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  1. Great story - I reckon we all have them, I call them my Mr Bean moments.
  2. If I had my time over, I would buy a lighter action rod as it would have worked better for the 60 gram chromies so I reckon the 10ft heavy action would be a good rod for what you are looking for.
  3. I don't think it would have any issues, it handles 60 grams comfortably.
  4. Good rod, nice action in the blank and they're made with reasonable quality fittings for the price. I've got a 10 ft, heavy action, 10-15kg, 30 - 130gm lure weight. I usually tie on 60 gram chromies when I use it, its great for casting them. Probably better suited to spinning off the rocks, for the beach I mostly use smaller chromies and a lighter rod.
  5. Finally got round to taking a photos of my Alvey's. First up, a couple of new reels - they'd be around 20 years old, a 650BC and a 600BC Next, a 650 C5 and 651 C5 - great reels but but very heavy after a long session on the beach Next, 2 timber reels that belonged to my dad, a 650 A3 and 600 C3 My favourite, a rosewood stain 650 A3 which nowadays I use the most out of the reels, perfect for the beach and nice balance mounted on a MT5144 rod with 10lb line 5" Club Trophy Special - this one is definitely in the retired category, I've got great memories using it as a kid on Fraser Island circa 1970 on a cane rod with the reel held on by hose clamps. cheers steve
  6. Great article Niall, you inspired me to tie on a Sugapen this morning and I picked up a couple of nice bream on the surface out of the snags in my local river.
  7. Here's one I caught while spinning for spinning for tailor and salmon with a 10g chromie on Nth Entrance Beach.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Great report - definitely shows that fishing sometimes just needs perseverance and patience. Well done Dave!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.