collie river

Hi Sandies! I`ll be joining you in a few months all the way from sunny Victoria, & probably living around the Bunbury area. Would like to know what I can expect to catch in the Collie as far up as the bridge in Australind ( Paris Rd)?


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hi mate welcome ,i lived in

Sat, 2008-02-16 12:36

hi mate welcome ,i lived in Bunbury for a long time and i fish as far as the bend,got some really good bream as big as 2.5kg and the odd mully to 8 kg good fish but like brean fishing we got lots nothing as well,in the last 5or 6years there is mud crabs up the as well,that was in summer and in winter we would fish down towards the bowlling club in winter,fish mullet is the best bait and fresh prawn live is good to

good luck mate jeff

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collie river

Sat, 2008-02-16 20:19

Thanks deepwater. The real estate bloke seems pretty honest by telling me all the mullet are fished out & I would need a tinny to get up to the bream. He said Belvedere is good for whiting. Hope theyre KGs
Cheers

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hey rainbow ,the salmon will

Sun, 2008-02-17 20:04

hey rainbow ,the salmon will be firing up soon.good fun down belvedre.

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Australind

Mon, 2008-02-18 13:11

I was told there was good fishing in the Collie River near Australind. Plenty of whiting, bream and some mulloway. Somewhere near the cnr of Barnes Rd I think.
All the best Colin Hay

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Try the beaches north and

Tue, 2008-02-19 17:04

Try the beaches north and south of bunno for mulla's in winter. Salmon start soon and they will be up and down the coast around bunbury. I used to fish the old jetty as a ked and catch herring and skippy. Dunno about the river's. Apparently they are fishing well for crab's now.
The capel river south of bunbury is a good spot for mulla's off the beach and tailor too.

Failing that jump in the car and go where the crowd's are and find a good rock around yallingup way.

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Well fishos after all that

Tue, 2008-02-26 17:59

Well fishos after all that the bitch took the house off the market when we were ready to sign the docos!
Its maybe a blessing in disguise cause we are now buying at Capel instead & going by all your reports I am going to have fun with mullies, salmon, & taylor at the river mouth!
Just a couple of questions from a soonto be deserting Vicco , whats a MULIE?, & what kind of fish is a DHUEY?
In NSW our mullaway are called jewfish so its a bit confusing. My new SIL buttered me up with a feed of dhuey in Mandurah ( after the wedding) yep he`s my favorite SIL
( ive only got one) but he has a 30 footer & likes to go out far! Yippee!
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Hi Rainbow

Wed, 2008-02-27 07:30

A mulie is a pilchard. A Dhuie, well a prime example is the one that Jessie caught. They only grow in WA and ae prime eating fish. We have mulloway in WA, but call them mulloway,not jewies. Though if you go north, they have a related species which is called a black jewie. I hope I haven't confused you ther.
Good luck in Capel.

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Drop me a msg when you get

Wed, 2008-02-27 16:12

Drop me a msg when you get here. I'm in busso and I lived in capel for a couple of years before that. Still got a few mates up that way who are keen for a fish. We could tee up a mulla fish down at peppy or forrest beach one night.

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Cant get across soon enough!

Wed, 2008-02-27 20:07

Thanks for the info Colin & thanks for " I come from the land downunder" song ( just kidding) Everyone in the East wished they were in Freemantle that day we won the Americas cup, The atmosphere must have been fantastic!
Lukas, I cant wait Mate ! Whereabouts is forrest beach?

Do you know if there are any mullet in the river? I am supposed to eat plenty of oily fish!
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Gooday Rainbow

Thu, 2008-02-28 07:56

I wouldn't mind that Colin Hay's money, but I don't want his sexual preferences.
Good to see someone coming to God's country. All the best, Colin Hay

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just down the beach form

Thu, 2008-02-28 14:45

Just down the road from capel. Peppy and forrest are the 2 beaches that you fish from or swim at from capel. There is mullet in the river.
I might let you in on a few more secrets too when you get over.
Capel is a top place.

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Fri, 2008-02-29 18:39

Thanks fellas. I didnt know the other Colin Hay had other ideas up his kilt! "bad boy Johnny" !!
I just signed the contract for a little place near the cricket nets in the sports complex. Hope theres no Matthew Haydens amongst them or we`ll need bulletproof windows!
Glad there are mullet in the river,cause I can still practice my fly fishin`. Suppose I`ll need to go to the Blackwood for trout although my BIL says Waroona is stocked with them? Anyone tried for them?

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No need

Wed, 2010-01-06 19:47

Hey rainbow no need to go to blackwood for trout the upper reaches of the collie river is good for trout and redfin... Below wellington dam is the best place some good trout around there and honeymoon pool.

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I know some places closer

Sat, 2008-03-01 10:49

I know some places closer than that for trout and other freshwater fish...
You'll be right. The net's face away from the houses!

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I`d rather be

Sat, 2008-03-01 17:50

I`d rather be fishin`!!!

Thanks for the info on freshwater fish Lukas, just hope theyre not carp! We have 300 tonnes of the bloody things washed up dead or dying in our local Lake Colac due to receding water which is turning too salty. They are trying to clear them away, but if the wind turns around Colac will soon become a ghost town. Glad we are 20 odd Kms away!
Are there any English perch ( redfin) in WA ?
Had a meal in Albies last November & was very impressed! Never seen such an impressive salad/fruit bar ANYWHERE in the world. Dodgy looking joint on the outside but boy great meals & atmosphere! No doubt we sat next to you!
We were staying at the Geographe Bay resort, caught blue mannas( didnt want to ) & got just one KG off the jetty!

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Plenty of Redfin in WA, and

Sat, 2008-03-01 17:56

Plenty of Redfin in WA, and as a noxious pest, no bag or size limits. You'll find Reddies very close to where your living in Capel ;)

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Reddies!

Sun, 2008-03-02 12:30

Thanks Moohan thats all I needed to know! Theyre OK when they can grow to a kilo but in small dams each generation just gets smaller & smaller until they are still breeding at just 6 inches!! In Scotland they are ignored for atlantic salmon, but I as a boy was catching them at 2.5 kg

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herring

Fri, 2008-03-21 21:03

dont forget tommy ruffs are called herring over here and there are no squire (or is that sa terminology)and the salmon grow biggeras well

 

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yeah thanks wayylander,

Sun, 2008-03-23 18:49

yeah thanks wayylander, squire must be SA cause I never heard of them. I checked out herrings & know they are T.Rs still as I have never caught one am looking forward to it, in fact just wetting a line in the Indian ocean will do.
Can you tell me what a blackarse is?

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Blackarse

Mon, 2008-03-24 08:59

 

It's when you get a dodgy curry .

 

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Hi Rainbow and welcome to

Mon, 2008-03-24 09:33

Hi Rainbow and welcome to the West Coast I'm curious as to which AFL club you follow? You can't go wrong if you live in Capel great quiet town with a river running through it.

Cheers Kev.

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Vic team

Mon, 2008-03-24 14:57

 

Thers is only one ,

 

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Can you tell me what a

Fri, 2008-03-28 20:13

Can you tell me what a blackarse is?

 

breaksea cod i think.

got a big jewie (read mulloway for the west aussies) down that way  10 years ago. forrest beach (expat south aussie)(go the crows)

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sorry but I have to say GEELONG!

Thu, 2008-04-03 20:14

Hi Big Kev,
thanks I am really looking forward to getting amongst them! Sorry but I have to say the CATS! Seen them fail twice at MCG Grand finals so it was a great win for everyone in Sth west vic. last sept.
Have a soft spot for Freeo though cause one of our locals made the team (A Siegert) a couple of years back. He worked at McDonalds before that.

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Cats are the ones to beat.

Sat, 2008-04-05 15:39

Cats are the ones to beat. Are you in Capel yet Whiskers? Salmon are starting to boil all along Southcoast.

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Settlement tomorrow, but got

Thu, 2008-04-10 20:19

Settlement tomorrow, but got another 6 months to renovate & get rid of this place! In the meantime will be renting Capel out to a NICE FISHING COUPLE, we HOPE!!! Have to do the right thing & give folk 6 months!
Know anyone!!! Its going thru (professionals) Capel & district realty.
Meanwhile get into some good salmon for me, mate!

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i got a small tailor in the

Fri, 2010-02-26 19:56

i got a small tailor in the collie river on a lure last weekend and im hoping to have a go at the bridge tomorow some time

 

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