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9 minutes ago, Bobj said:

You want excitement? Try barramundi fishing with 10 to 14 ft crocs eyeing you as a potential meal

Thought the Bull Sharks & Great Whites ate most of these??

I'll keep safe doing what I do thanks very much!!

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Except in a river or stream Regarding the information about the wind i have come to realise Millenials dont have a sense of consequence, you see them on youtube falling foul of obvious pitfalls a

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I guess this a sign of the times and many of us will look back at the golden years fondly. I'm surprised any magazine is surviving at the moment. I can't remember the last time I went out and bought o

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I guess this a sign of the times and many of us will look back at the golden years fondly. I'm surprised any magazine is surviving at the moment. I can't remember the last time I went out and bought one. For many years, they've become an impulse, one-off type affair for many of us. It's sad, really. Magazines and comics defined my youth!

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16 hours ago, Bobj said:

You want excitement? Try barramundi fishing with 10 to 14 ft crocs eyeing you as a potential meal

Bob, we've had some !         Fishing the Top End in a tinny, we were free lining blueys into likely barra spots and slowly retrieviing them as we drifted uo a tidal creek.   One spot seemed pretty good, several barras around the 10 lb mark.   So we put the hook down.   After a bit I got snagged - pulled for a break, and the "snag" went away across the bottom. then climbed up the creek bank and  revealed itself as a 4 ft saltie. Then Norma hooked another "snag" - a 6-footer this time .    We had a few more.   "Al" I said to the guide, "is it my imagination, or is each croc we see bigger than the one before ?"

"Too right" said Al  " and as the last one was 10 ft the next might be trouble"      He drew my attention to the gashes on the side of the boat from past attempts by salties to get aboard.   He reckoned that the bigger the croc, the more likely it was to work out where all these  blueys were coming from.  "Time to move" he said, and I wasn't gonna argue....

Iv'e fished a few mangrove swamps on foot,and the possibility of crocs really sharpens up your awareness and fieldcraft.   Fished a few jungle streams in big cat country too, and that keeps one on alert also.      

 

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4 minutes ago, Vagabond said:

Bob, we've had some !         Fishing the Top End in a tinny, we were free lining blueys into likely barra spots and slowly retrieviing them as we drifted uo a tidal creek.   One spot seemed pretty good, several barras around the 10 lb mark.   So we put the hook down.   After a bit I got snagged - pulled for a break, and the "snag" went away across the bottom. then climbed up the creek bank and  revealed itself as a 4 ft saltie. Then Norma hooked another "snag" - a 6-footer this time .    We had a few more.   "Al" I said to the guide, "is it my imagination, or is each croc we see bigger than the one before ?"

"Too right" said Al  " and as the last one was 10 ft the next might be trouble"      He drew my attention to the gashes on the side of the boat from past attempts by salties to get aboard.   He reckoned that the bigger the croc, the more likely it was to work out where all these  blueys were coming from.  "Time to move" he said, and I wasn't gonna argue....

Iv'e fished a few mangrove swamps on foot,and the possibility of crocs really sharpens up your awareness and fieldcraft.   Fished a few jungle streams in big cat country too, and that keeps one on alert also.      

 

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6 minutes ago, chesters1 said:

Show off! I had a close call with a toad once

I've met him !   A minor club official with delusions of grandeur.    Didn't have any I.D. on him but demanded to see my club card and licence.  I told him to go climb a tree.

Re the salties...

The only other occasion where wildlife stopped me fishing was on the Oykel    Fly fishing for Salmon , wading a rapid, above a deep pool, and was attacked by midges.   I was not being bitten much, but two eyes full of midges meant I couldn.t see - in a fast current in midstream. Chucking handfuls of river water into my eyes was all I could do and the midges came back as soon as I stopped the irrigation.   Was damn glad to get out of the water

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It happens to be convenient for us to use three similar bank accounts - her money, my money and a household account.   As some sort of compensation for a  miserly, derisory and sheer bloody "stuff you. moosh"  rate of interest, our bank has cut a "deal" with a publishing company. As a result we get a "free" monthly mag with each account.    One on Birdwatching, for Norma, one on preserved Steam Locomotives for me, and as no other candidate is worth considering, thought "Improve Your Coarse Fishing" would provide a laugh or two.

The first two are acceptable, a bit "Mickey Mouse" in places, but one or two really good articles most months. Not the third magazine though. Unfortunately to call IYCF "infantile" is to grossly inflate its credibility. Here is a quote from a recent article on surface fishing for carp

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"Pay attention to wind direction.

Ideally you want to find a swim with the wind blowing from behind you. This will help when it comes to feeding, casting and tackle control.   If it is blowing in your face , your loosefeed will simply end up back at your feet."

I wish I were joking, but that is what it said.  For the benefit of any newcomers to angling, read our experienced members' comments on this pearl of wisdom (NOT) - that quote could hardly be more wrong.   I won't comment further at this stage but will let the rest of you have a go first.

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Certhia's world species - 215

Eclectic "husband and wife combined" world species 501

 

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