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Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« on: January 20, 2014, 12:41:18 PM »
Hey guys don't know if this is the right section, but I've been trying to catch a tarpon with no success. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'll be land based and located in Ipswich so the closer the better.

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 07:11:40 PM »
ive caught them in the Brissie river about a klm downstream from Mt Crosby Weir ,its been a while since ive been down there but it wasn't too hard to walk the bank ,I got them in the spot where theres a couple of big boulders in the river.if you have access to a boat or kayak theres a few around Johnsons rock sometimes too :thumbsup

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 07:24:07 PM »
You can get them at the rocks at Shapcott Park canoe launching ramp, under the Bridge at Brassall, David Trumpy Bridge occasionally & they turn up randomly anywhere down from there to the Junction.

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 09:32:35 PM »
Ok cheers for that I'm going to head to the weir and walk down a bit during the week see how i go there, but it will be strictly land based unfortunately. I'll give Shapcott Park park a crack also. I was having a look through some old posts and the bridge and pipe at colleges was meant to be good as well? 

Thanks for the tips I'll let you know how i go.

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 10:31:49 PM »
Used to get them downstream of old Mt Crosby wier. Back then the go to lure was the lightning bug, a simple jighead with some silver sparkleflash tied on for a body and a white or yellow deer hair tail, all tied like a fly. Other wise tiny mullet caught in a minnow trap and fished under a cheap ass float or polystyrene block rigged as live bait on a single hook.

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 10:54:05 AM »
Give me a ring Luke if you don't do any good on foot, you can borrow a yak and a collection bag a lot easier  ;) 

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 03:41:12 PM »
Ok cheers for that Steve.  I'll let you know how I go

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 02:48:43 PM »
Caught 2 in the cast net at kookaburra park the other night. Both over. 50cm.

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 10:10:20 PM »
Caught 2 in the cast net at kookaburra park the other night. Both over. 50cm.

Is the ramp open again?

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Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 06:46:03 AM »
Sure is Fitz

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 11:33:48 AM »
Hey efc were you cast netting near the ramp? Destroyed my cast net at coomera the other week so it looks like I'll be repairing it over the weekend

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 01:33:21 PM »
No from my kayak back towards colleges. I've tried catching tarpon by rod and reel but between the catties, bass and sharks I've had no luck.

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Re: Where to find tarpon (IPSWICH)
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 09:49:02 AM »
Ohok no dramas. For a fish that's in numbers through our waterways they are proving to be very hard to come by atm  :o. I had a few casts at the weir, colleges and kookaburra early this morn and picked up a nice 45cm+ flatty

 

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