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  2. Here,s 2 i swap between my boats boats. to give you a general idea. I just tie to hand rail near arid holder to clip on my 50w,s or tld25,s when live baiting or trolling.
  3. Berleyguts

    Learning more about fishing

    It was much simpler when I was a young learner! I’d just read “Understanding Fishing Tackle” by Dick Lewers and Geoff Wilson’s knot book, plus Fishing World and Modern Fishing magazines! Also, Vic McCristal’s “Fishing With Lures”. They are still good for the basics but there have been so many advancements in the last 20 or 30 years... graphite rods, braided line, fluorocarbon, to name a few. I’d recommend joining a fishing club, too, particularly an ANSA affiliated club. You will learn a lot through a club.
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  5. Berleyguts

    Fadtabulous Port Stephens

    Thanks Rick. Some more research required, me thinks!
  6. Lizardboy

    Big walks little results

    Thanks for report. cheers, Gus
  7. seasponge

    Rod holder - angles for drifting vs anchoring

    yep, I like that idea
  8. T_Bert83

    Big walks little results

    @big Neil those days definitely happen. I think I'll take him in the boat next time though I really don't like snakes.
  9. big Neil

    Big walks little results

    A bit disappointing for ur mate Trav but you would know that those days happen when chasing MC, I'm sure that with your expertise and determination your mate will be onto them soon enough. Good luck mate and keep the reports coming. bn
  10. T_Bert83

    Big walks little results

    @masterfisho7 definitely better than nothing. I was more disappointed for my mate not to get a fish but I don't think I broke him
  11. masterfisho7

    Sydney bull shark fishing spots

    I live in Drummoyne door step the Parramatta River there has been stories of them taking fisherman catchers in the river
  12. masterfisho7

    Big walks little results

    At least you had ago that's fishing a couple of hits is better than nothink maybe next time you will do better
  13. T_Bert83

    Big walks little results

    @rickmarlin62 sent you a DM mate.
  14. Fab1

    Outside Port Hacking

    Luckily you didn't end up with a mother of all bristleworms yourself mate.Great report as usual.
  15. rickmarlin62

    Big walks little results

    If you dont mind roughly wot area im thinkin of a trip near the junction of turon
  16. We arrived at the Maquarie river at 5am to try get a good friend his first Murray Cod. I was expecting the river to be low but it was disappointing to find it low and very dirty. From there it was an hours hike into a location I have previously had good success. We arrived just on first light and fished surface lures until 8:30am. No action at all which was disappointing as I'd talked it up. Time for a morning coffee and to regroup. We changed up lures and headed further along the river. For the next 4 hours we fished hard throwing just about every lure in the tacklebox and the only excitement came from a couple of close encounters with very large red bellied black snakes. We had lunch and started making our way back. Once again no sign of a fish until we arrived back at the first spot we fished in the morning. Due to the shallow nature of the pool I decided to throw a shallow diving barra classic in gold colour. It worked well just hitting the tops of the rocks as I retrieved. As we fished our way along storm clouds were building I was hopeful it would bring about some action and it did. Over the next hour I had 3 hits losing the first 2 mid fight and landing a 45cm cod. From then things went quiet and unfortunately my friend will have to wait until another day to land his first cod. Cheers, Trav
  17. rickmarlin62

    Fadtabulous Port Stephens

    Externally mount pipe pikup with tap inline in hose
  18. anthman

    Tailor Hookup Rate Help

    Also, make sure you keep the rod tip down and pointed towards 10 o'clock or 2 o'clock (imagine you are standing in the middle of a clock face on the ground) - when the tailor go to jump, gently point (not strike) towards 9 o'clock or 3 o'clock depending on which side you start at - this brings in any slack that would give rise to spitting the hook. Also agree with the single hooks and less drag - they don't dive so I wouldn't be too worried about getting cut off on rocks or objects below.
  19. anthman

    Learning more about fishing

    As suggested above, some straightforward questions you have there but many many different answers based on how and where you fish, what you're targetting etc... Keep this questions but narrow yourself to a target species (build a fishlist to work through) and recognise what you have access to: nearby jetties/wharves, beaches, mates boats etc... knowing just those two things will allow members to fill in the rest: gear, technique, bait etc... I personally think targetting flathead and nearby wharves/rock walls is a great starting point if you want to get into lures. If you want to get into bait, I really love pumping fresh yabbies and fishing them then and there.
  20. Berleyguts

    Fadtabulous Port Stephens

    Makes sense. I guess it hasn’t been much of an issue before because I haven’t travelled too far, so fresh water gets pumped in often enough. I guess a trip to the FAD will do it! I don’t think the tank emptied though. Still odd that the pump stopped working. 🤔 How to fit a pickup to a factory tank???
  21. rickmarlin62

    Minnie Water at Easter 2019

    A mate n i sat on the hill above the lagoon watchin a guy that was bogged he said lets go get him out an he might give us twenty bucks i said wait 3 hrs for the tide to come up an he will give me 200 bucks hahaha
  22. rickmarlin62

    Fadtabulous Port Stephens

    While underway your pump will be out of the water so u need a pipe pikup to force feed water while on the move
  23. Koalaboi

    Learning more about fishing

    Hi Saltyas, Welcome to the forum. The gear/knots.baits etc you need will depend on what sort of fishing you wish to start with: shore based: beach/rock/estuary? Or boat: inside/outside? I'll assume you are probably going shore based so the next question is to decide where you can go that's easy to get to. I'd steer clear of rock fishing unless you have an experienced fisher to teach you the ropes. (In fact, having someone who knows what to do to teach you, will save you a hell of a lot of time and expense on the journey to being a successful fisher.) I found that keeping track of tides, winds, swells and seasons was really important in helping me work out what to fish for and where to go fishing. If you could write back with some answers to the type of fishing you want to start with and where is convenient for you to get to, I'm sure that you'll get lots of good advice from members. KB
  24. kingie chaser

    Sydney bull shark fishing spots

    Way upstream in the fresh is my guess where you would find small juvenile bulls, that's the nursery! Once watched a doco on bulls in the Brisbane river, they were catching juvenile bulls 100kms upstream.
  25. Berleyguts

    Fadtabulous Port Stephens

    Thanks Rick. I assume by pickup, you mean a bent pipe that points forward? I just have the mesh covered intake but the tank has always been full as far as I’m aware and it always seemed to circulate before, although I guess I did do a 12 nautical mile run to the FAD! I might need to take a crew with me so they can check it while underway! What’s weird is that I noticed the pump wasn’t running even at rest but back at home when I flicked the switch it ran fine. It and the bilge pump failed on an earlier trip and the fuse box needed replacing. Just a bit weird but not as annoying as the sounder!
  26. James  Clain

    Sydney bull shark fishing spots

    Sydney is a seasonal place for bullies, only the large male and females migrate from Queensland and northern NSW to hunt. The bull sharks range from around 2.1 to 3.4 metres. there is no such thing as a small bull shark in Sydney. If you want small sharks head out towards the heads more and set lines targeting small bronze whalers, dusky sharks and other small species. just check the rules for the species your catch before you butcher one. Good Luck
  27. GoingFishing

    Learning more about fishing

    Hi SaltyAs Welcome to Fishraider. Your off to a very good start and your asking all the right questions. Unfortunately theres no easy way to answer all of the above in one response. Most fishos go through a "progression". For me that started with bait fishing land based for bread and butter species such as bream,flathead and whiting. For that id suggest a 6 foot rod with 3000 size reel spooled with 10 pound line with mono leader. But by far the best way to learn is to get out with someone who knows how to fish. Where are you located.
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