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  1. Snell some hooks into the rope connecting the trap to the bouy. Listen for the wails as they slide the rope though their hands lifting up the trap. Its a great deterrent.
  2. Mr Cruncher, you opened up a can of worms.... Yes, CO2 is plant food, but we are making it far faster than plants can take it in, and the problem is increased with deforestation. That extra CO2 floating around is whats causing the greenhouse effect. https://climate.nasa.gov/climate_resources/24/graphic-the-relentless-rise-of-carbon-dioxide/ https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/carbon-dioxide/ data is not subjective.....
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    I dont see anything wrong with that pic..... clearly the bloke anchored on a spring tide and as the water receded he came back to find it on the ramp, ready to be picked up.
  4. I think i may have answered my own question with a bit of googling... http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/rfsa2016199/s4.html " In this Act, a"high risk rock fishing location" is a naturally occurring rock platform or other rock formation exposed to ocean swell within a declared area. " Oh dear....... Its as i feared.... any naturally occurring rock platform exposed to swell............. its essentially ANY rock platform
  5. Fair enough, stakeholders come together and make suggestions. Im more asking on how is the consensus reached for said locations? In particular, what data is taken into account when determining if a spot is dangerour or not? Please tell me there is more to it than a room full of stakeholders hovering over a large map and circling areas left right and centre saying "rocks here, probably a dangerous spot, risk of slipping... lets just circle it anyways just in case"
  6. Is it me, or do the maps essentially highlight ANY shore location with adjacent rocks as a high risk fishing location? (as opposed to genuine high risk/low risk rock fishing locations) (I can comment on the sutherland shire/bate bay map, there are certainly areas on that map which would not be high risk, eg: northen end of jibbon beach and the rocks adjacent to bundeena warf, which would only be remotely dangerous in severe weather with a specific swell direction, and even then, the rocks at the northern end of jibbon beach would be safe!). BTW: I am a supporter of life jackets when rock fishing (i wear my lifejacket and suitable gear when im out there).
  7. 600a - bream and whiting 650c5 - drone fishing (spooled with 300m of 20lb line) Also included the powerrod as its on of the few rods that i didnt build myself for my alveys but still gets used regularly (i cant kill this thing, i think if the guides eventually end up going i will give it a full resto).
  8. finally got around to taking a photo of all my reels (in 3 different locations). 2 x 6500bcvrr (one for jew, one for tailor and salmon) 1 x 700c5 kingfisher (silent anti reverse) - second jew rod 1 x 50 a5e (blackfish/bream and whiting). 1 x 700c5 surf champion (noisy anti reverse) was given to me, not in use 1 x 650a5 rock fishing 1 x 650grbc - spooled for tailor 1 x 500b - just sitting there, waiting for my son to be old enough to start using alvey reels 😉
  9. good job mate.. that kingy sure looks like he was starving!
  10. they are split between sydney, the central coast and jervis bay so it will take me a while to get a photo of all of em together but i will persevere! My father has the 651c5 for those sharking sessions...
  11. looks like the 50 A5E is a keeper then for when i decide to dip my toes into the dark art of blackfishing (or bream fishing using the alvey!). PS: Im a big fan of alveys, own (and use) a 700c5, 650a5, 650c5, 2 x 6500bcvrr, 600a, 550a5 and a 650grbc. (though i must admit, the grbc feels a bit like you are winding up an air raid siren, but once that inertia is overcome, the line starts laying on thick and fast!)
  12. on a side note, are these rare at all? i have one at home and have never gotten around to using it (have not seriously tried fishing for blackfish yet).
  13. Give me red rock cod any day....... there is a reason why they are known as 'poor mans lobster'
  14. I have managed to catch a legal snapper on a squid jig, almost caught a fairy penguin too! (little bugger came up with the jig in his mouth but managed to spit it before he hooked himself).
  15. Love how that video just shamelessly shows the shortcomings in safety back in the day. shooting off glass fibres and the dust mask is protecting his forehead! Poor bugga probably ended up with silicosis... They sure make boat building look easy though...