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by bilby
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Mulloway Fishing
Topic: Somewhere down an urban river
Replies: 21
Views: 2430

Re: Somewhere down an urban river

Awesome result - well done! I still remember the first time I went out to deliberately target mulloway - they are such a challenge, but the rewards are just as great.
by bilby
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: EP's In The Swamp
Replies: 23
Views: 2559

Re: EP's In The Swamp

I love this post - this is the sort of fishing exploration that is really exciting when you have the time and breathing space to try ...
by bilby
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: Shallow Inlet Fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: Shallow Inlet Fishing

You can walk out to the mouth, but be VERY careful re: tides and location - especially on the Sandy Point side. The edges can turn to quicksand quite quickly as the tide comes back in. Once out there, however, casting slugs / metal lures should produce some big salmon from the channel. Failing that,...
by bilby
Sun May 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Melbourne CBD & Docklands area
Topic: Yarra snapper
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Re: Yarra snapper

Great work! Where there is bait, there is snapper. In Melbourne they are found more or less in the same areas as mulloway, and tend to succumb to the same tactics. My brother and I have caught some large one over the years from the year - the best going 84cm and 7.4 kg and 81cm and 7.6kg. Most years...
by bilby
Fri May 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Williamstown to Werribee
Topic: sanctuary lakes bream
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: sanctuary lakes bream

Try a running sinker (or weightless) with crab for bait for for larger bream.
by bilby
Fri May 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Department of Primary Industries / Fisheries
Topic: TREES FOR FISH EVENT Maribyrnong River Monday 20 May, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: TREES FOR FISH EVENT Maribyrnong River Monday 20 May, 2019

Regardless of the presentation, this is an absolutely brilliant idea. It should be policy along the Yarra, too - no trees, no cod (and down lower, no snags, no estuary perch either). This will benefit many species both in the fresh and saltwater sections of the river.
by bilby
Tue May 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Williamstown to Werribee
Topic: Warmies visit and Massive unknown fish again.
Replies: 31
Views: 4292

Re: Warmies visit and Massive unknown fish again.

I don't know - on light gear like that it could just as easily be a pinkie. I've been landing them up to 50cm of late, and they have a surprising amount of power on the first run, and when you're land based, it's easy to end up snagged in rocks, etc.
by bilby
Mon May 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Williamstown to Werribee
Topic: Warmies
Replies: 22
Views: 2586

Re: Warmies

I've caught one there before (a 7 gill, that is) - not as big as that one, though! By the way, congratulations on the 57cm flathead - that is a beast!
by bilby
Fri May 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Station pier report 3/05/2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2182

Re: Station pier report 3/05/2019

Orange whiting?
by bilby
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: Snowy River To be Artificially Opened
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Re: Snowy River To be Artificially Opened

Apparently some years back (early 20th century) the entrance used to be right down the end of the estuary (past where the blue hole at French's is today). I wonder whether that was because the water used to be allowed to back up to the point where it could spill into the relic low lying parts of the...

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