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  1. Been doing a lot of E-learning on the site about fishing in Sydney. Took up the courage to ask Derek and he kindly obliged a stranger. Although the session was shorter than expected, I learned a lot from him. The man is a wealth of knowledge. For those who wonder what Derek means when he writes , ' walking the dog" lure presentation, you need to engage him to see it in action. From showing you how to cast efficiently to working different lures, the teacher has the patience and energy to slowly walk you through the paces. If you wish to flatten and shorten the learning curve, he's the one you s
    7 points
  2. Brilliant day on the harbour - live bait was easy, Kingies came out to play. Raider Hadz and Hadz junior nailed them. All fish on live yakkas floated back in berley trail & swirling on the surface. Raiders - Don’t forget your mum’s tomorrow- we owe them big time.
    6 points
  3. After placing order in november 2020 and being boatless since then it has finally arrived. Is sitting in dealers waiting to be fitted out... but may have to wait till end of month to get it. Im damn looking forward to getting out there and trying to catch something.
    4 points
  4. So I got out after 10 am to go do a bit of fishing,left Drummoyne ramp and headed out to Lane cove river, got there about an hour before low tide, so I drifted down on the flats across from the college with a few nibbles,so I went back up and anchored across from college wharf on the edge of the flats. The tide had just about stopped, so I tossed a curl tail grub around and got two flathead, bait lines were getting cleaned but thats all, then tide started to move and lines got hit more. but wanted some bream, so I anchored up near the college wharf and tossed bait lines at the wharf edges and
    3 points
  5. I’ll let @Berleyguts explain 🤣🤣🤣
    3 points
  6. @Poels7zWell, OK, then... 😂 There was a period where, for a long time, I was finding it hard to get out fishing for various reasons. If it wasn’t some type of family drama, health issue or other commitment, there’d be a never ending list of chores to do before my trouble and strife would be happy with me going fishing. I occasionally (OK maybe on too many occasions) lamented this fact when congratulating Scratchie on his fishing reports. So, it became a running joke... although I have promised to try to refrain from mentioning the C word ever again! Consequently, I haven’t been commenting as m
    2 points
  7. I have been a bit slack the past week with this project, been busy in the progress with buying another boat. Anyhow next steps is welding the A frame onto the main structure. You might note that the frame of the A frame is curved, I done this deliberately as I thought seems as how the bow of the Quintrex is bowed, it might look good that the trailer has similar lines and curves. ( only time will tell, it may look stupid ) will have to wait till I sit the boat on it to see what it looks like. Just sitting in place now I have to weld it all together. Once it is
    2 points
  8. A huge congrats to @dirvin21 on becoming the second fishraider Deckee brand Ambassador. This was posted on LinkedIn yesterday afternoon. Well deserved Dave 👏🎣🐠👍 “I was never much of an app user, but now I can't imagine going out fishing without the Deckee app." Born and raised in Nambucca heads, Deckee Ambassador David Irvine has lived on the Mid North Coast all his life, working as a nurse for the last 13 years. He takes his fishing very seriously, spending most of his free time out with his partner Amy casting lures. From chasing bream throughout their local estuaries, to o
    2 points
  9. Very glad that you both represent us so well Thanks Jeff and Dave 👍
    2 points
  10. Ive noticed a bit of interest from a few folk on the site about metal lures and using them for chasing pelagics-SO -i thought id write a bit of a story on chucking heavy metal and techniques/tackle etc. A Bit of History I started being interested in lure fishing in my early teens. I grew up in Castle Hill so not near the water and with non fishing parents . We did however go on fairly regular holidays to North Avoca where I started catching a few tailor of the beach on pillies and mullet. One Xmas hols i took a walk down to South Avoca "to see where the big fish lived" and was standi
    2 points
  11. There are other members on Fishraider who share their expertise with others. That's one of the benefits to being a member. Derek is a little bit different in as much as he has an insatiable desire to be learning ALL THE TIME. Even more relative is the fact that he is the most generous person you will meet (EVER). He absolutely loves to pass on his knowledge and skills to others. Now that's not uncommon, teachers do it for a living...but they get paid to do it. Derek is quite satisfied to see the smile on his students face and the success when they achieve their objective. I'm glad that yo
    2 points
  12. Enjoying the great outdoors with David Irvine 5th May 2021 Jack O'Rourke Born and raised in Nambucca heads, David Irvine has lived on the Mid North Coast all his life, working as a nurse for the last 13 years. He takes his fishing very seriously, spending most of his free time out with his partner Amy casting lures. From chasing bream throughout their local estuaries, to out west chasing cod and golden perch on their boat or kayaks, they have a passion for exploring new places and catching a variety of fish. David has been an active memb
    2 points
  13. Well done super photos and top report
    1 point
  14. Stonker bream, how big did it go? Good to see especially after all of the rain
    1 point
  15. Great day on the water Dave with some cracking fish captured. That Bream is massive. Thanks for the report. bn
    1 point
  16. Well done, I've still had no luck getting king fish of late so I got a good feed of bream and flathead today instead
    1 point
  17. Dave. You are doing OK lately, that's a good catch and a nice Bream. Frank
    1 point
  18. Good stuff Dave and that's a cracker a Bream 👍
    1 point
  19. Also try Point Road, Tuncurry opposite Bay St - you can wade across to the island (plenty of shade & shallow water for tin lids. Green Point may be worth a try - north end of the village at end of the road.
    1 point
  20. Hi, Opposite Tiona Camp ground on the lake side. You can pump yabbies. Also good spot for Whiting. Have fun. Cheers.
    1 point
  21. Congrats Dave and a well deserved appointment. So awesome that we have another ambassador representing the Fishraider community. cheers scratchie!!!
    1 point
  22. I have heard that the Flathead are still around , March - may is the bream run and the good thing about Brisbane waters is it is reasonably small so it doesn’t take long to get from Gosford to umina either by boat or car . I have marked up a map with the areas I usually fish . 1- half tide rocks , drift here around the channel markers either tide - I usually prefer it when the water is running so middle half of either tide . The channel does a hard left turn heading out to sea and this marker sits on a reef so when you get close to this marker lift your rig up off the bottom or you w
    1 point
  23. Correct. The lighter the spool the better when it comes to throwing ultralight weights.
    1 point
  24. Fisho porn right there 🤤🤤 Fantastic looking rig ! May I wish you calm seas and plenty of fish on her maiden voyage !
    1 point
  25. i think @Scratchie is still waiting for you to finish your chores first !😜
    1 point
  26. thanks Waz-your style of post is what ive hopefully emulated, i think a lot of young guys skip the formative stages we had to go through and dont have a deep understanding . Fishing Mags these days are largely advertorials and social media is "here today,gone tommorrow type of info"-Fishraider provides a store of knowledge that hopefully we can all add too.
    1 point
  27. Inertia is just the force it takes to get the weight of the spool and the line spinning. In ultralight casting magnets tend to slow everything down robbing you of distance and an educated thumb is the best backlash prevention. The pic shows the aftermarket spool on the left, which is super lightweight in itself, plus holds a lot less line to make casting easier.
    1 point
  28. When you're talking about casting under boats, I assume you're talking about throwing hardbodies and plastics. I'd say metals would be a surefire way to cop your fair share of abuse from the boat owners. Spin reels will still do a better job in my opinion, especially when it comes to skip casting under wharves and between the hulls of catamarans and as said before, if casting into the breeze. Most baitcasters don't like light lures as you need a certain amount of weight to overcome the inertia of getting the spool spinning. That being said you can get reels purposely designed to thr
    1 point
  29. In my opinion you'd be far better off using a modern day spin reel with a retrieve ratio up around 6:1 and gaining around 1 metre of line per turn of the handle. A spin reel is far easier to cast long distances than a baitcaster, especially if there's an onshore wind blowing and most likely a better line capacity. A spin reel is also more versatile when it comes to using different weight lures, especially at the lighter end of the scale.
    1 point
  30. Thats a great story about the longevity of the forum & also just how important the connectivity & engagement between members is 🙂 Its funny how life can move you in different directions with just the people or contacts you may have but you also have to be proactive & committed
    1 point
  31. Good advice there everyone and thanks @kingie chaser We have helped many raiders get into fishing jobs. The first was a young school boy who loved fishraider. He and a few others joined the socials. He started in a well known tackle company when he left school. He now lives in Finland and is a Vice President in the company. There are a few others that are deckies for charter operators. I know of 2 that are Marine Scientists. Lots are Marine Rescue NSW volunteers. Fishraiders are everywhere Get some credentials like a Boat Licence. Here is a link to volunteer and you nee
    1 point
  32. Nice report Jamo. To your question. I guess when you look at the facets of the fishing industry there are many branches(like aquaculture, charter & commercial fishing etc) , I guess you are looking a the retail side which obviously involves a knowledge base of all things fishing & including the tackle itself. So essentially people would be looking for someone with sales experience or at least the ability to learn that side of it & an idea of the equipment side of things. Its a hard thing to get into something without any experience but everyone has to start some
    1 point
  33. I went out and got a 55cm flatty on a hidden weight and 4lb! Skitzyyyy. I think i'm going to try other spots this one doesn't seem to hold many if any..
    1 point
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