Freshwater Cobbler rigging???

Hey guys i was just wondering if anyone on here has any certain riggs that have worked for them

i just found out that there were cobbler in a river within walking distance to my house and thought i might give them a crack...

if anyone here has any info they wish to share i'd greatly appreciate it

 ive also heard that they have spines and that getting the hook out can be difficult any info on that would help heaps to thanks!!!

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where abouts are you and

Mon, 2009-11-09 19:13

where abouts are you and what water system , yeah they have huge spikes on the head and i wouldnt get stung by one if i were you, carry a pair of pliers in your tackle box, if you are going to keep the fish break off the spine if its going back use the pliers to remove the hook and dont hold the head. the spines hurt like hell and do for quite a while after

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dispose of the spine

Mon, 2009-11-09 20:28

dispose of the spine sensibly....if a dog gets hold of it it will do some damage to it...

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Worms

Mon, 2009-11-09 21:25

I have only fished for them in freshwater streams/pools. You need to dig some worms up, put a small limerick hook with a small running sinker.

 

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ok thanks guys im out at

Tue, 2009-11-10 07:26

ok thanks guys im out at dardanup and found out that they were in the fergusson river me dads mate used to net them there and my dad saw two 30cm ones under the bridge on recreation road

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are those whiskers that they

Tue, 2009-11-10 07:27

are those whiskers that they have sharp or just like jelly i cant tell from the pics or are they the spines???

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The cat whiskers are soft.

Tue, 2009-11-10 07:53

The cat whiskers are soft. The spines are in the dorsal and pectoral fins.

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thanks till

Tue, 2009-11-10 16:52

thanks for that ill try to catch some

any good eating ive heard they are nice any comparrsion to redfin or trout...

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hey nauty buoy what

Tue, 2009-11-10 21:50

hey nauty buoy what rivers/streams do you find the best?

or are these rivers and streams your secret fishing havens? haha

what is your biggest and what are their average sizes???

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how big do they get here in

Sun, 2009-11-15 17:31

how big do they get here in wa commonly

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