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General Category => Fishing Reports => Topic started by: Novice on December 04, 2017, 10:45:50 AM

Title: Dumaresq River cod season opener.
Post by: Novice on December 04, 2017, 10:45:50 AM
I caught up with the usual crew of StevenM and Poppy down on the Dumaresq River on Friday night. I like hanging around these old guys, they make me feel young .  ;D
Arrived just after 10pm and those fellas were just finishing setting up camp. I was keen to cast a few lures before crashing, but they were more keen for bed. So I launched by myself under an almost full moon.
It wasnít long before my first fish was landed, an almost aquarium sized cod.

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I then proceded to have a heap of hits but no hook-ups. I followed the river upstream around the corner but the action soon dissolved away, maybe it was the bright moon. I still put in a few hours before I thought I better turn back around towards camp. Getting closer to back where I launched the hits returned and a few fish.
 
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By this stage it was after 1.30am QLD time and I thought bugger it, Iím not going to bed leaving the fish biting.
Iím glad I did. It resulted in landing a new pb. The fish smashed me near a recent fallen tree, bricked me for awhile and then towed me around the river as I attempted to get the lip grips on.

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As I wasnít far from camp, I thought I would wake the old blokes up to get me the pool room photos. Eventually after some moaning and groaning they obliged.

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97cm on the ol mat.

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As I was now soaked, decided to call it a night.
Very early in the morning, the old blokes thought it was their right to wake me up. After a quick feed, we hit the water.  But before that, have a gander at StevenMís pants !!!!!!!!! wtf????

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Off we go.

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Steve was first on the board.

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Jeff and Steve having a flick after a portage.

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Resulting in Poppyís first caught at his feet.

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There was plenty of structure in the part of the river.

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My first for the day.

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From there, the fish became regular for all of us.

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This was nice stretch of the river.

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I mainly threw surface lures from mid morning onwards. My last 8 fish were caught all on surface.

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By mid afternoon we turned around and paddled back up to camp. A storm was brewing in the west. The plan was to have a break before another night session and another long fish on Sunday.  We decided to bail and leave for home. Lucky we did, I drove through 2.5 hrs of heavy rain , dry roads only from Toowoomba and east. We had lost count on how many fish when we went past 30 fish in total for the 3 of us anyway. It was a great weekend. Thankyou for the company guys.

Cheers,
Dave.