Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

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Re: Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

Postby meppstas » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:14 pm

Great setting for sitting back with a line in the water for sure.. shame you didn't get into a few bigger fish, maybe next trip.
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Re: Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

Postby JoshW » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:19 pm

Great spot that one. I've caught other more 'desirable' (for what of a better word!) fish there but unfortunately I think most of them have been killed off. Good to see theres still some reddies in there.

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Re: Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

Postby crumpet_avenger » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:42 pm

arabshark wrote:TNA has been drained and out of action unfortunately! There were some massive carp in there too! The next closest spot for carp is Liverpool Rd Retarding Basin. I caught a nice fat mudsucker there off a scrub worm a few months ago.

What you mean drained? Did they physically take all the water out? I wouldnt imagine the greenies would be into that..

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Re: Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

Postby arabshark » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:26 pm

Exactly no water!

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Re: Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

Postby simon2g » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:55 pm

wouldn't mind giving the quarry a go

any tips?

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Re: Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

Postby arabshark » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:03 am

Cheers guys, I wish we could fish Silvan Reservoir too!



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Re: Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

Postby BIG GAV » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:04 am

simon2g wrote:wouldn't mind giving the quarry a go

any tips?

Small worms n small hook otherwise bait gets stripped
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Re: Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

Postby simon2g » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:41 am

what's in thee mainly small reddies?
yeh silvan resvoir would be nice. was up there a few weeks ago going for a walk

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Re: Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

Postby Fish-Hunter » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:58 am

Nice location, the little Redfin was a bonus "thanks for sharing" :thumbsup:

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Re: Ferntree Gully Quarry 27/09/15

Postby 4liters » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:44 pm

Couldn't keep focused enough to study this afternoon so I went to the quarry and chucked lures around until just after sunset. Got a few little taps on the soft plastics, had a couple of follows on a brown trout pattern Tassie Devil and had a brief hook up on a pink Tassie but the fish spat the hook after a second or two.

Only saw sub 20cm fish in the shallows and one of the locals said there had been a big fish kill last year with a lot of big fish (didn't say what species) washed onto the banks. Might have to wait a few years for the small ones to grow up a bit.

It was weird, it looks from a distance like a incredibly fishy place, but getting close you see that most of the plant life in it is just that green slime so I wonder if it can support many big fish.
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