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About bersim

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    Love all types of fishing but I especially love chasing tuna! You just can't beat the excitement of seeing the bust ups and then watching a large tuna leap out of the water to inhale your lure!
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  • Fishing Types
    Freshwater and Impoundment Fishing
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
    Offshore and Reef Fishing
    Game Fishing
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    Hardbody Lures
    Softplastic Lures
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  • Favourite Lure
    Jackall Pompadour
  • Favourite Bait
    Live shrimp
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    Mary River Cod!!!

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  • Tailor
  • Bass
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  • Yellowbelly
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    Mary - 55cm, Murray- 66cm
  • Mackerel
  • Flathead
  • Saratoga
  • Tuna
    Longtail - 103cm, Mac Tuna - 90cm
  • Trevally
  • Whiting


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  2. It was good to see you again Ray! I'll put up a report tomorrow or the next day but we managed 161 bass with around 100 caught on micro jigs. Bring on tomorrow James
  3. Well I didn't get a chance to write up 2 reports from last week so I figured I should get onto that seeing as I had a few good trips. On Monday morning I took my girlfriend out for a fish at the dam for her first fish ever. She'd never caught a fish before so as long as we got a few it would be a successful day! I made sure we had a few shrimp for this trip and luckily my pots that I'd thrown in a few days earlier had enough shrimp for a few hours fishing. On the way down the dam we picked up a few little bass trolling with her first one being a quality bass. After arriving at the first spot we started cooking up some bacon, eggs and hash browns (elaborate I know haha) with a few fish coming in here and there. As I was concentrating on getting some rods into the water and cooking up some food I didn't even realise that the spot lock had been bumped off and we were now in the middle of the dam. Well this turned out to be the luckiest thing that happened all day with fish being stacked on the sounder right from the bottom to the top. I think it took me close to an hour to eat one sanga seeing as the fish were so thick! This shot isn't even close to how many there were This was her PB bass for the day and she also managed a tagged bass too. And this pretty much sums up our day We finished up with around 50 bass which wasn't a bad effort for someone who has never been fishing before! She's already said that she wants to come back out again so clearly she had a good first fish. On Wednesday I was back out again but this time for a solo session. The fishing initially didn't seem quite as good however I was picking them up here and there, both trolling and jigging. I was keen to try a few new methods seeing as I was by myself so after catching one trolling close to the bank I decided to stop and have a cast. I was using a "wiggle wart" that I got from the bass pro shops and on my first cast I got a nice bass near a dead tree. I ended up getting a few bass like this which was a lot of fun. After having some fun casting I went off trolling again looking for a few bass. At about 12pm I saw a couple of bass on the sounder so dropped down a Nories jig, and seconds after doing that I hooked up to a nice bass, with the sounder beginning to get covered in fish. This made for a fun hour or so and I finished the day with 84 bass and 3 tagged ones. All in all it was a fun few trips with plenty of fish coming aboard. James
  4. Happy Birthday Ray! Hope you caught at least as many bass as your age today!! James Edit: I just saw your post but it still sounds like you had a great session even if you didn't quite catch you age
  5. On Wednesday morning the weather was looking prime so I took out one of my best mates who's never caught a bass before. I figured a nice glassy day would be ideal for a beginner... He was pretty keen which was great and on the way down the dam we picked up a few trolling - most were pretty small but for someone who has never caught a bass before I guess they must have seemed huge hahaha. After picking up a few trolling I looked down at the sounder and it was lit up! Well that seemed promising so we stopped there and picked up a few on ice jigs and nories wasabi spoons which are honestly the best . Yeah they weren't big but they kept circling around gobbling up the lures so they made for a fun half hour or so! After a while they moved off though so we headed to some shrimp grounds as I had a few that I'd collected from a few of my pots overnight. Straight away we were into some bass and quickly finished off all of the shrimp. Although we only got 30 or so bass he still had a great day and is keen to come back again (maybe it was actually the bacon and egg sangas that are making him want to come back ). However my day didn't end so well, with this making an otherwise cheap trip quite expensive . That's my 5th flat in the space of a year now! After having that fun little session on Wednesday morning my whole family headed out for a fish yesterday afternoon because again it was predicted to be glassy and warm. The day started well picking up a 47cm trolling in the first 5 or so minutes and then a few more good fish on the way down the dam. It was good to finally increase in size as most of the ones I'd been catching have been very small and embarrassing hahaha. Pretty much the same as the other day, we found a nice little school on the way down the dam and proceeded to catch a few jigging. They were only very small though so I'm hoping a few schools of bigger bass come into our area soon (or maybe they are and I just need to find them ). I just realised I barely took any photos of these bass but they all looked pretty similar - small with either a nories wasabi spoon or Damiki ice jig hanging out of their mouth. For a short arvo session we managed 42 bass so it was a great end to a perfect day. (Also for some reason my photos look kinda blurry but when you click on them they are fine?) James
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    Back At Last!

    Hahaha I can safetly say that I put more effort into the academic side of things than my hair @Dinodadog
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    Back At Last!

    First of all, it feels like ages since I've been able to properly go on AFO, yet alone even think about posting a report! Anyway hope everyone's been well and that the fishing has been pretty good (obviously not too good seeing as I haven't had the time to fish ). It's been a pretty full on first semester of uni but I now have 5 weeks of holidays to make up for all the fishing I missed out on. Yesterday the weather was looking nice so I decided to head out for a quick arvo run around the dam just to check it out, see how the water level was looking and put out a few new pots. Only had 2 or so hours so there wasn't a whole lot of time for fishing but I still managed to boat a couple of bass and also dropped quite a few for some reason. There isn't much else to say seeing as it was such a short session so here's a few photos of the amazing sunset and of course the bass. And yeah we only just got off the water and out of the gate in time haha. James
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    Land Based Kings

    It's always cool seeing fish caught on them so thanks for posting Angus! I'm back in Australia now so it makes me keen to head out for a fish again!
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    You don't get the white mounting tube but it has the indent added to the kayak. So if I wanted to add an electric I'd just having to get that mounting bracket and it would slip in nicely. This photo makes it a bit easier to see what you get. James
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    A Small Teaser

    Exciting times! Have you told Julie yet ?
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    My Freak Kayak has a built in section at the back for an electric motor. I don't use them in the yak but they make it very easy if I ever needed to add one. Really awesome kayak for the price and the guys at Freak Sports are top blokes. This is what it looks like... James
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    AFO Merch

    I'd be keen for a couple of stickers for both the car and boat. But like Ty mentioned t-shirts would be a great idea and I think that's something that most people would happily buy and wear regularly! I also like the idea of singlets but that may be less popular amongst the older members. I guess it's best to start off with merch that we know everyone will like. This definitely seems like an idea that will keep AFO going strong James
  13. We all know the real reason you got the new x-trail is actually just so you can keep launching your boat . It's amazing how low the water now is. I've never seen it like that before! James
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    Hahaha I can see why you would have thought that . Thanks so much Dino! Yeah sometimes I overlook a post and come back later to realise it was about something completely different! James