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 First day having some fun on Thursday Island resulted in this bad boy!. Was having a flick on the ferry jetty and had myself a braid birds nest. Whilst I was doing the detangle my lure went to the bottom and this is the result..... Not quite what I was looking for but having a go none the less. No fish to report of so far. 

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epic catch

Wed, 2021-01-13 12:36

 Epic catch . Those redheads are deadly on anything  . Lol

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 That's a rare catch try

Wed, 2021-01-13 13:08

 That's a rare catch try catching another one of them it would take a while. 

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 I have heard of a blue

Wed, 2021-01-13 14:31

 I have heard of a blue bottle before but never a brown bottle jetty dweller. At least your cleaning up the bottom of the ocean while your there. 

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That is a bloody OLD bottle

Wed, 2021-01-13 16:04

Rounded bottom, would like to see it cleaned up but I reckon close to a century old  

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Returned to sender.

Wed, 2021-01-13 19:00

Straight back to Davy Jones locker. Will try again tomorrow, a full one would have gone down a treat!. 

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Pity, could date back to the 1800’s

Wed, 2021-01-13 19:26

Often called "ballast" bottles and well over a 100 years old, I used to search for old glassware and bottles at the "long jetty" location off Fremantle in my diving days 

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Thanks for the info Sunshine

Wed, 2021-01-13 19:53

This site can be a wealth of knowledge at times.  When I saw the bottle I wondered what its original use was.  I had never heard of a ballast bottle. 

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 Gee VB's been around that

Wed, 2021-01-13 20:52

 Gee VB's been around that long? 

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Andy you have been drinking too much

Wed, 2021-01-13 21:07

If VB bottles have round bottoms ...... 

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 Ha ha more about my disgust

Wed, 2021-01-13 21:42

 Ha ha more about my disgust for VB Gordon, but yeah I can see it's bloody old. Funnily enough house next door got knocked down recently 50's era and a couple of old bottles showed up in the sand. 

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