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Fish or swim

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by kev209, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    We had planned a family fishing day for the opening. Everyone has chickened out including me.
    How many are still going to the opening, and where are you heading to.
    I'm looking forward to reading some top posts [shame about the pictures]
    Tight lines everyone keep safe and have a great time.
    Don't forget to pack your PFD's :D:D
     
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  2. Dickson

    Dickson Active Member

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    I will be giving it a go on sunday. I have wet weather gear so will give it a try for a few hours.
     
  3. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck for Sunday
     
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  4. Dickson

    Dickson Active Member

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    Thanks mate I'm not 100% sure where I will go yet I have a few options within an hour from home.
     
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  5. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    Is it ok if I call you dicko or FVB
    Kev
     
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  6. Dickson

    Dickson Active Member

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    HaHa not fussed Kev I have been called worse names than those two mate;)
     
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  7. Dickson

    Dickson Active Member

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    Ok so I went to a different place that I haven't fished for many years, got there around 7.30am it was a bit later than I wanted to start but I needed my beauty sleep;) There were no other cars or fishermen around this was either good plenty of fish for me to catch or bad I was the only silly bugga fishing after the crowds raided it yesterday!!!
    Well after walking about 1km or so from the road I found some nice water and decided that drifting worms was the way to go as it wasn't the best spot to have a sit down. I tried this for a few holes and had no luck so got to a more open spot and decided have my thermos of coffee, so threw 2 rods out with bait. It took about 2 minutes for the first rod to get smashed and after fumbling around getting myself awake I landed a nice little brown that went 35cms. Two minutes later the other rod goes off and after a nice fight slipped the net under another decent fish this time a 33cm reddie. After that it went quiet so kept drifting worms but only landed a very small Brown maybe 15cm long. Fished till 1.00pm when the rain started and was back home by 3. Happy with the day and at least I got a couple of trout this year for the opening even though it was a day late.:)
     
  8. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Good report from one of our new members
    Thanks,
    Noel
     
  9. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    my home boss calls me DH, : D--- H---, my dinner in the oven or my lunch for work always has DH written on it so I don't take wrong one.
     
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  10. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Work every time , as soon as you do something else and are not thinking about fishing a rod will go off!
     
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  11. Chili

    Chili Well-Known Member

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    Yep, how to make fish bite, take a leak.
     
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  12. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Forty years ago it used to be 'roll a smoke'.
     
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    blair Well-Known Member

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    yep guaranteed your last pinch of tobacco flying everywhere as the rod bucks over at the exact wrong time, glad I don't smoke anymore I am sure I catch more fish form not having smelly nicotine on my bait.
     
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  14. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    I think you're right Blair.
    So often I've out fished guys who smoke.
    It's not because I'm better; I believe it's nicotine on their hands.
    I only use sticks of sun cream as I hate the thought of getting the liquid stuff on my hands.
    Boat fuel is another. Always scrub your hands with sand and mud from the water if it's possible.
    Noel
    Eliminate all possible disadvantages
     
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    blair Well-Known Member

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    More then once while baitfishing for trout whith a mate who smokes I have caught about 10 and they have caught 0 and no bites we were using identical rigs and bait etc casting to same spots. I think all fish have a really good sense of smell.
    cotter river and lake eucenbene.
     
  16. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Years ago when I was still swinging the spanners and up to my armpits in diesel oil, grease and other petroleum based products, I could never remove the residue from my hands. It was so ingrained that I'm sure it had a detrimental effect on my fishing and I would often get my mate to bait my hook for me so that I minimised any contamination. It helped with my catch rate, albeit marginally.

    Jeff
     
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  17. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, even a marginal improvement is better than none. I'm sure your hands would certainly have retained the taint of diesel.
    Noel
     
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    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Noel, I even tried rubbing tuna oil into my hands to try and disguise the diesel residue, but that didn't work.

    Jeff
     
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  19. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    How did that smell while trying to eat lunch? A bit 'on the nose'?
     
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    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it was a bit on the bugle. The worst of it was when we called into the pub on the way home, the oil in the pores of my palms took the head off a beer very rapidly.
     
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