swan river

After becoming an unemployed on tuesday i decided to make the most of my free time and go fishing for the next couple days.

so on wednesday i got my rods and bait sorted and got the gf to drop me at the canning bridge on her way to uni. first out was a lure and walking underneath the bridge casting at pylons with no joy. after about 30mins i went to the side and somehow managed to foul hook a hardyhead straight on the hook that went. within seconds something took it but spat it out, spent a bit more time without any more bites, so off to the jetty, first cast hooked on but lost a sizeable fish, second cast brought in a 22cm blackie undersize but at least they are around, for the next 2 hours i was getting bites but just couldnt hook them. landed another 2 grunter and 3 blowies

on thursday i woke up nice and early until i saw the rain and back to bed for a few more hours.  at 1030 managed to get up and head to the windan bridge, spent about 45mins without even a sniff until i headed to the other side.  first cast saw a 28cm bream, not massive but my biggest so far. from then on I got good bites every cast but had trouble hooking them again, managed to get 4 undersize (18cm-22cm) before they went off bite. also tried the lure again without luck. so went to back to the otherside walking up and down the banks/jetties/walls.  no decent bites so tried under the bridge again and got a few good bites before bringing up 24cm bream..undersize but good fight. managed to get another 3 undersize before the woman came to take me away.

this morning i wanted another crack at the canning bridge, straight to the jetty and could only get a couple of blowies.  walked along the coast cast lures and baits without a nibble then headed back to the jetty. when i got there noticed a class of about 15 kids fishing it only getting blowies. tried it for a bit until decided to go back to the other side and down a little near the other little jetty there, getting BIG  bites every cast again had trouble hooking, but the first few i did hook into bit through my line, not happy and getting fustrated when the gf rocked up to get me at 1015am...used the one more cast line...lucky that cast got me a 24cm bream. still undersize but she let me have another!! cast out, wound in a bit, gave lots of slack then noticed my line running, set the hooks in at the right time and i was on!! was stoked to see my first river tailor it the sand, 34cm.

so over the last 3 days did 12 hours fishing for only 2 sized fish..a pb 28cm blackie and my first river tailor. thinking about going back there tonight.


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Shame about the job!   But

Fri, 2010-05-14 15:52

Shame about the job!

 

But on the positive side Great tailor!!

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haha mate door knocking to

Fri, 2010-05-14 15:56

haha mate door knocking to sell shutters isnt as fun as many people think, besides its given me time to fish :) cheers. caught on bony herring

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decent tailor mate. canning

Fri, 2010-05-14 16:04

decent tailor mate. canning holds a fair few fish like that. sorry bout the job, hope you get employed asap!

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descent tailor from the

Fri, 2010-05-14 17:03

descent tailor from the river.keep us updated on your shorebased adventures!cheers

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cheers, will do. heading to

Fri, 2010-05-14 17:56

cheers, will do. heading to the canning bridge again tomorow morning, but the old boy already on my back about getting another job

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their colours are so much

Fri, 2010-05-14 17:30

their colours are so much different in the river hey, tailor that is, did it taste okay?

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yea colours are more yellow

Fri, 2010-05-14 17:54

yea colours are more yellow and bit more colourful which is another suprise. at the momment its soaking in brine, going to smoke it tonight and ill let you know.

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Wicked fish man !

Fri, 2010-05-14 19:41

Wicked fish man !

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Fri, 2010-05-14 20:16

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wat chips do you use? ive

Fri, 2010-05-14 22:43

wat chips do you use? ive been using a bushman blend, looking for something better though. smoked spainish macky mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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havent smoked for awhile but

Sat, 2010-05-15 00:05

havent smoked for awhile but been using mallee from mako, we got at blue water, has a strong but nice smoked flavour to it. whats ur verdict of bushmans worth a crack?

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sounds like you have had a

Fri, 2010-05-14 23:18

sounds like you have had a couple of relaxing days throwing your line in. pity about no more legal blacks and well done on the big tailor from the river

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bushmans gives it a quite

Sat, 2010-05-15 12:28

bushmans gives it a quite strong sweet flavour, little to much for my liking, with fish that is, also smoke my own baby back ribs, bushman blend works well with those though.

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Well done mate nice tailor.

Sat, 2010-05-15 18:28

Well done mate nice tailor.

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