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  2. 61 crusher

    Bigger Bream from a new spot

    Good report, fish & great time of the year to be on the water, was your trace chewed through or clean bitten off, did the waterways get busier as the day progressed or had the holiday makers already left?
  3. 61 crusher

    Motorguide now attached!

    Well done and a good write up, photos and casting platform, that’s a great blue nose in that catch & a nice part of the world you live in. What type of boat do you have?
  4. antonywardle

    Motorguide now attached!

    Looks good! What is the name of the boat, I'll look out and give you a wave next time I'm out
  5. fragmeister

    Just in case you were wondering where I had gone...

    Thanks for the suggestions ( I might pass on sorting out the mate's reels though! LOL!
  6. fragmeister

    Just in case you were wondering where I had gone...

    Aint that the truth! Thanks mate... the doctor is pretty confident it will recover 100% No sign of arthritis or joint damage. Fingers crossed! I am finding ways to get around better each day. No shortage of things to occupy me so hopefully I will be back walking in a moon boot in 6 weeks. Thanks Rah. I can't wait for that first trip back!
  7. Plethora

    West of the bridge?

    Fishing in Sydney Harbour Previous test results have revealed elevated levels of dioxins in fish and crustaceans across Sydney Harbour, including Parramatta River and other connected tidal waterways. A ban was consequently placed on commercial fishing in 2006 as a precautionary measure. Recreational fishing in the Harbour has not been banned, but fishers are urged to follow dietary advice on the consumption of seafood from the Sydney Harbour, Parramatta River and other connected tidal waterways. Fishers can also continue to practise catch and release. Based on advice from an expert panel, the Government is recommending that: No fish or crustaceans caught west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge should be eaten. You should release your catch. For fish caught east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge generally no more than 150 grams per month should be consumed. Testing of popular species has allowed for more accurate dietary advice. The table below provides advice on the maximum consumption of single species: Recommended maximum intake based on eating a single species caught east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Species Number of 150 g serves Amounts per month Prawns* 4 per month 600 g Crab 5 per month 750 g Bream 1 per month 150 g Flounder 12 per month 1800 g Kingfish 12 per month 1800 g Luderick 12 per month 1800 g Sand Whiting 8 per month 1200 g Sea Mullet 1 every 3 months 50 g Silver Biddle 1 per month 150 g Silver Trevally 5 per month 750 g Tailor 1 per month 150 g Trumpeter Whiting 12 per month 1800 g Yellowtail Scad 8 per month 1200 g Squid 4 per month 600 g Dusky Flathead 12 per month 1800 g Fanbellied Leatherjacket 24 per month 3600 g Important Note: This advice is provided if one single species is being eaten. For example, eating 150 grams of Bream and 600 grams of Prawns in one month would exceed the recommended intake. Eating 300 g Prawns, 300g Sand Whiting and 300g Yellowtail Scad in one month would equal the recommended maximum intake. Questions and answers on dioxins in fish and crustaceans in Sydney Harbour 1. Why has commercial fishing been banned in Sydney Harbour? A total ban was placed on commercial fishing in 2006 as a precautionary measure after test results revealed elevated levels of dioxin in a number of species of fish and crustaceans in Sydney Harbour.
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  9. JA1990

    Quintrex 420 renegade SC

    Cheers for the input, It really does not surprise me quintrex cut corners with some of the factory adds. Fortunately I have not had any issues with those components...touch wood. I opted for the 'sealed floor' during build how ever I am not sure if that will make a difference. I guess the best thing to do to get the most out of any marine use is FRESHWATER WASHDOWNS!!!!! LOL I wash and flush all the time even if I am using the next day, the thought of salt eating away my pride and joy is just apart of my mitigation plan for care.
  10. JA1990

    Motorguide now attached!

    The electric motor will open doors. A whole new style of fishing. I was also one of the lucky who got to attach a GPS capable trolling motor. Absolutely an amazing game changer. RED HOT TIP for young players. Anderson plugs, keep them coated inb fishoil and inspect regulary as they are notorious for rust and corrosion, even in they are hidden. I speak from experience haha. Do you fishing brizzy waters often?
  11. kyngfish

    Bigger Bream from a new spot

    Good fish and good story, obviously the electric motor did the trick.
  12. 61 crusher

    Squid

    ). I went out on Monday & got 6 green eyes, some bugger pinched 1 while I was fishing who didn’t have any luck, there were 4 of us squidding & 2 catching while I was cleaning mine the other guy lost count after 7 and they were still on when I left, you shouldn’t have gone overseas 😀, hopefully you get your mojo back soon
  13. Rah

    Allow Me To Introduce Myself

    Welcome to Fishraider Deano, Looking forward to your reports, especially who gets the bragging rights for first fish. Cheers Rah
  14. 61 crusher

    West of the bridge?

    Any of the wharfs around Balmain, Drummoyne, etc for squid & yakkas, the red marker just west of harbour bridge at the island, off Greenwich sailing club, around cockatoo island, or any of the deeper headlands and eddies in that part of the system
  15. Rah

    Just in case you were wondering where I had gone...

    Wishing you a speedy recovery mate. How good is that first trip back out going to be!!! Cheers Rah
  16. Headed out on Monday (after fitting a new Motorguide) from Woy Woy about 6am for my first trip for around 3 months. The water was as calm as I've ever seen and it was a joy to be out in the morning fresh air. Turned right and headed past the Rip Bridge to work the channel opposite Booker Bay. Had some early whacks and bust offs and to be honest I had no idea what it could have been - and didn't really care. I was out on the water and wetting a line again.. My rig was running 8lb braid with a 6lb mono leader. After a few hours I had nothing to show for it so with the trusty anchor mode on my new toy, I relocated closer to the oyster racks and revelled with instant success. As soon as the first cast broke the water surface, the big bream in the photo took and swallowed the bait! In no time she was in the boat, measuring 36cm (a PB) and put on ice. The next half hour saw the other 3 join her in the esky and as they were getting smaller on each retrieve I thought I had enough and headed home. Garlic chicken was again the bait of choice... Throughout the morning I saw a number of bait bust-ups close by. The image was like a washing machine for a few seconds and then peace once again. I may have stumbled across the answer as I was leaving my new honey hole - a sea turtle swimming alongside me... Great to think our waterways are so clean that species like this are in the area and now has me thinking to get the GoPro sorted out to start accumulating footage of these little events. Will head out tomorrow morning on a flatty hunt around Riley Island - hope it leads to another story! Cheers, TC.
  17. 61 crusher

    Just in case you were wondering where I had gone...

    Ouch!! I gave up soccer at 45 because of the recovery time from sprains & knocks from the young blokes, I wish you luck with a pain free recovery, damn 6 months is along time, but as they say where there’s a will there’s a way, hopefully you’ll have a rod in hand soon
  18. TheCount

    Motorguide now attached!

    Long weekends are great for lots of things - visiting family, doing some chores and more importantly finally fitting new toys to boats!! Last Friday I got to install my new Motorguide 80lb 60" GPS model and I'm happy to say it lives up to my expectations handsomely. You can see the conditions were beautifully calm so it made the maiden voyage a good one for becoming familiar with its functions. From its power when underway to the accuracy in anchor mode, I couldn't be happier and look forward to when the swell or tide or wind increase so I can really test it out. I feel that due to the easier way of staying in one spot it allowed me to get closer to where I wanted to fish and some of the results There's a 3mm 316SS plate under the quick release secured with rail (or well) nuts - they are a rubber grommet with a brass nut inside that stops metals touching when going through the hull. All the reading tells me to mount it as close to the middle as possible so I feel I had a win there. The rail cuts have been loaded with silicone and I'll find some furniture caps to fit. The Motorguide power goes to a 60A breaker on the right and then to an Anderson plug on the left, leading back to the batteries. Added into the 24V mix is an Anderson between the two 110Ah AGM's which when disconnected reverts each unit back to 12V and in conjunction with disconnecting the motor is then able to be charged with my existing solar panel system. A voltmeter has been also added to each battery and when I have time will be cut into the battery boxes so I can see how they're going. Next step is then to secure the battery boxes under the dash out of the way and start working only next project - a new/proper bait board and storage unit... TC.
  19. 61 crusher

    Garie Beach

    Years ago around this time of the year I used to fish garie beach on the southern end rock platform facing the next beach south and catch a lot of good tailor in the wash near the bommie spinning with metals, nice report & dinner
  20. Captain Spanner

    Jew

    I haven't noticed alot of issues with releasing other fish like bream, rays, salmon, etc that you catch as bycatch affecting the jewies, just fish from their own school or similar large fish. Similarly I wouldn't advise releasing bream, trevally etc if you are fishing for bream and trevally, i think the tournament guys will often keep the unwanted bream/fish in a seperate live well until they have finished fishing a spot and let them go when they leave the spot.
  21. Kingyjohn

    Jew

    Yeah righto I was thinking they must be abit like that
  22. Squ!rt

    Jindabyne/Thredbo in April

    If you can catch grasshoppers the day before, they make a killer bait for trout in the snowy systems. To catch them go on dusk and look for them in the dandelions/long grass (watch for snakes), they get real drowsy and sleepy, you can just grab them in your hand, get a empty peanut butter or vegemite jar with holes in the top and get as many as you can. Did this several years ago with my Uncle, dad and Pa and went up through the Gilmore, (Gilmore creek runs between the back of Batlow and Leads into the Tumut river, Near Gocup Rd is not a bad little spot times change in 10yrs though) caught several rainbow and brown trout, also an old heshan fishing bag around your shins/knees in the water keeps the trout fresh and tasty, i recommend waders as the water is bloody cold, used fairly light gear about a 2-4kg rod with light line, no sinker, casting down the river as the fish were coming up it. Good Luck
  23. seasponge

    Port Macquarie land based fishing options

    Thanks Dean. Thanks for that. Looks like a good spot.
  24. Captain Spanner

    Jew

    I have noticed that with Jewies. If you lose or release one i think they take of scared and the school spooks and follows them. It's a bit hard in the boat because you're anchored up and don't want to move, but off the beach we run 100m up the beach to the next gutter to release them. Guys drifting and lure fishing often drive away from where they are catching them to release the fish. They spook very easily.
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  26. Hill373737

    Port Macquarie land based fishing options

    A couple of other land-based spots if you make the trip down to North Haven. From the map, on the right hand side where it says Gogley's Lagoon, fish from the sandbar into the channels, you can also pump yabbies on the flats there. There is a gap in the breakwall, I'll spin or flick lures back into the river on a dropping tide when the lagoon is draining out. You get to it by driving through Laurieton and Dunbogan. Also, the channel on the map under the Dunbogan Caravan Park writing can be a good spot for flatties - I think its usually best from the bank on either side of low tide but I have also caught fishing floating down there in my boat on the top of the tide.
  27. Ah Me Ting

    Just in case you were wondering where I had gone...

    I reckon this is the most under rated issue, especially for active blokes. Doctors don't seem to even consider the impact, so it's left to family and friends to realise, react and take action. So, mate, here's a few ideas for you: do the long over due maintenance on all your fishing reels. sort out all your tackle. make up a heap of rigs for all your fishing needs. replace or repair all the worn runners on your rods. clean out, sort out, the 'bait' freezer. I'm sure all ya mates will be happy to give you their reels and gear to sort out too. 🙄 Perhaps you can start taking rig making requests? 😲
  28. Ah Me Ting

    Just in case you were wondering where I had gone...

    Mate, medical costs these days, and government funding 'n all ... I doubt it. Probably more likely from the Masters closing down sale. 🙄
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