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  1. aeb870

    Sixspine and Yellowfin Leatherjacket

    Thanks for the responses. Until proven otherwise, I will take Fish 1 as a Six spine and Fish 2 as a Yellowfin.
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    Fish ID please (Milkfish)

    Looks like a Milkfish
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    Sixspine and Yellowfin Leatherjacket

    The 2 fish were approximately 30cms, but I wasn't too keen taking fish from the harbour and as a result these ones weren't eaten.
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    Sixspine and Yellowfin Leatherjacket

    I knew this task I took on wasn't going to be easy but as of late I just grew super curious about the different species. I have just cropped the tail section of the original images in better quality. Fish 1 Fish 2
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    Sixspine and Yellowfin Leatherjacket

    Both fish had spines near the tail, I noticed this when I caught them and tried inspecting for clues. I have just had a another look at the original photos, Fish 1 has 6 spines. Fish 2 has approx. 4 spines.
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    Sixspine and Yellowfin Leatherjacket

    My guess was originally the other way around. I googled a few photos and managed to identify Fish 1 as a yellowfin, but then Fish 2 just threw me off as it had different shades, colour and no lines on the side of the head when compared to the first one.
  7. To me most leatherjackets tend to look similar and I always thought some day I will try and work out the difference. I caught both of these under the harbour bridge (Luna Park side). To me they both look like a Yellowfin Leatherjacket but looking at the photos when I got home I am starting to doubt myself. Also caught a third leatherjacket which was definitely a Fanbelly. Fish 1 Fish 2
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    Hawkesbury weekend

    Great effort. Persistence paid off
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    Hawkesbury Trip

    Well done mate, sounds like a great couple of days spent. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Rec fishos please do this survey

    Great survey, done. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
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    Thompsons Creek Dam

    It seems like a great fishing location with simple rules to follow.Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
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    Thompsons Creek Dam

    They definitely were very picky. Thanks for the tip, but yes unfortunately no power bait in this dam. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  13. Hey Raiders, Finally getting some time to myself since our baby girl was born, I met up with my cousin and we drove out to Thompsons Creek Dam for the first time. Due to commitments, we didn't leave Sydney till after lunch and arrived at about 3.30pm. Having only fished freshwater less than half a dozen times and my cousin never fished freshwater previously, we had very little knowledge between us - but thanks to all the fishraiders and their advice, we felt like we knew exactly what to do!! Even though we watched a few huge browns cruise in close to the dam wall, after chatting to a fisherman we weren't very optimistic as he told us how it's been slow lately. We walked about 1km or so down the west side of the dam, having frequent casts along the way with no luck. We kept coming across huge rainbows in pairs, but they weren't interested at anything we threw at them. After no success, nor a follow and with the sun almost gone we decided to turn around and walk back with some pace to safely find our way to the car. Spotting another teasing school of large rainbows, I decided to have one last cast and my Tassie Devil (Colour: Pink Lady) was taken after 2 winds but not by the larger fish. Not caring at the time, and a little while later I land my first NSW rainbow trout at 34cm. The walk back to the car was extremely hard barely seeing a few feet in front of us. Sorry about the lack of photos, but it just wasn't working out with the lack of lighting. Overall it was very exciting, and I hope to return again in the coming weeks and try and land a larger model and maybe the fish are in a more corporative mood. Thanks again to all the advice from everyone, really appreciated.
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    Trout Fishing - Blue Mountains?

    Thanks for the quick response. Was naturally heading to the tackle shop tomorrow to grab a few lures, now I know what to get... Thanks again Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Trout Fishing - Blue Mountains?

    I had all these plans to visit the Thompson Creek Dam but ended up under estimating the efforts required for a new born, nevertheless very exciting stuff!! With things now settling, I was wondering if I have missed the time of the year for trout fishing that area? I am not an expert in fresh water fishing but I was planning to head up on Sunday for an afternoon fish. Has the weather already warmed up that I have missed my chance or is it still cool enough to chase them? Are afternoons any good or are mornings better? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk