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by ChrisTaylor
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Fish Recipes and Preparation
Topic: Macaroni and cheese
Replies: 11
Views: 527

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: 974

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.
by ChrisTaylor
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Flathead fishing
Topic: Flatty teeth
Replies: 18
Views: 911

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: 34
Views: 1583

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: 34
Views: 1583

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: 243
Views: 14315

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: 243
Views: 14315

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: 243
Views: 14315

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...
by ChrisTaylor
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: Yanakie
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Yanakie

Thanks for the recommendation. I admit to not having invested as much time in soft plastics as, say, squid. And the results show.
by ChrisTaylor
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff that happens while fishing
Replies: 190
Views: 10584

Re: Stuff that happens while fishing

I spent a hour or so at Mornington last night, along with everyone else and their mothers, flicking around some squid jigs. I was near the rocks at the start of the pier when ... bam ... I feel a weird non-fishy, non-cephy tug on the line. And then another tug. And then there's braid getting dragged...

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