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Holiday Fishing Mallacoota

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Summer holidays were spent in Mallacoota this year with the family. 2 weeks with nothing planned, boat in tow, packed to the brim with rods and lures.

What more could you ask for? We fished every day bar 2, whilst I waited for my spare prop to be sent down from Sydney. Running from the top lake on the second day, I threw a blade on the prop. Nasty stuff! and luckily there was no major damage...

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Most days fishing were for a couple of hours in the afternoon. Often with one of my kids on board, to chase some flatty's and or Bream! We had a blast, casting crankbaits tight to the snags and potholing fish. The trusty old SX40 (bluegill) did most of the damage over the 2 weeks, and to be perfectly honest, it was the first time I'd thrown one in ages.

All my kids got onto fish, and achieved some firsts and PB's. Both Tom (7) and Ben (3) got their first Black Bream. Tom also got a heap of good size flatty's and a Blackfish. What a great way to spend the holidays!

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Here's some footage of a great little session I had with my brother Chris.

Cheers, Greg

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Summer holidays were spent in Mallacoota this year with the family. 2 weeks with nothing planned, boat in tow, packed to the brim with rods and lures.

What more could you ask for? We fished every day bar 2, whilst I waited for my spare prop to be sent down from Sydney. Running from the top lake on the second day, I threw a blade on the prop. Nasty stuff! and luckily there was no major damage...

post-1674-040203100 1297071691_thumb.jpg

Most days fishing were for a couple of hours in the afternoon. Often with one of my kids on board, to chase some flatty's and or Bream! We had a blast, casting crankbaits tight to the snags and potholing fish. The trusty old SX40 (bluegill) did most of the damage over the 2 weeks, and to be perfectly honest, it was the first time I'd thrown one in ages.

All my kids got onto fish, and achieved some firsts and PB's. Both Tom (7) and Ben (3) got their first Black Bream. Tom also got a heap of good size flatty's and a Blackfish. What a great way to spend the holidays!

post-1674-020941300 1297071745_thumb.jpg post-1674-058361400 1297071755_thumb.jpg post-1674-065865900 1297071771_thumb.jpg post-1674-011837200 1297071870_thumb.jpg post-1674-021848800 1297071884_thumb.jpg post-1674-009939400 1297071899_thumb.jpg post-1674-050631600 1297071724_thumb.jpg post-1674-063317900 1297071794_thumb.jpg post-1674-074334100 1297071808_thumb.jpg post-1674-083282700 1297071823_thumb.jpg post-1674-059325500 1297071916_thumb.jpg post-1674-038724000 1297071945_thumb.jpg post-1674-087946500 1297071963_thumb.jpg post-1674-067041900 1297071983_thumb.jpg post-1674-051386200 1297071999_thumb.jpg

Here's some footage of a great little session I had with my brother Chris.

http://vimeo.com/18556288

Cheers, Greg

Hi Greg

Looks ike you had a great time out with the family... some very nice fish caught!

Love the angles / effects of the photos!

Cheers

Trung

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NICE report, thank you for sharing....

SOME nice healthy Bream you fellas caught....

WELL done...

The little ones must be cheering....

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Cheers guys. My kids love to get out on the boat fishing. My secret to getting them onto the fish is to put my own rod and reel away, and concentrate 100% on them.

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Gerg, well done on getting the kids onto fish! there are some awesome photo's in there too!

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Mate how good is 'Coota....top spot to take the family with some cracking fish on the door step....solid mix if Blacks and yellow with some fun taylor and sambo's and some honking EP's and Breambo's right up in the reaches....tough spot to beat really....Oh and some crazy lizards also...great pics and awesome to see your kids are getting into the game too, I love seeing 'em crack a new pb....my 11 year old has a better lizard than I do :ranting2:

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Superb shots of some beautiful fish and the kids looked like they had a ball too!

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Greg,

Gotta love pics of kids getting good fish. Well done man. They can share in their Dad's obsession eh? Great pics too - what camera/lens combination is it? Very wide angle lens/semi fish-eye. Like how the blue in the sky comes out too - did you use a polarising filter?

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WOW!! Awesome pics, Greg! Really great to see the kids getting quality fish as well!! Obviously Well taught!! :biggrin2:

Looks like you had a great time, other than the prop busting off! :1badmood:

Well done

Roberta

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Pmak - Yes, the shared obsession is great. No arguments about what we are doing on the weekend...

These photos are shot on a combination of cameras. Nikon D200/10.5mm fisheye and GoPro HD. The GoPro mounts directly to the boat and either records HD video or can be set to take timelapse photos at a specified interval. Silhouette images are from the Go Pro.

I collected over 3000 timelapse images at Mallacoota in 2 sessions. Will make for some great timelapse video when I get a chance to pull it all together. It captures a lot of those moments you miss if you have to pick up a camera.

Roberta - thanks, we had a blast. The busted prop was annoying, but luckily I was able to get my spare sent from Sydney pretty quickly. No serious damage done, but we did have to idle back to the ramp which took us over an hour. Tom caught some nice tailor, trolling a hardbody so the time wasn't wasted.

Greg

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mate there some cracker fish. always good to see the youngens getting into the sport

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For anyone interested here is a link to some footage of a stingray Chris hooked and landed on Bream gear whilst on this Mallacoota Trip.

A lot of this is shot on the Go Pro HD.

Greg

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Gerg just looking through my latest modern fishing mag and saw an article on you and your lureandfly.com team fishing the 2011 daiwa australian open bream event. awesome work :thumbup:

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Gerg just looking through my latest modern fishing mag and saw an article on you and your lureandfly.com team fishing the 2011 daiwa australian open bream event. awesome work :thumbup:

thanks!

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Some nice photos of bream in there's good job,

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