Mighty Mulloway

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Mighty Mulloway

Postby abzz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:08 pm

I'll start my post with a very closely-held topic, the mighty mulloway :shock:
Does anyone here target them on a regular basis and does anyone target/catch
them in WP landbased?
My mulloway hunt started in the Yarra a few years back, a crap load of hours resulting in either
donuts/headaches or very saggy eyes.
Late December 2012 I finally hit the jackpot with a respectable fish of around 8kg..the adrenali
was incomparable. Hundreds of hours suddenly seemed so short!
Since then I have landed another five. All released except for one which was tangled with another anglers
line and couldn't be revived.
Fish ranged from about 4kg- 9.5kg
Now I'm very keen on getting one landbased from WP. Any tips,hints, advice (even pm's :D ) would be greatly
appreciated
I'll post a few pics later on tonight as my phone doesn't allow me to!



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Re: Mighty Mulloway

Postby Cuda » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:12 pm

Hi abzz.
How do you find Mulloway release? In my experience, they don't release very well. Most of the fish have air bladder problems when they're lifted up to the surface, and some can't even be revived, no matter how short the fight to land them.
I mainly fished for Jewies when I lived in NSW. Since moving to Vic, I almost gave up fishing all together, but getting into it last year or so. Have caught quite a few fish up there, the PB being 19 Kg.
I was going to start trying more actively this winter and see if I can brush up on the old skills LOL.
Congrats on your catches, and I'm sure you'll have heaps more, as you sound pretty keen.
Cheers

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Re: Mighty Mulloway

Postby Fish-cador » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:44 pm

abzz wrote:Now I'm very keen on getting one landbased from WP. Any tips,hints, advice (even pm's :D ) would be greatly
appreciated

we will give you the info you need but you need to cough up your secrets first. :haha2:
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Re: Mighty Mulloway

Postby Cuda » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:45 pm

:Blah: :mrgreen:

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Re: Mighty Mulloway

Postby abzz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:11 pm

a couple of pics
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Re: Mighty Mulloway

Postby abzz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:18 pm

Cuda wrote:Hi abzz.
How do you find Mulloway release? In my experience, they don't release very well. Most of the fish have air bladder problems when they're lifted up to the surface, and some can't even be revived, no matter how short the fight to land them.
I mainly fished for Jewies when I lived in NSW. Since moving to Vic, I almost gave up fishing all together, but getting into it last year or so. Have caught quite a few fish up there, the PB being 19 Kg.
I was going to start trying more actively this winter and see if I can brush up on the old skills LOL.
Congrats on your catches, and I'm sure you'll have heaps more, as you sound pretty keen.
Cheers

youre spot on there, they are quite difficult to release.fortunately they were able to swim away.
19kg! thats a solid fish, im hoping to get somethin like that here :D
yeah hopefully i can crack the WP jews
thanks bud.



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Re: Mighty Mulloway

Postby abzz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:19 pm

Fish-cador wrote:
abzz wrote:Now I'm very keen on getting one landbased from WP. Any tips,hints, advice (even pm's :D ) would be greatly
appreciated

we will give you the info you need but you need to cough up your secrets first. :haha2:

my secrets are..patience & persistence ;)

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Re: Mighty Mulloway

Postby Master-pro » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:22 pm

Apparently if you put in the hours at warneet pier mulloways can be caught. And big ones at that!
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Re: Mighty Mulloway

Postby abzz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:26 pm

Master-pro wrote:Apparently if you put in the hours at warneet pier mulloways can be caught. And big ones at that!

ive heard of that too, but havent heard of any bigger ones caught. heard of a few losses but none landed.
that might be a good place for me to start though :)

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Re: Mighty Mulloway

Postby ducky » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:30 pm

have drooled over your pics before abzz.

Now I do not know if there was any truth to it but someone reported seeing a jewie free swimming around the shallows near crib point pier



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