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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:13 am 
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Hi gang . am PETER D'COSTA , from down under.
the snapper season is on and i'm off fishing.
enjoy the photo' will be back'''soon.
peter the fisherman.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:22 am 
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G'day mate !! And all the best ! Waitng to see some pics and articles on your trip !


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:36 pm 
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hi gav'
i think i have met you , last year in calcutta, when we went fishing in a tank
with norman knight and peter remedious, and norman's cousin lost a big rohu' at the bank while it was being netted, was that you !
regards
peter the fisherman.
am sending a photo with this note , tell me if you recieve it,
did you'll recieve the last photo with my last note!
am not sure if it is going thru'
chao' buddy and talk to you soon,


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:07 pm 
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No mate.. that wasn't me !! That was my brother.. Couldn't make it that day as had "duty" :twisted: !!

We still go fishing with the entire Rangers gang and have one helluva time.. I think they are planning one for this Sunday..

Real small place is this world.. are u planning on coming here soon ? We've got a new haunt and absolutely virgin territory and the last time we visited, we had a ball of a time which include a 7+kg grass carp and several others of 2.5 to 3kgs..

I heard that the one Walter missed (norman's brother in law ) was a biggie !!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:17 am 
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g'day gav'.
glad to hear my mates at the rangers are hauling in a few good ones.
am about to take a friend fishing in the boat out on port phillip bay,after the snapper, hopefully he won't get sea sick this time.
we went out a week ago and in a few moments of arriving he was spewing over the side, i'll admit it was pretty rough and he looked really pale, but put on a brave front and stuck it out, though i rang him a few days later and he was still sick, which took me by surprise.
just loaded up the boat and hooked it up to the car , my place being 45 minutes from the boat ramp, the place i'm fishing today is an old mark about 10 km away across towards the shipping channel near fawkner beacon, in the deep water, after snapper [big ones] but you often tangle with sharks here that try to tow the boat to tasmania'.
weather here has fined up and its bright and sunny, expecting 24 degrees .
tell you'll all about it soon. TIGHT LINES!!!! PETER DA FISHERMAN.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:45 pm 
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Hey, Peter the fisher man .. let us know what u get on ure trip ... dont loose ure camera like some of the forummers out here ... and thank god u know Gavs bro and not him ..... tight lines


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:29 am 
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Tight lines Pete.. Dont forget ur camera Bobby-style..

Hey Freddie - If i was there, we would have landed the fish, hook or by Cooke :twisted:


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"No mate, that wasn't me that was my brother "

ps. That's Peter ! Small place this world ...eh Gav ? :wink:

Cheers,
Terry


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:18 pm 
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hi Gav'.Bops ' junior[younger bro' in katmandu]
fredfish, Rustam and the others.

We had a great time , caught two snapper to 3.5 kg each, and got back to the ramp by 11pm, on saturday night. next morning went out again [alone] [sunday] and as i motored out i heard this ship's horn very close
but it was very foggy and could not see more than 100 feet ahead of me, as i reached the entry to the bay i saw the top of the ship towering above,
it had been laden with shipping containers and was trying to enter the yarra river , heading for the docks, but in the fog had clipped the shipping channel beacon which is a massive timber structure rising out of the water about 20 feet and has a girth of about 15 feet, which usually houses 2 or 3 fur seals at its base, when they are not hunting for food, i could not believe my eyes, the structure was at 45 degrees having collapsed on one side from the impact, the blow breaking two feet thick beams,
and the ship was stuck fast in the shallow water across on the other side of the entry to the yarra and there were two tugs trying to pull it into the deep, and out of the end of the embankment, the tugs were reversing with such force the water was churned up causing bow waves in my direction,[it was an unreal sight in the morning fog] and seemed like a live movie being inacted!

The water is usually 50 feet deep as shown on my depth sounder at the entrance so being a poke nose i ventured across and behind the ship to see what the depth was where the ship was, it was 5 feet!.

Anyway i took off as it was a situation am sure they did not want spectators in 18 foot motorboats hanging around in , i could kick myself for not taking photos as i had the camera with me. i was very careful
getting out the shipping channel and realised the ship must have been warning other ships with blaring horns , it could have ended up a three ship pile up, now that would have been something to see! but it did not happenluckily.

When i got out on the open water i could not see more than maybe 80 feet in all directions, and after heading out a bit guided by my gps to my mark i decided it was too dangerous and decided to drop anchor, and try my luck as a few fish came up on the sounder,but to no avail, anyway the fog lifted after an hour or so and on my return after about 5 hours
the ship was not there but the water in the area was still churned brown instead of blue green, for a distance of at least 1 km away, guess it was being washed out with the out going tide. while out there in a new spot
i did get one good run and as i hooked up the rod buckled over but there was no head shakes transmitted up the line so i knew it was a shark or an eagle ray, it turned out to be a eagle am sure because it screamed off in one direction and they tend to zoom up to the surface and smash down once they hit the top, i could see the line zoom out and up and i was ready to see its acrobatics on the surface when the line parted at the trace of 30 pound . by this time it had taken a good 70 to 80 metres, luckily i got my line back as a lot of times you end up getting spooled.
[it takes all your line and leave you red faced with a stupid expression on your face] anyway shall send the photos of the snapper of the
previous night, once i get my daughter to download it to the computer for me, as am better at fishing than computers [been fishing for a lot longer you see and am self taught so far on computers] hope to put these experiences on the members forum for everyone to enjoy, when i know how, till then i'll rely on you guys to do it for me!

Regards and hope to hear about the big one that did not get away!

Chao'guys for now. and throw a shrimp on the barby for me !

Peter from down under.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:48 pm 
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Nice one, Peter!

Rustam


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:07 pm 
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Nice one Peter ... :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:43 am 
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Nice pics


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:14 am 
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Guys,

I recall there was some debate about "Red Snapper" now the fish above are true Red Snapper.

Nice fish Peter!!

Regards,

Bobby


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:02 pm 
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Hi Bobby!
yes, snapper is the most targeted fish in southern waters, specially victoria and south australia, the big ones found in spencer gulf, but we get our share of good sized fish here in port phillip bay, which is 195,000 square km.
so melbourne is the place to visit.
hope to meet up with you guys if any of you take a trip downunder.
regards.
Peter from downunder!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:58 am 
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I just may be in Melbourne mid next month.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:29 pm 
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Pack your fluffing camera NOW


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:27 pm 
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Hi Bobby.
If you are coming to melbourne mid next month we'd be glad to have you spend some time at our place and that will be a great excuse to get out on the water and bag some snapper,
I've got a great bunch of fellow aussie fishos who'd be real thrilled to meet
with like minded friends from across the world. we've all got boats and
are looking for the smallest excuse to head seawards.
let me know if your plans work out, and when you're coming etc'
regards
Peter from downunder.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:51 pm 
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Peter,

Could we see a pic that shows your boat from bow to stern?

Thanks.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:38 pm 
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g'day Rustam.
I've been called worse! for sure,
anyway she's a 18 footer half cabin [fibreglass] with two bunks in the cabin,
for when you feel like a nap and two padestal seats ,with forward steering
and a yamaha 115 hp engine on the back, she's aptly named Addiction'
regards.
Peter .
I can't seem to attach the photo, bloody computers'
will try on normal mail!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:53 pm 
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Oops! Sorry about that. :wink:

E-mail it to me or Bops and either one of us will put it up.

Thanks.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:05 pm 
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Rusty .. loks like ure preoccupied ...... with me


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:22 pm 
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Sure will Peter...however may not be able to make it Fishing, only reason I am going to Melbourne is because it's my wife's birthday on the 13th and she should be going to Melbourne at the time. I will be in Melbourne for 2 -3 days ony, would love to catch of for a Beer at least.

So if I go fishing I will loose all the Brownie points I would make flying to Melbourne :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:39 am 
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Hi Bobby.
Sure we'll catch up for a beer, understand the situation, but dinner at my place is a must. I've got a collection of fishing dvd's, which I'll have copies made for our friends in india, and hopefully we can figure a way to get it to them.
sending the photos by email.
regards.
Peter from downunder.


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OK Peter, thanks for understanding and very kind invitation. Dinner definately at your place


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:28 am 
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BOBBY ... pics please .... not quizzes


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Here are some pictures of Peters boat.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:21 pm 
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Thanks Peter. Dinky little boat you have there.

Is there a specific term for those rod holders in the last pic?

Rustam


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:11 pm 
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g'day Rustam.
naa, we just refer to them as rod holders, that particular set i invented myself and made up in my garage,[ after some time at the ramp studying the differant innovative inventions you come across,] aussies are typically
'do it your self ' blokes and they come up with some pretty amazing stuff,
every bloke tries to do something differant, and you can have an amusing
evening down at the ramps[where the boats are launched].
i have since had stainless steel rod holders made up professionally by
a local shop,and changed the engine,from a evinrude to a yahama in 115hp.about a year or so ago.
bagged another three at Barry's place down the road today ,all were a good 120 mts away.
regards, and talk to you soon.
Peter from down under.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:58 pm 
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bagged another three at Barry's place down the road today ,all were a good 120 mts away.


That's a bit of a verbotten subject here but damn good shooting.

Time you joined up on IFG. Plenty of punters who would like to talk that subject there.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:33 pm 
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For Peter:

Hi guys.
yesterday I got a call from youne [my Vietnamese tackle shop friend] and he asked me to come out on his boat with him, I picked him up from the shop and we eventually got to the ramp about 7.30pm, the sea was pretty rough and we punched through some big waves on the way out with the sun setting fast on our right,[ see photo]

We anchored in the same area I checked out last Saturday and with our rods baited up with Tommy ruff'/ silver whiting / and pilchards/ up to 8" long , on sliding two hook rigs, with running pea sinkers, we watched the sun disappear as we threw out some chopped pilchards to ground bait the general area.
It had started to settle down [the waves] and the tide was running out and our lines were getting sucked to our left, at last light[dusk] when I noticed one of my rods nod a couple of times, from experience I knew that a snapper was trying to swallow the Tommy ruff which was quite thick , I gently took the rod out of the rod holder and got ready, in a second I saw the line tighten up and I struck twice and all hell broke loose, the rod buckled over and the reel screamed in protest as the line spewed out and I felt the weight of the snapper which head butted' all the way, he had taken a lot of line and I realised I did not have a lot of line on my reel so I 'thumbed' the spool and eventually turned him just in time of getting spooled.
I fought him back to the boat and he eventually was in the net and hoisted aboard, great fun I must say and you never tire of the feeling , we than took a couple of photos, and my friend fowl hooked a toddler which we also photographed and sent back to go call his dad! No, his dad didn’t show but the sea lice came on the chew and cleaned up our baits in short order, every half hour our baits being reduced to skeletons being picked clean [ this only happen towards midnight.
My friend caught up on some shut eye while I kept a sharp eye on the rods, and amused myself catching garfish by hanging a foot long tube light over the side in one hand and the net in the other, I threw all back[no I did not kiss them like Rex Hunt, have you'll heard of him?] and at about midnight we packed up and called it a day , headed in and headed home, the two fish were the snapper I caught last week[the date is wrong as I’m hopeless with such stuff and wasn’t even aware the date was wrong] the photos in the hunting coat were from last night on Youne's boat! hope you'll enjoy the story!

Regards to all.

Peter the Fisherman!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:11 pm 
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Thanks again, Peter.

Your posts are proving to be a fun read. :mrgreen:

Rustam


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Hi Peter.. I must add i am enjoying all this reading as well... Regards,
Vishal Gonsalves


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:43 am 
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Thanks Vishal,
I appreciate the feed back,
What sort of fishing are you involved in?
Do you know any People from Asansol,I wen't to St Vincents there and there were
a family of teachers with the same name as you,
Regards.
Peter.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:49 am 
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Hi Rustom.
Thanks once again for the feedback.
shall look up the other site and join soon,
meanwhile tell me a bit about yourself.
Talk to you soon.
regards.
Peter from downunder.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:30 pm 
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Hi Peter,

Very nice pics. Hope to see more in your own boat as well as on other's boats also.

Cheers,
apoo


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Hey Peter, my Old man was at St. Vincents too..


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:33 pm 
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Hi gav'.
glad to know your ol'man is also an x-St Vincent's school guy.
ya'know,when i was there ,I used to make my own hooks
out of pins,and cut bamboo and make rods, and used to use ducks feathers for floats [after chasing the school ducks around the school tank for a donation,much to their dismay! ].
I'd than go down to the edges of the 4/10 field and dig for worms, armed with my makeshift gear i'd head for the school tank which drew me like a magnet, knowing fully well that the
whole area was out of bounds, which meant that i'd get six of the best on stage in the study hall, IF i got caught!
there was a thick hedge around the tank ,which was deep and had a lot of katla ,rohu, and mirgal in it,
there was an overflow drain running to the tank at ground level,
and i figured if i crawled in the drain [which was concrete and
most times dry except during the monsoons] i'd excape detection by any of the brothers or teachers, who could see
across towards the tank in passing along th road further down, i'd than come up on the inside of the hedge and overlooking the water,i never got caught, and i did catch a few good fish to 1/2kg, which i thought was massive ,and tasted 'oh' so good, after all i was in boarding school and in class 7 at the time,
though the bearers who attended our meals, made a few four anna bribes off me , i thought it was a good deal considering
the fish were cleaned, deep fried and secretly given to me at
dinner time,to share with my table mates,
i've come a long way since those days, but struggling to land a fish on a four metre long line on a bamboo stick,while hoping i did not get caught,[ i could hear my heart pounding madly] was the thrill i'll always remember
like it was yesterday!
I guess it's called getting hooked on fishing!!!!!
bye for now,and my salaams to your old man.
Peter from downunder.


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Thanks for that amazing story Peter.. Those are some things that u will remember ur entire life !! :P


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