Bait prices

 Don't know what it's like in Perth at the moment but Sandy wanted a box of squid for bait on Saturday.  Paid $45 for the stuff. Better catch some good fish with it. Damn robbery if you ask me . They blamed a shortage of the stuff in the u s 


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 Yep over $30 in Dawesville 

Wed, 2022-04-06 15:31

 Yep over $30 in Dawesville  too, can't remember exact price I paid last time but thought Dam getting  steep. I generally prefer catching my own bait as much as possible. My biggest gripe is still with the Herring limits we have because I like to catch my own for bait. Our limits are low but it's  okay still,to buy,pay for as many as we like from a shop. Hypocritical much.

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 Thats one of the reasons I

Fri, 2022-04-15 11:31

 Thats one of the reasons I love squiding, great bait and good on the chew.


More drum lines, kill the bloody sharks!

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Bought a block of squid in

Sat, 2022-04-23 18:52

Bought a block of squid in karratha last week f a change out of $40:00

makes squid jigs look cheap

ended up catching a few round the islands which were turned into red emps


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Always 2 sides...

Sun, 2022-04-24 07:16

 Gotta point out that its a regular feature on pro fishing forums about the rec pressure to stop any commercial fishing used for bait ("wasteful") and at the same time about shortages and cost rises.

The big discussion at the moment is about Port Philip Bay on that very subject, and the danger of mulie bait brought from outside introducing virus, exactly as happened with the tuna farms in Lincoln and spread all along the south coast.

Also white spot on prawns in Queensland


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Fuel prices ect

Sun, 2022-04-24 15:59

It will effect everything . Nothing cheap anymore . Meat has gone up the most recently

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On the way home from work I

Tue, 2022-04-26 07:56

On the way home from work I occasionally buy fresh squid from Kailis as a back up, cheaper than that bloody servo mush, damn I can't bring myself to use that shit ! Buy a few pillies as well and salt them down when they are a cheaper price.

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Buy some scented plastics and

Tue, 2022-04-26 10:49

Buy some scented plastics and a few jigs as a back up, I will buy a small packet of bait as a starting point then use fresh fillets after that.