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by Windknot
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: Fiji report
Replies: 24
Views: 1656

Re: Fiji report

Great post Broomstick! Magnificent photos. You really have a talent for it.
by Windknot
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: Croajingolong NP/Thurra River
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Croajingolong NP/Thurra River

Your rod would probably be great for casting lures off the rocks or the beach for salmon or tailor, but it's a bit too heavy for estuary fishing unless you're targeting mulloway or really big duskies. The perfect bream outfit is something like a 7 foot, 1-3kg rod combined with a 2000 size reel loade...
by Windknot
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: New South Wales
Topic: Merimbula Fishing Charter Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Merimbula Fishing Charter Recommendations

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attracti ... Wales.html

I've never used them, but my mate has and he highly recommends them. Their reviews on the above link are excellent.
by Windknot
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Geelong, The Great Ocean Road and the Bellarine Peninsula Fishing Reports
Topic: Sheepwash and Barwon river
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Sheepwash and Barwon river

Nice what size sinkers did you use was it around slack tide . Will a 8oz hold when water is running . I used whole pilchards rigged so they could swim in the current. I incorporated a marble sized sinker into the rig so it sat under the pilchards chin. The baits depth would depend on the speed of t...
by Windknot
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Geelong, The Great Ocean Road and the Bellarine Peninsula Fishing Reports
Topic: Sheepwash and Barwon river
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Sheepwash and Barwon river

I have caught mulloway and elephant fish at the Sheepwash as well as plenty of salmon and mullet.
by Windknot
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Department of Primary Industries / Fisheries
Topic: GIVING THE GIPPSLAND LAKES BACK TO RECREATIONAL ANGLERS
Replies: 38
Views: 1266

Re: GIVING THE GIPPSLAND LAKES BACK TO RECREATIONAL ANGLERS

Our estuaries are facing all sorts of problems these days. Climate change and increasing temperatures, increased fishing pressure, the encroachment of urban areas, reduced flows of freshwater coming down due to dams, etc, pollution runoff from urban areas and farmland, flood damage and a loss of hab...
by Windknot
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Department of Primary Industries / Fisheries
Topic: GIVING THE GIPPSLAND LAKES BACK TO RECREATIONAL ANGLERS
Replies: 38
Views: 1266

Re: GIVING THE GIPPSLAND LAKES BACK TO RECREATIONAL ANGLERS

If the argument is that the fish are over fished then it is time to reduce the bag limit from 10 to 5 and close the rivers during spawning. The recreational catch is much greater than the commercial catch of bream. In addition to the above maybe they should also apply a slot limit as well, where ev...
by Windknot
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Bream Fishing
Topic: Bream on Flies?
Replies: 24
Views: 1937

Re: Bream on Flies?

You were fighting an up hill battle, trying to fly fish in an anchored boat with your bait fishing mates. The two fishing styles just don't mix. To successfully catch fish on a fly you need to be mobile. But still, you had a good trip and that's the main thing. Thanks for sharing the details of your...
by Windknot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Fly fishing in Victoria
Topic: I NEED TO CATCH A FISH!
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: I NEED TO CATCH A FISH!

You've only been fly fishing for one month, you say. Are you sure it's not your technique? Maybe you're scaring the fish by lining them or slapping your line down too hard. You're also tying your own flies, which is good, but are they suitable for the conditions and are you using them correctly? Are...
by Windknot
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Bream Fishing
Topic: Bream on Flies?
Replies: 24
Views: 1937

Re: Bream on Flies?

Maybe you could get the others to drop you off somewhere where you can wade and fly fish by yourself and they could pick you up later in the day. You will probably do better working the edges anyway. I'd say the bream are finished their spawning now and they will be actively looking to eat. It shoul...

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