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Whats with the flys? Went out fishin on the weekend and OMG!!! Flys packed!!

Worse than ever, its going to be a fly blown summer!

Had over 5 at a time on my face today. Was pissin me off hard!

Anyone else find this or am i the only smelly fisherman out there haha

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mate, the flies have been in

Sun, 2007-11-04 17:20

mate, the flies have been in full force for about 2 weeks now... been getting them hardcore at work, laying bricks in the heat heh

Found them annoying this morning too when i was fishing so yeah theyre around...

however, youll find apparently, theyll die off in a couple more weeks till next year

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Except if you ....

Sun, 2007-11-04 17:48

live in Tom Price cause we breed them up here all year round especially around xmas , just get bigger and fatter.

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Toughen up

Sun, 2007-11-04 18:00

Yeh, you Perthies need a bit of chop chops toughen the **** up! You aint seen nothing yet, they've been full on up here. Not to mention the sand flies!!!! :))

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hahaha yeah i heard how bad

Sun, 2007-11-04 18:12

hahaha yeah i heard how bad they are up north.

They must fly south this time of the year lol

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I whear a mozzie net over me

Sun, 2007-11-04 18:18

I whear a mozzie net over me head......................Problem solved!

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Hi Ya, Have to agree. 

Tue, 2007-11-06 12:39


Hi Ya,

Have to agree.  Spent a week in Kalbarri between 21 & 26 October.  Enough flies to carry you away.  Fly/mozzie net was the best $8 brother & I spent the whole week.  Perrrrrfect.

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pt peron

Sun, 2007-11-04 19:02

was at pt peron today and it was like a swarm there gonna be a bad year for them

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flies

Sun, 2007-11-04 19:44

was crazy there was so many we went out around 20kms and they were still everywere. Never used to get them that far out and other little yellow and black striped wasp looking things but with no stingers

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haha talking about flies haha

Sun, 2007-11-04 20:36

WOW they are sure FRIENDSLY!!! lol yeah even on the golf course i get flies !!! but so far i've find on rocks nah no flies at all !!! luckily!! touch wood! NO PAIN NO GAIN!!!

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Gazzillion Flies

Sun, 2007-11-04 20:37

All over the boat from about 11-00am to about 3-00pm then disapeared.

We had swarms of the black and yellow ones our about 10nm west of Mindarie today.

Pain in the backside, swatting them all day.



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yeah the black and yellow

Mon, 2007-11-05 05:37

yeah the black and yellow ones came inland about 4pm this arvo... they were everywhere!

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You aint seen nothin'

Mon, 2007-11-05 08:22

G'day guys

As Adam said " hard the ***k up. Went for a walk along the cliffs on Friday ( or was that flyday). Super low tides and low swell with howling easterly. I have never seen so many flies. Ablsolutely ridiculous. Up around Goat Gulch not only flies but grass hoppers. Had to make sure you mouth was closed. Makes it entertaining when you're breathing that hard through your nose and one of the buggers ends up up there. Certainly put better things up my nose.

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same

Mon, 2007-11-05 08:40

Yeh same here Andy, the yellow ones like my shiny Penn inter baitcaster, shew off the bugs....spray some stuff and they returned.....gave up! My mate was laughin all day as a butterfly had a particular liking to my bright colors of the dolphin fish logo on the back of my Recfishwest t-shirt

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House flies

Mon, 2007-11-05 09:23

Ryan,

Did you notice a change in fly species the further west you went out?

Tim and I had the yellow and black ones for most of the time then at about 13nm they changed to the little house flies. Maybe the smaller ones get blown further offshore than the bigger black and yellow ones.

We should have taken a pic of them, you couldn't see the handle of Tims 975 Penn as it was absolutely covered in them.

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I did a swipe of the bait

Mon, 2007-11-05 09:28

I did a swipe of the bait bag and caught about 5-6 in one go lol!

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yep

Mon, 2007-11-05 09:35

Yep, same here Andy. The easterly really loaded up the water with flies and on  the flip side i had only 2 mutton birds around me at the end of the day. Me thinks with all the boats out yesterday they were well spread out!


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Only One Mutton Bird

Mon, 2007-11-05 09:56

We only saw one just as we were packing up to head home. Maybe they were all resting after a feed full of flies.


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Mon, 2007-11-05 14:47

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,22705819-2761,00.html

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"Every year in mid October

Mon, 2007-11-05 14:48

"Every year in mid October huge numbers of bush flies descend on Perth, trying to feed on human fluids and looking for their favourite breeding ground - dung. "

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Hover flies

Mon, 2007-11-05 14:53

Yep that's them, though they weren't doing much hovering out on the ocean. They just latched onto the boat and us and just sat there, obviouly tired from all the hovering they had been doing out at sea. 


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fluids!

Mon, 2007-11-05 15:36

Every year in mid October huge numbers of bush flies descend on Perth, trying to feed on human fluids and looking for their favourite breeding ground - dung.

Dont know about human fluids but the bloody flies like drinking my Bulliet Bourbon yesterday





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hahahaha Ryan same here

Mon, 2007-11-05 15:41

hahahaha Ryan same here mate! Unfortunalty i work in the swan valley where nearlly everyone has 100's of cows on the property's! Wankers if you guys want to see fly's pop in and say hi sometime :) We offer fresh coffee with fly cakes......lol.

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Yep had the same with my

Mon, 2007-11-05 16:20

Yep had the same with my 975, absolutely covered in those yellow/black flies.Cleaning the boat was bad aswell.
 


We had 6 mutton birds out where we were and 1 albatross. 

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Just spent

Mon, 2007-11-05 19:26

Just spent the weekend at rotto and came back this afternoon. The flies were horrific over there! Litterally covered our selves in RID and airogaurd roll on stuff, made no difference what so ever. The general store also must have made a killing on the fly nets you wear on your head as at least 25% of the people over there were wearing them and the general store sold out!

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