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About Holls

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  1. Yeah, the really big crocs love to take a caught fish on the way up. Dragged one huge flatty up beside the kayak, around 90cm before it spat out a 25cm pinkie in disgust. A question, you mention "red bream", is that a little snapper by another name, or a different fish? Here's one that choked in our lake.
  2. Hi Sam, don't think you can miss out on a fish down here. Good whiting off the beach to the north of Burrill Lake entrance, as well as salmon. In the lake, there's bream & duskies. I've caught legal pinkies. A few mulloway were caught last summer, and some very big salmon way inland past the ski club. If you can get a kayak that's best, and I like to anchor. Incoming tied is good, don't fish too deep! Some big flathead are in 1m of water.
  3. Found this (rather decomposed) catfish in Burrill Lake, South Coast. I think it must be an "Estuary Cobbler" of the Plotosidae family. But it's not 'mottled brown' but more a uniform grey. 62cm long, next to my phone case. Any ideas?
  4. Some nice fish there! Mutton birds! Those shearwaters are supposed to be in VIC by now. Impossible to get your baits down. We inadvertently hooked four (in wing, feet, chest). When released, they STILL don't go away! Pretty hungry, I'd say.
  5. Hi Deek and Mrs! I live right on Burrill Lake and fish regularly in the lake. I was more looking for opportunities to join someone offshore. Seems I might have located a local, but please keep me in mind for anything at sea! Best to both, Holls.
  6. I live near Ulladulla but I don't have a boat! I'm an experienced fisherman & have fished off shore there quite a few times. Wondering if there's someone with a boat who would like some company. Happy to share costs etc Cheers, Rob
  7. Yes, I'm on Burrill Lake. Got 5 nice flatties 2 days ago, the females had yellowish flesh again. Think it must be something to do with breeding status.
  8. This seems to be a small Eastern Rock Lobster found on the edge of a lake. Do you think it's a shed shell, or has it come to some other demise??
  9. Hope I'm in the right forum here. I recently caught two very nice 48cm Duskies, one a male, the other a female. The male's flesh colour was white/grey as expected, but the female with eggs had very yellow/orange flesh which was not nearly as firm. She was not sick, fought like crazy. Does anyone know anything about this? Appreciate any info (nothing online).
  10. What are you after? Flathead at about 30 metres, snapper out to about 50 metres +
  11. Lake is looking better all the time. Since they opened the mouth 3 years ago, sand is returning to the shores around Kings Point. There are millions of tiny bream in there at present, big ones before too long! Reports of mulloway returning, some caught on lures . A caution to boats: A lot of shallow seagrass beds. Suggest going slow over them or avoid altogether. The speedboats over easter virtually mowed the beds! Weed washed up everywhere. Cheers!
  12. Hi there,

    I'm in Milton still trying to get the hand of Burrill lake (no kayak i fish from the shore).I've caught a few bream along the from the end of Kendall Cres heading west but its really hit and miss.It looked perfect this morning but was dead as a doornail. Maybe the water was too clear? Got any good tips you can pass on.



  13. Occasionally mate. Live on the lake, but been very busy of late. Cheers.
  14. Strange thing last night. Sitting by Burrill lake towards sunset, a large fish swam into the shallows and just wallowed there. Thought it was a stingray, but on closer inspection, it was a VERY large whiting. Quite lethargic, it started to dart away but then turned and came up, almost beaching itself. I lifted it out of the water, it seemed stunned, or close to death, but strong tremor body movements. Very fat, very healthy looking, nothing in gills or throat. It was going to die, so I killed, scaled and filleted it (thought it might have a hook in the gut, but no). Any idea why it beached itself? Seen this before? (Went down this morning in case there were others - some lake event - but no other fish.)
  15. Nothing wrong with a good aussie salmon! Best to bleed them immediately upon catching, knife under the gill cover and cut straight through all the gills. Later, fillet and remove skin, cut out the dark red flesh along the centre line. You get some great fillets of a very firm fish, excellent in fish pie & curries, or I slice thin fillets, breadcrumbs on the BBQ! Bites: It takes time, but you can easily detect a bite if your rod is standing in a rod holder (a lump of seaweed can confuse). Cheers!