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  1. Hi Hank Just checked with my buddy - Yes, it was Grant in the kayak (who has caught probably in excess of 20 marlin from kayak plus numerous 20lb+ snapper, wahoo, big spanish & spotties, cobia, tuna of all sorts & even sharks ......) He said that a charter boat had asked if he had a marlin on - but it was a bit spanish! Mystery solved! cheerio Roberta
  2. You have to be very careful of what knot you use to join leader to braid - if it is too big, it can get 'stuck' in the middle of the rod. I have a 'lookalike' Interline (not Daiwa) and when I used it in NZ a couple of years ago, the knot got caught up & when I tried to pull it out, it pulled a part of the interior of the rod with it! I am in the process of fixing it now! A yak buddy has one & loves it. Roberta
  3. Great day out on the water, Hank - shame the fish didn't play their part tho! Not 100% if it is Grant - but I know that he has a 'triple rig' that he puts up the front of his yak for his flag, bait rod etc, so reckon it could be him!! I'll try & track down some other pics of his rig as comparison. At least you were out there, giving it a shot! Better luck next time. Great pics - looks like "peak Hour' for boaties!! cheerio Roberta
  4. Good points, SM - sadly I have major arthritis in both of my thumbs & just cannot hold the worms hard enough to pull them out by hand! I try by hand now & then just to 'keep in touch' - but if I want to get worms to go fishing, I just use the pliers! Sweet As! A few years back, a 'so called fisheries expert' (aka clown) claimed that worms 're-grew' their heads after being broken off ...... now THAT, I've gotta see!!
  5. Great result, Hank - and very fair on both of you. cheers Roberta
  6. Well done, Jeff! Tick that one off your list!! Great that your buddies were able to put you on to them! Roberta
  7. Hmmmmm ....If the worms are 'slipping thru' with the plastic pliers - I reckon you may have just 'slackened off' the pressure a bit & are just not gripping them hard enough. Keep the grip really firm once you 'go for the neck' & all should be well. The teeth of the plastic ones 'wear down' a bit after a while anyway .... so I wouldn't file them down, myself - tho well done, if it has helped you get the worms! The springs on the Alvey plastic ones makes them easier to use than the brass ones, which you have to manually open & close - whereas the plastic ones 'open on their own' be
  8. G'Day, Rut I was up at SWR back creek just 10 days ago, but wasn;t fishing much as my husband was doing the triathlon there. There is incredible flow at the foot bridge there - I've tried in the past to catch blackies there, with limited success ...... I'll try harder next time! Yes, it usually takes a little while to 'work it out' but if you have an experienced mentor - it will cut months off your 'learning experience'! Yes - patience, patience & patience are the 3 main requirements needed for blackie fishing To satisfy my curiosity could you answer a couple of questions on your
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    Looks great, Mate - shame your buddies couldn't join you! Damn! Better luck next trip! cheerio Roberta
  10. Now THAT sounds almost pornographic, Paikea!! Had to laugh tho!! There is logic behind your reasoning of putting it on your lures tho! Let us know how you go?? Cheerio Roberta
  11. Holy Moly - that must have been a pretty BIG shark to take such a large bit out of your reasonably big jewie like that!! Well done - looks like you've had a great few sessions on the water! Roberta
  12. It will definitely be interesting to see which 'brand' were used!!! Pretty sure Hobies are still all made in the US of A! cheers Roberta
  13. he, he, I have WAY too many fishing mags as well - some dating back to the 70s ..... but believe it or not - there is terrific information even in the 'older' mags - before a lot of the 'more modern' lures & Fish Finders were available to the general public! I tend to take them with me when we travel & try to read them whilst away - then leave them in the 'library' at the Caravan Parks we stay in!! Most are near water & there would be plenty of 'fishos' ready to read them - even the old ones! I hope one of our younger readers jumps at the opportunity - they have a wealth of inf
  14. Congratulations, Scratchie! Terrific fish - well done! And newbie bass fisho to boot!! cheers Roberta
  15. I noticed that the tides were 'off' a couple of years ago & was told that they had changed from using the people who have calculated it 'forever' and were now using a university to 'guestimate' it, with a computer program! The heights of the tide appear to be 'off' as well! The chart may say that it is a 1.5m tide, yet it is overlapping the jetties here - which would indicate a 2m tide! (tho this may also be the result of a big water event following torrential rain, as well?) These inaccuracies could actually cause accidents in 'shallow lakes' like Wallis - as people may go too fast in
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