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      1. Video link - Sharing my latest fishing video. This one is completely insane and must watch viewing for local anglers. We launch from Altona boat ramp and immediately find ourselves within the biggest school of salmon that I have ever seen. Its complete chaos, a massive bust up with salmon surfacing everywhere. We’re catching big salmon nearly every cast. Its nonstop fishing action. We were just flicking soft plastics curl tail and minnow imitations on a 1/8 jog head, but I reckon the salmon would have taken anything. Enjoy the video it’s a ripper, and please subscribe to the channel.
      2. Hi everyone Video Link - https://youtu.be/IA43ko9I1u8 ( please sub if you enjoy the video ). Thought I'd share a fishing report from the weekend. We launched from St Helens boat ramp. For bait we were using pippis and small strips of squid. We found some shallow weedy areas. Berleyed up. We had 2 rods each. One a simple running sinker rig and the other a whiting flasher rig. Once again, we caught plenty of good size whiting, a heap of undersize pinkies and some flathead. A couple of weeks ago I posted a video catching plenty of whiting from around Corio Bay. Shortly after I received heaps of questions from followers, so I have put together a short video with some tips and to answer many of those questions whilst hitting the water and catching a few more. Best Regards Alan from FishingMad
      3. Thought I’d share my latest video a 20-minute special on how to CATCH, CLEAN & COOK squid. Video can be seen here - https://youtu.be/8vGvxUImbRw On the weekend we launched from Altona and headed to shallow water around 4m deep and drifted around. Using a range of different squid jigs. ( 2.5g black and 3 gram UV white ) we catch our bag limit of squid. At which time we capture this footage and share some tips on targeting squid. We then take the squid home and show you how to clean and cook. I made this video after receiving messages from followers asking for advice on this exact topic. This video highlights that even kids can catch squid and prepare a great meal. Enjoy the video, I hope these tips help you and remember to sub the channel.
      4. Thought I’d share my latest fishing video - https://youtu.be/Jh53YfaS9lw I team up with Rob Kriz from Robs fishing adventures and we have an amazing fishing session on Port Phillip bay around Black Rock. We launch from Altona in some choppy conditions and eventually anchor in Black Rock after coming across a nice school in the Simrad sounder. Thankfully the wind and swell calms down and the fishing action is frantic as we catch heaps of good size pinkies, snook, whiting, and then finally into a school of big salmon. There's no better way to break the new Savage Gear 1DFR rods. Gear used Savage Gear 1DFR 3-5k inshore rod, Stealth 2000, 9.3 Adrenaline braid, Fat Curl tail soft plastics in motor oil which was a deadly combination for the day. If you enjoy the video then please sub the channel. Regard Al - FishingMad
      5. Hi everyone, I was challenged to try and catch a fish out in the bay using only an inflatable pool tube instead of a high-end kayak. Video can be seen here I was equipped only with a 1-4 kilo 1DFR spin rod, a packet of pre-rigged Fathead curl tail soft plastics, a net, orr, life jacket and pliers. This challenge came from a follower who suggested that fisherman only catch fish because they have expensive kayaks or boats. I thought best to prove a point why not use a $30 pool tube from BCF out in Port Phillip bay. Thankfully I managed to land a few fish without drowning, being stung or eaten. Watch the video carefully at 3:05 you will see something large surface right next to the pool tube. Been some debate on whether this was a stingray, shark, seal or dolphin. Have a look and see what you think. This is a classic. It was very challenging to keep balance, navigate through some issues with broken line but with persistence, I landed 2 Snook, 4 Pinkies and 2 Flathead in just over an hours fishing. All in a bit of fun, please don’t try this on your own, we acknowledge that this is a little dangerous if not done in a controlled fashion. if you enjoy the video then please subscribe to the channel Website - www.fishingmad.com.au YouTube - www.youtube.com/c/fishingmad Facebook - www.facebook.com/fishingmad.com.au Instagram - www.instagram.com/fishingmad.com.au
      6. G’day fishos planning to take my tinny out in corio bay, Victoria which is categorised as an enclosed waterway. need someone to put in simple terms what safety gear is required as I have done a small amount of research and figured one of you guys or girls would be able to make it much simpler. note I don’t intend on fishing after dark cheers
      7. Anyone out there have this problem.?i use pflueger stuff quite a bit,but 6yrs ago approxi bought a trion rod from bcf...sbapped on a 1lb trout..sobibthought damn..yep rods do snap occasionally..maybe it was my fault.but i looked at th rod with a magnifying glass.couldnt find any glaws with it..took itcas just bad luck.yrsterday i used my trion rid thatci boight about three yrs ago....snapped on a 6lb fish.both from bcf.Asked around.and i was told th delivery is rough they manhandle th rods too slap happy and place in th racks.anyone hav thus problem?i.m careful with my tackle.i treat it like gold..i.m never buying pflueger stuff again ..to weak.i hsve video proof of it snspping
      8. Just need help identifying a fish. Hard with no photo, didn’t have my phone on me but they had sharp teeth, very loose big scales, very bad smell. Silver and brown with a yellow tail and impressively large eye. Caught south east vic coast. Similar size to a large KGW, and very eager to smash the metals. Thanks if anyone can answer this!
      9. Hi Guys, Recently joined and thought I'd post up a fishing report from the other night. Fished off the rocks using a Shimano sephia squid jig and managed to get 8 squid. Used some as fresh bait out on a surf rod and managed a couple of small flathead and a port Jackson shark. The squid and flathead made a very nice feed last night. I recently bought from Godline braid off amazon due to its cheap price and good reviews, and fair to say, after my first use I am very impressed. Very good casting distance and strength, will be definitiely buying some more and spooling a few more reels up. Thats it from me for now. Happy Fishing
      10. I had a day trip up to king parrot a couple weeks ago, got one hit from a trout but that was it. I know there are good spots there and there are trout in the river, any tips on how to find them better.
      11. m_p

        victoria Blairgowrie

        Heading down to Blairgowrie next week for a holiday, where are some good land based spots to find flathead or whiting as well as what piers are best for squid. Thanks
      12. Hey guys I want to start doing some landbased squid fishing in frankston area, if you know of any spots that produce please let us know cheers
      13. Hi all , i'm only just getting into fishing i'm 16 years old and live near the coast in Melbourne. Even though i'm extremely new to the site i have already found huge amounts of help and guidance with choosing a rod etc from some some of the guys on here,big thanks to Angus,drop bear,old Scaley and fishinfox for your help and patience and i look forward to day when i can help out other begginer fisherman on the site in the coming years. Cheers Logan
      14. Hey guys Im heading down to Inverloch soon for a fish, i have been there multiple times with no real luck. Im thinking of going to the entrance of Andersons Inlet for Gummy at night or Mulloway. Any tips? Cheers Jorden
      15. Hey. Dropbear sister caught this today.... Stunning looking fish. This is the only photo I have... Whiting??? Caught near Vic NSW border. Fish was released... sadface it looks yummy haha
      16. Just returned from my holiday down south and I have to report that I have found fishermans paradise at Malacoota Inlet just below the NSW dorder into Victoria. We spent 3 days there and could of spent 3 weeks as the fishing was plentiful. Arrived late in the afternoon on the first day and managed 5 legal flatty and one small chopper tailor. Next AM I could not get past the chopper tailor. They alienated about 20 of my SP's. I called into a tackle shop and the chap told me to go up the inlet further to get away from the chopper tailor. I took his advice and landed in paradise. I was averaging a dozen good size flathead every 2 hour session. Most of them were caught on avocado coloured squidgee fish. If I could achieve this from the bank just imagine what it would be like in a boat. The inlet consists of an entrance from the sea followed by a large lake then you move into what they call the narrows (where I caught most of my fish) then it opens out into what they call top lake. At the top of this lake is the start of 2 rivers where they tell me estuary perch abound. Some of you may have noticed Malacoota on Starlo and Bushies DVD but if you ever get the opportunity it really is paradise and worth the trip. I am including some photos that just dont do it justice. Fish while you Can Dinodadog [img size=448]http://www.australianfishing.com.au/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/Mallacoota.jpg
      17. Hey Lads My mate and i are going to french island for a weekend to do some gummy shark fishing, ive heard its pretty good there. Any tips or locations to catch them would be greatly appreciated
      18. A-Rod

        Greenpatch

        Hi guys, im heading to green patch at jervis bay for the next few days. I unfortunately don't have a boat other than a canoe. I have rigs set up for all different bread and butter species, but I would love to get onto something decent. It's my first trip with my gf and her parents are expecting some fillets brought back. Any knowledge would be fantastic.
      19. A mate of mine who has moved to Melbs is crook so I went down to see him last weekend. I clearly had to make the most of the crazy, start to school holidays, air fairs and took a rod and some free diving gear with me. My Brother and Sister both live in Melbs now. Brother Yuri is a wine maker and was able to wrestle the Sat night and Sunday off from vintage to come and have a flick and a flop. Saturday night we went to the river just near the West Gate Bridge on Bay Trail Way under the power lines where he said he had seen some XXL snapper caught. There is supposed to be hot water pumped out there from a power station that attracts the Snaps as the water starts to get cold. We flicked soft plastics for about an hour with not a touch. Tried 4inch up to 6inch mostly paddle tails but they were just not interested or simply not there. There seems to be a lot of fishing pressure at this spot as the grubs had left a stack of rubbish including a pile of butts behind so we cleaned up the worst of it and went home fishless. The next morning we headed to Williamstown in search of some Abalone and perhaps some Sea Urchin with Yuri and my Sister Sonya. I had purchased my fishing licence online the night before (they both have year ones) and checked the laws. There is a bag limit of 5 black lip Abalone per person and the black lips need to be at least 10cm in Port Philip Bay (its different all over the place including open seasons and size variations so please check local laws) and not from the inter tidal zone (must be more than 2m deep). Port Philip Bay is a no take zone for Green Lip Abalone but you can take up to 2 in other parts of Victoria (again please check local laws). I have never caught or eaten Abalone before. I have scrounged up a few Paua when Mrs Dropbear and I were in NZ a few years ago and they were great on the chew so was reallllly keen to get amongst it in Australia. Yuri had the drum on where to go. It is a pretty big place and I won't disclose his secret spot but he reckons anyone with a bit of experience snorkeling can find a spot if they put in a little bit of time and effort. We got there about 8am to find a solid 10-15 knot southerly punching us in the face. None of us had wet suits... There was a coffee shop down the road that sold great breakfasts so we went there instead... no we didn't. The air temp was about 11oC or so... There was a fire going back at my Sisters house so we went there instead... no we didn't... Melbourne markets sell delicious pastries and German sausages and we would be able to buy Abalone there so we went there instead... no we didn't... Those things are made for softer folk than us brave souls... (Mrs Dropbear wants me to replace brave with stupid...) With the wind spitting the frigid waters in our faces we stripped down to board shorts and sun shirts, donned the snorkeling gear and the borrowed Abalone knives. There is a small set of stairs where we went in (some hint of location here) and we pushed into the frigid Port Philip Bay water with no thought for our own comfort... That last part about the thought of our own comfort may or may not be true... The clarity wasn't too bad considering the chop. We swam out until it was about 3m deep. I could just make out the bottom in the haze but could see weather or not it was rocky or sandy. Yuri told me the trick was to look for good vertical rock faces and cracks, they would be hiding in there. There were sea urchins everywhere and we all got a few spines in our fingers. It was a surprisingly short amount of time before I found my fist Ab. A quick measure showed it was undersized so I left it on the rock but it was great to see we were in the right spot. After a few duck dives I saw a beauty in a deep crevice. It was guarded by a few Urchins. I did a quick measure and it was well and truly legal so whisked it off the rock. The trick is to be quick. Get under and flick and they come off quickly with no real fuss but If you touch them or muck around and then try to remove them you will have a tough time at it. Because it was quite choppy and I had already spent a bit of time mucking around with the Urchins, holding on to the rocks in the surge and measuring it I didn't have time to pick it up. It had fallen between 2 large rocks. I took a breath and went back down but it was way too far in to reach. Sad face emoticon. It would be a much more pleasurable experience had I remembered gloves and had a wet suit. But with a wet suit you need a weight belt and my bag was already heavy so boardie clad and gloveless I carried on. Yuri had one in the bag already. A beauty. I had to catch up now! I was spending too much time exploring under rocks and in the surge this was hard. I got pushed onto rocks (and urchins!) a few times. This made it hard to get much bottom time as I was worried about hanging on to the rocks too much. Yuri Lent me one of his gloves. I soon saw an easy one to grab. It was on the side of a long crack quite exposed. It measured about 11cm and came off easily. I had my first. It was pretty easy after that. I spent less time poking into holes and more time swimming along the rocks close to the bottom and got my bag limit. Yuri was cold, he isn't as... well insulated as I am... and had to swim in. His blue quivering lips and chattering teeth showed he wasn't being a sissy... It was cold. Sonya was safe and warm back on dry land. I grabbed 6 Sea Urchins on the way back in. There is a bag and possession limit of 20 and they cant be taken in the intertidal zone in Port Philip Bay, but 6 would be enough for us to make sushi and a sauce to have with the Abalone. The place is riddled with them and they are so easy to grab. I would be keen to go there just for the Sea Urchins. So lunch was sorted. We cooked them 3 different ways. Sorry I didn't take any pics of the finished product. Yuri did them in butter garlic onion and kaffier lime leaves and also in a thai green curry with black fungus. I cooked them more of a french way; Slice abs thinly. Yuri hit them once with a meat mallet but other people tenderize them differently. This worked. Saute garlic and spring onions in butter till soft Add abalone and fry hot for about 1 - 2 mins. Remove Abs and add a good amount of white wine and reduce until not much left. I added juice from 2 limes at this stage which was nice but you can skip this if you like. Then add a small bottle of cream and reduce again. When about half of the cream is reduced I added the roe from about half of the Urchins. The roe sort of breaks up and as you reduce it more, it becomes part of the sauce. It has such a fantastic flavor and add great richness to the sauce. Then when the sauce is quite thick chuck the abs back in and flick through sauce and serve on some rice and have a glass of Yarra Valley Riesling... if you haven't already . Man this was good. I will be back. I would love it if we got abalone in Brisvegus but its nice to have a place that you know you can get them on a trip. I will have to satisfy my selfish shellfish hungers with Quampies Cockles and Pippies. Thanks Robbie
      20. Hey all. Managed to get out again today https://youtu.be/aWSKAJqiDd4. All land based on soft plastics. Cracker of a day for the weather! Follow the link to the video .... is there a way to embed on here? So then it can be viewed straight from here? Hope everyone caught some today.
      21. Hey guys, Found another fishing forum, sweeet! I have been fishing down in ST KILDA area on the multiple peirs over the last few days and picked up flathead and pinkies on the soft plastic lures. Saturday and Sunday were good with flathead smashing left right and centre and yesterday managed a few pinkies. Anyways I thought everyone would like to see some fishing action from melbourne, Here are the links to the footage: (I am no pro at editing and its all done on my phone, but interesting anyway) Hope you enjoy guys,
      22. I am currently undergoing the research project in SA on gummy sharks and it would be appreciated if you could help by filling in one of my surveys. survey draft.docx
      23. Hey fellas, me and a few others are heading down to Harrietville over Aus day for a bit of fishing and camping so I'm chasing some local knowledge. Luckily I know someone who used to live there for years so I know a little bit, but things could have changed since then. I've been informed my chances of catching a cod are extremely slim however trout and yellas are a possibility. I've also learnt the river may be very low this time of year, will this significantly hurt anything? What lures have people had success with while chasing trout? I've got some tassie devils and a small spinner/ bottlecap lure I think its called. Any advice would be great. Think im sticking to worms for live bait but im open to suggestions. I've been told to check out the 'dredge hole' but other than that we're playing it by ear. Cheers guys
      24. Hello, I was fishing over the weekend at Lake Eildon and pick up a few small trout and Redfin on maggots and worms under a float. I also fished in the Pondage below the wall and brough out my R/c drone for the first time. I used it to take the rapala lure out about 220 metres from the bank and dropped it off the back of a hook I made for the drone. End up pulling and releasing one brown trout about 1.5kg or so. Here is the video of it.
      25. hello everyone!Just want to know how the fishing is going over at St leonards, Victoria ?! Im probably going to head up there to visit and might go for a fish too. what size hook do u usually catch whiting and flat head on? I'm probably going to go off the pier over there. hope everyone is having a good holiday. hope to hear a reply soon thankyou