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Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

:rofl:

That's Gold :eating:

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Great colour on those fish.

Saffron salmon :D

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Until we get a fish by pass up and running so fish can migrate and breed properly will only have the small numbers we used to have before that barrage was put in. Barra, mangrove jack and mullet need to migrate to fresh to build up the numbers. With current fish ladders not doing its job its not going to happen anytime soon.
With salt levels in Fitzroy higher due to lack of rain will find most barra up above Gavial Creek as looking for fresh water to mix with the salt. They tend to hide on the bottom the salt levels are too high for their usual preference. Before the barrage was built they would move up river to where fresh meets salt section like it does on the Boyne River.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Bit of local interest.

A 138cm in the Rocky CBD at the traffic bridge.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Far out :o you didn't weigh it by any chance?

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:51 am    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

I didn't catch it, ninjafish.

Had been fishing a set of rocks for 2 hours for a few small barra and king threadies when a boat came a pulled up nearby.

Second cast and they hooked this. No justice in this world. Mate was p....d.

She (genuine saltwater "she") took 20 minutes to get in and was exhausted. Guys spent 45 minutes reviving her.

They were a bit short of a couple of bits of gear so came over to us.

She was a solid fish.

Based on a wild 120 being around 22kg, I'd estimate around the 26 - 28 kg mark. Genuine 50 lber.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

They just keep coming.

Here's a 166cm King that Joanne says nobody's catching.

That's 5 ft 5 inches in the old scale and bigger than quite a few adults.

Try to fillet that!


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

A monster of a fish and 100 longer than my biggest this year.

My biggest Jew was 1576 and took two of us to fillet!

I never thought they grew to that size and Rocky is starting to look like a definite fishing destination for me.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Crikey.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:43 am    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

thats a rediculous thready ,top stuff


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Ninja, had a report of a 1.70 m one but yet to see photo or confirm it.

Have a look at the thread about "barramundi trends". There's some news on there (released last Friday in Rocky at the annual Net Free Zone Forum) regarding some "smoke and mirrors" modified scientific sounder magic that'll revolutionise fish management in Aus. Rock your socks stuff.

Certainly rocked mine and I can be hard to impress at times.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

That could be anywhere. Without background the pics are no proof what so ever.

Who's catching them?
I know heaps of people that cant catch anything in the River at all despite years of experience, and continued & consistent effort. They've been using live baits, lures, working the tides, looking for bait & structure, yet come up with nothing every trip. Yet all these stories and images keep popping up describing the opposite. It just don't add up. Ask people like Lee James, Anthony Levy,Todd Anderson & Neville Young how they are going in the River if you want he real story.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Neutral Corners.

Mate of mine is heading up in 3 weeks time for a week. Has never been to Rocky before. He can catch fish. This will be a good litmus test for me. Will report his findings.

No doubt (for me) that it is fishing well/better.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

how are threadys measured out interest ? to fork or tip tale im not picturing that fish as 166 if to fork , big fish all the same


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

I'll be trying again over the weekend with my son, we will be live baiting around the Thompson's Point area. We'd love to catch a King, but sadly we know it will only be Powertail, Eels, sharks & Rays.


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