Money

im just wondering if anyone is in the same boat as me.

im really keen to go have a fish but cant afford it.

im just curious to see how many other people there are.

 


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money

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:16

 Mate fishing is one of the best hobbies a man could ever have, and if you gotta spend a bit of money on it then so be it.

 At least your not wasting it on drugs or anything.

You dont have to spend a fortune to be a successfull fisherman either, you can go out and spend 100 bucks on the basics and still catch good fish.

I say just go for it :)

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i was thinking more along the

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:20

i was thinking more along the lines of petrol money haha.

im wanting to go down to hopetoun in 2-3 weeks but from Brootkon to hopetoun and back is $250 in petrol.

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gota be a troll,ok i''ll

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:38

gota be a troll,

ok i''ll bite

wtf u driving thats gunna chew that much fuel

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one of the beauties of

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:23

one of the beauties of fishing is that everyone can do it, no matter what your income is and no matter how poor or rich you are. Unlike other hobbies such as motorcross, or sailing etc, people from all walks of life can go fishing. If your poor, go out and get a handline, pack of prawns and a hook. if your rich, go buy a boat, stellas, saltigas and bag full of jigs. If you want to enjoy the rich life of fishing but cant afford it and thats your excuse of not going fishing, then you are a) not a true fisherman, or b) not passionate enough about fishing :)

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It's all the same!

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:23

Doesn't matter what your hobby, these days you can throw an endless amount of money at it and still want more.

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haha im actually into

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:27

haha im actually into motocross. i was thinking to get back into it but cant afford a bike

i would get into fishing but live to far away from the water. the closest place from brookton would be around perth so thats a $150 trip there and back

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Shit man I used to catch the

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:28

Shit man I used to catch the bus every weekend when I was a kid to fish the Swan and skin dive at Cottesloe. Money shouldn't be an issue. Catch the bus mate.

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And Hopeton is your only chance of fulfilling your desire?

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:29

Hitch a ride mate or do what we all did as kids. Fish in a brook or get the old man to take you somewhere. I spend some time fishing Hopetoun and it's no better than anywhere else IMO. The weather can be good bad or extremely indifferent. When it's good it can produce, when it's not it's not a good place to be unless you sit by the fire in the pub. But then again, that costs money.

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there are no busses that go

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:30

there are no busses that go through brookton, i dont think. ive never seen one

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 Transport would be the only

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:36

 Transport would be the only exception to what i said. If thats your excuse then that is fair enough! other than that, no excuses!

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im thinking of not going to

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:38

im thinking of not going to hopetoun and maybe finding a good spot someone SOR.

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If you cant make it fishing..

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:39

If you cant make it fishing.. go pig hunting

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 but then he needs a gun ;)

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:42

 but then he needs a gun ;)

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dont worry mate your not the

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:46

dont worry mate your not the only one that struggles fishing can be quiet expensive but as jeffree was saying fishing can even be with a 2 dollar hand line and some prawns.. just depends how far you want to go with it, being on apprentice wages doesnt help basically 3/4 of my pay goes to fishing im that keen and the other 1/4 is too fines, car bills an shit

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Thinking                     

Mon, 2012-03-19 21:51

Thinking                                Thinking                                  Thinking                     THINKING

NA I'll leave this one alone

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 That one needed a 'like'

Tue, 2012-03-20 20:37

 That one needed a 'like' button!!

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Lol

Wed, 2012-03-21 16:36

 

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Just need a good hunting dog

Mon, 2012-03-19 22:03

Just need a good hunting dog a sticking knife and some big balls to hunt pigs. Intense stuff

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 as mentioned about the price

Mon, 2012-03-19 23:48

 as mentioned about the price of fishing you dont need to be rich, just need to spend wisely. if you have to eat 2 min noodles for a week to save the $ for fuel to go fishing you would do it if you were realy keen. god knows how much i have spent over the years on fuel, i dont regret it one bit. the enjoyment of fishing out weighs the $ you spend. used to spend around $180 on fuel every two weeks if not every in the boat and car towing it. never thought about the coin.

basically, if you want to go bad enough, you will do whats needed.

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did anyone lose a troll-I

Tue, 2012-03-20 00:34

did anyone lose a troll-I reckon its around here somewhere.....

 

tick tick tick

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is this a joke....do u want

Tue, 2012-03-20 09:45

is this a joke....do u want sympathy?

im lost

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lol i just brough a ,.243

Tue, 2012-03-20 13:18

lol i just brough a ,.243 wetherby vanguard and each shot is worth around 2 bucks, lol who cares about the cost as long as you live life and fun thats the main thing.

 

just get a credit card you will be fine

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Nice

Tue, 2012-03-20 19:05

You punching paper or planning to hunt with it Andy?

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hunting mate, i wanna get out

Wed, 2012-03-21 09:28

hunting mate, i wanna get out in the aussie bush a bit more, i have over 8 porpertys to shot on now only cost 50 dollars a night and camp under the stars,

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Nice

Wed, 2012-03-21 18:11

 Hard to beat a good clear night kicking bag in the swag.

Few ferals culled as well helps the end of day coldie down nicely as well.

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If ur in a boring country

Tue, 2012-03-20 16:03

If ur in a boring country town theres probably other bored people. start dealing drugs, its piss easy and tax free.

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 hahhahahh oh wow, it aint

Wed, 2012-03-21 11:29

 hahhahahh oh wow, it aint piss easy when you get on by the cops for possesion and intent to sell, is it 

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all you need is basic gear and time

Tue, 2012-03-20 16:28

 all you need is basic gear to start and time,when i was a teenager i used to catch the bus and train to freo or cotosloe etc when my dad didnt have any time to take me,used to do alnighters roughing it out,with a sleeping bag basic gear etc and catch the train and bus to balcatta,money isnt the factor now time is my issue

 

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Life is good

Tue, 2012-03-20 19:16

I started with nothing, & I still have most of it left! When you finish your bottle of choice, buy some cheep line/ wrap it around that bottle and go fishing.

You have to learn to walk talk and cast off! tight lines 

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wouldnt complain

Tue, 2012-03-20 22:12

atleast you are spending 150 bucks to get somewhere decent and from what ive heard about hopetoun, a good chance of nailing something.

also now adays i treat every fishing trip small or large like a holiday, i try to enjoy everything that comes with fishing not just fishing itself. such as bringing me to new places, enjoying time with my mates and if i catch something its a bonus.

so think of it as a cheap getaway, not just a fishing trip

happy fishing.

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I like fishing too but I use

Wed, 2012-03-21 15:21

I like fishing too but I use my friends fishing gear. and F*ck their gear up cos I dont have any and its fun to watch their face when bring their tackle back in pieces.Some times I borrow it and take it to cash converters.
Beats working for it.
nibble nibble nibble...........
I dont care how much I get for it too cos its fun when they offer you $5 for a Near new Penn 850ssm.
and I say thats fair.
nibble nibble

I often think of getting a job but then I would not have the time to go fishing every day.my dole dont go that far after I buy my beer and smokes.
Sometime when my friend are going away on their trips I say can I come I will fix you up later.
Never do, but it works
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That why lures are magic,

Wed, 2012-03-21 16:19

That why lures are magic, have heard of someone on this site keeping a lure for years he has never lost and caught alot of fish on it, Hasnt spent a cent on bait for years

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I'd have a massive collection

Wed, 2012-03-21 16:34

I'd have a massive collection of lures, if the Finance Minister would just increase my fishing budget a little bit.

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Trolling pays off....

Wed, 2012-03-21 18:40

My how sucked in some of us are. we have taked about all things here like dealing drugs and buying a gun to run amuck. Now we are taliking about the Finance Minsister. Nice job Ryan Watkins. I hope the dole money gets saved and you can go for a fish somewhere.

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 I think hunting was

Wed, 2012-03-21 19:03

 I think hunting was discussed not running a muck with a rifle you can never been hunting and fishing my favorite things in the world I just need to find a way to combine the two 

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i used to live in

Wed, 2012-03-21 22:56

i used to live in pingelly...20kms down the road from brookton. if you want to go fishing in between travellin g to perth try the local farmers dams.....a lot of them stock redfin and when you get sick of that then catch some yabbies...........diversify if you cant afford the perth trip very often???

 

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