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  1. I understand the first bloke perfectly! But he did forget a marlin rod and reel. How can I let him know??? Lol 😝 Great stuff Donna! The lap is on my list one day too! cheers scratchie!!!
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    Tabs vs Famosa

    I agree KC. I’ve been on a 560 Formosa tomahawk CC out to the shelf. We were faced with the worst storm I’ve ever encountered at sea and the boat held it own. I haven’t been on a tabs boat but the Formosa would be my next boat if I had money! 😫
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    Baby Shark

    I was thinking bronze whaler! Not sure though 🤔
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    Tabs vs Famosa

    It all comes down to YOUR preferences. Bugger everyone else. I have a half cabin Haines. For me, that is perfect for the type of fishing I do sometimes. Chasing Jew at night in the bay, staying in the Hawkesbury for hairtail or trolling the ocean. But then sometimes I wish I had a centre console whilst fishing for snapper or stick baiting. Although, then when I encounter the chop and wind etc on the way out or back I’m glad I have my boat because it suits MY applications and it’s not there just to please others! cheers scratchie!!!
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    Fish Heads

    Have to agree with Frank! When I spent a week fishing north of Coffs, we had people almost everyday waiting at the ramp asking for frames and heads! I’d love to see you do that in George Street Sydney though 😂 cheers scratchie!!!
  6. I’m a bit further north but we encountered some rat kings earlier this week. Water temp was 19.6 deg so warming up! A few bonito are about too! Not in numbers yet though! cheers scratchie!!!
  7. Great report Tyrone! Glad we could help you out with another PB. Saying the fishing was tough is an understatement. For the amount of casts we put in, we should have scored a lot better results. Definitely curse of the full moon. But congrats on your new PB. cheers scratchie!!!
  8. @Yowie always a hard decision between 20lb leader to entice the bite or 30lb leader to stop em! I may trial the 30lb on my next trip!
  9. Yes I would still use the same technique from a yak. I would probably use the same rod set up or a 6.6ft rod. The kayak would certainly limit your options, needing to fish closer to shore but I would still use the same technique once you have worked out your drift! The stealth then of a kayak would have an advantage. I know a few guys that target snapper up here around Fingal headland in the right conditions with great success. Hope that helps cheers scratchie!!!
  10. Unlucky Rick. It’s a hard to go past Broughton but I understand the call. Been some real good reports up there of late! As you said, you can’t catch them at home and not every trip is a success! Thanks for the report! cheers scratchie!!!
  11. Thanks Adrian. The swell was certainly up there early morning. Just lucky it was 10 secs apart. When your in the trough and can’t see the island it’s a worry! Thanks Adem. Many years of practice and a lot of luck! Cheers rebel. Thanks baz! Yep a long drought for you. Actually can’t remember the last Port Stephens red you got! There out there mate! Go get em! Sorry yowie but that’s all I could manage! Just couldn’t stop the other two! Nor could my mate on his Stella. Brutal in shallow water!
  12. G’day raiders, Just a quick report from up here! Thought we saw a window of opportunity to head out and chase a few reds. My mate never really cares about conditions and this trip was no exception! He put us on the spot and first cast I was on to an unstoppable. Good signs ahead. Next was his turn and he couldn’t stop his either! Managed a few different drifts and somehow dodged the impending storm! At least we can say that we landed a few and made it home safely! cheers scratchie!!!