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  1. I had a swivel on this with a small sinker then a leader. The sinker was running but I had it stopping on the swivel.
  2. G’day fishraiders So I had a quick session down at the breakwall on Wednesday evening with some prawns and my Penn 7500ss. After zero bites for some time, I decided to lighten the weight and bang, I was on to a decent fat Bream. I usually fish Bream with a very light rig but on this occasion I was just wanting to try out the heavy set up. I have to say that this Penn is a beast and the Bream couldn’t match it with the power of a heavy reel. Anyway, I estimated he was around 29-30cm and released him on the inside of the wall to make sure those pesky gulls didn’t try and swipe him 👍
  3. Hmm yes, I will have to keep an eye on that 😬
  4. Got a nice piece of solid wood, made some knobs for the Alvey today. Just a bit more to hang on to than the smaller originals.
  5. G'day readers I haven't been out on the kayak for a while due to not having a car with roof racks. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone fishes around Nelson Bay in a kayak? I mostly go around Soldiers Point. I'm not game enough to head outside, I always worry about the Noah's down there! But, it would be great to team up with someone just for safety reasons🙂
  6. Geez that looks amazing, might have to give that a go over the summer!
  7. I can only dream of a haul like that!
  8. I love to fish from Nelson Bay breakwall. My favourite bait is live nippers that I pump at Taylor’s beach. Earlier this year I decided to go down around sunset and wet a line plus enjoy a beer or two, just take in the sunset. I cast out a few live nippers and had some good contact until something took off and busted my line. I thought, righto I am staying now😬 So with the new line, I quickly sent another nipper down and this time it was on. I only fish with a 1000 Stradic and a shimano raider for Bream. This thing took some effort, but ended up with a lovely pan sized Bream. I only stay until I catch one keeper plus the mozzies were out and only a few nippers left. Time to go home. Next day, I had it for lunch, amazing.
  9. I can’t wait to put my Alvey on a Gary Howard 12ft surf rod. I’ll post an update 👍
  10. I found that the rock platforms at South Curl Curl down towards Harbord Diggers could get pretty crowded, especially if the weather was good and the swells were below 2m. You had to get there early to get a spot, good fishing though🙂
  11. To be honest, I don't cook them much. I mostly use them for bait. I did a spanish paella one time and stuffed it in the tube and put it on the BBQ, amazing results 😀 Word of warning, don't leave the heads in your ice box outside on a 35 degree day. I forgot about them and went to open the box the next day. The stink would have torn ya teeth out!! Absolutely putrid stench, I had to bury them up behind us in the reserve 🤢
  12. I tried mate, it was snagged and it wasn't going to budge. It would have been cactus if I had reeled it in. I've got a mini mavic now, I'll just stick to taking photos of the whales 😀
  13. I guess I was just exploring the terrain out there and also just seeing how far I could take it out
  14. It was a DJI Phantom, not top of the range but still a decent one. Yes it was a simple deploy setup where you just hang the line on the hook and you fly the drone out and once you arrive at location, you just rotate the drone and fly in reverse so the loop just slides off. I saw other setups like that so I thought I'd try it. Like I said, any sudden stop while you are deploying will be enough to pull the drone into a spiral, can't save it after that. I learnt the hard way but I won't do it again, I'll just stick to normal casting 🙂
  15. Hi Fishraiders, I've been a member for a few years and enjoy reading all the posts on here, love it 🙂 I haven't shared much about my fishing but here's a disaster from last year in Sydney. I was spending a fair bit of time on the North Shore and started fishing the ledges at Curl Curl with some success and other days I would watch the more experienced guys hauling in these massive Kings. I thought I was somewhat in with a chance using fresh squid but I just couldn't reach the distance these guys were managing. Then I had a lightbulb moment, I'll rig my drone with a simple hook so I'd be able to deploy my bait out further than these guys! So, back the next day with my squid and drone, I managed to get the bait out after a few attempts. Now, I would say that I am experienced and licensed to fly a remote aircraft and this really tested my resolve. Will I get it back? Anyway, I drop the squid and fly the drone back to the ledge safely. I thought 'mission accomplished'. I'll be back to try again. A few days after that, I decided to fish up at North Curl Curl with the drone. After spending a few minutes getting the rig ready, I flew it out comfortably until there was a jag in the spool. Horror struck me as I looked at my screen, the drone was out a couple hundred meters so it was out of sight but the last vision I got was this spiralling video and then the drone hitting the water. Black screen and signal lost...it was gone and I knew there was no coming back this time. So now I am left with 250m of braid attached to my drone out there, I knew it was pointless but I just didn't want to say goodbye. I ended up cutting the line after much disappointment in myself. Hopefully anyone thinking about using a drone to fish with, it is high risk and it only takes a second or a slight pull on the line to send it down. It's not worth it. Oh well, it's resting in about 40m and maybe someone will hook it up one day 🙂
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