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      IMPORTANT SURVEY   03/18/2018

      PLEASE SEE THE EMAIL I RECEIVED BELOW - attached is a survey. All raiders please do the survey and there are several questions that ask about where you get information and what apps you use - MAKE SURE YOU ADD IN  www.fishraider.com.au This represents an opportunity to help Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime to identify key issues facing the boating public.  Results from the survey will help design programs that deliver more accurate and efficient outcomes in safety, services and infrastructure to the boating public.  The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All responses will remain anonymous.  The survey is at: https://www.ipsossurveys.com.au/O17Y0401/   The public who complete the survey are in with a chance to win:   Kannad Safelink sportpro+ GPS EPIRB and GMEGX800 Hand Held Marine Radio (combined value over $1,100) 1 of 10 L150N Auto Inflatable Pro Fit lifejackets (valued over $145 each)        


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  1. braid(again)

    what knot are you using ? In regards to the leader question it shouldn't matter what size leader or main line your using i commonly run heavy leaders on lighter main lines when fishing for kings etc and lighter leaders when fishing in close In all honesty this sounds like a fault with the knot, just my 2 cents i could be wrong
  2. First Keeper Red

    Great work on the fish mate In regards to the rods, how high have you got your drag set ? sounds very unusual to snap 2 rods in 1 trip...and to break one in the middle well that could well be a bit of operator error or might not be, generally i rarely lift my rod over horizontal that way the whole rod is doing the work, anyways unlucky on the rods
  3. First Keeper Red

    1.9m of swell with a westerly to me that just says glassy conditions especially with a period that long
  4. boat trailer inspection NSW what is looked at?

    bad idea mate, if your boat ever comes off the towbar i hope to god those cheap chuck in the bin shackles actually hold on otherwise you could be in for a world of hurt, i dont understand how rated ones wont fit....you can get them in so many different sizes and most of the time they are smaller then the non rated versions....
  5. Lowrance hook 7

    had the same issue with my HDi elite when i updated it, found that the fishing type was set to shallow water changed over to general fishing and the issue went away
  6. Landbased Kingfish lures

    The bibbed and non bibbed xxx-rap long cast lures are great for casting and chasing pelagics have managed to land a lot of decent fish on these, stick baits and poppers also work well. To be honest good luck landing a decent king on 15lb off the rocks i would think you would have to be pretty lucky but thats just my opinion, might be different in the harbor but if i was spinning off the rocks for kings down here i would def be upping line rating, but hey thats just my opinion, good luck Rory
  7. Spinning Reel and Rod - Buying

    Mate, To be honest go to your local tackle store (not a shop) and tell the guys what you want to do and your budget they will be able to help you out or at least point you in the right direction. You honestly might not be able to get 1 rod that covers all the bases you have mentioned i would think something in the 4-6kg range with a 3000 reel size would probably be suitable for what you have mentioned, for fishing from rock ledges i would look at something with a bit more length helps manage fish near the edge
  8. Fluorocarbon Leader

    learn to tie the FG knot and forget about being worried about the knot breaking or getting damaged by the runners, i run my FG knots through my rod and onto my reel all the time on my spinning gear and my light outfits, never had a knot fail yet, just check it every now and then and if it does look like its coming apart replace it, once you get the knack of it they really arent that hard to tie Rory
  9. Sashimi Bonito Always A Risk!?

    I eat bonito sashimi whenever i can, love it and never had any issues 👌never heard of them being dangerous to eat...
  10. Kiama Session

    Pilchards and strip baits of whatever I could get my hands on
  11. Kiama Session

    Has to be my favourite way to fish for reds as well, light gear plus the chance of all sorts of different by-catch makes it great fun
  12. Kiama Session

    Hi all, Quick report from my successful session yesterday, hit the water at kiama ramp around 5:30 to try for a few reds, had a quick troll with some skirts while heading to the spot but nothing much going on there. Arrived at my spot in 15-20m of water and got set under anchor to get a burley trail going. The first hour was a bit tough with the wind swirling round causing the boat to sit at the wrong angle to the current for what i wanted, decided to persist with it though, plenty of bait hanging around the boat in the burley and some solid fish showing up on the sounder. Managed 1 slimey and a small red until the forecast wind finally came up and the boat finally sat round the right way, continued on fishing and then the action finally kicked of with 2 rods going off at once, backed the drag off on one of my rods and let it play out while i dealt with the other rod, landed both fish 1 red 35cm and the other about 45cm, pretty stoked at this point, continued on pumping the burley and fishing floating baits only, managed 8 reds in total in about 4hrs, couldn't be happier, had 1 final bait left out while i cleaned up and de-rigged my other rods and noticed a touch picked it up and bang set the hooks on what felt like a decent fish bit of a fight later and a decent bonito is landed, great way to finish the trip was back at the ramp cleaning up by 10 and was home eating fresh sushi by 11:30, couldn't be happier with the first trip of the year hears hoping the year can only get better
  13. Any raiders in the shoalhaven?

    Thabk for the off and hahaha yeah very typical of our area everyone is obsessed with fishing JB, I know why but personally I find plenty of good fish without having to travel that far and ha yep know about the king's at currarong plenty of my mates have been making that trip, I'll get down there at some point, maybe.....
  14. Any raiders in the shoalhaven?

    Hey Jim, Thanks for the offer i will definitely take you up on that one day, still need to crack my first jew so need all the help i can get haha i do havea bunch of mates that fish the river so will pass on any little tips i hear along the way Rory
  15. Leave the chain attached

    Far out that sucks cant believe people do it to save like 10 seconds.... Just to throw something a bit extra in here, the only reason i can ever think of taking the safety chain off is if you have one of those boat release catches (which im thinking of fitting to my boat so i dont have to hang over the front of the thing everytime i launch/retrieve on my own ) has anyone every heard of one of the failing ??