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i just watched a Pat calinan 4x4 show on TV and he was at the Annand river, he may have inadvertantly persuaded people to come and meet your crocShockedErmm
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Good luck trying to see it unless you sit there all day hidden, as soon as he hears a vehicle or sees somebody - he is off, but he is very well known.

For about 3 weeks we had a 12 footer swimming around the mouth, in front of the wharf and boat ramp, until he decided to go back home (somewhere).
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Well to say that I outfished Wal today is technically correct. He caught 4 fish and I caught five - but Wal's are biggerConfused

Wal - 126 cm cobia, about a 60 cm gold spot cod, a large ocean long tom and a 50 cm coastal (coral) trout on his Illusion Lures.
Me - 2 stripeys (Fugly Martin's Minnow), an undersized spanish mackerel (Murphy mackerel lure, no photo), a large bludger trevally (Fugly Martin's Minnow) and my biggest coral trout at 62 cm (Headland Lures popper).

Wal's cobia
 
 Gold spot cod


Long tom


Coral trout



My coral trout, this thing moved so much water when it hit the popper, both Wal and I thought it was a giant trevally


Bludger trevally, this hit my Martin's Minnow just after I was bitten off on a new deep diving version of a Martin's Minnow before I had a chance to catch a fish on it. Wal and I put the bite off down to a small barracuda as there were a few about. I promised Chris that I would get a trout on the deep diver but ..... smelly stuff happens.


The biggest of the stripeys, the other was to small to photograph

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OK Wal just reminded me, he also caught a remora - so we tied???Wink

No, he outfished meLOL


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If Wal caught the cobe and you'd caught all the rest I'd still rather have been him
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Wal Wal Wal he seems to have perfected the are of out fishing you one way or another
But jezz in each of your pictures your smile keeps getting bigger, go`es to show Size is not everything
Keep it up always enjoy a read about the days exploits
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keep fishing & you'll keep smiling mate !!! WinkWink
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Originally posted by Kimo Kimo wrote:

Wal Wal Wal he seems to have perfected the are of out fishing you one way or another
But jezz in each of your pictures your smile keeps getting bigger, go`es to show Size is not everything
Keep it up always enjoy a read about the days exploits
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Wal is a very good fisherman, always thinking, always trying something new and actually fishes till he drops or about to drop. No shame in being outfished by him, but his knowledge is rubbing off on me - soon the grasshopper will outfish the masterWinkLOLLOLLOL
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fkn big grasshopper!!!! good onya martin. you coming down for the one lure comp in march?.....mick
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Just give up Martin, Wal wins only because his beard is longerLOLLOLLOL
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Originally posted by rodsncods rodsncods wrote:

fkn big grasshopper!!!! good onya martin. you coming down for the one lure comp in march?.....mick

Would like to Mick but I  have a few comps up here I'll be entering with friends.
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Originally posted by MadDogLures MadDogLures wrote:

Just give up Martin, Wal wins only because his beard is longerLOLLOLLOL


aarrrrhhhhh but mine is thicker ........ does that count?Confused
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Last chance to take my brother in law out before he starts his school bus run - and also because I can outfish him (at last, somebody to outfishBig smile)

Wayne - 3 undersized spotty mackerel, no photos (using plastic lures, that's why I beat himWink)
Me - 2 small wire netting cod (no photo) on a Steiny lure, a 103 cm cobia, 2 spotty mackerel (one photo) and an undersized one, a 56 cm coral trout, a big bludger trevally (no photo) and a small barracuda all on a Murphy mackerel lure that was taken from me when IO got hit by something big that broke my wire trace (single strand 27 pound wire).

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one of the spotty mackerel


coral (coastal) trout


Te (Ray) Murphy lure


barracuda


If you can get any of Ray's mackerel lures, get them. I lost a similar one a couple of weeks ago to a big something. That lure was also hit by big mackerel and had raised me a big cobia that I lost beside the boat.
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A close up as to how much that trout wanted that lure

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Way to go Martin
Iv never caught a Cobia nor a Trout to that capacity
But those Mackies sure know how to destroy lures
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You only won Martin because your poor brother in-law has no beard and thanks for the colours for the dog critters tooThumbs Up


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Originally posted by MadDogLures MadDogLures wrote:

You only won Martin because your poor brother in-law has no beard and thanks for the colours for the dog critters tooThumbs Up


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HA HA Dave, I think my sister would unleash her wrath on Wayne f he grew another beardLOLLOLLOL.
No worries about that colour schemeThumbs Up
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Great colours on the trout Martin!
Enjoying the pics, thank you Thumbs Up
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Those lures are getting plenty of exercise Martin. Great thread mate.

Any  lures reaching the stage where they need to rest in Nicho's  roof . (Final resting area)

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They must be bloody good lures , if I`m reading right the fish have started to collected a couple.
So they are collectible
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote horrorhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2018 at 6:55pm
Well I got lucky today. I saw a bloke using the first one of these earlier this week (I bought 2 exactly the same off Ray) that I lost last week. I spoke with him and he found it on the north shore beach. He offered to give it back. I refused saying that I lost it and he found it so it was his. Yesterday afternoon I told him of the fish I caught on it's brother and how I lost that one as well. Today he insisted on giving the first one back, so now it is back in my tackle boxBig smile.

Wal told him that he will find it on the beach again soon as I will lose it againLOL
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