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  1. Mullatt

    Tohatsu Motors (50hp 4 stroke to be specific)

    Sometimes, but not always 😜
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    Shoalhaven River near Braidwood

    Fished there once many years ago but didn't actually see a fish. Certainly is a great looking river. According to the DPI website they stock the Shoalhaven (higher up than Braidwood) with Rainbow Trout and last release was 2018/19. Assume there could be Bass in there somewhere and I'd say definitely a Carp or 10 lurking too 😢
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    Keys misplaced

    Never taken the keys out of the ignition of any of the boats I've owned for the past 40 years. That way I always know where the key is. I do have a spare key "hidden" on the boat just in case some jerk decides to steal the key. As you rightly said Fab will drive the boat away on dry land 😄
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    Old days

    A fantastic thread for us old timers (and others obviously) noelm. Dont know why barber shops were places you could buy all that stuff, but I certainly remember it well. Maybe because there weren't many sports type shops and definitely no big chain type stores. I'm certainly no great fisherman, but i did start off as a young bloke in the early 60's catching poddy mullet in oyster bottles, pumping nippers and chasing worms (mostly unsuccessfully), fishing with cheap handlines off wharves and watching old timers to see how they did it. It taught me a lot and I'm still learning and enjoying it. In the old days you didnt have all the expensive toys and gimmicks and actually didnt need them. 1st boat was an old Pongrass, 60 hp Johnson with no power trim or tilt (it was a beast to manhandle up and down). We used to go outside regularly (Ulladulla, Moruya, Batemans Bay) in it, didnt have any sounders etc, no auxiliary motor and only used handlines.......but used to come back with a feed of fish every time. How times have changed hey.
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    Salmon off the beach down south.

    I understand that all the interest for the overseas market is in the roe, not the flesh! Apparently big money.
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    Good deals on a fly reel?

    Mate, this might be a long shot.....but try emailing Steve Williamson. Steve is one of the most respected and longest serving Fishing guides (Fly Fishing a speciality) in Australia. He is based in Jindabyne and even though he recently sold his tackle shop there, I know he used to periodically sell off a lot of his used fly fishing gear. Give him a try, it cant hurt! Email is Cheers Dave
  7. Mullatt

    Batteries. Switch off or disconnect?

    I switch off at the isolator, then if sitting for a while particularly in winter, put it on the trickle (float) charge every couple of weeks to keep it topped up.
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    Strange Tumut Trout

    Definitely a juvenille rainbow trout...seen plenty with those markings!
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    Information Gathering?

    That is a great link Rich, thanks for sharing. I knew of some of these stocking locations, but many I didnt. Have to try out some new "old" haunts. cheers
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    Information Gathering?

    As has been noted, Fishraider will give you most of the info you need and as the membership is fairly widespread covers nearly everywhere, but there are some sites that I'm aware of that give you weekly reports including where and how they are catching them. If you're interested I can pm the details to you mate.
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    Goodradigbee River

    Kaneo, I used to fish the Goodradigbee many years ago. It was a superb trout water (you wont find any Bass there though), but I understand, even though there may be the odd trout still lurking, Carp have overrun the place. It certainly is a beautiful spot to camp though, plenty of walks and some nice waterfalls. I'd suggest you contact one of the tackle Shops in either Yass or Canberra to check what type of fishing you may encounter mate. Enjoy your weekend.
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    An end to carp?

    Maybe a bounty on catching Carp so kids could earn some pocket money, but they are so entrenched in our system in massive numbers I dont believe it would really have any effect. Ha ha , good luck with that mate. Pretty difficult sell there...........when they taste & smell like crap and are full of bones 😠
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    An end to carp?

    Couldn't agree with you more that the virus will end up in an (another) ecological disaster for us James Clain. as you said too many idiots spruking ideas that have no solid base. I have enjoyed fishing for our native species (and trout) for a lifetime and even though I want these smelly, useless habitat destroying carp got rid of........definitely not at he expense of our other native species. I say NO to the virus.
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    Man missing on the Napean

    Of course details and safety are still relevant.......but I agree Noel, its very odd 7 years later hey !
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    Protective measures for new boat

    Bearing buddies are great, but the only thing I would add to that is be careful constantly pumping grease into them as its possible to pop the rear seal if you pump too much.