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    Ellesmere and dogs

    G'day just a question is anyone still using their dog on Ellesmere? Any problem?s, been looking at Ecan site and it says don't but hasn't been updated since March, was hoping to get down there a couple of times over the next few weeks.
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    last time i went passed elesmere the smell was so stagnant i wouldnt think i put my dog in it. (he's also useless in water)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
    G'day just a question is anyone still using their dog on Ellesmere? Any problem?s, been looking at Ecan site and it says don't but hasn't been updated since March, was hoping to get down there a couple of times over the next few weeks.
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    you should be fine this time of the year
    any elgy should be tho ever present dormant and not a worry the lake was open until late January
    so has had a good flush out of salt infused water
    soon as the new recruit ready for it he,l be a ellesmere regular.
    beware of the big freezing june/julysoutherlys there tho
    a good wetsuit is essential for everything bar maybe a chessie
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    when you get your doc hunting permits for ellesmere ask em to include permission for a dog-usually just added on wildfowl ,geese permits ,then no probs at all. when i had my old boy never had any probs.

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    Yep she's a gsp/gwp and a leaner one at that so has a vest she loves putting on cos she knows what is means, yep and all permitted up I like to keep in there good books 👍

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    in a bad one you could seriously lose a dog to the cold rough wheather there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsp follower View Post
    in a bad one you could seriously lose a dog to the cold rough wheather there.
    Its been close enough to two decades since I hunted Ellesmere, but back in the day we use to forget lectures and head out on the lake when a big southerly was due. It got really rough out there at times, could easily drown a dog in a big southerly....we had some close calls ourselves, more then once we abandoned everything but our shotguns and went back for the birds, decoys (what was left of them) and gear the next day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    Its been close enough to two decades since I hunted Ellesmere, but back in the day we use to forget lectures and head out on the lake when a big southerly was due. It got really rough out there at times, could easily drown a dog in a big southerly....we had some close calls ourselves, more then once we abandoned everything but our shotguns and went back for the birds, decoys (what was left of them) and gear the next day.
    nowt has changed -she still is a treacherous bitch in the right weather conditions.did a trip out there recently with howling southerlies -waves you could have surfed on and colder than a blue whales dangly bits .despite numerous layers of clothing still ended up wet as a a shag. certainly not an area to take liberties with.

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    Cold alright; in our first season out there as poor students we couldn't afford waders. So put as much gear on the top half as we could, and we'd wade around in stubbies or undies and bare feet. Kept a towel and track pants in the maimai... I'm a bit softer these days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    Cold alright; in our first season out there as poor students we couldn't afford waders. So put as much gear on the top half as we could, and we'd wade around in stubbies or undies and bare feet. Kept a towel and track pants in the maimai... I'm a bit softer these days!
    youre a bit softer ya say .............weeeeelllllll....no bloody wonder wading about out there with your crown jewels clad in jockey internationals famous Lane walker rudkin made in CHCH white Yfronts..or am i too old yor you???you laddie are bloody lucky one of them big long fineels"tuna" didnt get a whiff of the bits and decide on a snack.
    FFS even had one try to nibble my wader boot -god help it had it got through -the toejam would have choked an elephant.
    funniest of all are the flounder particularly on the western side -often wading along and bang -big disturbance on surface of shitty water as an angry flounder is disturbed from snoozing by a clumsy wader boot!
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    LMAO...

    I do remember wearing Y-fronts as a young farm boy, didn't know they were made in Chch.

    We certainly stood on the odd live thing, flounders for the most part. One day we lost a couple of ducks to eels, like big bloody snakes in there... we had waders by that stage, thankfully. Man, I miss those days. We were generally based off the end of Wolfes road and later on built a maimai on the front line out from Embankment Road. Bloody good times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    LMAO...

    I do remember wearing Y-fronts as a young farm boy, didn't know they were made in Chch.

    We certainly stood on the odd live thing, flounders for the most part. One day we lost a couple of ducks to eels, like big bloody snakes in there... we had waders by that stage, thankfully. Man, I miss those days. We were generally based off the end of Wolfes road and later on built a maimai on the front line out from Embankment Road. Bloody good times.
    wolfes is very familiar territory -a lot of good times had there- ducks geese swans ,social activities,unintended observations of mating rituals,humiliation of dickheads!
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