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  1. I honestly thought I was going to see a video of stewy, justifying the amount he was taking 😂😂😂
  2. Hi everyone Managed to finally get out with Swano today, after many failed attempts due to weather, work, or family commitments. Possibly due to a curse by someone currently travelling 🤔 Anyway met Swano down at the cooks just before 6, and after a a bumpy start, battery for the motor wouldn’t crank the motor, but after getting the leads from the car, and jumping with the leccy batteries, we were off, and didn’t have any further dramas all day. Swano was first on the board, with a nice little jew, followed up with a surprise kingy, fair to say he was pretty happy. Got a little quite, so went to another spot chasing bream, and came up tight to what I first thought was a little bream, that was soon called as a trevor, then called for a small jew, until finally seen a kingy, great fun on a 1-3kg stick, 1000 reel and 6lb line. For the next couple hours, we tussled with more kingys, and a few trevors. Got smoked a few times with the kingys, bit like bringing a knife to a gun fight 😬 Anyway, top day out, and great to finally hear some drag sing. Few pics of the day. Cheers Jonno
  3. It doesn’t flip up, but it must move enough that it does incorrectly read a ridiculous depth at speed. Could be interference from the prop too maybe? Mine that is. either way, you could always go with the old saying..... its better to ask for forgiveness, than ask for permission, and get the lowrance 🤔🤷🏼‍♂️
  4. Hey burleyguts I have the 997c si, with pretty much the exact transducer in the second pic above with the metal bracket.. Still have the same issues at speed with depth reads, if it helps. I would be saving up and getting the lowrance 🤷🏼‍♂️
  5. Top effort mate You we’re putting some decent hurt on it for a bit, amazing how much you can put on with 6lb.
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    Winter Fatty

    Yeah tried the usual suspects, jerk shads and paddle tails, but not even a hit on those. in regards to the ripsnorter, they cast well, are a good weight, they don’t really seem to thump too hard on the lift, I have paddle tails that thump harder. Mainly only brought them because of the hook set up, as I don’t really like the ideas of using trebles. In terms of snag resistance, I don’t know if I would be bobbing them around timber like they did in the promo vids, the hook does tend to move around a bit. They did the job though, so will keep using them 😁
  7. Headed out solo this morning, in search of the elusive Jew, elusive for me for the past year anyway. Managed the nail this fat little fella just before the end of the run in. Went 75cm, not the biggest, but plenty thick, just like the bloke who caught him 😂 Anyway first fish on the Chasebaits RipSnorter vibe, in herring I believe. That was it for the morning, packed up and headed home at about 11am.
  8. Could be worse, you guys could be at work! Hopefully see some fish pics coming through soon, best of luck!
  9. Hey Donna! Still not working on smartphone (iPhone) Page opens, but no link or survey?
  10. For a safe, and much easier suggestion, you could use the setup in the below pic. eyelet on the bottom of the anchor, chain cable tied to the top. Added weight of the chain would help? Also get the added benefit, when stuck, cable ties will break with a bit of force, anchor comes free as force is now all coming from behind the snagged anchor. Could also be use on other types of anchors as well I guess 🤷🏼‍♂️ I’m no expert when it comes to these things, but have seen a charter guy use this method, which worked multiple times whilst out on one trip, all he had to do was replace the cable tie on the odd occasion the anchor got snagged, and the cable ties broke.
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    Hey Been awhile between posts, so thought I should fill everyone in on today’s trip to Chippo with Stewie, chasing EP’s. Its fair to say, the forecast of overcast conditions, and a shower or two were not even close to accurate, with us sweating it out in the sun with 35c heat and what felt pretty high humidity, they always get it close🤔🤔🤔 Anyway, we meet at he ramp at 6am, and headed off. Not a day of fish after fish like a lot of trips to Chippo, we struggled to even find fish to begin with, but soon found them about 30mtrs away, and although the numbers lacked, the quality was the best I had seen. We both managed a couple of really good size perch, and the average size was good too, not too many of the tiny ones that you rack up a cricket score with sometimes. Packed up after the wind came through, with smiles all round. Funny how that happens when you haven’t been out in weeks due to other commitments. Didnt think to take any pics, but good perch to be had, although the water is still dirty, system still hasn’t flushed out since the heavy rains a few weeks back. Cheers Jonno
  12. Great report Sam! Congrats on capturing your intended target (touching leader counts as a capture in marlin fishing doesn’t it?) All that work and prep really paid off! Cheers Jonno
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    Now where would Swordie have got that from 🤔🤔🤔 Thanks for your help again Stewie!
  14. Finally a winner! Well done lads 👍🏼
  15. @connico it’s a challenger 4.1 centre console is great, especially when on you’re own, however I do have a soft spot for the side console when you have a buddy, because the weight evens out. They are sturdy units, in the pic above that Donna posted, I have two live wells full, about 80lt each, the electric and me, a big bloke, all at the front, plus Pete standing on one side, average size bloke, and couldn’t feel any safer. you couldn’t go wrong with a poly, they are heavy, but very comfortable! Just my opinion because you asked, don’t want this thread to get hijacked about boats vs boats, there are other great boats out there as well. But as first time boat owner, the poly is perfect for how I fish, and I feel is a bit more forgiving for me learning the ropes as a boat owner. Either way, I hope you get something and get out on the water!
  16. Thanks for a top day out, Pete, Donna and Stewie. Caught some top squid, and always great to catch a first time kingy, geez they go well! Congrats to Donna for her first king as well 😎 Pete you’re welcome to come out anytime, it was great having you on board, you make a great net man 😮😂 Thats my fishing done until after Xmas as well. Hope everyone has a safe, and happy Xmas! Jonno
  17. Well done lads! i know it’s been awhile between drinks for you guys, awesome when the wait is worth it.
  18. Well done Stewie and Des! looks like a great feed tonight!