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Reply #10 - Jan 29th, 2020 at 12:07am

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Decided on the weekend to put a bit of effort into this marron escapade, so parked the car where I got that one the previous week, then hiked a kilometre through dense bush. Found a fantastic stretch of water with a shallow bay for swimming and plenty of deeper sections I figured would hold marron. Or redfin perch. I caught zip. Flicked a lure around for a while in the afternoon and then set the nets about an hour before dark. Got one undersize marron. Starting to lose a bit of faith in my local river. Planning a quick trip to where I got 6 in a night last year as a last gasp effort as the season closes in a week and it's probably cheaper just to buy the things from a farm  Grin
Was my first go at hiking into a campsite and learnt a few things from it. Swags are not hiking beds. Leave the foldup chairs at home (there was plenty of rocks to sit on). Source a bag for the nets. Purchase a smaller cooking device. The effort was all worth it though to find a nearly untouched section of river
 
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Reply #11 - Jan 29th, 2020 at 10:51am

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Looks a nice spot. I'm sure it was a good little adventure even without catching a feed. Hopefully you with bag a few next trip.
 
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Reply #12 - Feb 7th, 2020 at 9:30am

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A bit late getting this up, but spent 2 nights at a spot I went to last year. Got 6 on night 1 and 7 on night 2. All good size, plenty for a feed in the bush and was able to bring 10 home. Happy days
 
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Reply #13 - Feb 7th, 2020 at 9:34am

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Wow, well done.

When I ever get over to the west I hope it is in Marion season so I can give them a try.
 

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After that win last week, did a mad dash into the same spot on the last night of the season on Tuesday. Timed the drive at an hour, spent about 2 and a half hours fishing, then home by 11pm with 4 marron. There was plenty of big marron about, but they were easily spooked so had to be pretty stealthy. No jumbos in this lot, all were just over the size limit.
So I was pretty happy with how the season ended for me and have a spot I can hopefully rely on next year.
 
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Derek wrote on Feb 7th, 2020 at 9:34am:
Wow, well done.

When I ever get over to the west I hope it is in Marion season so I can give them a try.


They're very tasty. Like a mild rock lobster. I prefer to eat them fresh so tend to share them around a bit with friends and family who can't get out to catch their own. I have 2 I pre boiled in the fridge at the moment which I might freeze just to see how they go.
 
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Reply #16 - Feb 7th, 2020 at 11:11am

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Should be no reason why they don’t freeze well.  Rock Lobsters freeze well.
 

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Good to see Tad; looks like you had a few good feeds.
 
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