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  1. Hi all. Haven't posted for a while as I've been busy moving to Melbourne. I sold the boat in Sydney so only kayaks and shore based from low on. Any tips on spots and species here in Melbourne? Much appreciated. Tight lines all.
  2. No we're heading for Tassie. Sick and tired of the big smoke. Need to get out.
  3. Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely look into it as it's the third time in my life I've had it. On a different note, are you TAZ because you're from there? We're moving there at the end of the year.
  4. Always see someone standing on the Rhodes boat ramp so decided to have a quick flick today before the school run. I've had pneumonia for the last month so desperately needed to wet a line. Blade got snagged under the railway bridge and I lost it. Tied on an Aldi prawn on a weedless hook hoping it won't get snagged. First cast this 54cm lizard either followed it in or took it right next to the jetty. Not a single bite for another hour. Lots of bird action upstream from the bridge and with all last week's rain I take it it's Taylor chasing bait fish. They never came within casting distance though. Walked to the park on the corner hoping I could cast to them without getting fined but by that time they had moved up Homebush bay. Fun hour before the school run.
  5. Haven't used on here yet but used one of these https://aquacat.co.za/ in South Africa before. Few things I found. Depending on where you are, deeper water is like a desert with no fish there. Fish gather near the shore because the breaking waves dig up creatures that feed bigger creatures and so on till you get to the big fish we fish for. Often while casting I caught more than buddies using the boat to take bait into deeper water. If you're not fishing from your ute it's too big and bulky to carry far. With all the batteries, remotes etc. you're pretty much limited to a small patch of beach. The range is never near what they advertise and I've heard of quite a few guys in South Africa that lost their boat due to it going out of range or batteries running out. It's a lot of money to lose to the ocean if it doesn't wash up on the shore which often it doesn't. In my opinion after using one a few times it's not worth it. It seems like a bit of a toy and doesn't guarantee better catches.
  6. An old trawler captain once told me "first you think you're going to die and then you wish you would die" and it's 100% correct. Happens to everyone at least once and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone.
  7. I also lost my brand new phone at Bayview a few years back. Bent over to tie up and saw a phone butterflying down into the depths. At first I thought "that's strange, where would a phone come from" and then it struck me that it's mine from my shirt pocket. Next thought was "dive after it!" which luckily I didn't or I would have lost a phone and a auto inflate life jacket. πŸ˜‚
  8. The missus tripped over a cleat on the dock and dropped her sunnies. I had to go back late that afternoon at low tide and luckily found them. πŸ˜‚
  9. Very good boat ramp etiquette. I wish all boat owners could read this thread.
  10. Cheers mate. Had to crop it and reduce size. The original was almost 10mb. 😬
  11. Nice feed and good report. It was a beautiful day to be out there. Spoke to an Englishman on the beach today that says he can't believe how lucky we are to have winter days like this.
  12. Packed up the ute for a day on the beach and drove to boat harbour. Hight tide when we got there and nothing touched the bait for ages. As the tide receded and I could walk in to cast into deep water, I got a small salmon (gut hooked and bleeding heavily so he went in the esky). Just after lunch the rod tip moved and the missus got a fiddle ray (only photo for the day sorry guys). Later on as we packed up I left the rod for last (as you do) and as I got down to it, I noticed the line running off at an oblique angle. I took it out of the holder and set the hook. Luckily I was holding on because it took off like a small freight train. Couple of meters down the beach and a while later and to my surprise I had a +- meter bronzie on the beach. Missus came running with the pliers but forgot the camera (I might have to divorce her for that one). First bronzie I've ever caught in the daytime. Poor blighter must have been hungry. Got the little bugger in the water soonest and he swam off strong. Followed him through the breakers just to make sure. All in all another beautiful winters day on the beach.
  13. Nice little session. Good report. πŸ‘
  14. Thanks for that. Didn't know the kitchen existed. Done.
  15. Didn't know this section existed until Mrs Swordfish put me onto it. Thanks for that. I know very few Aussies eat salmon, but it's underrated. Here's just one recipe I've tried on them with amazing results. Instead of doing the fish in the oven, I dust it in flour and coat in beaten egg then shallow fry in a pan. You can also ad things like Chillies or pickling Spices to the pickle mix according to your tastes. As long as all the fish is covered in pickling sauce it lasts for weeks in the fridge and goes well with a nice heavy wholewheat bread. The longer you let it pickle the better it gets. Easy lunch to take to work on a busy morning. Just grab some from the fridge and Bob's your uncle. In Cape Town, South Africa the Cape Malay community make this dish year round but especially around Easter and Jewie is one of their favourite fish to use for it. https://www.rainbowcooking.co.nz/recipes/Cape-pickled-fish
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