PaddyT

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    Seagulls in the dark

    Yeah-nah- seagulls are scavangers, very rarely see them on bust ups chances are they were scared of their evening sit down spot- most unreliable bird there is for finding fish
  2. Just keep fishing until the whole packet is gone, then go home, more fishing time, problem solved! Seriously though just leave them in their original packets.
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    kingfish setups

    The blokes got a budget of 200, Alvey will do the job fine , cheapest eggbeater that will do what he wants is over $250- and it depends on the territory he wants to fish, short rods are fine on platforms like Jervis, Avoca etc but next to useless on the north coast ledges- and the OP is from Brissie-
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    Quintrex ID for new boat

    Yep im thinking Fishraider- repaint may or may not be a problem, ask the owner about it and how and who did it-home job could be a prob, 4.5 M fishraider with no level floatation will be bum heavy with 125kg on the back. Plus 1 on lifting the floor , they were a good hull for their time but very light weight- 3mm pressed Al, Typical motor for it would of been a 2 stroke 50Hp which would of weighed around 85 kgs, an extra 40 is a lot.
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    Quintrex ID for new boat

    No way is that a 90's boat- 1980's model, will probabaly be very bum heavy with a 4 stroke on it, make sure you take for a drive, also have a good shake on that T-top.
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    Mooney Mooney boat ramp

    Parsley Bay gets fairly regular drive throughs by the local constabulary but I have had a trailer stripped there too, but can i suggest the following- for a small fee i know the houseboat hire places (if they have room) will allow you to park in their lockups (or at least they did in the past), give em a call.
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    Avoca tailor

    Read your other report-you need to be on the rocks a lot earlier, a good hour before sun up is when the tailor will be on the chew, the bite is usually finished before sun up.
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    Seatrail

    Yeah Ok, definetly need the braked trailer, still reckon you will get a few hundred for yours- someone with a private boat ramp , or doesnt care about rego will take it. Good luck , $4K for an al trailer sounds pretty good to be truthful, not sure you could get a Dunbier gal trailer for that.
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    Seatrail

    How bigs your boat Geoff?
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    The Fridge, Chinaman's Beach

    There is definetely a fridge on the bottom there, it comes up pretty nicely on my side scan but its not necessarily where the bait holds- using your sounder in this area is key, you can anchor up or tie off and berley but its much faster to fill the tank by chasing the schools .
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    kingfish setups

    Alvey will do both, live bait and spinning with gars which is a very effective method
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    Seatrail

    Theres your answer- put it on fleabay for $500 and buy another for $700- do the same in 2 years ! Seriously though second hand trailers go very quickly even if they are lemons - quite a few years ago I had a rusted through , bearings gone heap of junk-i sold it for $450 without hiding a single problem to a bloke who lived 300 M from Parsley Bay ramp at Brooklyn, i brought a demo model used by the dealer for $975- swapped out for a near new trailer for $525- so it can be done- however even though yours is rusted badly - if the bearings etc are Ok and you are only driving a couple of K's to the ramp- wait until it dies, at worst keep a couple of bits of 4X2 in the car if you need to bodgie it up to get home and then get a newie.
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    The Fridge, Chinaman's Beach

    squid, run your sounder over the area and if you mark bait then I guess , yes they are there! I generally get my bait at the arti in winter but it can be a slog.
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    The Fridge, Chinaman's Beach

    PS tends to be dead at this time of the year- I do best there in Spring/Summer
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    The Fridge, Chinaman's Beach

    Yep its a good bait ground- but its the whole bay between the 4 knot zone sign on the western shore and the southern edge of Chinamens Beach- use your sounder and find the bait schools and bomb them. The schools can be anywhere but i tend to do best in 50-60 ft of water rather than the shallower bits
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    Seatrail

    Geoff, how far do you have to trail your boat normally? if you are simply running down to the local ramp and back dont spend the money- just get it patched up- if on the other hand you are planning on doing lots of miles then yeah go new and go for name brand or a custom job, other thing is that second hand trailers sell quickly (to guys who have short drives to the ramp)
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    Crabbing

    Cowan is pretty ordinary for crabs- not enough current, traps are legal there but witches hats are not. Correct for Brisbane Waters- no traps or nets
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    Hairtail Setup

    light spin stick , they aint exactly the hardest fighters , wriggling wet sock sums it up. The main thing is have a really sharp hook
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    kingfish setups

    For that budget an Alvey 650 and a 2nd hand surf rod , load it up with 40lb mono and chuck out a live squid under a bobby cork
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    Back up bait for blackfish

    Used to fish for blackies in Narrabeen Lake when i was a teenager a lot, there used to be a picket line of "old blokes" there all winter who used to fish with string weed exclusively and tended to be very secretive about where to get it, what we discovered was that if we rocked up with a bucket of cabbage weed and berleyed hard we could get the blackies to switch to cabbage - this of course made us fairly unpopular with the fishos with string weed- berley is very effective on blackies.
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    Tailor migration

    No problem with spearing Jon at all, but i got no problem with someone taking a groper for a feed either- they were absolutly hammered back in the 60's and 70's and actually had a no take policy for about 10 years and made a huge comeback- hardly anyone fishes for them these days anyway- not trendy enough methinks! Very interesting article this month in Fishing World about snapper- some of the historical stuff is mind boggling when you read what was taken back in the early 20th century using very unsophisticated boats and gear! we have lost a lot thats for sure
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    Tailor migration

    I hear you Jon, the desire to kill is still there for a lot of folk but most of the guys I fish with are of a similar view as myself- kill what you personally need and then go do something else. I very rarely "kill something for the neighbours" or anyone else for that matter. The bluefin run seems to bring out the worst in a few folks just as some spearfishers seem to take too much. Spearfishing is a pretty minor activity so I would guess that its overall impact is not massive on fish such as kings/pelagics etc- the impact on non migratory species can be devestating which is why spearing for groper is banned. Slot limits for lots of species would be a good idea but the powers that be would rather manage by bringing in lock out zones (which as anyone who knows me would testify I find appaling)
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    Crabbing

    Wait until October, but basically this- look for anywhere with a bit of tidal flow- blue swimmers sand/ribbon weed areas, muddies- mangroves, drains and mud
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    Pflueger Salt 50

    I will ask an even more basic question- what are you fishing for?
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    Tailor migration

    Yep we all suffered from blood lust in the past , but most fishers seem to have learnt from that and we really should be focused on making our friends, aquaintances and the pollies realise that we are responsible custodians of our recreation. Kingfish and salmon have made a massive comeback, certain areas have made a massive comeback since the reduction of commercial effort and better pollution controls. Tailor can come back, they should be a rec only species- a path that the DPI wont look at for fear of setting a precident. They are pretty average eating and very average if not super fresh-bag limit of 5 is more than enough i reckon.