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  1. campr

    Another fishless day

    Judging on the activity there must have been bait schools. Were you able to identify what they were feeding on..
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    Only 6 or so definitely going that I know of but I hope there may be more. Phil T has been very active running info stands and collecting signatures for petition etc. Ron
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    Which Downrigger?

    I have used a ccannon and quite happy with it. If getting one now I would get one of those heavy duty alloy ones that a Sydney online shop has but can't say name due to site rules. PM me if you want details. Ron
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    Rally is still on. We still need to put a big effort in and turn up in big numbers to put an end to this rubbish or it will all start up again. I will definitely be there along with my mates from St George Sportfishing Club. Ron
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    Yellowfin off Sydney

    Radio chatter indicated that fin off Sydney at moment were only jellybeans. What size did you find?? Mind you at the moment, any fin is a good one as they have been hard to find.
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    Trolling motor question

    By trolling motor I assume you mean a stern mounted unit? Both are excellent brands but I have only had Watersnakes which have served me well for such a cheap unit. If you want advice on forward mounted motors you need to give more information to enable sound advice. What will you be using it for? Do you need gps driven anchor lock? What is your preferred control foot or remote? What size boat etc. Ron
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    Quintrex ID for new boat

    If buying a tinnie that has been moored for a while make sure you lift the floor and inspect for major electrolysis damage. It can be severe in moored ally boats. Ron
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    Quinny restoration

    Looks like a 1981 or 82 Lazeabout as I had the 2nd last true Quintrex before the company folded and colour stripes are same as mine was. I found front screen an excellent design and I wouldn't change it. If perspex is cracked or faded any perspex workshop should be able to replicate using old one as template asthere is only one 90 degree bend in each side. Frame could be re-anodized or you cold just spray it black. Fibreglass deck can be restored with a cutting polish if needed. Gòd luck they are a great little boat. Ron
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    Swim bait flathead

    There has been quite a few articles in fishing mags about the trend tof using large eal like softies up to 10 inches long in shallow water to target xlarge flatties. They are rigged with a large worm hook up front with a stinger further back on a trace. I specialise in chasing big flathead in ANSA comps mostly using live bait and plan to give this a try. Ron
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    Squidding high current areas

    Hi Richard, sorry about late reply. I fish from a boat and sometimes still use posternoster in shallower water as well on unattended rods left in holder if the drift is too fast, especially when windy. Ron
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    Squidding high current areas

    I often use the posternoster rig but mostly for deeper water rather than fast currents. I have caught squid in fast water such as the channel at Narooma but unless there are good weed beds that they can seak shelter, I think they much prefer slower current areas. Ron
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    New rules and bag limits come into force on 1 September 2018 as follows: The advisory councils provided advice on this important issue, which included: • The removal of the possession limit of 10 Mulloway between 45 and 70 cm that currently applies to Estuary General meshing net fishers. This will mean that a 70 cm Mulloway minimum size limit will apply to all fishers. • A reduction in the recreational bag limit from two to one. The changes come into effect on 1 September 2018 and will be closely monitored by NSW DPI. An advisory campaign will also ensure all fishers are aware of the new rules. This is a joke, as the rule only applies to Estuary General meshing net fishers which means that beach netters that target spawning Mulloway congregations on northern beaches trawlers etc will still be able to take 10 undersize fish, while we get bag limits reduced yet again. Undersize Mulloway will continue to be sold with the claim they were non-estuary caught. All fishers should have the same size limit to avoid this. Most fishers would rarely catch 2 legal jewies in a day. I often fish nearly all night without even a run and when we have a good night with up to 9 caught we only keep 1 or 2 depending on the size. I think the better option would have been a slot limit with only 1 over a meter. Good luck all, I hope your 1 fish is a good one. Ron
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    whiting rigs?

    Whiting are a year wide target but you have to adjust your methods. The big ones travel up river in winter and get very subtle in their bite but still fight just as much. We regularly get them over 40cm in winter with not many undersize. Went last week and managed 8 myself but no really big unes with 6 being between 34 and 36cm. Still a couple of good feeds. Ron
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    Spinning for trout

    A well balanced outfit that should cover all your requirements no worries. Ron
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    Spinning for trout

    I would forget the baitcaster option if I were you as a lot of trout and bream lures are very light and you will have trouble getting the distance needed withou a threadline real. Your suggested outfit sounds fine. The trend now is to use longer rods about 7ft 2 to 6 inches long with a real between 1000 to 2500 in size. The only other question is braid or mono? If your predominantly lure fishing I would go with braid with about one and a half rod lengths of fluro or nylon attached with an FG knot. Ron