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by bilby
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Still Using Old Rods??
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Still Using Old Rods??

I still use my old Jim Crane bream rod - this last year I caught plenty of decent sized Murray cod locally using this now quite vintage item.
by bilby
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Fish Recipes and Preparation
Topic: Catch clean and cook Carp, taste ? you judge.
Replies: 29
Views: 756

Re: Catch clean and cook Carp, taste ? you judge.

Mulloway are pretty decent, though ...
by bilby
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Black Rock to Mordialloc
Topic: Mordialloc Pier
Replies: 14
Views: 1331

Re: Mordialloc Pier

Yes, the bream should be about now.
by bilby
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: Tooradin
Replies: 16
Views: 1856

Re: Tooradin

"Tides" in effect can be unpredictable if you factor in wind and sudden atmospheric pressure drops / rises over the bays.
by bilby
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Landbased Game Fishing Victoria
Replies: 30
Views: 1875

Re: Landbased Game Fishing Victoria

I suspect the rocks at Cape Conran might be a good spot to try LBG fishing in Victoria - you hear of kingfish and tuna in the area relatively frequently, but the kelp beds make things tricky. Probably most spots in Victoria where you might actually hook a kingfish are also unbelievably snaggy, with ...
by bilby
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Landbased Game Fishing Victoria
Replies: 30
Views: 1875

Re: Landbased Game Fishing Victoria

Yes, but on the bright side - soon it will be Banjo Shark season.
by bilby
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: Marlo / Bemm in winter land base
Replies: 40
Views: 2386

Re: Marlo / Bemm in winter land base

I used to do very well at Bemm landbased along the river. You will catch fish in the snags, but be prepared for some almighty bust-offs. The surf fishing is pretty spectacular at times, too - you can fish the beaches along the way and up to Pearl Point with a standard spinning outfit at times, as th...
by bilby
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Williamstown to Werribee
Topic: New to Werribee South
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: New to Werribee South

Yes. And if it's doughnuts you're after, might as well fish for mulloway while you're waiting.
by bilby
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: Punchbowl rocks
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Punchbowl rocks

I carried out about 5 years' worth of bottle tops and broken glass shards from local freshwater fishing spots on the Yarra last year. I don't get it either.
by bilby
Wed May 30, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

I thought this was worth a post - some of the statistics here are pretty incredible, as is the perspective on our current fishery:

https://theconversation.com/how-were-us ... alth-95369

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