Happy Belated Birthday Rachel - what a way to celebrate with a PB Dhuie

Happy Belated Birthday Rachel - what a way to celebrate with a PB Dhuie

Went 11.5kgs on the lie detector.

 

Made me a very proud dad.

Drivers licence obtained a week back, new car purchased and skippers ticket next on the agenda. You go girl!!!

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happy birthday indeeeeed

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:16

happy birthday indeeeeed

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now thats a good dhui like

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:17

now thats a good dhui like the boger grips with weight system :p

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Nice work

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:24

i bet your a proud Dad right about now

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You betcha Matt

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:31

Both my girls love fishing so I am a happy man.

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Yep very luky still trying to

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:34

Yep very lucky still trying to get my girl on the boat no chance. Well done on your PB dhuie hope dad put a tag in it and sent it back to the bottom .

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Top stuff Rach!  NICE fish!

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:35

Top stuff Rach!  NICE fish!

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Tag error

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:39

Whoops dad used the big shiny tag applicator that looks like a screwdriver with a big sharp spike at the end by mistake........

Back to the bottom of the esky for that one I'm afraid. (Old mother hubbard's cupboard was bare before this one).

 

Managed to tag a couple of dhuies and BB's but no monsters.

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We have tagged 14 in two

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:45

We have tagged 14 in two trips so one would hope some fish will start getting recaught .A boat next two me caught and released a dhuie I tagged ten days before  on the same lump. That dhuie had slight baratrorma and was vented and released with out release weight From memory it was 490mm

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What a excellent

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:48

catch, happy birthday, love to see you out fish Dad Rachel, and congratulations on your drivers licences and new car.  One very proud Father indeed.

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Excellent

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:50

I've been going extra slow on the retrieve and stopping for the deco at around 10m and they are all coming up fresh clear eyed and no visible barotrauma. I'm doing all my tagging on the floor too now after the first ones I tried jumped off the esky (Doh).  Makes it easier and less trauma for teh fish.

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Bangin'

Fri, 2011-01-21 17:58

Wicked Dhu, congrats Rachel.

Must be a proud man Andy!!

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Thats one happy birthday!

Fri, 2011-01-21 18:06

Thats one happy birthday!

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 gotta be happy to see your

Fri, 2011-01-21 23:09

 gotta be happy to see your daughter get a pb for her birthday. congrats to Rachel.

Andy, when tagging the fish i heard a wet towel on top of a piece of foam rubber can be beneficial to the fish,less chances of bruising and stress 

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I agree Russ

Sat, 2011-01-22 10:43

The wet towel is good, but not sure about the foam rubber unless it's reasonably thin, as there still needs to be some force applied to get the tag in and locked away. I might have a chat to Gary Lilley about that one and see if he has used them and what thickness rubber mat is best. Personally I think it might help a fraction but its not a biggie.

I've been dipping the tag mat in the water before bringing them onboard and the carpet has some give in it so it still cushions the fish a little (but not too much).

 

The bigger fish I've been placing a wet towel over their eyes to shade them and help control them if they buck, but with these baby ones I'm trying to have the least handling as possible.

 

Personally I think organisation is the key with tagging. Have the tag kit ready, the release weight ready etc. Fish stays in the water until ready to go. Then up and over, hook out, quick measure, tag in , release weight in, and over the side. All with minimal handling.

 

Looking forward to having a few recaptured this year.

 

PS: Rachel and I had the wings on the BBQ last night....mmmmm.... yummy!!!

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 very happy birthday indeed!

Fri, 2011-01-21 23:13

 very happy birthday indeed!

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all of the best people are born on the 21st of Jan!!

Sat, 2011-01-22 07:08

nice way to go. Just have to get out myself for that birthday fish!!

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FEEEISH ONNN!!!

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Happy B'Day Barneyboy

Sat, 2011-01-22 13:15

I take it that means you were born on teh 21st?

 

Actually Rachel's B'day was a week ago, but it was the first chance we have had since then for a fish, so a bit belated.

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Nice and Rachel is now at the

Sat, 2011-01-22 08:01

Nice and Rachel is now at the perfect age, she can tow the boat down and soon she can skipper it while dad can put his feet up and relax,,

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I like your thinking Shorty

Sat, 2011-01-22 10:30

Perhaps not too far down the track I'll relax my self imposed "no booze on the boat" rule and enjoy an amber thirst quencher on the trip back in. "here's the keys rachel, take us home..."

 

"ahhhhh!" I can only dream.

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Yes it should be a very

Sat, 2011-01-22 12:37

Yes it should be a very relaxing drive home with the teenage daughter driving your prized possesions

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hahah shorty

Sun, 2011-01-23 09:24

Well done Rachel and happy birthday, looks like the skipper did his job well again. :)

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Very nice - been a while

Tue, 2011-01-25 14:13

Very nice - been a while since I have got a nice Dhu like that.

 

Good way to spend a birthday I reakon