ryanyoung

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About ryanyoung

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  • Location
    Bulimba
  • State
    Queensland
  • Country
    Australia
  • Post Code
    4171
  • Bio
    Love all fishing, although I am addicted to chasing our freshwater natives in S.E. QLD....Bring on the Mary Cod!!!!
  • Interests
    Fishing
  • Occupation
    Defence

Contact Information

  • Mobile Phone #
    0414190599

Fishing

  • Fishing Types
    Freshwater and Impoundment Fishing
  • Fish You Target
    Cod
  • Lure Types Used
    Hardbody Lures
  • Favourite Lure
    Gidgee Wilbarra Paddler
  • Best Catch
    85cm Mary River Cod

Personal Bests

  • Bass
    51cm
  • Kingfish
    Rat
  • Bream
    39cm
  • Yellowbelly
    56cm
  • Cod
    85cm (Mary River Cod)
  • Flathead
    57cm
  • Mangrove Jack
    24cm
  • Cobia
    93cm
  • Tuna
    89cm (Longtail)
  • Snapper
    83cm
  • Jewfish
    70cm
  • Shark
    110cm

Boating

  • Boat Owner
    Yes
  • Boat Type
    Motor Boat with Trailer
  • Boat Name
    Rob\'s old boat

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  1. I had a trip with Dazza several years ago where we got stuck into the goldens, we ended up keeping a few and they were very nice eating.
  2. Ha ha ha!!! Love it mate, and a good haul on a "slow bite" day. Cheers, Ryan.
  3. Thanks mate, I had a few hits on streamers the other day, they are just a bit harder to cast with my current ability lol. I was attempting to use a tungsten head woolley bugger to get down a bit, but struggled hard :whistle: I'll keep at it, and see how I go over the coming weeks before closed season. Cheers, Ryan.
  4. I'm not sure whether it's a dropper on a dropper. More like a couple of nymphs at different depths below an indicator? Is that even a thing? Ha ha ha!!! Ah, the stuff I don't know!!!
  5. Yeah it did Norm. Trout taking a fly are far more subtle than lures, and the lightness of the rod takes a bit of getting used to. My knowledge at this stage is pretty much non-existant lol. It's pretty cool to basically be able to start fishing from the very beginning again, and learn a whole swag of stuff. I just need to learn how to fish a bit deeper is all. I'm looking at split-shotting and dry with a nymph on a dropper. Is that feasible??? Ryan, if you are fishing really deep (i.e. more than a metre or so) you can buy or tie nymph pattersn with a tungsten bead head. These get down super quick. Depending on circumstances you might have to fish and indicator instead of a dry if the nymph is really heavy. You will quickly become a broken, confused, frustrated but very Zen dude if you keep persisting. P.S. I have a bag of pukeko feathers Norm Thanks for the info Norm, I have turned into a sponge for this sort of thing lol. I'm not really at the stage of tying my own flies, I wouldn't know where to start lol, although I will probably start giving it a go once closed season kicks in. I take it that using an indicator is due to its greater buoyancy with heavier nymphs? I will hopefully get out next weekend for a crack, and I will use some nymphs in an attempt to get down deeper. Is it viable to have two nymphs below an indicator? Cheers for the info, Ryan.
  6. I'd keep persisting with the plastics mate. Damiki 3" Armor Shads in skin blue and ox blood on a 1/16 jig-head are pretty effective. Just cast parallel to the wall and let it sink, then small twitches back to your rod tip. Go as light as possible depending on current. I reckon you'll get results pretty quickly :-)
  7. Just found this report after seeing a couple of teasers on stalkerbook mate, top effort!!!! Who would have thought micro-jigging would be successful? Good outside-the-box thinking!!!! Cheers, Ryan.
  8. Got my waders now Ray , although I do tend to leave some behind, as they are too far up trees :whistle:
  9. Yeah it did Norm. Trout taking a fly are far more subtle than lures, and the lightness of the rod takes a bit of getting used to. My knowledge at this stage is pretty much non-existant lol. It's pretty cool to basically be able to start fishing from the very beginning again, and learn a whole swag of stuff. I just need to learn how to fish a bit deeper is all. I'm looking at split-shotting and dry with a nymph on a dropper. Is that feasible???
  10. Fish where brackish meets fresh, could get a jack as bycatch :woohoo: :woohoo:
  11. Thanks mate, That river meanders through private land and state forest, however there are numerous public access points along its course. The river itself, like the majority of wateways in the area, is public access so long as you stay in the bed. As for knowing where to start, I have been lurking on the internet since moving down this way, and with a couple of tips off the local Tackle World, found this location. It is actually a pretty well-known spot down this way, and one of the only rivers that wasn't overly affected fishing-wise, from the floods of several years ago. Hope this helps, Ryan.
  12. Healthy! Trolled or on the cast Dino? Cheers, Ryan.
  13. G'day All, Finally got a chance to get out and give the new wand a run, targeting trout in the local waters. I had a capability/perceived skill mismatch :silly, which kept me to the skinnier water between the deeper pools, but still managed four 'Bows for the trip, with numerous fish dropped/missed :woohoo: On top of that, I was fishing some of the most scenic country ever, which made the day all the better on top of the first fish on fly :cheer: I'm loving the 4wt, and the new style of fishing!!! Hopefully I'll have the knowledge by the next outing, so as to target the bigger girls in the deeper pools lol. All fish caught on a Craig's Nightime, and all released for another day. Cheers, and thanks for reading, Ryan.
  14. Better than working Mark, sounds like a great day out. Ryan.
  15. When I was living in Brissy, I found bass in some very surprising spots when targeting jacks. As far as I'm concerned, they will be everywhere there is unrestricted access to the salt. As Sam said however, the best option is to get out and explore after a thorough map recon. Good luck, Ryan.