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by skronkman
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Carp - The most popular freshwater table fish in the world
Replies: 47
Views: 471

Re: Carp - The most popular freshwater table fish in the world

I did see an episode of River Cottage where Hugh caught a carp and then rehomed it in a clean water tank for a period of time to remove the muddy flavour. He cooked it and served it up for a bunch of people who said they were surprised by how palatable it was. It was on TVs so it must be true. I thi...
by skronkman
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Carp - The most popular freshwater table fish in the world
Replies: 47
Views: 471

Re: Carp - The most popular freshwater table fish in the world

I haven't tried to eat one so I can't say. I haven't targeted them since I was a kid. I also don't like killing for the sake of it and try to return any fish to the water if I dont have a use for it however I believe it is illegal to return carp to the water. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
by skronkman
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to catch yakkas in southern port Phillip?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Where to catch yakkas in southern port Phillip?

Thanks folks. I tried the wall at the end of Blairgowrie pier for nought but it did seem fishy. Portsea pier crossed my mind too but I've only ever caught parrots and wrasse around there and I was running out of time so didn't have a crack. Will try off the end of the pier next time and the western ...
by skronkman
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Whiting Fishing
Topic: Anyone coming to the whiting talk?
Replies: 27
Views: 484

Re: Anyone coming to the whiting talk?

I wasn't chasing them but did see a few folks pull in the ting today on the northern side of sorrento channel around the AFN map mark. Maybe they are back after hiding for the Xmas break? I'm sure the secret was the pipi/squid cocktail as usual (and finding the school)! No need to support anyone for...
by skronkman
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to catch yakkas in southern port Phillip?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Where to catch yakkas in southern port Phillip?

Well we didn't find any livies so we used fresh frozen squid and salmon without a touch in the rip today.about 10 boats out there for the end of the run out and slack. Sammy gave us hell again but this time only stealing baits and destroying rigs. Got pretty choppy once the southerly kicked in so we...
by skronkman
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to catch yakkas in southern port Phillip?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Where to catch yakkas in southern port Phillip?

Hey folks. Can anyone tell me where I might get onto some yakkas when launching from sorrento. I'm all over them in WP but haven't found any down here today while on the hunt for livies before hitting the rip this arvo. Kinda getting desperate now and am about to resort to dead salmon and squid agai...
by skronkman
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Fresh Water Fishing
Topic: General questions about fishing in Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: General questions about fishing in Melbourne

I remember when I was a kid at school and we went to Jells park and used little nets to catch all sorts of small critters from the lake there. I think you can get there by bus. Not sure how convenient it is to you but you might want to pack a picnic lunch and head down there for a day and see what c...
by skronkman
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: Oiling drag 'washers'
Replies: 36
Views: 546

Re: Oiling drag 'washers'

I think a few manufacturers run their stock carbontex drags without grease. When I upgraded one of my reels to carbon fibre drag washers with the reel doctor in FTG he told me that you don't need to grease them but he likes to put the smallest amount of inox mx6(?) grease on them. I'm actually not s...
by skronkman
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Rosebud to Sorrento/Portsea
Topic: Just a nice sounder pic of salmon school
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Just a nice sounder pic of salmon school

Still something wrong with the attachment uploading. Says nothing over 5mb but rejected a 3.5mb. Cropped to reduce size.
by skronkman
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Rosebud to Sorrento/Portsea
Topic: Just a nice sounder pic of salmon school
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Just a nice sounder pic of salmon school

A bit late for a report but went out in 20 knots last Wednesday and found this salmon school hiding in the Lee of South channel fort. Had trouble getting lures and metals down to them initially but ended up letting the wind push us over them at about 3 knots trolling a deep diving hard body to colle...

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