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  1. Thanks Scratchie. I’ll certainly use the info this winter & beyond. Your efforts are much appreciated.
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    Crabs for mother’s day

    Excellent catch under (no) pressure., we’ll done.
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    Waterproof Phone Case

    I’ve used lifeproof & can also recommend them.
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    Flathead Fishing Botany Bay

    Bays been quiet for me too, we’ll done. Great video. I love the rat strike on the ultra light rod.
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    Botany bay

    Best of luck Frank. Always good to get time out on the water. I haven’t been able to raise a squid in the Bay last few trips but last week the slimeys, which had disappear for some time, were back, although very picky. Hopefully you’ll find some success.
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    Sydney kings going off

    Great report. Sounds like a great day out. Hopefully they are still around tomorrow (& a bit less crowded too).
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    Tough Day at the Flathead Grounds

    A couple weeks ago, I lost most of two 4” shads which came back exactly like that., I was very careful with the 3rd & managed to hook an unlucky calamari on a jig head. Were you fishing the bottom? But, I’ve also been plagued by Jackets in Botany Bay last few weeks, Although they often take everything by snipping the braid.
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    Jackets & braid

    Thanks for the replies. Looks like moving is the best option & just in case, spooling with green & red braid in future. They seem to be lots in Botany Bay ATM.
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    Jackets & braid

    Hi Radiers, Recently, I’ve been losing leader sometimes but often braid. to what I assume is leather jackets (we sometime bring them up). Is there anything that can be done, other than moving to a new spot? Does anyone think there are any colours less likely to be bitten off? My green seemed to survive more often than white & colour change? Thanks
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    Botany Bay - 28/03/19

    Excellent day out. Thanks for sharing. I didn’t realise you could get snapper that large in the bay!
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    Braid cut mid water?

    Thanks for the replies. Good point on the guides, but it happened on 3 different rods at the same time within a short time so it’s prabably jackets or similar. If it happens again, maybe wire with a mono hand line will confirm.
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    Braid cut mid water?

    In Botany Bay last weekend, fishing over sand in no more than 15 metres, we lost several rigs: some cut through leader, but eventually braid was cut on two rods. Light set-ups (6 & 8 lb), braid colours white & green. Bait, jig head, slug & a squid jig! All within an expensive half hours drift. Late last year we lost another in the same way. But has not happened prior, ever, in 3 years of fishing the bay. Any idea what fish could be causing this? I thought a plague of jackets but over sand?
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    Browns Rock report - with a word of warning.

    John, thanks for the info. I don't see in the standards where it states only self servicing for the first year? it says that you follow manufacturers instructions. Many of these allow self servicing for up to 5 years (or more?)?
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    Baitrunner Vs Other reels

    Makes sense. Will keep at it. Thanks guys.
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    Baitrunner Vs Other reels

    Thanks. It's Kings that were targeted but agreed something toothy would have been the culprit both times. Botany Bay so probably tailor or similar. Can I ask, for kings, without a baitrunner, should I loosen the drag giving them time to turn & swallow? Or leave the drag set in the hope they hook themselves?