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Piscatorial Adversaries

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Fishing in Pittwater, Sydney

Originally posted on I fish therefore I am.:
Pittwater is a funny place to fish, it’s not very nutrient rich so the fish move in and out of the system depending on the food source. It’s been patchy for me lately, one day good the next terrible.   44cm Bream on a Blade from The…

Classic Catches… Hydro-Edition

Originally posted on The Hydro-Derby:
Starfish… more dangerous than they first appear At the Hydro-Derby HQ we love to appropriate a good idea and make it our own… As the Hydro-Derby spreads like a bad case of crabs through a college dorm it is time we look back at some of the lesser known triumphs…

Catching the BIG ONE!

Many a Hydro-Derby Team has dreamed of that mega catch, cleaning out the competition with a 50 canner. To date the closest anyone has come were The Triumphant Touristic Trawlers and the ‘Flathead-Gate’ of HD1… If someone is going to go surpass those early victories we need to look a little further a field… Sailfish are … Continue reading

Upping your Angling Quotient

Through out the Ages as man has sought to wrangle with his Piscatorial Adversary a litany of errors have been cataloged. In the two editions of Hydro-Derby thus far we’ve each witnessed literally dozens of crucial errors being made as teams battle that elusive piscatorial adversary. Without wanting to tip the field to anyone’s favour how about we … Continue reading

Classic Catches… Hydro-Edition

At the Hydro-Derby HQ we love to appropriate a good idea and make it our own… As the Hydro-Derby spreads like a bad case of crabs through a college dorm it is time we look back at some of the lesser known triumphs that have come to define this sport of champions. Everyone who was … Continue reading

I’ll bring the soy and wasabi.

In a perfect world, all Hydro Derby participants would essentially just bring a sharp knife and some chopsticks to consume the catch as fresh as possible. However the reality is that most of the Hydro time will be spent hauling in small fry taking photos of them next to cans for submission. Could it be … Continue reading

The Inside Line: Knowing your Knots

Social Athletes of all persuasions are often presented with a series of scenarios within the Hydroderby arena that can make or break your race for the 2011 Pittwater perpetual pail. Losing fish in the context of the fierce social athlete fuelled competition, will have you a long way down the leader board. The Hydroderby since … Continue reading

The one that got away…

The line screams!  Your rod is bent over!  The adrenalin is flowing!  “Big one!, I’ll need another beer” you yell out.  And then… the pressure is suddenly missing.  It takes a few seconds of futile reeling for the horrible truth to sink in.  The hunker fish is gone!  As your heart sinks, you finish your … Continue reading

The PAA’s Guide to the Pittwater Hydro-Arena

Pittwater is the spiritual home of the Hydro Derby, it’s abundance of species, quiet waters and numerous bottle shops make it a social athlete’s paradise Continue reading