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  1. Scratchie

    Off Sydney today

    Back to basics mate! Nice work! Your pursuit of the gamefish will serve you well next season, I’m sure! That’s a tasty bag there! Cheers scratchie!!!
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    Port Stephens Trip 2019

    Muzz, just message @mrsswordfisherman And she can help you with your old login. As for information, I get where kingchaser is coming from. We see a lot of new members come straight on and ask for so much information without searching or researching at all. Let’s not ruin ojays post! Cheers scratchie!!!
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    Fish ID please

    Me either! What size was it?
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    Lack of Baitfish

    The bait up this way (port stephens) is that thick it’s out of control. Not familiar with the area but try any headland or rocky outcrop and burley up! You should find some! Cheers scratchie!!!
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    Reds again

    You sure can! Submit your pic and report here
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    Port Stephens Trip 2019

    Agh nice work! Those longtail don’t muck around. Glad you enjoyed your trip up here! It’s been a really good season for them. Everybody’s catching them! Cheers scratchie!!!
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    Welcome to fishraider Barney. Try using the search function on this site! Here is one of many posts you can read.... cheers scratchie!!!
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    My 4th Darwin Trip

    Sensational Anthony! There’s something pretty special about fishing the top end! Don’t know whether it’s the scenery, the fishing or the fact it’s that bloody hot you constantly need a few coldies to cool you down! Lol. Great report and enjoy your feed! Cheers scratchie!!!
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    Port Stephens- The longtail are on!!!

    Generally only a short window. Probably 3-4 weeks left depending on weather Thanks. They can do that to anyone! Patience You know it! Thanks Donna! Nice, I love mahi on the bbq Cheers yowie! Well send me a bottle and I’ll send you a fillet! 😜 Their first run is sublime! The proper ones definitely take some stopping! ✅ There’s some big ones about! General size for up here is between 8-15kg but this year seems to be like 12-22kg.
  10. G’day raiders, Just a quick report from this arvo! Got out after work with Woodsy to see if we could manage a feed. Filled up with livies! Plan was to chase longtail for two hours and snapper for two hours. We won on the tuna but only managed one panny on the snaps! Enough to go around anyway! And what a cracker it was..... cheers scratchie!!! P.s Anyone chasing these bring some solid gear! They pull like freight trains 💪💪💪
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    Reds again

    No pressure baz! Just hope you get out there! 😝
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    Reds again

    Just spoke with some locals and you are now barred from fishing up here, sorry mate! Haha 🤣 Congrats on the new record and hope you beat that in May too! 👍
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    Reds again

    Either way, what a cracker!
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    Reds again

    Thanks rick! Some interesting facts! For all I’ve spoke to chasing them, they are using either 40 or 60lb leaders. Most have had trouble with macs. I’ve been using 80 to 100lb, a 3m leader and balloon 2m above the livie. The only fish we hit were good longtail. My point, the Mac tuna might see the heavier gauge but the bigger fish either don’t see it or don’t care! Hmmmm 🤔
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    Reds again

    It’s up there rick! What did it weigh? And did you get a photo on a mat? And quick question on your floating livie.... what was your setup? Leader lb? Balloon? How long under float was leader? Mainline? Jist have a theory that’s all.
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    A day to remember

    Awesome work and great report Trav! Sounds like a top day on the water! Cheers scratchie!!!
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    Reds again

    Why not??? Haha! Good stuff Rick! They are certainly some cracking reds.
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    Port Stephens

    Great report and congrats to your mate on his pb! Seems a few snapper yesterday were taking livies! Out of interest, what was your set up for targeting longtail? I have a theory about them but will wait for your reply! Cheers scratchie!!!
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    Reds again

    Leave my snapper alone rick! Haha, on fire champ! Cheers scratchie!!!
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    New Extra Long Ramp at Shoal Bay???

    Haha, I got sent that yesterday whilst I was out fishing! Needless to say, we were extra careful loading the boat! 😝
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    Port Stephens- The longtail are on!!!

    Cheers mate! No, we stood our ground. And your right, the first run is a screamer! I was using a tyrnos 30w 15kg with 80lb leader. I wouldn’t go anything under an 8000 reel on these bruts. Estimate: 18-20kg and 1.3m
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    Port Stephens- The longtail are on!!!

    Thanks baz!! There’s still micro dollies everywhere so I assume they’d still be at the fad. Good luck! Thanks BN. There certainly a tough fish! And tasty 😋
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    Crowdy Head

    Broughton Island the go! Plenty to target up here at the moment! Cheers scratchie!!!
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    Good stuff mate! Weekdays are always the best time to fish. A solo trip like that, you gotta be happy! Cheers scratchie!!!
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    Something different Snapper!!!

    Why not Gordo??? I always need an excuse to go fishing! 😝