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  1. Love it mate! Might see you around fishing on the bay or at the stadium PS: Thanks for the advice!
  2. First of all @Keflapod - that is a brilliant analogy, I love it! suspect you may be a fan yourself? I actually caught one of them the other day and threw it back for obvious reasons... If only I'd known. I've actually never used live fish as bait (only nippers), but have obviously seen people using yakkas through the nose for kingies. Is it a similar concept with any baitfish? Pardon the ignorance but when fishing like that from the beach, is it simply a case of opening the bail and letting the fish swim out into the deeper water? (I assume you're not casting haha)
  3. Hi mate, It was a very basic sliding sinker rig. 8lb Diawa J-braid with a small ball sinker sliding above a swivel. 20lb flurocarbon leader down to a size 2 long shank hook.
  4. Thanks fellas! I hope to bring you a story with a different ending one day :) I was in even more shock when I saw it knowing that is was hanging of a relatively small size 2 long shank hook!
  5. Hi Raiders, It's been a while since I've been on here but it's good to see the community is as strong and vibrant as ever! Having been a busy few months with work, it's been a while between fishing sessions but I finally got the chance last week to head out to the beaches around Botany Bay to pump some nippers and chase a few whiting/flathead. In the midst of not being able to get out and go fishing, I've spent countless hours after work watching fishing videos on Youtube and trying to hone my skills and knowledge for when I could get back out there as well as trying to work my way
  6. Hi raiders, Have been looking into getting myself a fishing kayak over the last few months but the major deterrent is the fact that I've never used one nor had any experience boating, use boat ramps to launch etc. All my fishing experience has predominantly been land based so I'd like to get myself out a little bit further on the kayak. I've scoured the search bar for information before posting but can't seem to find a thread on essentially 'getting started' and what is required to have a bit of fun, but most importantly to be safe. Last thing I want to do is shell out for a kayak an
  7. Ended up doing it lightly pan fried (flour, green Schezuan pepper corns - ground and salt) with some ginger, garlic, chilli and shallots and then drizzled with a squeeze of lime. HAHAHA love it mate! See you in the away end, it's going to be crazy!
  8. The Indian recipe I have is for snapper, so this would make a lot of sense. Suggest not doing it then? Ironically don't tend to cook a lot of fish but this recipe is essentially a masala paste (Kashmiri chilli, onion, garlic, ginger, cloves, peppercorn, cassia bark, cumin seeds, ground tumeric and malt vinegar and salt) and then you score the fish and rub the paste on, quickly pan fry it to seal it and then into the oven with foil on top for 5-10 min. A bit overkill for the humble whiting?
  9. Hi raiders, Had the afternoon off work today so thought I'd sneak out for a quick afternoon fish in the Hacking with the main goal of targeting some whiting. Got there at low tide to start pumping some nippers and with a few in the bucket, I was ready to go. The afternoon started quite slow with only a few sporadic nibbles on the incoming tide. Down to my last two nippers so decided to move around the point and saw a little drop off near the edge of the sandbank that I thought may have been worth a try and boy was it. Within a few seconds - WHACK! I was on. At first I thought I'd ca
  10. Really looking forward to having a read, thanks mate!
  11. Hi everyone, I've been experimenting with some fish recipes over the last few months and was told about dry curing fish (essentially to draw some surface moisture out and concentrate the flavours) - has anyone had any experience with this? Thoughts? Looking forward to hearing your feedback.
  12. Great stuff mate! Have been out about 5 times this month chasing squid and it seems as though they've all gone into hiding (I was catching regularly earlier in the year)... or maybe it's just me! πŸ˜…
  13. Really interesting you say that. I noticed the same thing when I caught my finger on one of the spikes and I didn't jump through the roof like the Yamashita ones tended to do to me.
  14. Are you talking to the left of the bridge in the Google satellite image above mate or to the left of the bridge when standing on it facing Bare Island?
  15. These are the jigs for anyone interested πŸ‘
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