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by bilby
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Melbourne CBD & Docklands area
Topic: 'cheating' for breams on nymph, sight fishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: 'cheating' for breams on nymph, sight fishing.

If you can find yourself some sandworm, you'll find that Docklands bream are no more fussy than Gippsland bream. I've caught bags of bream in the city with individual fish to 1.5kg using podworm in the past. Catching them on fly sounds like a different story, though!
by bilby
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Rosebud to Sorrento/Portsea
Topic: Portsea pier on a falling tide?
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Portsea pier on a falling tide?

If there are any bait fish around, it would also be worth throwing around some small metal lures for salmon and barracouta.
by bilby
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: Eels and the Japanese tourist.
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Eels and the Japanese tourist.

I once kept a big eel like that at Marlo, and prepared it as unagidon (Japanese style eel on rice). It was one of the best tasting fish I've ever had - very white meat and delicious flavour. There is one thing to note for the unwary, though. I had some cuts on my fingers from and earlier session of ...
by bilby
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Carp report, big carp location .
Replies: 28
Views: 1158

Re: Carp report, big carp location .

I used size 6-8 hooks - you shouldn't lose even the biggest fish on these if you set your drag on a low setting and spend the time to get them in. The only issue with this approach being snags / reeds, etc. My brother and I have caught carp up to about 10kg using this method in the Merri Creek in su...
by bilby
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Salt Water Fishing
Topic: Fav all round rod.
Replies: 38
Views: 2347

Re: Fav all round rod.

I quite like my Plueger Trion - great for soft plastics and general lure casting, as well as bait fishing for pinkies, etc.
by bilby
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Mornington To Dromana
Topic: Mt Martha rocks
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Mt Martha rocks

What's a "rat" flathead?
by bilby
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie-Caught nothing
Replies: 27
Views: 1544

Re: Newbie-Caught nothing

Whenever I'm having trouble finding fish, I just scale down my gear until I find success - i.e. go with lighter line, smaller hooks, smaller sinkers and lighter rod and reel for a while. I'd recommend size 8 or 10 hooks, and focus on bait presentation (i.e. making the bait sit well on the hook to lo...
by bilby
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Williamstown to Werribee
Topic: Fish id
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Fish id

Banded Morwong? I've seen them mooching around the rocks at Newport near the warmies sometimes.
by bilby
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: First trip out for the year ...
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: First trip out for the year ...

Thanks everyone! As you can probably tell, I was very pleasantly surprised with this catch. I hope to get out again soon.

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