Chrissy / New Years Period

Havnt posted anything for a fair while now and because Im now back at work bored Ithought I would throw up a few photos of the few catches on the few days off at Chrissy and New Years.

-Crays were thick again this year, getting full pots right up until mid - late December. Chrissy lunch is always a winner, I usually cook up about 15-20 crays for the family lunch. On a side note I have been fishing the same spot for the last 6-7 years and have been getting big numbers in that period. This year was the first time I had other people potting around me and the first time Ive had pots move. Thankfully none went missing but will be looking to sound out a new patch for next year I think.

-Just before Chrissy was able to get out for a quick fish, was able to get a good bag with 2 dhuies and 2 baldies. Dhus were around the 15kg mark and in shallow around the 25-30m mark on small bits of ground. The dhu in the photo was the one my mate caught.

-I think yabbies have to be one of the best feeds going around, on par with Marron. Took the nets to a mates farm used a couple of pesky birds as bait and an hour later had a good feed or yabbies which were all great size. Garlic yabbies with rice is the best!!

-Start of the new year focussed on getting onto a few crabs, first in the swan and then mandurah. Mandurah is way easier to get a bag than the swan and with the new 5 per person rule I had to share the swan catch with 4 blokes haha. Swan crabs are so much bigger than the Mandurah ones though, you may be able to see the comparison in the photos.

Now that Im back at work I think for the next few weeks I will be focussing on getting a few Marron and hitting the crabs whenever I can, hoping for some low winds over the next few weekends so can get back out on the fish as the freezer is looking a bit bare.

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 Nice work Josh, we've been

Tue, 2020-01-07 09:28

 Nice work Josh, we've been going out and doing well when the weather has played ball and still plenty of Crays about. 

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Hey Mate

Tue, 2020-01-07 10:17

Did you get up to seabird at all? I took the boat up and didn't even get out because it was so windy haha ended up going to the farm for yabbies instead!!

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 Yeah mate I did, got out

Tue, 2020-01-07 14:28

 Yeah mate I did, got out Boxing day and last Sunday. I was bloody crook though with a chest infect from Xmas night for about a week, some guys have all the luck lol

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Not good

Wed, 2020-01-08 06:01

Not good at all mate, hope your ok now!!

Hopefully will get back up there soon when the weather plays nice

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 Yeah I'm great now I'm back

Wed, 2020-01-08 09:37

 Yeah I'm great now I'm back at work  Ahhh the best weather's yet to come.

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 Some great feeds there.

Tue, 2020-01-07 13:06

 Some great feeds there. Certainly would have been over indulging during th his silly season 

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 Awesome hauls!

Tue, 2020-01-07 14:48

 Awesome hauls!

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Cheers

Wed, 2020-01-08 06:49

Cheers fellas!!
Were all very good feeds!

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That reminds me

Wed, 2020-01-08 07:31

 of a conversation I had with a mate about what to do in or near Mandurah for the weekend some years back.

"Should we dive for crays, fish for dhu's, go crabbing, drag for prawns (you still could then) or go bush for marron'" - we forget we are blessed with options.

And you are certainly reaping some rewards related to that.

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With a spread like that

Wed, 2020-01-08 15:03

Is WA a great place to live or what.