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  1. How do you use them for bait i.e. how do you put em on the hook, and how do you prevent them burying themselves in the sand?
  2. They make it look so easy on the fishing shows!
  3. I went through this in December. Did a lot of looking around this forum and others and 2 names kept coming up. Dexter Russell and Victorinox Swibo. In the end I found it hard to find those who stocked the Dexter Russell here and ended up getting the Victorinox Swibo from I got a flexible blade filleting knife and a wider boning knife for under $80 for both. I haven't had the chance to fillet too many catches since then, but when I have used them they've been great. Everten were good too. I called them and spoke to them about preferred knives, and they were helpful.
  4. Great report, great pics, great time!
  5. Read the notice from Sydney Water You can wash your boat (and trailer bearings and brakes) with hose (at ramp or at home) after it's been in salt water, as long as it's with a trigger nozzle and on a 10min timer. Washing down trailer needs to be done with bucket and sponge.
  6. The Hawkesbury Jewfish facebook page recently ran a catch and release Hawkesbury Jewfish Competition in September. I wasn't able to participate, but from all accounts there were quite a few boats involved and plenty of prizes, presentations down at Parsley Bay. They're looking at having it yearly (possibly every 6months).
  7. Here's the link to permitted fishing methods As noelm suggests, get used to finding the answers from the real source, not relying on random advice form the internet 😉 Hmmm, I couldn't answer whether a witches hat (or hoop net) is considered a net or a trap by fisheries. Might be worth giving the local fisheries a call to clarify.
  8. Here's the link to DPI
  9. Does the heart keep pumping after the brain spike??
  10. How do you use em for bait. Fresh oysters are very soft, particularly the size you find growing naturally. I'd imagine they'd be very hard to keep on the hook and get a hook up.
  11. Happened to me last it me I took the boat out. The thing is, the towball was all the way in, and the locking pin secured. No idea how she came off. Luckily it was only at the end of the street. Made a hell of a noise at 5am in the morning though.
  12. You in a boat? Assuming you are, drifting between Juno Point and Flint & Steel. Or closer to Wobby, the eastern side of Dangar Island.
  13. I suspect it'd be as Green Hornet said - might get a few but they'd be low on meat
  14. Refuge Bay would be nice and close to Juno. Plenty of moorings there.
  15. Thanks Dean. Thanks for that. Looks like a good spot.