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  1. dirvin21

    Eucumbene River Flats

    Awesome mate.... the spawn run is on my to do list
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    Braid - Looking for specific

    Suffix 8 braid, I was using J braid and after a couple of months it just started to snap at random spots As kingie chaser said all braid tangles the quality line stuff not as much it's all about having good line management and limiting slack line
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    Landbased Yarra Bay ripper

    Welcome to fishraider, nice report for your first post
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    Need an ID on this fish (Eastern Kelpfish)

    eastern kelpfish Chironemus marmoratus
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    Lures - Newbie Questions

    Go lighter, yes the lighter the line the further it will cast within reason, 6 or 8lb braid and 8lb leader, you'll need a different setup if you want to target kings and jew, start with flathead and work your way up to bream, start with 40mm cranks and shads a simple slow roll on the cranks and a twitch pause with the shads
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    Lures - Newbie Questions

    1) couple of suggestions , add twitches and pauses rather than a straight slow roll retrieve, scent can make a difference, go as light on the leader as you can 2) sounds like your set up might be to heavy for the lures you're casting, a light rod in the 1-3 kg or 2-4 kg range 2000- 2500 size spin reel loaded with good quality light braid in the 6-8lb range 3) what sort of hardbodies are you using? get the best quality lures you can afford, if you give me an idea of your target species and areas your casting I can give you a few suggestions of specific lures and retrieve styles target species like flathead and tailor which aren't as fussy get your confidence up then move onto the tougher species like whiting and bream don't give up Dave
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    Winter Fishing Tips

    still plenty of fish to catch in winter start later, no need to get up at dawn, sleep in fish the afternoon if possible, I prefer to fish the run in tide as it brings warmer ocean water into the estuary, usually fish slower lure presentations with longer pauses
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    Bream PB on Fly

    awesome mate.. cracker of a bream
  9. dirvin21

    Nambucca Heads

    You can get worms at shelley beach, more likely to get better worms up a bit further from shelley near the main beach There a jewfish around all year although hard to find Beach fishing may be an issue at the moment as we're currently having a big swell combined with king tides If you're bait fishing landbased try tge main breakwall and along the wall on the golfclub island
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    Janis zander season is open.

    Good stuff mate
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    Shimano Stradic 4000 corrosion

    rinse them with a spray bottle with a fine mist rather than with a hose or under a tap I agree with squidmarks it looks like the reel has had a couple of dunkings
  12. A couple of weeks ago my fishing mojo was getting low especially after a tough trip to the Nymboida with Amy landing one small cod and me a doughnut. Feeling like I'd forgotton what a fish felt like desperate to land a fish a good mate and I took the kayaks to the upper Nambucca looking for bass which I figured was a sure thing. So after 2 hours of casting with not even a sniff we decided drastic action was needed so we loaded the yaks and headed down system. Found an area I've always wanted to kayak a paddock sized area of old oyster racks with not much daylight left it was a quick launch and straight into it. The whole area is a minefield of barnicle covered posts just beneath the water, and third cast the lure was nailed Not big but a fish, the monkey jumped off my back, kept casting for a couple more ants but there had to be some better fish and sure enough a slightly better fish this whole area is locked drag white knuckle fishing which from a kayak is nothing short of fun and stressful at the same time. Running out of light headed back to the launch site and chucking "one last cast" managed one more bream for the session ending with 7 bream and a flathead for the arvo, fast forward a few days with a couple of hours to spare before work headed out early to the same spot hoping to fish a lot more of the area made the long paddle against the tide to the end of the old racks, started off with a tiny flathead and a treble in the hand casting an sx40 didn't take long to find a bream there were plenty this size working along the bream gradually increased in size punching a cast right up in some nasty structure lure was nailed on the first twitch thinking a monster bream I allowed myself to get excited when it was muscled out into open water only to find a tiny GT not the first or last time I've mistaken one of these guys thinking solid bream The bream just kept coming from around the old racks and around the new ones no monsters but plenty of high 20's to 30cm fish The session ended with 12 bream a flathead and a GT Over the next couple of days squeezed in a couple of quick landbased sessions around Coffs marina and Nambucca for a Silver trevally in the marina and some Moses perch around Nambucca Finsihed off the week fishing around Port Macquarie and Laurieton aiming to put Amy onto some oyster rack bream We started off fishing Laurieton the water was clear and the fishing a bit slow we put in many many casts around oyster racks but we persisted and eventually with a perfect cast Amy is connected to a solid oyster rack bream it gave her a hell of a tussle it's easy to underestimate the power of a bream on a locked drag, Amy certainly won't be again apart from a flathead which found it's way into the frypan it was a quiet session, although I did try and rescue a cormorant I thought was tangled in fishing line but turned out it had been caught and taken by an a massive octopus. Finished off the week with a session on some Hasting's river oyster racks again the fishing was tough but the area looks good and certainly is full of fish we managed a few flathead no big ones but one nice 40cm also found his way home for dinner and a nice little whiting that nailed my lure right up against the oyster trays So with that week my fishing mojo is back hopefully more fish to come soon cheers for reading Dave
  13. dirvin21

    Soft Plastic and Hardbody lures

    The 2/0 1/4 oz jighead is way to big for a 2.5inch grub it'll bomb too fast and probably not the best lure choice of a breakwall, i use them in less current with a lighter jighead on a no 2 hook The double clutch is a good lure although the trebles are made for trout and don't take alot of punishment in a breakwall area try casting along the wall landing your lure about 1m out and retrieving it along the rocks where the fish are sheltering You're best off starting out targeting sandflats for flathead and build some confidence with lures
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    Thanks mate.... and cheers for the link to your report it was an awesome read, I'm heading up there again in July to go barra fishing and again in September to target jp and sooties with my young fella
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    South West Rocks

    I'll see if I can head over for a session