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  1. Hello users, My mate and I have been catching these fish in the Jindalee portion of the river, specifically the boat ramps next to the Jindalee Bridge and on Mt. Ommaney drive. I assume it's some species of Perch; however, I'm not entirely certain. All help appreciated, Carl of Arabia
  2. IlanC

    queensland Question

    Hi, can anyone help me, I was wondering if I can catch fish from Toowong Rowing clubs pontoon/jetty. what are the best times to catch bullies there? and are piles a good bait for them? one more question, best time and bait for salmon there? thanks
  3. Hi all My dad and I were thinking we should go for a paddle on the Upper Brisbane River fishing for bass. We finally got around to it, and after putting some bait traps in at my local park I got some good river shrimp. My brother and sister came along, and it was a nice session overall. Here's what happened and the only catch was a huge surprise We launched the kayak at twin bridges, at Fernvale. Though, since my mum's having a rest, we had to take my brother and sister... At first, they didn't want to go, but after some thinking we decided we could tow them in Dad's 35-year-old rubber dingy, which is in surprisingly good shape. At first, I was towed to a snag where I've had a big bust off, but not in a pool after the rapids where, I would've preferred to go (as well as my Dad). The people camping seemed fine with us staying there, but we certainly didn't want to get kicked away so we just stayed in ankle deep water. Though, getting towed was a disaster as I was slumped back the whole time and couldn't paddle. We switched roles on the way home and it worked fine because they sat on the edge and didn't half sink it The rubber dingy After soaking a Cicada Jackall, spinnerbait and live river shrimp for about 15 minutes, my Dad and siblings decided they'd want to go over and have a play over the other side of the river. Though, as they were walking over, you won't believe what my brother stepped on. At first, they thought it was line, but then after pulling it in, they realised it was an un-rusted rod with a Diawa Shinobi attached, which still worked! It had a decent hardbody attached and they gave it a cast straight away Free rod and reel for us! The owners must've been so bummed about it, but they obviously didn't know the water was waist deep. A few river shrimp, caught in opera house traps We fished/swam for about 15-30 more minutes, but we weren't catching much (probably due to the fact that people were camping and we were so noisy) so we decided to head back. We had to make it a short session anyways, back to school tomorrow so apparently, we needed to 'rest' LOL. I only have to drop my books in though, but they've got a full day. Also, does anyone know where to purchase plumbers’ putty as we need it to mount our depth sounder on. Overall, it was a nice paddle, and on the way back we stopped at the Fernvale bakery for a pie, it was delicious. Statistics: Tackle used: 2/o suicide hooks, 20lb fluorocarbon leader, #8 shank hooks, small pencil float, split shots (I know 20lb is a bit excessive but we don't like losing lures and its very snaggy territory around there) Temperature: About 31C Weather: Partly cloudy, very humid, Caught: Fishing rod and reel, live river shrimp, live garden worms I hope this was entertaining, Cheers Hamish
  4. Hi all On Saturday afternoon I decided to go down to the local park on the river and see if I could hook up to a shark. The rig was what I normally use for sharks there, 80lb Halco wire trace (20in), 6/o circle hook, size one star sinker and 30lb braid mainline. It was a rising tide, just about to get to high. Unfortunately, no sharks were caught today, which makes it a somewhat uninteresting report. Though, I did have my size 1000 sienna out just for fun, and hooked a small river perch on that. I'm assuming the rain gave most things a flush down the river a bit, and I find early morning is the time for sharks. Overall, it was a nice afternoon despite the fact not many fish were caught. Hope this entertained you Cheers Hamish
  5. Hi all I've just gotten back from a trip in the Brisbane River, near the Story Bridge. I was fishing of the wharf in Captain Burke Park, that's the one near the beach. First of all, we went to get some live bait from the beach. WE threw our nets for about 30 minutes and we were pretty unsuccessful. WE caught a sole, a couple baby bream, some glassies and one mullet. WE only used one of them though, the mullet. I chucked it out on my 650 Penn reel spooled with 30lb braid on a Rogue Firepoint 2m Boat rod. I had a size 1 star sinker on and a pretty large swivel. I had 80lb mono leader to a 6/o circle hook. The second rod isn't a very good quality setup though it has lasted and works great - I've had it for over 5 years. Once I casted the mullet out, it took about 15 minutes for our first action. I saw it getting some pretty good pecks, and i could feel they were good nibbles. When the nibbles stopped, i reeled my line in and expecting the bait to be gone, i saw it's head was bitten off clean. I cast it back out and then in about 5 minutes the reel was screaming. I tightened the drag and struck. Once the fish was on, it felt heavy and was taking some good runs. The very large head shakes gave me the feeling it was a Threadfin Salmon or Jewfish (Mulloway). Though, about 30 seconds - 1 minute later, the fish had busted me off. ON closer inspection, it looked like a knot failure but i made sure the braid was tight. I think the braid must've weakened from the knot and broke. The fish was off and i wound up the line and re-rigged. After throwing numerous herring and prawns cocktails out (and herring and prawns) i realised dead baits we just going to keep getting pickered. As well as having 2 bream lines out, which also were getting pickered, we weren't having any luck. WE went out to catch some more live bait and we were eventually successful. Another lousy mullet was pinned through the tail and thrown back out in the river. WE waited and then we caught a little herring which was thrown out on the other line. After about another 30-45 minutes, i got another take just as we were leaving. After the initial run, the fish shot up and took a jump. IT made a decent splash and was probably about 20 metres away from the pier. I thought it was a salmon at first, as it was silver and jumped. When i finally got it to the side of the pier though, i realized it was another small bull shark, probably just over 90cm. I walked it down to the beach, were i had an audience watching. After a quick struggle trying to de-hook it, it busted off and i took a picture. Then, i swum it and it kicked off. I guess this was a successful trip, but i was targeting threadfin salmon, which is what i reckon i had on first. I will certainly be coming back here for another session and i hope this interests someone in my tale. Cheers Hamish
  6. So I went out for a fish the other to try and catch a threadfin. This is my 8th attempt at doing so and no luck. I couldn't catch any prawns as bait but caught a bunch of herring. I fished right up against the pillar almost into the "no go zone" as my anchor decided to take me for a ride. All we got was a nice cod and a sting ray. Any advice on better spots to anchor up or what bait to use for threadfin? I think I might need a hand with this one. Anyway here is a photo of the little fella
  7. Benno and I get out every now and then for a pussy hunt. Last week we tried a new spot which proved fruitful. Started off well when Benno landed about a 35cm luderick. Whilst organising the photo my rod went off and a decent sized pussy was landed. Benno also landed a decent one. Then a couple of little jew were landed before an 'unstoppable' tested the breaking strain of my frayed fireline and unfortunately won the battle. Don't know if it was a thready, bully, or grunter, but it certainly got my attention. Looking forward to getting back for another go.
  8. Made the call early last week to do an overnight trip out in the bay with the hope of tagging some sharks. Upon launching at the port of Brisbane just prior to sunset and trying to push out of the mouth, I soon knew I needed to run with plan B. The bay was a nightmare, waves crashing over the bow, 15knot winds (thanks willy weather forecast) so we decided to anchor up just outside the mouth of the Brisbane river for the night instead. We put some baits out (stingray flap, mullet and 30cm slabs of freshwater eel) the ray went untouched, as did the mullet but the eel received plenty of attention with 3 runs with one hook up. The first run dropped the bait and didn’t come back, the second run was a solid hookup, drag started to scream but lazy old me didn’t put any wind on leader on…so as the shark turned and started to swim towards to boat, I reeled like crazy until I felt weight again and bang! With a solid whip of the tail he busted through my 40lb braid. Lost the shark and my cable trace…I won’t make that mistake again. 8pm rolls around and we get the 3rd run, which resulted in a 1.13m bull which we tagged and released back. The tide changed around 11pm, so we got the baits in and waited for the slack tide to end before we floated the baits out again. 2 hours later the mullet goes off screaming off at a very fast pace (this was dodgy servo special frozen tweed mullet by the way) hooks set and we are in. The 24kg rod had a fairly good bend in it, wasn’t the most exciting of fights as we had it next to the boat within about 5 minutes. (Setup was a Penn Squall 60 with 50lb braid) Was a nice fat 5.8ft male bull shark. Circle hook did its job perfectly hooking right in the corner of its mouth which made for a super quick release, the faster the better in my opinion. We tried to tag this one as well but we didn’t have the right gear on board to puncture its skin (very tough skin to get a tag though!) That was it for the night, we stayed until sun rise then we powered home for a sleep. Was kind of poetic, as we left the ramp the sun was setting, and as we came home the sun had just risen. The amount of weekend warriors at the ramp was nuts! Line up 6 deep with 3 on the ramp at any given time. Lessons learnt form my first overnight trip ALWAYS use a leader My boat is super uncomfortable to stay on overnight lol DB2F908B-BC2A-4EB2-A48C-BE213DE6FC14.MOV
  9. Hi Guys new here & keen fisho,what I'd love to do is do some land based mullet fishing in the brisbane river & or tingalpa creek.I understand u need light gear,tiny hook + a float & burley with bran or similar.I will try bread as bait & intend to eat them as my mum cooked them for me when I was young & I loved them,Could any other members give me a few pointers + good locations to try & carch this elisive fish?Many Thanks in advance for any tips & locations,Cheer's.
  10. Well, after boasting yesterday that I would post a report today I fell like I have to share my modest efforts today. Hit the mouth of the Brissie at 6.30 this morning. The wind was cool and steady from the south west and forecast to get up a bit so I made the call to hang around the Port area so that I didn’t get too wet if the wind and showers moved in. Drifted a few banks looking for flatties on plastics and had the old pillie out the back as well. No flatties but picked up a couple of these Decided to wait until the tide was high enough to throw a net around my faithful live bait area, so anchored up at @ellicat and @Sparksie‘S spot X. Lots of bream in the middle 20s and then I got a good hit that I thought might be a decent flattie but turned out to be this little fella Close to high tide I tried my livie spot which is usually a reliable poddy mullet producer but today only yielded 2 mullet around 20cm. A bit big for livies in that area so I used them for cut baits. The bream loved it. No photos of the bream, sorry there are so many pics of bream and my photography skills are so bad that there is no point. on the early run out I managed to get 3 snapper. 2 were marginally legal but I only kept the largest of the 3 for dinner tonight. These are the first Snapper I have caught in the river this year so hopefully it is a good sign of things to come. It was sooooo good to hit the water on a mid week day. There were about 3 other trailers in the car park and hardly any boats on the water. I have 42 more working days before I join those other champs like @rayke1938 and @Dinodadog who have plenty of time to pick the good days and get out and enjoy while I still can. Bring it on!
  11. Hi guys, I threw a few pots in the Brisbane river chasing mud crabs over the weekend from a few of the access points near Bulimba. I managed to come up with a few massive Jennies and will be going back to see what sort of Bucks are floating around. They were in the open water stretches of the river where it is pretty wide, so a fair bit of water flowing in and out. I figure that they catch prawns and other bits and pieces commercially around there..... What are your thoughts on eating what you catch in that part of the river. I figure they should be fine but the mrs doesn't seem too keen. Does this mean more crab for me with the potential downside of 6 nipples or 4 eyes appearing in the future or should I be all good?
  12. Headed off from Port ramp courtesy of @Old Scaley around 8.30 this morning and made a bee-line for last weeks successful spot. The start wasn't promising with only a few tiddler bites, Steve eventually landing a nice live bait diver whiting. Shortly after a bit of commotion on the livey and Steve winds in a dank length of braid. Oh well. Next minute I had a massive tiddler bite and had some more live bait aboard. Today the fishing calendar suggested a 3* day with best time being 11.40am to 1.40pm. We drifted around trying different spots but could only manage an undersize squi (not big enough to be a full squire) and some smaller bream. We headed for home at 1.40pm sharp. lol Oh yeah, I almost forgot - Steve hooked this little 70cm girl too. She was perfectly netted and quite frisky coming aboard making us dance to avoid the spikes. Steve danced on a little too long I thought. It's hard to beat the buzz of a good fish coming aboard, Cheers again for another top day on the water, Mr Scaley.
  13. Got a message from @Sparksie last week to meet up today at the Port ramp for a spin in his kayak upgrade - a 3.7m tinnie with 15hp. Being new to trailer reversing, I had a little chuckle when he said he was after my tips on doing it. I told him the only thing I know - to use the brake before the car gets wet. He had no dramas reversing at all (under threat I was videoing). The start of the fishing with plastics was quite slow and @benno573 was texting to see how we were going on such a fine day whilst he was plugging numbers in an office. I gave him this update of the feed we were gathering to make him feel better. A move was made just in time for the tide change. Sparksie was soon onto a decent bream then I added one and then we sent a few back. A squire showed itself - promising, but no more showed up. We sent Benno a picture of the squire but he was unimpressed, responding with "Where's the rest of it ?" After a while I got sick of the bream and decided to catch some flatties. I brought in 3 while Sparksie watched on in amazement. The 1st just over 40, the 2nd just under 40 and the 3rd was 60cm when it originally surfaced. However due to sparksie's kayak pedigree the landing net was one with a very short handle. The big girl was pretty frisky and avoided the short netting attempts on about ten occasions. By the time she was finally netted she only measured in the low 50's. With the wind on the up we headed back in satisfied with another beaut day on the water done and dusted.
  14. well i got off to a slow start going for bream around the pilons of Oxley's Wharf. Got a few Cat Fish but no bream. Then it started pissing down rain on me. I was about to leave when BANG. I got a huge hit and thought i must be onto a massive Catty, fingers corssed maybe even a school Jew. I never expected to pull out my catch which was a little Bull Shark. I was amazed as i had broken all the rules of catching littel toothies. I had dead bait (Pike fillets) and no steel trace just a 20lb leader. Luckily i nailed him right in the cheek. It made me wonder as i had been bittin off a couple times over the course of the evening to what i thought must have been big catties. Im thinking no there may have been a few little bullies in the mouth the creek there. Oh and just for general interest it was an incoming tide and the otehr high light of the evening was seeing a prolific number of mullet jumping about, (prob explains the Sharkies)!