JimC

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  1. JimC

    Boat ramp

    Lots of good ideas. Thanks all
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    Boat ramp

    My boat is a 4.3m Quintrex aluminium. Too much marine growth to leave in water. I will probably try hardwood runners, maybe a small dolly under boat. I have the wheels so a bit of construction required.
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    Boat ramp

    I was thinking along the lines of some sort of composite plastic stuff that will not rot, but not sure of supplier. Jim
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    Boat ramp

    I have a concrete ramp on which I use my trailer to get boat out of water. Because of medical problem winching onto a tilting trailer, then winching the trailer up the ramp is difficult as trailer tips high when boat coming on. I want to construct a low level retrieval system such as wooden slides and rollers mounted onto the concrete. What suitable product could I use for the slides. The concrete goes half under water at high tide. Suggestions please. Jim
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    Sussex Inlet & St Georges Basin - Family weekend

    I have been coming here for over 50 years and now live here. We went through a period where the Basin was netted commercially, and catching a good sized fish was difficult. Since netting stopped the fish stock have been building up and now good fish are around. My old style fishing was to drift, using nippers. But as nippers are in short supply, I have had to change fishing style, using other baits. I have tries soft plastics with little success whilst others get good results. I cannot remember the last time I came in with a good mixed bag. OH WELL! Maybe I should fish more
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    Sussex Inlet & St Georges Basin - Family weekend

    Hi Colin. Weather a bit ordinary this weekend. The Basin can become treacherous in a strong n.e. blow. This is bad on the south end but calmer in the top end. Around 90% of Marine Rescue work is in St Georges Basin due to wind and other factors. We have had n.e. for most days for the last few weeks. Occasional southerly, but makes fishing challenging. Jim
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    Prawn Scoop Nets

    I am sure that I read a number of years back that long handled prawn nets were no longer legal. I thought at the time that I couldn't use mine as they were all long handled. BUT. It appears that once again I am wrong Sorry.
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    Prawn Scoop Nets

    I believe that long handled prawn nets are illegal
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    Mud crab sizes

    Just looked again. It seems Qld measure side to side and NSW front to back
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    Mud crab sizes

    NSW regs says 8.5cm for mud crabs. Ridiculous! Way too small! How on earth would you remove the crab meat? I have just caught a 17.5 cm crab and that was ok, but 8.5 cm? Sad. Jim
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    Mud crab sizes

    Just looking an NSW fisheries crab sizes. 8.5cm for a mud crab? How much meat would you get from a crab that size? Surely way too small for any use. I caught one yesterday that was 17cm. I thought that was barely big enough .
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    Interesting hook up.

    On Sunday afternoon I took my daughter and s.i.l. fishing on St Georges Basin. We soon found ourselves in a school of small red bream (actually juvenile snapper). The rig they were using was 2 hooks on droppers about 30cm apart with a sinker on the end of the line. Fish after fish came on board and was released, until this happened. We could hardly believe this.hmm Cant up load photos. However this bream had taken one hook and once on it took the second hook. So it had a hook on each side of its mouth. Must have been hungry
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    Leak in plastic fuel tank

    Thanks.It is only used in a 4m tinny so I will think about it. Jim
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    Leak in plastic fuel tank

    One of my fuel tanks has a pin hole in it. Is it possible to seal this leak?
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    Luderick

    Living at Sussex Inlet I am an avid luderick fisherman. At the moment there are schools of these fish everywhere, but they are not biting because they are spawning. Amazing sight to see these fish schooling over the sand areas away from any weed beds. I know that when they come on the bite they will have lost a bit of condition. Good to see so many. Jim