Green Hornet

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  1. I reckon you should go into a specialist fishing tackle store and talk to the guys behind the counter.
  2. Was the reel 2nd hand when you bought it? Perhaps it was an online purchase from overseas. Most reel manufacturers don't market their full range in Australia.
  3. This topic was raised not too long ago. There was a bit of confusion in the name of the fish but it ended up being barracouta. Have a look here
  4. Oil in bearings and on the spool shaft, grease on gears and all other moving parts, in general. A light smear of grease on everything is good protection against corrosion. Some guys like to grease bearings but it will stiffen the winding of the reel considerably. Its OK for the large stuff but for estuary type reels I'd stick with oil. Yamaha grease will most likely do the job but I imagine its quite a lot thicker than a regular reel grease. Personally, I like Innox products and use MX6 grease and MX5 oil in the injector bottle on all my reels. If your drag washers already have grease on them, use a proper drag washer grease like Cals or Daiwa.
  5. Have a look at the 1162B in this link I've got the 862B to cast light metals at tailor and salmon and rate it highly. Although its rated to 20kg, I find Daiwa rods are more suited to the lighter side of their rating, so I reckon it would fish 10kg quite nicely.
  6. Kings are pretty tough to find landbased at that time of year, more likely species to target are salmon and bonito. Its a good time to fish the rocks for drummer, so keep that in mind. I've caught the odd decent snapper on lightly weighted plastics worked around the edges of the washes where I chase blackfish but don't do that too often in winter. Also owned a Policansky back in the day, can't remember the model number but it was the smaller one.
  7. I read a report on this quite some time back which stated it was some kind of disease that caused the problem, not nets.
  8. I wear these with a pair of wetsuit boots over the top. I initially bought them for winter kayak trips. They're a bit lighter than waders, so a lot better for walking any distance, plus they seal around your waist and won't fill with water if you get bowled over in the surf.
  9. I agree with what flatheadluke has said. Try a shorter leader that doesn't need to run through any guides. I do a hell of a lot of beach spinning and have found the short leader makes no difference to the strike rate, even when using fluoro braid. Give it a try and at least you'll know if its your knots or your guides.
  10. I reckon a good rule of thumb to start with is your leader should be at least twice the strength of your main line. Then you need to factor things in like can you wash the fish out or do you need to lift it and also the type of rock platform you're fishing ie, is it a vertical ledge into deep water or are there lots of rocks covered in cunji and barnacles in close? Say you're fishing 20lb braid, I'd be starting out with a leader around 50lb and go as hard as you can on them, specially when they're in close around anything snaggy.
  11. Any rocky areas with a bit of kelp around will generally hold a few squid, just be aware of the marine park sanctuary zones. As GreasePit said, the ocean beaches will generally fish better than those inside the bay with your heavier outfit. A good place to start is the beach running between Culburra and Currarong. Tailor, salmon and bream are worth targeting with your salted pilchards. If the ocean beaches are too rough and you don't mind spending a few bucks to get into the national park, the rocks around Murrays Beach are worth a go too.
  12. Good to see you got a few. I enjoyed reading your report elsewhere too.
  13. I use an ABU C4-6600 for throwing metals from the beach at tailor and salmon and it is a very competent reel for that. My advice is if you want to go with braid, choose a stiff line like Fireline. I can cast that stuff all day long no worries, but once I spooled up with a soft, 8 strand braid and had birds nest after birds nest, even on gentle casts. These days I'm happy to fish with a 6kg, low stretch mono.
  14. As Short said there's some great rock fishing around Beecroft Peninsula. At this time of year there's normally kings, bonito, mack tuna and plenty of frigates about. Other than the kings, a 6kg spin outfit will handle the rest. Its also a good time to throw a metal off the ocean beaches for salmon and tailor plus there should still be the odd jew lurking. If your after some squid for bait, inside the bay is best. Try around Callala Bay or Murrays Beach, just depends on where you're staying.
  15. I'm not familiar with Sydney LBG ledges but for the spots around Beecroft Peninsula where I mostly fish, a 7 foot rod is fine. These ledges are basically vertical and drop straight into deep water. Other places where the rocks slope more into the water or you have to stand back further from the edge, a longer rod has obvious benefits regarding line management and a rod around 8 foot six or 9 foot is necessary. The rod length is dictated more by the terrain you're fishing rather than the fish you're chasing.