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  2. chokpa

    Thoughts on a new rig (underutilised?)

    Oh yeah good point. Thanks!
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  4. connico

    Thoughts on a new rig (underutilised?)

    Where do you get this berley cage from?
  5. GoingFishing

    Thoughts on a new rig (underutilised?)

    The sinker will likely be heavier than the cage and force the line to fold over. This is a recipe for very bad tangles. if your worried about the burley cage floating to the surface, you could put a stopper/rubber band above it to stop it rising too the surface, exactly the same as you would use for the float.
  6. Scratchie

    Anchor chain - deal on dinga

    Great post Anthman! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  7. Scratchie

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    We fished in that for 5 hours! Open boat, hectic bar crossing, about a 1.8-2m swell and wind gusts of 20 knots. Thereโ€™s actually an island about 500m away you canโ€™t see! It was a great day on the water! We had it all to ourselves! But the shower, feed and beer afterwards was just as good! It just goes to show, you can make the most of any day you choose! ๐Ÿ‘
  8. masterfisho7

    Perch, perch and perch - central coast

    Nice fish Toby and great photo well done
  9. chokpa

    Thoughts on a new rig (underutilised?)

    Why's that? You'd want to get the burley off the surface I'd think, in case it doesn't sink well. You want it as close to the bait as possible Have you ever thought if using the cage on your livey rig too?
  10. kingie chaser

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    I have found that often the best fishing is in moderately adverse conditions over nice sunny millpond days. Might be just me though?
  11. Scratchie

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    The weather never puts me off fishing! I just like everyone around me to be comfortable! Heres a little clip of a recent trip up north! We were wondering why we were the only boat at the ramp! Lol ๐Ÿ˜
  12. antonywardle

    brp G 2 new range

    I can't see the 115's, only the 150's. Still it would be good to see the G2 Tech filtering down to the smaller HP range
  13. anthman

    Anchor chain - deal on dinga

    Hey guys, just saw dinga have their eofy sale on, some cheap prices on anchor chain and related bits and bobs (given my recent topics on anchoring, though it would be useful to have spares). 4' of 1/4" anchor chain for $3 delivered (bit cheaper for FR members). https://www.dinga.com.au/jarvis-marine-anchor-chain-1-4-x-4-jm50604.html As a point of reference, it's $6 per metre at Bunnings for same diameter chain, also hot dipped galvanized. Other stuff on clearance too (padlocks, spare chain links etc...)
  14. GoingFishing

    Thoughts on a new rig (underutilised?)

    I've never tried it but id be swapping the sinker and the cage so that the sinker is lower
  15. flatheadluke

    Snapper off the rocks

    Back in the 80โ€™s and 90โ€™s that spot was the go to for Marlin fishing. The highest part of the ledge is called โ€˜big mugsโ€™ and its great for jumping off for a swim in summer (you have to time the sets as bottom can be shallow). Lots of kelp beds around that spot, not much sand. Lots of rock cod and bakers over the kelp beds but good fish on the edges. You need to get to the edge of the reef where the sand is to avoid the garbage. Iโ€™d suggest a 10 foot+ rod with 10 - 20lbs line with a 1/0 suicide hook on a SALTED half pillie (secured with half hitch) running sinker rig on the run out. Wind to your back or no wind a must. Maybe size 1 or 2 ball sinker. Make sure the leader is lighter than the main line and be prepared to lose some rigs while you are working out where the reef isnโ€™t! Just a thought. Good luck!
  16. noelm

    Salmon off the beach down south.

    As a general rule, most magazine articles are very one sided, no different to (say) boat "tests" on a boat brand that advertises in the same magazine.
  17. kingie chaser

    Perch, perch and perch - central coast

    Well done Toby ๐Ÿ‘
  18. kingie chaser

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    ๐Ÿ‘ Im in & will 3rd that. Regardless of where we get to fish just meeting guys who have much more experience & knowhow than me will be fantastic & hopefully increase my success rate when on the water. Be prepared & warned guys, I will be trying to pick your brains & will be asking lots of questions or more so enjoying fishing discussions with you all ๐Ÿ˜ Weather is weather which you can do nothing about but you always have to make the best of a situation imo
  19. garfield28

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    ๐Ÿ‘ Looking forward to it
  20. wazatherfisherman

    Thoughts on a new rig (underutilised?)

    Hi chokpa used a similar set up to catch livey's when fishing high up- you put a sabiki style bait jig on (still with a sinker on bottom as well) instead of leader and hook, under same rig as you've demonstrated. Handy when baitfish well out or from up high. Regards Waza
  21. See attachment for an image. We already read about how important berley is, especially off the rocks, and you see people carrying bags of stuff in with them. However if you are casting out wide the berley is less effective, and the current can often make your berley trail hard to manage. Recently i've started float fishing as a way of avoiding a lot of the pickers and found it working alright, definitely avoiding the pickers anyway. I was thinking why dont more people do this but attach a berley cage to under their float? Its off the bottom so the pickers usually wont get at it, plus it slowly self-berleys as it drifts through the water, broadcasting itself a much farther radius. Thoughts? Anyone tried this?
  22. Toby_fisho

    Perch, perch and perch - central coast

    Ps I know I donโ€™t look to happy in the photo, i just wasnโ€™t feeling the best on the day. But you have to fish through the sickness!
  23. Just like to share this photo of my Pb estuary perch. Went 41 cm, was caught on a zman slim swim and was a good fight on 4 pound. This was one of many perch me and my mates caught over the a school holidays last year. Every session targeting bream weโ€™d keep getting perch, until we could only catch perch (which is a good thing). Iโ€™ve done another forum on this before but Iโ€™d REALLY like to know some reliable perch spots in Tuggerah lake for soft plastics, surface or cranks. These perch were schooled up so they were very easy to catch, now I just want to catch one!
  24. tyrone07

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    ๐Ÿ‘Ž, as disappointed as I am 32 degree sunshine in Croatia and bulk seafood is getting me keen as
  25. big Neil

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    Hi Scratchie and other participants. I can't make the trip, although I would have loved to. I will try to keep abreast of your progress via the Fishraider site. I hope that you all have a very successful gathering and get among the fish. I'm sure that many of you will. Keep safe and don't take any unnecessary risks. I hope that all of your efforts are acknowledged Scratchie, you have worked hard to provide your fellow Raiders with every chance of scoring. Good luck to you all, bn
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