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don't you just hate when you plan to go fishing and the weather reports forecast thunderstorms........ Kathy and I planned to head to North
east river and lodge a couple of fish for the comp. We packed the car and looked at the weather and ummed and erred about loading the yak. We had organised to take a friend fishing and swap and change on the yak when we got to the river. We left the yak at home and took our fishing gear and picked up the friend who said she was waiting for the phone call from us to say we were not going. We headed to the river and rigged up and I cursed myself for not bringing the "queen" but shrugged off the choice i made and went fishing :lol: . The total salmon for the day was 30 landed 12 kept for friends and the remainder left to get bigger, the surprise species for the day was the starfish that I managed to catch for the last fish of the day. we may have missed the chance to throw our hat in the ring but we managed to enjoy a day out fishing albeit on foot and perhaps next month we might get some runs on the board.
 

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Geez that North Easr River must wear out a few reels...another top report Shane. A coupla questions though mate, how far from the mouth can ya navigate it back upstream and does it hold bream/trout as well? :?:
 

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Poddy, the river goes upstream for a few k's and high tide sees all the sandbanks covered and the river is fairly deep in spots. At low tide the river accessible to lots of areas by foot and the sandbanks are everywhere. There is no trout on the island :cry: but i have seen a fresh creek that held 2 to 3 inch whitebait or similar. As for bream I have heard of conflicting reports..... but have not seen one yet some of the locals call a species of trevally, bream but I have yet to confirm it. The NE river at times runs thick with salmon and gummies and flathead and flounder, and in summer the prawns also run. The local baker has set the bar for me this morning when he caught a salmon that he estimated at 10 to 12 pounds and said it was his biggest to date. I will be off to spot X this arvo and the gloves are off.......
I wondered how to measure the starfish....and thought the best way would be to measure across the longest area but this would take 5 measurements to confirm the length and then mark the two arms that provided the greatest length and photgraph them....... :roll:
 

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Stitch up dough boy for all of us Shane :wink: :D
 
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