Cherry Thready with video

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Cherry Thready with video

#1 Post by Ads22 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:42 pm



Busted out the GT for a last minute trip this morning on the Fitzroy in Rockhampton. My wife was in need of a rest, so I ran the kids to school and decided to let her sleep while I fished for a couple of hours. After dropping the kids to school, I raced home, loaded the yak on the roof and was off. For the first time, I realised I had forgotten my paddle when I was half way there. Thankfully, it was all of 5 blocks or so to get home to get it! :lol:

Onto the river quickly, I worked through a handful of lures for an hour or so, working soft plastics and soft vibes. Finally I came to a 1/4oz TT Lures Switchblade in Orange Nightmare colour. Changing to a rest and small hop or small double hop movement, I finally hooked onto my first Thready. A good tussle ensued with the Pflueger Salt Finesse 30x handling it well on the Pflueger Trion 3-6kg rod.
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After working hard to keep patient, a solid thready came to the surface. There were a few tense moments trying to land the fish, but finally I landed my first King Threadfin in the yak. Happy days!
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I realised then that I had no knife on me, but luckily my iki spike was in the hatch. I wasn't sure of the right spot, but an educated guess saw the fish subdued quickly. The fish went 84.5cm and came home for dinner. I hung around for another 1.5 hours but only had one further hit that didn't hook up.

I was home by 1pm after chatting to some guys at the ramp.
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A last minute decision led to my first yak Thready. Stoked!

Cheers and Happy Fishing!

Adam
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Re: Cherry Thready with video

#2 Post by rocky » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:08 pm

Great work Adam, congrats on first Thready. The colour in the river looks cleaner than when we were up there earlier in the year.

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Re: Cherry Thready with video

#3 Post by rocketV » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:53 pm

What a rippa, well done mate :cool:
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#4 Post by Leper » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:33 pm

Very nice!
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Re: Cherry Thready with video

#5 Post by wongus » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:06 pm

Nice fish! Congratulations
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Re: Cherry Thready with video

#6 Post by Ads22 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:11 pm

rocky wrote:Great work Adam, congrats on first Thready. The colour in the river looks cleaner than when we were up there earlier in the year.

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Cheers Rocky, the river is little tops mate! So much cleaner and can only imagine if it stays this way the barra will go nuts in a couple of months. Heard last night that a pod of dolphins had been up the river down around Devil's Elbow and were nabbing a few fish. Fishing went a bit quiet down there after they were spotted. Still a few schools of Threadies getting about in town, though, it seems. And lots of prawns I hear. A few Grunter have been getting around from time to time I believe, and even some Flathead up close to town.
rocketV wrote:What a rippa, well done mate :cool:
Thanks Rocket! Awesome to have a first anything, but a few sessions went into this one fish. Spent the whole time fishing just this section this time, I often get impatient and decide to move about, but no rushing current, no wind I could stand and cast with little movement, it was awesome. Spent most of the time seated, but is nice standing and casting for a bit from time to time. Hooking one of these standing could get a little interesting, though! Lighter drag, that's for sure!!
wongus wrote:Nice fish! Congratulations
Leper wrote:Very nice!
Cheers Leper and wongus, cool experience.

Just had the first fillet tonight, skin on, for dinner with some lime, garlic and dill, salt and pepper, fried up in some olive oil. Nice mixed leaf, tomato, avo, cucumber salad with some beer battered chips. Held off the beer as I'm on call. :roll: Oh man, this is an awesome eating fish. I know people rave about it, but it really was awesome. I didn't stop for a photo as it smelled and tasted so good. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cherry Thready with video

#7 Post by allane » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:45 am

Great fish and top eating as well, definitely would go into my tucku bag!
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Re: Cherry Thready with video

#8 Post by Brendon » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:58 pm

What a nice fish and and report .
Thaks for sharing.
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Re: Cherry Thready with video

#9 Post by unsinkable 2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:01 pm

Noooooice work! Definitely one fish on my list. I really should give the brissy river a go for them at some point but it's just so yucky :lol:
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#10 Post by Jamie D » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:37 pm

Congratulations Adam it’s a fantastic fish. What I specifically wanted to say I liked about your video is that the fact you showed joy and genuine excitement really speaks to why we all do this I know myself I’ve found in the past when I’ve made out catching a trophy fish Of whatever species was no big deal when I’ve looked back on it I realised that my nonchalant attitude had actually ruined the experience and I wished I had embraced the joy of it in a more pure away that’s what I intend to get out of my fishing from here on in I love your work brother

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#11 Post by arpie » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:32 pm

Woo-Bloody Hoo!!! WELL DONE, Adam! That's an AWESOME Thready!!~ CONGRATS!!!

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Re: Cherry Thready with video

#12 Post by Ads22 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:33 pm

Thanks all, keen to find more at some stage.
arpie wrote:Woo-Bloody Hoo!!! WELL DONE, Adam! That's an AWESOME Thready!!~ CONGRATS!!!

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Cheers arpie. Fair to say the excitement of which JD speaks is present in your every chance on the water. So agreed, Jamie D, embracing the joy is important, and we are influenced by others and this arpie is a pretty positive influence in enjoying your fishing!
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Estuary Cod 50cm; Mangrove Jack 49cm; Barra 108cm; Flathead - dusky 62cm; Flathead - bartail 51cm; Flounder 28cm; Forktail Catfish 60cm; Bream 32cm, Sand whiting 30cm; Striped Butterfish/Scat 20cm; Barred Javelin 47cm; Bull Shark 80cm; Queenfish 103cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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#13 Post by SpiritFisha » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:52 pm

Nice, a species that still on my list to catch. Well done.
Heading up to Gladstone on Sunday, not for fishing though :oops: Any good tackle shops over there that you can recommend?
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Re: Cherry Thready with video

#14 Post by Ads22 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:43 pm

SpiritFisha wrote:Nice, a species that still on my list to catch. Well done.
Heading up to Gladstone on Sunday, not for fishing though :oops: Any good tackle shops over there that you can recommend?

I haven't been there, but LJs Compleat Angler has good rep amongst Yak community supporting some Gladstone Kayak Fishing Group events, offering group member discounts, etc.
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