Preston River Marron 2008 Season

Preston River Marron 2008 Season

Haven't had a chance yet this season to get out, but here is a catch from last season, and it was right here in town.


Blue Sky, Blue Water, Bluetonic!

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Oh yeah!

Tue, 2009-01-20 17:56

Something I missed out on as a kid, and keen to rectify that now!!
Someone in the know needs to put up a post detailing all the ins and outs of marroning...
c'arn you know you want to


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Tue, 2009-01-20 18:20

Well done BJ, I've caught a few in the Preston but that was years ago, had a good spot at Boyanup but now its all residential I could'nt believe it when I went for a drive down there last season. I've got myself a prawn light made a snare pole and I'm off to Harvey Weir my mate recons they got there bag limit on about 3 occasions and they were all well over size.

Cheers Kev


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Bit tougher these days

Tue, 2009-01-20 18:39

Bit tougher these days Damo.

Rivers are good but hard to find a free spot during season unless you can get down mid week or know a local.
Rivers are scoop and drop net(Marron nets have welded mesh base) put down marron pellets in a spot close to shore where you can scoop them from behind, or drop nets with meat thats been left out of the fridge for 2-3 days zippy tied in the middle.

Dams are snare only these days. Trophy waters (most dams) are 90mm and 5 per day other marron water 80mm and 10 per day.

find a spot on the dam, mark your patch about 100m wide.

dont put your pellets out too early of the ducks will eat them.

dolphin torches are the go, the light beam diffuses in the water and wont scare the marron, well as much. LEDs are too bright, shine it on a marron and it is out of there.

Basically make a loops out of the wire. I use purchased marron snare they are really light with a single strand of telephone cable/network cable for the loop. slowly put the loop behind the marron and when the tail is in the loop give it a quick flick and 1/3 of dinnner

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preston river, have a snake

Tue, 2009-01-20 20:03

preston river, have a snake

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stop teasing me bj

Tue, 2009-01-20 22:30

need to find some energy to go get some one day

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Blue Sky! Blue Water!

Wed, 2009-01-21 16:13

Blue Sky! Blue Water! BLUETONIC


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Oops! pressed the wrong

Wed, 2009-01-21 16:18

Oops! pressed the wrong button again!

Hey Kev, a mate of mine went up to Harvey last night and got some huge Marron. He even said his snare was too small for some of them. I reckon Harvey is great if there is no wind at all, but even a little ripple on the water there makes it hard.

I also know of a big group going up there Friday to claim all the good spots for the weekend, so good luck.

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Tasty buggers

Thu, 2013-11-07 22:46

 Not long to go until it's on again.