Green Hornet

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  1. My mistake mate. There are so many brands with different sizing its hard to keep up these days.
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    Blackies instead of snapper

    Always good to have a plan B. Nice catch.
  3. First off, do you mean a 3000 not a 300? If yes, the 3000 has a deeper spool for more line capacity over a 2500. From your previous threads I think you're just starting out and IMO a 2500 size reel is a good place to start for general estuary species and will suit most rods. If using it for blackfish with mono line a 1000 will give you headaches with line memory as the spool is a very small diameter. A Shimano Sienna or Sedona are a popular entry level reel which if looked after will serve you well for many years. If you have your heart set on a Alvey sidecast blackfish reel, get one quick. Alvey have recently stopped producing them, but there's still a few around in some stores. Another good tip is to take your rod into a good tackle store and ask the staff if you can try a few reels on it and see which one you are most comfortable with.
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    First time Camping

    If you have a boat, practise your on water reverse parking. The Basin gets pretty crowded that time of year. Seriously though, if you get up real early to beat the masses, there's still some good fish landed in there at that time of year.
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    How do i collect beach worms for beach fishing?

    Mate, if you type into beachworms into the search window, just below where you sign in, you'll get all the info you'll ever need. This topic is a good one to start with Without knowing what blackfish rod you've actually bought. I imagine a Shimano 2500 or Daiwa 2000 size spin reel is the size you should be looking at.
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    boat licence

    About 6 months back I had to renew my drivers licence. Tried to do it online but was told I couldn't because they had to update the photo. Went and renewed it in Nowra and a week later my new license arrives in the mail with my old photo on it.
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    Fishing breakwalls - mono or braid?

    Ha, reminds me of an evening many years back when I landed a 26kg jew on an ocean blackfish rod, Alvey blackfish reel and 9lb line. Ironically, I was trying to catch a tailor to use as a live bait for a jew. Thought the bugger had reefed me on the breakwall but following the line with a torch, the fish had washed itself up onto a flat rock.
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    What is a good cheap setup for luderick? - New Beginner

    I agree with what all has been said above, however if you do find you need a rod with that extra length to fish some spots, the Jervis Walker Black Queen is a good beginners rod, check the link. Match it to a small spin reel or centrepin and you're well and truly on your way. If you want a centrepin reel you can do a lot worse than a Steelite. Most blacky fishos start out with one and you can find a good second hand one on the net for about $25.00. They no longer make them so second hand is your only option.
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    Fishing breakwalls - mono or braid?

    As dirvin21 said, braid with a longish leader for lures. Mono if bait fishing.
  10. Freshwater weed will work as long as its not just slime. Golf course water hazards are often a good place to source some. I'm not from Sydney, so don't know the area too well, but if you have trouble finding good weed I believe Mac's Bait at Blakehurst, just near Tom Uglys Bridge, often sells it.
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    Drennan float or feeder reels

    I watched a couple of utube clips on them but they didn't show too much. What's the difference between them and an ordinary, rear drag spin reel?
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    Budgewoi beach

    That's actually my lure, not Jim's haha. The split rings are either Owner or Decoy and although its hard to see in the pic the ring with the assist cord is solid. I've never had a split ring open on a rig like this as they are rated at 50 to 60lb and I'm only using 15lb braid. The hooks are Mustad hoodlums which have had the kirb taken out. The main reason for using a quality split ring is they are a finer gauge wire and the hoodlum hook eyes are rather small. The lure is a 35g Surecatch Bishop, hooks 3/0 and #4 or 5 rings.
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    Budgewoi beach

    3.5kg is a real nice fish mate and would have fought well I imagine. Below is how I rig my metals and lose far less salmon than the standard treble or a lone single hook.
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    Best setup for long distance casting 40 - 60g lures

    As xerotao says, plus get yourself some good quality 8 strand braid make sure your spool is full and join your leader with an FG knot. Good distance casting is about selecting the ideal lure weight for the rod, and more about technique and timing rather than brute strength.
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    New kayak fisher

    Since getting rid of my boat and spending all my time in the kayak, I have decided to fish without a fishfinder and rather enjoy choosing spots in St Georges Basin just by gut feeling and noting birds feeding on bait schools etc. Aside from the artificial reefs there's not a lot of structure in there to locate that needs pin point accuracy.