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Island Beach Fishing 287

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Island Beach Fishing
« on: April 28, 2017, 05:00:39 AM »
Back in March I headed over to Flinders Island for a long weekend with my Dad and Step Mum. (photos from Facebook so hopefully it works!)

Dad had been trying unsuccessfully for a while to catch some fish, so I had to go and show him how it's done! I don't fish regularly and in actual fact haven't done any in several years, so a bit of luck with the location and timing of tide and day plus the bait probably helped.

We walked what seemed like a kilometer from the car to get to this spot along the beach, close to the outlet of a creek



Using a double hook and sinker and blue bait, low tide just turning to come in, I got this decent sized little Flathead



Then another, which had followed my bait in before I realised it was there, dropped the hook back into the water and dragged it up on the beach. Then an Australian Salmon, then a double hook



Dad was a bit frustrated still not able to catch anything so I told him to move further back up the beach from where he was and he ended with 2 good sized flatties



I'd run out of beer so I stopped catching anything, but with 7 fish between us, the tide fast coming in, and a setting sun it was time to head for home



I did have my Victorinox Spirit in the backpack but didn't end up using it. One had swallowed the hook so far I had to pull it out of its gut after clean up (I'll claim the knife we had is a multi as it has a fish scaler on the back!  :D)

« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 06:15:15 AM by TazzieRob »
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,813
Re: Island Beach Fishing
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 06:03:21 AM »
Nice catch  :like:

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Island Beach Fishing
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 06:16:08 AM »
Nice catch  :like:

Cheers  :cheers:, and my 400th post  :tu:
Thread Killer 2015 No Life Club Posts: 2,457 Ser Tool the Slinger, The Tool That Rides
Re: Island Beach Fishing
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 03:53:14 PM »
Nice pics and story. :cheers:

Need to dust off my gear from winter storage and hit my local fishing hole...
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,839
Re: Island Beach Fishing
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 01:50:03 AM »
Great thread mate.   :tu:   :tu:   Congrats on the badge and 400 posts.   :cheers:   :cheers:
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 40,441
Re: Island Beach Fishing
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2017, 01:56:22 AM »
Nice catch and congrats  :cheers:
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Re: Island Beach Fishing
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2017, 06:13:17 AM »
 :cheers: Cheers guys. I grew up over there and the fishing is pretty good. The big one I got first gave the three of us a hearty feed!

 

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