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Re: What's in a name.....??
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2010, 04:18:57 PM »
What about Lake St Clair James? That is Glennies Creek Dam isn't it?

I was referring to local spots

Ok, I thought that St Clair was in the same general region.

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Re: What's in a name.....??
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2010, 06:51:55 AM »

What about hinze? ive only ever herd that being called a dam  does it have a "lake" name?

Hinze Dam is Advancetown Lake.  The wall after Russ, the water after the local town.

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Re: What's in a name.....??
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2010, 09:25:40 AM »
Locals change names too. A friend and I fish a lake we personally call Lake Cynooia, why, because the text message mobile phone's brain alters the word Awoonga when you type it. The bloke I fish with is named Terrin- the mobile phone changes that text to 'Versio'
So 'Versio' and I fish 'Lake Cynooia'. Names can stick.
Who is Jim smith?,,,,oh yea, you mean, "Bluey"
Another long story is the name of 'Beak Creek', but we won't bore you with that particular historical event that occured in Gladstone about 11-12 years ago.

On the original topic. Lake Awoonga and Awoonga Dam are two different places - not one and the same.

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Re: What's in a name.....??
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2010, 10:14:46 AM »
Pimpama Creek is forever known as Mahatma Creek to a couple of mates and I after an unfortunate incident with an errant back cast and a fishing partner's hat that was attached to a lure.

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Re: What's in a name.....??
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2010, 08:06:25 PM »
Pimpama Creek is forever known as Mahatma Creek to a couple of mates and I after an unfortunate incident with an errant back cast and a fishing partner's hat that was attached to a lure.

I would be swimming after my hat thats for sure akubras arent cheep !  ;D

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Re: What's in a name.....??
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2010, 12:01:13 AM »
Ok, so to expand on the topic.... if you're fishing a river somewhere & on water backed up by a weir or lock do you call it the Murray River or Lock 9 for example?

Does it depend where you access the water?

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Re: What's in a name.....??
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2010, 06:59:15 AM »
The Mexicans will refer there favorite fishing spot in a similar way to what we do.  Savages, Twin Bridges, Beavers, Secret Creek etc.  Around the Lock country they'll use the Lock number rather than just say The Murray.  The Murray is a couple of thousand k's long, so just saying "I got him in the Murray" may be a bit vague.  Saying "I got him up for Lock 9" gives a better idea, whilst your standard reply of "I got him in the mouth" gives nothing away.  Local districts have pet names for locations that you'll never find on a map.  Where I grew up, if you heard a fish was taken at Kenny Williams, you'd know it was at the top end of the Bundalong stretch and could have been Punt Creek.  If it was up at Vincent's it was closer to Wang.  If it was Targoora, it was the King just upstream from Wang.  Gentle Annie (Sorry to hear about the new bridge washing away guys) would be the King just downstream from Whitfield.  You need to spend a lot of time with you ears open in a new area to be onto the lingo.

 

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