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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. A Thumper Of A Mako

    Top effort RUNAMUK , Makos that size are few and far between , Very lucky capture for the reason you may have weighed the all time record on 15kg Mako for your club if they bring the ban on them in next month . What a shame us sharkers take so little form the sea but get punished so hard In Easter 2008 sydney game tournament , We weighed a 407kg on 15kg after 4.5hrs love makos best shark should be rated so different to other sharks points wise in my opinion Top Fish
  2. Samaki Jig Rods - Suit Saltiga 6500?

    hey mate I brought a 6500 expedition last year and was looking for a rod for the same kind of application as you mentioned . i looked for ages i looked at the smiths ,jigmaster , carpenter i ended up buying a rod that has blown me away , it is perfect for what i want it for . i must add not cheap either I brought a Saltiga SPARTAN rod they are a limited edition rod which just feels so easy on the body but so ballsy when u need it . I am so happy with it , Now all i have to do is bend it on a fish regards Mark
  3. 1 - 0 - 0

    Nice mako , I would assume it would have went 300 kgs In 2006 we weighted a 407kg mako in the Sydney GFC Easter weekend tournament . Shame to see this new ban come in on these great game fish ! Great effort , And well done for the tag and release effeort . Regards Mark
  4. My Fisrt Tuna For The Sesion

    Great Effort , Do you have any pics ? There nothing like seeing a tuna snatch a cube at the back of a boat , Especillly after putting so many hours in and not seeing a thing . Seems to be shapeing up nicely out there lately Regards
  5. Electric Winch Issue

    Thanks Huey , I thought of having one made up in either stainless steel or aluiminum , What would be the best to go onto the drawer bar of a gal trailer ? and also how was yours fixed with the standard u bolts that you see attached to winch posts ? This could work if you have the nuts in the box to prevent theft . The box must be lockable also . Regards Mark
  6. Yft Out Off Browns

    Nice FIN , They look very full especially that pic on the deck ! Hopefully not too much longer before the numbers start increasing , Great effort
  7. Electric Winch Issue

    Hi All , I have have a mate that has and electric winch on his boat trailer for draging his 6MTR boat up . His setup is quiet smart but has a catch ! He has a wire that runs from the battery to the back of the 4WD with a plug that is next to the flat 7 pin . Then a plug that goes from the winch to the 4WD which plugs in and gives the winch life . Works well for him doing alot of fishing and family outings with wife ! No stress on him or her . But here is the catch ! This setup means he can only tow/Lauch his boat off his 4WD which is bad in a way . My suggestion was to fit a battery box to the trailer which could be hard wired to the winch and then the boat can be launched of any vechile . The battery would have to be charged after most outings i would imagine and obviuosly in a lockable S/S or Aluiminuim box mounted on the drawer bar. Has anyone or does anyone have this setup ? Or have seen or used this setup ? if so please shed some light on this for me , Good idea or bad ? Look forward to hearing peoples 2 CENTS Cheers Mark
  8. Any News Offshore Sydney?

    Yeah we are looking at heading out sunday just so we can get a heads up on hows Sat goes . I think both days are looking the goods weather wise . Hopefully the current isnt raging to fast allowing for easy bottom bashing and avoiding the snags . Based on toadys weather id say the pros would be giving the bottom a clean up . Cheeers
  9. Neil Tedesco 1977 - 2009

    A true loss of an inspirational presenter and talented fisho . He will sadly missed by all R.I.P What can you say " Such is life " Condolences
  10. Red Tuesday - Pb

    Great fish ! Always good to get a PB Cheers
  11. Reddies On The Chew

    Nice feed ! Cracker sized Mowie too . Cheers
  12. What Rod ?

    Thanks for your input fellas , I did set a budget of around $700 Based on GregLs personal advise and experience . I guess the option is simple i need an " allrouder " rod . So Saltiga it is . Unless you can get something better for that money which i dont believe you can ? I was thinking of using the Daiwa 90pound coloured Braid . Any other sugestions would be great . Cheers Mark
  13. What Rod ?

    Theres a bit of difference between toasters and saltigas ! I was looking at spending arond the $700 mark so i guess cos i want it for mutiple uses and on such different fishing techniques , I would say based on Gregs comments and experiences ill probably go with the Saltiga Rod as a "good allrounder" Unless $700 will get me something better ? I guess problem solved . Untill i get to the tackle shop ! Mark
  14. What Rod ?

    Thanks for your input fellas ! I kind of had a smith in mind , But i also heard that they wouldnt exactly suit all the things i wanted to use it for . Ill definatley look into those options . Cheers
  15. What Rod ?

    Hi People , Here it goes !!!! I have a Saltiga 6500 Expedition i want to match a rod to , and dont know what to choose for the application . I want to use it for Trolling , Down rigging ( over kill I know ), jigging , and cubeing for fin . So what rod would you guys buy if in my position ? If anyone has the same reel and uses it for the same applications some advice or experience would be great ! This has been doing my head in since i brought the reel early this year . look forward to your feed back . Regards Mark