Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

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Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

Postby Kestrel » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:20 am

Hi folks

Any ideas about this? I'm looking to link up with a reliable supplier of live baits like scrubworms, maggots, yabbies and the like.

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Re: Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

Postby hornet » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:35 pm

( I gather this is in Melbourne ? )

There was a servo in Newport Melbourne near the power station that sold live bait from fresh water to bass yabbies, I'm not sure if it's still there been a while I was down that way.

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Re: Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

Postby Kestrel » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:10 pm

hornet wrote:( I gather this is in Melbourne ? )

There was a servo in Newport Melbourne near the power station that sold live bait from fresh water to bass yabbies, I'm not sure if it's still there been a while I was down that way.


Thanks Hornet, I'll check it out.

And yes I am enquiring about Melbourne ... that's why the subject line is 'Live bait suppliers in Melbourne'! :-D

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Re: Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

Postby Fish-cador » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:24 pm

Douglas parade bait and tackle....

365 Douglas Parade, Newport.

Live tube worms - $500 per kilo last time I was there.

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Re: Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

Postby Danners93 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:51 pm

Compleat Angler in Ringwood has live bass yabbies and pippis which are collected from Venus Bay (or so they say) then frozen. I've used the pippis before and whilst I'd rather collect my own over using them they're still 100 times better than any packaged pippis. They seem to be the next best thing to collection your own (I've bought pippis from Fish shops and markets for bair before too) and they stay on the hook really well. They sell the bass yabbies by the dozen and the pippis by the KG. I'm really sorry but I don't know the price of either. Good luck!

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Re: Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

Postby Danners93 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:52 pm

They sell live worms, maggots etc for fresh water as well



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Re: Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

Postby 4liters » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:24 pm

Most tackle stores (not BCF, Anaconda) I've been in have sold worms, yabbies and have had mudeyes on occasion.

I bought a worm farm and haven't looked back, the worms aren't huge but if you throw a bunch of them on the hook they work well enough.
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Re: Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

Postby Kimtown » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:51 pm

Danners93 wrote:Compleat Angler in Ringwood has live bass yabbies and pippis which are collected from Venus Bay (or so they say) then frozen. I've used the pippis before and whilst I'd rather collect my own over using them they're still 100 times better than any packaged pippis. They seem to be the next best thing to collection your own (I've bought pippis from Fish shops and markets for bair before too) and they stay on the hook really well. They sell the bass yabbies by the dozen and the pippis by the KG. I'm really sorry but I don't know the price of either. Good luck!

I've never bothered to use fresh pipi. Can I ask, what's the main differences between frozen ones? It's hard to fathom how a simple pipi could be so different when frozen or fresh but I'm sure it is somehow..?

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Re: Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

Postby bowl » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:00 pm

Fresh pips I use r live pipis .
When they r alive they shut n can be hard to open ...
Never collect my own so cannot comment on those .

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Re: Live bait suppliers in Melbourne

Postby sandef » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:41 pm

What area of Melbourne are u in kestrel



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