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by Wolly Bugger
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Slack tide at the Rip/heads
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Slack tide at the Rip/heads

Thanks for the responses. To answer a couple of questions: My boat is a 30 footer and I've been through the heads few times. I just wanted to know approximately how long the slack tide period is I've been told 30 minutes, an hour, two hours. cheers Kestrel My experience in fishing the heads/rip, is...
by Wolly Bugger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Slack tide at the Rip/heads
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Slack tide at the Rip/heads

This is how I learnt about the heads I booked myself on the rip tour of Port Phillip Heads through the ORC https://www.orcv.org.au/training/rip-tour-of-port-phillip-heads I went with a fishing charter that went through the heads. I learnt more with the ORCV. I have now been out the heads probably a ...
by Wolly Bugger
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Slack tide at the Rip/heads
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Slack tide at the Rip/heads

Do internet search about slack water at the heads
by Wolly Bugger
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Slack tide at the Rip/heads
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Slack tide at the Rip/heads

If are going through the heads for the first time. I wouldn't unless you have bar crossing experience.

I don't think slack water lasts that long maybe 30 minutes at the most
by Wolly Bugger
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Slack tide at the Rip/heads
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Slack tide at the Rip/heads

Hi folks I'm hoping for some info. Can you give me an estimate (maybe a very rough one) of how long the slack tide lasts at the rip/heads? Cheers Kestrel Slack water at the heads occurs, when the water level in Port Phillip bay, is the same height as the water level in Bass Straight. One way of det...
by Wolly Bugger
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Fishing
Topic: Simrad Tuna classic
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: Simrad Tuna classic

CarlG wrote:The tuna were out front of the harbour on the Sunday, after the comp had been called off.
At which point we were driving up towards the freeway, right up until the drawbar on our boat trailer gave up the ghost.


How did you get out of that one?
by Wolly Bugger
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Fishing
Topic: Simrad Tuna classic
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Simrad Tuna classic

Well last weekend, the Simratd Tuna classic was held in Apollo Bay. The previous year, it cancelled because of bad weather. This year there was one day of fishing, with fishing cancelled for the sunday, which meant an early return to Melbourne. The plan was to leave early enough on Friday and launch...
by Wolly Bugger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Department of Primary Industries / Fisheries
Topic: This really makes my blood boil
Replies: 5
Views: 431

This really makes my blood boil

Most of you will have heard of the white spot disease threatening our prawns . http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-02/white-spot:-prawn-virus-threatening-life-on-the-water/9886128 “We’ve been beating a path down to Canberra for 20 years warning them that this disease was coming,” she says bitterly. “...
by Wolly Bugger
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Fuel Consumption - 150 Verado
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Fuel Consumption - 150 Verado

My suzuki 140 gets 2k per litre or a little bit more
by Wolly Bugger
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Fishing Competitions
Topic: Tea Tree Snapper Comp is no longer
Replies: 39
Views: 2060

Re: Tea Tree Snapper Comp is no longer

I'll play the devils advocate... Look at the bright side there will be more snapper roaming around this coming season without the comp running. You gotta admit it's a bit of a slaughter over the period the comp runs. It's not for a genuine feed in the day of a normal fisho. Not to mention the rumou...

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