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#61 Jazman

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:42 PM

Hi Poodge,

It's a little bit hard to tell from your picture, but I'm pretty sure it's a bastard trumpeter. Nice sized fish!

http://www.amonline....sh/lforster.htm

The fish the fella on the left is holding is a banded morwong - quite prized, there is a live export industry of banded morwong to Japan.

Are you still fishing much out of your kayak? The Melbourne guys I used to go out with have been cleaning up on squid out from Mornington, bag limit catches have been the norm.

I've only just started kayak fishing Lake Jindabyne in the high country, it is bloody cold, but worth putting up with the discomfort. I got a 47cm rainbow trout and a 45cm atlantic salmon trolling lures last Saturday.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:06 PM

jazman.
you are far too good.
trumpeter, yes. but ive been calling it a tasmanian trumpeter. is that just a different name or are we talking about two different fish. i wasnt too sure as im not from that area but still, you definately the master jazman :th

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happy fishing,
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:10 PM

Oh yeah forgot to say, great fish jazman!!
Two thumbs up! :th :woot:
I'd love to fish for trout off the 'yak!
keep up the good work!
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happy fishing,
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:20 PM

ive been calling it a tasmanian trumpeter. is that just a different name or are we talking about two different fish


Definately different fish mate - don't get me wrong, bastard trumpeter are a fine eating fish, but the tasmanian trumpeter (also known as striped trumpeter), has prominent londitudinal stripes, and is one of the most prized eating fish in Australia, if not the world. And they are almost exclusively caught only in Tassie (see attached picture).

The first time I speared a bastard trumpeter I looked it up in my fish book, and couldn't believe that anyone would name a fish a bastard :woot: Believe it or not, there is also a fish called a Real Bastard trumpeter! :th

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:18 PM

Believe it or not, there is also a fish called a Real Bastard trumpeter! :th


as if being a bastard was not enough!!!! :woot:

nice fish on the yak! cheers, glen
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:36 AM

Cheers Glen, I really like Lake Jindabyne, did you fish it much when you were in Canberra? I haven't done very much trout fishing before, and have just been trolling diving lures around that get to around 2-3m deep. Apparently getting the lures deeper is generally more productive, so I've been investigating trolling with lead-core line, and have also considered fitting the kayak with a downrigger.

Here's a pic of the salmon I caught:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:35 PM

i did a fair bit of fly fishing in jindabyne. we used to go to hatchery bay in the evening and flog the water with wet flies and usually caught a few.

also people used to do some bait fishing there with mudeyes under floats and seemed to do fairly well.

there was also another bay near the dam wall...bugger if i can remember what it was called,. ..and we used to get some fish there too.

have you tried the thredbo river (on foot)?

and we used to do OK at frying pan arm at Lake Eucumbene. Though that might well be empty. i am not sure what the water levels are like.

there was another river halfway between canberra and Eucumbene that was pretty good. It must have been the upper Murrumbidgee River. I has a good session there once but the water levels were pretty high i guess. I guess the drought might have mucked with the trout propulation in the river.

the best fishing i had in canberra was lake burley griffin. i also caught some fish in the Googong Reservoir. and i think i tried the river below the dam too but can't remember if i got anything. i do remember seeing signs of other fishers having recently cleaned fish along the river bank. i have a feeling perhaps there is a fishing restriction immediately below the dam. but that was several years ago!

cheers, glen
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 03:09 PM

Thanks for that good info Glen, I'm very new to this trout fishing caper so I'm keen to soak up as much information as I can get :) The only places I've tried so far have been Eucumbene a few months ago (no fish) and Jindy recently.

A lot of the streams are closed to fishing at the moment because it is spawning time, so I think I'll be mostly confined to the lakes for the next few months. Last weekend I fished around the Kalkite (northern) area of Jindabyne. I'll have to give hatchery bay a crack on my next trip :)

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:40 PM

I thought I would start a thread about kayak fishing - since I have recently bought a dedicated fishing kayak.

It is a Cobra 'Fish n Dive' and is designed to allow you to SCUBA dive from the kayak - I have only done this once, but we caught quite a few nice scallops down at Mcrae in PPB. I have fished from the kayak quite a lot in Port Philip Bay, at Chelsea, Dromana, and majority at Black Rock where we target snapper on soft plastics, squid, and troll lures for snook and salmon. We found an awesome school of salmon a few weeks ago (see photo below), and have been hoping for a kingfish after hearing reports of fish to 4kg in this area. A friend had 3 kings of 70cm hanging underneath his kayak looking at his fsh bag last week, but they weren't hungry, despite him throwing every lure in his tackle box at them. I have also used the kayak to fish off Shoreham in Westernport Bay, and got a nice bag of 11 leatherjackets two weekends ago. It's a great feeling to paddle to where you're fishing, and we reckon the absence of motor noise helps us land more fish than motor boats (aka stink boats). I'm extra lucky beacuse my girlfriend also bought a kayak, so I don't have to bug her to let me go fishing - she actually bugs me to go fishing sometimes!

Hope you guys enjoy the photos.


This is a topic that in a very short time has stolen my heart, i have always been around boats and have owned 3 boats over the past 12 years, but moving from Darwin to Canberra last year my custom quintrex seemed like a bit of over kill in our local lakes, (a lot of work launching/cleaning) for what is only usualy 2 or 3 hours on the water. What was i going to do....... a kayak i thought, after alot of research i decided on a Viking Tempo 2 fisherman qld made (and you can stand up and cast in it) decked it out with a 40lb minn kota and a humminbird sounder and have not looked back, fishing from a kayak for the first time last year i felt born again, all those spots my boat could not make it (too shallow or nowhere to launch) are now at my mercy. I went for the 2 seater at 4m it is a big craft and you do need 2 people to get it on and off the roof, but i have never had any probs getting someone to man the extra seat, the only real problem i have had with the kayak is my poor quintrex is getting a little left out. Looking forward to chasing trophy trout in it this winter ahhh the world is my oyster!
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 10:32 AM

Funny Post :unsure:
But I think Oysters are only found in SALT water......LOL
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:30 AM

This is a topic that in a very short time has stolen my heart, i have always been around boats and have owned 3 boats over the past 12 years, but moving from Darwin to Canberra last year my custom quintrex seemed like a bit of over kill in our local lakes, (a lot of work launching/cleaning) for what is only usualy 2 or 3 hours on the water. What was i going to do....... a kayak i thought, after alot of research i decided on a Viking Tempo 2 fisherman qld made (and you can stand up and cast in it) decked it out with a 40lb minn kota and a humminbird sounder and have not looked back, fishing from a kayak for the first time last year i felt born again, all those spots my boat could not make it (too shallow or nowhere to launch) are now at my mercy. I went for the 2 seater at 4m it is a big craft and you do need 2 people to get it on and off the roof, but i have never had any probs getting someone to man the extra seat, the only real problem i have had with the kayak is my poor quintrex is getting a little left out. Looking forward to chasing trophy trout in it this winter ahhh the world is my oyster!


That is cool Dingo, getting into kayak fishing really does change you hey - the ability to launch anywhere (no ramp required), no queues, ability to fish or travel over shallow water easily, so many advantages.

I spend most weekends over the winter months at Jindy or Euc, there are SO MANY big trout in the snowies, we usually troll for a while, then pull up on a bank and bait fish for a while, then troll again etc.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 02:57 PM

That is cool Dingo, getting into kayak fishing really does change you hey - the ability to launch anywhere (no ramp required), no queues, ability to fish or travel over shallow water easily, so many advantages.

I spend most weekends over the winter months at Jindy or Euc, there are SO MANY big trout in the snowies, we usually troll for a while, then pull up on a bank and bait fish for a while, then troll again etc



Yep thats the plan, now the natives have slowed down i think it might be time to climb the mountain, a friend of mine bait fished Euc over night weekend just past, they caught 12 nice fish best was around 3 lbs and i herd they had a pretty good summer up there catching plenty of trout was the word. Yep time to break out the IMX im keen............now where did i put my waders?
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:32 AM

Hey Jazman, I've been seriously looking into buying a kayak for a while and its finally looking as if i can get the money together. I'm a big bloke and i like the idea of a kayak i can dive from because i'm totally obsessed with spearfishing and i have been giving serious thought to investing in a cobra fish&dive.

I have read into it as far as i can but cant come to anything conclusive as to whether its good or not. I'm not going to be traveling km's offshore so it doesn't have to be quick but i have read many reports at how slow it is because of its width. Have you found this to be a problem at all? I'm never really going to be more than a km offshore and i want to use it for camping/kayaking trips up the murray. It will mainly be for fishing in less than 10m of water as thats the water i normally dive in and i like the species that hang around seagrass (mainly squid).

If you wouldn't mind i'd like to know what you think the pro's and con's are of the fish&dive are. Also what do you think it will cost me to get one shipped down to Adelaide as they don't sell them here...

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 05:38 PM

I have fished for a long time and kayak fishing is starting tolook pretty cool. I was just wondering if you guys could just give me the prosand cons of Kayak fishing in your opinion. And could ya'll maybe link me tosome cheap beginner Kayaks? Thanks!


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:35 AM

I never did kayak fishing but i know how to catch them. I tasted them as well, they are cool.
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