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  1. 14 points
    ellicat

    Nerang 24/9/20

    Hit up the Nerang with @Old Scaley for a night session. We watched the footy on the tablet while we put together a good feed of whiting. Most were around the 30cm mark, so well worth filleting. We split them 11 each. Early on Steve lead 7/nil and I was questioning my luck but things evened out as the night went on. He was going old school and using some old Alvey setups with mono which were doing the trick nicely. Good session mate. Looking forward to a few repeat trips over the coming months.
  2. 12 points
    Hi all Well, I've been slack in posting my reports of late so I'm going to do a four in one right now. To save you from reading three boring reports, if you want to read about last night's yak trip, fast forward to the last report. Otherwise, you can just read about my OTHER unsuccessful salmon trips. It's including a lot of different species, such as scat, bream, mullet, catfish, blah, blah, blah! The first session was on the 13th of September. It was another early morning session, targeting the iconic Brisbane River threadfin salmon. We got there a bit before six, mainly to catch livies. Now, it was the wrong tide, about half way up and rising. Normally at this spot you'll be able to get truckloads of baits, especially prawns, on a dead low, but on a high you'll get bugger all except stick-fish. That was happening with us today, so it was lucky we had some frozen prawns (from prior sessions) with us today. I baited up the lines, but we still needed a livie for the salmon line. We really couldn't get one, which was bloody annoying, but after a short time my Dad did hook up to a little catty. It put up an OK fight, and soon enough we landed it and got rid of it - With the temperature fast warming, I can expect to see more of these... I can also expect some bull sharks! After that catty, we still weren't getting any bait. By about 7:00AM, my dad went back home and left me on my own. The tide was still wrong, but at least now it had changed to the run out making it easier to fish. I also baited up the salmon line with a chunk of the Aussie Farm Prawn, as I wanted at least a slim chance of enticing one. I gave my mates a text to see if I could get some company, but I thought that was unlikely as I'm the only one who can be bothered to get out of bed on my holidays! After many picker attacks, and re-positioning of rods, my friend Sam came down. He didn't bring the good-luck with him though, so we mainly just sat around, bait checking the rods, and giving the cast net the odd throw to check if there was any bait about yet. At around 9:00AM (yes, the session was that bad that I've pretty much skipped two hours ), we saw something pretty remarkable. First, we heard what sounded like someone falling in the water... We turned around and saw what looked to be a bully trying to eat a catfish which was feeding off algae on the pylons. I didn't get a good enough look at the 'big' fish, but judging from size, fin shape, etc (or what little of it I saw), I'd call it for one of them. After that, the same catfish (about a forty centimetre fish) kept swimming around on the surface for about five minutes. I got some of it on video, which is pretty cool I reckon... The video is like 4 minutes long though, which makes it a pain to post as it is SO large. Swimming fish! The funny thing was, straight after I'd went to call my dad and tell him about it, a catfish/mullet of similar size floated by, half rotted, but with what looked like a BIG bite mark out of it. Maybe the warming temperatures are causing river sharks to become more active? One really weird thing that happened today as well, that I can't possibly think an explanation up for. Whenever I reeled in my line, the fishing line would come back covered in mud. I had to pinch the line to stop it from going all over the reel. It was like there was a sediment suspended mid water making this happen. Anyone got an idea? We didn't get a rod ready in time for the catty, and shortly after, due to the lack of bites, we left the park. It was a pretty dud session overall, and I did donut, but I guess you'll always get those. Here are the stats of this report - Statistics of Trip - Tide: Low, .6M, 1:30AM, High, 7:10AM, 1.5M, Low, 1:09PM, .4M Moon Phase: Waning Crescent Phase, so not much run Weather: Slightly cloudy and breezey Fish caught: Catfish x 1 Bait used: Prawn Bait caught: Bugger all Tackle Used: Same as always - 12, 14, 30 pound braid mainlines, 20-30lb leaders, 80lb mono trace, size 4/o suicide/circle hooks, large barrel swivel, size 2500 Shimano Nasci and Diawa Shinobi, 6"6 Venomat? rod, 8" Ugly Stik, Size 2M Rogue Firepoint boat rod, shocker and blood knots. Overall Success Rate: 30% - at least we saw something out of the usual... Alright, here is the next report. This one took place on Saturday, and it was another arvo session. I'd actually gotten a new cast net for the yak and I planned to use that one to give it a test out. Once again, there really wasn't much bait around today, so I stuck to using Aussie Farm Prawns. I had my lines in by about half past two, and I was also giving the net a test. It throws decently, but I'll need to give it a soaking in sugar-soap and water overnight so it goes nice and sift and not springy. When the net is springy, you'll often pancake it before it hits the water then it'll go smaller. It didn't take long before I got the first hit. I completely missed it though, so I re casted and kept cast netting. Not long after, I see the rod buckled over. I pull up the net as fast as I can, and begin to fight the fish. It had some OK weight about it, and while it didn't take any good runs still had some go in it! When I saw it, I realised it was a bream, to my surprise. Normally I pull these ones (especially up at that size) from structure, rarely from the middle of the river! The solo net job is still something I need to get better at, especially off the jetty. It took my a few minutes to walk him down and get him in the net, but after that I think it all went smoothly. I took him up to the brag mat (thinking the Suburbs of Origin comp leading bream was still @ellicat's at 31.5cm, not @Daryl McPhee's at 33.5cm... I think anyways), tipped some water on the mat (so he stayed calm), got the hook out with my hands, then took a pic and put him back . He swum off fine, so that just shows that hopefully there'll be an OK population of bigger bream in the river. I'd love to get a trophy bream out of the Brisbane River. My three fingers for SOO and, I think I'm mastering the one handed breambo selfie! After that bream, which got some hope into me, I rebaited, and kept throwing the net. There was still no bait around and to much tide to throw the net, so I had a sit down with the rods. For the next hour and a bit, nothing happened at all, except the fact my mate came down. I briefly summarized the day so far, which wasn't much, and we kept fishing. The salmon line was still baited with some dead prawn, but luckily my dad came down. He did one pancake of the ten footer, and got 7 poddy mullet! I chucked one out (well two actually as one went flying off the hook), and left the livie out. This fella lasted for ages. I gave him about three bait checks and he was still as lively as anything. The rod which had caught my bream also had a live prawn on the end. I think my dad (see, I don't fully remember) got a juvenile bream in the net at one point, which was safely released as well. I think it is great to see that bream are thriving around and in the river. I guess it can be expected as they have just bred though. Small Bream After that one, my dad headed off. It was around five now, and I was still doing some cast netting. In one of my throws, I felt a good tug. I was hoping for a mullet, but the second I saw the bugger I knew what it was. A dirty old scat. You will not get me to change my mind ever. These are one of the most annoying bloody things to get into your net. The barely come out, spiky everywhere... That's a recipe for disaster. I got mine out after about 5 minutes, and after a quick picture put him back into the water. The funny thing was he got sucked straight back down by a whirlpool made by the current. Funny to watch, that is 30cm of Yuk!' After that scat, it was nearly half past five. The salmon line was untouched, and apart from some small hits the other line was too. I was disappointed that I couldn't get a salmon, but at least this session was no donut. Here are the stats of this report - Statistics of report - Tide: 12:11PM, High, 2.15M, 6:30PM, Low, .1M Moon Phase: New Moon, so quite a bit of run! Fish caught: Scat x 1, Bream x 2 Bait caught: Poddy Mullet and prawn Bait used: Dead and live prawn, live poddy mullet Tackle Used: 12, 14, 30 pound braid mainlines, 20-30lb leaders, 80lb mono trace, size 4/o suicide/circle hooks, large barrel swivel, size 2500 Shimano Nasci and Diawa Shinobi, 6"6 Venomat? rod, 8" Ugly Stik, Size 2M Rogue Firepoint boat rod, shocker and blood knots. Weather: Cloudy, light sprinkles of rain Overall Success Rate: 40% - a good bream Okey-dokey, now to the last session that took place at the local park. This one was in the early morning, mainly because one of my friends wanted to come down. We got to the park a little before six, and he got there a little before seven. My dad and I started cast netting first up... He got a couple good bait prawns in the first cast, but I got nothing. On my dad's second cast though, up came two bream. Both tiny ones, but still an OK start to the morning. The certainly gave a good tug in the net, and they were safely released. Two bream, just about legal (or maybe a tad over) That was a good start, and as well as them my dad and I had manged about 5 poddy mullet soon after. Yippee. That was our cod and salmon bait sorted for the day. Not long before my friend got there, my dad manged to get a solid 33cm mullet which will most likely become crab pot bait. It gave him another good pull too. He was getting all the good ones and what was I stuck with? Glassies!.. My Dad's 33cm Mullet The mullet and bream were a good way to start the day, but it was still not what we can there for - a thready! My dad found out about the scats too, as he got a bigger one as well (I still had to remove it). I hope they don't start becoming common here, but then again if they did they'd become crab bait! Scat number 2 After he was put back, the netting went quiet. The lines hadn't even been touched this whole time, so I was starting to think this might be a donut session for me. It kept this way for another hour or so, until the tide changed. The same thing with the mud on the reels happened (like I said in the above post), and it was most annoying. Seeing as though it only happened on the rising in tide, I'm thinking there may be a lot of dirt stirred up on the tide change causing this to happen? The bite still stayed quiet, and for the rest of the morning I couldn't manage a fish. I tried my best, by re-positioning rods, but it still didn't work. I kept bait checking the lines, and eventually I was onto the cooked prawns I had. These certainly didn't help the bite rate, and it seems the fish completely stay away from them. I've read that they make a great bait in lots of old threads but I haven't been able to prove that true at all. Both the live mullet were still going strong, but I didn't end up getting a fish on either of them. At about 10:00AM, I left the park and called the session. At least I've got some more crab bait now. A couple more and it'll be POB crabbing time! Here are the stats of the trip - Statistics of Trip - Tide: High, 12:25AM, 2.3M, Low, 7:00AM, .1M, High, 1:00PM, 2.2M Moon Phase: New Moon so a bit of run! Weather: Cloudy, cool-ish Fish caught: 2 x Bream, 1 x Scat, 1 x Mullet Bait caught: Poddy Mullet (and a couple prawns) Bait used: Live and dead prawns, poddy mullet Tackle used: 12, 14, 30 pound braid mainlines, 20-30lb leaders, 80lb mono trace, size 4/o suicide/circle hooks, large barrel swivel, size 2500 Shimano Nasci and Diawa Shinobi, 6"6 Venomat? rod, 8" Ugly Stik, Size 2M Rogue Firepoint boat rod, shocker and blood knots. Overall Success Rate: 30% - crab bait! OK, so here is the spot you want to be if you are only reading the yakking trip, but otherwise, good job in keeping up! This was a night time session at Dutton Park around Green Bridge, which while is heavily fished, still seems to hold fish (or it did the last time I was there). We got there at around 6:30PM to catch livies and set off. After getting numerous herring, poddy mullet, and a couple prawns (as well as glassies and scat), we launched in the kayak. Collecting bait was quite fun, with me getting the odd school of (small) herring, and my dad getting the same. I got most of the good mullet though. Another fella fishing there gave us some bigger herring as he must've heard me say, "These buggers are bloody small!", and gave me a hand. He was trying for early season sharks, which I don't think he was too successful on. We got out, and decided to drift the last of the rise up towards a red marker buoy. I deployed a good live mullet, and my dad chucked on a small winter whiting which I'd caught. I sent the baits down though, and we hoped the first drift could bring some big fish! Deploying a livie (mullet) down to the depth below It was very deep, and since we didn't have time to put on the sounder before we left we simply estimated it to be between 20-25M. My bait was on the bottom first, and it was clearly going crazy. It was bending the rod, and felt like a bloomin' fish! Surely if this went over a salmon's head it would be smashed! We drifted about 150M from the middle of the river to the red buoy, and did the same thing again. It was very serene out on the river being the only thing there, and the only way to make it better (or we thought) would be for a fish. Before the second drift, we checked our livies. Mine was still kicking stronger (than usual, Lol), but it had gotten into the worst tangle I'd ever seen. We almost drifted back to the jetty it took that long to un-tangle it. I guess problems like that are just problems you'll always encounter when live baiting. We started the second drift though, and proceeded along bottom bashing. When we finished that drift, we made the call to fish some of the pylons and hopefully entice something hanging around structure. We sat around and in the eddies made by the pylons, to no avail whatsoever. My dad was disappointed alright, as he though the pylons would be the spot to catch 'em on. We hit the pylon on the UQ size first, then did another drift through the middle of the river. It was nearing 8:00PM now, but I was still going strong (like my livie). Oops. You can see my dad's very ugly feet in this one! We finished that drift, and even though it seemed like there wasn't any ground below us (just mud), I still thought this area would hold fish. I guess I was wrong, that's for sure. It was getting a bit later, and we thought the Dutton Park side pylon would hold something. We fished all around the pylon for about 15 minutes, and apart from getting snagged, it was deadly quiet. For the final half an hour or so before my dad succumbed to the 'not-having-a-chair-to-support-my-back' issue, we fished about 50 metres away from the jetty. It must've been right on tide change here, as we were barely moving at all. Then, we got back to the jetty by 9:00PM - a different group of people had moved in since the last time we were there, but luckily there was space for one of my rods. I kept it out until about 9:30PM, and then reluctantly wound it back in and departed Dutton Park... Boy, was it disappointing to not catch a salmon on the last night of Suburbs of Origin.. Oh well! Here are the stats of the trip. Statistics of Trip - Tide: 6:45PM, .2M, Low, 12:30AM, 2.1M, high Moon Phase: New Moon, lots of run Fish caught: - Sigh Bait caught: Herring, Mullet, Prawns, Winter Whiting, Glassies, Scat Bait used: Herring, Mullet, Winter Whiting Tackle used: 12, 14, 30 pound braid mainlines, 20-30lb leaders, 80lb mono trace, 30lb fluorocarbon trace, size 4/o suicide/circle hooks, large barrel swivel, size 2500 Shimano Nasci and Diawa Shinobi, 6"6 Venomat? rod, 8" Ugly Stik, Size 2M Rogue Firepoint boat rod, shocker and blood knots. Weather: Windy, cloudy, cool Time fished: Approx. 7:00PM - 9:30PM Location: Dutton Park/Green Bridge Overall Success Rate: 20% - Pretty Dud! Alright, thanks for reading everyone. I hope you all enjoyed this report marathon, that's for sure. Sorry for not getting that thready, Southside! Maybe if I kept my lines in for a minute more I would've . Stay safe Sorry for any spelling errors/errors in this report as well. @GregOug, I'm sure you'll find something wrong with the punctuation . Cheers Hamish
  3. 11 points
    Andrew_P

    Maiden Voyage In Yewgary

    Did some crab’n in the Logan In my new tinny this week. Soaked my neighbours 4 pots overnight near the prawn farms for 5 unders and a jenny. Used the Skinners park ramp which is pretty good but can get a bit muddy at low tide. Really happy with the boat and did all the off/on the trailer myself so I’m prepared for solo missions. Officially named the boat Yewgary with a naming ceremony but that is a story for another time and forum! we came across a funny looking stick that was swimming across the current so had a closer look and it turned out to be a very large brown coloured snake, possibly an eastern brown they are meant to swim a bit and had its head in the strike pose looking where it was going it was incredible! some pics of the beasts and a lucky/unlucky Jenny.
  4. 10 points
    Dinodadog

    On Da Weed With Luke

    Luke and I decided to fish the edges in amongst the weed.It was to be a short walk, which turned into about 10 k around trip.Managed to have a good nights sleep, well good for me slept through from 9 till 3 this morning. It kills me but I just love fishing the edges in dam or creek. Anyway the fishing was great, we would bunny hop each other along the bank fishing the gaps in the weed, Most fish would strike just as the spinnerbait reached the front of the weed, then it was on to get the fish threw the weed, best idea was to try and skim the fish over the top of the weed. We lost afew fish but still managed to land well over 60 bass and the one yella. That cheeky Luke said ah well I suppose I'll see you in a month when you recover to do it again.
  5. 9 points
    Daryl McPhee

    Good Mixed Bag In The Nerang

    We had another good trip landbased to the Nerang River. Yabbies and Cribb Island worms produced a good mixed bag of grunter bream, whiting to 38 cm, tarwhine and bream. All of the parks in the Nerang River and the Broadwater foreshore produce fish if you put in the effort and keep things simple.
  6. 9 points
    Its safe to say he isn’t fishing.....
  7. 8 points
    Dinodadog

    What Dill Forgot The Rods

    Got to the gate and went to put the casting rods in the boat but some dill forgot to put them in.Couldnt be bothered going all the way home, so I had to troll some spinnerbaits around with my trolling rods.Well it done the job OK as I managed 25 bass and 2 yellas on spinnerbaits and finished up with 7 more bass while trying for some more yellas.Might have to leave the casting rods home more often.
  8. 8 points
    rayke1938

    Some Good Ones

    Went to southern arm of NPD yesterday ( AKA Hinze Western arm) Few photos tell the story.
  9. 8 points
    First of all, well done to everyone who competed in this years comp, we had a fairly big amount of interest and banter which is the whole reason of the event. Secondly, well done to TEAM SOUTH for a dominant win. There is no other way to put it except for it was a crushing defeat with an 11 species to 1 win. Well done to our Champions listed below Yellowfin Bream CHAMPION @Daryl McPhee 33.5cm Australian Bass CHAMPION @rayke1938 39cm Whiting CHAMPION @Daryl McPhee 36cm Flathead CHAMPION @AUS-BNE-FISHO 55cm Snapper CHAMPION @Junky 78cm Mulloway CHAMPION @Allnighter 103.5cm Golden Perch CHAMPION @rayke1938 42.5cm Tailor CHAMPION @samsteele115 45cm Tuna CHAMPION @tugger 51cm Mackerel CHAMPION @Drop Bear 49cm Cod CHAMPION @Breaming with bro 41cm Trevally CHAMPION @samsteele115 54cm As said before im happy to arrange trophies for each category and for each winner of TEAM SOUTH if you would like one. Completely up to you (cost of trophy + postage if you want one). Just PM me if youd like me one and ill get the ball rolling
  10. 7 points
    Hi all Here's the report for my last two sessions. None of them were particularly successful, but I still caught an OK fish Normally I would be out this morning, but the tides were completely out and I'd stayed up late watching a movie yesterday night. Luckily I'm going yakking THIS arvo, but not a serious fishing trip. My dad and my mate want me to try out the sit in kayak, so while my dad will be in the yak with my sister I'll be in the sit in. I'll make sure my dad has at least one rod, probably just rigged with a lure The first session took place at the Botanic Gardens on the river. I brought my telescopic rod along, in hope of some bream or cod. I have caught one bream there before, fishing hard up against structure with unweighted bread. I got left the alone with my brother for about 40 minutes as my mum needed to go and grab my car, as we were mainly doing some shopping in the city. (Parking ticket otherwise). I fished unweighted bread for about 20 minutes - I just let it naturally drift down in the current on both sides of the mangrove tree I was fished. The structure certainly looks fishy, and I'm sure there'd have to be some OK fish hanging around in it. Then again... I suppose it's in the middle of a very crowded place. Alright I look a bit creepy in that second photo Since bread wasn't working, I tried walking the rock wall with a hard vibe lure the Sam Steele gave to me. I knew I was going in the right spot, as I could feel my lure getting snagged/bumping along on the rocks. I certainly would've found it tempting if it fluttered over my head, that's for sure! I walked about 100M down the first time, then back, then 100M down the other way, so in total I would've done about 500M-700M of walking. Sigh! (I did it numerous times in case you're wondering how 100 + 100 = 500 ) Here are the stats of that short city sesh - Tide: High, 1:50PM, 2.1M, Low, 8:16PM, .5M Moon Phase: New Moon, so a bit of run Bait used: Bread Lure used: Ecogear small hard bream vibes Tackle Used: Shimano Telescopic Rod and reel combo, 10lb mainline, 20lb leader, small bait holder hooks Weather: Cloudy and windy Time fished: About 1:40PM-2:20PM Overall Success Rate: 30% - a newer spot fished Now, the second sesh took place yesterday arvo at the local park like usual. I rocked up at around 2:30PM, and just as I got there my mate arrived. Since it was a very high tide (still rising) I didn't bother throwing the cast net first up but instead got the left over prawns I had and baited up. A group of ladies had come down, who were quizzing me on everything I knew in the area (like what was the big building across from us, where this path went, blah, blah, ), but then the rod went off! I picked it up, and the fish had some go in it. While the fight wasn't very long, I still got some OK fun out of it, as it was darting around all over the shop. I saw a flash of silver, and low and behold up comes a solid bream. My mate held the rod while I bent over and netted it, which was quite easy seeing as though the tide was so high! I pulled him/her up, got a quick measure after some struggle de-hooking, and put the fish back. It was 30cm on the dot, but wasn't a very chunky fish (probably because it just spawned). Brag Mat Shot - BMS (no I did not break my scale) Nice piccy - almost worth chucking on the wall After that bream, I was a bit more eager to re-bait and got the line straight back out. I should mention I was trying for early season bullies today, so one of the lines I had out was rigged with two dead poddy mullet in hope that I could manage something. The salmon line was rigged with a dead herring, and the line that was normally out where the shark line was got dropped right into structure with two herring in hope for a cod. I gave the cast net a couple more throws (I was using the ten footer today), but to no avail. It is very annoying when I can't collect livies here, so what I may need to start doing is going to somewhere with my pushy where I can get livies, then coming back here to fish. That might have to wait 'till I fashion a (drumroll)... PUSHY FISHING CART! (OK that's a bad name Lol). The bite had gone really quiet, and for the next hour or so I literally got nothing - not even a single nibble (this was around tide change). I gave the net one throw just before the tide change though and got a small live prawn which was good size bream bait, so I put it back down. In about 2 minutes, that line went screaming off. I ran over, tightening the drag, but unfortunately the fish didn't get hooked. It went back for second, which was a rather big hit, but I didn't manage to hook up on this one either. Bugger! Once it was tide change, I was out of good fresh/live prawns, so I went to herring with this line too. It seems the pickers only move in when the tide is changing, so maybe fishing with a bit of run is better in the structure. I find it frustrating to be holding the rod, and not even be able to hook up to them because there mouths are to small for the hook (yes, I've even tried tiny whiting hooks for no result - my guess is either miniscule bream or tadpole toadies!). I got one glassy in the net around this time as well, which is better than no glassies... I placed it on the salmon line with low expectations, and fortunately for him he swum off at the end of the session fine. Bloody Pickers! In about another 45 minutes, my dad came down. He gave the net a quick throw, and by now it was about 5:15PM. Since the tide turned just about nothing had happened, except for the fact that another glassy was given to the salmon line. My dad and sister we getting killed by the midgies (and if I'm honest so was I), so we all decided to head off. I was somewhat happy with the session, with that decent bream. I mean, it's sure better than nothing! Here are the stats of the trip - Stats of Trip - Tide: 8:50AM, .3M, Low, 3:30PM, 2.1M, High, 10:10PM, .6M, Low Moon Phase: New Moon Weather: Little clouds, little wind Time fished: 2:30PM - 5:15PM Tackle Used: 12lb, 14lb, 30lb braid mainlines, 20lb, 30lb fluorocarbon leaders, 80lb mono trace, size 2 and 6 ball/bean sinkers, size 4/o circle and suicide hooks, large barrel swivel, 6"6' Abu Garcia Venotat (I think) rod, 8" Ugly Stik, 2M Rogue Firepoint Boat rod, and a lower quality Jarvis Walker type rod which I can never remember the name of, with size 2500 Shimano Nascis and Diawa Shinobis, Size 650 Penn reel, Size 5000 Jarvis Walker Sovereign reel Bait used: Live prawn, a couple live glassies, dead prawns, mullet, and herring Bait caught: Prawn (x1), Glassy (x2) Overall Success Rate: 50% - at least I got the breambo! Alright, that's the reports done. I hope you enjoyed, even though they aren't the most exciting ones in the world! Hopefully next time/sometime this school hols I can manage a salmon, that's for sure. Thanks for reading! Cheers Hamish P.S. Sorry for any spelling/grammatical/punctuational errors I'd eat that if I was a bully!
  11. 7 points
    Ed.

    Help With Choosing New Reel

    Kat, you do realize that your on the slippery dark path now, now that you have started looking at different reels and rods and have more than one, next you will be thinking that you will need another set for a different class of fishing and so it will go on and on! . There are birthdays, X'mas, Mothers day and more and the justification to treat yourself to a new set will be easy!
  12. 7 points
    Sneaky1

    Light Tackle

    Found an old pic I thought Id lost for good. One of my Spaniards from Hervey bay on 15lb braid , can't wait for the longtails to pop up again.
  13. 7 points
    rayke1938

    NPD 20/9/20

    Bit slow at NPD yesterday morning with 31 bass and 5 yellas on live shrimp.Yellas were a good plate size averaging around 3lb in weight. All yellas went into the esky. Fad 2 was the best spot providing 18 bass and 3 yellas. Ramp is a bit tricky but is due to be fixed on friday so the gate will be locked so no fishing on friday. 16 boats on the water today aprox 1k wlk up the hill to last trailer, Glad I was first car at the gate. On the way back to the ramp found 23 of my pots one was on the edge with no float and the other 2 of my shrimp traps had migrated about 1k upstream. Only good thing was that they had fresh bait in them so i got a few shrimp for next trip. Dear Permit HolderYou will be aware that the declining water level at Lake Samsonvale is creating difficulties with launching & retrieving vessels at the boat ramp. Last year, we created a new launch area to the left of the roadway and this has been effective in making it easier to launch & retrieve. We now intend to extend this "ramp" and hope to carry out this work on Friday 25th September.In the interest of safety, we have decided to close access to the permit area for the day. The gate lock will be changed so you will not be able to enter through the Adsetts Rd gate. If you were planning to fish that day, please make other arrangements.We apologise for this inconvenience but the work is necessary if we want continued access to the lake. You will be advised if there are any changes to this arrangement.RegardsNoel Frost - President
  14. 7 points
    I did try... i landed fish from 5 categories. I didn’t get to posting an entry because of the below: - biggest flathead 34cm - biggest whiting 31cm - biggest bream 31cm - biggest trevally 24cm - biggest mulloway about 30cm So... long story short... I need the next comp to line up with a planned trip to Moreton.
  15. 7 points
    Wow Hamish, your enthusiasm is an inspiration to all of us. You have learned so much and tried so many new things since you first appeared on this site. And your reports are always a good read. I am not sure if your sounder has mapping or not, but just in case I am attaching a map of that area near the red marker so you can see where the holes and drop offs are. When my boys were little we used to fish the rocks there from the land and caught bream, flathead, cod and even whiting sometimes. We had some donut trips too, but hey, that’s fishing. I have seen bullies caught there and there are definitely mudcrabs around that area. I would bet there are threadies too, but back then I hadn’t even heard of threadies (no www or helpful forums in those days). If anyone can find a thready there, it will be you. Go get em!
  16. 7 points
    Nice work Southside. Seemed like we were just competing against each other most of the time . Good to see it generated a bit of friendly banter and nobody took it too seriously. Thanks to @christophagus for organising this again. I am already looking forward to next year.
  17. 7 points
  18. 7 points
    taught them everything during my southside days.....
  19. 7 points
    Good game team North, hopefully everyone had a good time competing in the comp! Three massive cheers for organising this great event christophagus. Also, for some reason I thought the comp ended on the 22nd. I guess I got the start/end dates mixed up. Boy, I'm sad I didn't get a salmon. I even did a night time yak session till 9:30PM at Dutton Park to try and get one. @GregOug, well, I guess you should've tried at least once! (joking)
  20. 7 points
    game set and match to Team South. Ill put together a winners report soon @AUS-BNE-FISHO last night at 8pm was the last chance to submit any captures. i dont think Team North could have turned it around today anyway haha
  21. 6 points
    ellicat

    Reconnaissance Mission

    Yep, I have made a special place in my freezer for the heads and frames. I will keep that dream alive. haha When we were at Curtain last week, Leo @Leosonfire had the only good hit and run of the day on a whiting head.
  22. 6 points
    Kat

    Help With Choosing New Reel

    Hiya Everyone ....drumroll please....
  23. 6 points
    ellicat

    What Dill Forgot The Rods

    Another dill forgot his whole tackle bag that was to supply two people. Remembered it half way to the Gold Coast, so had to get emergency supplies from Gem, which I'm pretty sure aren't the cheapest tackle retailer in SEQ. We did alright on the fishing just like you though, so may consider this new technique in the future. haha
  24. 6 points
    ellicat

    Help With Choosing New Reel

    Okay, I've removed the off topic posts. This is a friendly site and everyone is entitled to express their opinions provided there are no personal attacks. Remember - disagreement doesn't necessarily mean dislike. If anyone ever gets a PM that they're not comfortable with, please send a copy to me or @Do$tylz for our further action. Do not engage with them, especially if they say they are a previously banned member. They would hold that status for a good reason. There is no threat of a ban on @Breaming with bro with the information I have or can see. Thread is now unlocked. So let's move on and see what Kat gets at the shop.
  25. 6 points
    jon

    Giveaways

    Doing a clean up and found an old ray marine a70d sounder gps combo. The boat it was attached to was stolen years ago so comes with no cables or transducer but was in full working order last time it was used (five years ago). If you know of someone with a similar model you could borrow their power cord before buying a transducer, also no map card. Probably not much use to anyone one but on the odd chance It is someone can have it for free. Also have three ps3 games COD mw3, hitman absolution, gta 4 plus liberty city episode also free pick from Parkinson.
  26. 6 points
    samsteele115

    The Bloody Weather

    Nice paddle from adder to the gorge and back yesterday. Little window of calm! No proper fish though hence scenery pic. The weather has been all over the place this year!
  27. 6 points
    I'm gonna make my own trophy. It will be about this size.
  28. 6 points
    haha no runners up. Winner takes all. I wouldnt want a trophy that signifies that us Northsiders got hammered
  29. 6 points
    Great report Hamish - must have taken some time to write. Lucky you're on holidays. It was certainly peaceful out there and even though we caught nothing and I felt stiff as a board getting out it was a fun night. A couple of things you missed though..... - how you got me there on a Sunday night after getting me up at 5am to help catch some live bait. "Apparently" some one on north side had entered a whole lot of fish and it was now 6 all with only one day remaining - a threadfin salmon could ensure South side wins! What a sucker - clearly I need to read more posts. Hamish filled me in on the way home that actually south side had it well won. - who was unloading post trip at 10:00pm and who was off snoozing in bed? Anyway can't complain as all I need to do is show up with all the gear prepared for me and all the rods and reels being cleaned the following day. A bit like a charter!
  30. 6 points
    Bravo well said old sagey one. (I said sage not saggy) There was some pretty hot banter at times and it was great that it was all taken in good humour. I am disappointed that I didn't get a big Mackerel... I gave it a hell of a go and caught over 70 undersized school Mackerel trying. Great fun. Please don't be disappointed if I turn down the offer of the trophy... another plastic thingo is not for me but thanks for the offer.
  31. 6 points
    ok - so I'll buck the trend a little bit here, but with some caveats. You can do it, but you'll need to be cautious and safe. Mud and Peel is possible in your 3.75 with a 20 if the weather stays good (less than 7-8knots. Under 5 is better). Like others have said, those days aren't overly common but they do happen and you'll need to pick them. Don't get caught up in the hype of trying a harsh day because you haven't been out in a while. Keep an eye on the forecast and understand what the weather does to the bay. Example - a constant southerley over days will make the bay rougher than you would think. I would consider stringent safety steps for every trip to the islands - lifejackets on while underway, a working bilge + buckets, a phone that is charged in a water proof box. Ultimately though - you can catch pretty much all of the same fish from closer to mainland. So going off from wello/cleveland and staying close, or launching from fishermans island and staying around the front wall or into the river (although running past the port in a tinny that size can be scary and dangerous). Based on your situation - I'd say get the tinny - but change the locations to fish that you had in mind. Northern bay - stay close to land. Southern bay - go around the islands. Hit the Pin or the broadwater. And go harass the bass like Dino and Ray. Those gents a living the life
  32. 6 points
    Well Done Team South. Gave us Northsiders a absolute flogging ,
  33. 6 points
    GregOug

    Suburbs Of Origin 2020 Leaderboard

    @christophagus is on holidays so he asked me to tally up the final score in his absence. So the result is an overwhelming win by the Northside Team. Well done Northside! Your trophy’s will be ready soon. p.s I may have inadvertently deleted the leaderboard when tallying the result but don’t worry I wrote down all the winners names beforehand. Then I realised I needn’t have bothered. It was just all the names of the Northside team members.
  34. 5 points
    Hamish, If your Dad is willing to drive to Deagon. You can have the one in my shed. Bought it a year ago off gumtree to make it into a fishing trailer. Haven’t done anything with it, so might as well give it to someone who can get some use from it.
  35. 5 points
    Old Scaley

    Nerang 24/9/20

    Hi Kelvin, hope you have a great time at Noosaville. Did we move many times? Come on, this is Brian and me - we moved from the ramp to spot W and that was it for the night. I know Youngy says move if you don’t get a fish in 20 minutes, but it would take us that long to decide who was going to pull up the anchor. Catch up soon, mate.
  36. 5 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Help With Choosing New Reel

    Good one Kat, I have the exact same reel. It will sure catch you some good fish I'll be excited to hear about it. When I got mine I did feel like a kid on Chrissy morning - because I was a kid on Chrissy Morning!! Cheers Hamish
  37. 5 points
    Kat

    Help With Choosing New Reel

    I am so excited I feel like a kid again on Christmas morning!
  38. 5 points
    dmck

    What Dill Forgot The Rods

    500m from the shack to the boat ramp.... 9km from the ramp to the snapper hot-spot..... Got there and ......... no rods.... My fault....(well , I am getting old....) had to go back and get them...... but we did then get snapper....
  39. 5 points
    Do$tylz

    Help With Choosing New Reel

    There is always multiple opinions on this but the only one that matters is your own We can all share with you the things to take into consideration, but the value of each consideration is up to you. In saying that, here's my 2 cent. 1 - Buy the best you can with the money you have You've been getting into fishing lots and you've been really enjoying it. Doesn't look like you are going to be slowing down anytime - so consider getting a reel that is likely to last you longer than 1 year. The Sienna or Sedona is about as low as I could recommend. Consider going the step up to the Nasci - it's the replacement for what used to the the Symetre and those were great value for money. They last multiple years if you do the basics of looking after them. 2 - Look after your gear and it will last. Look after it like you would $150 in cash. You're not gonna just throw $150 in the sand or in the water and if you do, you'll wash it off before putting it into your purse. 3 - Picking up the "balance" conversation. I will go a little bit against what BwB is saying here. I would go 2500. There is minimal chance a 1000 reel is going to balance well with the rod you have. I'll put money on it that a 1000 reel will make your rod balance with the tip being heavy and naturally pointing down. You may want to consider having the weight more balancing neutral or being bottom heavy (rod tip pointing upwards). To test this out, put the reel on your rod, hold your rod in your hand with the reel stem between your middle finger and ring finger. Now, slowly release your grip on the rod and which way does your rod tilt? 2500 is also more versatile for your changing fishing needs. If you buy a model that lasts years, you'll find more use for the 2500 than the 1000. It will also generally allow you to cast further than a 1000 as well. To give perspective - I actually prefer a 1000 myself..... but it isn't what I would recommend for your fishing atm.
  40. 5 points
    ellicat

    Help With Choosing New Reel

    You don't need to spend a lot of money to catch your bread and butter species.
  41. 5 points
    I just had a thought. How about runners-up trophies for Team Northside?
  42. 5 points
    rayke1938

    Wish I Was Fishing

    Wish I was fishing. Poor magpies have nowhere to perch as most of neighbors no longer have tv antennas.
  43. 5 points
    Drop Bear

    Wish I Was Fishing

    Looks like broadband will see an end to these magpie perches for good! I wrote a little poem this morning, inspired by your post; If wishes were fishes, I'd have scales on my dishes. I'd be kissed by the mrs and covered in riches, The one small glitch-is that wishes ain't fishes. If wishes were fishes they would ask who's big ship is too big to pass bridges all dripping in bitches but the one missing trick is to find where my bliss is and turn turn wishes to fishes Ok I will keep working on it haha.
  44. 5 points
    kmcrosby78

    The Bloody Weather

    I think I've spotted two problems causing you to not fish enough ............ perhaps sleep less and get a bit quicker at getting the boat ready .........
  45. 5 points
    GregOug

    The Bloody Weather

    Hi Brian. The dealer said we just had the childlock on! However I turned it on yesterday and all I got was static. It was in the garage though. If only there was a reef in my garage I would be killing it!
  46. 5 points
    Love the fishing enthusiasm and your dads a legend for getting out there with you as much as he does.
  47. 5 points
    Yep good fun and a few laughs Big thanks to Christophagus for organising
  48. 5 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    cameron rocks 15.10.07

    Crap... Alright, everyone here heard NOTHING!
  49. 5 points
    GregOug

    cameron rocks 15.10.07

    He’s been on here since I was two months old!
  50. 5 points
    Breaming with bro

    cameron rocks 15.10.07

    Is it weird that when this thread was made I was only 1 year 10 days old bruh I had no idea Berkley fireline is that old and I also realised that ellicat has been on this forum since I was 2 months old