Wellington Dam Redfin

hey guys any ideas on were to fish in the wellington dam for reddies we have a boat and electric motor and often troll around dam but never had any luck....weve seen some whoppers but never hooked one my uncle has caught small ones on lures but maybe worms are the go???

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Tue, 2009-11-10 09:55

hi mate caught some good red fin around the other side of the main wall ,walk around and if you can get some live bait eg tadpolls or minos are there the go ,i havent fished there in a long time so just have a look at the rulers if any before you start fishing ,good luck

jeff

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yea thanks

Tue, 2009-11-10 16:49

yea i seen a guy fishing with minnows there he had a bucket full just around the corner beetween the dam wall and potters gorge

any ideas on how to catch decent size minnows ( 5cm or so ) thats around the size he had but im not sure how to trap/catch them without getting done for illegal marroning haha

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bait traps are probley the

Tue, 2009-11-10 17:22

bait traps are probley the go as they only hav a small hole in the side.

i heard dry cat foos is good for there bait but donno if you allowed in the dam.

cheers danno

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ok thanks

Tue, 2009-11-10 17:31

so do you think that you can get done for illegal marroning or is a live bait trap leggall do you know? it shoud be if they cant get in

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well check with the

Tue, 2009-11-10 17:34

well check with the fisheries bouit the spot you are going to do it or you could lure them in an area and scoop them with a prawn net or something lik that.

cheers danno

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Pb squid of 32cm hood.

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alright thanks for that

Tue, 2009-11-10 17:50

alright thanks for that great help!!!

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Wed, 2009-11-11 08:01

I have been speaking to a Collie local and he says he does well trawling with sp grubs on a jig head. Just set the leccy to med/slow speed and trawl the sp out the back, slowly lifting and dropping the rod tip as you go. I spoke to another couple at the dam yesterday who were trawling a mepps spinner behind their yak and caught 3 redfin in a couple of hours. They launched in Allanson and paddled up to where the river/dam meets the start of the wellington forrest. I have only fished from the shore at the dam and have caught redfin up to 25cm on sp's, small hardbodies and spinners.

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yea ive seen a great one

Wed, 2009-11-11 19:33

yea ive seen a great one that some guys picked up while trawling with a hard body lure the fish was huge probably 2-3 kilos and 40 or so cms long it was long and fat!!!

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yea ive seen a great one

Wed, 2009-11-11 19:36

yea ive seen a great one that some guys picked up while trawling with a hard body lure the fish was huge probably 2-3 kilos and 40 or so cms long it was long and fat!!!

and ive seen other people with fish around 1 kilo but most are tiny compared to what these guys had and they said that they got one bigger the day before this was last summer on a nice hot evening

mind you most fish there are around the 25cm mark which isnt bad...

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