The curious case of lower Marybyrnong eel!

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jewel90
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The curious case of lower Marybyrnong eel!

Postby jewel90 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:29 pm

It was May 2018. Took a lot of chicken bits and pieces and set up the rods under the shepherd bridge. Didn't get any substantial bites for hours and when i was frustrated, threw the chickens in the river and decided to go, in just 5 mins something really heavy stared taking the bait. It was nothing but a mighty eel!( thought it was a deadly sea snake at first)
Then tried to reel it in but bad luck as i brought it on the rock wall, it cut off the line and dissappeared inside the rocks. It was almost 45-50 cm. Cant take a picture as i was struggling alone in the dark and the bloody eel was heavy and dancing crazy!



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Re: The curious case of lower Marybyrnong eel!

Postby Texas » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:00 pm

Salt water there ??
They get much bigger in the salt
Prefer smaller freshwater myself
Been told they're good gummy bait
Keep trying, you'll get a good fish
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Re: The curious case of lower Marybyrnong eel!

Postby Bayrock » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 pm

Amazing creatures. As adults they migrate from the sea up the same rivers they were born in to breed

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Re: The curious case of lower Marybyrnong eel!

Postby jewel90 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:19 pm

Lower yarra and nong has a good number of these creatures. I wont take them as a feed even if i get one. They contain high mercury/industrial waste.


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