lt obvious

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    What do you want to know? If you NEED to know anything, give me a PM...
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    Berkley FS6-S Minnow
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    31cm Flathead, 41cm Bream


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  1. That's very true, actually, and I forgot to mention that. The water was really flowing there. More than once, Dan risked his life climbing over slippery concrete with gallons of water bucketing down on him... Very surprising to actually find fish in there!
  2. It was Monday night, and Dan and I set off for what was, unfortunately, our first and last session for the holidays. We had four and a half hours to make up for all the fishing we didn't do on the holidays, and the clock was ticking!! Dan put it nicely when he said 'We always choose the best day to go fishing' - it was trying to rain, trying to shine, and halfway between hot and cold - in other words, miserable. We headed to Mt Crosby, and started flicking. Dan was using 6lb braid with an 8lb mono leader, flicking around a squidgy flickbait in bloodworm. I was using 6lb mono, and switching between 65 and 80mm wrigglers in bloodworm. We were doing this for about an hour, when Dan got the first hit - a nice flatty from in the calm water. Unlucky for him, it got off just before he could land it. We kept flicking for another half hour, maybe, and we got absolutely no hits! It was getting to the point where I was incredibly bored, and resorted to throwing rocks over the river. Just as I was getting my eye in, Dan struck again! Again, it was a flatty - this time, however, it was an absolute monster!! W-O-W Right through the lip! A quick measure showed that this creature of the deep was easily in the mid 50s. This kick-started my motor, and got right back into the water. I started flicking my wriggler, and, after about half a dozen casts, was rewarded with a nice little lizard. The name's Bont. James Bont We were both pretty happy with these catches, Dan more so than me (understandably). We moved around to attack the pool from a different angle. This is where the fishing really heated up! Almost immediately, Dan got himself another nice little flatty, unfortunately, we didn't measure this one, but it was still a good fish. The count was now 2-1 in Dan's favour. I really had to get catching! It was not turning out to be my day, or rather, it was Dan's, as he was quickly rewarded with a bass. A quick guesstimation saw it at about 30cms. Still a great effort, and put up a great fight, that, even though I wasn't in control of the rod, was evident from the amount of drag being ripped off the reel! At this time, I was dutifully taking photos and making videos, so after I took that one, I raced to the water's edge in an attempt to get my lure in the water, because it seemed that whoever put the bait in the water, got the results. Luckily, this time, at any rate, it was me. I was flicking my wriggler just outside some rapids, when I felt a massive hit. I thought this was a little fish, and the only reason it was pulling off drag was because it was set so loosely. It took a bit of effort to bring in the fish, and once I could see it through the murk, I was amazed! My first bass, and it was a pretty decent size! Again, a guesstimation was all that was on offer, and we think, maybe, 40cms. Still, it put up a great fight. I checked my drag afterwards, and was pleasantly surprised by the fact that my drag was quite tight, and I was lucky not to get snapped off! Dan put in a final surge with half an hour to go, and bagged himself a nice tarpon, about the same size as the bass. The thing was jumping like crazy, and putting up a nice show. The day was great - I put it at probably the best session I've had... ever... From my perspective, my partner in crime seemed pretty ecstatic as well. Fish of the Day goes to Dan for his ridiculous Flatty - Very Nice!! Cheers, Richard EDIT - I'm really sorry about the sideways photos. I would have changed them, but I had already uploaded them. Next time will be different, I promise
  3. Those poppers look fantastic! Even using them unpainted would surely yield results. I'll have to look in to getting some...
  4. Plaice on a 65mm Wriggler in Bloodworm. Fish ate the whole plastic, and I nearly had to perform minor surgery to get it out
  5. Great work dan... I need to head out with you again... It's been ages Anyway, keep up the great fishing!
  6. The best thing to do with your plastics is to keep trying! It may seem like tough work to start with, but you'll soon reap the rewards!
  7. Got that one on a $29 Shakespeare Firestorm Baitcast combo from BCF Just goes to show that you don't need an expensive rod to catch a fish! Cooked prawn seems to work well on just about everything as well... Definitely my bait of choice! Thanks again guys!
  8. Cheers guys! And thanks for the tip Jeff!
  9. Yeah Cheers Dan! You know what? That was the best fight I've ever had from a fish (Please excuse my flipiant use of the word 'fish'. It just makes things easier). Dan is now a champion Cast Netter, so well done on that Dan... The improvement in a single session, he improved so much, it's not funny! Pictures! That's him! My first bully! What a beautiful fish! That's him again, but from a different angle... That's me, with him, suitably excited, seeing as I just caught a bull shark, and perhaps more worrying, I was holding him!! Also, this is a bit of Dan reeling in his bully! (Sorry about the sideways-ness) The only bad thing about the day was the fact that I got beaten by Dan's bully by a mere 2cm!!! Oh well... Maybe next time Lt obvious
  10. Nice going Jack... Keep up the good work!
  11. Great work Dan. It must have been hungry, becuase that was a pretty big bream Anyway, keep up the good work!!
  12. Again, thanks for that. I did have a great time. I was also wondering, and this is sort of an afterthought, is there a correct way to hold the flathead? I was using pliers, becuase I don't have any lip-grips, but I'm not sure if that does any damage to the fish. Could someone please explain the correct placement for holding a flatty? Thanks again, lt obvious
  13. Excellent - thanks for that. Is there a size limit for the butterbream?