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  1. Yeah it sure looks weird.
  2. We have duskies coming out of our ears. Supplying several locked down neighbours. We eat em every way we can! fry, crumbed, battered, poached - you name it 🙂
  3. Yeah no shortage of fish in our lake at present. I can catch the 'white flesh' ones and the 'peach coloured' ones side by side, same day, same size. Weird.
  4. Yes, no probs. Seems to taste the same as the white flesh ones. Although I did bake it in a fish pie!
  5. Both same size, caught on same SP in the exact same spot. Both very dark colouring, vigorous fighting. Def not sick or unhealthy. Unlikely to have a different diet. Yes, think it might be something to do with spawning female - perhaps after spawning? Will be more careful next time to determine sexes. Thanks for your responses.
  6. I'm generally on the saltwater, but about 10 years ago I was a crazy keen fly fisherman. One afternoon up at Penstock Lagoon in the mountains of Tasmania, I waded out into dead still water and saw the tiny telltale ring of a fish rising, taking gnats off the water film (almost imperceptible). I managed to present my fly pretty well and the next thing we were on. It took a good ten minutes to turn him around and bring him up to my side on an extremely light leader. This was memorable. Caught quite a few others (all catch and release) but this moment was special, taught me a lot about thumpin' big trout in Tasmania.
  7. I asked this question about a year ago but not sure if we got to the bottom of it. There must be some research somewhere but can't find it. Two Dusky Flathead caught in Burrill Lake one day apart, both 46cm long. Good fish! Note the difference in flesh colour and texture. Anyone have info on this?
  8. Hi all, I agree with Scratchie and others, we have never experienced times as threatening as this. It's no good us self isolating after a case is reported. In my case I live on the edge of a lake in a tiny community, my yak is permanently at the waters edge. Without risk to myself or others, I can slide out 30 metres and stay long enough to catch our dinner. We grow vegies, herbs, buy flour (for bread) and other essentials online. The butcher & local growers home deliver. So there's rarely any need to go to the shops. Do people know about "Who Gives a Crap' TP and paper roll home delivery? Look them up, great small company doing good things for our planet. My wife and I are actually enjoying our time at home - and like others, catching up on all the postponed jobs! Stay well!
  9. One thing I noticed. A couple of these big lizards had muddy discoloration underneath (you can see it in the pics). They were caught over shelly sand but it possible they came off the mud a km away where the creek comes in. In other words they may be moving around a lot at present (autumn).
  10. The interesting thing about this fish is it doesn't have a stomach. Dispensed with it way back in evolution apparently.
  11. A month ago I landed a nice flathead on the lake, netted him into my hobie. Put on lip grips but had trouble getting the hook out. Let go grips and removed hook. Flatty flips over the edge and swims off with my lip grips! Lost fish and expensive gear. Talk about stupid!
  12. I have a good friend who is a crazy fly fisher. He has 80% vision impaired in one eye. You guessed it!
  13. Yes, the lake is alive with little shoals of something. It's one big nursery. One flatty had a three inch bream inside it!
  14. Hi all, just a clarification regarding my last fishing report. It's crucial that we don't go anywhere unnecessarily. We must all do what we can to flatten the curve on infections. However, I live on the edge of a lake and can cast a line from my doorstep. I slide my yak in and go out 25 metres with soft plastics. There seems to be much confusion around our legal rights to fish. In NSW it is still legal go fishing alone as a "passive exercise". https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-02/fishing-considered-passive-exercise-amid-coronavirus-lockdown/12114934 Best to all, Holls.
  15. Who can explain it? Go out on the lake for a couple of hours in my yak, maybe 3 or 4 times. I catch the odd flathead and occasionally a couple of legal pinkies. I live virtually on the shoreline of Burrill Lake, south coast. Then this morning I glide out 30 metres, same spot and the duskies are going crazy! Every cast with an SP brings up another big fish. After 15 mins I stop with five nice fish, the largest just over 55cm. All caught on the one SP! Filleted up I'm supplying neighbours (from a distance). Tight lines everyone.