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  1. Squid again

    I have been doing a bit of the same down my way lately Rick, successfully, but not nearly as successful as you! Might be to do with location, but I'm keen to know how you go about targeting them to see if I can replicate your success.
  2. Brissie waters arvo session

    Nice one Luke, I'm yet to catch a legal snapper in brisbane waters. A few people keep telling me they're easy to come by, but I beg to differ. Caught plenty of just undersize ones but no legals yet. In my defence I don't target them, I just get plenty as bycatch.
  3. Crowdy Heads

    What a great trip. I would totally eat those spotties too! They're good eating, just cut the blood line out.
  4. No Reds But A Bag Of Kings

    Wow they sure are fat! Great work
  5. Broughton Island 9/3/18

    Hi guys After my last Broughton Island adventure was cancelled due to the weather, I'm penciling in the diary for another attempt, camping at the island on Friday 9/3 and Saturday 10/3. None of my friends are available for a fish, they're honestly just not as keen as me, so it's time to try to find some new fishing buddies. I'm quite happy fishing on my own and do this regularly but it feels a little irresponsible to go somewhere so far away from help for the weekend by myself. Looking to see if there's anybody else that might want to come along in their own boat to camp and keep an eye out for each other basically. Can keep in touch on the radio and help each other find fish too! It will be weather dependent for me as my boat is a 5m aluminium centre console. Cheers
  6. Where to Install Berley Pot?

    Looks good. I like how it sits away from the transom a bit too. Mine is flush against the transom and has resulted in some well smashed knuckles over the years.
  7. Where to Install Berley Pot?

    I don't think it would be an issue. If water can't get in from the outside then it can't get in can it? I've never used aluminium bolts so can't comment on that. My berley bucket is mounted with SS bolts and there's no corrosion around them. I've got SS fittings all through my boat and used sikaflex and also got some nylon washers to sit between the SS washer and hull just to be extra cautious. Disclaimer: I do have a bit of corrosion in my boat but it's not around these fittings so I reckon it's a pretty safe choice.
  8. Where to Install Berley Pot?

    How about longer bolts so you can get through that brace? I think that would be better than self tappers.
  9. Show us your custom built rods

    Last one. This is a 1-2kg spin stick that I built very quickly for a trout trip years ago. Caught some trout on it then got back home and caught an 87cm jewie on it, yew! Very cheap stick that has now caught dozens of fish and still going strong. I got the blank for free off a mate and spent probably $10-$15 on components (mudhole bargains). By far my cheapest and fastest build but one of my favourites. (oh it's the one in the middle).
  10. Show us your custom built rods

    An attempt at a fish pattern.
  11. Show us your custom built rods

    My first ever rod built for Shirley Bassy
  12. Show us your custom built rods

    Couple of spin rods for the kids
  13. Show us your custom built rods

    And here’s my first and only attempt at a tiger wrap
  14. Show us your custom built rods

    This one is my first and only attempt at weaving
  15. Broughton Island 9/3/18

    How about I just send the decky out to get the boat?
  16. Broughton Island 9/3/18

    Thanks Ron that’s a great tip, much appreciated. Another good setup I’ve seen is to have a bungee cord attached to the anchor so it pulls boat out from the beach and when you want to jump in you can pull the boat in using a rope secured on shore. Let it go and the bungee cord pulls it back out safely away from shore. I just find I sleep a lot better when the boat is secured to a mooring rather than an anchor. But yeah then there’s that other issue of getting eaten when I swim out to get the boat. If my boat was bigger I’d take the yak with me.
  17. Broughton Island 9/3/18

    The following weekend I'll be at Elizabeth Beach and hoping to launch from the beach there and fish inshore. If conditions no good then we'll smash the flatties in the lake.
  18. Broughton Island 9/3/18

    Unfortunately this is another trip to Broughton that I must postpone. Just got word that my father in law has been booked in for a quadruple bypass op on Friday, so wife is going to Newcastle to be with him and her mum, and I'm looking after the kids. The kids don't even like fishing, everything is so unfair (yes I'm being sarcastic, but yes I'm also disappointed).
  19. Broughton Island 9/3/18

    Trying not to pay too much attention to the forecast for a few more days 🙈 Haha I often think that! I always come back to the fact that my boat is a lot more versatile than a big one... I wish I had could have a fleet tbh
  20. Paper Maps

    Good to know, I thought they were still mandatory. I know a guy who was asked to show his charts during an inspection probably about 5 years ago now and he didn't have any. They did have a GPS and 3 anglers onboard who all had Navionics on their mobiles, but it still wasn't good enough from the authorities' point of view.
  21. Broughton Island 9/3/18

    Quick update. I now have 2 mates coming with me. There's probably room for more on the camp site if anyone wants to join us, just let me know. Now we wait until closer to the date to see what the weather's going to do.....
  22. Pirtek fishing comp

    They announce target species in a few days I think
  23. should i get it?

  24. Broughton Island 9/3/18

    That's my least favourite part of camping there, the swim out in the dark...
  25. Broughton Island 9/3/18

    I've gone ahead and booked 2 sites ( I couldn't get 1 for the 2 nights so got a grass site for night 1 and a timber platform for night 2. No biggie.