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Unread 29-10-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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Not having chased the little greasybacks for some years, would I be correct in determining that Nov 5 would be as good a night as any to waste some battery acid ?
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the dark of the moon and a run out tide are the best times I find. They are already running at narrabeen lakes.
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Unread 29-10-2007, 11:20 PM   #3
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OK, I've never prawned before but when I went out fishing with Mr. Wong (Narra) last Monday morning at Narrabeen lakes, I found a lone prawn swimming in the water. Myself and another student caught it and it was pretty clear in clolour with a few greenish-brown spotches running along it. I think it was a greasyback. Maybe Narralakes can confirm this?

Just hope this would help you to say that some sort of prawn is in Narrabeen lake.
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Unread 29-10-2007, 11:28 PM   #4
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Alex, once upon a time, believe it or not, Narra Lake was a reliable and popular prawning spot - although I haven't had that much success there, I've a couple of friends who've taken their 9 litre bucket full in one evenings session.

I was thinking more along the lines of the Tuggerah lakes system, with limited depth of water at the entrance they might just be packed into the runnout like sardines in tomato sauce.
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Alex, once upon a time, believe it or not, Narra Lake was a reliable and popular prawning spot - although I haven't had that much success there, I've a couple of friends who've taken their 9 litre bucket full in one evenings session.

I was thinking more along the lines of the Tuggerah lakes system, with limited depth of water at the entrance they might just be packed into the runnout like sardines in tomato sauce.
I think your timing is good George. I have caught them in decent numbers at long jetty and the entrance.

If you change your mind re Narrabeen give me a holler as I'd be glad to keep you company
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Unread 30-10-2007, 07:20 PM   #6
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Now you have me thinking, Berowra had some good Prawns years ago on the flats above the Ferry, and in some of the bays lower down. Run out tide and no moon is the go, November is a good time to start looking, throw in a couple of crabs as well and you have a good night. November the 5th you reckon, might have to multitask the spotlight and they taste better than Rabbit!!!!!!

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... and they taste better than Rabbit!!!!!!
... or duck
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george i fished up the entrance way for them last run.

this is what i took just on my own standing in the one spot for a coupla hours.

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bit over a kg ill be up again for the next one
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Tasty looking suckers Col - my neighbour wants to use the boat so we go looking for them and not wait for them to come to us - it'll be different
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actually i was thinking how good it would have been to sit there in a boat!

i tell u what though
take a couple of rods to put a few out live
or even the fly rod and some gurglers etc
the boofing of bream eating prawns off the top was unbelieveable
it was deafening and so constant. it was driving me nuts!
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Unread 30-10-2007, 10:26 PM   #11
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actually i was thinking how good it would have been to sit there in a boat!

i tell u what though
take a couple of rods to put a few out live
or even the fly rod and some gurglers etc
the boofing of bream eating prawns off the top was unbelieveable
it was deafening and so constant. it was driving me nuts!
... and when you're waist deep there's always the swirl of a big fish nearby to get the hairs on your arms standing on end

a live one or two out is always the way Col - doesn't matter if its nippers or prawns
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Alex, once upon a time, believe it or not, Narra Lake was a reliable and popular prawning spot - although I haven't had that much success there, I've a couple of friends who've taken their 9 litre bucket full in one evenings session.
I've always known that there was a prawn run in Narra lakes, but as to how strong, what species or how fequent it was I was unsure. The sight of that lone prawn has inspired me to do a certain kind of fishing in the lakes, but not prawning.
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"... or duck "


And Joe reckons I'm a cheeky bugger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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And Joe reckons I'm a cheeky bugger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Obviously there's a story behind the duck but we'll let Pedro tell that one, if he's not too old to remember
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A friend of mine was telling me that they used to keep the prawns alive in a big boiler filled with salt water. They then used to tip bourbon or scotch (whatever you like to drink) in the water with them.

The prawns ingest the alcohol and spew all their crap out.

When you boil them the flavour of the grog goes through them. He reckons they are great. I will have to go prawning soon to try them.

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They opened Lake Illawarra at Windang (Wollongong) a few months ago, so it would also be worth a try.

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