Reddies ...

Hit Harvey for a day trip. Got there for sun

up .. banged a few Redfin first up . Went

quiet watched a little rainbow come in the

shallows circling a bee stuck on the surface.
only trout we seen all day . Arvo came along

and the reddies went nuts right upto dark.
couldn't even see the celtas we were using

but they could!! Bit of spin out ! Ended up

with maybe 800grams filleted from 24 fish.
cheers pirate.. 

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Nice way to spend a day.

Sat, 2023-06-03 11:05

Nice way to spend a day. Ridding our waterways of introduced fish and getting a decent feed as well


RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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Not too bad .

Tue, 2023-06-06 10:51

Have too say first real go at

eating them was pleasantly

suprised . Weighed the bag

came to 4kgs .. cheers pirate  

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nice work. I hear they are

Tue, 2023-06-06 11:54

nice work. I hear they are good chewing? how would you describe the taste?


Got keen?

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Tue, 2023-06-06 16:04

Might sound little strange? But

tasted a little bit like pink snapper.

strange I know for a freshwater fish??

cheers pirate  

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Wed, 2023-06-07 08:04

 I used to find them very sweet, good on the tooth.


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Big John .

Thu, 2023-06-08 16:17

Heard a little rumour your heading up

too the bay fishing with one of my good

mates that's doin really well with your

fligs .. I've been getting pics of his fish

since he's been up there .. cheers pirate  

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 That's a good haul of

Wed, 2023-06-07 08:28

 That's a good haul of freshwater beauties, I reckon they taste better than Snapper myself. 

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Thu, 2023-06-08 12:54


Nice haul there Pirate.


I fish Harvey a fair bit with the Old man.

At 76 it's about as hard as he can fish these days.

He loves the Reddies to eat.

I've set his tinny up with an electric motor and we troll deep minnows.

Very easy to fill a bucket with the small to medium size fish.

We have found we do better on bigger fish 30-40cm by using lure than can run 4+ meters deep.

We also pick up a dozen Trout each year as bycatch. 

From shore first and last light are the best times.

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Just out of interest, is it

Fri, 2023-06-09 09:26

Just out of interest, is it illegal to camp at Harvey Dam now and if it is, is it enforced ? Have not been there for years as the last time it was a shit show with drunks.
I could easily google it, just wanted to know opinions.

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 When I last went there were

Fri, 2023-06-09 10:13

 When I last went there were signs no camping.  But lots of people camping so did we. Ranger came twice a day and just waved hello.


 rather be fishing

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Winter ..

Fri, 2023-06-09 10:54

Winter is the go !! Have the place too

yourself .. and you can have a fire .summer. Ahh yeah ..

mayhem .. cheers pirate  

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 Nice bag Pirate! I really

Fri, 2023-06-09 10:58

 Nice bag Pirate! I really rate them on the plate. I release trout and eat any reddies I catch.


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