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  1. frankS

    Fishing - aged care facility

    A friend worked in a nursing home and I would often lend out fishing rods and gear so she could take them fishing, they loved it and always returned the gear as lent, no damage. I would often make things for their entertainment, she left that job and I actually miss lending and helping out. Frank
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    Meet up to talk fishing

    I'll be there on the 8th, I am the old guy with the grey beard. I remember one meet when guys turned up but didn't recognise anyone so missed out on meeting people. Maybe tell the manager which table is the Raider meet at so he/she can direct members to the right table. Frank
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    Big croaker

    Ricardo. You done an exceptional job keeping the fish from going around the pylon of the bridge, that is an excellent capture and you should be very proud. Well done. Frank
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    The biggest bloody pufferfish I've ever seen.

    Geeze We used to get them nearly a metre long out at the peak, at 60cm they were small ones. From the rocks that one was fair size. Frank
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    Meet up to talk fishing

    As long as wherever you pick there is plenty of parking, I don't want to drive for 2 hours to find there is nowhere to park. Frank
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    The trip away... a summary (part two)

    Waza. I will send the lure down to Neil with other items I am making for him, couple of days. Frank
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    Meet up to talk fishing

    Luke. I would suggest a week end day and somewhere near the water so people can wet a line while socialising . Let me know and I will more than likely show up. Been to Melbourne for a social BBQ and a couple of times to A C T so the central coast would be a short journey for me. Frank
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    Long weekend at Forster

    Wow you certainly made up for lost ground, not only got your first off the breakwall but one on plastic as well. Great when a plan comes together. Frank
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    Long weekend photos

    living the good life with loved ones, doesn't get any better. Wonderful photos as always and thanks so much for sharing with us. Frank
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    Come meet BIGNEIL

    Donna It was good to catch up with a few new faces and some I already knew. I think everyone enjoyed themselves. bit of a shame it had to be a week day or a few more may have come. Could always plan another get together come BBQ some time down the track, it would be good to have a bbq at someones place once a month or so and members could get to meet lots of other members. Share it around a bit, my place one month and somewhere different next month. Frank
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    The trip away... a summary (part two)

    That steam train reminds me of when I was 16 years old standing on Lidcombe station early winters mornings and one would come through and steam up the platform. It was good that you met a few raiders and had a fish with a few, plenty of good chatting and a bit of learning. I don't think it will be the last time I fish with Waza as I enjoyed his company and even at my age and experience there is a few things that I could learn from him and perhaps visa versa. Frank PS Wish it was half that calm out in the bay as what it looks at the ramp. Frank
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    Big Neil and Blackfish

    Neil bought home some lovely fish which I showed Neil how to fillet them and ready for a cook up. Frank
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    Botany bay with BigNeil

    I notice your location is Birrong, that's just around the corner from my place, maybe we should catch up for a chat and a possible fish together?. Frank
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    Botany bay with BigNeil

    Jim. Neil headed home early this morning. A decent sized boat and maybe it would have been ok in the bay but this bass boat is a flat water boat. Frank
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    Botany bay with BigNeil

    I will start off by saying that since Thursday I have had the pleasure of Neil's company and he is a great bloke and a true gentleman, all buttering up aside, we headed to cooks ramp and got there well before daybreak, put the boat in and the drama started straight away, the auto choke on the motor didn't work and by over pumping and cranking the motor I flooded the bloody thing, well anyhow managed to use the manual choke and she fired up. Cruised slowly out to Yarra bay where I thought we should have a reasonable comfortable days fishing, not to be, there was a metre chop and the wind was at about 18 knots, OK if we had a deep draft boat but this Bass boat only sits about 10" above the water and to say the least it wasn't comfortable. we managed a couple of drifts and I picked up a small snapper which was returned. I decided it might be a bit calmer up the river a bit but by the time we got to the other side of the shipping channel we were both saturated to the bone and we quickly came to the conclusion that it wasn't going to happen so back to the ramp to thaw out and try to dry off. Loaded the boat back on the trailer then headed to the north side of tom Uglys bridge so Neil could at least wet a line. stayed there a couple of hours without result and it was just too cold as we were still wet and uncomfortable. went home and dried off. Frank