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by bilby
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Mulloway Fishing
Topic: Where the jewies at?
Replies: 56
Views: 1746

Re: Where the jewies at?

This is why I prefer to use the name "mulloway" (which is also traditional in Victoria). In Geelong they used to call them "River Kingfish" ... although with the situation in the Yarra these days, that would just be confusing! NSW has always had various dodgy / offensive names fo...
by bilby
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Fishing techniques
Topic: what to do with old thongs!
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: what to do with old thongs!

Now I'm thinking ... Docklands. Old thongs. Kingfish.
by bilby
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: A quick session on the Yarra
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: A quick session on the Yarra

This time of year the big breeding fish turn up in the lower Yarra and up the Merri Creek. There are some absolute beasts to be had.
by bilby
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: Sugarloaf Reservoir
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Sugarloaf Reservoir

Would powerbait count as artificial?
by bilby
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: A quick session on the Yarra
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: A quick session on the Yarra

Four more this afternoon - this was the biggest (incredibly wide and fat!). I had a double hook up at the time, and needed to fight another one for 10 mins while this one was progressively spooling me on trusty old my bream rod. http://i67.tinypic.com/16lk4ch.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/28ina85.jpg
by bilby
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Fish Recipes and Preparation
Topic: Carp preparation
Replies: 28
Views: 512

Re: Carp preparation

Carp prep. is one thing - but what I want to know is how do people carry them out? I got some serious exercise this afternoon carrying out 4 fish from the Yarra @ 25kg total. They are seriously heavy fish!
by bilby
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: A quick session on the Yarra
Replies: 10
Views: 381

A quick session on the Yarra

It was a windy, but pleasant afternoon, so I thought I'd try a quick urban session in the freshwater section of the Yarra. The bait of choice was corn, fishing light with my soft plastics rod, using 10lb braid. After 45mins or so I was getting ready to give it away when the line started peeling off!...
by bilby
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Melbourne CBD & Docklands area
Topic: DOCKLANDS FISHING
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: DOCKLANDS FISHING

Crystal?
by bilby
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Melbourne CBD & Docklands area
Topic: DOCKLANDS FISHING
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: DOCKLANDS FISHING

The kingfish are definitely an unusual sight around there (they seem to be featuring more regularly over the past 18 months, though). The bream fishing at this time of year is pretty standard, though. Catch and release, hopefully!
by bilby
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Mornington To Dromana
Topic: Balcombe Creek
Replies: 30
Views: 1084

Re: Balcombe Creek

Cool! I've always wanted to catch one from the estuary section of the Yarra ... never have yet. Great catch!

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