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  1. flatheadluke

    Metre Plus Kayak Jewfish

    That’s the biggest Jew I’ve seen what did it weigh?
  2. Data sampling through observation is very accurate provided the statisticians avoid sampling bias. Fisheries know how to do it, see below from study undertaken in Lake Macquarie: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/545731/FFRS-125_Lowry-et-al-2010.pdf
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    Metre Plus Kayak Jewfish

    Gee there are some excellent reports and captures coming through. IMO best report and capture of the year - well done 👏🥇
  4. flatheadluke

    Fuel additives...anybody use them?

    Beautiful looking rig there Neil. Those PVC rod holders on the rear seat are a nice touch. I might take that idea to make a rod holder on my boat. Regarding fuel stabiliser i cant really comment as never tried them. Ive got the same size fuel tank as you and what works for me is to never completely fill the tank up. I know i use between 6 to 12 lites of fuel per trip so when i return i leave about 5 litres in the tank, then the night before the next trip i add 10 or 15 litres of fuel and shake the container to blend old and new fuel plus new oil. That way the tank is about 2/3rds new fuel and 1/3rd old fuel.
  5. Nice video and great capture! You did really well to land that fish. 1/16th jig heads i rarely use, i should go a bit lighter in the estuary I’m impressed with how much casting distance you’re able to achieve there - sold technique and good gear. Can you give us a rundown of the reel type, line type and rod you’re using? What sort of leader and leader knot? Are you running the knot through the guides or using just 1 metre or so?
  6. When will fisheries: 1. Remove all marine parks 2. Increase size limits above spawning size (eg snapper to 35cms) 3. Introduce seasons with closures when species are spawning. 4. Introduce commercial catch quotas per species for the pro’s. It’s very simple, catch less fish each year than are reproduced. Mulloway in particular I’m really concerned about, along with snapper. As others have mentioned the problem is fisheries aren’t clued about about the population size and trends. Again, very simple problem to fix, just employ some scientists to regularly dive and record numbers at different locations throughout the year. Eg some of the inshore Reefs and deep holes in major estuaries. Should not cost more than a few hundred grand each year than you have a sample size which can be used for trend analysis. Why can Victoria manage their fisheries so effectively whilst NSW are grossly incompetent?
  7. flatheadluke

    Holiday fishing in Brisbane waters

    Apparently there have been some big kings taken on the booker bay side of the rip bridge. Do a search on facebook (I don’t have an account). So maybe a lash there with live bait or jigs will yield results. Otherwise bream around the racks on bait. Luderick as well my be worth a try but personally i haven’t targeted them yet in BW. Im sure your grandpa will have a plan laid out for you, maybe just go with the flow as there is nothing worse than being told what to do and where to go by your decky (you). If he is new to BW though maybe a few suggestions will go down well
  8. Another proof point our regulators are totally clueless about how to manage our fisheries. Wait till a species is threatened than ban catching them. if this sort of behaviour occurred in the private sector those responsible would be sacked.
  9. flatheadluke

    More flathead

    I’ve heard if you spray your gear with citronella oil it helps.
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    More flathead

    I caught a few of them and fed them to the albatross. I was marking some good fish around 30 metres looked 80cm+. The water was that nice blue colour and 19.4 degrees. I caught a just legal tailor and sent it down live. I have multi coloured braid with white marks every metre the fricken pests snipped it not more than 10 metres down 😡
  11. flatheadluke

    Tohatsu Motors (50hp 4 stroke to be specific)

    lo barato se vuelve caro
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    More flathead

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    More flathead

    Had a small window to fish this morning so I put the boat in about 9am due back at 12pm. Headed straight for the flathead grounds which being 4 nautical miles offshore takes my little tinny 90 mins there and back so 90 mins on the water. absolutely beautiful weather conditions. First drop bloody jackets snipped me which was to be a problem all morning. Bloody things took a great deal of my tackle. Ended up with 4 and saw a humpback breach 10 metres from me! Thanks for reading. Luke
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    Silly things you've done when tired?

    I once fell asleep bait fishing for bream in my tinny at the haven. Woke up to an early morning swimmer, old guy in budgie smugglers and a pink swim cap, climbing aboard at the transom. I asked him what he was doing to which he replied ‘nothing’ and proceeded to swim off.
  15. flatheadluke

    Tips for light leader

    I’d buy you a beer Derek to go fishing in the harbour for kings. Some of those twitchy soft plastics moves i’d love to learn!