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  1. lyons90

    Fish Finder Assistance

    I have had a Hook-4 and Hook-7, both series 1. I have had no issues with either. In the depths you are fishing, I think you will be very happy with a Hook2-5
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    If please (Jackass Morwong)

    I second Jackass Morwong, Nemadactylus macropterus.
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    Fish spotting with a drone

    I considered going with a Phantom and fishing attachment but I decided to go with the Spark so that I can use it from the boat. It launches from my hand and is easy to land back in my hand, even with swell. The handy thing about being away from land is that most interference disappears. I have a lot of trust in the technology to the point I have intentionally dropped connections and tested different interference sources to see how it modifies behavior and have not had an issue in near 200 flights. I flew rc helicopters and planes 12ish years ago without fail-safes, gps or compasses, so these are brilliant. As far as the RTH goes, I just turn it off. If the connection drops it will just hover in place until I reconnect.
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    Fish spotting with a drone

    Mine is a small model so I can only do 2kms. Although on the water away from interference I may get further.
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    Fish spotting with a drone

    I will post up any good pics or footage when I get it. There must be something to it, Raymarine are bringing out function in the Axiom to use the sounder screen for the drone view.
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    Fish spotting with a drone

    I think there are many drones that have been sacrificed to line setting. Yes, the idea is to search for surface activity, objects floating in the water, shallow reef. So far I have been successful in finding a school of whiting in the manning river and trout in streams around Canberra. I still use a chartplotter,this is just another excuse for another toy 😁 and is definitely not evidence based.
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    Quintrex ID for new boat

    Nice looking boat! Looks to be an early Fishabout.
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    Fish spotting with a drone

    Hi all, Does anybody here use a drone when searching for spots? If so, post up some pics. I have a small dji spark specifically for this purpose. I have used it mostly over trout streams but I am trying to use it on the boat more. Problem being I generally fish Jervis bay, which is all restricted airspace, so I am planning to fish Eden or Sydney some more. I got out at Batemans bay on the weekend just past, but my 5 year old onboard meant I couldn't get in the air for long. Here are a couple (compressed to upload) horizon shots without the polarizing lens.
  9. lyons90

    Seatrail

    Have you considered an aluminium trailer? I will send you a pm with the name of a company I have been looking at for a new trailer. Very reasonably priced for aluminium, and from standard they have torsion axles
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    Southern highlands

    Hey mate, Welcome! I can't help with a spot as I go further south to snowy mountains region. Just chiming in to note that all trout streams in NSW are closed for spawning season until 1st weekend of October.
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    exploring new water

    Trout fishing in streams like that is the best way. I have a friend with trout streams (all rainbows that I have caught) through his property, in the top of the Brindabella ranges. Nothing better than going on an exploration mission and catching a fish too.
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    Trailer repairs

    Same issue here.
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    How to store caught fish?

    I do similar. I vac seal mine in salt water then freeze. I got a portable vac seal unit so I can do it all at the ramp.
  14. lyons90

    Handlining for Crabbing

    Would be better off grabbing 2 crab nets for $10-15 each and flick plastics around in between checking the nets. I have caught a few on rod before, but that was completely by chance.
  15. lyons90

    Fishing Charter

    I have had mixed experiences with charters, I have found some really put the work in on a quiet day to try and get fish on the deck, and others will float around, passing time, until the trip is over. 1 trip I was on in Hervey Bay was dead as all day, sounding plenty of fish, just not biting. The skipper kept trying different spots, different baits, lures, trolling, casting. He wanted a fish on the deck as much as the rest of us. Come the last hour, I finally hooked and landed a 16kg Golden Trevally. Even if I hadn't caught it, I appreciated the effort that went into the trip.