phill81

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About phill81

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  • Birthday 03/26/1981

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    Port Macquarie

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  1. phill81

    Catching whitebait/livies port macquarie

    Thanks heaps for all the advice. Will have a go at getting some poddis while out next time.
  2. phill81

    Catching whitebait/livies port macquarie

    thanks heaps for the advice Baz. I wish my wife would have let me bring a fishing rod on my honeymoon
  3. Hi Raiders, Just got a boat and am new to Port Macquarie. I am looking to catch live bait rather than using frozen stuff. Nippers are the only thing I can get easily at this point. The other day I saw bait balls in the river that looked like whitebait. Is there any way of catching these for livies? I know that you cant use cast nets in nsw and they seem to small even for my bait jig. Anyone had any success at catching these for bait or know of where I can find yakkas etc. regards
  4. phill81

    New fishing Boat

    While I do like the sea rod mob0103 one thing I do like about the new quintrex trailers is the catch and release system. Would make it a lot easier when out by myself.
  5. phill81

    New fishing Boat

    thanks again for the advice. I do like the look of the tabs territory pro.
  6. phill81

    New fishing Boat

    Thanks heaps for the advice. I am hoping to get something with a high transform/motorwell to stop any swell coming in from the back of the boat. I will have a look at the stacer and see what price I can get with the high motorwell upgrade. Don't necessarily need anything bigger as I will probably take it out myself a bit.
  7. phill81

    New fishing Boat

    Hi all, In the market for a new fishing boat with about 30-35K to spend. I'd mostly be sticking to the rivers and maybe head out once in a while if the conditions were awesome. I like the look of the side consoles and am currently thinking between a Qunitrex 450 Top Ender or a Formosa Sea Rod 480 classic. Anyone had any experiences with these boats or have any other suggestions? cheers
  8. phill81

    Port Macquarie fishing

    where's the best place to catch livies like yellowtail or herring? saw a guy at the breakwall today with 2 huge flatheads. He was using livies and the only person catching anything decent.
  9. phill81

    Port Macquarie fishing

    For sure, always looking to learn new fishing spots and learn from people in the know.
  10. phill81

    Is lake cathie open to the sea?

    is it the new moon or full moon that you get the run of prawns. Would love to take the kids down one evening.
  11. phill81

    Port Macquarie fishing

    had a crack at Blackmans this morning, great spot to get nippers and throw in a line. Only got some small bream and a sting ray that gave me a bit of a fight. By the time I left there were too many people showing up, probably mostly families on holiday. Hopefully it will quieten down after the Christmas holiday period. Thanks again for the suggestion.
  12. phill81

    Port Macquarie fishing

    thanks will try Blackmans tomorrow morning on the run out. looks like there might be some flatties around there.
  13. phill81

    Port Macquarie fishing

    Just escaped Sydney and made the move to the Port and looking for any advice on where to fish. Have caught a few flatties of lighthouse beach but that's about it. I wont have my boat for a few months so looking for some land based spots as well. The breakwall looks good but seems to have a pretty fast flow. Lake Cathie looks good but I think its closed to the ocean at the moment and assume this might affect things. Any advice or tips from fellow raiders would be great.
  14. phill81

    Is lake cathie open to the sea?

    Does Lake Cathie only fish well when its open?
  15. phill81

    Leaving an aluminium boat in the water for 4 days

    thanks for all your advice.