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  1. pugzthugz

    Bream in the mangroves

    Great tips, is this applicable to hardbody lures? If so, what type would you recommend?
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    Longest fight?

    Wow great catch mate
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    Longest fight?

    What's the hardest/ longest fight against a fish you've had?
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    alvey reels

    Hey everyone, I'm looking to get into the beach shark fishing scene and I would like to use an Alvey reel. Are Alvey reels adequate for fighting such powerful fish? Is there a steep learning curve? Would a second hand $20 Alvey of gumtree still work well enough to catch sharks? Would this reel be more suitable for catching sharks https://www.fishingtackleshop.com.au/rovex-endurance-reels.html? Please let me know. Cheers?.
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    sharks, again

    I'm going for sharks on the smaller side perhaps a metre or under, however, I can't control if a big shark comes along.
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    Breaking rods?

    Awesome, what capacity line and what rigs do you normally use?
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    Breaking rods?

    Cheers, are their any rods you would suggest for sharks off the beach for perhaps under 50$?
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    What do you like about fishraider?

    I like how if you want to find something out you can ask the exact question rather than combing the internet looking for somewhat relevant information.
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    sharks, again

    I'll keep this short, is it possible to go shark fishing with a ten-foot Shimano rod rated 5-8kg. I know ideally, it should be more like 20kg, however, I would assume that Shimano's quality would count for something and that they would suggest a lower capacity than its actual breaking point. cheers ?
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    Breaking rods?

    Soooo I wanna catch some sharks and I don't wanna invest heaps of money in a 1000$ outfit. I found this rod on a shop for pretty cheap but I have no idea if it will be ok for sharks. It suggests that you can catch small gummies with it so I assume its ok for normal sharks, however, it doesn't actually have a viewable weight capacity really don't know and I don't want to come home with a broken rod. Please help, BTW if I catch any sharks they will probably be small ones but I can't control whether a big one takes my bait or not. Any advice would be appreciated, here is a link to the rod in question: https://www.a shop.com.au/p/rogue-raven-spinning-rod-12ft/287902.html. Cheers ?.
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    Hey everyone, I've decided I feel like chasing some sharks in the surf. Please let me know some advice about rigs, bait, rod and line capacities, species, where to target them, etc. Also if you have any good shark stories feel free to share them. Also just wondering how you should go about getting the hook out and handling them, my first thought is to jam some sort of stick in its mouth, get a mate to hold it still and use pliers to get the hook out, however, for all I know this could result in injury to me or the shark so please let me know if there is a better way of getting around this. Cheers.
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    First up, this is my first fishing report so I'll see how I go. So I'm not too experienced at fishing, however, I've been reading up on everything about how to catch fish and today I feel like I finally did some stuff right. So me and a mate headed down to my local wharf armed with servo prawns and a dread of not catching fish ,I have caught fish before but before this never 2 in one session and it is rare that I large fish (I think this is because of a combination of bad bait, improper use of lures and poor reading of locations.). So we dropped our lines in and fished for almost half an hour without so much as a nibble. At this point things were looking down. It was now that my mate tried his luck with a few casts to pylons near the wharf and was getting some nibbles, I quickly sent a cast to where he was getting bites. On my second cast, I felt a nibble and quickly sent another cast out after failing to hook the fish. Once again I failed to hook the fish, I then tried to thing why I was hooking it and I decided it was because it was pulling the bait of the long shank hook rather than sucking it all in. This time I put only a little bit of bait on the very end. This worked and I was amazed to see a massive whiting on the end of my line. It measured in at 37cm. I continued fishing and caught 2 bream 1 snapper and another whiting, however, unfortunately, they were all very undersize apart from the whiting which was barely legal. Still, I was very happy with this session. Sorry if this report was too long. BTW I was using I think size 6 long shank hooks with a sinker running right down to the hook which had a little bit of prawn on the end. I use these small hooks because they can catch both whiting and small bream, however, I would love to start catching bigger bream so if this is the wrong set up or you have any advice please let me know.
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    bream, bream, bream

    Hey everyone, I'm going to sunshine in Lake Macquarie. I was wondering if anybody knows some good spots for bream, flathead or whiting around there and how to fish them (I'm only going as a once of so I won't take your favourite spot ?). I was also wondering how you guys would go about fishing a jetty/ wharf for bream, I am pretty new to fishing, however, from what I've gathered a running sinker down to a size 1 octopus hook with a bit of servo prawn on it would do ok if not the same caliber as some live poddy mullet suspended under a float, etc. Please put any advice about bread and butter species in this chat and if you feel like it share your PB bream.
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    Advice for land base spots

    Hey, not to take away from billy 91s question but how would you recommend fishing Balmoral. Bait or lures, where to cast, etc.