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Created by Macaha 7 months ago, 16 Jun 2022
Macaha
QLD, 21788 posts
16 Jun 2022 4:43PM
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vanders1
QLD, 3808 posts
27 Sep 2022 3:31PM
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All I'm good for these days.......




Macaha
QLD, 21788 posts
27 Sep 2022 3:38PM
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Thats my man V watch catchers mate epic

damned67
373 posts
28 Sep 2022 7:53PM
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Sensational! Got to be happy with that!

I'm desperate for a decent fishing session. Last session was a few weeks ago - for some barely legal squire.
Had to pass on a session last week with a mate, who subsequently landed a 30 kg 138 cm Jew. The bastard.

Odd addition - but given your fishing shirt and 'gaiter' or whatever they call it - I recently picked up the long sleeve hooded UPF shirt from Florence Marine X with the built in 'gaiter' (at least that's what they call it). Damn nice piece of kit, although there's no pockets. Good price too. If nothing else, cheaper than a half-decent fishing shirt plus gaiter/multi-scarf thingo.

wavemaniac
461 posts
29 Sep 2022 8:37PM
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... I get my fish from the fish shop.

Dont need a fishing licence...or a boat...dont need to get up in the dark AND never come home without a fish!

When I get to eat the fresh stuff, its at a mates place who rings me when hes caught something.Mostly mackerel,snapper but the odd cobia.

Cobra
9106 posts
2 Oct 2022 10:18AM
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... I get my fish from the fish shop.

Dont need a fishing licence...or a boat...dont need to get up in the dark AND never come home without a fish!

When I get to eat the fresh stuff, its at a mates place who rings me when hes caught something.Mostly mackerel,snapper but the odd cobia.


Nothing like getting a line wet. Some of my best fishing stories or days are not even catching anything. But that reel singing is like sitting in a pit, yes i hear more reels singing these days.

smh
NSW, 7269 posts
2 Oct 2022 7:28PM
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Love it . Second passion. Lure and fly only

SP
10974 posts
3 Oct 2022 5:36AM
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smh said..
Love it . Second passion. Lure and fly only


Damn right. Even my 8 year now refuses to use bait .. Actually Just packing for a few days bass fishing. One exception though on the bait fishing is for Blackfish.
Actually Just packing now for a few days bass fishing.

damned67
373 posts
3 Oct 2022 7:36AM
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Fishing for Luderick.... is there anything more 'old man' or enjoyable?

smh
NSW, 7269 posts
3 Oct 2022 4:25PM
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SP said..

smh said..
Love it . Second passion. Lure and fly only



Damn right. Even my 8 year now refuses to use bait .. Actually Just packing for a few days bass fishing. One exception though on the bait fishing is for Blackfish.
Actually Just packing now for a few days bass fishing.


I get blackfish on weed flies . If they're around you don't even need burley . In the river or off the rocks

smh
NSW, 7269 posts
3 Oct 2022 4:26PM
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Fishing for Luderick.... is there anything more 'old man' or enjoyable?


They're unreal . Been fishing for them for a very long time . Never get sick of them .

Cobra
9106 posts
3 Oct 2022 3:49PM
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Boofing Barra

damned67
373 posts
5 Oct 2022 9:23PM
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smh said..

damned67 said..
Fishing for Luderick.... is there anything more 'old man' or enjoyable?



They're unreal . Been fishing for them for a very long time . Never get sick of them .


I reckon they're under-rated for eating too. Granted, ain't no snapper, but looked after, still fine eating.
We brain spike, bleed and into an ice slurry. I reckon their poor rep as a table fish comes from the old blokes catching them off the rocks, and storing them in a rock pool... nothings going to taste good after that.
And a barrel of fun to catch on the light gear too!

515
713 posts
6 Oct 2022 10:28AM
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Had best fishing trip late may, mate chartered a boat with skipper, crew gear and bait. For casual charters they pack on 20 but we just had 14 so plenty of room and all mates or mates of mates and good banter.
This was from Coromandel in NZ where there are mussel farms about 45 minutes from wharf, early 6am start boat leaves 6.30.
Total was 92 schnapper with biggest 65cm and plenty over 50cm. I caught 7 with 4 over 36cm. We dropped them off to be filleted and vacuum bagged the next day.

Catch a few Kawaii on my mates sailing cat, when its light winds and the birds are working. Great fighting fish and yes bleed them and in the smoker later - elbows out when they're ready

Ricardo1709
NSW, 1293 posts
7 Oct 2022 8:12AM
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smh said..


damned67 said..
Fishing for Luderick.... is there anything more 'old man' or enjoyable?




They're unreal . Been fishing for them for a very long time . Never get sick of them .



I reckon they're under-rated for eating too. Granted, ain't no snapper, but looked after, still fine eating.
We brain spike, bleed and into an ice slurry. I reckon their poor rep as a table fish comes from the old blokes catching them off the rocks, and storing them in a rock pool... nothings going to taste good after that.
And a barrel of fun to catch on the light gear too!


I'm one of those old blokes that catches em off the platforms and stores them in a deep rock pool but they're in a keeper net alive and kicking and pool gets wash into it, three or four fish and then spike clean and fillet, love em for the chase and the eating.

Macaha
QLD, 21788 posts
9 Oct 2022 5:50AM
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Surf has been terrible here this weekend so I scored a couple of nice whiting yesterday

damned67
373 posts
9 Oct 2022 3:05PM
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Had to do it. Had a great session on the Luderick yesterday arvo with a mate. Just so hard to beat hanging out with a mate and watching those floats drift and sink. Came close to filling our bag limit in no time.... but the tide started running too fast. Good size too, bought home 9, and 5 were over 40cm.
Love chasing snapper, jew and flathead on lures... and spinning for Tailor and Macks, but sitting back with a beer (mid strength, of course, mixed in with some of the better zero alcohol beers that are hitting the market at the moment), watching the float drift, sink, and then the fight on the light luderick gear is just soooo much fun.

smh
NSW, 7269 posts
17 Oct 2022 11:49AM
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smh said..


damned67 said..
Fishing for Luderick.... is there anything more 'old man' or enjoyable?




They're unreal . Been fishing for them for a very long time . Never get sick of them .



I reckon they're under-rated for eating too. Granted, ain't no snapper, but looked after, still fine eating.
We brain spike, bleed and into an ice slurry. I reckon their poor rep as a table fish comes from the old blokes catching them off the rocks, and storing them in a rock pool... nothings going to taste good after that.
And a barrel of fun to catch on the light gear too!

They're good especially the ocean fish off the rocks . Bleed them and fillet and skin them they're pretty good . A bloke I used to work with used to do them in the smoker too.

Macaha
QLD, 21788 posts
17 Oct 2022 2:00PM
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Four bream two whitings and a crab were my catch on Saturday

Rabbs
251 posts
17 Oct 2022 3:44PM
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damned67 said..

smh said..


damned67 said..
Fishing for Luderick.... is there anything more 'old man' or enjoyable?




They're unreal . Been fishing for them for a very long time . Never get sick of them .



I reckon they're under-rated for eating too. Granted, ain't no snapper, but looked after, still fine eating.
We brain spike, bleed and into an ice slurry. I reckon their poor rep as a table fish comes from the old blokes catching them off the rocks, and storing them in a rock pool... nothings going to taste good after that.
And a barrel of fun to catch on the light gear too!


Totally agree about their eating quality..

So many fish have a bad reputation passed down through the years by people who don't understand how to respect the fish they keep as food. !!
Weed eating & oily type fish just need to be on ice quicker than say a flathead or whiting.
Any fish spiked , gutted & put in an ice slurry will taste pretty good.
It does my head in when someone leaves a fish dying on hot sand, ..& cleans it hours later,
cooks it days after coming out of a fridge.
Then says the "fresh fish" they caught tasted crap.
Rant over

damned67
373 posts
19 Oct 2022 7:42AM
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Rabbs, sounds like you've been to K'Gari/Fraser for the Tailor run - or that you should really avoid it!

Initial care extends storage too. Your tailor that flopped around and died on the sand, then sat on the beach for a few hours before being cleaned ain't gonna freeze well, 'cause it's already no good. I reckon that's where the idea that tailor don't freeze well comes from.
I've had Tailor fillets from spiked/bled/slurry fish that I've cryovac'd/vacuum packed that were absolutely fine coming out of the freezer 12 months later. The only thing I do differently with tailor/mackerel etc is step them from freezer to fridge for thawing.

Macaha
QLD, 21788 posts
27 Oct 2022 5:22PM
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Today's catch one whiting two bream all let go to enjoy there life's ok they were all too small

damned67
373 posts
27 Oct 2022 7:30PM
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I went and bought myself a new rod n reel set up on Monday - Daiwa Tatula 200 HD LTD on a Dobyn's Fury FR704C. Got a nice discount on it all, except for the braid. The cost of braid is getting out of hand!
Absolutely itching to 'blood' the new rig.
But I also haven't caught a wave in a couple of weeks, so desperate for that too.

Tassiedevel
TAS, 2248 posts
5 Nov 2022 2:34PM
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Fun trip this morning with the wife , son in law , bunch of dolphins and a little penguin - flathead and gummy shark for dinner






vanders1
QLD, 3808 posts
25 Nov 2022 9:23PM
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A quality golden trevally, pulled like a freight train.


damned67
373 posts
26 Nov 2022 4:28PM
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Freight train would be an understatement!



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