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  1. Cheers guys it was good to catch-up and get a few fish too. Neil, summer is a pretty good time, off the rocks especially.
  2. Hi Raiders, I planned a trip to Huntleys Pt to fish the runout tide, I was just speculating and wanted a bit of a sleep in. The plan changed last night when I got the call the fish were on at Rozelle. I arrived late, like something the cat dragged in to join the gang. There was Hawkesbass, Luderick Angler, McGoo, The Guru and the Bee Keeper, some of the best known characters of the Sydney blackfish scene. Good natured banter and competition for the fish of the day kept things interesting while it was a bit of a slow start. The boys had a few in the bag when I turned up, and after a bit of fiddling with depths I was into them too. They came on really came on towards the top of the tide. I added 4 to the bag and another throw back. There could have been more but I still struggle a little trying to cast distance on the Trudex. I got a couple of nice birds nests and finally had to cut line and re rig, by then the fish were gone. We ended up with 17 in the bag, the Bee Keeper added one more after I took the photo. There were a few throwbacks, and fish of the day was The Gurus 43cm. We actually got some rain as well, let's hope it starts falling in the right places. Cheers
  3. The servo sells live worms, you must get in early.
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    Manly 30/10

    Another day at the office. Conditions look great and fish are busting up at Manly. The smoke haze should keep them around.
  5. Great report. The boys certainly look happy.
  6. You can launch there, I've seen folks do it. There is a path of stepping stones at the edge of the mangroves. Rotary Field Lane Cove is a much easier option with a purpose built pontoon.
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    Another Sportex

    Thanks for that. They look pretty cool. I’m surprised how solid those guides are. I will definitely keep them when I do a refurbish.
  8. Hi Raiders A couple of weeks ago I found a rod in an online auction with the title 'Vintage Rod No Name'. From the pictures I could tell it was a game rod, custom built with quality guides all underbound. The colour of the blank was also a bit of tease, it could, it probably is maybe a Sportex. I put in a bid of $20 and won. The pattern in the glass confirmed my suspicions, it is a Sportex. From the dimensions I calling it a 701 model. Another one for a growing collection. Now I need a game boat.
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    Well done Rick. I love a bargain.
  10. Hi Neil, Thanks for the report. I, like many others can't imagine how bad conditions really are, your pics make it hit home.
  11. Great bag. Your family are lucky to have such a good provider. At near $50 per kilo flathead is getting too expensive.
  12. Hi Raiders I headed out hoping to get a few fish on the newly acquired Black Queen. I matched it up with an old Trudex. The first spot I tried was completely dead so I moved further downstream. The next spot showed signs of life, I was getting small downs but I wasn't able to hook anything. Just as I was thinking of another move my float went down and stayed down and I hooked into a solid fish. The rod has a very soft action with a surprising amount of power down low. The fight lasted a few minutes before the fish was safely in the net. A really fat fish about 35cm with a squarish mouth most likely from feeding on the ocean rocks. They are probably coming into the harbour to spawn. Only one fish today which was released, but it was good to see how the Queen performed.
  13. Ryder

    Black Queen Help

    Heat did the trick. It took a few goes, letting it cool in between tries, then 'POP' I'll try to get a fish with it tomorrow.