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  1. Nice find. Hayden's were a sports store in Merrylands that built rods - they were there when I was a kid through the '60s and 70's. I have a spin rod that my dad had built for me when I was about 12 or 13 so 1970 or thereabouts in the garage - it has the red and white Fuji runners on it that were popular around that time. Its unbranded so I don't remember if it came from Haydens or the other rod builder further down Merrylands Rd that was called Deveson's.
  2. I don't use the record/replay on my MotorGuide but my favourite trick which I use almost every time I fish to is hit the Anchor at the start of a drift, then turn off the Propellor - this allows you to drift and when you want to return to the start of your drift, just turn the Propellor back on and it takes you back to the Anchor position.
  3. A couple of other land-based spots if you make the trip down to North Haven. From the map, on the right hand side where it says Gogley's Lagoon, fish from the sandbar into the channels, you can also pump yabbies on the flats there. There is a gap in the breakwall, I'll spin or flick lures back into the river on a dropping tide when the lagoon is draining out. You get to it by driving through Laurieton and Dunbogan. Also, the channel on the map under the Dunbogan Caravan Park writing can be a good spot for flatties - I think its usually best from the bank on either side of low tide but I have also caught fishing floating down there in my boat on the top of the tide.
  4. Was the 40cm tailor in the Lake - I wondered what would happen when the choppers that were in plague proportions late last year didn't leave the Lake I've ben bitten off 3 times by decent fish in the past week - at first on 6lb leader but then again on 10lb leader. I've been getting some decent sized flatties so wondered if it was one of them or perhap a big LongTom but now I'm thinking might have been tailor.
  5. Great report - definitely shows that fishing sometimes just needs perseverance and patience. Well done Dave!
  6. I've found the lake a little hit and miss lately - after the rain, there is a bit of colour in the water and its a little higher than usual which is good for fishing the flats but as usual there is plenty of weed. I don't usually target whiting so can't help there but have been getting decent bream and flatties on SPs drifting the flats - best last Monday was a 58cm flattie in about 1 ft of water.
  7. Great report and photos ... looks like a nice session. The recent rains seemed have helped as the river has been fishing OK for bream as well.
  8. Great video and review Josh! Thanks for sharing. I love my Renegade 420 SC, its perfect for the type of fishing I do .... lure fishing 1 and 2 up mainly in estuaries and impoundments. I'd be happy to lose the anchor well and increase the front casting deck space but overall, it works for me. After a recent too close an encounter with a rock wall up the Maria River, I replaced the prop on my 50hp Merc with a four blade and it has improved the out of the hole performance especially 2 up with 35 litres of fuel in the stern.
  9. Nice work, great photos and good to see the Creek fishing well!
  10. + 1 from me for Zman ... I've been trying a few different colours lately and enjoying some success with bream and flatties using SwimZ and Grubz in Midnight Oil and Watermelon Red Sparkle
  11. if you just want to get them back to functional and don't care so much about looks, I'd go for a few coast of filler on the bindings followed by a few coats of rod varnish, Available from most tackle shops and not expensive.
  12. Here are some tips for flatties, I don't usually fish for squid. Land-based, Gogley's Lagoon at the back of the breakwall is a great spot to pump nippers and at high tide, I fish the area near the wall but generally get better results as the tide drops and fish along the drop off along the southern endge of the flat. The creek that runs along Camden Head Rd into the Lagoon is also a good land based spot. Also, try the area around the Laurieton-North Haven bridgethat crosses Stingray Creek. With a boat, there are lots of options. Try Stingray Creek, anywhere there is some structure such as oyster leases, sand flats or where it enters Queens Lake. Same applies if you head the other way up the Camden Haven River, if you go up as far as Watson Taylor Lake or through it to continue up the Camden Haven River, be careful as it is very shallow even in the navigable channel and can get tricky on windy days. Drop into North Haven Tackle if you want to find out how the recent fishing has been, Brooke is always a good source of info.
  13. Do you have a boat or land-based?
  14. Great result, well done on getting it back!!
  15. Interesting article KB - I wonder how long before a sounder manufacturer combines this with sonar / downvision to actually ID the fish. btw this wasn't what I expected from the Subject, I thought there'd be a list of songs such as Fishin' Blues by Taj Mahal or Fishing Sometime by Errol Gray