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Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:12 pm
by Matt Flynn
That's full on Swoffa. I have seen comments from researchers and victims that say a bad Irukanji sting is full body pain of the worst kind.

A bad stonefish sting is supposed to be terrible too, lot of them around in the shallows in muddy water.

Howabout this old post, Hawkeye stung by a stingray in Shoal Bay ... post40207.html?hilit=stung#p40207

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:35 am
by Matt Flynn
Another old thread about stings here ... bad-trips-f10038/ever-been-stung-or-bitten-t10858.html?

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:40 pm
by NinjaFish
Had a laugh (and a cringe) at the old posts. A couple of mates from the desert were fishing off the pier in Cairns about 10 years ago and both the idiots were stung by a stonefish (assumably) and both ended up in hospital. 5 weeks later mate #1 unwrapped his hand bandage to reveal most of his palm gone from half way across the thumb to between the last 2 fingers. Bones, sinew and the like exposed like an actor from the walking dead. Nothing could be done until the poison stopped eating at the flesh. Pain plus was the report.
Worst pain I remember at the moment was scaling a 98 Barra with a tea spoon in the dark (don't ask) and anal spike (big) going under the thumb nail all the way in to the hilt.

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:12 pm
by Scotty69

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:27 am
by nomad
Scotty69 wrote:http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-17/f ... in/9161168

Would do some damage.........
A cold shiver went down my spine when i saw that.

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:08 pm
by Baffles
I got stung today on my arm when removing muck from my lure. Hot stings for a while, I have a red welt tonight.

It was no where near as bad as I thought it was going to be.

This was the first time ever and not being from around here (we have just moved to Darwin) was concerned it might be serious. A big thanks to my fishing charter guide who told me to man up and keep fishing, which I duly did.

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:58 pm
by Matt Flynn
The little bullrouts and fortescues down south pack a punch.

There is a fish (up north) called "happy moments" (rabbitfish), they don't usually take lures but are caught on small baits, they pack a real punch. I caught one off Hotham, can't recall why I was using small baits at Hotham tho, think I saw them swimming around and wanted to know what they were :D

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:14 pm
by scottmac
Boxies, meh, been nailed by heaps in the cast net etc. Happy Moments (scats), yeah they're no fun, but good Barra bait. Well overdue for a stingray/stonefish sting, considering how much time I've spent wading the shallows with the castanet over the years. Touch wood it never happens, don't live bait much anymore anyway.

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:58 pm
by hottuna
Scats and Happy Moments are completely different fish Scott.
A Scat spike feels like a handjob in comparison to a Happy Moment(Rabbitfish).

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:35 pm
by theodosius
And again today

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:51 pm
by NinjaFish
Apparently they are nasty but misunderstood!!! Then they just go away.
Sounds like a solution here.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-28/c ... atenews_nt

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:56 pm
by Matt Flynn
Hereyago Jack, contrast blast ...

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:19 pm
by theodosius
Cheers Matt, 20 odd jellies there

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:11 pm
by tangels
Got smashed tonight at lee point.. Not fun.

Re: Have you ever been stung by a box jellyfish?

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:52 am
by Flickin4em
Mates Mrs got nailed on the wrist off a tentacle on his dive rashie from out at rocky bay Nhulunbuy area late last year. She was just putting it into the washing machine at the time. Even hours later from being ripped from the jellyfish they still pack a punch from what I've heard from her.

Needless to say she wasn't impressed but the decent haul of coral trout fillets we bought home were worth the flack he reckoned but will check the gear a bit better to avoid future incidents. :|