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#1 squidapprentice

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 06:33 PM

G'day all,

My Dad's friend and him used to go floundering (before his friend had a stroke) alot around the mouth of Koroit Ck. (before I was born :P ), but judging by the photos, they had some great success, with 2 larger then a dinner plate. But thsi was the early 80's, so it could've changed.

But my question is, where can I get hand spears, floundering accessories and is there any other helpful tips you can give me? eg; what tides are best? :blink:

The only spear, that resembles a floundering spear was a 2 piece (screw on it was 5.6ft, screw off it was 4.5ft approx.) :lol It had 7 prongs (i think that is more then whats legal in Victoria :blink: could be wrong)

So, in conc;usion. What is the best time/s to go floundering? where can I get teh floundering accessories? Where can I buy a torch? What a good size battery to use? What can I store the battery in? If i happen to encounter flathead, squid (if possible :) ) how should I go by spearing them? :geek

All help is appreciated.

Happy squidding,
Rohan :th :cry: :th
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#2 Jazman

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 02:03 PM

Hi Rohan,
You can find answers to pretty much all your questions by looking back through the older floundering threads.
Most larger fishing tackle shops stock floundering lights (sometimes labelled as prawning lights) and hand spears. Squid are easy to spear, but with flathead the trick is to get up to them and take a shot fairly quickly before they take off. There is a photo of my floundering setup in one of the older threads - hae a look through them and if you have any more questions let us know
Jaz
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:14 PM

hi rohan you can get motorbike batterys for a good price down auto barn and a sling you can get from pretty much every fishing tackle store same with the flounder lights. i dont really worry about tides if the weathers good then i go..
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:41 PM

hey rohan, since these questions you have raised have been asked and answered elsewhere I am closing this thread.

cheers, glen
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