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ChuckH
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Fairly new to freshwater fishing

Postby ChuckH » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:08 am

Hey all, I’m fairly new to fresh water fishing, I’ve lived most of my 29 years in Melbourne and Sorrento, recently moved to Castlemaine and am very excited about the coming months, if you’ve got some knowledge of the area and surrounding towns/rivers/reservoirs of some decent spots and for what species I’d love your help.

Also I purchased a pretty sizable amount of hard and soft plastic lures, spoons, cranks, stump jumpers etc that I dunno what to do with them, normally just used a padanoster rig in port Phillip bay, looking forward to what central Victoria fishing has for me and I’m keen to meet others in my area or people wanting to fish the same spot,

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Re: Fairly new to freshwater fishing

Postby Texas » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:39 pm

Welcome Chuck,
Malleestump & murlz are in your (general) area.
Running sinker, small hook & worms (all fish will take worms)
Get descent clip swivels (small), easier to change lures
Toss lures around snags, then go and buy more :-D
Cheers Gra

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Re: Fairly new to freshwater fishing

Postby Jay375 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:58 pm

Texas wrote:Welcome Chuck,
Malleestump & murlz are in your (general) area.
Running sinker, small hook & worms (all fish will take worms)
Get descent clip swivels (small), easier to change lures
Toss lures around snags, then go and buy more :-D
Cheers Gra

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Re: Fairly new to freshwater fishing

Postby Lightningx » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:04 pm

:welcome: to the forum.
Looking forward to reading some reports in the future :)

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Re: Fairly new to freshwater fishing

Postby Texas » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:12 pm

Just did a quick Google search, you have great lake fishing just next door
These reservoirs are stocked with natives and salmoniod
Cairn Curran (228,342 in 2018)
Lauriston (22,500 in 2018)
Malmsbury (9,000 in 2017, zero in 2018)
Go catch a fish
Cheers Gra

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Re: Fairly new to freshwater fishing

Postby ChuckH » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:27 pm

Cheers guys, I look forward to landing some.. yeah Gra there are some excellent spots that I’ve scoped our on Fishbrain just to save the locations, I’ve went to cairn Curran a few months ago when some mates came up, we went Kate afternoon, awesome conditions but not even a bite and we were using worms, stinkbaits, a few rattle swim lures and even chummed up the water but no success



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Re: Fairly new to freshwater fishing

Postby Texas » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:33 pm

Spring is here and a few things will start hatching
But, you will always have doughnut days
Gra

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Re: Fairly new to freshwater fishing

Postby ChuckH » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:36 pm

I’m definitely getting the jitters to drop a line in, I took these photos of cairn Curran in June, it was decent weather, I was wearing board shorts and a hard yakka shirt, if it’s as nice as that in winter summer is gonna be wild
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Re: Fairly new to freshwater fishing

Postby Lightningx » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:28 pm

Nice pics :thumbsup:

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Re: Fairly new to freshwater fishing

Postby ChuckH » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:27 pm

Lightningx wrote:Nice pics :thumbsup:

Cheers mate, lots of time for practicing with a new camera and lenses... especially that day haha



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