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  1. Kingfish Round 2

    G’day raiders, Junior scratchie wanted to head out today and take a mate with him! Another great excuse to go fishing. The fish were still there and still biting hard! Got our bag and headed home! Juniors mate was a little inexperienced which cost me a rod (high sticked) and a few lures but watching his wrist lock on a good king was priceless!!! little boy helping big boy....... the result.........
  2. Kingfish Round 2

    His dad will never forget it either when I give him the bill for the rod!!! only joking! Great fun!
  3. Kingfish Round 2

    Still plenty mate! Although a commercial boat picked up 4 tonne over last two days!
  4. Kingfish Round 2

    cheers scratchie!!!
  5. G’day raiders, I thought I’d share another video of our insane day of fishing!!! cheers scratchie!!!
  6. G’day raiders, Some of you may have seen this footage on other social media that my kids have put out there but this is actually filmed by me with my boys! Most amazing day and not something that happens to many of us whilst out fishing!!! This footage goes with the report I put in earlier! Enjoy....... cheers scratchie!!!
  7. Broughton reds

    What soft plastics do you use to target snapper and what jigs? Most to nearly all my sp snaps come from 8-15m of water! P.s I don’t use circle hooks either. Only for when live baiting for marlin.
  8. Kingfish- no bait needed!!! (Video)

    Sorry rick!!! Here’s the chewing gum video! Haha.....catching at its best!!!
  9. Broughton reds

    Hey Paul, Firstly, welcome to fishraider!!! Rick and I fish totally different generally but on the odd occasion I do use ricks method of bait and it works beautifully!!! Chasing snapper is my passion and there is no greater feeling than landing a beaut on sp’s! Most of the fish I chase now days are on soft plastics. Less bycatch, more active imo and not as smelly! Lol. But...... if I’m anchoring to catch fish, I use burley, fresh bait and lightly weighed presented hooks as possible floated down the burley trail. My setup is generally a 20lb braid mainline with 20lb fluorocarbon leader. 4000 fk stadic and a 4-6kg rod. (Rick uses slightly different but works for him) The area is the key amongst many other factors. There is no one magic answer but using the right gear, bait and technique in the right area should yield some decent fish. Too add, I fish with a decently tight drag so I can turn the fishes head ASAP. If it’s a big fish I know straight away as it will pull some good drag. There is a balance though between tight and too tight. Mostly though, everything comes from experience. Ive spent many years with trial and error, and have also fished these areas for many many years! Reading the info a lot of our experienced raiders provide is priceless!!! Hope that helps, cheers scratchie!!!
  10. Kingfish- no bait needed!!! (Video)

    Sorry for the one little expletive!
  11. When kingfish attack!!! (Amazing footage)

    Good luck! Remember the legal size and bag limits apply!
  12. When kingfish attack!!! (Amazing footage)

    Haha, we did that yowie on several occasions! Didn’t use handlines but geez they go hard on bream sticks!
  13. When kingfish attack!!! (Amazing footage)

    Mate, we went and anchored up at Broughton for an afternoon nap. Then went and bagged on snapper! Home by 830pm with a day to remember!
  14. Engine up or Engine down.

    Plus one for me with the battery charger! I’d leave the motor down too! Cheers scratchie!!!
  15. SP's DO WORK!!

    Good onya mate! Sps are a very addictive way of fishing! Congrats cheers scratchie!!!
  16. Port Stephens on fire!!

    G’day raiders, Just a quick report from up here! I’ve headed out with my two eldest boys and what a great session on the kings! Bagged out in 30mins, all over 70cm! Couldn’t let rickmarlin have all the fun! Good to see you on the water champ! Gave the boys a challenge to hook a king with whatever they wanted, the chewy gum won the day! Haha Hopefully some snapper tonight! Cheers scratchie!!!
  17. When kingfish attack!!! (Amazing footage)

    No one can own the ocean Baz!!!
  18. Port Stephens on fire!!

    Not after I filleted them!!!
  19. Port Stephens on fire!!

    Not wrong rick! I weighed one at 74cm no cleaned at 5.2kg! Haha. Tastes amazing too!
  20. broughton island

    Oh baz!! Put ya foot down! Tournament 23-25th March
  21. When kingfish attack!!! (Amazing footage)

    I finally learnt how to load stuff to YouTube!
  22. Sydney Wide 21.01.2018 - (un)Forgettable day !

    Unlucky mate! After the big southerly push it will take a week or so to clear up and they’ll be biting! Guess rick and I got lucky! Right place, right time!!! Cheers scratchie!!!
  23. broughton island

    I’m in whenever anyone wants to organise something! Maybe we could organise a few crews for the upcoming trailerboat tournament??? Tony Poole the owner of this tournament usually advertises with this site! Let’s see if we can get something going! March is the best time of year to fish up here!
  24. Port Stephens on fire!!

    Anytime Woodsy! It was a pretty good day out there! Next day, 200 boats on the same spot! Haha!
  25. Broughton reds

    For sure! I’m glad he got his first on sps! That’s a fair effort already but he’s keen for a biggen! Soon Baz!