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  1. + 1 to what Hookup said. I don't often use bait but when I do I'll try to catch it on the day; bonito, squid, slimies etc. Treat them as if you're going to eat them, knock them on the head then into a slurry. Any bait left over I salt then freeze. Squid is frozen as is without salting or touching fresh water. If you're not sure about how to salt watch this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnAUTIvBS4A Only difference is I freeze the bait after 24 hours. Cheers Rob
  2. I have the Xi5 and think it's great, but if I was to buy a new one tomorrow I'd get a Minn Kota. Only reason is that some Minn Kota models have self deploy, one touch of a button lowers and raises it. Yes I'm a lazy bugger. Cheers Rob
  3. Many bait shops sell live bait, usually blood worms and sometimes nippers. These are excellent baits to use so try them if you can get them. Whiting are suckers for blood worms and you'll also get bream and flathead on them. The downside is the pickers like them too! Cheers Jiggy
  4. Hey Guys, I stumbled onto a Burrendong Dam Facebook page and it looks like the redfin are ON. Cricket scores of decent sized fish are being landed. If you get on to Facebook just search for Burrendong Dam and the page will pop up. If you want a feed of redfin it looks like this is the place at the moment. Cheers Rob
  5. Hi Guys, I stumbled onto a map on the Dept of Primary Industries site that shows the fish stocking areas and rates in NSW; the link to the site is here: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/resources/stocking I've attached an example of how the information is presented. The information is just great. As an example there has been quite a few bass stocked in various metropolitan Sydney locations in the last couple of years. Lake Burrendong has had a lot of cod released into it over the last few years, 120,000 in the last year alone! This is a great tool to check out places to explore or check if worth fishing either now or in the near future. Cheers Rob
  6. I had the same issue a couple of years ago when I bought a boat in Queensland; boat transport or drive. I ended up driving to Hervey Bay to pick it up. I saved a couple of grand, had a very nice drive and got to make sure the boat was right when I picked it up.
  7. The recent Canberra Tuna comp saw one alby landed in admittedly bad weather. Mid June and basically nothing on the YFT front off Sydney when once, by March, they were regular catches on the inshore reefs. Cheers Rob
  8. Have you thought about trying a drop shot rig, it's similar to this and you can add another hook above for bait. You can see some drop shot setups here: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=drop shot rig&qs=n&form=QBIR&sp=-1&ghc=1&pq=drop shot rig&sc=1-13&sk=&cvid=ECA3198E746E438EAB3E65ECC4336D1E Oh mods if this is against policy please remove. Cheers Rob
  9. I've wanted to fish up there for a long time but the Wooli bar puts me off. Has anyone tried launching from Minnie Water rather than Wooli? Cheers Rob
  10. I'm starting to question if this does go ahead given the results of the Orange by election on the weekend. A safe Nats seat Orange is now a Fishers and Shooters party seat, so the locals have said stuff you to parties cosying up to the greens, amongst other things, and voted for the most anti green party you can get. YAY! I doubt if the Libs or Nats want to tempt fate in other seats come the next election with lockouts, so hopefully this goes away for now. Cheers Rob
  11. This proposal bans fishing from Kurnell to the end of the National Park, say Stanwell Park or there about. Others want to ban fishing in selected sites; the main thing is that these are proposals put to the government. So what do you do? Write you local member, write the fishers and shooters who hold seats in the NSW senate, write the Premier and tell them what you think, tell them how great a family activity fishing is, the economic benefits it brings to the state, the electoral backlash if they ban recreational fishing in southern Sydney. Be polite and write. Sitting on your bum and whining won't get us anywhere. The green fringe are in the pollies ears talking preference deals for fishing bans on a government that's on the nose. We need to tell the government that they would lose more than what they gain if they did this. Cheers Rob
  12. Have a look at Phoenix Boats in South Nowra, in a previous life they were Predator boats. Locally built, tough as nails and very seaworthy. Cheers Jiggy
  13. I just went through the same issue with a boat down from Queensland and could not find any mobile mechanic that did blue slips. Best bet is to look for a workshop open on Saturdays that issues them. Cheers Rob
  14. This is the new baby I've picked up; a 2013 Galeforce 6 with a 140 Suzuki with 200 hours on it. Well maintained and came with a Simrad NSS 16, auto pilot, VHF radio, fusion sound system Powerwinch on the trailer and more. A 200 litre fuel tank gives me lots of range and it comes with dedicated cranking and house batteries in the console. I added to it a motorguide on the nose and a 4G broadband radar. With this I can chase whiting with poppers in the shallows and kings and snapper on the wider reefs. My first target is a Hawkesbury jew on a lure! I usually launch from Kyeemagh; if you see me come over and say hi. Cheers Rob
  15. Thanks guys; biting the bullet and flying up to Hervey Bay to check it out. I'll let you know what I find. Cheers Rob