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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. Kiama Session

    Pilchards and strip baits of whatever I could get my hands on
  7. 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
  8. 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.....
  9. 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
  10. 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 ??
  11. Amateur boater

    Hey mate, As mentioned above a radio isnt a requirement in the estuaries but there certainly isnt any harm in getting one, especially if you get into trouble near the mouth of the river and need help. As for your boat thats a perfect size for fishing the rivers and creeks around ballina so many great estuaries to fish up there, go chat to your local tackle store im sure they can point you in the right direction, i know the small wall on the south side of the river before the main breakwalls start near the entrance hold some good jews from time to time.
  12. Wheel bearings and hubs

    So im going to throw my 10 years of fitting trade experience here in regards to bearings, to be honest i think its a bit of a myth. I have never heard of people naming specific brand names to do with bearings unless its for incredibly expensive and precise pieces of equipment, im talking about stuff worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.If you look after your bearings strip, clean inspect and re-pack them on a yearly basis i cant see why they would ever cause you issues. A bearing that has begun to fail ie loosing chrome of its cup etc will run for ages with good lube before it fails completely but hey if paying a bit extra for bearings gives you a bit of extra piece of mind to do with your trailer why the hell not, just my 2 cents though. And yes always change the cup with the bearing, even if you cant see a issue bearing will cause some wear etc so old bearing on new cups could cause all sorts of problems. Glad you got it all sorted out though mate
  13. Charters that do single spots?

    just ring around charter companys in the area you want to fish, they will always take extras if they have free spots available unless a client has booked the whole boat out. We always used to have a extra 1 or 2 randoms on the charter boat i worked on when we had free spots, more people more money etc
  14. to be honest im not actually sure what data he is quoting, so a few fish that people know about have been caught and caught again, so what....provide some actual scientific evidence as to what this actually means and ill happily read into it more. Ive lived on the south coast and fished since i was a kid so some 20 odd years and i have never heard of or seen the same amount of kings being seen or caught that i am seeing these days and its big and small ones, the amount of kings around at the moment is insane, but hey thats just my opinion, maybe its social media or as mentioned above the tag system doing its thing now days who knows. Personally i think before you start drumming up some sort of frenzy in the media saying our kingfish stocks are in trouble maybe you should provide some real evidence to back this up not just a few incidences of the same fish being caught more then once, but hey once again thats just my opinion, personally i think our kingfish are in far better shape then they have been in years
  15. Any raiders in the shoalhaven?

    Hey mate, im from Gerringong near enough to the shoalhaven, havent spent as much time on the river as i would like to have, find myself fishing outside more, will def be trying to get down there a bit more over the next few months plus some trips down to Jervis bay as well. Super keen about my fishing and always up for a chat so shoot me a line sometime. Tight lines Rory
  16. port kembla / shellharbour

    i fish the south side of bass point on a regular basis, i launch at kiama takes me max about 15-20mins to run up to there can be a bit washy going past bombo but otherwise its pretty much a straight trip, theres ramps at port kembla, shellharbour and kiama just depends on where you want to fish i suppose, kiamas a great ramp with good facilities
  17. FAD Update

    the fads for wollongong to jervis bay have all been deployed, ill see if i can find the news paper article with the co-ords
  18. How to store caught fish?

    no idea mate, i hear what your saying but i honestly dont know how fish end up like that, maybe its just there age before they reach the table ?
  19. How to store caught fish?

    fished off the rocks for years and done exactly that and still ate plenty of decent fish, could always take a couple of freeze blocks to throw in a chiller bag with the fish, might work well.
  20. haha yeah thats a fair point, i dont always fish offshore though thats only a recent thing, grew up fishing the ledges all around the place using frozen bait and had plenty of success. As for slimeys as bait i find them great, nice and oily and find plenty of fish love them, they can become a bit soapy and flakey after being frozen so definetely recommend that you salt them down if your going to freeze them
  21. i catch plenty of good fish on servo pilchards find IQF ones normally the best condition and whatever i dont use i salt down and freeze, find that it toughens them up and makes the pretty good bait next time round. In terms of fresh baits nothing is as fresh as bait caught and used same day, often when the slimeys are on i will catch a few and put them in the slurry, fillet them and salt them down and freeze for use later on, only freeze 2 or 3 fillets in the same bag that way i just grab 1 or 2 bags when i head out that way it doesnt go to waste.
  22. When/why did you decide to buy a boat?

    wanted to buy a boat for years after fishing out of everyone elses and spending so much time fishing the rocks of the south coast, couldnt ever see myself without a boat now love it and the versatility it gives me with fishing. Biggest bit of advice i can give is take your time looking for something you want, you would be surprised what you can get for a reasonable price, if you dont know anything about boats get someone who does to come check out the boat with you before you buy
  23. How to store caught fish?

    dunno were you get that idea from, i worked on a boat for years and we had to ice all the fish as soon as they came on board.....dpi would do a number on any boat they boarded that doesnt comply, just my 2 cents. Anyways back to the topic at hand if you look after your fish, ice them and keep the chilled they will be fine for at least a few days, i regularly eat fish a few days after catching them and they still taste great. As mentioned above some fish like tailor dont freeze at all and i find bonito to not be great after a few days but otherwise i find everything else freezes up pretty good, personally i use vacum sealed bags and it keeps the fish in far better condition then just standard freezing
  24. Advice on electrical overhaul in 4.3m tinny

    Hey mate, In regards to busbars etc if I was doing it the way you are planning to I would make my bus bars out of terminals mounted to din rail with connector strip all in a waterproof junction box of suitable size, and then just mount that, no need to make a junction box, that's just my opinion though, busbars will work as well, just make sure you screw them down and all will be sweet. You might even be able to make up some sort of bracket so you can mount your terminal box in the piece of ply so it can be accessed from the front, oh also run all your cables into the bottom of the panel, makes it harder for water to get in the way
  25. Blue movie

    epic will have to get my hands on that to give it a watch and great that your daughter can provide a view for us anglers, bet you must be proud