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  1. connico

    Black fishing pittwater

    Both Dee Why Pool and Avalon Beach Rock pool has weed. Suggest Dee Why as you don't have to go into the pool to get it as its located just outside the drain
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    A hook size for both luderick and drummer?

    Drummer can be taken off the rocks inside the harbour... got to find them. If you are fishing with weed, well your size 8-10 is ideal because of the bait. Large drummer will tend to render these hooks useless if they put up a good fight. Anyways I've used size 4-1/0 with bread and have caught both drummer and as a by catch luderick check this guy out, his using 1/0s and landing luderick
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    Winter Wetsuit

    As said previous... Wet suits do NOT work unless wet... Would be better to get synthetic thermals / active wear which wick very quickly for both bottom and top... My light weight fishing wear is as below - Icebreaker thermals top and bottom - base layer - fishing top - mid layer - Montbell ultra light synthetic down jacket - Water and wind proof hiking pants - Rain jacket for those extra wet days BTW i tried neoprene surf wear in 3mm, it was way to restrictive and i couldnt scramble over rocks and boulders...
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    Thoughts on a new rig (underutilised?)

    Where do you get this berley cage from?
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    Nelson Breakwall Again

    I've caught king fish on prawns and pillies
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    thanks so much!
  7. connico

    Which edge when spooling a reel?

    All the way to the black!
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    Do Bonito cook up any good?

    Great smoked and great as sashimi... Anyone that say's otherwise hasn't eaten it or doesn't know how to handle fish and is just spewing "age old" rhetoric. One of the most sustainable fishes to eat as well. As an example for what proper preparation can do to a fish, look at blue fin tuna. For a time it was considered cat food...
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    Circle hook or J hooks

    Using Octopus J hooks - just like a J hook and can be set but also works like a circle as well. Best of both worlds with a big range of sizes Also using Octopus Circle. Should be used snelled with the line feed from the front (hook side) very effective on everything. I've caught luderick, drummer, snapper, jews, kingfish etc on circles on bait. Don't try to set this hook as you'll just end up pulling the fish out. Use caution when using this hook around rocks and reefs as the fish will have some time to drive into shelter... Usually use this hook with light drag or open bail
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    Beginner setup help

    All those models you've listed will do fine. If you want something a bit tougher then get a Gary Howard or if you can track one down the Alvey glas rod in mid mount. A 3000 BG would suit the style of fishing better mate. Other things you should get for beach fishing is a shoulder bag, a small tackle box and SS pliers! If you need someone to fish with send me a PM and well sort something out.
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    Waterproof Phone Case

    Get a phone dry bag. Don't buy a waterproof case for your particular phone.
  13. connico

    Shimano Stradic 4000 corrosion

    Saragosa is one of the best sealed reels on the market at that price point. The only other to compete is the Slammer 3. The stradic on the other hand is not sealed to the same extent. You cannot treat the reels the same unfortunately. The question what do you do after your finish using the reel?
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    Beginner setup help

    6-15kg is a little heavy for a bit of beach fishing mate. I'd aim for a 4-6kg rod 10'6" would be suitable. Rapala The Gutter would work 4500 would be a better size in the BG series for beach and rock
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    What's the go this time of year?

    Mullet are coming through so the pelagic's are running around... tuna getting pulled from the near reefs as well as from shore . Fads are still firing well but may be removed soon. Drummer fishing is starting up if you like fishing of the stones and as we all know, May is the time of the mulloway...