If you are a youngster just starting out on a life time of fishing, remember fresh live bait is always preferred by fish , if you cant get fresh and alive then get the next best thing, remember to that it sometimes takes effort to find your fresh bait whether its worms or yabbies or in this case wood grubs.
These grubs are found in trees often at the end of their lives and you can often see holes on the outside of the tree where some of the grubs have already left, the grubs have a flat head unlike the Bardi grub which is more rounded and of course they are found in holes in the ground under some Gum trees .
No matter the kind of fish you are after fresh is best .
Travis Dowling from fisheries has assured me that the hatchery at Snobs Creek are to attempt to breed River Blackfish along with other troubled fish such as Trout Cod, this is good news maybe at long last the Blackfish will get the recognition they deserve.
This does not mean that I have given up on a southern hatchery I am just please there are finally experts who put their knowledge to the problems surrounding this fish, I wish them well.
Its way past time that we got serious about saving this fish as you can see its been going on for to long.
1919 blackfish study
UPDATE: I went back to the Cooriemungle creek after heavy rain today and found the creek flooded, if I was standing there right now I would be under water .
This is the bridge where I recorded the video below , this water is bound for the southern ocean where it serves no purpose , you would think it would be better kept in the river to support blackfish and platypus , but due to heavy erosion from past clearing of the Heystbury forest it is so silted up that most of this water will not be there in a few short months.
below is some pictures of the clearing of the land in the catchment of this creek , I know this because i was on a farm cleared in the 1960 and saw this first hand.
We did this to the creek with bulldozers and stump jump ploughs , so we can fix it and I dont know why something hasn’t been done to date.
If people are serious about saving native animals such as the blackfish and platypus then here is a golden opportunity to do just that , having endless rounds of meetings and sending text to each other will do nothing to fix the situation.
I visited the Cooriemungle creek recently and found not much has changed , this creek once held blackfish and platypus but not anymore.
I have repeatedly asked the overseers of these rivers and creeks for action and none has been forthcoming .
for those who want more info you can call me on 0407843998.
Question do Blackfish like black crickets :
Well check out this video.
Once again I have found broken glass bottles, and as was the case last time they were in a place where children could have easily walked on them , just think of the damage these could do to a child’s foot.
I picked these up and disposed of them like the people who put them there should have, there are bins only a hundred metres away right near the top of the boat ramp.
Today I received a telephone call from the Cobden coast times , the reporter was after a comment about a fish kill at Bullen Merri of which I knew nothing so I set off to have a look and sure enough there is a fish kill caused by oxygen starvation due to ongoing blue-green algae blooms , I have warned about this happening and I am not happy about being proved right.
Inaction by the bureaucrats over many years have led us to this and I fear we will see many more in the future if we don’t take action now.
There were unconfirmed reports of two Bass dead as well as brown trout.