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  1. antonywardle

    Browns Rock report - with a word of warning.

    Great write up and nice drummer. If your mrs wasn't fishing then she doesn't need a life jacket which makes the law completely pointless. She isn't allowed to help you either, As you say, good intentions but not very well thought out.
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    The Happy Angler Institute (THAI) Sunday 19th August

    Possible starter. Will know closer to the date
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    Big Broughton Snapper

    great work @garfield28, I'll be up in October so maybe this year we will be able to catch up!
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    Central coast donuts, 2 trips

    The Terrigal ramp is tough by yourself. PM if you ever want some company, I'm just down the road a bit. I'm going on a charter boat soon to try for some king fish, so if I figure out what to do, I'll let you know. You can look on YouTube for Ultimate Fishing channel. There is a kiwi called Matt, and he has some good tips, although I don't know if they translate to Aus conditions.
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    Tuna fishing Sydney

    Great job boys. I've always wondered, that if I caught one and it was a long battle, how I'd be able to get the fish in the boat if it weighs 60kg. I guess I gotta spend some time at the gym before fishing!
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    Big bag of Broken Bay Bluespots

    Great write up @kiwicraig Good to catch up for a fish together after such a long time. I think my technique has improved and I put that down to actually going out a lot more and trying different things. @zmk1962 gave me a tip about putting a soft plastic on the top hook, and I think that has helped me. @wazatherfisherman, I tried your plastics, but they got eaten by Jackets. I suspect that if I use the properly, they'll go OK. Probably the best bit of advice is a heavy sinker, you gotta be on the bottom! Boat stats: 23 litres used, 44 km traveled of which 6 km was drifting, top speed 55 km/hr. People stats, Rigs lost lost, 4. Braid lost, 200 metres, I'd love to know how it broke where it did Craig, and on two different rods. It was slightly funny that after you retied, you couldn't reach the bottom 😉 Blood loss from being spiked, Craig 2 litres, Ant 20ml. Guys, being spiked is very serious for both Craig and myself as we both type for a living and have ultra soft skin. Not being able to type or click a mouse would see us losing our jobs and having to live under a park bench somewhere. That said, my biggest blood loss for the day was when I bumped my thumb putting my boat antenna down! Looks like we picked the best day, I'm sitting here thinking about going to chase something else while listening to the rain on the roof. Pleased I didn't try for hairtail last night, that it be a couple of weekends time I think. It turned out to be a top morning out there, thanks for your company Craig, I had a great time, and congrats on your first bag!
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    Randwick Councl

    An interesting read. You have to move your boat a block away from your house every 28 days, no matter how many times you use it and they aren't giving out a permit to park your boat in front of your house. Boat Trailer Restrictions in Randwick
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    Nulon marine 2 stroke

    I wouldn't use motorcycle two stroke in an outboard, only marine two stroke. The other way around is ok, but I had heard that the outboards have more stress and that outboard oil was all you should ever use. I guess that the reason for the increase in mixing ratio with non vendor oils is so that it is smokier so they can then tell you that using their product produces less smoke, and not because the ration is 100:1 instead of 50:1, or is that just a conspiracy theory 😉
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    Nulon marine 2 stroke

    I've not used myself. I;m guessing that it will have the same rating as your Yamalube (TW3?) The only thing that Yamaha will probably say is that you should use non-yamaha oil at the same ratio 100:1 Thats what Evinrude say with not using their oil.
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    Meet up to talk fishing

    I meant to mention that you you @frankS. Leaving the CC after about 3pm, you'll be stuck in traffic. Usually the best bet is to leave before then or after 7pm. Nice to put a face to the name cheers
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    Meet up to talk fishing

    There is some good looking blokes in that photo @Scratchie Thanks for organizing @flatheadluke and I'm looking forward to giving the plastics a go @wazatherfisherman @kiwicraig, definitely another go on the flathead grounds! Nice to meet you all. Great effort driving up from Sydney. Sorry I had to leave early. It was really nice sitting there in the sun.
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    Meet up to talk fishing

    heading there myself now
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    Quintrex ID for new boat

    Thanks for all the tips and advice guys. I didn't get to go for a trip, as it got sold to someone else. Looks like my old FG and I will be together for a while you 😉
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    Mooney Mooney boat ramp

    If you launch at Gosford, you can keep the car and trailer at my place for a couple of days. It would be down the backyard so you might be unlucky and have a tree fall on it or the backyard floods, but that doesn't happen too much these days. The boat ride from Gosford to your house would take about an hour I guess
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    Quintrex ID for new boat

    Thanks @PaddyT From what I can tell, the 4 stroke is around 125KG and my ETEC is 145KG. I'm picking that both of those are lighter than anything that would have been around in the 80's. The T-Top looked pretty solid. Do you have anything else I should be checking on the rest of the boat?