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A midweek day off, and a morning check of BoM had me postponing home maintenance for another day and taking my lazy arse down to Ricketts to see what was about. First up I noticed parking fee's have risen to $7 for the day....I guess we're going to get straighter lines and a better class of blacktop for our bucks from now on :roll:. Still, being on water isn't a time to mumble and grumble....so the fishing began with a bunch of pinkies around the 30-35cm size. Interestingly one of these fella's was living with a hook in his side....kind of illustrated whinging about fee increases is a bit rich. Also made me wonder about the current fashion which questions the effectiveness of C&R methods citing high mortality rates of released fish :?: I continued to mooch my thundersticks around in light SW chop and a filling tide, hoiking up a 46cm fella who really tested my cheap and nasty Aldi combo...geez did he bend that light rod and make the tussle a heap of fun. A few more smaller chaps came aboard, and then a 43cm fella again put Aldi through it's paces. The chop turned to glass with the wind going Easterly, and just as I thought the fishing had died another 46cm fella was reeled in. The area between the Beau Yacht Club and Surf Club about 100m out from the park seemed most productive, and left me driving away with an urban fisho's smile :D

 

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Well done mate, good posting! I'm an ex Melbournian and I know the Ricketts Point area, especially the Tea Room courtesy of my dearly beloved :roll: . Unfortunately have never fished the area with my yak but have fished it shore based using one of my radio contolled fishing boats which I manufacture.
 

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Knowing how big a rear well is in the yak there is only one thing to say...you lucky bastard Poddy, up here fish like that are about $30 kg, so you have more than covered your $7 parking.

We are fee free at the moment [except some surf beaches], so are parking fees common in yakking launch areas down your way?
 

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Fantastic Poddy

In my book thats a years worth of fish! Well done! :lol: :lol:

Cheers Andybear :lol:
 

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Good one Poddy
 

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Poddy, it's INCREDIBLE how you keep pulling great pinkies from PPB on HBs, even though it's winter :!: :!:
Well done mate.
 

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Great effort Rob. Im putting in a request for some photos of some nice King George Whiting, I really miss fishing for those guys.
 

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Gideee up what a fantastic haul of pinkys, well done mate!!! Where's RodL surelly this will excite him too? :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Fantastic Poddy

In my book thats a years worth of fish! Well done! :lol: :lol:

Cheers Andybear :lol:
I have the same book as Andybear. :(

So, top fishing effort, Poddymullet. The fish are huge and would have been awesome fun. Well done indeed.

Okay, what's for tea?
 

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Onya Rob, a top effort. A mate I used to bream fish Hen and Chicken Bay with had a way around those parking ticket machines. Before leaving home he would write a note for the rangers he would put on his windscreen. It read;

Sorry I tried to pay for my parking but all of the machines were inoperable. All he had to do when he got there was jam bits of paddle pop stick in the coin slots. He got away with it for years which used to crack me up as I was one of these guys that run around petrol stations looking for a heap of gold coins to feed these machines at 5 o’clock of a morning.

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Poddy, having not yet caught a Snapper of any size all I can say is I am jealous!!!!!!!!! :roll:

NIce fish and that guy with the hook hanging out really does make you think about it. :shock:
 

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Great catch Poddy. I still don't know how you manage to catch Pinkies on HB's this time of year. I haven't had one touch on HB's the last three times I have been to Ricketts.

Your lethargic style of paddling must be the go during winter :wink: :lol: :wink: I will have to copy your style next time I’m out. BTW what HB’s are working for you at the moment.

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