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by TheNix
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Trout Stocking 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Trout Stocking 2019

This site was updated in November, so I don't know whether things have changed, but it looks like there are not many family fishing lakes being stock over the April school holidays and Lilydale lake is not one of them. https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/fish-stocking/school-holiday-trout-st...
by TheNix
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A sad sight
Replies: 25
Views: 1432

Re: A sad sight

I think the saddest thing (and thankfully I didn't see any the other day) is when people leave great bundles of tangled fishing line on the shore. I was watching a pair of Kangaroos coming down to the water to drink the other day and mess of fishing line would led to a nasty situation.
by TheNix
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A sad sight
Replies: 25
Views: 1432

A sad sight

A couple of days ago I went to fish the Upper Coliban reservoir. Over the last six months or so I have fished the Premier Mine rd end of lake, but for a change I decided to fish the dam wall. I was really disappointed by the amount of rubbish being left around by people. There were bags of rubbish l...
by TheNix
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Department of Primary Industries / Fisheries
Topic: VICTORIAN FIRST TO CREATE SIX NEW NATIVE FISHERIES
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: VICTORIAN FIRST TO CREATE SIX NEW NATIVE FISHERIES

As a person who primarily fishes in the Kyneton lakes, I approve of this!
by TheNix
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: Rear drag spin reels...
Replies: 28
Views: 1321

Re: Rear drag spin reels...

I have two rear fighting drag reels, and love them.
by TheNix
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Carp report, big carp location .
Replies: 28
Views: 1306

Re: Carp report, big carp location .

I use size 10 or even smaller and I've rarely had a problem; and when I have it has been because I've put too much bait on the hook and the barb has not got enough purchase.
by TheNix
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can someone explain hook size?
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Can someone explain hook size?

At least initially, the bait determines the size of the hook I use. If I'm using corn or maggots, I use size 10 or 12 (even 14); Mudeyes or small worms, I use 8 or 10; Scrub worms, I use 6 or 4 (2 for the really big ones); for a big old yabby I'll use a 2 or a 1.
by TheNix
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Upper Coliban Reservoir Report
Replies: 21
Views: 2192

Re: Upper Coliban Reservoir Report

Nice report. I'm going to hit the Upper Coliban tomorrow. It's good to see that some of those Rainbow Trout that were stocked a while back are now at catchable size.
by TheNix
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Bream Fishing
Topic: Bream on Flies?
Replies: 24
Views: 2264

Re: Bream on Flies?

There use to be a guy that use to fly fish for bream in the Maribyrnong river in the Ascot Vale area, he use to use a fly with a shrimp pattern. I never saw him catch anything though.
by TheNix
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Is Trout Fishing Lakes Worse In Winter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: Is Trout Fishing Lakes Worse In Winter?

I don't know whether it is true or not, but I use it as an excuse not to go fishing when the weather is cold.

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