April, Portland, BFT

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Re: April, Portland, BFT

Post by 4liters » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:21 pm

Wolly Bugger wrote:
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When the boats run over the lines, I guess it is accidental due to being too close or do they do it deliberately!
I reckon some of them come close when they see someone has hooked up, thinking that there's likely a school of fish in the vicinity and hoping to hook something as well. So I don't think they're deliberately trying to cut someone's line (the guys who've had run-ins with Matt Hunt may disagree) but there's certainly a lack of respect for other fishermen and a degree of selfishness involved.
It is very difficult to see the angle of the fishing line so the fish could be anywhere if it is a barrel.
Which is why the decent thing to do is to steer clear imo
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Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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Re: April, Portland, BFT

Post by rb85 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:02 pm

4liters wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:39 pm
April Fool wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:08 am
When the boats run over the lines, I guess it is accidental due to being too close or do they do it deliberately!
I reckon some of them come close when they see someone has hooked up, thinking that there's likely a school of fish in the vicinity and hoping to hook something as well. So I don't think they're deliberately trying to cut someone's line (the guys who've had run-ins with Matt Hunt may disagree) but there's certainly a lack of respect for other fishermen and a degree of selfishness involved.
Theres quite a few who have had run ins with Matt from what I understand.

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Re: April, Portland, BFT

Post by Nude up » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:09 pm

This happens all the time when you hook up get on the radio and warn the other boats but you need to give them your location it’s a big ocean we put our lights on, and watch for other boats. I would love to go to Portland atm a friend snagged 2 over 100 kg last week but I am in Sydney on training till mid june

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Re: April, Portland, BFT

Post by 4liters » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:50 am

rb85 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:02 pm
4liters wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:39 pm
April Fool wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:08 am
When the boats run over the lines, I guess it is accidental due to being too close or do they do it deliberately!
I reckon some of them come close when they see someone has hooked up, thinking that there's likely a school of fish in the vicinity and hoping to hook something as well. So I don't think they're deliberately trying to cut someone's line (the guys who've had run-ins with Matt Hunt may disagree) but there's certainly a lack of respect for other fishermen and a degree of selfishness involved.
Theres quite a few who have had run ins with Matt from what I understand.
The incident I heard about was when he ran over someone’s line while they were on a barrel so they tracked him down at the pub later in the evening and beat the **** out of him
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: April, Portland, BFT

Post by Wolly Bugger » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:58 am

4liters wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:50 am
rb85 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:02 pm
4liters wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:39 pm
April Fool wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:08 am
When the boats run over the lines, I guess it is accidental due to being too close or do they do it deliberately!
I reckon some of them come close when they see someone has hooked up, thinking that there's likely a school of fish in the vicinity and hoping to hook something as well. So I don't think they're deliberately trying to cut someone's line (the guys who've had run-ins with Matt Hunt may disagree) but there's certainly a lack of respect for other fishermen and a degree of selfishness involved.
Theres quite a few who have had run ins with Matt from what I understand.
The incident I heard about was when he ran over someone’s line while they were on a barrel so they tracked him down at the pub later in the evening and beat the **** out of him
BASHING a person is so wrong. As it just promotes the tit for tat until someone either gets killed or seriously injured.

Regardless of Matts alleged behaviour those guys deserve a prison sentence.

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Re: April, Portland, BFT

Post by Wolly Bugger » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:30 pm

Last year we lost a fish. That took half spool. Not sure if it was a bite off or a boat ran over the line.

We did not know exactly where the fish was except it was somewhere in front of the boat at 1 to 3 o'clock.



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Re: April, Portland, BFT

Post by rb85 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:37 pm

Wolly Bugger wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:58 am
4liters wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:50 am
rb85 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:02 pm
4liters wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:39 pm
April Fool wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:08 am
When the boats run over the lines, I guess it is accidental due to being too close or do they do it deliberately!
I reckon some of them come close when they see someone has hooked up, thinking that there's likely a school of fish in the vicinity and hoping to hook something as well. So I don't think they're deliberately trying to cut someone's line (the guys who've had run-ins with Matt Hunt may disagree) but there's certainly a lack of respect for other fishermen and a degree of selfishness involved.
Theres quite a few who have had run ins with Matt from what I understand.
The incident I heard about was when he ran over someone’s line while they were on a barrel so they tracked him down at the pub later in the evening and beat the **** out of him
BASHING a person is so wrong. As it just promotes the tit for tat until someone either gets killed or seriously injured.

Regardless of Matts alleged behaviour those guys deserve a prison sentence.
Agree 100% it's neanderthal type behaviour, if people cannot resolve their differences with a conversation theres serious issues at hand. Matt Hunt from what I gather has been in a few situations not sure why don't know the bloke at all could be his high profile father and tall poppy syndrome don't really care being violent is not the answer.

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Re: April, Portland, BFT

Post by rb85 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:38 pm

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Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Last year we lost a fish. That took half spool. Not sure if it was a bite off or a boat ran over the line.
So you took it as dissapointing bad luck and didn't post crappy videos on social media poorly articulating your point or head butting anyone.

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Re: April, Portland, BFT

Post by Wolly Bugger » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:54 pm

rb85 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Wolly Bugger wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Last year we lost a fish. That took half spool. Not sure if it was a bite off or a boat ran over the line.
So you took it as dissapointing bad luck and didn't post crappy videos on social media poorly articulating your point or head butting anyone.


I was more cranky with my deckhand for not watching the rods, because it took a while before we realise that we had a fish on, but again it comes back to gaining experience.

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Re: April, Portland, BFT

Post by rb85 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:32 pm

Wolly Bugger wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:54 pm


I was more cranky with my deckhand for not watching the rods, because it took a while before we realise that we had a fish on, but again it comes back to gaining experience.
If the deckie was told to watch the rods at all times he must wear the blame



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