snatcher

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  1. No the stingray went back Drop Bear. I rarely keep any fish I catch. I did keep a couple of coral trout when fishing out from Port Douglas though John
  2. We drive up to The Entrance on Friday coming and will be staying Fri/Sat/Sun nights. Its a birthday treat for the wife We will be staying at Rivere Apartments and will have 2 grandsons with us aged 5 and 8. Would appreciate any tips on the fishing there. We will have the boys fishing. Thanks in advance John
  3. Being a pomme you will have to tell me what congi meat is mate. Never heard of it. Planning to back there fishing with the wife tomorrow. I will tell you now that she will outfish me John
  4. Cheers boys,a yellowfin leatherjacket it is then https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/fishes/yellowfin-leatherjacket-meuschenia-trachylepis/ John
  5. These are my 2 previous leatherjacket captures. A chinaman leatherjacket http:// A fan bellied leatherjacket http:// John
  6. Caught this leatherjacket in Narrabeen Lagoon yesterday and was wondering what type it was ? Have caught chinaman leatherjackets and fan bellied leatherjackets before but this species is new to me. Quite happy as it is my 47th ozzie species now John http://
  7. It did try and bite me ellicat. Will be well happy not to catch another one ever again !!! http:// http:// The stingray I was able to pick up like this as its tail had been docked by a previous captor. http:// John
  8. Did catch a pike eel once when we were staying up at Noosa. It really was a horrible thing. I was covered in slime by the time I got it unhooked. Also caught my first stingray there so that was 2 new species on that trip for me. John
  9. With a brief break in the torrential rain decided to head down to Narrabeen Lagoon for a couple of hours. Our daughter kindly dropped me off there on the school run http:// As I had done well at Pelican Bridge previously,decided to try there again. Set up a running leger with a small oval weight and a short 6lb fluorocarbon trace. As there seemed to be a lot of pickers there opted for a small hook for starters,a no 8. You can catch a big fish on a small hook but you cannot catch a small fish on a big hook Using squid for bait cast towards the middle and let the bait trundle down in the current. Within seconds had hooked up into what seemed like a good. sized fish on my light gear. It was a decent bream. A quick photo on my phone and back it went. http:// In the next hour I managed to catch 4 more bream,one being as big as the first,the other 3 being much smaller. It was virtually a bite a cast and I was still missing a lot of them. Next up it was a small tailor. http:// Oh well it made a change from the bream Just before I was due to pack in caught a decent sized whiting which made a pleasant change. http:// A most enjoyable little session with all fish carefully returned to fight another day. Lets see what the weekend brings,need to get the grandsons out fishing again. They do enjoy it. Here are a couple of images from our last ozzie trip. Joshua giving advice here to younger brother Theo. http:// Joshua here with a bream. Have taught them the importance of putting fish back and conservation http:// John
  10. Great info,many thanks for that guys John
  11. Wow what a great fish,bet that was some scrap !!!! We are thinking of heading to Brizzy for the Easter weekend,unfortunately we will not have time to fish there. Not having been there before we will spend our time sighseeing and catching up with a few friends. Planning to book somewhere right in the city centre so what places can anyone recommend us to see in the city. Cheers. John
  12. Yes the creek is fresh water. Have seen/fed quite a few eels in it. One is really big and must be well over 10lb in weight . Would have a fish for it if it were not a "local pet". No wonder it has got so big John
  13. A neighbour here at Warriewood has just told me that he has seen carp in Narrabeen Creek !!! Does this follow that there are carp in Narrabeen Lagoon ? John
  14. Thanks for the positive id ellicat looking forward to my next session now. John