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by 4liters
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Bream Fishing
Topic: New PB!
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: New PB!

They do give a good account of themselves, good one. Never heard the term swamp trout used for them before though. :-D I think some shop here was selling them under that name at some stage. I’ve heard Americans call them poop trout or Tijuana trout too Had a relo years ago in Wagga that had a fish ...
by 4liters
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Bream Fishing
Topic: New PB!
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: New PB!

Brownie wrote:They do give a good account of themselves, good one.
Never heard the term swamp trout used for them before though. :-D

I think some shop here was selling them under that name at some stage.

I’ve heard Americans call them poop trout or Tijuana trout too
by 4liters
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Bream Fishing
Topic: New PB!
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: New PB!

April Fool wrote:Great effort! A decent size fish for its species...and one of the best fighting freshwater fish (around here anyway).
Cheers
Team Bender
Wondering if this thread appeared in the 'bream' section by mistake!!!

No mistake, just thought it was time this sub forum had a decent fish posted in it
by 4liters
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Bream Fishing
Topic: New PB!
Replies: 13
Views: 940

New PB!

Last week the guy who runs the gym I go to tipped me off about a local river where he'd seen some large carp sunning themselves, I went and checked it out today. He wasn't lying, I got to the spot and straight away saw a couple of chunky swamp trout chilling out on the surface. https://i.imgur.com/8...
by 4liters
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: FISH KILL NEAR MENINDE
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: FISH KILL NEAR MENINDE

More water politics... Royal commission report in doubt Compliance about excessive water extraction and insufficient environmental flows has also been a focus of the South Australian royal commission in the management of the Murray Darling Basin, and the $13 billion plan to restore its health. On Fr...
by 4liters
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: Antique fishing rod
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Antique fishing rod

Wish things were still that cheap Bet it was better quality too back then Geeez the prices back then..... You have to put it into perspective... The average earnings for a week’s work in 1965-66 was $57 Note that is the average, more than half of workers would be on less than that. https://www.news...
by 4liters
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: Donut Kings and a broken rod
Replies: 25
Views: 1066

Re: Donut Kings and a broken rod

smile0784 wrote:Anyway of joining it?

Bit of gaffer tape would probably be an improvement on the original tbh
by 4liters
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: Donut Kings and a broken rod
Replies: 25
Views: 1066

Re: Donut Kings and a broken rod

Looks like the rocks at the end of tongue point at the prom.

Anyway, that’s what you get for buying a daiwa piece of sh*t and I’m glad you seem to have learned your lesson and gone with a less delicate brand
by 4liters
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Shark Fishing
Topic: Slide Baiting for Bronzies
Replies: 46
Views: 1737

Re: Slide Baiting for Bronzies

Do you need a fancy rod .NO. Back then ,we all had 1 piece rods to handle the sinker weight the rod shaking and a great white or bronzie pulling you out your shoes Something to be able to cast 10 oz sinker. We all used 14 ft rods.overhead reels, Over the counter rods were assassin and poseidon rods...
by 4liters
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: Antique fishing rod
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Antique fishing rod

Maybe drop this guy a line and see if he can give you any info: https://australianfishingmuseum.com/

Looks like his specialty is reels but I'd be surprised if he hasn't picked up a bit of knowledge about rods over the course

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