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by Paulanderson
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: MACCAS
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: MACCAS

by Paulanderson
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: MACCAS
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: MACCAS

Truedogz I completely agree with your post but unfortunately am living in Zambia in Southern Africa these days so my options are limited. Am now 69 but I grew up living in different parts of Victoria and started fishing at a very early age. It is easy to yearn for "the good old days" but i...
by Paulanderson
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: MACCAS
Replies: 16
Views: 432

MACCAS

It is great to see that some members have been catching and carefully releasing Maccas (Truedogz and Mickcov) while on other forums and with friends this has also been the case recently in various locations. Sadly Maccas tend to be the forgotten species when it comes to priorities for funding and re...
by Paulanderson
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Game Fishing
Topic: Blue fin tuna advice
Replies: 40
Views: 1087

Re: Blue fin tuna advice

I agree that if you want to tag and release the Tuna go heavier and have a short fight. Having captured a 30 kg Yellowfin over the shelf at Bermagui on 6 kg game gear in about 30 - 40 minutes you do not need heavy line for small Tuna but a long fight knocks them around for sure. They still eat well ...
by Paulanderson
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: RABBITS OF FRESH WATER IN AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: RABBITS OF FRESH WATER IN AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE

Sad to say they are also in several rivers in Western Australia as well.
by Paulanderson
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: Big Blackie
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Big Blackie

That is an incredibly fat Blackfish - I have caught them in the Bunyip River system and Mt Emu Creek but nothing like that size or shape.
by Paulanderson
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: RABBITS OF FRESH WATER IN AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE
Replies: 7
Views: 327

RABBITS OF FRESH WATER IN AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE

A couple of Red Tilapia - Southern Australia is lucky as in most places the water is too cold for Tilapia. At least they taste better than Carp but do not fight as well.
by Paulanderson
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: Crowd Funding for Fish
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Crowd Funding for Fish

The report can be found at

https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... 09_to_2012

It took a few tries to download it though.
by Paulanderson
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: Crowd Funding for Fish
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Crowd Funding for Fish

Thanks for highlighting the issues with Maccas - the more attention they get the better. To answer the question about breeding Maccas well they are not the easiest fish to breed by far but they have been successfully bred and most of the Macquarie Perch stocked in the Ovens were bred in Victoria. Wh...
by Paulanderson
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: FISH FOR THE FREEZER
Replies: 2
Views: 209

FISH FOR THE FREEZER

After chancing a very boggy road in my Toyota Prado 4 WD I found the Tilapia in a small creek going crazy and after 2 hours had 31 good sized fish in the net. I never even got to use my second rod and ran out of worms! The rain also stayed away - has been a very heavy wet season here in Zambia. Admi...

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