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by ChrisTaylor
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Tasmania
Topic: Landbased, Hobart
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Landbased, Hobart

I'll be staying in the Hobart CBD in a week. I have a 2-4kg travel rod and want to go fishing for ... something. I really don't care what. I'll be using hardbodies or soft plastics. Bream. Bay trout, even. Trout if there's somewhere accessible and super close. Any suggestions?
by ChrisTaylor
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Fish Recipes and Preparation
Topic: Flathead sashimi
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Re: Flathead sashimi

What if you prepared it with citrus or vinegar? That'd be sushi -- or ceviche -- rather than straight-up sashimi. A few cookbooks I have talk about various techniques for preparing raw fish (other than just slicing it), so I suspect there's a wealth of information online.
by ChrisTaylor
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Fish Recipes and Preparation
Topic: Macaroni and cheese
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: Macaroni and cheese

http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/ ... recipe-339

I rate this recipe. You can sub the cheeses for, y'know, others.
by ChrisTaylor
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Squid Fishing
Topic: Squid Fishing | Tips and Help | Land Base Melbourne
Replies: 36
Views: 1445

Re: Squid Fishing | Tips and Help | Land Base Melbourne

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That comes with time. There's a lot of useful stuff online -- just Google strings like 'finding gutters beach' and whatnot, and it's helpful -- but nothing beats spending time outside near the water.
by ChrisTaylor
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Flathead fishing
Topic: Flatty teeth
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: Flatty teeth

I saw a juvenile flathead take a chunk out of someone's hand on a pier recently. His hand bled for a good long while.
by ChrisTaylor
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Melbourne CBD & Docklands area
Topic: Family friendly pier fishing
Replies: 40
Views: 2380

Re: Family friendly pier fishing

A left-of-field, deliberately-ignoring-what-you-had-in-mind suggestion is carp. You won't get them off a pier, obviously, and you probably don't want to throw one on the barbecue ... but a lot of local waterways are teeming with the buggers. Including a few of the lakes that are also stocked with tr...
by ChrisTaylor
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Melbourne CBD & Docklands area
Topic: Family friendly pier fishing
Replies: 40
Views: 2380

Re: Family friendly pier fishing

I'm not answering all of your questions -- I know -- but I'd steer you towards garfish. Any gar is a keeper, and they taste good. The bones aren't anything to be fussed about -- a few people here have techniques for deboning them, but I'm not bothered by a bit of crunch factor (in the smaller models...
by ChrisTaylor
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Squid Fishing
Topic: Squid reports
Replies: 261
Views: 15671

Re: Squid reports

It's in the technique, I think. You can bounce a jig along the bottom in the same way you'd work a soft plastic. No need for a sinker.
by ChrisTaylor
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Squid Fishing
Topic: Squid reports
Replies: 261
Views: 15671

Re: Squid reports

Just a jig. Same as Mornington. Don't be afraid to use large jigs at Mornington, either. Most of those I hooked yesterday were caught on a 3.5.
by ChrisTaylor
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Squid Fishing
Topic: Squid reports
Replies: 261
Views: 15671

Re: Squid reports

I picked up this guy at Stony Point yesterday afternoon. A seal dropped by and was acting cute. squid1.jpg I went to Mornington this morning, figuring I'd be home by lunchtime. It was ... quiet. In maybe two, three hours I saw as many squid caught. Came back after lunch and bagged out in about a hou...

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