Wellington dam reddies

 Not going into any exact details but i just thought id let anyone chasing a feed of redfin or just want some fun that wellington dam is going off! been easily catching close to 20 or so within a couple of hours! absolutely smashing any soft plastics cast out into shadows around any drop offs along the bank. been having schools of 30+ following in hooked fish and hanging around for the next cast again and again! 

all around 25cm and upwards too so if you want to go have a crack there's plenty around.

cheers guys, hope you have fun :))

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opsrey's picture

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Well done.

Sun, 2014-01-12 20:54

 Reddies are always good fun, and nice eating. What did you get them on?

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Good job

Mon, 2014-01-13 09:16

and NO licence should be required.

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I agree

Mon, 2014-01-13 09:25

But then the problem is that you might hook a trout. And trout need replenishing as they dont breed well in WA. So the licence fees hopefully goes to the re-stocking programs, and is not aimed at detering people from catching redfin.

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Sadly

Mon, 2014-01-13 10:23

Trout may be caught, BUT, the eradication/control if you prefer of the feral species that does breed, not only at a very small and young age, but very prolifically would be made a lot easier by not having to pay.

The freshwater licence cost is absorbent and I believe it should be an added bonus to ALL Marron licence holders which would allow them to take Redfin Perch only.

IE in their possession.

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4x4 needed?

Mon, 2014-01-13 11:09

 Do you need a four wheel drive to get to Wellington dam and target these fish? Also were you landbased or in a boat/yak? Cheers.

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 Nice work fella I was there

Mon, 2014-01-13 20:55

 Nice work fella I was there Sunday with a mate and our kayaks and caught sod all going back soon for another go. Got any tips for me :-)

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Got these all on soft plastic

Tue, 2014-01-14 11:38

Got these all on soft plastic and land based. All within an hour or two. Caught six in six casts at one point until they tore my plastic to shreds and the school moved off while I was putting on a new one! there was easily another 30 in the school with the 6 I caught. Also Sean, you shouldn't need a FWD if your happy to walk the bank a little to find a few drop offs/rocky ledges but it would make it easier.

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 Any particular part of the

Tue, 2014-01-14 13:22

 Any particular part of the lake better than others also do u know what the go is with the river thanx 

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 The river downstream has a

Tue, 2014-01-21 16:24

 The river downstream has a few good trout ! And above the dam plenty of reddies! lately all spots seem to be firing as long as you find a rocky drop off or submerged structure to cast around! Especially if it's shaded.

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