big Neil

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  1. big Neil

    Fuel prices

    Sooner you than me Frank. Diversion my way on the return leg??? Neil
  2. As you say RHE lots of really good info provided here by some very astute and capable anglers. Don't get too carried away with DISTANCE CASTING. Baitcasters were never designed for that usage. They are primarily for assisting in ACCURATE CASTING over shorter distances. If you find that you need to cast long distances to accommodate your particular fishing, use an eggbeater reel and appropriate rod. As mentioned practice is the key to becoming good at using a baitcaster set up. Good luck mate, bn
  3. No it's a store bought one kc. Works very well though.
  4. Thanks Baz. Yep after all the years of fishing the regular stretches near where I live I pretty much know where all the snags are and still lose tackle regularly in them. Hope we do get some serious amount of rain too, time will tell. Cheers, bn
  5. No fun to be had catching turtles that's for sure. Carp (on the other hand) can be great fun on lightish gear. Cheers, bn
  6. Great report Peter. Can't complain about that sort of day's fishing. Thanks for sharing your post. Cheers, bn
  7. G'day folks. I've been getting out fishing a bit lately and have caught plenty of fish too. Only problem that I and others are encountering is that the fish are being particularly lazy. They are being caught on bait but seldom on lures of any type. I've used spinnerbaits, diving lures and surface lures without even the slightest bit of interest, in the past few weeks. I must add that the river has been getting hammered with stacks of visitors camping along the banks over the past month. Should be a lot quieter in February so I expect a further improvement, provided there is still water being sent down. Today I went out fairly early as there was a bit of water being run through for irrigation purposes. Managed to get past the main shallow area and into some less fished areas and I wasn't disappointed as I set about fishing the snags and edges of the flows. As usual I needed to find out what they were "liking", so I made up a couple of paternoster rigs and tried 4 different baits (cheese, marinated chicken, shrimps, worms). Caught fish on all but the stand out was cheese today but shrimps 2 days ago. I lost stacks of gear today with some wily fish maximising their snaggy environment to the max. This eucalypt may soon be in the river... Hhmmm, nice snag! Just legal Murray Cod...returned unharmed Shrimp / yabbie aerator (Xmas pressie from one of the grandkids) A nice juicy live shrimp bait... So plenty of Murray Cod about, although not too many larger models. (These are usually caught using lures, etc) Haven't caught a single Trout Cod so far. Usual amounts of Carp which I always dispatch and an abundance of turtles. Caught some nice Redfin in the irrigation channel. I know that there has been rainfall in some areas in recent days but we have still had none. Thanks for reading this Murrumbidgee update, bn
  8. Thanks for the info James. Much appreciated. Cheers, bn
  9. got a link to ur videos on Youtube James? bn
  10. An excellent report and photos Rob, top result. Gotta be very happy with that. bn
  11. Good to hear from you Ryder. Good to see that you got a few between such accomplished company. Is this normally a good time of year for Blackfish? Anyway hope you manage to keep putting runs on the board. Cheers, bn
  12. That's a long road trip although getting to fish all these different places would be very helpful. Good to see that you and your daughter managed a barramundi. Hope the rest of the trip provides some more good fishing opportunities for you. Good luck and safe travels. bn
  13. Good to see you back at what you do best Jon. Glad you managed to get the house insured too. Cheers, bn
  14. big Neil

    dogbox is back

    Good luck with everything dogbox. Get out there as often as you can mate and post the results. Cheers, bn
  15. Good to see your videos again JA. A great result to a difficult challenge. Q: Do you tie your line directly to the split ring on the lure? Cheers, bn