Mr Squidy

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About Mr Squidy

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  • Birthday 09/23/1982

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  1. Elimbah Creek Fat Girl

    Horse
  2. Black Smith's Beach Fishing

    Top stuff mate, very nice beach jew. Hope you weren't expecting those gloves to give you any protection against that bull sharks teeth Rich
  3. Port Hacking Snapper

    That's a very nice red for inside the estuary Yowie, top stuff. R
  4. Big shark Botany Bay

    Not a Mako, you can tell by the tail... Mako tails have both the upper and lower lobes of the fins almost the same length, this sharks top section is substantially longer. That and the rest of the shark is the wrong shape and colour... This shark A Mako Hard to tell from the footage but probably a big whaler or bull. Whatever it is its bloody great footage that I'm sending straight to my boss who loves a kite surf through that area Cheers, Rich
  5. Jewfish - Advice please

    Plenty of solid logic behind what you are doing so you are well on your way. Keep questioning and learning and you'll get there. I'm doubtful however that the fish that took your bait was a Jew. Jew have grasping pointy teeth that are good for holding a bait but dont tend to slice it up or bite off chunks. Usually if a Jew grabs your bait and drops it you'll bring back in a bait with very little damage to it other than a bit of crushing and some pin %%%%% teeth marks. If a jew is taking the bait off your hook you should have a really solid run as it rips it off your hook. Every jew fisho seems to have a different theory on when to strike, free spool etc haha. For me I fish circle hooks, rod set to fighting drag in a holder and pointing straight at the water with a small amount of slack line so they feel nothing when they first grab it and then as they start to move off they dont feel the slow bend in the rod, just the jolt of the drag kicking in. With the circle hook it normally does its magic and all you do is grab the rod once drag is peeling off and start fighting the fish. I fish pretty much exclusively dead baits from a boat. Again, each to their own though. One last question, what weight leader are you using, personally I find heavier weights deter the fish in still water. 30Lb is usually plenty (again they dont have cutting teeth) unless there is structure they can get to. Cheers, Rich
  6. Port Hacking again

    Yeah maybe, this time last year we were killing it on the surface fish at sunset in the deep off lilli pilli of an afternoon, heaps of salmon/kings/tailor and huge schools of pillies, just not seeing the same numbers this year yet. Flip side there has been a really good size to the school Jewies in the river this year with most going legal and we've seen some great lizards as well, similar to your catches, so can't exactly complain when those fish are abouts. Rich
  7. Port Hacking again

    Great catch as always Yowie, certainly seems the pillie schools and tailor/salmon/bonnies/kings/etc are all a bit late showing up in any real numbers this year. Cheers, Rich
  8. Botany Bay

    That's one confusing game of chess... Nice catch and good work getting your son into the sport, he'll never look back!! Cheers Rich
  9. One for any raiders up that way in case you haven't already seen it. Looks ridiculous!!! http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/depths-of-despair-as-20000-ravenous-kingfish-hit-port-stephens-marine-park-20180201-h0rpqi.html Might explain Scratchies catches up their recently!! Cheers Rich
  10. Port Hacking again

    Nice work as always Yowie, always good to see the reddies getting up to legal. Any signs of pillie schools abouts in the morning? Was that what the rats were chasing? Nothing wrong with keeping a jew that's 70cm on the dot, a couple of years back that was 25cm over the size limit!!! Good on you for all the efforts to release her though. Cheers R
  11. Interesting One "Marbled Flathead"

    Yeah, our drift did go past it but got his one a reasonable distance off. R
  12. Interesting One "Marbled Flathead"

    Yep, certainly does, the Australian Museum also have a tail pic also here Marbled Flathead Tail Cheers R
  13. Interesting One "Marbled Flathead"

    Caught an interesting 35cm flattie on the weekend in 55m off of Marley and in looking for the answer on what it was I came across this old post. Definitely looks a perfect match to the one in the post including the blue/green fins. Based on the suggestions did some more searching and found the following link to the Australian Museum Marble Flathead and its a definite lock so madasacutsnake was on the money (tail was definitely dark with no markings other than a white edge). Know its an old post to bring up but might help anyone else looking to identify one of these interesting critters in the future. Cheers, Rich
  14. Squid rods

    Yep, for squid a reel with very smooth drag and small increments to the setting at lower drag levels is far more important than the rod its sitting on. For me these days, get a shimano sonic pro for under $50 and you've got a great little rod for squiding. You should be able to get one with a sienna real for about $60. I use these as my light weight set up for fun on pretty much everything from squid to dolphin fish. Great set ups and who cares if you eventually break it or such at that price. Just silly how good some of the cheaper gear is now. Cheers Rich
  15. Annual crazy kayak trip

    Some seriously impressive adventures there mate, top stuff and thanks for the reports. Cheers, R