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  1. MerryFisher

    Great day out

    Its been a pleasure, good job on the flathead, it's about a PB for me.
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    Hairtail hairtail hairtail

    Great report, I was at waratah bay last night, no hairtails there, just a couple of tailors and baby snapper
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    4.3 to 5.35

    I fish solo most of the time and have just moved from a 5m aluminium boat to a 6m fiberglass. Think I've seen you at Roseville bridge boat ramp, I'm there quite a lot
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    4.3 to 5.35

    Barcrushers are very nice boats, but do come at a premium price. if it's a plate boat you are after I think surtees is also a good option
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    Tie a light stick to your rig, it will increase your catch significantly. Even better to get a battery power one, red light works best. Hairtails are attracted by light.
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    Deep dropping with Team Bait Catcher

    Great report, love the photos!
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    Botany fad

    I've tried Sydney east fad couple of times last month without success
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    Botany fad

    Being wanting to try the fad for dollies for a while with all the positive reports I've being hearing. Collected a few livies at middle harbour and made it there by 10am to find three other boats there. There wasn't too much action, got three small fish all around 50cm which went back. I guess it's a bit late in the season and the larger fish might have migrated elsewhere. Surprise of the day was my first pearl perch, which I got just out from Bondi in just 35m of water. I thought it was a pink snapper at first due to it's pinkish scale, how silly of me.
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    Botany fad

    Cheers, will give that a go
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    LJ at 50 mtrs

    Thanks for sharing, this map is indeed interesting. Might try the orange area between reefs north side of harbour for flatheads.
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    Trolling lures

    Went trolling for some game species yesterday around browns mountain using two skirted lures and two deep diver lures. The weather was fantastic, however there’s no fish to be found in the four hours I trolled. On the way back to Sydney I noticed a lot of baitfish just out from Randwick, so I thought I’ll give it one more go trolling lures. The result was an instant hit on the two skirted lures first. I was a bit close to the rocks at that time, so I steered the boat away from the cliff and a few seconds later one of the deep divers got hit as well. I kept the boat going slowly away from the cliff and started to bring in the fish from the closet lure first. Few minutes later landed all three kings of which one is a keeper. So called it a day and made some king fish sashimi for dinner.
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    Trolling lures

    might be out there early Sunday morning before the wind picks up. Had a great session jigging the artificial reef last time out, though the biggest fish snapped 50lbs leader and took my favourite jig
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    Trolling lures

    Mate, how far out did you have to go for the strippy?
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    Trolling lures

    Nice rig, now that's what I call a boat. Nothing to rave about last sunday, had the family with me, plan was to catch some bait with my trusty sabiki and go for some kings around blue point, no takers though. So just bottom bashed outside the harbour
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    When/why did you decide to buy a boat?

    For a 5m boat should be very quick. I got into boating since I was given a 4.2m inflatable with 15hp outboard. I soon realised it was too small for what I want to do, which is heading out to coastal reefs, such as long reef. I then bought a new quintrex sea spirit 510 for that purpose and to learn on. It seemed daunting at first driving it onto the trailer, but just a few goes it becomes so easy. It didn't stop there though, soon after the Qunnie I wanted to so further out to sea to fish species like tuna or marlin(which I'm yet to catch), which got me into a 6m glass boat. From my experience the 5m aluminium boat is much easier to handle and forgiving, so a better learning boat.
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    Trolling lures

    Yep confirmed sightingthat was me, I recognise your boat
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    Trolling lures

    If that's the boat you saw then it was me
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    Trolling lures

    16cm Williamson cupfaced