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    I ended up buying our gear at BigW. The rod that seemed most suitable for my daughter (size and weight wise) ended up only costing me $15! It may fall apart after a couple of uses, but that's ok. (I think the brand is Berkley) It also came with some tackle and I bought a kids' tackle box too.

    I'll check my rod tomorrow too, so we can double our chances. I'll have to check youtube for how to rig a line though. I am so totally clueless.

    Now all we need is some bait and we're set. I'll let you know how we go. I'm quite excited about it now and glad that my daughter asked!

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    if it were me, id use a double uni knot to tie a leader to my mainline and tie the lure straight to that..... remember that your knots are what keeps you onto the fish, so it pays to take a bit of time to do them right, remember that fishing line (mono) doesnt like heat, so when pulling your knots tight, use some saliva on it to lubricate the line......

    most of all, enjoy the time spent with your daughter.........
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    Speargun..nuff said .

    But its actually illegal to spear in rivers and lakes in QLD not too sure about other places!

    Most of all have fun!! Nothing like being outdoors with family and the dog!

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    yeah i love spear fishing too...... want to get right into it this year, last year was jsut a cheap hand spear...this year its gonna be a full gun, suit, weights etc....
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    best advice I can give is take her somewhere where theres lots of fish.

    I take my two boys to an old quarry next to the coomera river (S.E. QLD) that was filled with water from the river as well as the fish in the river, there is lots of baby bream and the like that just go for whatever you put in there. My boys are 5 and nearly 7 they can't even sit for 2 minutes to wait for bites so at the quarry they love it, as soon as they put the line in they get a bite lots of action, sure the fish are small(we throw all our fish back anyway regardless of size), but they don't care as long as they are catching fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post

    most of all, enjoy the time spent with your daughter.........
    that is exactly what fishing is all about

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    We're going to Lake Burley Griffin which is pretty big, so we'll have to be lucky. I got some tips from locals on good spots though, so fingers crossed.

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    Have fun with your little girl, and believe me you need patience lol. My kids want us to cast out, then reel in, cast out...etc and meantime we want to fish as well... lol. They usually get bored, but I never did as a kid, and I love it as a woman. Good on you for going through with it and sticking to your guns!!

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    Where I caught my last redfin was gulgong? dam - the far side of queanbeyan.

    I'm not sure there's anything but carp in Lake BG. And maybe leeches. That water is toxic. Bleach.

    To catch carp - bait hook with little balls of bread.

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    Googong dam.

    There's lots of redfin in LBG and early this year they released some other perch (golden? silver?) too. Lots of carp indeed, but I hope we won't catch too many of those. I hate carp - bad childhood memories of sharing a very muddy pond with them at an aunt's place.

    I don't have a problem with the water quality at LBG. But that's probably because I grew up in a part of Europe where everything was truly toxic.

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