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Hello, I live in Barjarg N E Vic Australia where we have two large Lakes full of Murray Cod and some big Carp not as big as some in the UK.
I was born in Winchester UK in 1946, and grew up in Butts Green in Lockerley where I fished the Dunn and caught my first fish a Grayling with 4lb line wrapped around a bit of wood from a bridge.
After I was invalided out of the Royal Marines I joined the Merchant Navy and met my now wife of over 50 years on a cruise After her 16 day cruise I asked her to marry me she said if you come back to Australia I will. So that is why I am in Aus but deep down I am still English not an Ozy. My backyard
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Hello Wally
that has to be one of the most interesting introductions we've had, I look forward to hearing about your fishing exploits down under in the HDYGO thread, lots of photos please!
 

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Hello Wally,
As John (s63) said, really interesting introduction, great scenery in your picture!
Look forward to more pictures, they make a post so much better 👍.
 
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Welcome to the forum. An informative and interesting introduction is overdue so well done to you. Oz remains on my bucket list to visit . Love to see pics of some of your fish species.
 
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Nice pile of logs there, Wally.
Look forward to hearing about your angling exploits down under.
 

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Thanks for the welcome Lads, hoping to try my luck on Trout Friday in Lake Eildon. The Brown Trout are in close to the shore, I don't own a boat so the Rainbow's are too deep off shore. Average size are 2 - 4kg both species.
My outfits for nearly all of my fishing are a Daiwa 26 year old 8ft quiver tip 2 -5kg with a Daiwa BG 2500 spinning reel and 6lb Suffix advance Mono. This set up has even caught a Cod 76cm 8.3 kg.
The other is a Silstar 8ft 2 - 5kg nibbler tip, with a Penn Battle 11 3000 with 10lbs Suffix advance mono.
My rigs are paternoster with Bomb sinker and size 6 circle, or a running been sinker and size 6 circle hook.
Bait is only Worms, Yabbies and Shrimps nothing else.
1Kilo fish would be my average catch but a little heavier gear is used for the extra big one. Most of them I lose through bust offs and through their logs and cover.

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Welcome to FM. It will be nice to see a photo of a Murray Cod. Thats a big pile if toothpicks in your photo.
 

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I could of sworn John (S63) had just posted on this thread?

Did I imagine it?
 
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