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  1. good session when you run out of bait. Do your burley for fish?
  2. I would avoid the cheap crap at Kmart. very flimsy, bad for casting and feel terrible after an hour or two of use. I also would avoid a shop as rods are treated pretty poorly by others they are dropped, mis-used by mates having a laugh etc and could possibly be damaged. also staff there 9 times out of 10 are useless. Best bet, as others have said goto your local tackle store and ask them what your after and your budget and they will be more then happy to provide you a few setups to have a feel with
  3. awesome haul! can you by any chance catch yakkas out of a drain? you seem to pull out a good feed anywhere you go
  4. Got quite a few trips that have been pushed back for the last couple years. A few mates want to go down to dog fence beach in south Australia for a week of madness and to also crack that 130cm jew. one of my mates dad use to go down there and constantly pull out cracker Jews and bronzies. Also keen for a trip to yamba for longies and kings, and comarong island for jews, salmon around Easter time. Other than that I'm hoping lockdown eases by late October early November just in time for kings & Bonnies to surge into the bay & particularly the hacking. In the mean time I have been fishing along the George's for mixes results. bought a bunch of 5-6in plastics to flick for jews along various banks and holes off the kayak in the coming few weeks. Keep you all posted on that, first time using plastics and I'm going straight for jews
  5. I would be keen, Rhodes area isn't that far. would be awesome to expand my knowledge, especially from someone who's done this sort of fishing for 20 years (almost as long as i been alive haha). Always been someone to catch their own bait and only ever buy a kilo of pillies here n there. as for lures, well besides the squid jigs and 3 or so slugs and a few free hard bodies I have found on nets that's all I have as for the retrieves for other lures besides squid jigs almost clueless
  6. awesome stuff! I admire and really appreciate people who take time to teach others. I very rarely use lures but I am quite intrigued
  7. awesome Trev there mate and awesome report! you are quite lucky you got access to the hacking, I'm on the George's and not a huge fan of fishing the Georges & botany bay and prefer the much more pristine waters of the hacking. The luxuries of moving house ay. anyway, kingie seasons getting closer and the hacking is a underrated place to catch them. get ready Have you tried squidding? yowie, wallys bundeena etc are good areas to go, great fun, great eating and killer bait.
  8. I'm more surprised that you can get a spot there without 10 other people squidding around you
  9. I had a off brand kayak which is no longer stock and had too many issues with it. The tracks are generally poorly made and the powder coating flakes off within a few months. The chairs are poorly made and are unbearable, even the strap holding it upright broke in a whopping 15 seconds. Rudder on this particular model sat below the hull and was fixed. got caught on everything, rudder controls was very loose and unresponsive, pedal drive is stiff and no access to the inside of the kayak which limited the ability to run a battery fish finder and whatever electronic needs you want. well for only being 900$ it was a steal, and i still do use it for taking baits out. Anyway, i bought a hobie pa12 and my god is it good worth every cent.
  10. i got most of botany bay and port hacking within 10km, just haven't been out to fish since lockdown though. Did my shoulder in and well weather has been the best ether.
  11. camping quite awhile back far south cost of nsw. we left with basically nothing other then a few rods, tackle, a loaf of bread, gas stove and 2 towels. got surprised by a couple storm cells on the second night. If we were ever going to get hit by lightning that was the night. car was parked a few km away as well so we just sat in the sand getting absolutely pissed on. Nice morning last year on the kayak just inside kurnell heads. taken on a galaxy s10 sunset in port hacking 2 or so years ago
  12. I got both rods, prevail is quite flexible compared to the surf which is stiff and more powerful. there is also the diawa sensor sandstorm which is also a great rod for the same price as a prevail. caught some great fish of both rods but I do prefer the surf for beaches and prevail for rocks as they arnt as fragile as a surf
  13. nice to see they are back, would love to catch one, one day
  14. awesome haul of fish, in time for good Friday too. Good job!
  15. I use to catch quality snapper and also kings off the top of the cliff at cape bailey in kurnell with my dad when I was a kid. Sounds dangerous, but with caution, like most rock platforms its quite safe. Just lifting the fish up the cliff is a challenge though, still go there occasionally now days. Use common sense. Snapper fish good there after big southerly swells but also require a decent cast. We pulled some quality ones out from there. Bonito, macs (species of tuna) do come and go along a lot of Sydney rock platforms. longies are rare, dads only caught a few in the 20 odd years his fished the spot. never heard of amberjack (besides kings) being caught off rocks. If you do fish the spot, be very careful, make sure its dry and no sand and on the ground as it will get slippery. Swell isn't a massive problem if it isn't a 6 meter swell, as your 30 odd meters above the waves. fish it on a light westerly wind but not strong. anything else is a waste of time. ballooning is recommended but regular floats do work if you have a good cast. some areas of the rocks have steel poles sticking out of them, this is for if you want to tie yourself up to if you wish. Don't expect to rock up here and catch fish day one, its one of those spots where one you get to know it abit, you will pull out fish after fish.
  16. there's a whole "community" of it. give tinny bashing a search on youtube...
  17. shame you didn't get much, but ay, you got out. i agree there's a lot of absolute morons on the water. I went out early Friday morning hoping to escape the idiots, and well i did, but still tinnys with 30hp motors going up the channel on 45+degree angles, 2 speed boats running laps from greys point to I don't know where and back and saw one maritime boat just as i was pulling up the kayak just after 10. I feel like being on a kayak, launching just about anywhere I seem to miss a lot of the morons and boaters who take their boat out a few times a year. Nothing pisses me off more then boats driving past, seeing me and a mate pull up multiple kings, bonito and salmon just to have them do a 180 and drop anchor right besides us, and then not even return the single rat king they caught
  18. although the hacking don't get near as much logs and other crap floating around in the system like the Georges, Hawksbury, it wouldn't be worth the risk. Especially with the amount of rainfall we have had. the fishing would of quietened up abit as well with the systems flushing out.
  19. there will be crap in the water for weeks, especially upstream. fishing will be quite for awhile unless you like jewies and bull sharks. Consider prolific kings to be done this season. I do agree, would be pretty silly to be going out while the entire coast is seeing some tons of rainfall and a crazy ammount of water running through our local systems. glad your high and dry though. As for the image, try uploading it to imgur and posting the link
  20. cant use traps in most of ph blue swimmers go down well, a quite day for you is still a great feed. I have also found hacking quite, with rat kings around and a nice 44cm reddie
  21. Restyle

    Bate Bay

    glad to see you are able to finally get out for a fish, and have plenty of action around the boat. I always enjoy reading your reports. Hope you are feeling better!
  22. I use bread and ether servo pillies or old bait. I put it in a keeper net on the kayak and it dose wonders. Every now and then ill give the net a good squeeze, brings all sorts of fish right up.
  23. early morning amongst the moored boats in lilli pilli. Unweighted live pillies or dead pillis been whats working. Pillies are there from first light.
  24. went port hacking this morning with a mate to try for a legal king again was disappointed on the kingies today with only 1 been landed at around 55cm heaps of yakkas and pillies running around again and tons of bonnies around chasing pilchards. Great fun on the lighter gear. kept 13. 10 for bait. also caught a nice legal pannie which was hooked badly, so we kept it. My mate had his rod ripped out of the rod holder by a bonnie, only for me to catch the bonnie that snatched his rod. Quite a moment, especially seeing 2 owner 6/0s in its gob, then seeing some braid attached to it. Quite lucky
  25. man that sucks, hope your better soon. guess the fish get a rest, for now. myabe thats why some legals are popping up, your not there to catch them all hopefully you can get out on the water soon and get amongst them all pic -
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