• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


GoingFishing last won the day on July 5

GoingFishing had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

76 Excellent


About GoingFishing

  • Rank
  • Birthday 08/23/1987

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

2,627 profile views
  1. GoingFishing

    10 year warranty on evinrude

    I think you and i are saying the same thing? (BRP would be profiting from sales of spare parts) but not the labour..ie the servicing Agree perception is everything PS. from what i have understood Evinrude sales in USA are going gangbusters.....and sales on the other 2 strokes are in decline (mercury/yamaha etc). I think thats because boaters in general see Yammies nd mercs brands as a 4 stroke product......ie most people who buy Yammies and Mercs favour the 4 stroke technology
  2. GoingFishing

    Advice needed for buying a fishing boat

    Dont know what country your fishing in mate in all my years of fishing ive never seen weather change from say 5-10knots (the conditions one would go outside in a 4.6m runabout) to gale force winds without forecast. The weatherman does get it wrong occasionally but instead of 5-10 knots it might be 15-knots.....not 35 knots... If it ever has happened (forecast wrong by more than 30 knots) it is so rare that you really wouldnt make your purchasing decision based on that risk alone.
  3. GoingFishing

    Advice needed for buying a fishing boat

    I agree offshore rigs provide better protection from the weather and yepp definately an option.... but i wouldnt go so far as to say an open side or centre co sole are unrealistic or unsafe options. Also i wouldnt really describe it as "getting away with" or "pushing the limits". In the right conditions and with an experienced skipper operating a vessel inside or outside would be the same. I would compare this with the following example. I would like a new but second hand car to use for family and kids but would also like some towing capability for the 2-3 times a year. The best fit for the above would not be a ute such as a Hilux or F250 with 200,000km on the odo?? From what i have observed, 90% of boating incidents occur due to skipper negligence and ironically occur inshore (collisions, surf conditions along bars and cliffs etc).
  4. GoingFishing

    Broughton reds not

    Great result none the less id be happy with a feed of pannies and pearlies. You did better than me Rick 4am wake up and all i managed to catch yesterday were frostbitten fingers..... Didnt boat a single fish...not even a bait stealing sargent baker or sweep...
  5. GoingFishing

    Advice needed for buying a fishing boat

    I respectfully disagree. I fished the FADs, peak etc dozens of times from my 460 renegade. Always made it home safely without incident. When it comes to offshore fishing it all comes down to the experience of the skipper...knowing your boats capabilities, keeping tabs on weather changes, being prepared and having all the right gear.
  6. GoingFishing

    Advice needed for buying a fishing boat

    My understanding of his requirements were a boat used mostly for inshore fishing with the occasional offshore trip on calm days... 20-25k with low hours. I dont think a deep V offshore rig in fibreglass or aluminium with high hours fits that description at all.
  7. GoingFishing

    Flathead fishing advice

    Rose Bay flats are a great place to start for flathead but watch out for Rays. Go early or late afternoon when the boat/swimmer activity is at its minimum
  8. GoingFishing

    Advice needed for buying a fishing boat

    There's plenty of boats capable of doing what your looking for... the quintrex renegade in size 460 and up is a good side console and possibly the top enders. I had a 460 renegade and used to fish comfortably offshore but sold it as its not an offshore rig and i do almost exclusively offshore fishing. That being said it was more than capable of getting out to FADs etc
  9. GoingFishing

    10 year warranty on evinrude

    I dont know any boat owner who doesnt do a service at least yearly irrespective of outboard brand??? So i dont really understand your point? Evinrude/Telwater make no money from servicing apart from selling spares (no different to any other manufacturer). Etecs can be serviced at any etec approved dealer or service centre. To that extent it is the private business profiting from the service and not the manufacturer. So what your suggesting is that Evinrude Telwater would stick their neck on the line for an extra 5 years just so other businesses doing the repairs can make money??? I doubt it.............. Its a ballsy offer which also seeks to extinguish some of the garbage rumors spread by the competion that "2 strokes only last 2 yrs blah blah or the powerhead blew up after only 50 hrs blah blah U dont make a committment of 10 years warranty without knowing that the product is reliable full stop
  10. GoingFishing

    10 year warranty on evinrude

    I have a 150hp G2 on my 6200 Yellowfin and it is great on petrol and therefore also great on oil consumption. An average day consists of a morning troll along the cliffs followed by bottom bashing various spots between manly and long reef. During this we will drift over spots a number of times and mke at least 5-6 moves. Average trip consumes 30L of petrol I bought my boat in November and have now clocked 90 hours (aha) and only put 2 bottles in.
  11. GoingFishing

    Seagulls in the dark

    Night time bust up 90% chance that wud be tailor... ur more likely to get better results by anchoring up berley and float some baits down....
  12. GoingFishing

    Bellambi Reds #2

    Thanks the advice mate much appreciated 😁 Cheers sam...give it a try and let me know what you think ! Dont forget to throw some roasted pine nuts...gives it that little extra Hi mate sorry if im late. I fished directly east of Bellambi bay in about 30-35m I had a XXXL cuttlefish hold onto a bait all the way up to the surface but no didnt boat any....messy bastards those things especially at that size
  13. GoingFishing


    The wharf down near lugarno seafood produces some nice size bream at the right times
  14. GoingFishing

    Bellambi Reds #2

    Awesome...thanks mate.
  15. GoingFishing

    Bellambi Reds #2

    Thanks Scratchie for imparting your wisdom. Appreciate your advice. Do you usually burley for them at that depth? When u say top 2/3rds do u mean u avoid having baits down the bottom near seabed ?