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Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:46 pm
by DocProfit
This jackass cut in between me and the Rough Rock buoy (about 20m).

I'm going to contact Fuller's and see if they actually train their captains or just pull hobo's off the street. :headbang:

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:59 pm
by Schiskafish
You sure he wasn't following his standard route. He wasn't that close to you

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:09 pm
by DocProfit
They seem to have no standard route, they come in all over the show. If they did, I'd avoid it.

The GoPro makes it look further away, got smashed with wake not long after.


P.S. If you saw someone fishing in a kayak would you drive a 60 foot catamaran at 30knots that close to them?

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:09 pm
by DocProfit
Job done anyway :)

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:43 pm
by SitDown
nice bag limit there doc
good to see NN is still doing it
sliders ?

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:29 pm
by DocProfit
6 on slider, 1 softbait.

Softbait was getting bites all day but struggled to hook up.


P.S. Fuller's Ferries got back to me already which is great.

My email has been passed on to the company GM, so will be interesting what they have to say.

Maybe I'm in the wrong or something? But I can find no online information about Ferry Lanes around NN, or any rules regarding recreational boats and if you're not supposed to be around them.

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:21 am
by Hainesy
It’s been a while since I’ve been out that way, but I found it was a pretty common occurrence... I even tried calling them up on the VHF on more than one occasion but never got a response...

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:00 pm
by DocProfit
This map shows the ferry routes.

It looks like they are suppose to follow the main channel into the harbor and not cut across close to Devonport heads to save a little time/gas.

The red dot is around where I was - well away of where they are suppose to map going by this.

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:01 pm
by Marc N
DocProfit wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:46 pm
This jackass cut in between me and the Rough Rock buoy (about 20m).

I'm going to contact Fuller's and see if they actually train their captains or just pull hobo's off the street. :headbang:
The chap I knew who was a Fuller's Ferry Captain and a good bloke, left, and started work on the Barges, because the Fullers company, treat their seagoing staff like bus drivers, no time for toilet breaks, endless hours, low pay and a really septic work environment.

In my opinion, Fullers may dress them, like nautical professionals, but in general, they'll just hire the cheapest applicants. Skill not required.

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:09 pm
by DocProfit
That sucks.

It's dangerous out there.

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:42 am
by Luke 1
That's the downside of NN, so many boats and with all that sea it amazes me why they feel the need to get so close. Very frustrating and you can never really relaxe as your always looking out for the next idot trying to run you down. Notwithstanding this, it's still a great place to fish and you can usually come home with a few in the bin.
I've just come back from Coopers Beach and there wasn't a boat to be seen, absolute bliss. :D