Season Open or Open Season

Come Saturday we have the next 4 months to head out and land some demersal' s. Solid week of straight easterlies continues with Saturday & Sunday looking sweat..Touch Wood.

Who's planning a trip out wide ?

Will be short trip for myself Sunday with the daughter tagging along, will anchor and burley and let the easterly do its thing and see what turns up, bottom and top water.


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Yep

Wed, 2023-03-29 10:51

Yep!

Going to head out and get my 4 dhuies then head home hahha. Well thats the plan 

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Definitely going to be an

Wed, 2023-03-29 11:42

Definitely going to be an open season on the dhuies.  Hopefully people that have some good productive dhuie spots will fish them sensibly and not take what they can. Going to be the demise of an iconic species

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 Im planning on a snapper

Wed, 2023-03-29 13:29

 Im planning on a snapper bash not sure which day yet. I still got craypots on the 5 found an awesome looking ledge last weekend so will be anchored on that I reckon dropped my pot right on it.

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Yep

Wed, 2023-03-29 14:48

 Sparrow fart Satusday and maybe even Sunday - depending on hangover from Saturday night function!

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We'll be out there

Wed, 2023-03-29 15:09

 Having a go with swing heads

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Haven't bothered updating me

Wed, 2023-03-29 15:13

Haven't bothered updating me Rec license's since last year so will need to think about that Sunday..he he

Just grabbed some bait form South side, Justin was saying the deep drop sales have picked up with plenty planning the deep missions come open season.

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 If the weather hold I'll be

Wed, 2023-03-29 15:53

 If the weather hold I'll be out doing my bit also.  Considering past success I can't see 4 dhuies coming home lol.  

Should be good fun at the ramp.

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Probs take the kids out for a

Wed, 2023-03-29 15:54

Probs take the kids out for a whiting bash and then head to the 30s for a few drifts Sun morning before the wind turns. Good Friday is looking much better to take the eldest out a bit wider... at this stage

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It is going to be a

Wed, 2023-03-29 17:50

It is going to be a slaughter, these next 4 months. Especially in these 1-2 months before the weather starts getting much worse.

People pissed off at the rule changes, not being able to get out when they want, will just go out more often, and take more. Dhuies will cop an absolute bashing.

Unfortunately in testing times, the worst of mankind comes out.

Guarenteed fisheries will be at the ramps checking catches more frequently, then feeding that info back to Punch so he can tighten up the restrictions again.

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Dhuies

Thu, 2023-03-30 20:21

 And i hope that people don't go taking thos one that are 450. Not much in the way of a fillet on little one. Take all the small ones and there will be no big ones in the future years to come. It was a dumb arse decision on Punch's part to put that bit through.

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 The final say has come down

Thu, 2023-03-30 20:27

 The final say has come down to a bloke that doesn't fish or care about the fishery and the small businesses that rely on it. As long as Marky Mark and his Chinese bosses are happy then big boy Donny is happy 

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Work

Wed, 2023-03-29 19:50

Exactly what they want . To see big limits. Fisheries going to be busy . If someone does wrong thing be front page news .

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 Unfortunately my boat isn't

Thu, 2023-03-30 07:01

 Unfortunately my boat isn't ready yet so I've started the anti inflammatory tabs now for a kayak mission on Sunday. Not planning on two dhus but if I can't find an early pink two dhus will do. Anything 55cm gets released and fisheries get nothing out of me. Good luck to everyone heading out.

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 I'll continue to catch the

Thu, 2023-03-30 10:52

 I'll continue to catch the same number and size dhuies as always, meaning Punch will get zero out of me!

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 Any chance the fisheries

Thu, 2023-03-30 14:27

 Any chance the fisheries minister will be fishing on the weekend? The big fella looks like he'd have a hard time getting in and out of a boat! Certainly looks like he's been enjoying a few to many chinese buffets 

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Yet I bet if he developed a

Thu, 2023-03-30 14:41

Yet I bet if he developed a heart condition you'd be pointing the finger squarely at the jab

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 We aren't starting this

Thu, 2023-03-30 15:23

 We aren't starting this again are we? If we are I hope you've lined up and had jab 4 and 5 before you start. 

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'Dumb Punch"

Sun, 2023-04-02 10:30

 My wife ran into a woman that used to work for him a while back.

She reckons he's as dense as concrete and couldn't find his own arse with both hands...........

His recent decisions seem to support these claims.....

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 Could he be a proper

Sun, 2023-04-02 20:59

 Could he be a proper representation of the disability sector that he is a minister of aswell? I'm sure him and his mate marky mark know how to stick there hands out when there Chinese emperors are in town. Crays for the emperor and paper bags for the ministers

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Went out last Saturday from Hillarys Ramp

Thu, 2023-03-30 15:45

Bit of Father Son time for a feed of whiting and scored a few squid .... It was so peaceful launching and retrieving..no lines , no waiting , no aggro ....Was going to go again this weekend but totally forgot ban ended. 

Not sure if I can deal with the madness that will no doubt be happening locally . Might hold off till next week and shoot off to Lano.     

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 Really I've been launching

Thu, 2023-03-30 15:57

 Really I've been launching from woodies and always use the retrieval lane when coming in 2 out of last 3 weeks have had dick heads launch while I'm pulling in even though other 3 lanes are empty.

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Birds Eye fishfingers

Thu, 2023-03-30 22:10

Way to go

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Bugger I believe we can't gave a floater out

Fri, 2023-03-31 07:11

 while on the the pick if fishing the bottom, that'll take some getting used to

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Well call me a law

Fri, 2023-03-31 08:47

Well call me a law breaker...Ill have a balloon out Sunday as well a bait on the bottom.

Fk em

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 Whys that uncle?

Fri, 2023-03-31 07:45

 Whys that uncle?

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Saw it in a post

Fri, 2023-03-31 08:40

 My skipper says it's not true, phew!

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SMASHED

Fri, 2023-03-31 09:07

Def Open Season. Dhuies are going to get smashed. 4 to a boat. No size limit. Lots of little ones in close that would never have suffered barro trauma are going straight in the eskie now.

You can't make this shit up.

Fisheries are clowns.

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And the same people that

Fri, 2023-03-31 10:53

And the same people that pillaged them now will be complaining in 5-10 years when there are none left.

Their excuse will be "Well, i was allowed to take the little ones, so I did"

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deff. not advocating pillage

Fri, 2023-03-31 11:21

and i would be lucky to catch a hand full of dhuis in any one year , however as it stands now the so called sciencie says you can take 4 dhuis therefore your assumptions are in correct ,posts im reading are saying revert back to previous ! 4 is just too many to take ! 

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Won't be anything but

Fri, 2023-03-31 11:00

 Size on our boat 

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Lots of catch and release

Fri, 2023-03-31 11:11

Lots of catch and release experts around ha, while I question fisheries catch data there studies on barotrauma would be a bit more proven that Joe blogs and his FB comment...I've caught the same Dhue a heap of times, they release well bla bla.

Yes, some tinnie fisherman are going to take a few in close Dhues that would otherwise be release with reasonable success...

But from what I'm reading the typical HERO is dead set on heading out, catching and releasing until he's got 4 x large Dhues on the boat so he can show off his Pics.

The idea is there....getting it through the thick sculls is another thing.

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 Nailed it mate, it's not

Fri, 2023-03-31 11:15

 Nailed it mate, it's not going to stop upsizing it's going to exacerbate it.

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So stupid this new demersal

Fri, 2023-03-31 11:54

So stupid this new demersal rules in every way. Certainly set up to be an open season on Dhu's. But also this gold rush mentality to hit it hard before and after each ban period will happen 6 times each year now. 

I cant see a reduction in the dhufish take, come 2030 when this plan is suposed to have enabled a 'recovery' we are going to be smashed with more draconian measures. 

I don't think they could have come up with a worse solution for the dhu stocks. 

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 Has anyone worked out how to

Fri, 2023-03-31 13:50

 Has anyone worked out how to tell the demersal fish to not eat the bait on the small hooks yet? Normally have a small rod out to catch wrasse with 2 dropper loops on it! How do I get a message down to the demersal fish that it's not meant for them? 

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Put a note on the hook before

Fri, 2023-03-31 15:02

Put a note on the hook before you send it down

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 Cheers mate. I'll take a

Fri, 2023-03-31 18:10

 Cheers mate. I'll take a notepad and some zip ties out with me

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 Mate sent me pics this

Sat, 2023-04-01 13:32

 Mate sent me pics this morning. 4 dhu and home by 9am. Every other boat out in that area exactly the same result. 

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All the lumps between

Sat, 2023-04-01 13:51

All the lumps between Mandurah and Lancelin have been protected during the breeding season. The fish would have been sitting there stacked up waiting for the baits as they have only just likely shed the eggs. Outside that area would have been smashed during the spawning period before the amateurs get a shot. 

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 Did anyone see fisheries

Sun, 2023-04-02 10:13

 Did anyone see fisheries officers at a ramp yesty? The research girls were at Hillarys but no sign of officers. Are they still in class learning the new rules and how to work out if someone is actively targeting demersal's or bait fish? 

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 No signs of them at woodies

Sun, 2023-04-02 15:21

 No signs of them at woodies yesterday.

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 There were quite afew of

Sun, 2023-04-02 18:24

 There were quite afew of them at woodies today checking everyone that they could

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 Research were there to cop

Sun, 2023-04-02 18:37

 Research were there to cop the initial flak because fisheries and the minister are still confused about the rules.

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 A true sign of the weakness

Sun, 2023-04-02 21:03

 A true sign of the weakness of DPIRD and the minister! Donny boy is the first person to a cake stall for the disability portfolio he holds. Big question, is he there for a cake or to represent the portfolio?? The fishery portfolio he holds he doesn't care/know anything about it so no need for publicity

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 Well i will be taking

Sun, 2023-04-02 11:29

 Well i will be taking whatever i can catch , ive sold the offshore boat and down sized to a dinghy . i will probably be to buggered to fish the ocean when and if the rules change so am going to make hay while the sun still shines lol. And a big F U to the govt.

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No fisheries at

Sun, 2023-04-02 16:13

 Point peron today, not many fish either

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 Plenty of snaps at woodies

Sun, 2023-04-02 18:27

 Plenty of snaps at woodies when I came in uncle. I only got the 1 but had a cuttlefish and afew crays

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 Probably a better bag than

Sun, 2023-04-02 21:42

 Probably a better bag than most Guy.

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Got a very nice harlequin

Mon, 2023-04-03 07:03

 On a swing head

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 Had a pretty strong north

Mon, 2023-04-03 10:00

 Had a pretty strong north current made things difficult 

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Nearly

Mon, 2023-04-03 14:36

 Impossible hey Guy

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I had a mate go out sat arvo

Mon, 2023-04-03 10:31

I had a mate go out sat arvo and he bagged a 91cm banger and a 80cm pinkie and then back home to send me pics while I was at work.... bastard.

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 Well I got zero dhu's as

Mon, 2023-04-03 10:58

 Well I got zero dhu's as apparently you can't catch them in 2.5m at Geordie Bay. On the plus side I didn't spill a drop of chardonnay and had fresh herring for dinner 

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Had my daughter raise he

Mon, 2023-04-03 11:11

Had my daughter raise he first decent Pinkie, I find it hard to pass a rod on but after it buckled over in the rod it went straight into her hands, she let a few OMG's out but held on strong...lift and wind was the support call.

Was high fives and a happy smile, drifted for a few squid after that, not a sniff otherwise. Good Friday fillets covered.

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Great to see the kids getting in on it

Mon, 2023-04-03 12:19

 I picked up a 70cm pinky on light gear on Sunday morning, a couple of coldies on the way in and home in time to watch the F1/footy.

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Great to see the kids getting in on it

Mon, 2023-04-03 12:21

 I picked up a 70cm pinky on light gear on Sunday morning, a couple of coldies on the way in and home in time to watch the F1/footy. Wasnt that great an effort that I needed to post it twice though

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That's awesome mate. The best

Mon, 2023-04-03 12:34

That's awesome mate. The best part about being outfished by the kids is that it goes into the same freezer!

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 Wondered if you went out

Mon, 2023-04-03 16:20

 Wondered if you went out Brock weather wasn't the best when I went,  didn't think your daughter would have liked it. Good catch for her.

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True that Jack, had a quite

Tue, 2023-04-04 06:56

True that Jack, had a quite patch but she has a real bug to get out atm..few other issues with school and friends so be it the last few trips have been a good distraction.

Yeah was a little sloppy early Guy but she was fine, glued to her phone for the first part. Had her out in some pretty average conditions over the years so she is getting use to the rock & roll..pulled the snapper, let her drive for a bit while we trolled back to carnac, then a hour drifting for the squid before pulling in Nth end of GI jumping in for a swim and walk the beach.

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 Hopefully not bullied mate,

Tue, 2023-04-04 07:22

 Hopefully not bullied mate, talking to a friend the other day about her son. He wears glasses and refuses to wear them to school as he's bullied about them FFS 

Schools really neded to step up with this shite. 

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 My Mrs is a teacher, there

Tue, 2023-04-04 07:53

 My Mrs is a teacher, there is only soo much a school can do before they are parenting and teaching. Kids go to school to learn, parents should be teaching manners and respect. Can't throw all the blame at the school. Social media is another kettle of fish that scares me.

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ha Sea Kem...yeah 100% mate,

Tue, 2023-04-04 08:05

ha Sea Kem...yeah 100% mate, dont think its just the boys, the girls are dead set cruel, and yes most of it is via social media which the school cant control.

I had a chat...old school just grab em and give it to them, this didnt go down well with the wife..lol.

She email and spoke to the dean, they have had a chat with her and pulled a few others a side so hopefully it sorts itself out.

There's always that one group of followers..

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Girls are the worst and

Tue, 2023-04-04 08:20

Girls are the worst and social media has made it near impossible to escape from and the kids themselves can't pull themselves away from it. Even with the boys, as soon as there is a scuffle all the phones come out and the footage gets shared around so gone are the days of a dust up and it's forgotten about come home time.

My son had a terrible time in Y7 last year and had a group of Y9s target him (throwing him into bushes, kicking his choc milk, shoving him out of line in the canteen) which was unheard of back in the 90's i.e. older kids targetting younger kids coming to the car in tears everyday. I ended up stepping him up from the kids class to the teenager’s class at Marinekid’s UFC gym where he got to start sparring and mixing it with 16y olds and it pretty much stopped within a month. All it took was for him to began to carry himself taller with his head up and the cowards obviously moved onto the next weak target.

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 Well said mate,same with my

Tue, 2023-04-04 10:33

 Well said mate,same with my two boys in primary school down south.They both went to Maui Thai and were trained by a guy that trained with Toby Smith,Toby even came down a few times to mentor the kids.They also were taught when and how much force to use,especially how effective a quick leg kick can be as a warning shot.Problems soon went away.Also out of the class of 8 in the gym 3 were young girls wich was good to see,maybe teach a creep a lesson one day.

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Toby Smith as in caved in

Tue, 2023-04-04 12:18

Toby Smith as in caved in JWP's orbital bone with a knockout elbow Toby Smith? Your boys were in very, very good hands.

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 (Weapon) he was good mates

Tue, 2023-04-04 12:56

 (Weapon) he was good mates with Shaun that had one of our gyms in Manjimup.He would come down to decompress after fights and chill a bit,take the kids for a few sessions.Met him a couple of times really nice fella.Unfortunately the Gym changes hands and it is no more.

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 My stepson got attacked by a

Tue, 2023-04-04 10:12

 My stepson got attacked by a girl at his school just started punching him in the back of the head while her friends filmed it. He didn't know who was attacking him so reflexes kicked in and he kicked the shit out of her. She went and told her older brother so abit went on that day but no more fights. Next day principal pulled both her and my stepson in to her office the started cry saying she had no idea why he attacked her, but she wasn't aware that the principal had seen the video. My stepson told his side of the story and the principal said well done for telling the truth as he had had a similar problem the week before and let him go she ended up getting suspended.  He is now quite friendly with her older brother too I think he has issues with the sister too.

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 If they hit you, you hit

Tue, 2023-04-04 15:53

 If they hit you, you hit them back. That's what we were taught by my father. True croat.

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Worked fir a couple of my kids

Tue, 2023-04-04 18:30

 Tell to stop and if they don't just a hard hit to the guts sorted them out

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 Finally out yesty and bagged

Sat, 2023-04-08 10:38

 Finally out yesty and bagged out by 11, 2 good Bangers, big Baldy and Pinky. Left them on the bite. 

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