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Muddy4x4

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G'Day - What a day. Woke up this morning with the usual schedule and I was checking out the forums when I got an MSN notice. Cutting a long story short, I headed off to swordfisherman’s house where I loaded my gear in to his car and off we went. 30 mins later we’d launched the boat and headed across the river to wet the lines.

We trolled the banks for some time with no interest until we just past Cabramatta Creek. We took the right hand fork in the river (8 Knots) up under the bridge and wet the line just before the passage opened back out to the main river. We trolled along the banks from here to the weir just off Liverpool railway station again with very little interest. The water temp was reading 30.8oC so this might have something to do with it. We saw quite a few fish around and there was a nice garfish just off the weir, but no takers. Swordy had no trouble eyeing off the fish while I was struggling so I’ve added polaroid sunnies to the list of must haves along with the fireline (couldn’t feel half as much with mono). Highly recommended.

On the way back upstream we noticed HEAPS (lots and lots and lots) of small “livies” (small feeder fish) all along the banks (more than 8 little schools) so there was obviously nothing decent around. Skipping a small section we trolled the bank and now around 4:30pm we started getting bites. Swordy landed a few bream before I got anything attached to the line that didn’t leak sap. The bream ranged from keyring sized up to around the mid 20cm’s I’d say (none measured). It was all about learning to cast properly for me although I did get smashed once. At first I thought it was a snag, but snags don’t wiggle about. I lost it half way back in so I still don’t know what it was. Crossing over to the other side part way back to take advantage of the overhanging trees, then back again a bit before the bridge at Warwick Farm, Swordy picked up a few more bream and I lost a few right next to the boat (I saw these Bream so I know they were really there – promise).

We knocked off at about 6:40pm and it was great day out on the water. It was a massive tide and the water temperature probably didn’t help, but was cool, it gave me time to cast a few test shots and learn to stay out of the tree’s and snags. I even lost two of his lures and only one of mine and he’s still smiling. What a great bloke. A BIG THANKS to Swordy for the Deckie position and the advice.

BTW: Say Hi to the couple on the ramp fishing for Mullet. Apparently they’re there a lot.

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Keep the lines tight and hope to see you out there soon.

Muddy4x4 (Mark).

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Ahhhhhhhh very nice report there Mark and it was a pleasure having you aboard ,It was a very hot day and those cold cans of coke you provided were a god send :beersmile: .The fishing was a little tougher than the last few times :05: and as for losing a couple of lures :074: gives me the opportunity to go buy some more .If we need some fresh slab baits for the social we know exactly where to go Mark ,might be time to get the flyrod out and some bread flies ,I reckon you could have a ball on them at that spot :thumbup:

Cheers Swordfisherman

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Nice report there Mark. :thumbup:

Bad luck on dropping that fish, but there'll be plenty more opportunities mate.

I highly recommend getting braid, it makes a huge difference, particularly when lure fishing.

The polaroids will help you a lot as well. Being able to see fish and snags below the surface is a big plus.

Shane

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Good stuff fella's.

Sorry I had to work Stewy but it's good to see you found some company in Mark for the arvo. :thumbup:

I'd imagine the tide would have been ripping out of there too!!

I might head back to Chippo' soon, it's been a while since I've fished it. :1fishing1:

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Guest BBM Rick

Nice work, Big Unit! Hey Swordy, how big is that boat of yours, old mate Mark aint no midget :1prop:

But then agian, nor am I :074:

Let me know when you wann head out Unit, Im always up for a session on the bream!

Rick.

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Nice work, Big Unit! Hey Swordy, how big is that boat of yours, old mate Mark aint no midget :1prop:

But then agian, nor am I :074:

Let me know when you wann head out Unit, Im always up for a session on the bream!

Rick.

Hi Rick ,the poly 4.1 can handle most anything and Mark is not that big :thumbup:

Cheers Swordfisherman

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Madsmc: Thanks for the reply. I wanted to pick up some braid before I went yesterday but the funds were a bit low. Getting paid tomorrow so that'll be solved. Even got approval from the boss so that's a big step forward.

SiNH: Besides the sunscreen and a long sleeve shirt, the camera was another thing I forgot but has since been attached to the tackle bag just in case. Bring on the next RDO ehs? Can't wait.

Hooky: The money comes first, but you did make an appearance. I think it was you we waved to as we were coming home. Nice to almost meet you anyhow... :)

BBM Rick: I forgot you had a thing for midgets, does this mean you don't think I'm sexy??? :( *hurt* Nah, seriously. I'll have a word to Jazzy and see if she doesn't mind me throwing in the rod on the way to work tomorrow *fingers crossed*. If you're in, we might head out. SiNH, and anyone else, might be up for an afternoon bash too. (Just remembered the social weekend this weekend - Cancel that - Trying to get up there after work on Saturday).

It was a top day and I'm always keen on foot or afloat.

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