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PostSubject: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:21 pm

hey all
just letting you know im going fishing...........for cichlids!!!!!!!!!!!! yay

suposedly there is a place called hazelwood pondage wich is used as a cooling resivor for one of the power stations over there. so the water stays at a 26c or higher. (im going that way anyway because my mother in law lives out there)
suposedly there are red devils/ convicts/ the odd jd/ and some sort of hybrid tilipia

from what i have read corn and bacon work best.

when i get back i will be sure to post some pics of what i catch.
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:19 pm

Look forward to seeing your pics bg - hope you dont just end up with an old booot and a supermarket shopping trolley Smile

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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:09 pm

Ohh, I wish I was going with you bg. Sounds a great way to spend a day. Look forward to seeing pics of what you catch.
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:32 am

Diana wrote:
Look forward to seeing your pics bg - hope you dont just end up with an old booot and a supermarket shopping trolley

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:21 am

I am hoping that in Oz they dont have to deal with such things and all the fish will be swimming around bathed in sunshine and in crystal clear waters.

I do hope my illusions dont get shattered. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:50 pm

Well hopefully bg will be on soon and out you out of your misery!! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:09 pm

lol.!!!!!!!!!
hey all
no i didnt catch a boot. but i did catch a hat.
last night was no good for fishing. tooooo windy
this morning was great i caught a red devil (that i through back)and a hat in 2 hours then had to go back to my mother in laws.

but!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this arvo i took my other half to see the place and thought i would try to find the so called secret hidden spot......... we found it

hundreds of them!!!!!! i didnt even have to cast all we did was put our hooks with corn in the water and bang bang bang the little blighters were on.

so all up we caught 1 red devil, 2 convicts, and 3 others im not 100% sure could be cross breeds/hybrids.

im keeping these guys!!!!
i have got a tub at home waiting.....
they are all still small max size of about 10cm.

i will post photos about this time tommorow.
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:16 pm

WOW!!! How amazing just to be able to go out and catch your own cichlids!

Look forward to seeing the pics of them bg, you must be really pleased Smile Are you going to put them in a q tank or just put them straight in your tank?

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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:13 am

Well done matey. sounds like you had a great day.

I bet the hughlight of the day was catching that rare breed 'Soggybattered Hatticus' Did you keep that! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:03 am

lol!!!! didnt keep the SB' hatticus to big to fit in my bucket.

these guys will be going into there own Q tub for now and after that i will probably still keep them in there own tank.

but i know where to go to get more!!!!!!!!

i want to try and get a few more devils. some you see at the fish shops are mainly white. the guys i caught are realy realy red!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:36 am

Cant wait to see some of your great photos bg Smile

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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:29 pm

hey guys heres a taste of what i caught this red devil i through back in for another day.
the ones i have kept i will post soon as im waiting to recharge my batteries and take a few better pics.



oh by the way is this a new smily??????? lol!!!! i never saw that one b4 it made me laugh
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:53 pm

No, not new bg, but you never know when it might come in handy!! Smile

Thats a great looking fish bg - and a good size too!

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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:09 pm

wow lovely fish
you picked it up No your braver than me.lol
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:16 pm

lol..
i had to handle all the fish i caught.... these guys definatly have teeth
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:37 pm

Are the ones you kept as big as the red devil above bg? How amazing that you can just go and fish them out of your local river!!

Is munchycarrot still on here? She used to have cichlids (still does??? dunno ), but I bet she would love to be able to do that Smile
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:32 pm

the ones i kept are roughly the same size some a little bit smaller.
after a bit of home work i actualy bran ghome 5 red devils as the juvies havnt coloured up yet. they kinda look like firemouths atm but suposedly will colour up..

so looks like i will have to go back in a few weeks to get some convicts and others.

also iherd there are blue zebra cichlids in there too...

im just glad my Q tub is bigger than my 2 small tanks
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:39 pm

Wow bg, amazing!!!

I have 100's chez, lol. they are breeding all the time, drives me mad Smile

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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:21 pm

Do you still sell the fry MC?? I think you used to do that didnt you?
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:37 pm

hey guys thought id update this as i went fishing at hazelwood again.
this time i went better equiped with a bait net and smaller hooks.

damn there were hundreds of red devils. some convicts, didnt see any tilapia.

and one monster carp!!! lol nearly broke my rod...

this photo is early morning when the air is cool there is a natural fog above the water.


this is at least 20 red devils chasing one that had been hooked thinking it had food


this is the monster carp that almost broke my rod


im not sure what this was but it looked like a red devil but it was blue with stripes???(i think this is a tilapia)


this is one of the red devils in quarantine


i also caught a heap of red devils @ about 1-5cms in the bait fish net.

all fish were thrown back today
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PostSubject: Re: wild cichlid fishing trip in aus!!!!!!!!   Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:49 pm

great pics B.G that looks like it was a very fruitful fishing trip,
must have been very enjoyable.



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