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General Chat / Re: Don't be stubborn, dial 000
« Last post by meppstas on Today at 12:22:34 pm »
Yes too close for comfort or sure.. won't be putting it off next time.. thumbsup1

cheers
Adrian
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General Chat / Re: Don't be stubborn, dial 000
« Last post by Paikea on Today at 10:35:43 am »
You are one lucky guy Adrian. Not everyone gets away with a turn like that.

I had a similar experience in Port Douglas, including the paddles with the big shock. (we should design and wear a "Cardiac Survivor" T Shirt.) No, I never want to go through that again. 7 days in the ICU at Cairns was enough followed by an ablation operation on the power plant when I got back to Sydney and a life time supply of medication to stop it happening again. All good now.

It does focus your mind on what is important.

Cheers

Paikea

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General Chat / Don't be stubborn, dial 000
« Last post by meppstas on July 16, 2019, 11:06:19 pm »
Well, finished up today taking an ambulance to the Burnie Hospital (60kms away)with chest and abdominal pains,, spent 5 hours in the emergency department and after a few x-rays was given the okay to head for home. Minor heart problems found so have to see specialist at Launceston at a later date & ultra sound on the abdomin this Friday.. Great service by the Tasmanian Ambulance Service, they arrived while Pam was still on the triple 0 call with the operator who really kept Pam calm.. The ambos were great as was the Burnie Emergency Staff.. A big thank you to our daughter Joanne for running Pam to Burnie as well as picking me up after being released from hospital.. Should have phoned the ambulance at 3:40am Monday when it was at it worst, Pam did suggest it but me being a little on the stubborn side said it would pass.. it didn't did it, so next time there will be no hesitation it will be an immediate 000 phone call... So guys, don't be like me, if you feel really crook don't hesitate to call the 000 number..

cheers
Adrian
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General Chat / It all started with a joke
« Last post by dikki on July 16, 2019, 06:18:11 pm »
What was the first thing Adam said to Eve when he saw her naked? you better stand back, I don't know how long it's gonna get.
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General Fishing Discussion and Information / Re: Too cold?
« Last post by rogun on July 13, 2019, 10:23:33 am »
Thanks for the heads up, I have been trying to get down there, but seems every time I manage to sort out a trip
something goes wrong, others cannot make it or the weather packs it in.
Will wait now i guess for the conditions to improve. fustrated1 fustrated1 
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General Fishing Discussion and Information / Re: Too cold?
« Last post by Sorell Phantom on July 12, 2019, 09:27:29 pm »
yeah still good for bluefin
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General Fishing Discussion and Information / Re: Too cold?
« Last post by rogun on July 11, 2019, 08:53:09 pm »
Hi,
Has anything interesting by way of the fishing been happening down the Neck ?
Cheers
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General Fishing Discussion and Information / Re: Too cold?
« Last post by Sorell Phantom on July 11, 2019, 07:58:19 pm »
That's interesting on water temp as Eaglehawk Neck still been 13.5 - 14.0
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General Fishing Discussion and Information / Re: Too cold?
« Last post by rogun on July 11, 2019, 01:15:14 pm »
I certainly am no expert, but the pattern for my experiences in Fredrick Henry are that just prior to winter and the waters cooling right down.
The flathead appear to move right in closer to shorelines and are reasonably easy to obtain.

Then as the temperature drops into winter proper, I find that I am venturing further down south past Betsy Island,
right down into deeper water to stay in touch with legal size fish.

Then for a period they appear to go very quiet, I am guessing that they move out to even deeper water.

The shallower waters in the bays back up in Fredrick Henry then give up reasonably large cod and other pesky bottom dwellers
around rocky bottom.

Maybe I should think about dragging the smoker out and trying some dirty old cod for a feed.
I have heard that they are quite palatable when smoked, but till now I have never bothered to try it.
Cheers   
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General Fishing Discussion and Information / Too cold?
« Last post by reddory on July 11, 2019, 11:03:04 am »
It's been pretty quiet on the forum of late; I guess no-one's out fishing much, so nothing to report.  Fresh water is out of bounds mostly, and the salt seems to be challenging at the moment.  I've had a couple of forays down the Huon estuary for almost no result: one keeper flathead in one case, and two that took me all morning in another.  Couldn't find a cocky salmon, calamari, pike etc. either; even the pesky little 'couta weren't there.

But I noticed the water temp is way down: nudging around 8 - 8.5 degrees only on my fishfinder.  That's back to olden time winter temps; haven't seen it much under 12 -13 or so for the past several winters. Chatting to Steve at the Fishing Connection on Tuesday, he said he'd had a similar blank day out on Frederick Henry Bay at the weekend, and noted it was barely 9 degrees there also.

So my question is: have the flathead and other inshore saltwater fish just gone doggo with the cold, or do they all move away to deeper water?  Any knowledge you have to share would be appreciated!
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