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by Windknot
Fri May 31, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ram raid at Tackle World Geelong
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Ram raid at Tackle World Geelong

At around 2am a van with 2 people inside rammed into the doors of Tackle World Geelong in Shannon Ave Geelong West. A number of rods and reels were taken. The van was later found, burnt out at nearby Corio. https://www.bay939.com.au/news/local-news/105538-ram-raiders-tackle-local-fishing-store?fbcli...
by Windknot
Sun May 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Otways trout
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Otways trout

If you intended to camp at Lake Elizabeth and I have put you off going down into there, there is an alternative free camping spot at Stevenson's falls, which isn't too far away. You go past the West Barwon dam towards Apollo Bay until you get to Barramunga, which isn't very far from Forrest. You tur...
by Windknot
Sun May 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Otways trout
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Otways trout

I caught a few trout fishing from the dam wall at the West Barwon dam a few years ago. The method I used was to cast out Tassie Devils into the deep water and to let them sink right down before retrieving. Downstream of the dam there is also some good fishing to be had in the West Barwon river. The ...
by Windknot
Sat May 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: Daiwa Exist OR Shimano Stella ??
Replies: 40
Views: 10579

Re: Daiwa Exist OR Shimano Stella ??

I have the Exist 2508, 2506, and 2505. I have several Stella 2500s. The Stella's are a more solid reel and heavier. Both are smooth. The Diawa 2506 is my favorite. The Diawa Exist is lighter and the drag is smoother. You will notice the weight after many hours of fishing. If long life is your ticke...
by Windknot
Thu May 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Williamstown to Werribee
Topic: Sanctuary Lakes breams
Replies: 19
Views: 1757

Re: Sanctuary Lakes breams 28/04/2019

Good informative report. I like your format. One of the problems with surface lures is that they tend to be pushed out of the way by the fish trying to eat them. The pressure wave in the front of the fish often pushes the lure up. This is why attaching an assist hook can really boost your hook-up ra...
by Windknot
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Salt Water Fishing
Topic: Is there a flat in Vic for surface lure fishing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: Is there a flat in Vic for surface lure fishing?

You've got nothing to lose by trying. I suggest that you take a few diving lures as well, just in case. You can catch bream year round on diving lures. If I was you, I would buy one or two OSP Bent Minnow lures in the smallest size. They're a surface lure, but you fish them differently to a walk the...
by Windknot
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Salt Water Fishing
Topic: Is there a flat in Vic for surface lure fishing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: Is there a flat in Vic for surface lure fishing?

I wouldn't worry about trying Angelsea right now as the mouth of the estuary is blocked and there's no tides. You might still catch fish, but they will be far less likely to be on the flats. The Painkalac Creek at Aireys Inlet is also closed and the fishing there is also very quiet. There are a lot ...
by Windknot
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Salt Water Fishing
Topic: Is there a flat in Vic for surface lure fishing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: Is there a flat in Vic for surface lure fishing?

Summer is the best time because the bream are usually spread out throughout the entire estuary and they're actively feeding after spawning. Clear water conditions are also an advantage at this time of the year. Let Google Maps be your friend. You can check out various locations and the sand flats ar...
by Windknot
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Salt Water Fishing
Topic: Is there a flat in Vic for surface lure fishing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: Is there a flat in Vic for surface lure fishing?

You will find flats at or near the mouths of most natural estuaries. For surface lures, you want the water to be 5 feet deep or less. Bream wont come up from the bottom in water any deeper than that usually. The best time of day by far, is dawn and dusk. I have caught bream on surface lures in the A...
by Windknot
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: Fiji report
Replies: 25
Views: 3402

Re: Fiji report

Great post Broomstick! Magnificent photos. You really have a talent for it.

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