the bla repair agent too so he’s no dill. Tell him I sent ya
  23. 3 points
    ellicat

    Covid19 Chat

  24. 3 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Brisbane River Session #13

    Hi christophagus Yup, I am very happy. In fact, I have never had anything else take an eel bait alone. Cheers Hamish
  25. 3 points
    ellicat

    Covid19 Chat

    More confirmation from Fisheries -
  26. 3 points
    ellicat

    Covid19 Chat

    Can't verify the veracity, but found this on fb, supposedly from the transport minister -
  27. 3 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Post Your Favourite Covid19 Meme

    Hi all It's a bloody pity we can't boat or kayak anymore. I think my session tomorrow will be my last (land based and in isolation). Here are some more memes though Cheers Hamish
  28. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Covid19 Chat

    Hi Old Scaley Yes, I guess it is 100% up to me (or my father to be specific). I am sure there will be debate in the household about it, but I hope COVID-19 will not have a sudden up rise of cases. We are making our decision judging by how the curve in rising cases go (it has flattened out recently). It is not necessarily a risk for us, I s'pose, but probably more for others. Like you said, it is a matter of "can" and "should". Cheers Hamish
  29. 2 points
    GregOug

    Covid19 Chat

    As long as you only go with people you live with I would think it would be okay
  30. 2 points
    GregOug

    Brisbane River Session #13

    Will this 13th trip never end? Lol
  31. 2 points
    GregOug

    Covid19 Chat

    Saw this on Facebook so not sure of its accuracy but said this is what is now happening in Victoria.
  32. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Brisbane River Session #13

    Hi all I got these this arvo in the ten foot cast net, down at the local park - All of them had size, but at the start I thought I would come home with nothing as all I was getting were tiny buggers. Then, the tide started running and these came out - tomorrow's bait. I got a silver biddy and 2 catfish as well. Cheers Hamish
  33. 2 points
    Gad

    Covid19 Chat

    That`s correct, it`s the choice for each one of us to make whether one goes or doesn`t go fishing.... like many regulations/restrictions brought in previously, that choice will only remain open to us untill the 'it`s all about me`s' have it taken away from us
  34. 2 points
    GregOug

    Boat And Jet Ski Auction

    Saw this auction. Here’s the link if anyone is interested. cheers Greg https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?smode=0&aid=16213&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Now+Open+-+Motorbike%2C+Marine+++Recreation+Assets+Auction&utm_campaign=OPEN+(16213)+Motorbike%2C+Marine+++Recreation+Assets+Auction
  35. 2 points
    ellicat

    Covid19 Chat

    Thanks to Ray for this info - Straddie is now an excluded zone - you can't be within 100 metres unless for safety reasons. https://www.australianfishing.com.au/forum/topic/51386-north-straddy-no-go-from-3420/?tab=comments#comment-1038239
  36. 2 points
    GregOug

    Brisbane River Session #13

    And, on the plus side, you’ve now passed the dreaded 13th trip!
  37. 2 points
    GregOug

    March On The North Pine River

    I’d just cut the buggers off. Hooks are cheap. Resewing fingers on isn’t! Lol
  38. 2 points
    Fishyreb

    March On The North Pine River

    The javelin went back I wasn't sure of the minimum size for them and I couldn't be bothered. Yeah the eels gave me a hard time the first one swallowed the hook right down and was bleeding like crazy so I bashed his head and kept him for bait. The second one was a nightmare to unhook one hook was in his chin and the other was in the back of his head. I got one hook out easily but then he started thrashing and there was teeth and hooks and slime going everywhere it was a bit dangerous but he swam free after a minute of me dancing around him with the pliers in the dark haha
  39. 2 points
    ellicat

    March On The North Pine River

    Hey mate, you're a brave man to wrestle with those pike eels and their vicious mouths ! Did you keep the javelin ? They're supposed to be good on the chew.
  40. 2 points
    ellicat

    Post Your Favourite Covid19 Meme

    Hey people, I have shifted the non-meme chat to a new thread -
  41. 2 points
    Hi Jords I don't own any but I found this website which says it takes you to somewhere you can buy them. https://gimme.com.au/product/smilin-jacks-jack-popper--6 Cheers Hamish
  42. 2 points
    Old Scaley

    Covid19 Chat

    We would all have to be in separate boats, right? And keep a good distance between us at the ramp and on the water. Just want to make sure I do the right thing rather than what I can get away with. Thinking about it again, more than 2 people gathering in an outside setting is a no-no so it might be a no-go.
  43. 2 points
    jekyll

    Your Favourite Fishing Story

    Yeah, a lot of small pinkes and sweetlip though. Nothing worth keeping.
  44. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Covid19 Chat

    Hi Gad Those are some very wise words. I guess it is just up to your own judgement to whether you want to go out, and whether you feel safe in doing so. Currently, being one of the only ones I have seen launch from the local pontoon (there's the old guy in a proper paddling kayak) I feel quite safe. If I was doing this from a crowded boat ramp I would make sure to be clean, sanitizer or soap up after and to avoid lots of contact. Cheers Hamish
  45. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Brisbane River Session #13

    Hi ellicat Yes, a bit more exciting this time. I was thinking the same as well, I think the next couple of weeks might be my last chance to catch another before I have to wait for next season. Cheers Hamish
  46. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Covid19 Chat

    Hi ellicat That is great, I am going to use that as an excuse for my Dad to take me fishing Cheers Hamish
  47. 2 points
    ellicat

    Covid19 Chat

    Haha. Good luck with that.
  48. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Covid19 Chat

    Hi all That is a relief, I think I'll have to start eating catfish from the river. Cheers Hamish
  49. 2 points
    ellicat

    Covid19 Chat

    Okay, it seems legit. If you're fishing for food, go for it (subject to distancing rules etc) - (No catch and release fishermen though haha ) http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/3/31/fishing-and-essential-boat-use-to-continue?fbclid=IwAR3ECCRIa340-geTqOI1fOzd7KVJM1TE9h328AKf5OaOMaH2lv4Cdqq1hso
  50. 2 points
    GregOug

    Covid19 Chat

    It seems pretty clear to me that we have an excuse for the moment at least. Just came out to catch fish for my family. It’s in the official government statement in black and white. Print a copy and put it in the boat.