Darwin Dugongs - back on the horse

Rumour has it that some FFF members are spearos. It's time to come out of the closet.
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Darwin Dugongs - back on the horse

Post by BarraBeast » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:01 pm

It’s about time I put a happy post up and also a reminder of the amazing bounty that waits off our local coast line.

Myself and fellow dugongs found a ‘honey hole’ of snappers, all over 7kgs while exploring out wide of Bass reef. Unfortunately they were not there when we returned a few days later, but we found a
little knob of rock in the middle of nowhere that had 5kg goldies hanging around it later in the same week.

A visitor friend of ours, who is also a commercial diver, scored a 20kg mack!!! Typical, bl..dy southerners!!!

One of our favourite new bits of technology is a miniature ‘disco ball’ what we hang off our flasher, like a teaser behind a trolling boat. It spreads light all over the water column and
really fired the macks up.

I don’t know where your going to get one, but I stole mine from a cocktail party in London back 2000. If I only and a second one I could have used them for something else ;-)

Anyway enjoy the pics.

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Post by whomper37 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:26 pm

Great to see you back into it Beasty, but could you do us a favour ?? No more pics of Ric in his budgie smugglers :shock: :shock:
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Post by UNCLDUG » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:28 pm

Damn impressive boys :bow: Half ya luck 8-) 8-) Myself i much prefer being stuck in a noisy shed breathing welding fume and sucking grinding dust NOT :cheers: for the report

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Post by G Banger » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:16 am

Beasty,

After seeing the first photo I am working on the home front mate, might be able to slip out tomorrow.

MV Blubberlip will by high and dry I reckon

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Post by fishfanatic » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:22 am

Very impressive Beasty..but please leave some fish for the rest of us :P :catch: :grin:
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Post by BarraBeast » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:31 am

fishfanatic wrote: please leave some fish for the rest of us :P :catch: :grin:
No danger there mate. Up there with wahoo, goldies are extremely difficult to spear. They are paranoid and always react to other species’ early warning behaviour, like blue bone that take off into the distance at first glimpse, or a little cod defending his territory.

You have to literally put your head in the sand and pretend you’re a bottom feeder, flicking up clouds of sand, before they come in close to see if you’ve got some spare crustaceans for them. No eye contact and no fast movements. Usually if there’s a school, to spear a goldie, it takes one of the group to be just a little more relaxed then the others to get a shot in. it’s also pointless to try and hide in the reef and ambush them, the click of spear release spooks them and in the split seconds it takes for the spear to reach them they can see the spear coming and get out of the way.

They are buggers for sure. In cloudy water the first thing you see is the black dots of the ‘finger mark’. They appear silver underwater and I think they have some of the best camouflage out there for fish that traverse a variety of
bottom types.

Only about 1 out of 8 drive trips results in a goldie. They are truly amazing.

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Post by max » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:24 pm

Some nice fish there mate,those flasher things can be got here as Chris Hurt makes em to attract Spaniards,he hangs em out the back in the burley trail :fishing:

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