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    Back up bait

    Great chat topic, obviously something many of us consider. I've been using chicken thigh fillet frozen in approx 200 grm lots (wrapped in scrap paper) that I give to the dog if I don't use it.
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    first holiday fish

    Yellowbelly for sure. They do look a bit different when caught from catchments that flow into Lake Eyre as opposed to the ones from the Murray Catchment. It would be interesting to know how long the stocks have been separated?
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    Trip of a lifetime!!!
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    brisbane water snapper

    More snapper being caught inshore than I can remember, anyone else noticed this?
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    Flathead in the bucket

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    Flathead in the bucket

    With the Bonnies taking a well earned holiday I am forced to try my hand at other species. Around 4pm I threw a few light rods and some bread in the back if the car and down to a small jetty in the hope of a few gardies for bait supply. Rigged the daughter up for gar and small sp for me. Unhooking a small bream on the gar rod and a 47cm flat chap eats the sp duly landed and dinners sorted. Sort out bream and back in with sp, straight on you little beauty. Get him in close and see he's bigger than the last and may test the 6lb leader dead lifting the fish up. Hmmmm knew I should have brought the net, oh well bucket it is. If you have ever used a bucket as a net you know it fills with water and weighs a ton and is very hard to manoeuvre. Short story long DD is up to the task despite Flat chap going mental and spraying water everywhere, working together we hoist bucket and flathead onto jetty and high fives all round. Fish goes 60cm and provides delicious dinner. As a bait collecting mission its a disaster but a great trip all the same. The fish in the photo with fist pump is 60cm and next pic is 47cm.
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    A girl from Cowan

    Classic catch!!!
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    First bream on HB

    That time during a decent fight is what I call "reel time". Enjoy every moment of the "reel time" as it is the culmination of all the time and effort spent purchasing, preparing, driving, walking etc.
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    id please (Diamond Fish)

    Always called them Butter bream. Ive caught them from Cairns to St Georges Basin
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    Bycatch spinning for tailor

    Nice surprise that!!!
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    Hawkesbury Handline Fishing

    Good mate who lives near Gladstone always had 200lb handline setup with 12/0 and would only use it if we caught a 20cm plus Moses Perch for live bait. Caught some big Cod, Shovelnose lost Barra, Sharks etc. One day in 6 metres with bait set straight down line goes off followed by Dolphin cartwheeling literally over the boat thankfully pulling the hook in the kaos. Sufficiently traumatised he has never done it again. Be careful as you never know what you might hook up to.
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    Mowie off the rocks

    I also use the twisted version as per Welsters YouTube vid
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    Mowie off the rocks

    To be honest I'm not that fussy as long as it's fresh I'll eat it. The sweep was white and moist and as good as the Mowie and trevally imho. I did catch some black sole around 40cm while prawning on a recent trip to Mallacoota and they were close to inedible. Not a fan of various southern wrasse either as I find them mushy. Some of my more controversial favourites include Pike and Yakkas.
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    Mowie off the rocks

    Still hurling lures at Bonnies and Kings but finding the bowling shoulder starting to suffer a bit with repetitive cast / retrieve. Ive been squirrelling away all my bonnie offcuts and salting them before bagging up and freezing. Using a few old paternoster rigs left over from previous boat trips in combo with 2/0 circles and sinker to suit. After much testing in my mates "den" we have come to the conclusion that the old style dropper knot breaks about 50 % line strength whereas kiwi loop is close to 100% so that's what I use. Anyways I managed this Mowie which is first for me as well as a 35cm Trev and good sized sweep all released into hot oil for dinner last night.