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bassmansrc
18-09-2002, 08:36 AM
With NSW fisheries choosing not to change, bag & size limits on Cod or to protect them from setlines I have to ask the question why Cod are not given the same courtesy in NSW as trout eg. your not allowed to setline for trout but you can the threatened Murray Cod. My Questionb to you is who believe setline laws should be changed to protect the Murray Cod, no infact who believe setlines should be banned altogether to ensure the good of all species? As it is you can only take 2 cod over 50 cms but can have 4 setlines. What happens to the exhausted or dead fish when all 4 setlines have fish on? Any way the Question is who is opposed to setlines & who is for them?

Finnie
18-09-2002, 08:59 AM
The "to set-line, or not to set-line" question is one that I think might get a few people fired-up. For my part, my vote is to keep the set-lines. As long as they are checked regularly, and the bag limits are adhered to, they shouldn't be any different to fishing with the rod in your hands.

I know there will be a lot of argument that the fish will be exhausted after being on a set-line because they can't be immediately released.....but I've seen a hell of a lot of fish let go off set-lines and swim actively off with no apparent problems. As a matter of fact, the only fish I've seen not swim away were those that we tried too hard to get the hooks out of in the bad old days before we just cut them off near the mouth. A personal thing, but I think set-lines are still appropriate to the style of fishing way out in the west of the state where set-lines are the norm.

Cheers,
Finnie

Gazza
21-09-2002, 05:47 AM
With NSW fisheries choosing not to change, bag & size limits on Cod or to protect them from setlines I have to ask the question why Cod are not given the same courtesy in NSW as trout eg. your not allowed to setline for trout but you can the threatened Murray Cod. My Questionb to you is who believe setline laws should be changed to protect the Murray Cod, no infact who believe setlines should be banned altogether to ensure the good of all species? As it is you can only take 2 cod over 50 cms but can have 4 setlines. What happens to the exhausted or dead fish when all 4 setlines have fish on? Any way the Question is who is opposed to setlines & who is for them?

Well Bassman , allowed to keep 2 ,and you have 4........all over 60cms s-i-x-t-y cms .......hmmmmm ,let 2 go.

Regards
Gazza

bassmansrc
21-09-2002, 06:26 AM
Gazza,

Not sure where you're from (NSW or otherwise) but the size is 50cms not 60cms there was no change to sizes restrictions so the old 50cms stands. This size is to small as many cod have not reached sexual maturity by this stage and have not spawned. If you want to refute my 50cms then please check your facts before making a fool of yourself by going S-I-X-T-Y 60 cms. Here is the NSW fisheries site to help you get a handle on the rules, lengths & bag limits. http://www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au/recreational/freshwater/bag_fres.htm

As for letting 2 go, that would be great if all people were dilligent enough to check their lines every 20 minutes or so, but most people set their setties & leave them for hours & sometimes days at a time. The cod either die on the line or are so weak they die when released. Any way even if they are released with in an hour of hook up most cod on setlines are gut hooked. 10 minutes of pulling against the whipper snipper cord does immense damage to the fishes insides & the fish has less than a 50/50 chance of survival.

The just let it go answer is the legally right answer but morally it is not as far as I am concerned.

Just my opinion.

Steve

manuel
21-09-2002, 07:32 AM
You obviusly know a lot about set lines bassman, is this from personal experience? I have caught a lot of fish on setlines and never had trouble releasing them. Re your comment "most cod on setlines are gut hooked" tell me where you get information like this please.

bassmansrc
21-09-2002, 08:34 AM
Manuel,

I do not personally use setlines I am dead against them, but have some family & friends in Condoblin NSW. The old fella(82 years old) Gundy uses setlines all the time.In my occassional visits over the years I have seen many cod hauled in by him either dead or that worn out that they can hardly swim. He let's no fish go regardless of size or bag limit. His freezer always has cod or Yb's in it, some that will never get eaten. But such is the practice of the older generation- what a waste of a fishing resource.

After seeing what these killing lines do I'll never use them.

Now we have all seen fish that have been gut hooked & we have all seen gut hooked fish flap about on the top of the water after release. You can minimise mortality by cutting the line at the mouth but still some fish die. A big cod has a lot of pulling power & any cod hooked deep as cod regularly are (as I have witnessed at Condo) will & do, do damage trying to release themselves form the thick cord. The idea of releasing unwanted cod, oversized or undersized cod or over bag limit cod is not a good answer as many will die from exhaustion or internal damage.

I have witnessed too many of these great fish killed by springers/setlines. I love fishing for cod with rod & reel but a threatened native species should not be valued less than an introduced exotic like trout. trout are protected from setlines I reckon Cod should have the same priviledge.

Regards
Steve

Gazza
22-09-2002, 03:40 AM
Gazza,

Not sure where you're from (NSW or otherwise) but the size is 50cms not 60cms there was no change to sizes restrictions so the old 50cms stands. This size is to small as many cod have not reached sexual maturity by this stage and have not spawned. If you want to refute my 50cms then please check your facts before making a fool of yourself by going S-I-X-T-Y 60 cms. Here is the NSW fisheries site to help you get a handle on the rules, lengths & bag limits. http://www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au/recreational/freshwater/bag_fres.htm

As for letting 2 go, that would be great if all people were dilligent enough to check their lines every 20 minutes or so, but most people set their setties & leave them for hours & sometimes days at a time. The cod either die on the line or are so weak they die when released. Any way even if they are released with in an hour of hook up most cod on setlines are gut hooked. 10 minutes of pulling against the whipper snipper cord does immense damage to the fishes insides & the fish has less than a 50/50 chance of survival.

The just let it go answer is the legally right answer but morally it is not as far as I am concerned.

Just my opinion.

Steve
Bassman , In this case Y-O-U-R the fool!!
This is a QLD based website ,where the MIN. size IS 60cms.
Your opinion poll is erroneous if you're basing it on NSW 50cms..........fact http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm11.gif

I also don't believe you would catch 4 cod on 4 setlines within 200mtrs of camp(Q'ld rule) day in , day out.
My mate's father is 67 and abides by the rules. Interestingly we could buy a weekend licence for $5 ,fish the NSW side of the McIntyre/Dumaresque(sic) and keep a 50cms+ MC ,that Qld'ers RELEASED............go figure ,eh!!


p.s. Shame you stand by and let the old guy keep illegal MC's , are you part of the solution or part of the problem? ,or 'no gonads'......just asking http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm44.gif

Regards
Gazzaqld
Home of the AFL,cricket and shortly the NRL premierships http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm17.gif

SimonM
24-09-2002, 05:01 AM
I'm with you Bassman.

I don't believe that setlines do anything to promote fishing or fisheries development.

Cheers,
Simon.

bassmansrc
24-09-2002, 06:29 AM
Gazza
What was my post about you idiot? It was about NSW fisheries, the murray/darling river decision,cod & setlines. All about NSW as was said in the original post.....
Besides how many posts do you see on here about NSW? Ever bothered to read some of the posts about Glenbawn, St Clair, Shoalhaven, Windamere, Wyanagala or Nepean/Hawkesbury or even Penrith lakes as in the forum at the moment? All in NSW mate. How about you read the posts before you start looking like a fool? The post was about NSW fisheries decision not to change setline rules or size limits never did I say it was about QLD.

The site might be moderated by Qldrs, but it is a nation-wide website & forum, hence the name Australian Fishing Chatboards.

Seems you are not up with the national scene so go back & stick your head in the sand & worry about those qld only issues. Some of us are concerned about fishing in general so don't start hassling me just cause I can see the big picture. This decision also effects fish numbers in some of your rivers especially those close to our NSW border, these effected rivers are the Barwon, Condamine & Warrego all of which make up the tributaries to the Murray/Darling.

Anyway we don't need to argue. The rules on the Murray/Darling from their beginings to the South Australian border all come under NSW laws (apart from parts of Mullwala). So this law effects fish stocks near the borders of QLD, Victoria, South Australia & of course all of NSW. Really is a big decision not to have made isn't it?

Besides when you said S-i-x-t-y you actually used my quote which said NSW- go back & have a look!!!! How about we call it a truse, cause this is an argument you won't win as I stated in the original post it was about NSW, this you obviously overlooked.

As for getting Gundy to release a cod....Well I have suggested he release what he doesn't need or release the undersized fish but he won't have a bar of it. I've got plenty of balls mate & have given the old fella a serve a few times but I am affraid if I stress himout to much he might just keel over on me & I don't want that to be playing on my mind for the rest of my life.
As it is if Setlines were banned he'd probably still use them, but atleast by banning them we may just prevent a new generation from taking on these bad habits from old folk like Gundy. This can only help the plight of the Murray Cod---- ban setlines!!!!

Regards
Steve

Gazza
25-09-2002, 08:57 AM
What strange logic you have Bassman http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm3.gif

So the poll was about a 'previous decision' , like "Did Bush win the U.S. Presidency?" or "Is there a NSW RFL?"

I understand now mate ,strange you didn't include "increase MC to 60cms on setlines even" http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm20.gif

So please putdown Goondy for a "don't care either way" vote http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm25.gif

And with your persuasive style ,ask him to stay on the left side of the road (sometimes)when he's driving ,or call the Police on behalf of my children, and I don't care if he can't see properly or even if he has a licence permitting him to do so.

p.s. #http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm40.gif call Fisheries oneday as well (want the number?), they'll talk to him nicely......promise http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm2.gif

BTW.....Mr.IL-Logical ,strange how you talked 'tough' to Mazzy on F*****t a little #whiles ago ,maybe just not a rellie ,eh!
http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm40.gif want a copy?

bassmansrc
25-09-2002, 12:50 PM
Seems good ol Mazzy went running with his tail between his legs. I did not provoke his attack, but I certainly answered it. By the way that's a victorian run site what are you doing looking at it? I thought you were only a QLDer.

Any way yes the decision had been handed down last week. I wanted to see what the majority of people thought & it seems most (according to the poll) would not be happy with the decision that was made.

You obviously have the same problem as Mazzy did.... You can't be wrong. Any wayz i said I did not want to argue the point. So I won't. See YAh!!

Steve

Gazza
26-09-2002, 05:29 AM
Cool ,and keep that tail firmly tucked between your legs too :o with your double standards i.e. Mazzy & Gundy

With polls Bassman ,poll percentage can be impressive 'stats' ,and once loaded/stacked by extremists ,lose their effectiveness i.e. either look at it as 78% against http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm13.gif, or only 18 people in Australia are against setlines http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm20.gif, or since Mazzy & Gundy (pro setlines) didn't vote at all ,didn't have a say!!

Now ,as I said on my post awhile ago, IF I had 4 MC's on 4 setlines over 50cms(NSW) or 60cms(QLD) ,I would release 2........probably 3. http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm3.gif

Regards
Gazza

bassmansrc
02-10-2002, 10:52 AM
Hohum...... This argument being the case then only what... 4 people agree with the current NSW rules?

Any way as I said i don't want to argue so let's talk fishing! The Bass have really started to fire on the Nepean. I was in coffs recently & the fishing up there was very slow... but I did get 1 bass from the Bellinger river.
How's it going up there in good ol QLD. I hope your getting a few....

Steve

Fitzy
02-10-2002, 01:13 PM
I think we've covered the arguements & rebuttals here guys.

Gazza, this site may be based in Qld but it is a site for all Aussies to untilise. ;D

AS BassmanSRC said "lets get back to fishin eh"

Bend a rod,,,,,, soon!

Fitzy..

chrisjon65
02-10-2002, 02:10 PM
:)i spent 3 days fishing the murrinbigee with a mate who grew up with set lining
i turned him around thank goodness
its not not done for the sport i asked him and he replied set lining is done for the eating i replied go to the local take awway
i was amazed at this whole set line thing .
gentleman please grow up
food stamps are available at the nearest red cross office .
wheres the challenge http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm10.gif

Gazza
03-10-2002, 01:44 AM
:)i spent 3 days fishing the murrinbigee with a mate who grew up with set lining
i turned him around thank goodness
its not not done for the sport i asked him and he replied set lining is done for the eating i replied go to the local take awway
i was amazed at this whole set line thing #.
gentleman please grow up
food stamps are available at the nearest red cross office .
wheres the challenge http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm10.gif

Chrisjon65......I grew up a lonng time ago ,and maybe we should rename the RFL to SportsFL? in your case? and as you seem to chastise 'fish-eaters' with 'support your local fishshop',a good poll http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm40.gifmay just be.....
"Should C&R only Fishos be allowed to comment on 'Bag & Size Limits ??"

Fitzy , with your good work in "Native" stockings ,you can say no wrong http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm1.gif
But possibly consider renaming the SIP to well SIP.....sport-in-ponds?

Bassman ,we'll just have to agree that ONLY 27 people use or know of setlines!!.....so no problem http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm26.gif

Now you(s) want a 'challenge' , get ya self-righteous selves, some PC games......
Like SegaBassfishing (great for lure technique and behaviour)
Deepsea Virtual Fishing (Marlin,Tuna,Sharks,etc.....big fish with a take-a-photo feature http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm11.gif)
or even the ol Trophy Bass4 demo ,where ya gun ya bassboat all over the place and release em all http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm3.gif

Now girls ,don't get ya knickers in a knot, it's all for the minimised torment of your/our fish ,just while they're spawning ,o.k? , and your kids will enjoy the PC games as well, when the weather is crap or not worth dropping the boat in http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm44.gif

Anti-LINE-fishing support, will bite you on the bum ,bigtime ,in the probably not-too-distant future (sorry I also have a recreational pastime of 10 Pin Bowling ,and couldn't help 'seeing' the similarities http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm2.gif)

chrisjon65
03-10-2002, 01:28 PM
:)been around a long time aint learned much set lining should be outlawed if a man needs to set a line for a feed of fish wake up .
if you enjoy that type of fishing fine
you set your lines and go home and eat your steak and wait for that well
earned fish feast to run into your line
that must be very fullfilling .
how about giving the the fish a chance of beating you .
cause if you check the line the next day and the bait is gone and theres no fish you guys blame someone for touching your line
all i can say is you get satisfaction
from that form of fishing fine .
but my son will learn the SPORT of fishing and that is give the fish a chance to beat the angler http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm1.gif

mick
04-10-2002, 05:57 AM
Now you(s) want a 'challenge' , get ya self-righteous selves, some PC games......
Like SegaBassfishing (great for lure technique and behaviour)
Deepsea Virtual Fishing (Marlin,Tuna,Sharks,etc.....big fish with a take-a-photo feature )
or even the ol Trophy Bass4 demo ,where ya gun ya bassboat all over the place and release em all

can you use set lines in these games?

bassmansrc
04-10-2002, 06:52 AM
Mick,

I love the response..... I laughed myself silly. Seems at the moment 82% of respondents are fully against setlines so probably would not want to use them in the gaming environment either. Can you imagine setting a set line on the PC game, leaving the computer on for the night & coming back to the keyboard the next morning to haul in your half dead cyber-fish. No real challenge in it really..... bit like real life set lining- no challenge in that either.

If you want a feed of fish for little or no effort then go & buy one from Woolworths or Coles & you'll have a choice on what species you eat. Best thing is the fish from Coles is already scaled, gutted & gilled- even less effort needed. Do this & a cod lives to breed.

These are my suggestions to you, but this by no means relinquishes your legal right to keep any fish caught by legal fishing methods including setlines.
Steve

Gazza
04-10-2002, 07:00 AM
can you use set lines in these games?

No Mate ,can't even go to a takeaway ::) or catch your bait either ::) ,but you can take a photo ::) and release ,but no eating :Dallowed either.........
Just what fun you derive I suppose is up to, what you personally get from 'Sport'......seems (to me) to be the same 'challenge' as in the PC games, only you "definitely will" catch more on the PC ;D and the fish spawn in peace ::) all-the-time ;)

No RFL/SIP req'd :o,NO trawlers in sight :o
Regards
Gazza :P

bassmansrc
04-10-2002, 07:08 AM
Gazza,
I too love your reply. Where did you guys go to school? The Qld school of comedians?

http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm30.gif
http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm32.gif
Steve

Fitzy
04-10-2002, 02:52 PM
I actually voted for a reduction in set lines, not a total ban. I'll tell yas why.

As a kid out woop woop & other various places I did exactly as the adults did & indulged in the odd set line. I had a ball too. Used to set a bell on the forked stick that was thru the handline & go exploring the river banks. Upon hearing that ringing, there would be one hell of a race to get back to the line, often missing the fish but still having fun. Yes we caught the odd fish too.
While I don't use set lines today, I can't begrudge someone else the same things that I enjoyed as a kid. Kids often have a limited attention span & tend to get bored quickly. By allowing them to set a rod on a stick & go exploring etc is a good way for them to learn all by themselves that they need to be there to catch fish successfully.
I am all for protecting our threatened native fishes from oblivion, I'm also supportive of recreational fishing. If we over-regulate things then we & our kids are the ones who will not be able to go fishing at all.

To transgress a bit further, I also practice almost 100% Catch & Release (I take the odd yellowbelly home for the old man). While this is a personal choice, I can't begrudge others to take a feed as long as it's within the laws. If we don't like the laws, then we should lobby for change and avoid criticising others who abide by said laws. In saying this, I still cringe every time I see a big beautiful Cod hanging up on a set of scales under a shady tree of some river, guts missing & gills removed. The many stocked lakes are the best place to go to get a feed (a major big reason for them being stocked in the first place) as lake fish rarely represent a reproducing and/or viable population. Wild river fish are my main concern.
In the future, I think we will need to be seen to take fish for a feed to justify our very reason for fishing. The wowsers (PETA & similar orgs) will most certainly target C&R fishing in Oz as is happening now in other countries.

Anyone want to comment? Am I right, wrong or totally off the mark?

Cheers All,

Fitzy..

Gazza
05-10-2002, 02:49 AM
See Fitzy ,toldya you can say no wrong! ;)

And the middleground is certainly the right place to be ,for ALL forms of LINE fishing.

I've said elsewheresville that viable options include........

a. limiting the distance 'from camp' that setlines be legally allowed.(I understand it is 200mtrs. in Q'ld ,not sure in NSW)

b. Mandatory bells to increase awareness and reduce time-on-line.

c. 2~4 lines MAX , maybe 6 t-o-t-a-l for a fishing party/camp.

d. 60cms min. , maybe 80~90 Max?

e. 10kg? line strength max. , to reduce Max. size able to be caught.


This is NOT actual l-a-w , but self-regulation I and those I gladly fish with , have abided by ,for as long as I have been catching Yellas,Jewie?,CARP,CARP and MC's of course.

We don't fish the 'best spots', are welcomed by friends/farmers we have meet (and invited to return), and probably catch a lot l-e-s-s ,than we actually could , IF we tried harder to in fact .......by following current legal maxims.(sure we take a couple of spinsticks for early morning/evening)

Enjoy your line-fishing ,whatever form that is & Regards

Gazza

bassmansrc
05-10-2002, 05:29 AM
Fitzy,

# # #I have no problems with people taking fish for a feed if this is what they choose especially from put & take fisheries such as impoundments. However I believe that the use of setlines is not the way it should be done. I feel there is a big difference between leaving a rod with bells on it in a rod holder at your campsite & simply tying up a 50lb whipper snipper cord to a stake or tree & leaving only to return 24 hours later.

NSW fisheries allow 2 rods/handlines with no more than 2 hooks which they way I look at it are allowed to be in a rod holder/forked stick. These are not considered setlines if you are with in close proximity & are observing the rods ( by way of bells ). This I believe is called "BAIT FISHING".


What I understand setlines to be are those lines used & set with bait. These setlines are not maintained or observed by an angler. they are set & left. This means there is no responsible angler near by waitig to hear any bells. Any fish hooked can be left hanging for hours or days before being hauled in.

Now as you have said fish should be taken from stocked impoundments preferably to rivers however in NSW it is illegal to use a setline in any impoundment. You are allowed to use them in the western rivers though. Does this make any sence to you, because it does not to me? Impoundments are put & take fisheries while wild rivers on most accounts are not put & take fisheries. If there is a need to ban setlines from impoundments as is the case in NSW to protect fish then simply put river fish need the same protection.

My next point is trout rivers in NSW have a total ban on using setlines. These fish are an introduced exotic species & are believed to be the cause of many declines in other fish & amphibian populations. They are easily breed in hatcheries but it is the NSW law that there is to be no setlining for these species any where. Conversely Murray cod are much more difficult to breed in hatcheries, they are considered a threatend species, have no detremental ecological effects as they are native, yet these fish can be setlined in Western rivers.

Now as said I myself don't keep any freshwater native. I keep every trout I catch & also take the odd feed of saltwater fish. Having said this I have no problem with the occassional freshwater native being kept from impoundments.... but the way our NSW laws are we are promoting the use of setlines in rivers not impoundments, which in turn promotes these river fish being kept as a food source.

If trout are protected from setlines & impoundment natives are protected from setlines then why should the river natives not be given the same protection??????????

In summing up-
Setlines are not manned bait rods with bells.
Keeping a native fish from an impoundment is OK.
River Cod & Perch should be afforded the same protection that Trout an introduced species are given- no setlines.
River Cod & Perch should be afforded the same protection as impoundment natives- no setlines.


Does this make sence???

Steve

Sorry I woffled on here a bit but NSW laws are just a bit illogical & I can't see why they were not changed recently.

chrisjon65
05-10-2002, 01:05 PM
:)bassman i agree 100 %
the set lining ive been refering to is that crap leave it overnight stuff
the sit on the bank and wait until the bell rings is aok
at least your retreiving the fish while it can still fight ya
this pull up the hook on the end of
the bike tube . please explain

Gazza
05-10-2002, 02:25 PM
:)bassman i agree 100 %
the set lining ive been refering to is that crap leave it overnight stuff
the sit on the bank and wait until the bell rings is aok
at least your retreiving the fish while it can still fight ya
this pull up the hook on the end of
the bike tube . please explain
Hi Chrisjon65 , maaaaate a simple parting comment.......

On a setline ,I will always 'leave' my fish in the water 'to be released' IF undersized or oversized......by cutting the s-i-n-g-l-e hook if necessary ,and accepting my small monetary loss ,for the fishes gain........

I truly,honestly wonder .......

how many........

well intentioned.........

C&R only keep one "in-a-blue-moon" mob.........

using 12~20cm 6 barbs......$10+ lures....

Rip the "tonsils out of their target" to get their 'sports' money back ???................ http://www.ausfish.com.au/chat/images/smilies/cwm3.gif


Very few I know ::)........and C&R is an art that is not perfect ,but in my opinion an acceptable form of LINE-Fishing

Fitzy
05-10-2002, 02:44 PM
Crew,
You are of course right, there is a big difference between attended set lines & the use of droppers & springers left for undisclosed time.
I know the difference 'cause as a lad, I was taken on a week long trip to Collerenebri to be the camp rouse-about. The adults had a couple hundred set lines with cord lines on every snag in sight using live carp they pumped out of nearby water holes for bait.
It was ironic that the only cod caught from that trip was one I got on a big spinner cast from the bank. The adults promptly took it off me for dinner (much to my disgust).
While I admit to being party to this (in ignorance) I certainly don't endorse this practice. But it once was a way of life for many "out of town" anglers, maybe it still is in places.
It says alot for education on a wide scale, which is happening & will continue to as time progresses.

On the salmonoids, I'm certainly no fan of their being here, but admit that there is a good argument for them being kept in a few locations where their presence will have minimal impact upon natives. Perhaps some sections of rivers below lakes where the cold water pollution will allow them to survive, but where natives tend to avoid. Or maby some selected alpine rivers where natives never existed. I've never been that far south so I can't comment from experience. I will say, however, that I'm bloody glad that they can't handle the Qld weather. ;D

Anyways, I'm rattlin on way too much for a dumb old stink water fisho.
I need less talk & more fishin.


fitz

mick
06-10-2002, 06:01 AM
The adults had a couple hundred set lines with cord lines on every snag in sight using live carp they pumped out of nearby water holes for bait.

i geuss we live and learn from our mistakes.
do you have to have your name and contact details on a set line the same as you do with yabby pots?

Fitzy
06-10-2002, 07:14 PM
i geuss we live and learn from our mistakes. #
do you have to have your name and contact details on a set line the same as you do with yabby pots?
Hi Mick,
We do learn from mistakes & I guess in some ways I've been repaying for past with my work in fish stocking.

I aint left a set line for yonks & can't remeber the requirements for them, I should be up to scratch on it tho. :-[
Think the law is something about being within 200 m or something similar. I'll have to dig out the Fisheries Act & suss it out.

fitz..