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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: Manton on the moon

I hit Manton Dam on Wednesday night to check it out for the first time this year. My old man was up from down south so bought him along to let him wrestle with a few NT impoundment baz. :catch:
Things looked grim on the drive out as we drove through a heavy shower and we had to wait 20mins at the ramp for the rain to stop before launching.
I wasn't very confident as the moon was covered by heavy cloud but I was keen to test out my new IPilot that I had just installed on my minn kota.
I must say I love it already 8) the ability to record a troll run is brilliant!
After about an hr on the water dad was the first to hook up with the baz hitting the classic HARD, a solid fight followed but the 75cm model eventually found the net, one very happy Dad! :mrgreen:
Not long after it was my turn, once again a strong fight and a 79cm fish hit the deck.
From then on the baz's were on the chew with every second pass producing a fish. All except one fish that went about 60cm were solid barra at 84cm and a PB for Dad at 86cm.
But the highlite of the night came at about 1am when I hooked a better fish that berried me in the lilies. I was lucky and managed to work the fish out into the open and after a long fight Dad got the net under him. At 98cm its the biggest fish I landed out of Manton to date but I'll be back next month to try and beat it as I know there are bigger models in there.
We were off the water by 1.30am as our beds were calling us but it was a top night out on the water and great to get a rod in my hand as I hadn't had a fish in a while.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

Awsum mate :clap: seem to remeber few reports your done out that way now , looks like you may have it wired :mrgreen:


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

Nice fish, its great down there on a nice night. Not much fun when the big build up storm come through though.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

Top stuff Bullet 8)

Looking after the old man, well done :applause:

Never been to Manton, Been past the turn off(s). Are there 2 turn offs? and if so which one is the boat ramp coming from darwin?

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:17 am    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

Brilliant stuff Bullet.

How's the mozzie action out there, looks like it can't be as bad as the billabongs by the way your covvered up?

Where they nailing the lures hard?

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

Nice stuff Bullet. Glad to see the Leccy doing the right things for ya....changes everything once ya get one. 98cm is a solid fish, doing well considering a few mixed reports out there lately. 2 more weeks and I am home! Yay!!

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

Hey Sy,
The first turn off goes up to the base of the wall and the old pumps and stuff, wurth a look if ya like a bit of history.
The second one takes you to the ramp and rec area.

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Mozzies are no worries out there mate, didn't even need the thermocel. And yes they hit & fight very hard out there, they love taking to the air.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

Good stuff Bullet!
Have you been fishing the main basin or up to left of the ramp?

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

Awesome bullet!!

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

What blinky said :cheers: :mrgreen: :catch:

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

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I haven't had any luck out to the left of the ramp as yet Blinky, I mainly stick to the shallow pockets and weed beds around the rest of the lake, I only troll shallow as I recon the barra would be feeding on the surface with the full moon.

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

awesome stuff bullet 8) i remember you were slaying them out there last year as welll.. looks like you got it sussed now, the ,maton metery cant be far off 8)


so........... when are you taking me? :D :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

Love those Manton Bronzies !!! :mrgreen:

I caught two in the mid-70cm's when I first fished the dam acouple of years ago (IN the middle of the day!) and that's what keeps me going back.

Looks like I might have to give up the beauty sleep to get onto anything bigger.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

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Have you been fishing the main basin or up to left of the ramp?


I haven't had any luck out to the left of the ramp as yet Blinky, I mainly stick to the shallow pockets and weed beds around the rest of the lake, I only troll shallow as I recon the barra would be feeding on the surface with the full moon.

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton on the moon

Good fish :clap: :clap: :clap:

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