big bell

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  1. cheers any info is great
  2. Hello fellow raiders im after some tips/ spots or just advice. having spent most of my boating and fishing life in botany and jervis bay and surrounds , targeting bream to flathead I was a creature of habit and if it wasn't broke why fix it. with the kids getting interested in boating and fishing ( 4yo and 6yo ) we a few months back bit the bullet and upgraded to more of a comfortable and family friendly boat , with this change it has led us to broaden our boating horizons and weve put 40 plus hours on the boat in th last 5 months with Sydney harbour our most favourite trip, now botany and jervis will be visited in the future middle harbour after a trip and a half ( rain forced a retreat the 2nd trip) will be my new haunt so many areas to fish and plenty going on to keep every one entertained. now theres nothing wrong with flattie or bream but my target is now a legal kingfish (or any) now squid are the target bait and live the better , im in no way asking for secret honey holes that produce just some general areas to jig for them, we anchored up at the moorings our first trip and thought I caught a glimpse of one or two skoot by but with prawn and pilli all we managed was a legal bream and about 238 small snapper.. any assistance would be greatly appreciated , were heading out on Wednesday for a try. cheers.
  3. loom bands... I now have two
  4. that's the second fan bellied leather weve caught there the other t xmas , great fun for my daughter,
  5. cheers guys, ive been to sussex and the start of the basin twice now and recommend it highly chatting to others theres tons of places to fish in the basin that are productive with snapper up to 4kg as well cant wait to head back!!!
  6. indeed if you talk a spot up you wanna hope it produces
  7. Morning all just a little report from some family adventure to sussex inlet on the weekend. Travelled to the inlet boat ramp that ive used before at around 11am with no surprise its packed with a good sign fisheries working the incoming boats checking for undersize fish but to my dismay not checking for licenses ???. Any how launch the boat and park a km away nice brisk jog back and were on our way anchor up just in the basin where I had done previously and did well ( thanks to the info of an old local fella who shared at xmas) and we bait up with some nippers id pumped the day before and some peeled prawn, Id talked this spot up to my dad and he was keen to see , 5 min in and the wifey is on to a decent bream measuring 36cm a quick told you so head nod to the old man and I thought were in for a easy day, apart from 2 bream that went 25cm and went back in it goes quiet!! With boats all around I decide to head for shallower water this time about 5m where my daughter catches a good size leather, lower the old bait bomb down with some old pellets I found and were back in business I latch onto another 6 with one going 40cm and a good size whiting too my old man manages one good one and with some cleaning and fillets to take we call it a day and head back to base , good all round arvo.
  8. great work and great memories being made.
  9. cheers syd fisher Ive found you can get extension straps for an out of the box cover although they still did nt lock or hold , expected more for the coin cheers
  10. Hey fellow raiders im after some help/ discussion in relation to boat covers. Ive got a stacer sportster 549 bow rider im looking to cover, I bought and then returned an out of the box cover ($360) as the straps to hold the cover down wouldn't lock and half of them didn't even reach under the boat to the buckle on the other side!!! causing my tarp im currently using ($30) to up stage it. Theres then the custom made option ? my brother in law had it done on his 4.2m boat but theres press studs all over the place holding it on and im not a fan of them all over my pride and joy. and this is obviously more $$$$ ive got around $650 at the mo in the boat fund . can anyone offer any advice / there cover option or pm me with any good priced cover companys any advice would be greatly appreciated,
  11. Hey fellow Raiders just thought id share the day out with the family on syd harbour on sat The day started out as a no stress affair not departing home til 10am a quick boat and bait fuel up and we were on our way , We arrived at Taplin park boat ramp at Drummoyne a little over an hour later (I swear my nav man didn't want us to find it.) there was one spot left in the car park and we happily took it up with two others then looking for parks after us. Life jackets on the little ones ( 4yo and 6yo) sun block, biminny extender and were off, a shorter motor than thought and were travelling under the harbour bridge around lunar park and the opera house with some happy snaps for the kids show and tell , its great to get a different view of our wonderful harbour, Pretty choppy due to the wind and the amount of boat traffic I thought id been to some busy places but this takes the cake, how there aren't any serious incidents occurring daily is beyond me as all variations of sailing vessels , ferrys and water taxis criss cross any which way, Ok now the fishing...Not quite as exciting as the above unfortunately, this was primarily a sight seeing day but who cant wet a line when out in the boat ,fishing off watsons bay a dozen or so small snapper with a legal trevally and two legal bream thrown back for another day a drift past rose bay was a zero so we called it a day , good to see fisheries at the boat ramp checking all, packed up just before the storm. Great family day with plenty of memories made.
  12. you would at least think they would have learnt from the first time
  13. ive only ever use a clear tube trap with removable ends, which has an opening at each end about 40mm that taper inwards , usually put a rock in in with a slice of bread and place it in about a foot of water and roll little balls and toss it at the trap entice them near it and to enter,
  14. i use fluro when chasing bream and whiting and tend to switch back to mono as flattie dont seem to be that finicky
  15. it can only take some sand that gets sucked up to fowl an impellor and although this may not be your case as soon as that water stops flowing for even a minute or two damage is being done to the rubber of the impellor, my dads 30hp four stroke did the same and the impellor needed to be replaced , my old savage with a 40hp merc had the impellor stop while at botany bay , once home we dropped the leg off to find it was missing two of five rubber fins causing it to fail. Depending on your boats age and last service? this impellor should be done on a 100hr service or every year there abouts .
  16. nice days fishing there , nothing worse than bad weather and no fish at least you cancelled one out.
  17. big bell

    Clusters Boat

    great work paikea great to see members going above and beyond online advice I bet ken was rapt with the help,
  18. big bell

    Paikea's decal

    nice boat and decals mate just wondering where you got the decals done??
  19. im not much of a beach swimmer any how and that's not because of great whites or tigers im more worried when im in a river or inlet systems of bull sharks, personally I think there much more dangerous ,but that's just my 2 cents
  20. it was just that an analogy, im all for the fact that a great white and grey nurse is an endangered species but tigers and 'other" sharks of this size aren't Im trying to point out to the stop the shark cull protestors that it works both ways, what quiet easily applies to "'its there domain they were here first'' and just don't go in the water applies to dangerous animals on land too you cant be bias, The old Tassie tiger if it wasn't made extinct and was still roaming about and lets say for instance attacking people (not that im aware of any in its history) with 3 deaths in several years, even if it was protected what would its fate be ??? All of a sudden we cant just stay out of there domain and the old tiger looks in trouble(again)..
  21. we seem to quiet happy decimate any land predator that may pose even a minor risk to us , yet cull a deadly ocean predator and were up in arms.. I think humans are so contradictory as humans, Next time there is a snake in your back yard you and your family use . Don't kill it ,don't have it removed by animal control remember that , the snake was there before us were entering its world... How many protestors abide by the above as an example??????