Friday, 15 December 2017

Westernport Whiting

King George Whiting, Sillaginodes punctatus prized for their sweet, delicate flavour. Peak season November – April, best bait Pipis.

Some King George Whiting and a couple of Pinkies (small snapper)
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 Westernport Bay boat ramp at Hastings Victoria
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HMAS Otama (SS 62/SSG 62) was an Oberon-class submarine of the Royal Australian Navy. Otama was sold to the Western Port Oberon Association in 2001, who planned to preserve her as a museum vessel as part of the proposed Victorian Maritime Centre. Submissions to build the maritime museum at various locations on the Mornington Peninsula were repeatedly rebuffed. In late 2008, the submarine was listed for sale on eBay, but despite several expressions of interest, Otama was not sold.
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 Skipper Matty searching for Whiting
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 He thinks he found a good spot
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 Job well done
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 All three of us bagged out, minimum size limit of 27cm and a bag limit of 20 per person. More than half were over 40cm.
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 Travis proud a punch
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Oh we laughed . . . 😄
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Friday, 8 December 2017

Yard Lizard


Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard (Tiliqua Scincoides) is a type of Skink and eats beetles, caterpillars, crickets, snails. They are very partial to slugs and snails. Lizzy is a welcome guest in our garden.