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by TheNix
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Carp report, big carp location .
Replies: 28
Views: 919

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: 265

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: 1465

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: 1727

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: 1350

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.
by TheNix
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Victorian Fishing Reports
Topic: Lauriston and Upper Coliban on Saturday
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Re: Lauriston and Upper Coliban on Saturday

Good report. The Upper Coliban has been very good to me this year but it has exclusively been on baits; the lure fisherman I've meet have said that its been a real hard slog.
by TheNix
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Lake trout bait tips
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Lake trout bait tips

I found that maggots work well in all the Kyneton lakes, but it has been a while since I've given the Lauriston much of a go. Scrub worms are another bait to keep in mind.
by TheNix
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Other Victorian Fishing Reports
Topic: Lauriston res.
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Lauriston res.

Great report. I tend to concentrate on the Malmsbury and the Upper Coliban, but it might be worth taking another look at the Lauriston as well.
by TheNix
Sun May 13, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Carp herpes virus - alarm bells ringing
Replies: 27
Views: 1713

Re: Carp herpes virus - alarm bells ringing

@Truedogz True enough if you are only looking at the carp as an alternate food protein source, but carp have very good quality omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and well as bioactive amino acids that have potential use in the treatment of certain types of cancer (bowl cancer if I remember correctly). The ex...
by TheNix
Sun May 13, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Carp herpes virus - alarm bells ringing
Replies: 27
Views: 1713

Re: Carp herpes virus - alarm bells ringing

If I get into the Master of Philosophy course I am look at, my thesis will be about the use of carp as a resource beyond fertiliser and animal feed. Even if these are the only options available, dead or alive - clean or infected, there are viable uses for the carp.

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