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by ChrisTaylor
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Squid Fishing
Topic: Rod Breaker - The pain of losing a pb squid!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Rod Breaker - The pain of losing a pb squid!!!

I had a similar experience recently, although luckily I didn't break my rod. I resolved to buy/make something to deal with the issue, too, although I wanted it in keeping with my 'minimalist' approach to going fishing (i.e. whether I'm after fish or squid, I carry one rod + a small bag with some lur...
by ChrisTaylor
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: 'Cheap' rods and reels
Replies: 4
Views: 234

'Cheap' rods and reels

First, some context: I'm a primary school teacher. To cut a long story short, next year my role expands to include science (I already teach technology). Our school is within walking distance of a branch of the Dandenong Creek (there's a reserve). Being of a 'hands on' mindset, I'm planning for my bi...
by ChrisTaylor
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Voting...does fishing matter?
Replies: 28
Views: 789

Re: Voting...does fishing matter?

Nope. Politicians are, for the most part, out of touch. The rest of us -- whether we're primary school teachers or plumbers or surgeons or dressmakers or cooks or deckhands, 'Australians' or refugees or whatever -- need to pay for our breakfast, beer, and childcare. If we want to go to the football,...
by ChrisTaylor
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Salt Water Fishing
Topic: Powlett River boneheads...
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: Powlett River boneheads...

I went on a charter a while ago. I shall not name names, but this charter is held in some esteem around these parts. The service itself was excellent. The vessel. The skipper and crew know their work. They also have the very fine habit of flinging cigarette butts into the bay.
by ChrisTaylor
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Melbourne Fishing Reports - Port Phillip Bay and Mornington Peninsula
Topic: Any gars around?
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Any gars around?

The word at Mornington yesterday was that the gars had been firing, to the point people had been taking too many. It was the first time I'd seen Fisheries all year.
by ChrisTaylor
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Tasmania
Topic: Landbased, Hobart
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Landbased, Hobart

Thanks for the heads up re: Salamanca. I was staying in Sandy Bay, so the market area was within walking distance. I put in a couple hours before a TasPorts worker (kindly, etc) told me to p1ss off. It turns out, much of the wharves in the area are not open to fishermen. I didn't see any signs to th...
by ChrisTaylor
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Tasmania
Topic: Landbased, Hobart
Replies: 4
Views: 325

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: 893

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: 1193

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: 1660

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

one2three wrote:How does one read ocean ...


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.

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