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Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: Manton take two...

So went back last night for a allnight fish at manton last night with a couple of lad's from work who hadnt been barra fishing much. Few trailers in car park and no ski boats out at 18:30 so launched and headed for some shallow bays to the left of ramp. plan was to slow troll classic 160's at 3ft in the moonlight. Started off slow with no hits till around 10pm when i got a fat little 68cm fish. :)
The lad's then could rest assured that there was fish in the dam and we continued trolling under electric in around 6-8ft of 29.5 degree water. Well from then on every 45mins-1hour it was a hit,hook-up or fish landed untill around 6am when it went quiet....we ended up with 6 fish from around 12-15 hits/hookups...The lads scored a couple of fish each which was good. The largest was 74cm.... :D
Had a quick feed and decided to pull stumps around 7.30am and trolled back towards the ramp when a nice fish crashed my lure...after some good runs and a few half hearted jumps a nice barra was swum into the waiting net...It was a thick fish and would be close to a metre was the call...well the tape went over it and pulled up at 99.5cm :D
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

Ripper Baz.. :o :o .Unusual as to how silvery it is too, normally Manton fish are fairly green. Perhaps due to the last really good wet?
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

Well done we were there last night slow as wind was howling it's tits off droped one fish. Devo


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

Well done mate good to seeit released

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

Nice Bazz. Seems that you have the Mystical Manton Bazzas sussed. look forward to seeing you nail one over the magic mark.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

Nice work Steele a few good fish from the fresh.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

Excellent, got it worked out in 2 trips, well done!

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

great fish mate, and manton is one of the nicest places to fish, so quiet there!!!!!

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

Nice fish , I've been meaning to give Manton a shot .
But whats the go with night fishing there I was under the impression that the place was closed after sunset ,as per the sign at the gate.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

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I was under the impression that the place was closed after sunset ,as per the sign at the gate.
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I never seen the gate closed, although I always take the big skeleton key just in case.

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Ok thanks Blnky

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

what time does the gate shut there?
bl..dy nice fish too goona hit it this week i think Gunners you keen or what

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton take two...

Fry wrote:
what time does the gate shut there?
bl..dy nice fish too goona hit it this week i think Gunners you keen or what



It stays opan all night. I think that sign is there so that the backpacker and grey nomads travelling dont start staying in the carp park.

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