HeatWave in Malaysia

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HeatWave in Malaysia

Post Number:#1  Postby Paul Arden » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 am

Well I am very excited. Thursday was the first time I've seen the lake above 32C. 32C I believe is the magic number to see "free-rising" Snakehead. And sure enough they were up. Had two eats and two other chases in the afternoon session. Friday I couldn't find them - not a shot all day. Saturday afternoon I lost a big barstool off babies. Such is life.

Anyway I'm amazed to see the thermocline at 34ft. I can only have been 2-3 weeks ago when it was at 17ft. That's remarkable. The days here have been hot 37/38C max every afternoon for several weeks now. And no rain since January. Last night it rained a little here in Grik, I don't know if it rained at Banding. That's 40KM away and often rain is very localised.

I think this is going to be a bumper year! :pirate:

Cheers, Paul
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Post Number:#2  Postby queenfish » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:46 pm

Hi Paul
wow that's hot.
If you throw some fish fillets in the water
you have instant fish soup.
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Post Number:#3  Postby Paul Arden » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:33 pm

Hi Vince,

what are the water temps in QLD? Up NT they must be the same as here?

Hope you are well! I have a boat waiting for you, by the way. I’d love you to come over - your poppers work very well here!

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Post Number:#4  Postby queenfish » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:53 pm

The last time I was there it was 24deg. in [ king ash bay ] barra weren't bighting too cold for them.
You are right, I don't know how high it goes up.

Thanks for the invite Paul, I was in NZ couple of weeks ago my age is showing signs of disagreements.
Otherwise I would have loved to, It looks very exciting what you are doing there.

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Post Number:#5  Postby Paul Arden » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:02 pm

NZ fishing is hard work. I’ve never fished anywhere that requires so much effort between fish! Here it’s the afternoon heat that’s draining. How did you get on there?

I may be back in Oz in December/January, Vince. I shall try and visit you if I am!

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Post Number:#6  Postby queenfish » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:21 am

Hi Paul
I have never seen the area where we went in NZ was in drought, every where the grass was dried to yellow colour,
hasn't rained for a while, the weather when we were there it was mid thirties,
the water temps in the rivers was 23 - 24 deg. and low water. the fishing was slow for us.

You are welcome anytime Paul, I go to Sydney from Christmas to 10 January visit the son and daughter.
any time before or after is OK.
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Post Number:#7  Postby Lee Cummings » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:20 pm

Heatwave here too! It’s over 10c :D
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