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  1. OK Raiders – after what seems to be an eternity we are going on a decent holiday (as opposed to daytrips / overnighters that have been the case in the past year). About 8 days in FNQ, Palm Cove and Port Douglas, mid July. Woot Woot. Looking at some maps – my keen eyes noticed the expanse of blue to the right which got me thinking. I have a travel rod that I accidentally bought (long story), maybe I could sneak off for quite fish ?? I have a few questions thou, if someone with local experience could help – it would much appreciated The Trip – This is holiday with friends who are not
  2. Awesome I grew up fishing for mullet went I was a kid - my local was the Scarborough Ponds in Ramsgate. But never anything that large. Great fun and sport - have fond memories.
  3. Sorry, have I read that right ...these man made ponds have been deliberately stocked with carp !! Thought that was illegal (not to mention stupid and reckless)
  4. Hi What are ppl opinions / experiences on the Shimano Symetre gear. Background - I need to use my Frequent Flyers points soon (end of the month) or they will expire. I ain't flying anywhere soon but I can get a range of Shimano Symetre combos...I am thinking it could be a good add to the tackle box as most of my gear is light or ultra light and this is an easy and cheap way to add something a little heavier. Thanks
  5. Geez - its been a awhile. Best I update. Life can be a bastard at times and I have been preoccupied with "stuff" other than fishing. Operation (relatively minor - but all good), work off the scales - deadline today....just finished, #2 son fractured ankle - its like he is a toddler all over And.....my MiL is not in a good way and at 94 does not look good. So no way could I start picking at the remains just yet. Life goes on - fingers crossed I get a rare chance to scare some fish.....
  6. I assume it is ----- tbh I have not been down at the MiL for some while now. I'll update this thread when I next visit Cheers
  7. Mike Next time I am down there I'll pick the handlines and let you know. Must inform you that my MiL is not in the best way at the moment ......probably not the best time for 93 y-o to be needing care but her kids have been great. My visits there are not that frequent. On the up side my MiL never throws anything out. Not sure if my wife knows what to look for I'll keep in touch
  8. My father in law passed away a little while back. He was an old school fisho, almost archetypal – the type that had a tinnie, a few cork handlines, a prawn net and spent his holidays dragging the family up and down the coast in the caravan always looking to catch a fed of fish. Now my Mother in Law heard about my new found interest to get back into fishing and offered me his old tackle and gear. So on the weekend I had a look. With eager anticipation I went into the back shed (where else !!) and ……………what a mess of tangled and damaged gear. Mostly solid glass rods, some with missing g
  9. Oh I completely forgot about this guide https://mattsfishing.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/matts-lure-log-with-the-lot-08-01-2017.pdf
  10. Similarly looking to move into lures as I grew up on bait fishing Some sources that I found helpful YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUB6SnZVr60hOgBHWR95GmA YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClJOHPA_ROum9OSGFGeHPkw Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/drewminto1 Good luck with the choice
  11. I have - it was very informative thanks Pulled the trigger on the X9 in 6lb
  12. That true - but in the case of cars the potential savings in insurance sometimes pays for the parking. <- Car Guy logic !!!
  13. Thanks all Currently tossing up between the Berkley X9 in 6 or 10lb .....maybe split the difference at 8lb. As it seems to over test favouring the 6lb
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