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#381 Colossal_Squid

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:58 PM

Hi All,

Colossal is finally back in the country! I have been holidaying in the Adriatic for the last 3 months. Let me tell you - it is good to be back. After trying my heart out to catch something decent in the Adriatic, I can honestly say that we are very lucky here in Australia as the Adriatic has been raped of all it acquatic life. Rod and reel fishing is nonexistent as there is nothing to catch................ It is good to know that I can come back to Australia and with a bit of effort catch a nice feed of squid and have fun at the same time!

Anyway has anyone got an update for Queenscliff in the last few days. I went there last Wednesday evening on the rising tide and did not catch anything. The Pier was closed from the Shed onwards. Does anyone know when the full pier will be open for business. I also tried a Port Arlington and caught nothing but I kind of expected this as the tide was dropping. The seal hanging around the pier didn't help either. Has anyone got an updated report since last Wednesday. My gut feeling that Queenscliff would not start firing up until late September / October.

It is good to be back. Now if only I can find some squid..............................


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#382 eyoflap

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:49 AM

hey guys at queencliff the other end of the peir is shut off, do you know why it is.
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#383 eyoflap

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:54 AM

yeah is there any tips, for queenscliff cos i useally cast at the verry end of the peir to catch squid but the other end of the peir is shut off so i tryed bye copying the other men i got 1 but fell off

i used a squid float and a pink belly jig

and can you plz tell me were you bye those massive rods without reels :rolleyes:
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#384 mikii_v

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 04:00 PM

you mean the w-o-g poles. haha. their pretty cool yea, especially when theres a strong current. thats the advantage over rod and reels. you dont have to cast and see your line on the other end of the pier.

you can buy them at you local tackle stores, should be around 30-40bux. use heavier line than you would use on your rod and reel. i use 50lb but thats my preference, you can use anywhere around 20lb. correct me if im wrong, length of the line approx 2-3 mtrs depending on depth on water. you want it to sit around 1-2mtr below surface.

the most important part: your clamp ! you dont want to be standing there for hours holding that heavy thing. you need to go buy a big strong clamp, weld a U and a ? and that will hold your pole. (or you can buy the lighter ones) but still you want to put it down sometimes...

if you catch a squid, dont panic, lift up and drop it on the pier. OR just fold your pole in ( telescopic). plan how your going to lift and put your catch, otherwise its going to get messy and your going to knock people out, haha !

GOOD LUCK

Edited by mikii_v, 09 September 2011 - 04:01 PM.

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#385 tonci

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:55 PM

You can get the poles at some bcf, sunshine takleshop or laverton market but best are the silstar or ugly sticks and get one for jiging and one with a baited jig "silver whiting" and let it sit in the water ;) and buy yamashita jigs don't be tight on jigs because 90% of the time you will out fish people who have cheap jigs. Don't bother with floats you will just get tangled there ######. and like miKii said clamps are the key they look sort like this ". ___? " :) and if you fishing at night buy glow sticks from the 2 buk shop and tie
at the tip of the rod
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#386 Lethal

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:59 PM

Hi All, The Pier is fully open again and all the lights are now operating. I have just returned from a 3 day fish, caught 1 Squid myself and other were also catching a few :thumbsup2: . Also targeting Snapper but only caught Sting rays, plenty of those buggers about!!!
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 02:26 PM

thank you so much for your report !!!


i been waiting for this forever!

i never seen any pinkies/snapper get caught at queenscliff

cheers
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:39 PM

Last year I saw a kid around 12 pull in a 2 kilo snapper ;)
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

went last night for donuts

me and my dad was the only ones on the pier. no old regulars there, no squid ink marks - i think it got washed ?

queenscliff has been dead as, the squid hasn't been there lately. last few months i been only getting 2-3 per trip. and i only manage 1 whiting this year compared to last year ~ 60 in 2 months

i have a feeling the renovations to the pier had some effect to the homes of the fish/squids... ever since the renos i been doing crap as.


where you been going tonci? havn't seen you since

mates went lorne last night for donuts as well
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#390 squid inc

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

Went to Queenscliff last night got 3 on or around high tide 2 other guys there got a couple each on rangoon rods one of wich got a massive cuttle fish about 3.5kg or more must say i got my first squid first cast and other 2 wern't far behindand thenwas very quiet i also checkedout st leonards nothing much going on there besides pike chaseing garsaround prob worth a fish for gars dureing daylight...
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#391 oit_710

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:13 PM

Just came back from Queenscliff and landed 1.5 kg squid, so happy with the result today as this is my biggest catch. I am using Shimano Exigile 2.5 colour 14T as my favorite squid jig and always catch squid with this. All the best guys.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:13 PM

Did you get that off the pier or out of a boat.
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Posted 15 December 2015 - 10:09 AM

Hi All,

 

I'm heading down to Ocean Grove around the new year period for about a week. Having never been there, is there any great land based spots in Ocean Grove or the surrounding areas you would recommend? I know this is the Queenscliff thread, so thought some people might know spots in Ocean Grove.


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