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  2. frankS

    Port hacking

    Well done old mate, Me like others have said I think the Whiting would have come home with me, your choice and I commend you for your decision. But geeze it would be hard!!. Frank
  3. mrsswordfisherman

    Anyone done a "lap" - who has a caravan?

    Hmmmm I might have Depends on a few things Yowie but would love to see more of Australia
  4. fragmeister

    Braid - What are your strategies for spooling your reels?

    Yes, that is expensive PE10 Saltiga line - rated at 100lbs Diawa have some excellent lines like the J braid series that are 1/3 of that price. Is it worth paying $200 plus for top of the line braid? I seriously doubt it. Like most anglers, when I lose a quality fish it will almost certainly be because of poor attention to knots, poor decisions in playing the fish (like being too heavy on the drag and pulling a hook not heavy enough and getting reefed) or just plain bad luck. The very slight advantage which the Saltiga line could possibly provide, IMO would not enter into the equation.
  5. mrsswordfisherman

    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    @smc2010 https://www.marinerescuensw.com.au/boating-education/boat-a-pwc-licences Try Marine Rescue - here is info and list of dates http://marinerescuensw.com.au/component/content?id=79/ get your Marine Rescue app for your phone too
  6. frankS

    Fluoro straight through - Bream

    Sorry but I can't see why you would want to do this ?. Why not just use a good quality Mono ?. " In my opinion " All this talk on Fluro is just a lot of hype to get money for the manufacturers. I done a fracture test on fluro verses good mono by weighting down each with the same amount of weight then straddled the line over a round tube with fine sandpaper glued to it, set both in motion with electric motor so that the lines would rub backwards and forwards over the sand paper. Guess what the Mono lasted longer than the fluro 10 out of 10 tests, so no one can convince me that fluro is more chafe resistant than a good quality Mono, When the manufacturers do a similar test they probably use inferior mono that would break without any chafing let alone rubbed up against a rock or similar. Fluro may well be harder for a fish to see, this I can not test as I don't have fish eyes and don't know how they see things, so I won't dispute that claim. Frank
  7. flatheadluke

    Fluoro straight through - Bream

    I like braid as the lower diameter casts better and creates less drag in current. Important for how I fish for bream but mono is fine for bait
  8. frankS

    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    Back in the day when I got my licence there was no water test, Think for memory I got mine at a fishing/camping show in Penrith, just filled in the questionnaire and licence issued on the spot. A few years later a mate had to go into town and sit a test with a board with waterways images and he had to navigate a toy boat around the coarse as well as answer all the questions, think then you could get 3 wrong, which makes me think that IF you get 3 wrong you don't really know what you are doing ?. Anyhow this doesn't help you decide which way to go at this present time and I'm afraid I can't help you in that way. How's the new boat, send some photos via email. Frank
  9. Centrepin

    Hawkesbury River Blackfish

    I will send you a PM.
  10. seasponge

    Hawkesbury River Blackfish

    Great catch. Sounds like a fantastic couple of days. I've never targeted black fish in the Hawkesbury but would love to give it a crack. Roughly which part of the Hawkesbury were you fishing in?
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  12. masterfisho7

    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    Download the boatingquiz is a top idea you will know what is going on to do the test
  13. noelm

    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    It's probably a good idea to do the questions now and then, remember a piece of paper (license) does not mean you know what you are doing in a boat, so take care out there, and no piece of electronic gadgetry can replace a good set of eyes and a thinking brain!
  14. smc2010

    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    Cheers kingie chaser
  15. GoingFishing

    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    Hey Sean You will find most of the private operators to be the same...one day course which goes for circa 6 hours and 2 hrs of that are on the water. I did mine at a place in the sutherland shire. Cant remember its name but they were very good. As a side note....if your new to boating it is important that you learn the rules and general boating safety from these courses. Could save your life. Theyre not a waste of time and exist for a reason.
  16. kingie chaser

    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    Didn't do mine through any company, for memory I had to fill in a log & get it signed off so a mate helped me there with the practical on his tinny. As to the knowledge test well I read the book once then did this quiz over & over & over till I got 100% a few times in a row. http://www.boatingquiz.com.au/index.php/general-boating-knowledge-quiz/ I actually still do the quiz every now & then as a refresher!
  17. noelm

    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    I guess in a kind of way, the RMS makes sure you know the rules, because that's what you're tested on, and some hours in a mates boat, as the practical component.
  18. smc2010

    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    Thank you Noel I just wanted to know which company is best with least amount of bells and whistles so I can get it done and out of the way, so you recommend rms? Il go to there website do and book it
  19. AI fella

    Port hacking

    Great report , Hacking been a bit quite down my end (Maianbar) as its copped an absolute flogging over xmas and new year , good to see the SW arm has something left Cheers
  20. AI fella

    Insane Yellowfin session

    Skipper weighed them 25 , 30 and 32 kg, and fortunately my boss owns the boat , wont be hitting the canyons in my kayak 😆😆😆 , cheers , Gareth
  21. noelm

    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    There's not a lot of stress involved, get the free book from the RMS or read the rules online, most clubs do a license course now and then too, as do some rescue organisations, be fully conversant with the rules, it's not that hard to learn the rules and sit for the license test at the RMS office.
  22. As the title says I'm looking for most stress free easiest way to do my boat licence. There are endless companies online offering this and that what is the easiest way raiders? Thanks in advance for any help. Kind regards sean
  23. Green Hornet

    Fluoro straight through - Bream

    My preferred fluoro outfit is a 7 foot 6 inch flats rod, a 2500 size Shimano and 3lb Sunline Sniper. It doesn't cast quite as far as braid but its not far off. Possibly not having a leader knot flying through the guides helps the FC in this regard. I prefer a 2500 reel over a 1000 with FC as the larger diameter spool helps with line management. FC can be quite "springy" and even 4lb can cause the odd problem on the 2500 with ultra light lures.
  24. kingie chaser

    Braid - What are your strategies for spooling your reels?

    Well I am not buying it from Aldi 🙄
  25. 1. Reverse old braid 2. Buy Tasline braid in the exact length i need for the spool 3. Profit
  26. Yes i am aware there are expensive braid out there. But is it really worth it? That is meant to be put of stellas and saltigas. PE10 is like winch rope.
  27. nutsaboutfishing

    Braid - What are your strategies for spooling your reels?

    I used to religiously put on a few layers of mono backing then fill the rest of the spool with braid. But everytime I respool my reels 90% of the braid looks untouched and brand new. I think in the future I might start putting maybe a 1/4 of the spool as mono backing and save on the braid. I've never before even come close to being spooled so most of my braid never sees the light of day. Is this advisable?? What I do do is when I lose braid and the lip of the spool becomes prominent, I'll add more backing. I just drill a hole in lid of 2 litre drink bottle, attach it to the drill and unspool that way.
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