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  1. It used to be illegal to release carp until some carp anglers had the law changed, the argument was it being too difficult to dispose of the carp they caught in their comps . I agree in some circumstances its not reasonable to stink the place up with dead fish.
  2. Upstream of Pheasants Nest Weir is the no go area, the downstream bit has suffered a lot from mining in the nineties and its a long time since I fished it but a few lost bass, protected macquarie perch or murray cod would be unlikely but not impossible .Below Maldon Weir would be better spot if you can still drive down there.
  3. There is relatively little water treatment at the dam, as the dams relatively narrow and deep they mostly relie on the containments settling out by themselves, this is the cheap way of doing it but means we can't fish there.
  4. I agree there are some decent landowners out there, I believe as new properties are resurveyed they are adding a reserve along the river, unfortunately its going to be a long process.
  5. Might see some redfin come down this time ?
  6. Say ten years Fisheries would have advised you not to step out of the water. Now their saying you can walk the lower bank, I really doubt the average farmer has come around to that way of thinking and would be ready for argument. I believe the HW mark is land alternatively covered and uncovered EXCEPT in the case of flood, not exactly clear. I just find it easier to go to Victoria now days for a month of 4WDing.
  7. The only access to the river is by Kowmung fire trail or walking , should also mention most of the area was burnt twelve months ago. If you want to fish the spawn run need to walk as the waterfalls downstream from Molong Creek prevent the fish moving up to the more accessible part .
  8. Bit late just having read this thread,the lower Hollanders and most of the Kowmung apart than the fire trail crossing was burnt during the fires , been dry as well I hope you caught something.
  9. I just checked and didn't realise how low the dam is, Markhams might be the best option.
  10. People launch at Markhams or the western shore at Quartz Pot if you follow the road to the end, been a while since was out that way however the western road side of the Quartz pot a had had a bit of a flogging last time.Take some coin as they might come around for the camping fees.
  11. I believe BerleyPro make a thinner cover, Don't have any personal experience as a run a side arm, you would need to check comparability with a knowledgeable person. A Hobie dealer might stock them in Sydney
  12. No problem fishing Pelican Point or Wooloware Bay as long as you check the weather, as a matter of fact plenty of kayakers go out there. You would want to be really sure of the weather before heading out much further, Towra Point and Quibray Bay have quite extensive no fishing areas so check that as well or it could get expensive.
  13. I brought a heap from tassie a couple of years ago, all the old colours , they still sell alright down there, the green with a touch of red on the nose is a popular lure for tassie trout.
  14. Even unleaded can have a small percentage of ethanol these days, if there is a tiny bit of water in my tank you can see stabil dissolve it with your own eyes. I have used Ringfree as well however it a cleaner /decarbonizer rather than a cure for water problems, you can this as a shock treatment like Seafoam if you want to risk being fined by the EPA. Fuels are designed for modern cars with plenty of additive so its probably a waste of money.
  15. There are a couple of ways of using thread finish. The first is to add filler to the thread before coating, this gives you a layer of thread with a coating of epoxy over the top. The second way uses no filler so the epoxy soaks in and becomes part of the thread as well as changing to a darker colour, it sounds as if your rod has used the second way and any rod builder should be able to choose a thread combination to match your rod.
  16. I believe an incorrect time is the most likely problem, most Lowrance units are affected without the latest software update available from their website.
  17. I'd keep the spray chines on, you don't need to be going fast if you pushing into the wind and waves.
  18. Yep i heard the central coast guys wanted the numbers reduced a bit. I can remember before the salmon and kings recovered and species such as bonito and trailer were bigger without he completion. I've just driver up from Victoria and didn't see much bait about so maybe that's part of the reason as well.
  19. Hi Doza I brought the same unit myself and also own a Elite HDI but have not been on he water yet but I'm guessing the Totalscan transducer will be networked under "Device Configuration " and will have to be activated under that menu. If I remember correctly the Elite transducer should work if you select generic 83/200 khz
  20. That's a fair distance by electric power, I do ten k plus trips myself and don't want to discourage you just be aware I've had to paddle back on occasion. .At low speed these motors draw 9 amps and at full power 20 amps however you won't get double the speed at full power and use unnecessary battery unless your prop is the right size which is unlikely. I usually lock the motor straight ahead on half speed and leisurely paddle.
  21. I put in some feedback to the draft version which has been totally ignored. They have really underestimated how popular Cape Banks is with the Korean and Chinese community .
  22. You can still buy all the old colours down in Tassie, they still sell alright and will catch most species of fish.
  23. Wading is illegal in TCD as is fishing from the wall, I don't flyfish anymore however as swordie mentions a green woolly bugger is a pretty good choice for that area. Some fairly deep spots on the far side of the dam you can fish without wading.
  24. I would give Fitzroy Falls a miss as I've fished it occasionally since they built it and never caught a thing. Salty trout, the Mongarlowe River would be the closest decent water . You can check out Bill James guide books however many of the waters that held trout twenty years ago are barren of fish these days
  25. Thanks for the tip, I have the same motor but haven't been on the water yet, checked it and had to jiggle the handle a bit to get it to lock and i'll take my file just in case. I had the previous model for many years and the new one looks much improved , great value for money.
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