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    Members Boats.

    The Shelf Runner is the next model up from the REEF Runner the ultimate is an S8 which start at $179k the biggest they build is a 13 mt tri-axle baby worth more than my house but I would would swap in a heart beat.
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    Members Boats.

    Yeah I was originally of the same opinion but it works well and there is plenty of power for what I want also the twin 60's are very economical. the max on this boat is 75's which would have been nice but I bought it second hand and I have been after a Sailfish for a while there are not to many around .
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    Members Boats.

    My 6m Sailfish with twin Honda 60 four strokes does the job for me.
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    Looking for a Minn Kota

    Hi Raiders, I am lucky enough to have scored myself a little tinnie which I am looking to set up to get back into some plastics and lure fishing in the estuaries down south. I am looking for a reasonably priced minn kota preferably 55lb with a foot control if anyone has one for sale could they please contact me and have a chat. Mobile 0412 383 240. Cheers The Skipper
  5. Go boys kick some arse be safe and enjoy 

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    Salmon off the beach down south.

    Took off down south with the wife for a few days of r and r so I did not drag the boat down. After a couple of days of doing the right thing I needed to wet a line on a local beach on Tueasdya after everyone had gone home . With a perfect tide and conditions I latched onto a school of salmon landing over a dozen and one shovel nose for good measure had a ball went through a block of pillies with a hit on just about every cast . The gutters down there are full of Pelagius coming into winter with the run up tide so it is always a good back up if you do no good out of the boat. Couple of picks of three I kept they go ok fresh seasoned with with some slat and pepper dusted with flour in a quick fry up. cheers The Skipper
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    Salmon off the beach down south.

    Thanks Jeff .. hope next weekend goes well and that all the "Raiders"bag out . Please keep me posted on how it goes and plenty of pics. Tight lines to all . The Skipper
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    Salmon off the beach down south.

    Yeah great eating fresh or made into fish cakes but the best is the fight they give you . Cheers
  9. Brendan, I have an onsite van near Swan Lake , Cudmirrah. There is van park there with good amenities and grassed area you can pitch a tent . It is called Lakeside Caravan Park Goonawarra Drive Cudmirrah ph 4441 2516. There are three locations for boat ramps I will be down there over the long week end. Cheers The Skipper
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    La Perouse/Yarra Bay/Moli

    Good report mate . Keep them coming.
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    Swansea Bar

    We went out early on Saturday and the wind was up so I went south around the back of Moon Island and found a reef full of every reef fish known to man. Had some live baits smashed but no hook ups. Had enough by lunch time when the wind started to drop ( of course it did ) had to get back and help a mate set up his new trailer. Crossing the bar was easy enough as there little to no swell but did note it was very shallow across about 50% of the mouth so respect is always a good thing. There are several GPS marks out from Swansea that I am looking to try and will keep in touch when we are going > The Skipper
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    Swansea Bar

    I am looking to go out through Swansea tomorrow. Conditions look good wind is looking to be around 15kms at 9am and then tapering off and swell prediction is for around 0.5 mt all day. So really conditions are good if you wanted to have a crack. Just be sure to log on with "Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie " before you go out . Cheers The Skipper
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    Port Stephens winter reds- whose interested?

    Hey Scratchie, I am happy to sponsor the event with supplying some printed tee shirts for all who turn up. So knowing a confirmed date would be good and getting access to a logo and details to put on the tees. The offer is there if you want. Cheers The Skipper ( Paul )
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    Weather App

    willy weather for me.
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    Barrenjoey Spots

    I am planning a trip up to Patonga and wet a line around Barrenjoey Headland in a few weeks. Would anybody be kind enough to shares any spots they may have around there as I have not dished there since I was a kid with my Dad along time ago. Any help would be most appreciated. cheers The Skipper
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    Botany bay

    Frank have a crack at the artificial reef in Yarra Bay it has been holding undersized kingies for a couple of months but jackets are a bit of a pain. if the weather sucks try the little bay around the back of Mollie where we get our yakkas picked up a couple of juvenile kings in there as well. Anyway beats working...tight lines. The Skipper
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    Port Stephens winter reds- whose interested?

    Yes mate I would be keen but need a bit of notice if possible.
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    Lack of Baitfish

    One thing I did come across while burleying we had a big school of garfish come in and hang around the boat for a few hours but nothing chased them.
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    Lack of Baitfish

    Up until about 4 weeks ago you could have done walked on the slimies in Botany Bay and then all of a sudden they were gone . Still plenty of yakkas where I normally pick up my lives but no slimies. i thought it strange that they would disappear that quick. There are a lot of rat kings in the bay maybe that is the answer hard to know.
  20. I use to secure the anchor at the head run it down the shaft of anchor to a single cable tie and only had a sand anchor it worked 100% of the time by the breaking and pulling the anchor out buy the head that was on smaller boats I had without a winch. Now I have 6 my Sailfish with a drum winch I like the idea of the rock pick with the same set up and the SS cable to the head of the pick but I will just use bigger cable ties which will still snap.I have 8 mts of chain and good access to the anchor when it comes up so I might not have to add the extra weight to the pick but a good idea just the same. cheers the skipper
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    Awesome Day no luck

    Got to the ramp at 5.30 on an awesome day my plan was to try the JD reefs off Cronulla. While getting our lives my son hooked a 60 cm Kingie on a black fish hook we set up on a dropper rig for yakkas what a show that was on 6lb line. So with our bait and a happy first mate we did the trip down off Cronulla to the reefs , picked our spot and got caned by rat kings to 63 cm five in total along with a few sharks. So frustrating when you plan your trip target and catch the fish you want but cannot take home a feed. Anyway that is fishing but the up side is as always being on the water on a pearler of a day with my son. cheers and tight lines The Skipper
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    Awesome Day no luck

    Mostly shovel nose but also one hammer head
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    Botany Bay kingies

    I have been absent from Fishraider for a few years but am now back . I have been fishing Botany Bay fairly hard over the last three months on weekends and have a great time catching a regular amount of undersized Kingies which are slowly getting bigger. I have taught all my family the rights and wrongs of fishing as best I can and in particular about the leagal sizes for each species. Over the last few months Ihave noticed more and more so called fisherman not releasing undersized Kings and I am sick of it . When challenged they just lie through their back teeth. So for me enough is enough and I have started reporting the offenders to Fisheries but in saying that I also do not see any inspectors at either the boat ramps or on the water so all the money being spent to restock our fisheries will be wasted if they do not police it.
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    On The Water this Sunday

    To all fishos good luck this weekend going out for another crack at those elusive yellow tailed missiles on Sunday....... Just want one keeper over the 65 mark and I will be one happy salty. tight lines all.
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    On The Water this Sunday

    Thanks mate luck will probably play a big part