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Fishing spots at Gramps and Araps

Cookie
5/12/2008
4:52:43 PM
anyone know of any good fishing spots (and what sort of fishes are around) in gramps and or Araps, still planning the big trip (with hiring an instructor) and wouldnt mind either catching some dinner or take home booty. We arent sure where we want to climb yet, so if there is a good climbing spot with a good fishing spot nearby that would be ideal.

nmonteith
Online Now
5/12/2008
4:54:56 PM
You can catch leeches in the fire dam at Arapiles or salted land-cod (stumpy lizards) on the salt plains.

Cookie
5/12/2008
5:00:46 PM
erm... fish. you know the flappy things in water tat taste fantastic with a bit of dill.. leeches... only in thailand. as for lizard, i'd give that a crack, but not near camp toilets. :D
tastybigmac
5/12/2008
5:46:34 PM
water? in the wimmera? what-a silly thought!

wallwombat
5/12/2008
5:53:56 PM
When you are baking in the dust and flatness of the Wimmera, you will never have felt so far from a fishing spot in your life.

My advice is, go to a fish shop and take a photo of a big fish. Get that photo developed and take it with you.

tastybigmac
5/12/2008
7:40:10 PM
there are fish in portland however. simey may have had some close encounters with some of them on one of his surfing trips.

Cookie
5/12/2008
9:39:09 PM
seriously?! no fishslashwater? how crap (yes, i live in a bubble) :D

mick
5/12/2008
10:08:54 PM
there is a book available called fishing in the wimmera, but as previous posts indicate most of the spots are blue on the map only and haven,t had water for some years.

having said that some of the locals still find spots to fish.

I have a copy if you have trouble fning it

cheers
Mike

masterofrup
8/12/2008
8:30:54 AM
mt arapilies not so close to fishing but both taylors lake and wartook reservoir are within 25 min drive of various northern grampians climbing areas and are both fished regularly by locals I think you can camp at both. Wartook very pretty taylors lake not so. That is just about all the water options unless you head south.
kieranl
8/12/2008
9:02:52 PM
Also fishing in Lake Bellfield. A plus there is that boats with petroleum engines are not allowed so you won't be disturbed by them.

Cookie
9/12/2008
12:25:19 PM
On 8/12/2008 kieranl wrote:
>Also fishing in Lake Bellfield. A plus there is that boats with petroleum
>engines are not allowed so you won't be disturbed by them.

no noisy boats to scare away the fishes? i like that idea!! paddling out to enjoy a nice relaxing few hours of contemplation and line dangling = happyness

Paulie
10/12/2008
9:00:45 AM
A quick websearch turned up the following...

http://www.visitvictoria.com/displayobject.cfm/objectid.000360B3-129F-1A65-88CD80C476A90318/

http://www.ausfish.com.au/vforum/archive/index.php/t-96709.html

Last time I visited the lower Wimmera it resembled a salt marsh, but higher up the locals reckon there are good populations of Yellowbelly. There are also heaps of Brown Trout in and around the streams of Halls Gap etc ... take your flyrod.

Cookie
10/12/2008
9:49:33 AM
nice! thanks.

i've never eaten Yellowbelly, any good? or is it more of a sport fish, catch/release type scenario? i'm not too keen on trout, not even rainbow trout, but will eat it if i dont catch anything else :P.

nmonteith
Online Now
10/12/2008
9:55:55 AM
Call me the devil's advocate... but...

Why is it socially acceptable to kill animals in the wild when they are a fish? I've never quite 'got' the concept of fishing in National Parks.

The good Dr
10/12/2008
9:58:43 AM
On 10/12/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>Call me the devil's advocate... but...
>
>Why is it socially acceptable to kill animals in the wild when they are
>a fish? I've never quite 'got' the concept of fishing in National Parks.

I thought it was obvious, they p#@s, s&*t and f$%k in the ever dwindling water supply that we need to drink!!

Cookie
10/12/2008
10:10:07 AM

>Why is it socially acceptable to kill animals in the wild when they are
>a fish? I've never quite 'got' the concept of fishing in National Parks.

it's not just limited to national parks, i have fished in the ocean too.

i suppose you can put it two ways.
fishing is a sport (much like rock climbing) you get a bit of a high from catching something, especally if its something big enough to eat, much like you get a high from topping out on a climb. i'm not veggo, and eating what i kill, and only killing what i need to me seems perfectly acceptable. its not like i go out and catch 20 fish and let them all die. if i catch something i dont want or is too small back she goes.
and the second way....
Humans are hunters by nature, killing things is something that we do, we kill it and eat it, some people go out "pigging" and 'roo shooting' i dont think the slaughter is limited to fish. i do think tho, if you kill it, it needs to be used.

and before the question pops up, yes, if i lived on a farm and had my own livestock, i would slaughter my own sheepslashcow for sustenance, and i know, i think they are cute too... but tasty as well :)


nmonteith
Online Now
10/12/2008
10:13:57 AM
I just find it wierd that you can't catch kangaroos, lizards or birds - but fish are ok?

tnd
10/12/2008
10:35:22 AM
On 10/12/2008 Cookie wrote:
>fishing is a sport (much like rock climbing)...

Fishing a sport? Spare me! For that matter I don't consider climbing a sport - it's a pastime.

Cookie
10/12/2008
10:43:26 AM
On 10/12/2008 tnd wrote:
>On 10/12/2008 Cookie wrote:
>>fishing is a sport (much like rock climbing)...
>
>Fishing a sport? Spare me! For that matter I don't consider climbing a
>sport - it's a pastime.

they are both classified as sports...i call fishing relaxung and rockclimbing fun... but tomayto tomahto...

>I just find it wierd that you can't catch kangaroos, lizards or birds - but fish are ok?

there are some protected fishes too which you have to throw back, or you are only allowed to catch a certain size of.. you also need to get a fishing licence.. so its a little more regulated than just going out and killing willie nillie..

you can shoot deer and all sorts of wild things in america, not that i am condoning the gun crazyness.. but it happens.

widewetandslippery
10/12/2008
10:48:42 AM
I find it wierd that people with the mental illness vegetarianism sometimes eat fish.....

Lots of people want a cotton wool view of the world and fish somehow don't rank as high as a sharp clawed smelly koala bear.

Recreational fishing from what I have seen and read reports of is much more sustainable than other modes of hunting in a greater range of enviroments. Fishing regulations on most points are quite reasonable. In NSW they are talking about "marine park"ing the areas around Sydney thus highly restricting recreational fishing. Don't get me started on that one.


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