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  1. Hi Raiders, Just looking around on eBay UK and I found this odd looking reel. It the Grice and Young ORLANDO minor, made in England in the 1950's. To cast you remove the spool and place it over the second spindle at the top of the reel, so it's sort of like the casting position for a side cast. After the cast you replace the spool and fish away. To reduce the problems of line twist from repeated casts, the spool can be reversed on the casting spindle from a handles up to a handles down position every second cast. So line comes off clockwise one cast and anticlockwise the next. I think it's pretty cool, but I couldn't imagine trying to use it in the beach at night.
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    Avon Royal Mk3

    Cheers guys, there is another one in the same shop, but in far worse condition. Both were on Slazenger rods. This was on a bastardised 11A, the bottom section is genuine Slazenger, the top is solid glass. The reel seat is interesting, winds both up and down. The other reel is much more corroded, I don't know if it even spins, but it's on a better blank for Blackfish. 10 ft one piece with a great slow action. Needs a full rebuild, the lower grip is PVC. Still only asking $40. I can't do it just now. I'm having the 15ft Sportex rebuilt.
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    Avon Royal Mk3

    I found this at Vinnies yesterday, Grice and Young Avon Royal MK3. A little corrosion around the reel seat and some paint loss. It would barely turn when I found it, I put that down to old grease. With a degrease, clean and lube it now spins for 2 min 30. Not bad for $40.
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    Buyback bargain

    The long binding I removed may have been a repair. I notice some dark lines, and there is a fissure.
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    Port Stephens-Snapper Fishraider record

    Congratulations Jeff Youre gonna need a bigger esky.
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    Buyback bargain

    Thanks Gordon, I was just supposing as the efficient Germans were using metric way before us and 4.5m is around 15 ft give or take. Royce has the Sportex blackfish rods in 662, 663 and, I think the heavier 36 or 3902, that’s really what I’m looking for, but I came up with this monster. It will probably be the longest rod on the beach.
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    Buyback bargain

    It’s a pretty heavy duty beach rod, I take the numbers to be 450cm and 7 wrap. It needs some TLC, but I’m not sure if worth it to do it, up or sell as is.
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    Buyback bargain

    I found this at the tip buyback for $5. With the sand spike it’s just on 16 ft long. It had a long binding as a fore grip which I removed to reveal B4507, it’s a SPORTEX!!!!!
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    Is this a luderick? (Black Drummer/Rock Blackfish)

    No that's it's cousin Black Drummer. Good fighter, good eating.
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    Trolling the tropics

    Hi Raiders A mate of mine is going surfing in the Maldives for two weeks. He staying onboard a slow boat which takes them to different breaks. Last time they trolled lures and came up with fish like tuna and Spaniards. He’s asked me which lures should he take. I thought X raps and maybe some skirts. Anymore suggestion would be appreciated Cheers
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    Big bag of Broken Bay Bluespots

    Great bag mate. Mmmm fish tacos. Fishraider at work.
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    Please help!

    Yep, fish light!!! light sinker, light line 6lb or lower, you will feel the bite, and it makes better sport. Heaps of people add the biggest lead on the longest rod and cast out to the horizon when are under the wharf.
  13. A mate caught this on a prawn in the harbour today.
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    Long weekend at Forster

    Great weekend, well done. Congrats for the Jewies.
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    Big Neil and Blackfish

    Hi Raiders, l took Neil out last year to go for his first Blackfish, it ended in a big donut. This time round I couldn't make it with the others Raiders on Friday so I offered Sunday. Picked at Central and whisked him 5 minute away to the harbour. Got the berley going, then sorted out the setups, depth and a refresher on baiting up... The fish were there from the start, definite signs of life, the floats just dipping and bobbing back up, same as last weekend, it wasn't going to be easy. After a couple of misses Neil hooked up to a good fish, it tried to take him around structure, then back under the Wharf, but he played it to the net. Hi 5's, his first was in the bag. Must have been close to 40cm The touches kept coming with no solid takes, then we were approached by a tall dark stranger. He asked if one of us was Big Neil. Enter fellow Raider Blackfish. I invited Gordon because I read he missed the boys on Friday at Cremorne and wanted to meet the big guy. After intros, I handed him my rig while I setup another. Who knew the man cut his teeth on Luderick, he added the next to the bag. I went for the Butterworth I just got restored hoping to Christen it. The rain came down, the guys were getting wet when another stranger shows up with a couple of garbage bags for them to fashion into wet weather gear. It worked, we kept fishing, and finally added 1 to the bag. Good banter, shared fishing stories, FISHRAIDER!!!! Gordon had to leave, Neil and I moved to another spot nearby when thing went took cold. It turned out they were colder in the new spot so we came back. We got a few more, and I think we called it with 9 or 10 in the bag. Neil has the photo . Thanks for a fun session.