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  1. Bait fish trap to catch yakkas on the boat

    I cut sabikis in half. Two for the price of one!
  2. Parsley bay boat ramp

    Does anyone know if there's a tap available here for engine & trailer flushing? Cheers
  3. Who sharpens their hooks

    I do the old run it over the thumbnail test. ie: If it scratches and digs in it's sharp, if it's slides over it's blunt & goes in the bin. I've never thought of re-sharpening them before!
  4. Portable multipurpose esky

    Nice. Do you have a plan for pumping fresh water in/out or will you be bailing with a bucket?
  5. Fishing at Parsley Bay?

    Around the moorings is a good spot for squid. Other than that I've only ever caught rubbish like bream & undersized snapper.
  6. Different type of Hooks

    What’s the opinion on offset vs straight circle hooks? I’ve never been able to figure out which to use when.
  7. Bought a boat

    Too right, tinnies are gold. I wish I had enough room for one as well. For those days that you just want a quick fish - launch by yourself, zip up a river, pull it up by hand onto a sandbar when you want to stop. Quick rinse with a hose on the way out and you're done and dusted. Though I'd probably find myself never using the big boat.
  8. HDS Carbon

    Mate if you dont get an answer. Ring or email Lowrance techical support. They were fantastic at answering my queries
  9. Boating disasters, your best or worst!

    Tragic story in Moruya this weekend. Crossing a notoriously difficult bar on a run out tide in a 2m swell is a recipe for disaster. Sadly a 13 year old girl was killed.
  10. Lures at night

    Use whatever has bits that glow
  11. Earthworms as saltwater bait

    I've caught flatty's in the Hawkesbury on earthworms.
  12. FADs

    On a 1m swell, 1m seas, crusing at around 18-20 kts it takes me about 30-40mins to get to the Botany Wide FAD from the harbour, which is 17/18km off from Malabar so a bit further south from the heads. That's in a 5.8m with 135hp. Obviously in rougher seas or bigger swells I'll go slower. Looking at the forecast I would'nt go anywhere near that far offshore this weekend, if at all.
  13. night fishing

    little red bream = juvenile snapper
  14. South West Rocks Trip

    The Trial Bay Gaol boatramp at Arakoon is OK, and it beats the bar crossing. Your Navara is 4x4 yeah? Then you shouldnt have any issues driving on sand. As for SWR being as about as dangerous as they get? I beg to differ. Try the Harrington crossing and you'll think SWR is a walk in the park.
  15. Another good day at BB Wide FAD

    Nice work!!! Kwell is the ducks nuts for sea sickness. Take half an hour BEFORE you get in the boat.