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  2. Rah

    Botany tailor

    Nice report mate. you never know you might find an advert floating around with you bringing in a fish in the background..
  3. Berleyguts

    Which size electric motor

    @phill81 Try and make sure you motor and controller have Bluetooth inter-connectivity. I was having trouble getting mine to respond sometimes but fixed an issue with the hand controller (battery door was cross threaded) and it seemed to fix it. Some Raiders told me it would be Bluetooth but when I fished with Scratchie and AerialAngler on Friday, it was difficult to get it to respond. I just tested it in the boatport and it worked fine BUT when I used the controller down behind the console, it wouldn’t respond. So... that means it’s infrared, not Bluetooth, and needs line of sight! I guess the newer models are Bluetooth???
  4. AhhTeaAhh

    How best to fill these holes?

    Previous owner of this boat made an absolute hash of installing rod holders. All $15 rod holders whose locking cogs had worn away, also installed with non stainless screws. After removing them and installing railblaizer holders we are left with this mess. Also worth noting that this is clearly not the first time he has installed them... Nautiglass boat (obviously fibreglass.) Any recommendations on how best to fill them? Cheers A
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  6. Defishensea

    Botany tailor

    Went for a troll on kayak, starting 6.30am today at La Perouse. Had two lures – Slashbait 10 in olive green, and slashbait 12 in glass ghost. Tide was in second half of rise with very light NW breeze. Had a quick first hook up going around Yarra Point, but it got off. There were about 10 people standing on Yarra Point and one of them asked if I could please move around the corner to wind the fish in, which I thought a little odd, given they weren’t actually fishing. Turns out they were taking photos of a model to make an advertisement or something. Second hookup was closer to the seawall at Prince of Wales Drive. Landed a low 50s tailor. Then trolled back to La Pa, before deciding to go and do one more pass of Yarra Point (photography crew had moved on). Sounder lit up, with a school of something decent sitting about 10-15 metres off Yarra Point on the bottom (depth 5m). Trolled through the first time and hooked up on one line initially. Kept paddling and managed a double hook up. Landed two c.50cm tailor. Made a second pass and caught a smaller model (mid 30s). Then two more passes for two more mid 30s models. The fish were still there, but I’d run out of time. All up 6 tailor, 3 decent 50s versions which pulled well, plus 3 mid 30s. Good fun for 1.5hr session. Got back to the shore just before the rain and the yak got a rain wash on the way home on the car roof.
  7. PaddyT

    Long reef snapper snapper spots

    pretty much, run your sounder over the kelp beds around nth head and remeber what it looks like, gravel is a less solid readout than reef
  8. Fishn50

    Long reef snapper snapper spots

    Hi Sam, Can i please ask if you use Bait or SP`s off Blue Fish? Im asking as Snapper has been the one fish that i haven't been able to master, biggest is only 42cm 😞 Ive tried many times mainly off Long reef with both bait and more recently SP`s but with little to show for the time and effort put in. I am so frustrated with snapper that its becoming a mental battle just to fish for them, when i know i can get catch other fish for a feed or catch and release. This whole post has been great and ive learnt a lot. Thanks to all. Terry
  9. chokpa

    Thoughts on a new rig (underutilised?)

    Oh yeah good point. Thanks!
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  11. connico

    Thoughts on a new rig (underutilised?)

    Where do you get this berley cage from?
  12. 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.
  13. Scratchie

    Anchor chain - deal on dinga

    Great post Anthman! 👍👍👍
  14. 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. There’s actually an island about 500m away you can’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! 👍
  15. masterfisho7

    Perch, perch and perch - central coast

    Nice fish Toby and great photo well done
  16. 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?
  17. 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?
  18. 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 😝
  19. 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
  20. 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...)
  21. 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
  22. flatheadluke

    Snapper off the rocks

    Back in the 80’s and 90’s that spot was the go to for Marlin fishing. The highest part of the ledge is called ‘big mugs’ 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. I’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 isn’t! Just a thought. Good luck!
  23. 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.
  24. kingie chaser

    Perch, perch and perch - central coast

    Well done Toby 👍
  25. kingie chaser

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    👍 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 😁 Weather is weather which you can do nothing about but you always have to make the best of a situation imo
  26. garfield28

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    👍 Looking forward to it
  27. 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
  28. 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?
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