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Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by kev209, May 16, 2020.

  1. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    I ventured to the local lake yesterday for a couple of hours, the water level was still up bit and dirty. I never had a touch but I enjoyed every minute I was there. Who has to catch a fish to enjoy Fishin
     
  2. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    Ha Ha, now you have broken the ice Kev I will confess I never had a bite in 3hours yesterday, but it was a lovely day just perfect for dozing and day dreaming.
    Wally
     
  3. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Too bad Kev and Wal. I am going to try on Monday all going well. Heading north to a creek. Easterly winds which I am not fond of but I don't care. A top of 19 forecast. I can handle that.

    I am going to try and put in a big effort to get some yabbies to bring home. Not holding out to much hope in this cool weather but my best shot will be to try some deeper water.
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    About to cut loose!
     
  4. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Will you be using that bridge pylon that you bought the other day?

    Jeff
     
  5. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    For fishing or for yabbying? :cool: Either way, no! Honestly, am anticipating fishing to be tough. May have to try and use some finesse tactics to increase my chances. Therefore the bridge pylon rod stays at home and a power pole equivalent rod will suffice!
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Snag removal specialists.
     
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  6. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I wish you luck and just on the subject of yabbying, I wonder what happened to all the opera house nets that were handed in down your way? I loaned my nets to a bloke last year and some mongrel stole them out of the back of his ute, now I can't buy them anywhere. All those sold here come from China and they are not available due to the virus lockdown stopping production.

    I guess I could make some out of bird-wire mesh like everybody did before opera house nets became the craze, but they are a pain in the butt to store and transport.

    Jeff
     
  7. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    Hooked on line, have them I got a bit of stuff off him, fast delivery I've had no problems with them.
    Sorry I couldn't download there website.
     
  8. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kev, I know the place, I've bought some gear from him.

    Jeff
     
  9. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Have not used an opera net since the day I found a dead water rat in one at Eucumbene. They are beautiful and harmless animals. It was a sad experience even though the bugger was stealing my yabbies.
    Said traps are banned there now even though they beat all other types hands down.
    Noel
     
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  10. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    Sal and I took the boat down to lyals yesterday , normal mode of fishing is to idle up one of the river arms , find a concentration of fish, anchor up over the top of them and use sinking fly lines and weighted flies to get down to them, this method use to be deadly pre Blxxdy Redfin, but it seems they all ready have had and effect. I had one large Brown follow my fly up, and I reckon the sme fish took sals fly as it simply stopped, released then did the sdame a bit more gentle the 2nd time.
    It was good to give the boat a run before the fuel got stale, then i snapped the winch strap winching it on to the trailor. I cut it off the hook and retied it, all good. So i am up for a new winch strap, then i noticed the fasten over centre strap needs replacing to . lol
    But we had a good day, drank lots of coffee and tea, got to use one of my favourite fly rods, a Sage sp .6wt.
    Most likely been 12 months since its been cast.
    Cheers Guys
    Pete
     

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