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stevel

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« on: April 29, 2018, 03:18:53 pm »
Headed to Triabunna last Wednesday for a feed of flatties.
Stopped at one of our marks just north of shellfish lease for a couple of cod. As we arrived noticed activity on surface , turned out to be two killer whales breaking the surface.
They stayed around us for about half an hour before heading south in the passage.
We headed down past Return point after that and managed a reasonable feed of sand flatties - some up to 40+ . Quite a few 30 to 32 cm so good stocks for next year.

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 06:11:45 pm »
That's interesting stuff there Steve, some awesome pictures aswell. I'm glad they didn't visit us while diving there Wednesday.


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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 08:07:51 pm »
They have showed up a few times over the last few years in Mercury passage.

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 09:32:21 pm »
We came across three across the top of the island a few years ago Steve. We werenít as close as you were though. Magnificent creatures thumbsup1

Did you go out the river think1

Itís starting to close in round the SE sandbags. Went out this morning with a high tide and towards the end had 1.3m under the boat. Came back in after lunch and had 900mm

When it was originally dredged there was over 2m of water.

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 09:01:21 am »
Hi Nick headed out from Triabunna ramp, used Orford in summer with my boat and was surprised at how shallow it was after all that work.
Whales were amazing, logged details with Parks whale watch.
Steve

 

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