Mr Squidy

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  1. Top stuff Ryder, great looking bag of fish there, very tasty!!! Rich
  2. Great work as always Yowie. Those rays have spooled me a couple of times on my lighter outfits over the last few years. Horrible feeling seeing the last of the line disappear as in the moment you always wonder if maybe its that 20 kegger jew we all dream of, but with a cool head I know exactly what it is doing it. Man they have some motors on them once they get a bit bigger. Cheers Rich
  3. Nice work as always Yowie. Great seeing a few keeper Jew about, always a good trip with one of them on board. Cheers, Rich
  4. Nice work as always Yowie, good feed there. Was out on the Hacking on the evening of the 25th and we got our first keeper jew for the season right on 70 plus a nice reddie at 40 and a tailor at 45, so the fish certainly look to be coming back on. Cheers Rich
  5. Top stuff Yowie, cant be long now until the river really starts to pick up again. Cheers, Rich
  6. Yeah, its funny the way they complain about the bait but never the fresh fish as if you can somehow magically separate the two haha.
  7. Salting preserves the fish so it doesn't go off. I keep it just in the firdge and months latter there is no reall change to the smell. The old adage of fresh is best, live is better still holds for me. Big difference between smelly because the oil content is high and smelly because the bait is old/off. Cheers, Rich
  8. Top report mate. Great reward for plenty of effort, well done!! Rich
  9. I certainly have underestimated our Lizards it seems...
  10. Yeah, something so much more satisfying in a capture when you know you are under gunned and really have to use your angling techniques to there fullest. Top stuff.
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    Yeah with Newcastle's performance over the last few years it makes sense he's doing regular trips to escape the English winter haha. Top effort building something so involved to help out a mate, a very cool BUGGY indeed... Cheers, Rich
  12. Yeah curious to hear. For me I only ever buy Yamashita if i'm spending over $10 these days as they are just so consistently good. Do buy cheapies at times with varying success. Worth noting that its often worthwhile with the cheaper ones trimming the weight down yourself to get the sink rate/angle you are happy with as 90% of the time they are over weighted for my liking. cheers Rich
  13. Redbait, they are pretty common down in Tassie, Tuna love them. Cheers, Rich
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    Awesome looking sled there Frank, very nice handiwork. Have to wonder why you would go and ruin it at the end with that sticker on the side though? Cheers, Rich
  15. Top work guys, beats a day at school...
  16. Only problem with tagging is that where it has been implemented heavily on the north and mid north coast it pretty much seems to show that large sharks are always around. Its a fun game to log on and see what the biggest gap you can find on some of these beaches is in between big sharks. It really is virtually daily readings in some areas and when you consider this only covers the % of sharks that are actually tagged then you see how common they actually are. Cheers Rich
  17. Well there you go, guess I'll be more cautious around lizards in future...
  18. Depends on what you fish for around Sydney. Some species are doing well for sure. As someone who spends plenty of time chasing and catching Jewies, their stocks and average size are in a very poor state. Rich
  19. Yep, resourcing of the management of our existing systems is a huge problem, totally agree. As for an 80% drop off in participation that sounds pretty ridiculous to me. As a tourist from Sydney I certainly dont look at the place and think "I wont go there because of the marine parks". Look at the % of the place that is actually a sanctuary zone. End of the day if locking off a small portion fishing locations in Sydney to improve stocks resulted in 80% less people fishing then I guess I'd just have to live with having a lot more space to myself out on the water as one of the remaining 20%. Sadly i don't think I'l be that lucky somehow... Rich
  20. Yeah, as a sure fire way to improve snapper stocks I've heard NSW is considering doing away with location based bans and simply introducing a "scratchie" ban Seriously though, such a complicated topic. Personally I'd support localised marine parks around Sydney similar to what was done in Jervis Bay providing that it is based on science, that sufficient areas are maintained for rec fishos and that it is policed adequately. Anything that helps fish stocks is a good thing in my opinion. Sad thing is this is highly unlikely with environmentalists wanting to lock up everything in site, no resources available for policing and many fishos intent on ignoring the rules that are in place to protect the future of our sport. Its seriously pathetic how often you see people on the hacking fishing inside the shiprock marine park. There's one reserve in the whole damn river system but that's where people have to fish Rich
  21. Without a doubt the best photo's i've ever seen of Quoll poo... Rich
  22. Personally I think this is total rubbish. Sure it sucks if you or a family member cop it but pretty sure that goes for any type of death really. Look how many people die at the beach via drowning but just getting people to swim between flags is a struggle, but a couple of people a year get chomped and suddenly an indiscriminate slaughter of sea life is justified? You go into the ocean and you take the risk, same as you take the risk of drowning. On a side note, how do you get killed by lizards in Australia? That's an achievement. Cheers Rich
  23. If you are talking about where the pin is then that's an exclusion zone for the port. Full map of botany bay can be found here Cheers Rich
  24. My brother lives down south of Hobart and we regularly get smaller models down there (more around the 1kg or so). I certainly think they eat much better than the bigger fish we get up here normally, dont dry out as much on cooking. Rich