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    Braid - What are your strategies for spooling your reels?

    I used to religiously put on a few layers of mono backing then fill the rest of the spool with braid. But everytime I respool my reels 90% of the braid looks untouched and brand new. I think in the future I might start putting maybe a 1/4 of the spool as mono backing and save on the braid. I've never before even come close to being spooled so most of my braid never sees the light of day. Is this advisable?? What I do do is when I lose braid and the lip of the spool becomes prominent, I'll add more backing. I just drill a hole in lid of 2 litre drink bottle, attach it to the drill and unspool that way.
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    Braid - What are your strategies for spooling your reels?

    how about back to front? Would that be the same as using a braid backing and mono mainline?
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    Jeremy Wade is back!

    Mate I hope you weren't holding your breath
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    No school prawns for sale in the fish shops

    The DPI has recommended not using raw prawns for bait if they were meant for human consumption.
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    After-work Rose Bay session

    Nice report and congratulations on the great catch. Were you tempted to keep them? They'd make a great feed. Are you using braid? You mention wind knots but then said you were using 10lb mono with no leader.
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    Shovel nose sharks

    Looks like it's OK. in the first PDF second page it takes about commercial catches and they're taken in significant numbers be rec fishos. But you're probably right I would check with DPI
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    Sydney Harbour Fishing with a complete newbie

    GREAT report!! Wondering if you could take my wife and kids fishing as I call them the anti-fishos
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    Hows the waterway traffic?

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    New Rod not assemble completely

    Here's a photo of mine, I believe it's exactly the same rod. I've never had a problem
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    Smart-A Blue Swimmer

    Please remember the limit is 0.05. LOL
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    tasmania fishing

    well done, sounds like money well spent
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    Botany Bay

    Great report. Good on you for not following the crowd and doing your own thing If you count channel makers as hookups, then you'd also have to count trees, oysters and the like. That means I am now classed as a master fisher. richard
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    Boat burns in Sydney Harbour

    hope they had insurance
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    You might also enjoy buzzing him. LOL.
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    Made the most of the weekend

    Great report. Your kids are too cute! But you better watch it coz pretty soon they'll be outfishing you!!
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    Port Stephens two days

    Can you tell them to swim down to Sydney?
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    Inkers in the mist

    Whole heartedly agree, made even better by the fact you took it in the yak
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    South Africa trip

    Awesome photos. You say it's just a pastime, reckon you could go fulltime with your talent. You should contact JonD, his daughters know their way around a camera pretty well as well
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    First kingie

    Set off with DezM yesterday in search of my first kingie. Started the day looking for some bait. Soon boated 3 squid and off came the heads and we started trolling just past the spit bridge. Soon got a hit on the rod. Was a strange fight I didn't think the fish was on then I did then I thought I is dropped it. Dez was sure I was hooked up the whole time. I'm used to bites then a load in the rod. Anyhow after a brief but exciting fight first King on board celebrations and high fives all around just under legal but I didn't care. Have told Dez he now his to get me onto my first jewie!!
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    How/when to use Atomic K9 walker

    for the retrieve technique consult google. type 'walk the dog fishing" and check out the videos
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    Nice day out with a mate

    Great write up!! Very entertaining to read Richard
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    Always the young fella!

    Hi praise indeed!!
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    Newcastle beaches report

    Hey Dave, Great report. Stop taking your wife fishing, or she might get better than you at it and then you'll never hear the end of it
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    Fish targeting my swivel?

    Even the black ones are a little shiny, I'm positive this attracts the jackets