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  2. wazatherfisherman

    Blue ring

    A few years ago, while looking for prawns and tiny squid at Battersea Park in Abbotsford we netted 2 Blue Ring's in one night and about a week later prawning near Dobroyd Aquatic club in Five Dock we got another one. Until then I'd only considered them something that lived in close proximity to the open ocean as I've seen them a few times when looking for bait crabs. I was really surprised to see them that far up the Parramatta River
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  4. Foxxy

    Pflueger Salt 50

    Hey guys, Just purchased a Pflueger salt 50 to do a bit of land based-bait soaking. Is 50lb braid overkill? Ideally I'd like 40lb spiderwire but I can't find it anywhere at a low cost. The reel capacity says 405yd-20lb / 305yd-30lb / 250yd-40lb. Will predominately be fishing from wharves and shores around Parramatta River/Sydney Harbour. Thanks in advance!
  5. Brew

    Live bait

    Yakkas are in most bays with moorings. Try Pinta or Waratah. Waratah had heaps a few weeks back.
  6. mrsswordfisherman

    HAIRTAIL ARE ON

    Yes correct Roger @Oldfella we went about a month ago and it was not cold enough. We always held the fishraider hairtail weekends in July. A houseboat and a fun crew is the way to go
  7. Oldfella

    HAIRTAIL ARE ON

    Hi Guys; DO Not be surprised as zmk said if you get back to the ramp and find a brass monkey trying to borrow a welder!! Typical Weather in there for this time of year though. Old blokes used to say to me in May. No hairtail yet son. Not cold enough. How right they were. Cheers. Roger.
  8. big Neil

    HAIRTAIL ARE ON

    Great to see you're having a go. Too cold for this old codger, I'm afraid. bn
  9. zmk1962

    HAIRTAIL ARE ON

    Great stuff. Look after the brass monkeys! Cheers Z
  10. mrsswordfisherman

    HAIRTAIL ARE ON

    Yes it is cold there for sure Rah They have just moved to Waratah Bay Looks good for the event Laurie @THE SWEENEY
  11. Rah

    HAIRTAIL ARE ON

    Top stuff fellas!! Looks chilly..
  12. JonD

    Blue ring

    We find them on most night dives, they are hard to distinguish at firsts as they often don't display much blue untill they get agitated.
  13. mrsswordfisherman

    HAIRTAIL ARE ON

    The hairtail are on! Here are some pics live from swordie at Jerusalem Bay
  14. blaxland

    Live bait

    Seen plenty of yakkas caught around west head, Ive caught squid along the northside of barenjoey
  15. blaxland

    Port Hacking

    Nothing better than crisp day to clear the cobwebs and some nice squid as well
  16. chrisgal

    Crabbing

    I bought a couple of crap traps the other day, was wondering if I could get some help on the surrounding to drop them in and different places on the hawkesbury river for muddies and blue swimmers.
  17. chrisgal

    Live bait

    Does anybody know of any place other than flint and steel to catch live bait in the Hawkesbury River ?
  18. Welster

    Port Hacking

    Always nice bagging a few squid. The freezing cold probably helped you stay awake.
  19. Welster

    Blue ring

    I think I’d be cutting the line pronto.
  20. savit

    Blue ring

    It was very good idea to use long nose pliers for blue ringed octopus.
  21. Volitan

    Blue ring

    My apologies if this event is commonplace, but it’s never happened to me before so here goes. i went out in a little dingy at Brisbane Water by Wagstaffe today. Reeling in, I saw a little brown lump of weed on the end of my line. Im pretty blind without my glasses but fortunately I took a closer look before pulling it off. Beautiful little blue ring octopus. It had grabbed a prawn on a longshank hook and must have impaled itself. Getting it off unharmed wasn’t easy but good thing I had some long nose pliers. The rings are an amazing electric blue as they swim away in clear water. Otherwise, one good flathead and a lot of small whiting. cheers V.
  22. Volitan

    Pourmalong Creek Dam, Morriset

    Ok, thanks for the guidance. cheers
  23. flatheadluke

    Port Hacking

    To be young again!! Well done and great yarn.
  24. trigunner54

    Port Hacking

    After a long time absent from fishing with Uni and everything, a friend messages me Sunday night, "reckon you will be up by 4:30, Monday morning?, Gonna fish for some squid". Didn't even bother sleeping, was already was out till pretty late. We still ended up arriving at Wally's wharf by 6:30am (behind schedule). We first drifted around the seaweed patches near Jibbon beach and jeez, it was damn cold. Drifted 3 times before we headed off to another location with nothing in the bag. the water here, dropped of to about 7-9m of water and took 20seconds for the squid jig to sink (not sure if i was doing it right). On my third cast, after letting it sink for around 20seconds, the line quickly takes off followed by the nice sound of the reel's drag system. Squid came in after a steady fight and was netted, measured at around 27cm hood length (first large squid for me!). We drifted near the area a few more times and ended up catching some more with 3 around 25cm hoodlength and 2 at 20cm hoodlength. With some squid in the bag, and no more other catches after a while, we fished around moored boats with soft plastics. Lots of bites and small runs for me before the fish lets go of the lure, but friend did catch a few small snapper and a 28cm bream. there were also some large tyres in pretty shallow water on the sand flats with a few 40cm + blackfish around them which got spooked off as our boat approached closer. Called it a day shortly after. Was happy i finally caught some larger squid but definetly need to wear more clothing, could barely feel my fingers out in the water.
  25. Hunter69

    New boat

    Well im in the same boat too. I live in the barossa and yamaha is in adelaide. Although this side of town. Only 50 min drive. Not too bad. Thanks again everyone.
  26. rickmarlin62

    Pourmalong Creek Dam, Morriset

    Ive caught a few bass in there they are hard work small dam surrounded by lilly pads n weed beds cant fish the bank can use canoe waste of energy better spots easier fishn elsewhere...rick
  27. JonD

    New boat

    Just think of them like car engines (also 4strokes) basically oils and filter, my services are carried out by a Yamaha mechanic and cost bellow $200 for a F70, being mobile his costs are far less than those who work out of large premisses. A service should take no more than 2hrs but most dealers will charge the full 5hrs they claim it should take. Also if considering any outboard take a hard look at what commercial operators are using every day of the week and don't be shy to ask why.
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