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    Rod or Reel?

    Thank you to everyone for the advice, I really appreciate it. I went to my local tackle shop over the weekend and picked up a ripper deal on a Storm Gomoku 9ft 8-12kg 30-80g lure weight, and am super happy with it. I was itching for a fish so took it to a calm beach and tossed some ancient metals around, amazing fun. Was just curious what heavier reels people have been using lately? Have heard good things about the Biomaster and Stradic in 5000+ but would love to hear peoples experience. Will be paired up with 20lb braid and a 25-30lb fluro leader if it matters. On a final note, I understand lures will likely be a massive hole in my wallet as I learn to tame the larger size so was hoping someone could give me a 'shopping list' of some to try to get a feel for larger plastics. I am fairly seasoned in the <10g class, but am clueless when I lay my eyes on anything 30g+. Target species will remain jew/snapper/kings/salmon off the beach/stones! Cheers!
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    Mungo brush camp ground

    Hey mate, I was in hawks Nest just last week and I found fishing the lakes is pretty hit or miss. I was throwing around small plastics in White Tree Bay and only amounted to a few small inquiries but no hook ups – didn’t try bait though. The beach was the go in my experience. Me and my mates were just using pippies dug up from the shore as bait and were very successful in some legal dart, bream and snapper. It well could have been right place right time, but it blew us all away.
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    Rod or Reel?

    Ripper photos mate. I can imagine the fight on light gear would be a rush, may I ask how heavy you go for main and leader line? Definitely going to do some more research on the stradic, it seems like a quality investment
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    Rod or Reel?

    Cheers for the info mate. I'll look into it
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    Rod or Reel?

    Hey guys, Been fishing with plastics for a little over 6 months now and absolutely loving it. I currently have a 2500 Sedona paired up with 8lb Fireline on a 1-4kg Raider Travel (max 10g lure weight). I have been targeting bread and butter species having had most success using 5.5g powerblades and 3inch SPs. I understand my line is on the heavier side but I have had issues with bust offs under the 6lb mark. I am pretty keen to start throwing some heavier lures for different species (namely jews / rat kings / snapper), so I am curious as to what I need. It will be used namely land based, but I often have access to a boat or a kayak. Should I consider a heavier rod to pair with my current reel? Or do I need to purchase a complete new outfit for this purpose? I have been reading for the past few days and a lot of people are suggesting the Stradic for this purpose but I would like to know if I can make it work with what I've got. Cheers
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    Myall Lake - White Tree Bay?

    G'day mate, Spent a week camping alongside the Bay and was told by the rangers to try my luck in the deeper water for some bream and flathead. I tried most mornings using 2.5in grubz and the odd powerblade but unfortunately only amounted to some small inquiries and no hookups. I also threw a few small bugs out unweighted on small hooks but that proved no results either. Like most have said before, the beach was definitely the go. Managed to snag some legal snapper, dart and bream (all released) within a few short 45 minute sunset sessions with ease using pippies. The bait is ridiculously easy to find and works wonders in my experience. I'm keen to see if someone cracks the code of the Bay as it is an outstanding spot and would love to be able to catch a feed within walking distance to the campsite. Best of luck to anyone heading to hawko over the next few weeks. Weather has been off tap and I cannot wait to go again. Cheers
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    Myall Lake - White Tree Bay?

    Sorry for the late reply folks! I really appreciate the insight. Will keep you posted if I get lucky
  8. G’day Raiders In January I’m heading to the lower Myall Lakes region and staying along White Tree Bay which is a little bit north of Hawks Nest. Aside from the staple beach set up, I was thinking of taking a smaller estuary outfit to perhaps throw some lighter baits or even the odd plastic around. A few Raider threads pre-2006 suggest that the body of water gets little action from any fish but was hoping for some updated information. As it’s my first time there I unfortunately have little insight myself, aside from a few satellite images and what not. Thanks for your time, Tight Lines!!
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    Lure Novice

    I'm working through the holiday unfortunately mate. Maybe we can tee up a session later in the season when daylight savings settles in! Slurm
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    Lure Novice

    G'day Derek, Great to hear your mates are digging the SPs! He must be stoked with the new PB. I am pretty full on for the next few months. I'm in a new position at work so haven't worked the leverage to ask for time off, so unfortunately the only times I get to fish are late nights and early mornings during the working week. I will for sure contact you if something changes in the meantime. Thanks Slurm
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    Lure Novice

    G'day kingie, Cheers for your reply. I still have to scrape my jaw off the ground every time I head into a tackle shop when I see their wall of lures/SPs. It's incredible how much variety is out there! I think when the time comes to invest in a new outfit I will need to pick up a variety of shapes and colours and see what works well in my area. I cannot wait. Thanks again mate Slurm
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    Lure Novice

    Absolutely, very generous of Derek. Ill be in contact over the next few weeks. Thanks for all your help, Slurm
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    Lure Novice

    G'day Derek, Cheers for the reply. I will definitely have to look into your suggestions and hopefully I come through with an awesome starting combo. I have found some of your recent posts very useful too and will be sure to utilize the search function to gather more info. I am located in the North West, so i typically fish around the suburbs of Gladesville, Greenwich and Lane Cove areas. Thanks again for your help, Slurm
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    Lure Novice

    Hi All, Relatively new to the site and fishing in general so please be gentle. I have a Shimano Sienna 4000 paired up with a 6ft Ugly Stick Gold 4-8kg that has served wonders with a baited rig to teach me the basics of fishing and I am looking to explore the realms of lure tactics. Foremost, it will allow me to stop worrying about grabbing bait every trip and also I figure it will be a bit more interactive than my rather 'set and forget' approach of bait fishing. Should I invest In a new setup for flicking lures? I am happy to fork out some coin for a beginner plastic set up if it would be beneficial, or rather if I slap some braid on my reel would that be ideal? I was once advised that my current rod is too sensitive for flicking plastics, but not sure if I was being led astray! On a final note, what lures/plastics should I be looking at? I will largely be land based in Sydney, with the occasional kayak outing when it warms up a bit. As far as species goes, I am happy with bread and butter at this point. More so concerned with developing skills associated with the sport before i get in over my head. Thanks for your time raiders! Slurm
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    Northern Beaches Fishing

    Thanks for the advice gents. I'm looking forward to seeing what we can come up with. I will be sure to use the search function in the future, cheers