Rocky

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About Rocky

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  • Birthday 08/18/1972

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  1. Thanks so much for all this feedback, gives me plenty to look at. Mainly looking too make sure it is safe to go off shore each time I plan to head out once I get this Stabicraft.
  2. Hi Guys, hope you are well. I am just wondering where everybody looks for the weather reports before heading outside. I am just about to get a boat that can get me to the shelf but want to be super safe so am hoping you guys can share where you look before heading into the deep blue. Look forward to all contributions Thanks
  3. safety is certainly very high on my list s as well which is why the Stabi has caught my eye. I will be taking my boys and sometimes my daughter and I want to be very sure. In saying that, a lot of the precautions there are done prior to heading out so you can avoid most sticky situations I presume. Yes, want to be 50 km out though and a boat that can handle that and the run home.
  4. Yep, have looked into yellowfin and Surtees but have really narrowed my search down to these final two. Both are brilliant boats by all accounts, but I think I am leading towards the stabi as it just seems to have that stability at rest, bulletproof sort of reputation. I think I will need that over the sharp looks of the bar crusher. I am not sure how many of you have seen the recent edition of 'the captain' but they tested similar boats and it appeared that the ride on these stabs's is now second to none as well. Continued input would be really appreciated as it is obviously a big decision
  5. Hi Guys, I have narrowed my choice of boat down to the following and you read different things everywhere. I would really like to hear from any one who has been in both boats, or one of either for your honest opinion. I will obvious test both of these on water before buying, however, in a test you get one go in what ever the conditions are on the day. I would like to hear from those who have been in multiple conditions. Obviously a big decision so would love all opinions. Finally, I guess, if there are any members who own with of these and have a spare spot one day, I would love to go for a run with you.
  6. Hi, How are you ? Thanks for that. How far out are the islands. we only have a 435 hornet, do you think we would be ok ? I presume we could find some shelter around he islands. which one is the best of the five for kingies or other species ?? Thanks Rocky
  7. hi there, heading of to port kembla next thursday and friday for the first time,we are planing on throwing a few platics around the warfs and jetties,could some one tell me if there are king fish around this time of the year, and if there is any speed limits in side the harbour. cheers and thanks for any info
  8. Hi there guys. Thanks for that advice. I am very good with the questions and always listen hard. Like warnie said, I am a good sponge. I am planning on trying around the 20th Jan. Does that sound ok to people who know. I will have a solid three days at them and if I do no good, well, I will just have to have another three days the next week, and the next, and the next. what lures would people suggest to get started anyway, let not worry about how to spread them, and what spead to run them. Lets get the right gear to start with. Thanks Rocky
  9. Hell there raiders, How are you all. I have just got the gear and the boat for my first Marlin outing and I cant wait. I really need some help though. I dont expect people just to tell me where they catch them. But, I would love to know a little about how etc etc. I am heading to Port Stevens. When would be the best time to try ?? Live baits or lures ?? I am a real novice but i gues you only learn by trying. Please help Rocky
  10. Hello fishraiders. Hope you are well. I am in Cairns next week and for work and have some time Tuesday and Wednesday to do a little fishing. If there is any locals that would like to take a fellow fishraider out, please let me know. Thanks Rocky
  11. Cant believe you couldnt find a buddy sultrix. I was dying to have a go with you but had to look after some kids today. I will keep my eye out for your next post when you might be heading out again. Great work to get out there today though. Rocky
  12. Sorry, forgot to ask if the backbone is a 24 or 15 kilo stick. Would you say the reel is in pretty good condition. Thanks Rocky
  13. Hi Mate, just wondering how much of that 15 kg line is on there. Also wondering, why you are getting rid of it ??? Thanks Rocky
  14. Sorry raiders, yes, I am thinking for YFT as a rule. But while I am here, could I use this outfit for other types of fishing as well, a bit of versatility. Thanks again Rocky
  15. OK, After a lot of reading and listening I have come up with a plan for starting out with these game fish. Please give me your opinion. I am going to get myself a TLD 25 and fill it with 60o metres of 30 pound line. I will stick this on a mid range 15 - 25 kilo stick with roller tip. Question is, do you think I will be ok starting out with this chasing yellowfin ? I know it is not necessarily the ideal, but it is what I cn afford at the moment. Your advice and opinion will be appreciated. Rocky