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Scratchie last won the day on April 3

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  1. Here’s a dad joke for you....... What do you call a dinosaur that uses cheap toilet paper? A megasoreass!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
  2. Haha yowie! It’s actually a Spanish mackeral caught at Lyndoc banks 512km north of Darwin!
  3. This fish snipped off two troll rods before being hooked on the third! It went like a freight train and I got first sight of it as it launched 20ft out the water! Definitely one fish I’ll never forget!!!
  4. It was well under control Jon. There was no chaffe on the leader and was well hooked. The action shot didn’t really do justice to comfort that this species provided 🤣🤣🤣
  5. I’m just surprised Baz’s line didn’t tangle, he missed the gaff shot, got a flat tyre on the way, ran out of fuel, left his licence at home or all the above! Great work all the same Baz! 👍
  6. You gotta work the right areas Baz! There’s some big ones amongst them 💪💪💪 Local knowledge always pay dividends. If you want the gps marks then send me a pm! 👍👍👍 cheers scratchie!!!
  7. That is a cracking snapper off the rocks! My best is 76cm and went like a train! I was very nervous lifting it with 20lb leader! Top effort 👍👍👍
  8. “Yep I’m on”. The if it pulls string, “we’ll need the net on this one”. The if I drop it.... “well there’s goes my friggin PB” 🤣🤣🤣 Its always a monster when you lose it!!! cheers scratchie!!!
  9. Gees Yowie, were you around with the dinosaurs? 🤣🤣🤣 I actually don’t have a photo of my most memorable fish that got me addicted. I was at Stewart house when I was a young boy and they took us fishing at Narrabeen Lakes. I cast out a prawn on a hand line and next minute the line took off. After the fight of my life, with me chasing this thing up and down the bank, I landed the biggest bream I’ve ever caught to date. It went 46cm. What a rush that was and it started my fishing journey! cheers scratchie!!!
  10. Keep em coming guys! Some great fish and stories there! Love it 👍👍👍 cheers scratchie!!!
  11. One of my favourite setups that I’ve caught probably 500 plus snapper on is a stradic Fk 4000 (which was not that cheap) but paired with a 7ft sonic pro series shimano rod that is probably the cheapest in their range! I’ve had it for 5 years now and every time I hook up it still gives me confidence of landing a good fish! The rod itself was part of a combo that cost $69. I still use this rod on nearly every trip! Love it!!! cheers scratchie!!!
  12. G’day raiders, Well the title says it all. Show us the best fish you ever caught and tell us why! It doesn’t have to be a monster, nor a game fish (It can be) but just a fish you’ve always wanted to catch and what effort you put in to catch it!!! I’ll start....... As you know I love chasing snapper! On this very day I took my son out and we caught a couple of nice pannies! The wind started to kick up and it had been a long morning and the boy wanted to go home! I made the call for one more drift and made it a long one. The boy just cast out and let his soft plastic drift behind the boat. But I “just kept casting“. We were soon in zone after a fast drift. Then I get a hit that nearly rips the rod out my hand! Boom...... but no hook up, damn so I thought to tea bag the lure! Next minute, zzzzzzzz I was on, and on hard! After a good fight and landed in 6-8m of water up cones my PB snapper at 95cms! I could have given up and gone home but no, I “just kept casting”. I’ve had some very special moments when fishing from GT’s, Spanish Mackeral to Marlin but this is truly one I will never forget!!! So what’s your best capture???? cheers scratchie!!!
  13. Wow! What a cracking fish Trav! A shame your not headed up here this weekend. Would have loved to add a pb snapper for you! Keep safe! cheers scratchie!!!
  14. Great report and looks like a fantastic trip! It just goes to show how hard we work for our fish in NSW. cheers scratchie!!!
  15. Congratulations to you all. Very deserving recipients and valued fishraider members! cheers scratchie!!!