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  1. I've been on a few trips around Coromandel. Big kings! Fishing for Sydney kings will never be the same again. If you get tired, they'll be happy to switch to big snapper.
  2. I just bought 2 recently for my overseas fishing trip. I got the 2 Daiwa Saltist Demon Blood casting rods. I don't know how they fare but just letting you know about them. I'm planning on chasing river catfish and arapaima with them.
  3. So i was looking for in-flight fishing entertainment to store on my tablet for my upcoming holiday. Didn't want to spend the money buying DVDs so i turned to free source that is Youtube. I found some channels offering full fishing episodes. Not just clips here and there. If you're interested how i got them onto my hard drive, i used a freeware called "4K Video Downloader". Obviously i have not seen them all but i have seen some episodes. You've been warned that some of these series are laden with ads. Half the show is just ads. So don't blame me for chewing half your data allowance and precious time. They are mostly american too, couldn't find too many Aussie shows. Florida Sport Fishing TV http://www.youtube.com/user/FloridaSportFishing/featured Big Fish Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/BigFishChannel/featured Fishing Adventurer http://www.youtube.com/user/FishingAdventurerTV/featured Hooked Up http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU4DWjN4gSDGOlZusNYqbT-UbfYEjTPk1 Addictive Fishing http://www.youtube.com/user/AddictiveFishing Angler West TV http://www.youtube.com/user/anglerwesttv/featured Into the Blue http://www.youtube.com/user/IntotheBlueFishing In Depth Outdoors http://www.youtube.com/user/InDepthOutdoorsTV Reel Time FS http://www.youtube.com/user/ReelTimeFS Saltwater Experience http://www.youtube.com/user/SaltwaterExperience Fishing Adventure Crew http://www.youtube.com/user/FishingAdventureCrew/videos Atalntic Adventures http://www.youtube.com/user/AtlanticAdventuresTV Uncut Angling http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMaY-hU9Qld-KjZEwVjWR9lj-dwfbxOqN Zulu Media http://www.youtube.com/user/ZuluMedia/videos Captain Chancey http://www.youtube.com/user/captchancey Extreme Angler http://www.youtube.com/user/ExtremeAnglerTV Bass2Billfish http://www.youtube.com/user/Bass2Billfish
  4. I use tortue chasing drummer. My drummer spots don't require me to cast far at all so being less supple is not a problem
  5. I'm after a good rod repairer. Price isn't really a major concern. Workmanship is right at the top requirement. The stripper guide has been crushed and needs to be replaced . Can't claim warranty as its Japanese, but its a risk i chose. Could the good members of the forum pass on details of some good repairers? Please PM just in case naming repairers break the rules. Edit: forgot to mention i'm in Sydney area
  6. I myself find brain spiking the fish, bleed and throw in ice slurry soon after capture to be better. First, the fish isn't suffering a slow death and the brain spiking stops the fish releasing stress toxins (sorry, don't remember scientific name).. Second, the heart is still beating strong to pump the blood out and then the ice slurry slows down whatever bacterial breakdown that happens. I know the kiwis do this to every fish. Probably why the kahawai is actually tasty.
  7. Unless you're fishing more than 80lb line, i don't see the need for 24kg of drag. should try the reels on your rod and feel which is better
  8. Pay the extra few dollars and go with Telstra.
  9. you need to do a trip either in NZ, WA, Vanuatu or Fiji. blisters will feel like tickles
  10. Anyone tried Aussie Salmon sashimi? I've tried it in NZ and i must say it wasn't too bad. Obviously not the same league as the true salmon or tuna but wasn't too bad. Although i was recommended a different soy, something with a bit of sweetness in it. I can recognise the bottle but not remember the name. But one thing i have noticed that the fish of same species, the NZ sample was always much better tasting. The Snapper is sweeter and the Kingfish doesn't have this lemon taste to it.
  11. If rock fishing, casting a mile isn't always going to catch you fish. many times i have literally dangled bait at my feet and caught very nice drummers, bream, trevally etc. Although if catching snapper of the rocks then the ability to cast into sand patches is required.
  12. Search Zenaq Muthos on youtube and see how the guys do it. Its a popular technique in the mediterranean as well
  13. Sometimes i do get snagged. Best way i find is cast, let it sink a few seconds, close bail, let it continue to sink to the bottom with tension and start retrieve as soon as it touches the bottom. Usually a problem on a windy day though. Rig your hook on top as you would in boat jigging and no hooks on bottom of jig, that helps too. Use cheapo lures in an area you're unfamiliar with to learn the terrain.
  14. I just use vertical jigs as you would in a boat. Much lighter ones obviously. Something like River2Sea 120gm jigs. I've used some japanese brands such as Uzu but hard to get as they get sold out quick. They do well on kings. Jig the lures bag like you would in a boat as well.
  15. Submit for fish records. Was it caught on lure or bait?
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