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About Bobj

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  • Birthday 03/07/1941

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    Mackay, Qld.
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    Fishing, fossicking and photography
  1. Bobj


    One has to raise the question of names; bait caster as opposed to ‘multiplier’, a word I find absurd. They revolve around a centrepin, as do all reels, they don’t multiply anymore than a bait caster, or spinning reel. In Australia, they are called overheads being, naturally, over the rod. So, quitcha bellyaching and get using ‘em!
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    Have 7 Abus and all very good casting reels. All mine are righthanders and easy to cast. An Australian fishing journo used the term,"the educated thumb" to best describe the manner of eliminating the bird nests; that is, to feather the rapidly revolving reel drum with the thumb and to press the drum at point of contact with the water. I still get the odd birdnest due to opposing winds and/or too light a bait. Most of them have accounted for decent fish, 60 lb barramundi, 20 lb long tail tuna etc. Most of them are 5600 C4, so I have spare parts.(100km round trip to town for a pawl?)
  3. Where I live, Mackay, Queensland, we have an average 70/75 in per year. The first 5 months we received 56 in, since then not a enough to wet a postage stamp. If you have any spare?
  4. No problem in Sunny Queensland...
  5. 4 sea turtles and numerous freshwater turtles. 2 sea snakes, a few birds and a couple of fishing rods.
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    Does that mean you're a nit wit??
  7. Had a search in my "barra files",
  8. The 4 barra we caught at night were all about 20-23 kg, while the 119 cm fish was 27 kg. Oddly, we caught a really fat barra that regurgitated 5 bony bream on the deck and weighed 24.5 kg. Might have tipped the scales at 28 kg if it had not coughed up...
  9. Not me, but my son. He came over from Western Australia for a week, visiting Dear Old Mum and Dear Old Dad. So, I took him to Lake Proserpine, an hour's drive north of where I live. We fished at night in the main basin and got 2 double hook ups which resulted in 4 barramundi from 114 cm to 117 cm. All in the space of 10 minutes. Next day, we got 7 barra between us, one being my pb @ 119 cm.
  10. Had quite an interesting time looking up the American dragonflies... http://wiatri.net/inventory/odonata/speciesaccounts/SpeciesDetail.cfm?TaxaID=8 https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20348904
  11. Bobj

    Moon phases

    Almost every full moon period that I fish is the same; few, or no fish attracted and the bait is always Phillies or herring, two natural baitfish... Has to be the low pressure system...
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    Moon phases

    Fished yesterday and this morning, the 2 days of the full moon for 1 bite Dunno what happens to the fish...Must be something to do with the category 4 cyclone 1200 km NNW of us, as moisture laden air is streaming across us (central Qld) to feed the cyclone.
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    English....a beautiful language??? Extracts from letters written by council tenants in the U K : 1. It's the dogs mess that I find hard to swallow. 2. I want some repairs done to my cooker as it has backfired and burnt my knob off. 3. I wish to complain that my father twisted his ankle very badly when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage. 4. Their 18 year old son is continually banging his balls against my fence. 5. I wish to report that tiles are missing from the outside toilet roof. I think it was bad wind the other day that blew them off. 6. My lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand? 7. I am writing on behalf of my sink, which is coming away from the wall. 8. Will you please send someone to mend the garden path. My wife tripped and fell on it yesterday and now she is pregnant. 9. I request permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen. 10. 50% of the walls are damp, 50% have crumbling plaster, and 50% are just plain filthy. 11. The next door neighbour has got this huge tool that vibrates the whole house and I just can't take it anymore. 12. The toilet is blocked and we cannot bath the children until it is cleared. 13. Will you please send a man to look at my water, it is a funny colour and not fit to drink. 14. Our lavatory seat is broken in half and now is in three pieces. 15. I want to complain about the farmer across the road. Every morning at 6am his cock wakes me up and it's now getting too much for me. 16. The man next door has a large erection in the back garden, which is unsightly and dangerous. 17. Our kitchen floor is damp. We have two children and would like a third, so please send someone round to do something about it. 18. I am a single woman living in a downstairs flat and would you please do something about the noise made by the man on top of me every night. 19. Please send a man with the right tool to finish the job and satisfy my wife.. 20. I have had the clerk of works down on the floor six times but I still have no satisfaction.
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    Sensitive Aussie Blokes... Three Aussie blokes working up on an outback mobile phone tower: Mongrel, Coot and Bluey. As they start their descent, Coot slips, falls off the tower and is killed instantly.. As the ambulance takes the body away, Bluey says, 'Well, bugger me, someone's gotta go and tell Coot's wife. Mongrel says, 'OK, I'm pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I'll do it.' Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of beer. Bluey says, 'Where'd you get the grog, Mongrel?' 'Coot's wife gave it to me, Mongrel replies. 'That's unbelievable, you told the Missus her husband was dead and she gave you a case of beer?' 'Well, not exactly', Mongrel says. 'When she answered the door, I said to her, "you must be Coot's widow. "She said, 'You must be mistaken. I'm not a widow.' Then I said, 'I'll betcha a case of beer you are...' Aussie males are good at that sensitive stuff.
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