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Re: The day my hair turned grey....
« Reply #190 on: January 08, 2015, 09:16:14 PM »
There were bigger ones there....I could see their backs making a bow wave in the shallower ends of the ponds...they can get along at a fair clip and a put up a decent struggle on the line....voracious.

I was hoping to catch Redfin, I have caught a few down the bottom end of the creek just before it pours into the Goulburn River....they're not as smart as trout who headed to the river weeks/months ago.





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Re: The day my hair turned grey....
« Reply #191 on: January 09, 2015, 06:14:07 PM »
Here's the link for where I took those pics on the hill showing around the compass....

http://www.google.com.au/maps/place/37%C2%B016'09.8%22S+145%C2%B012'38.6%22E/@-37.269376,145.210711,325m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0!5m1!1e1



Here is the bridge I stopped at.....

http://www.google.com.au/maps/place/37%C2%B012'42.0%22S+145%C2%B013'52.7%22E/@-37.211674,145.231309,325m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0
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Re: The day my hair turned grey....
« Reply #192 on: January 09, 2015, 07:05:13 PM »
Chris,

I have one piece rods for the trout. How to transport those puppies on a bike...

Maybe make a holder and attach to one side and have them hang out the back?

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Re: The day my hair turned grey....
« Reply #193 on: January 09, 2015, 07:32:17 PM »
Depends on how long they are Jock...you may have to spend some moola.

I use a telescopic when on the bike (and hand lines) which will even fit in my IT's toolbag...including the reel.

Two piece kids rods are fine for trout.....I went through the whole gamut of coarse fishing rods, wasting hundreds and hundreds of dollars. I found the $30-$60 mark works best.

Telescopic ones are hard to find as not many are made to last long after Christmas.



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Re: The day my hair turned grey....
« Reply #194 on: January 09, 2015, 07:33:47 PM »

Telescopic ones are hard to find as not many are made to last long after Christmas.



Yeah, telescopic are rubbish.

Might have to get a good 2 piece.

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« Reply #195 on: January 09, 2015, 07:39:25 PM »
Chris. Always enjoy reading about your exploits over summer. Cheers

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Re: The day my hair turned grey....
« Reply #196 on: January 09, 2015, 07:55:41 PM »
Chris. Always enjoy reading about your exploits over summer. Cheers



Thanks. I have the fever now mate...stay tuned, I'm off again tomorrow. There's plenny rain about at the moment and that makes some spots just perfect for fever's.

Oz is a big country and surprisingly few people have seen it so I don't mind sharing where I can go...trouble is I prefer shitty puddles and old holes in the ground where no-one really goes.

.......just lovin' this DR.  ;)




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Re: Re: The day my hair turned grey....
« Reply #197 on: January 09, 2015, 08:03:02 PM »




Thanks. I have the fever now mate...stay tuned, I'm off again tomorrow. There's plenny rain about at the moment and that makes some spots just perfect for fever's.

Oz is a big country and surprisingly few people have seen it so I don't mind sharing where I can go...trouble is I prefer shitty puddles and old holes in the ground where no-one really goes.

.......just lovin' this DR.  ;)




Cheers,
Chris.

Sounds great Chris.. Travel safely and I look forward to reading what you got up to.. Cheers

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Re: The day my hair turned grey....
« Reply #198 on: January 09, 2015, 08:23:52 PM »
Here's a clue..... :D :D



You can see the tape I used for a good seal on the ball, has rolled...... ::)






No way that puppy was gonna come out..... >:(





Took the rubber wheel out, pressed out the old ball and found a very close fitting driving range ball....being lost, I suspect it's newer.  :D

Rubber wheel from a fibreglass chopper gun hammered back in......





Intake pipe fitted........






Pretty simple pump that moves 1.5 litres a go......





Cost me diddly so it's already paid for itself!


 ;D ;D


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Re: The day my hair turned grey....
« Reply #199 on: January 11, 2015, 09:55:55 PM »
Well I have been away for a coupla' days looking.... ;D

The first day was when I spent many many hours deep in the bowels of the ubiquitous dot VIC dot Gov dot AU juggernaut. This was primarily to stop myself from being a very naughty boy. This gold prospecting business is fraught with danger, there are rules at every corner.

Straight up, I got myself a Miner's Right so I don't get hauled off to court if caught....that cost only $33 for two years...online too.

Found there is also many anomalies between Mining maps, Govt. maps, Melways maps, Fishing maps, Travel maps and Google maps. Trying to identify particular streams is the worst closely followed by unsealed roads....sealed roads weren't far behind either!

Planned to go up north again on saturday (yesty) as there's been heaps of rain in the area that I want to prospect....but had a crap sleep friday night and decided not to ride up there being tired.....I'm blamin' dot vic and co.

The last few times I've tried prospecting it has been too dry to do any favourable extraction...not to mention the ambient heat. But heavy rains across the northern-central district (Bendigo had flash floods friday) will mean a fresh flush of the creeks....and there'd be water remaining,

So, I got away this morning and was soon at my fave spot for an egg and bacon sanga at Tooboruc General Store. Lovely farmy type of meal.

Few burps, pick of the teeth and ciggie in the morning sun, (it was nice to soak the country view)....but traffic was building, lots of jetskis in tow heading for Eppalock. They are idiots as wallopers have been unseen..... :o

I soon turned off the highway and headed through the small farms along the short sealed section.... 8) 8)

This place is amazing, a sign proclaims "derelict aeroplane museum"...which has been swamped by signs telling you to p_ss off! There's a dozen or so HQ and HX and the odd Ford ute parked about the place too....sorry, but with the morning sun I could see jack schitt in the view finder so pics going in are a bit hit and miss..... ::)







Plenty of interesting things to see along the way, glad I pulled the camera out back at Tooby (Tooboruc)....this looks like some kind of 19th century traction engine/machine tucked away in a log shed deep in a field.....





Would have been the ducks guts back in it's heyday....







This area basically died about 1910 when not only had the gold dwindled but farming technology was improving and fences appeared....WWI then took a lot of the able bodies away...most forever.

Soon I was into the southern end of the state forest near Costrefield...hehe...colloquial name for a place with trees that the government owns still.

Said forest and roads....as you can see isn't "a freakin' jungle" by any stretch ::)





Today I was gonna go to a spot that intrigued me on google maps...hadn't spotted it till I was cross referencing place names from historical stories with various maps. Had to go there.

I entered at the south of the forest and was heading for the north/west end...should be fun. Here's where I'm heading (click satellite for something to see).....

http://www.google.com.au/maps/place/36%C2%B042'32.1%22S+144%C2%B050'10.2%22E/@-36.708919,144.836166,655m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0!5m1!1e1




Great fun ride, and didn't take a wrong turn anywhere (I've looked at sooooo many maps). Plenty of puddles and the whole inside of some corners were a lake in some surprise areas.....two days after rain and the place has sprung fresh colour aplenty. Saw many a wallaby and some roos bounding away from the road...it's the ones bounding towards the road that you have to be mindful of though.

These can sneak up on you with tree shadows across the road everywhere, some have these marker posts.... 8)




Thinning trees told me I was nearing my quadrant and sure enough the "google spot" could be seen high up on my left....I bee lined for it.





Chug chug chug I went up the hill over seemingly endless banks....






I eventually got to the top....nothing made sense yet....







But they do collect-channel water..... ???






Here's the strange bit that has me befuddled, the last bank at the end of it's arc is still very soft...first attempt the rear wheel just sunk into a hole.... :o







And yet a 100m away along the same mound or bank is very old...... ???






Seems to me that over an extended period of time the very top of this pretty steep little hill has been taken off....but only the first three or four feet of dirt. There is still plenty of old trees growing within it all but there are some piles of dozered tree stumps....some fair sized trees are growing within very old dozer tracks...still evident on the ground which suggests it has driven on freshly exposed earth long ago.

I took some soil scrapes and headed off back into some "sharp" country.

My plan was to trek cross country away from the three or four roads that are mainly used within the forest. There also is a myriad of old tracks from as far back as 1850 to the early 1900's. But I wanted to go to where no-one has ventured, deep into short gullies with sharp rises each side...where the chance of cascading water has carved fresh paths in old beds.

Riding was pretty good, keeping my bearings and not running into blind alleys was quite easy...mind you there was a lot of quick foot-downs along the way. Best thing was the feeling of maybe trekking where no one else has.... ;D

Some good thing to see along the way too, these Black boys I've written about on here before but these ones are ancient. They only grow and inch a year, they are the perennial survivor of fires......









The seed stalk only appears in good times, these would be from the drought break three year back....





Very impressive old buggers.....






Looks like Dad's givin' son some what-for..... :D





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