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QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast trip

Postby RedPhoenix » Tue May 01, 2012 7:47 am

Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby TheFishinMusician » Tue May 01, 2012 8:00 am

Oh! You catch fish on your camping trips then........
interesting!
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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby BIGKEV » Tue May 01, 2012 8:03 am

Very nice Red. Looking forward to the full report and photos. I NEVER get sick of anything to do with Fraser Island and am very jealous right now and will be Fraser dreaming for weeks.....

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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby Safa » Tue May 01, 2012 8:19 am

Great vid Red , my juices are flowing and cannot wait for ourtrip in September bring it on ,you guys caugt some qualiy fish and nice to see some released well done Mate keep em coming !
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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby Levi » Tue May 01, 2012 8:28 am

Niiiiiiiice!!!
Photos please!
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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby nad97 » Tue May 01, 2012 8:42 am

Nice vid there Red. I need to get orginaised to do some trips further a feild.
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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby fishbrain » Tue May 01, 2012 8:55 am

NICE VID RED !!! That rod looked ready to explode.
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Postby Zed » Tue May 01, 2012 9:37 am

I hate you man.
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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby Decay » Tue May 01, 2012 10:06 am

I've been itching to do this trip with Red, I figured for once I had an advantage over Red and after 3 successful trips to Platypus Bay with Roo1, I thought I knew a few tricks.
In addition, I was starting to gander support from a growing base of followers that wanted me to "apply some hurt" to Red and give him a hard time (I won't mention your name Kevlar, opps sorry)
Here's the kicker, a few weeks ago Red and I went to Mooloolabah (viewtopic.php?f=17&t=52937) the point is Red always fishes with REALLY light gear, soooooooo he managed to break all his rods on tuna. I was chuckling inside, imagine how many he'll break on Fraser :D
I had a small bet with Roo1 he'd come back with no equipment intact. .................... Well, he did come back with some serviceable equipment, some! :lol:

On Tuesday I drove down to Victoria Point and picked the big fella up from the ferry (for those that haven't met Red his a little taller than me .... errr taller than most people actually), we slid his AI onto the trailer and made a quick and effective get away and drove to Hervey Bay.
Now I have to mention a small incident along the way that sets the pace and allows me some self-defense for what I know will be coming. Along the way we were overtaken by a Torana filled with "enthusiastic" people and as they sped/flew past they gave us the big fist pump out the window. Unfortunately Red is a LITTLE childish (makes up for his size) and he took this to heart and made it a "flavor of the trip". I'm not normally a "fist pumper" but with Red egging me on there could be the odd fist pump .... fortunately I was able to take some pictures in self defense.

OK, enough words, some pictures with commentary.

Here's us about to set off next to the harbour at Hervey Bay
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Launching from Hervey Bay (photo stolen errr courtesy of Red)


And we made our way to cross the channel from the mainland to Fraser crossing in front of Round Island, then Woody Island and on to Moon Point. There was some water about as the tide was just about to change so a little chop in the first hour.
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The crossing to Woody Island had the odd wave


Here's the tip of Woody Island and this is when the rods went ballistic, both mine launched out of the holders for a double hook up but I reached for the wrong one, I landed a Wolf Herring but the obviously larger fish on the other line got away.
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In sight of Woody Island the water settled and it was "fish on"


While I was releasing my pathetic wolf herring, Red was on a MUCH bigger baitfish. His first fish for the trip proved to on a staple hormone diet, and accordingly, everybody got their wishes ..... as forecast, his rod broke, the reel breaking free of its mount, but I'll leave the full story to Red for his perspective!
Broken rod and all .... he landed his sardine on hormones.

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This sardine on hormones was picked up in front of Woody Island
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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby Decay » Tue May 01, 2012 10:09 am

cjbfisher wrote:Jesus Leigh!!! That rod must have some serious balls. Great vid and great fish too. :D
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Ha ha ha, not anymore. That rods broken into tiny pieces lying in a watery grave somewhere (maybe with the paddle that the whales took from Roo1 on the last trip) :D
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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby justcrusin » Tue May 01, 2012 11:08 am

in all due respect Leigh, you suck :twisted: i'm so jealous watching that right now, that I'm going to have to watch it again.
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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby RedPhoenix » Tue May 01, 2012 1:22 pm

Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby Dave73 » Tue May 01, 2012 2:03 pm

Brilliant stuff, more please!

Also glad there was no screams of "a dingo stole my Hobie' echoing throughout the campsite...

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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby Decay » Tue May 01, 2012 2:46 pm

RedPhoenix wrote:Not true. Derek is actually a hobbit

Bah, everybody knows that Red is a computer guru, this is all photo trickery!

RedPhoenix wrote:and he had to circle around for an hour and a half, 2 minutes after our lures first hit the water, waiting for me to reel in my yellow. ;)

So what if I had to circle Red for 1 and 1/2 hours to catch his oversize pilchard, he should have used a more sensible rig! I AM NOT jealous, anyway, a New day, New start
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Sunrise on a fresh start to a brilliant day!


Let me set the facts straight!
Have a look at this pathetic shot! Ohhhh the strain, doesn't your heart bleed for Red :?
the strain.jpg
Red's rod straining to breaking point


Yeh right! Now have a look at "The Big Catch"
the big catch.jpg


Some factual footage:
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An extremely disappointed Red walks up the beach, knowing he can't break my spirit and will have to resort to photo forgery!
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Re: QLD: What dreams are made of: Fraser Island west coast t

Postby Decay » Tue May 01, 2012 2:54 pm

RedPhoenix wrote:
Yep.. and I guess he's going to call this one a mutant yellowfin pike.

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Bah, that's not a cuda, this is a cuda!

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Not a mutant pike but a real cuda!
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