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#1 silkieboy

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:13 PM

so i'll be planning to to go to Flinders Piers for a fish and also try my first time at squidding. I'm also really keen at giving night time floundering a go and after reading people's threads i think i've got the jist of it.

These would be:
-hand held spear
-prawn/flounder light because these can go underwater? rather than shining a torch from above
- Pair of water boots to prevent feeling any nasties under me
- Batteries but not sure what type.. Apparently you can use old car batteries?
- Back pack
- Landing Net
- And a float of sorts to hold the fish ( i was thinking of using a large polystyrene box with a hole on one of its sides to attach a rope and then use the end of itto tie to my waist)

Other than that i think it was suggested that the water must be really still and wind speed of 5 knots would be perfect.

i'll be wading around the beach where the pier is at night time. Is that how it's done? and has anyone else tried it and saw fish life at flinders? Was thinking of maybe berleying up as i wade too or is that a big no no :ohmy:

If anyone can offer advice in anyway, pls don't hesitate to post or pm :o

Hope the weather will be ideal soon to give this a shot and i'll be sure to report!

Cheers

Johnny

Edited by silkieboy, 13 December 2007 - 01:21 PM.

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#2 glen

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 03:31 PM

hi johnny,

i am not sure if a polystrene box will support the weight of the car battery or not. also i am not sure if it will stay upright or not.

as for the boots, we generally use chest waders. anything shorter would be a pain. i guess in the middle of summer you could go for shorts and rubber diving boots. i have never tried it though.

i don't use a back pack but i guess you could...but i would prefer to put my stuff on the float.

i never tried burley. i guess it might work for some types of fish e.g. garfish. but you might attract some things you don't want to attract as well! :o i am personally grateful i have never run into a big shark while floundering! :P

hope you catch plenty,

cheers, glen
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#3 silkieboy

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 05:27 PM

Hi Glen. Lol i think i won't give berleying a shot.. i would be $hit scared if i saw large shark cruising whilst floundering. Does that mean i have to go really deep into the water for the fish. eg chest deep? or will 1-2 ft water be good enough.

Ye that polystyrene box was just an idea not sure if it would work either! :o What sort of floats do other people have success with?

Also Glen, what sort of weather conditions should i look for when floundering? or did my prior post (5knots wind, calm water, not much moonlight) said the goods already.

Gonna make a trip to Anaconda soon to buy me some spearing gear :D

Thanks again

Johnny
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:27 PM

yes the weather conditions you mentioned should be fine. preferably with an offshore wind so there will be less chop.

2 feet of water is fine though the sea bed is never dead flat so you need the extra boot height to cover the dips!

i use an inflated car tyre as a float but i always get small holes in the tube so it is not a brilliant system. the other option is to build a frame from PVC tubes (in the shape of a rectangle) with elbow connectors on each corner. that seems to be more sturdy.

hope you catch a few! cheers, glen :o
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 09:47 AM

digging through the old threads, found a pic of Jazmans setup

http://www.squidfish...amp;hl=flounder

i copied it almost exactly, and it works a treat. one bucket for the battery, a can of coke, knife, etc and one for the fish.

car batteries can be a little heavy, so i use (also on jazmans advice) a 12v 18aH battery from jaycar.

i think it might be time for me to get it all out again, and have another go/

Good luck
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