Golden Ponds - anyone been lately? - today it fired up!

Just rang Golden Ponds and they advised the main pond is stocked with Rainbow Trout.  Other target species are Bream, Carp and Silver Perch.

So has anyone been lately and caught fish?

Only asking as it is a long drive for me...


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Golden ponds

Fri, 2009-07-31 15:44

Went earlier on in the year.
Trout are to easy to catch, fun if your a kid!
The perch and bream are pretty rare. JMO

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How are the trout biting

Fri, 2009-07-31 15:59

How are the trout biting this time of year? Do they take flies or just pellets?

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You wanna give it a go

Fri, 2009-07-31 17:29

You wanna give it a go Dasho?? Set a day and we'll get a group together. There's a couple of tricks to catch those perch and bream...hehe

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Went about a month ago.

Fri, 2009-07-31 17:51

Went about a month ago. Caught heaps of Trout.  A few Bream and Perch too.

If you want to fish with pellets get some of those floats you can half fill with water or a weighted pencil float to get them out 10 metres. 

Theyre dead easy on a pellets but you want to try lures or fly.  Get yourself some small deep diving lures.  A group is a great day out.  Its a good laugh with a few crew.

Nothing more than 4lb line is good.

 

 

 

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the Trout there are not too

Fri, 2009-07-31 19:25

the Trout there are not too hard to catch. I love using small surface lures for them. The perch and bream are harder to catch.

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I have to ask but, where is

Fri, 2009-07-31 19:43

I have to ask but, where is golden ponds?

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In Baldivis

Fri, 2009-07-31 19:45
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I'm heading there tomorrow

Fri, 2009-07-31 19:46

I'm heading there tomorrow morning for a 9am kick off with my mate.

Come on down if you're not working Honsu.

If not, we can set a pond fish off match day soon.

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If you like seafood and

Fri, 2009-07-31 19:51

If you like seafood and fruit & veg, they sell it cheap.

You can get live crays and barra too.

Last time I was there, a bloke was buying $250 worth of cray legs. I think he has an addiction.

Bag of 4-5 crabs cost me $11, and a big bag of cray legs were $15.

I usually stock up as I live NOR.

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Had an awesome session @ the

Sat, 2009-08-01 17:52

Had an awesome session @ the ponds today with my mate, catching and releasing around 10 trout, most of which were 40cm+ and weighing around the kilo mark.

They go hard, and what a great way to spend 2hrs in the sun.

There are some massive barra cruising around. I’m guessing around the 50 -70cm mark, but they are too clever to be caught. Flick a pellet or a lure at them, and they will ignore you big time!

The trout weren’t keen for lures, but then again, I only tried a couple of flicks.

Remember to crush your barbs and swim the fish on release.  Trout are quite fragile, and need to be treated with care.

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There are some massive barra

Sat, 2009-08-01 18:44

There are some massive barra cruising around. I’m guessing around the 50 -70cm mark, but they are too clever to be caught. Flick a pellet or a lure at them, and they will ignore you big time!

When the water heats up theyll come on. Cool  Right now youd probably be best chucking some real slow unweighted Gulps at them.  You need to upset them so they snap at it territorially. 

 

ps. Tell the owner to get some Murray Cod Cool  That should get some visitors.  If he set up a barbless lure only area with the cod hed get even more visitors. 

If he put Bass in hed get a lot more visitors again. Cool  Once it is ramped up the place would on fire.

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did you try the BIG pond by

Sat, 2009-08-01 18:40

did you try the BIG pond by the carpark/restaurant?? There's some big perch and bream in there. That fountain pond is also pretty good for trout and perch. Next try try chucking some little poppers around. The trout love them.

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Hon Su, you should organise

Sat, 2009-08-01 18:59

Hon Su, you should organise an Oceanside 2 kilo same brand 15 metre minimum length carbon topshot only comp with some prizes say in late spring? 

Get some crew down there with a barbecue afterward?

Barbless hard bodies only?

Say a popper class and say one brand of lure on the day?

Get someone like River2Sea to provide a couple of small poppers for a prize?

Trout 1 point

Bream 2 points

Perch 10 points

Barra 30 points?

Heaviest Barra?

Heaviest Perch?

Heaviest Bream ?

You might sell a few lures and some line on the day?  Tongue out

 

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Ooh, dont forget the most

Sat, 2009-08-01 19:19

Ooh, dont forget the most species prize Cool

 

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how much

Sat, 2009-08-01 19:47

Thanks for posting up the link to Golden Ponds...
Never even knew this place existed !
How much are we looking at for a session there ??

cheers,
Paul

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$10 for an all day

Sat, 2009-08-01 20:12

$10 for an all day pass.

Pellets are $4.50

If you want to keep your catch, then it's $15 per kilo.

The old fella there is a top bloke.  He will tell you where the fish are, and show you the fish farm.

Can't wait for summer to come so I can catch one of those barra.  How good would it be joining the meter plus club in Perth!

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lol....get in line

Sat, 2009-08-01 20:26

lol....get in line Dasho....I got the first crack at the 1m fish....
Does it have to be barra??? They got 1m CARP!!lol

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Does it have to be barra???

Sat, 2009-08-01 21:00

Does it have to be barra??? They got 1m CARP!!lol

Either of them would make interesting fishing on 2kg carbon Cool 

 

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 Would love to go one day,

Wed, 2014-10-01 14:43

 Would love to go one day, sounds like fun! Many different species in a few lakes sounds good for me.