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smacking some pests
« on: November 26, 2013, 06:30:23 PM »
After the daycare run I headed down to Forest Lake to see if I could get a few pests out.  Weed was too thick in my usual spots so had a wander and found some spots to sight cast to Tilapia. They were difficult to find with the dirty water. polarised filter on the lens, still hard to see in this picture.



Got a few.



 Also a first for me was to find and catch Synspillum. 



There is quite a population this year. I have previously heard about them being there but this is the first time I actually found any.



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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 06:58:00 PM »
Good work keep it up

Rig?...float ...worms

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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 07:34:50 PM »
the tilapia rig is a float with a hook suspended at about 8 inches. Cast past sunning fish and slowly work the float back without disturbing the fish until the worm is in its face.  Even if not in the mood, a red wriggler will eventually get sucked in and eaten.

Synspillum unweighted hook cast straight at fish sitting on the bottom, they were difinitely in a feeding active mood.

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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 10:56:28 PM »
Great work, keep the scoreboard ticking over mate.  :tick

Thanks for the tip on the rig, I'm sure others will find it helpful.  :thumb

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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 11:06:03 PM »
Onya Tom, got 2 big P. synspilus boys last summer some big uns in there.

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Re: smacking some pests
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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2013, 07:05:38 AM »
Do you carry a garbage bag or bin around with you Tom?

Doin a great job, keep it up.

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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013, 07:39:14 AM »
Euthanize then double bag them and bin them. I would rather take them home and freeze them until bin day but with tilapia law says I have to stink the council bins out in the park.

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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 11:39:53 AM »
tomca,

Good report, I too would like to do my share of taking tilapia out.

Is there any place where this can be achieved from landbase or does one need a boat / kayak?

Cheers, Bondy99

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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2013, 12:50:58 PM »
Plenty land based spots.
Forest Lake
Rochedale at Underwood rd
Kedron Brook
Perrin Creek
Bulimba Creek
Pine Rivers Park
Stable Swamp Creek
North Pine Dam
Somerset Dam
Wivenhoe Dam

Should be a start for you

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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2013, 03:18:27 PM »
Tomca,

Thanks , I know some of those areas you mentioned.

I was looking more at Allora or Warwick when I'm up there in about 2 weeks time.

Cheers, Bondy

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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2013, 09:01:28 PM »
Tomca,

Thanks , I know some of those areas you mentioned.

I was looking more at Allora or Warwick when I'm up there in about 2 weeks time.

Cheers, Bondy

There are no tilapia around Allora &/or Warwick. These are in the Murray Darling catchment & as yet, no moron has moved tilapia west of the Great Dividing Range. But I'm sure some halfwit will do eventually..........

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Re: smacking some pests
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2013, 09:34:31 PM »
Sweetwater,

Thanks for that, I was not sure if they were up that way. I hope they do not get that far or any fool tries to introduce them.

All good.

Cheers, Bondy

 

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