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  1. jot

    Swansea fish and new artifical reef

    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
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    Has anyone used a bait boat?

    what about using a drone to take bait out?
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    Crazy/Unbelievable Fishing Stories

    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    Salmon off the beach down south.

    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
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    Kings on the beach

    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...
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    Will electric outboards replace petrol?

    Ammonia is the new tech. for hydrogen....much safer and cheaper to do....I think Toyota is doing a fair bit in this direction....also those of you that are company share tended....Australia has a lot of ammonia manufacturer capability so investing this way would be a good idea going forward.... Jim
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    Will electric outboards replace petrol?

    hydrogen motor technology and plenty of water to drive it....won't need a tank....your floating in one....
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    Will electric outboards replace petrol?

    and if he is charging at night....all those panels are not doing much for him batteries then even more $$$$$$$$$$$$'s
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    REMINISCING- Silver Trevally

    use to get 2-3kg trevally in the Cooks River around August as I remember the strong westerlies were blowing too. Would also catch Luderick up to 2.5kg in the river as well in Aug. using a green bait that was a cross between a prawn and a yabby. Gathered them at low tide from around/under rocks under Bridge (Gen Holmes Dr) Jim
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    REMINISCING- Silver Trevally

    fishing in the 70's....I had the opportunity to do "fishing" for sport around the Little Bay area during year 11-12. We had a very understanding Sports Master at school when we presented our case. Jim...
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    Oil spill scenario from a surfing perspective but applies to our fishing as well. Our collective fishing voices must be loud as well.... Jim
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    Insane Yellowfin session

    I think we gunna need a bigger bucket??