Hillarys sunday morning

I popped down for a quick fish at Hillarys yesterday morning. Arrived at at 5.30 am to find I had the whole north wall to myself. The conditions were pretty good and I managed to catch a really good Tarwhine and a nice skippy. Then the blowies came so I headed home.
There certainly were a lot of boats heading out of the harbour to make the best of a good morning. I hope they all had good fortune.
All the best, Colin Hay

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Mon, 2008-04-14 12:58

Nice when you can have a place to yourself Colin. Two good fish besides a lovelly day is a bonus. 

 

What are blowies? Tongue outSealed

 

(I have to reply on memory about those horrible things Laughing)

 

Colin

 

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Yes it was

Mon, 2008-04-14 13:32

Thanks Colin. It was a beautiful morning. Not much of a breeze and the water was just clear enough for me to see some of the bait fish schools.
I did have one companion. A grey heron who thought I had been created to feed him mulies. It was a real cheaky bugger. Almost climbed into my backpack at one stage.

Blowies are toadfish or blowfish. And they are in absolute plague proportions up here. As soon as the sun comes up, they come out and tear your bait to pieces. They even have a go at metal and hard bodied lures.

If you like to go fishing before dawn like I do, it is not so bad as the arrival of the blowies tells me its time to go home and, hopefully, cook my catch for breakfast.
All the best, Colin Hay

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Leg :)

Mon, 2008-04-14 13:42

Sorry Colin, I was pulling your leg on blowies (toad fish) Tongue out. I was brought up fishing the met area (especially around freo and the swan), so I recall those pesky varmints. The plagues seem to reach a peak and then drop off and build up again - in cycles. I remember times down at the freo wharf (in the days you could fish '#2" and '#10" etc, sending a burley sinker rig hurtling to the bottom with the hope that it was fast enough to go through the blowies and catch a skippy.

Fortunately, we dont get them down here.

As you say, I recall relief when we were taylor fishing at Keenes Point when, after sunset, the blowies 'went to sleep' and you could concentrate on tailor.

Colin

 

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I hope the cycle end soon Colin

Mon, 2008-04-14 13:44

They are pretty much everywhere you landbased fish up here - even on some of the beaches.

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I don't miss them

Mon, 2008-04-14 13:47

I sure dont miss them. The biggest pests down here are Mutton Birds and Leatherjackets. We do get the odd porcupine (water balloon) fish too. 

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Hi Ya, Just for you Colin,

Mon, 2008-04-14 13:50


Hi Ya,

Just for you Colin, I have a mate coming your way in a few weeks, I'll get him to do two things for you-

1.  Drop a couple in oyur letter box one night

2.  Bring a couole of live ones down to release in your fav spot.  Can't have you forgetting old times. LOL

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Leatherjackets

Mon, 2008-04-14 13:50

How big do they get? I don't mind the old Leatherjackets on the plate.

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Gee Thanks Ody and Letherjackets

Mon, 2008-04-14 14:04

Ody please; DONOT go to any trouble - in fact I INSIST you don't. Tongue out If you do drop some in down here, I'll give every fisherman down here I know you home address. It could get nasty Foot in mouthLaughing

 

Colin the LJs get quite a size, but I can't be bothered with them (I respect and appreciate many do). I know they are supposed to be good eating.

Colin

 

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