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#21 460cixy

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:54 AM

hi 460cixy, are there any big redfin to be caught? when i was up there i don't think i got anything bigger than maybe 25 cm.

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nope only ever seen small ones but there must be big fellas in there theres some huge carp
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#22 flounderpirate

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 02:49 PM

Arrgh, can a kind soul answer me this question?

If I have three men in me boat but have less than the maximum rods allowed in the water (4pp in salt and 2pp in fresh) do we all need fishing licenses or is it enough that I alone have a licence and only use the number of rods allowed for one person?
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 05:29 PM

good question. you could try to argue that you were the only one fishing but fisheries might not believe you. i guess it depends how convincing you are!

528. Use of rods and lines
(1) A person must not in marine waters use more than
4 lines or a line with more than 2 hooks or baits
attached.
Penalty: 20 penalty units.

(2) A person must not in inland waters use more than
2 lines or a line with more than 2 hooks or baits
attached.
Penalty: 20 penalty units.

(3) Sub-regulations (1) and (2) do not apply to a
person who is the holder of an access licence and
who is using a fishing line in accordance with the
Act and these Regulations.

(4) A person must not leave any fishing line
unattended in inland waters, the Gippsland Lakes,
Lake Tyers, the Lower Lake at Mallacoota Inlet or
Wingan Inlet.
Penalty: 20 penalty units.

(5) Despite sub-regulation (2), when yabby fishing, a
person may use not more than 10 baited lines with
no hooks attached in inland waters.


Note: 1 penalty unit is currently equal to $107.43 but that changes every financial year.
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#24 Steeny

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 02:50 PM

as long as none of the other guys in the boat ever touch a rod, tackle, fish, etc, you should be fine.

by the rules, your not fishing unless you are caught with a rod in your hand. but if two rods go at once, and one of your mates picks it up, even to move it, they are officially fishing.

for the cost of a license ($20 a year) you may as well have everyone licensed


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Posted 05 February 2007 - 02:09 PM

Just as I thought then....better safe than sorry....Argh

Thanks mateys.

Edited by flounderpirate, 05 February 2007 - 02:10 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:31 AM

Haargh,

here be a question I be havin'; last Australia day when I went out at Werribee, a couple o' the flatties began 'gruntin' once they were on deck, made a man feel a bit sorry fer' 'em before I put the knife through their brain.

Has anyone else had this happen to them or know why it happens?
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 10:43 AM

Hi Mike, quite a few fish grunt after capture, trevally are a notable one, also mulloway and gurnards are known for it (and maybe garfish too from memory?). I can't remember ever hearing it from flatties though.

Fishing in Canberra is going well, although only on the redfin front (still haven't caught a native yet). I caught my PB redfin of 41cm during the week, while trolling my faithful pink/black stumpjumper :th

EDIT Hi Glen, I've been trying to upload a picture, but keep getting the following error message:
Error Upload failed. Please ask the administrator to ensure the uploads directory is writeable
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 02:39 PM

thats prety big i havent had anything over about 10cm i might try one of these stump jumpers i had some joy under the bridge near duntroon the one you cross to go to fyshwik
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 02:56 PM

hi jazman, you won't be able to upload photos today.

we had a server problem. i need to fix this when i get home from work.

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 02:59 PM

HAargh,

That's excellent Jazman, I only ever caught a 44cm Flatty, then my brother got a 46cm one right after and kept rubbing my face in it all day...aaargh
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:10 AM

Here's a pic of the big redfin I tried to post last week:

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 04:27 PM

that is a real thumper! well done jazman! :th
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 04:44 PM

Haha, cheers Glen, but I wish it was a native. Since the natives seem to have shunned me, I've got my sights set on a redfin over 50cm (a friend caught 2 over 50 last year, with the biggest a whopping 54cm :o )

Hope the fishing in Melbourne is treating you guys well, I'm off to Lake Conjola on the NSW South Coast this weekend to try and bag some flathead, bream and whiting on soft plastics :)
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:25 AM

Good luck to ye mate, sounds like you have a few projects on the go at once. Whatever happened to the 'Garfish on softplastics' endeavor?
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:12 AM

Whatever happened to the 'Garfish on softplastics' endeavor?


I was lucky enough to catch 3 gars on SP during my last session in Melbourne before moving up here. I had caught a few on bait earlier in the day, and decided to try the plastic again - and they couldn't get enough of it. My hookup rate was very poor though, I reckon only about 1 in 4 gars that grabbed the SP actually hooked up, and not all of those stayed hooked. I was using a 1/42 oz #8 jighead (even though it was tiny, it was probably still too big!), and a cut down Berkley 1 inch Power nymph :o
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 01:19 PM

Ha!

So ye did it then! Well cross that one off the list.....on to more challenges.
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Posted 14 February 2007 - 01:34 PM

that is pretty amazing! what is special about this berkley power nymph? do they hit it when moving quickly?
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Posted 14 February 2007 - 02:26 PM

Hi Glen, I think that the power nymph as designed for trout fishing - it looks just like a freshwater nymph (like you'd imitate with a nymph wet fly) - small body with legs on the side and claw thingoes and long feelers out the front (see attached picture). I wasn't giving the plastic much action, just a very slow retrieve :o I also sprayed it with some of that Ultrabite catch scent, not sure whether that made any difference.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:32 AM

Good stuff Jazman.

Hey it never ceases to amaze me how many styles of SP's there are. What do you think of GULP SP's in a squid style? They would keep so much better than the frozen stuff and feel and look like the real deal.
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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:02 PM

Ahoy there me hearties,

tell me, has anyone ever tried salt water fly fishing in victoria for common fish usually caught on bait/SP's like mullet, salmon etc.?
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