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« on: March 18, 2018, 11:27:45 AM »
Does anyone know if Garfish are still active i.e. can be caught in Lake Wivenhoe? I'm land based.

I don't know where redclaw can be caught in Lake Wivenhoe but will bring some pots and give it a go.

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 04:58:18 AM »
Hi Bondy

I haven't fished for them at Lake Wivenhoe myself however I was up there a few weeks back and they are there, if you throw some stale bread in they will come to it no problems, there is also plenty in North Pine Dam and Lake Kurwongbah.

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 08:30:34 PM »
Hi MSB,
Thanks for letting me know.

Cheers
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Re: Garfish
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 09:41:12 AM »
Hi Bondy

Did you catch any gar mate

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 01:29:03 PM »
Hi MSB,

I must have had an off day, I could not raise anything except few mozzies and barred grunter. I was land based though, whether that makes a difference, don't know

Maybe I'll try again in late April or mid May.

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 09:42:46 AM »
Hi Bondy

What do you want them for mate, eating or bait, I fish for saltwater gar mostly for eating as they are good gear to eat. Not sure where you are based but if you want I will give you a few sure fire spots.

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 12:17:11 PM »
Hi MSB,

Just for a feed. I've used them for bait in the past but mostly for a feed these days.

I've moved to Crestmead. Marsden area.

I have a car so travel is no issue. I've been as far as Hamon Cove and Billies Landing (Lake Wivenhoe) apart from North Pine Dam (Bullockys Rest)
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Re: Garfish
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 02:42:32 PM »
Hi Bondy

If you have the time I will take you out in my boat chasing saltwater gar in the pumicestone passage, salties taste better then freshies plus grow bigger, if you are interested let me know best time suits and I will see what I can work out

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 08:38:15 PM »
Hi Ron,

Thanks for the offer, sure, I'd love to go and try and get a feed of the saltwater varieties. Unfortunately it will be another 2 or 3 weeks before I can venture out.

I've been using freshly made dough, dough seems to come off to quick, on occasions I've also used small pieces of prawn.

Is the rig set up for freshwater same as for saltwater?

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2018, 07:27:01 AM »
Whenever it suits you Peter, I am semi retired so pretty flexible time wise, all I use is a small float below a sliding rubber stopper to enable depth to be adjusted small piece of split shot below the float and number 12 longshank hook, generally use small yabby tails if I can pump them beforehand or piece of prawn same as you, I always burley them up with some stale bread in a small mesh bag with a small float in the bag for buoyancy.

Wait to here from you.

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2018, 09:29:12 PM »
Hi Ron,

I too am retired from the workforce, not by choice but through an injury that occurred whilst I was at UQ back in 2010, ended up with sciatica nerve trapped between two discs (L4/L5), long story, but still require surgery for it to come good.

Bit difficult to source those size 00 split shot sinkers, I can get the next size up size 0.

Size 12 longshank I've been using, I've been searching to see if there are any size 14 hooks.

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2018, 07:00:47 AM »
Morning Peter

I feel your pain somewhat have bad knees, hope things work out ok for you, anyway just let me know when the time suits you and we will arrange something, get well in the mean time.

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2018, 11:15:08 PM »
Evening Ron,

After Tuesday this week I'll be able to determine as to what day / week I can make it. Hopefully weather conditions will be favourable.

I don't have a mobile phone, just a fixed landline 32008880.

Do you have a phone number I can call you on?

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2018, 07:08:39 AM »
Morning Peter

You can call me on mobile 0432643388, just leave a message if I don't answer for some reason. Any weekday bar Mondays as I do a bit of part time work in a friends plant nursery.

Wait to here from you mate

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Re: Garfish
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2018, 09:59:59 AM »
Morning Ron,

Thanks for the contact number, I'll give you a call sometime during the week.

Peter

 

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