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  1. I lived just opposite the main entrance to Prince Henry Hospital at Little Bay during my latter high school years. There was a group of us that fished around the Little Bay area- Julie-Ann, The Gutter, The Jump, Doctors Rock, Greeny, The Trap, The Shute, This next spot we climb down a short ladder to a large low level platform, the Shakey and Cape Banks and Browns Rock. These were all walking distance. Some of the names in the group were Craig T, Gary P, Scotty ?, Jim T, Phillip C, and our Tackle shops were Mascot Bait and tackle which became Matraville B&T, South Syd B&T with owners over the years being Chris G, Phil A, and Peter Z who was a big Slavic boy who saved me from a fall while climbing down to Julie-Ann one early morning during a club rock comp. This was around the mid to late 1970's. I had moved out to Parramatta area but always head back to these fishing areas which I knew and could almost always get a feed no matter what the weather conditions were. However, the numbers of fish caught difinitely has dropped as the years have gone on. Most memorable vision I had over the early years was when the "Paragon" was washed in during 1974 storm. This was the first really big weather event after the Breakwall for the container terminal was first built. Swell patterns all changed in the Bay and the rest is history. They ended up building little breakwall thingies out from Yarra Bay to mitigate the swell which is deflected by the Breakwall. I think during this same weather event a huge rock like 4m by 4m by 4m was moved near where we would leave our gear when fishing The Gutter. The power of a really big sea is immense. Regards Jim
  2. somewhere in all this hook up some solar panel/s......you're out in the sun anyway,utilise this free resource ( well sort of free-have to buy the infrastructure first) Jim
  3. Love the Kookaburra on the light in the scene shot
  4. yes Mr Hornet's photo/rig I was totally agreeing with the concept
  5. Single hook rig is the way to go either 1 or 2 like in photo above Jim
  6. flathead carry their own "antidote" for spike injuries. Try rubbing the affected area on the slimy belly of the flathead. It eases the pain and swelling somewhat. Jim
  7. what about using a drone to take bait out?
  8. I did go to Lord Howe Island as part of my honeymoon, We did go out fishing together, handling for kingies, I did get line burn while fishing and my wedding ring did go overboard from a run of a big kingy while handlining. My wifes reflexes are excellent as she saw a flash as the ring came off my hand and she has caught our ring as it went overboard. Let's just say she does remind me of this occaisionally Jim
  9. jot

    Old days

    While where looking at "old stuff" can anyone suggest where I can get a Polikansky Overhead reel service at. I'm in Parramatta but will take it anywhere around Sydney or post further if necessary Thanks Jim
  10. jot

    Old days

    Baltic Minnow was my favourite..Redfin loved them. I made up a few of my own making a mould out of plaster of paris and pouring lead and painting and sealing with epoxy.
  11. jot

    Old days

    This has given me inspiation to dig out some of my old artifacts. My 1st ever rod was a Jarvis walker "Black Queen". Had a couple of hand me downs which caught enough fish which I sold to pensioners in a retirement village I passed walking to my fishing spots behind then Prince Henry Hospital at Little Bay.The rods of choice which I bought as blanks and made up were Butterworth MT 4144 for blackfish/bream, MT 7144 for spinning/tailor/salmon and small bottom feeders and a MT 8144 for snapper/drummer/groper etc. Also added later 2 sabre rods, one about 9 foot fast taper heavy for live baiting with a Polikansky o/head reel and a 6 footer for very light sportfishing 6lb class. Have all these rods 40+ years later. Will dig up some old lures and post up pics soon. Jim
  12. when the weather is bad for a prolonged period of time down south ie Narooma/Bega the pro fishers can't get out so a lot more salmon and other similar fish get a chance to get up the coast further like to Sydney and even up to Coffs etc I remenber about 25 years ago we had several east coast lows around from May throughto July and the salmon were thick as all along the coast that winter and even through the next summer Jim
  13. Many many moons ago I was fishing at Pt Plummer beach when I saw some activity close in the shore break. There was a surfer close in amongst it all then he dives in and starts wreastling a fish ashore which had almost beached itself chasing baitfish. After a few tense moments we come out with an ankle slapper length kingie. Yes caught by hand. This was around 1980. Jim...