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  1. Hi, Got out in the kayak nice and early on Monday morning. I generally attach myself to any spare marker buoy in my spot. This has some advantages and disadvantages. I can drop down some burley and not drift around too fast and hold in the deep water however i always have to contend with the associated ropes. This time they won and i lost two big trevally around the ropes. I hooked a third and managed to steer it clear and into the kayak. Got all three on the sabiki while going for yakkas. They always tend to hit the sabiki as opposed to my other offerings hence i tend to try and find live bait rigs on slightly heavier line. Man they fight hard. I paddled across to the other side of the harbour and lost a big flathead at the net but managed one more while slowly drifting. Was great conditions with minimal drift and the sun warmed things (my feet) up nicely. So far there seem to still be some good fish to catch in the harbour (no kings around though that i saw) whereas previous winters ive struggled. Must have seen about 6 other kayak fishers out and about. Got to love a long weekend thanks
  2. Hi, Ive used these in NZ (Waiheke Island) my mate who lives there showed me how to use them . I was slightly skeptical but they proved dynamite on the snapper. Ive got an orange one i take with me on the kayak in the harbour but havent got around to trying it. Perhaps this long weekend....
  3. i've got one of these as it seemed like a really easy/lazy option for someone with little diy capability. Didnt want the hassle of installation on my kayak which is just one of the generic online jobs. I cant compare it to other sounders but by all accounts its pretty accurate re depth and bottom make up. I'm not too sure about its accuracy in marking fish. I mainly use it as a depth reader but somehow now feel a bit naked without it. Its as easy to use as youd think. Drop the reader thingy over the side about 15cm underwater and turn it on.
  4. Ah, cool, thanks Yowie, i thought it might be. Awesome looking fish, really vibrant colours.
  5. Hi, Went down to my local wharf on Sunday evening as i managed to bribe myself a three hour window away from the kids evening routine (fighting them into bath and bed) I usually just take a packet of pilchards to see whats around and when thats gone i head home. I was winding up a so far untouched bait pretty quickly and something sizeable nailed it. It was stripping line and going all over the place. Got a glimpse and saw a bonito, the first one ive ever hooked. As i got it in closer i could see about 4-5 kings chasing it and really trying to have a go at it. I managed to swing it onto the wharf but the hook pulled and it flapped back in before i could get a photo. Needless to say i put a metal on straight away. The surface started to boil and the place was alive with fish. I landed another bonito and a tailor. Both being followed in by bigger tailor and multiple kingfish. That gets the old ticker going. Unfortunately it only lasted about 20 mins then went completely quiet. Brilliant fun. thanks
  6. Hi , Got this guy by spit bridge on a sabiki. No idea what it is. Looks like a bream crossed with something....
  7. Hi berrero, that's amazing. One you won't forget. I can relate I had a similar experience at Roseville bridge. Please dont think I'm trying to steal your thunder but I think mine was similar (not as big) We all rave about kingfish ( and rightly so) but I love trevally and I reckon they are right up there in pulling power. Congrats mate
  8. Hi all, Paddled out to my spot again in middle harbour last Friday. Great conditions. Been challenged to get a legal kingy before 30/09 . You guys know what it's like from a non fisher...." You never get anything to bring home' So I'm fired up to do the damage. Down to 4 days a week thanks to the Rona so had a good time to prepare and plan. I'm reliant on yakkas and they are seemingly hard to get at the moment. I managed one amongst the multitude of pinkies . It was perfect size so sent him down. You know how all fisher people have a 6th sense..it came in handy. For some reason glanced at the rod in the holder and it was bent over, grabbed it and hung on thinking challenge done. Alas 59cm. Not much else but it feels like a good summer coming on. One question , in middle harbour (close to spit bridge) where there is a decent current around tide change how do you berley? I use bread but it drifts away pretty quick. Any help ? Cheers
  9. Hi Duffy, great fish. I fish at Cremorne regularly but am an absolute novice re blackfish. Do you get them off the ferry terminals or rocks? Thanks
  10. Sorry.....its about the 5th or 6th big flattie from the same spot in Sydney harbour. All on pilchard
  11. Agree with JAK middle harbour is sweet and anywhere from balmoral to spit
  12. Great advice yowie....you'll see I'm pretty close to jumping out and swimming to shore Reckon 20m. Deep spot in middle harbour
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