big Neil

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  1. Very hot down here in the Riverina, at the moment. Cod season is imminent so I took the boat out for a spin to check that all is well. Water depth in the river is still on the low side but enough to motor around a bit. Hadn't been to the river for a while in my boat and had to (guesswork) effect repairs to the new transducer and old sounder. Fresh fuel, a tune up, new impeller along with new bearings on the trailer, and I'm happy to say that everything worked well. Spotted a few fish on the sounder and put some worms in their face. Waited till I was getting burned and decided to try for some shrimp. After about 3/4 hour the net produced 4 measly shrimps. In a matter of 15 mins I had 3 small (immature) Cod which were quickly released to get bigger. All caught on shrimp. No more shrimps so back to worms = NO MORE BITES. Managed another few smallish shrimps which netted me a 50cm Cod, which looked very ill and a perfectly sized Yellowbelly, who wanted to come home with me... The last shrimp I put on with some worms (usually a deadly cocktail), yet again NOTHING. So all systems go for Dec 1st, then I can go target the Cod. Thanks for reading, bn
  2. Rats Rick. You probably deserve another one. Keep fencing! Heading out to road test the boat at the river, bn
  3. Good to see you still getting among them Yowie. bn
  4. Great report and pictures Dave. bn
  5. Great report Zoran. I like the way you include the good with the bad stuff. Fishing is like that! Nice feed of quality table fish to share around too. Good job and glad that your motor is going
  6. I would like to nominate rickmarlin62 for a mentors badge because he is always prepared to offer advice from his vast wealth of knowledge and is always happy to take fellow fishers out to show them the ropes. bn
  7. Nice session Blaxland. Top job mate. bn
  8. Nice Yella Donna. Funny how it only takes one decent fish to turn a difficult trip into a great one, eh? Looks like you both had a fun time battling the odds anyway. The reward is in overcoming the challenge, I reckon. Cheers, bn
  9. I made a few from pvc pipe and fitted them to the forward and aft seats. My tinny is only small so I put everything in these whilst under way and I also use the 2 aft ones for bait fishing rod holders. bn The aft rod holders fitted to some flexible metal and fastened to the aft seat. One allows the rod to point directly behind the boat and the other points the rod towards the port side. This works well and stops the lines from possibly getting tangled... The forward pvc pipe tackle /rod holders...
  10. What a pair of characters you guys are, honestly. Talk about being prepared for the
  11. Thanks. bn
  12. Cute Rick. Wonder what sort it is? bn
  13. Great Rick I'll look forward to it. Cheers, Neil
  14. Excellent report Jenno. A fantastic session with some top fish coming on board. Very well done. bn
  15. Sure is Rick. We get to see some beautiful flora and fauna as well as amazing locations. bn