View Full Version : What fisherman do when it's too windy to fish

18-07-2007, 12:41 AM
After a few weeks of wind and not much fishing I started to get a few ideas about how to fill in my time http://www.fishingterritory.com/images/smiles/thinkerg.gif apart from looking after the boys and all the domestic stuff arrr http://www.fishingterritory.com/images/smiles/BS.gif

So out comes the note pad and a pen ........ a few minutes later I have come up with an idea for the "mother of all filleting tables"

I had the frame here from past projects so a solid base was easy...

I went to a every mans favorite store (bunnings) and got some form ply, fittings and a tap.

The boss at work had a new dubble sink that he gladly donated after a fishing trip http://www.fishingterritory.com/images/smiles/biggthumpup.gif

I had a light and some S/S sheet and s/s pipe for the pole here http://www.fishingterritory.com/images/smiles/naughty.gif

and of to work I went.....Robbie at allycraft in Darwin folded up the S/S sheet for me http://www.fishingterritory.com/images/smiles/biggthumpup.gif http://www.fishingterritory.com/images/smiles/biggthumpup.gif and I did the rest incuding the light.

I am very happy with the finished product.... I now own a s/s topped filleting table with running water, double sink, water proof bug off light and a slops bin.

Here are some pictures of it.... never again will I have a sore back from filleting on a bech that is too low.http://www.fishingterritory.com/images/smiles/biggthumpup.gif

Now I just need this wind to go away and there will be some scales in the yard instead of kites8-)

18-07-2007, 01:28 AM
Yep! I was wrong.;D


18-07-2007, 01:31 AM
Good filleting table . Im always in trouble useing the laundry sink.

18-07-2007, 03:54 AM
Sleep, eat, drink, go shopping, that other thing, well I did a few years back. Chess???

18-07-2007, 05:38 AM
I play with my tackle ;D :o ::)


18-07-2007, 06:14 AM
I have no problem in knowing what to do when it's blowing a gale...
The cook has horses so there goes a fair whack of any spare time repairing this building that. She wants a horse float now :(

And speaking of past projects...this camp is full of projects...past, present and future so any spare time shouldn't really be spare time.
Which end of the 'dungeon' do I start at?? :(

18-07-2007, 06:29 AM
We get on Ausfish and Polyboatowners!

jez and suze
18-07-2007, 06:32 AM
thats a great table,ive been trying to draw up a plan for one of them for a few weeks now........that one would be perfect!.....how much?

18-07-2007, 06:53 AM
I go fishing. just make sure you have the wind blowing into your back so it isn't impossible to cast, lol

18-07-2007, 05:54 PM
A: go fishing somewhere were it is not windy, like the lee side of a headland or;

B: maintain the fishing equipment or:

C: go surfing


18-07-2007, 06:31 PM
Its never too windy to go fishing IMO.You just have to pick your location where to fish.

18-07-2007, 09:06 PM
Never too windy:-X :-X BS

We Darwin type people are use to nice build up weather..... not 25KNTS +

went out today and it was just slop....was to hard to see the tuna jumping in the white water:'(

I will stay home tomorrow and put led lights on the boat trailer and even mow the grass...

never too windy???? we get cyclones you know;D ;D

19-07-2007, 06:09 AM
never too windy???? we get cyclones you know;D ;D
Then make sure you cast with the wind...never into it or else you might wear a slug in (literally in) the nuggin' :P

crazy charlie
19-07-2007, 05:02 PM
Great work 2rods,

Ive got cleanin table envy 8-)

One of my mates old boys has a similar set up and he brings a bucket of salt water with him each time. Swears by cleanin off the fillets in Salt water.

19-07-2007, 06:22 PM
estuary reports of course.


19-07-2007, 07:16 PM
Then make sure you cast with the wind...never into it or else you might wear a slug in (literally in) the nuggin' :P

I should have tried that during Cyclone Larry.http://www.ausfish.com.au/vforum/../yabbfiles/Templates/Forum/default/rolleyes.gif
Then again the 300 km/h winds would probably have spooled mehttp://www.ausfish.com.au/vforum/../yabbfiles/Templates/Forum/default/grin.gif