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  1. G'day mate, I can't offer you too much advice myself as I don't own a kayak but I have borrowed one many times. I found it much easier to launch from a calm bay where a park or sandy beach joins the water rather than a boat ramp. It is beneficial as a beginner as you don't have to worry about getting in anyones way or being intimidated by high traffic areas. This will also allow you to learn how to manoeuvre a kayak before you head out in rougher conditions. It also somewhat comes down to what you're targeting, but in general terms respect peoples property when on the water. For instance, if you don't have a very accurate cast I would be cautious casting into moorings / piers to avoid damaging property. But in saying that, this method can be very effective on the Kayak once you are consistent 😉. Aside that, you will also have to give some consideration to how you secure it to your car if you need to travel. It's a start, but hopefully some more experienced members can point you in the right direction.
  2. Thanks for your reply mate. It was to go on a Daiwa Lazy 9.6ft 15-60g but I've decided to stay with the Stradic following a great response from Shimano regarding repair. Big fan of the Certates and hoping to pick one up eventually.
  3. Thanks for all the replies legends! Shimano were actually very helpful in regards to following up a warranty claim so that's a big up in my book. Will consider all of the above in the coming weeks on the hunt for a new outfit. Cheers
  4. Thanks for your reply Paddy. I wasn't aware of this but am keen to look into it - definitely changes things! Cheers
  5. Thanks for your reply mate. I'll be picking one up very shortly, cheers!
  6. G'day all, I have been meaning to pick up a 2016 Daiwa Certate as prices have dropped recently but I am lost for size as I believe reel sizes are not universal across brands.. I'd be looking at something around the 4000-5000 Shimano equivalent and some research suggests I would be after the 3012h or 3500hd model. It is a replacement for my Stradic which broke over the weekend so I intend to use it for light beach work as well as a small boat outfit. Am I on the right track? I appreciate your time!
  7. Hey mate, is it as simple as painting the whole lure white? I'm a big fan of metals and am always looking for different things to try. Cheers
  8. slurm

    Old Rod?

    No clear tip, but I did think it was an Ugly Stick at first. I'm gonna take it for a flick this weekend and cannot wait to give it a flick. Thanks for the advice
  9. slurm

    Old Rod?

    Thanks for the tip. I have a few hours to tinker in the coming days and will see what I can come up with
  10. slurm

    Old Rod?

    Hi all, I was going through the old fishing gear in the shed and found an old rod that belongs to my dad. It's made by Shakespeare, but aside from that I have zero clue about any of the capacity. The photo attached shows the only print on the whole stick, I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea to what it means. I understand it's 10 foot, is 2 piece and has a wooden butt. The last thing I want to do is load it up and snap my dads gear. I sent a message to the manufacturer and they couldn't tell me jack. Cheers
  11. Will likely just walk the lake I think. Ill pop into the local tackle shop and ask for further tips. Thanks
  12. Hi all, Heading to Jindabyne this weekend and have a day to myself so was thinking of going for a fish. I've had a look on the DPI website and I'm a little lost with all the specific terminology regarding spawning streams and the such. As a result, not too certain with what I can and cannot target this time of year or if its even worth it. Purely after some catch and release fun to kill a few hours. Any advice would be tops, Cheers
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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!
  14. 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