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  1. Knottable wire leader

  2. Knottable wire leader

    Hi Luke, You can get graphite knottable steel leader. Mine is 15kg. 5 metres was $19. If you want the bait shop where I got it shoot me a PM and you can ring them to see if they still stock it. Brew
  3. Hey guys, I was in Americas Bay (Hawkesbury/Pittwater system) on Tuesday night when a commercial fisherman rocked up at around midnight. He was in a tinnie and set nets up hard against the rocks. He would set them up in virtual darkness and collect them in with full spotlights on. Just curious what he was going for, mullet, squid? Any one know?
  4. Wet Weather Tactics

    They’re made of bamboo rayon and modal. They feel soft and they say anti odour and blister free so we’ll see.
  5. Wet Weather Tactics

    In winter when wet and cold I wear an old pair of ski pants - waterproof and warm. When hairtail-ing I wear a battery heated bike top under a rain jacket, the ski pants and fake $5 buck ugg boots. Some may say get an injection of concrete but I’m happy and warm in those bitterly cold Hawkesbury nights. Lastly, my better half just got me some waterproof socks for my birthday. Looking forward to giving them a go in the winter off the beach when I usually wear shoes. Shoes can get soaked but in theory my feet should be warm and dry.
  6. avoca 02/01/2018

    Pippis are few and far between at the moment. Heaps of worms. As per Rick no yabbies on beaches. For the worms you need to move away from the flags at both ends.
  7. Dolphin Fish Mahi Mahi

    Hi Paddy, Do you mean the Sydney Harbour FAD which is near the Dee Why waverider? Don't think there is a waverider near the Sydney North FAD. I don't want raiders searching all day for something that isn't there. Brew
  8. avoca 02/01/2018

    For tailor/salmon I usually use 40-60lb leader on about a 15lb line. You can go way smaller however. For Whiting go as light as possible. 1-2lbs is fine. You don't need a heavier leader as use a small long shank hook and you will hook them in the lip nearly every time. The bream are usually just over legal so you could go the same as Whiting or a little heavier plus a slightly heavier leader. You can get some big bream there so you might get dusted occasionally. I recently got a 43cm as a by catch when fishing for jews and it took a half bonito fillet on a 6/0 hook.
  9. avoca 02/01/2018

    Yes, however the gutters are usually closer to the lake than the rocks. Any rig will work. If the surge isn't too strong just use a basic running sinker to swivel then leader to hook. Match hook to suit. Gangs with whole pilchards for salmon, tailor and flathead or larger hook for pieces of pilchards or pippi, worm, prawn, etc Small hook will get you Whiting, dart, bream and flathead. Occasional jew also.
  10. avoca 02/01/2018

    Chaos this time of year. Give me a patch of quiet sand any day.
  11. Would you report?

    It's easy to report. Download the NSW fishsmart app and under contacts you can report by phone or by the online form.
  12. Would you report?

    Hi raiders, This morning I went for a walk and came across a little old lady probably in her 70s fishing off Avoca lake wharf. We had a good chat and she seemed quite nice. She was using a handline and clearly knew how to fish. First cast she catches a bream at about 22cm and she keeps it. I think little old lady I'll let it slide. A few casts later she catches a bream about 10cm. She tells me how good the little bream are fried in butter. I told her that they need to be 25cm and she says she knows and slides it into her bucket when she thought I wasn't looking. Then comes the dilemma. Do I report a little old lady? I walk for a while to consider. I then decide that no doubt she would keep an undersized flathead, founder, jewfish (although I don't think I have ever seen one caught in the lake), etc. In the end I decided to report however I feel a bit bad. If it was a bunch of blocks I wouldn't think twice so where is the line? Would you report?
  13. Bonito at Sydney yet?

    In Sydney harbour we got one off Balmoral 2 weeks ago. In Pittwater heaps off Barrenjoey, Lion Island and Box Head. Central Coast there were truck loads caught today off Avoca Rocks and someone posted yesterday they were at Terrigal Haven. Good luck
  14. Good buy or bad buy?

    Hi All, I was walking past an op shop the other day and a couple of rods caught my eye. Not sure if I needed them however I couldn't help myself. 3 rods - 2 x Penn Ultimate Baitcaster 5'6" and 1 x Rovex Aluma 5'6" 3 reels - 2 x Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6501C3 and 1 x Abu Garcia 5500C The two 6501C3 were loaded up with near new braid the 5500C with mono. Both reels and rods seemed in reasonable condition. I hear they are pretty indestructable. Here are some picks. I'm ok with the left wind on the 6501C3 Bought for $210 all up. Question is - good buy or bad buy and has anyone had experience with these reels? Do they last?
  15. Bonnies and Tailor - Barrenjoey

    Hi All, Big boil of Bonnies off Box Head today. Should be close by tomorrow as they were holding there. Also small tailor schools every 100 metres about 1 km out. Mostly small however we found some larger ones around West Reef.