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  1. bookwa

    Winter on the central coast

    Thanks for the info Toby. Great to see a young dedicated fisho. You’ll do well in other areas of your life I’m sure. cheers
  2. bookwa

    Winter on the central coast

    Great photos and great catches. Well done! Are they bass or ep’s? i can’t tell the difference but it’s something to do with the position of the gill rakers—I remember a bass is great eating and an ep is not—of course these days I’d release them. cheers
  3. What a great idea—didn’t realise you could charter a small boat off Sydney. Love to go out on this one as it looks very well set up. Can you give me a contact or if that breaks the site rules you could pm me. Thanks for sharing re the slow jigging method too cheers
  4. bookwa

    Narrabeen lake

    Mutch22 and oldfella I thank you so much for your input. Cheers
  5. bookwa

    Narrabeen lake

    Thanks oldfella—- how did I not think of that—was thinking of further up the head of the lake and your advice has great merit cheers
  6. bookwa

    Narrabeen lake

    Thanks Donna—. Much appreciated. Just need someone now with local knowledge and we’re up and running. Sending a photo of Jacko — my best mate— as we had lunch yesterday in The Dugout at the home. Not bad for 95,! He had the schooner of V B and I had the softie. cheers
  7. bookwa

    Narrabeen lake

    I’ve got an old mate 95years young and he’s residing in the war vets village on Collaroy plateau. We fished every week for about forty years until he felt uncomfortable on my boat. I’ve never fished the lake but I’d love to set him up in a chair with rod in hand and hope for a flathead—or anything! Is there a spot on the lake with easy car access and the chance of catching something? Weed free area as well I guess. I would be most appreciative of any help. Probably still have to renew his licence for him even though he’s ww2 active service and a gold card holder! cheers
  8. bookwa

    Ub520 fitout

    Thanks Jon--i've used the railblaza bits on my little Brig rib ( 20hp honda) and they are great--thanks for reminding me about them. Thinking maybe a raymarine 7 pro for the sounder. Has anyone on the site fitted out with one of those? cheers
  9. bookwa

    Ub520 fitout

    F70 and i should have said the whole electronics under 2000 not just the sounder. all advice appreciated cheers
  10. bookwa

    Ub520 fitout

    Greetings all just repowered a south wind ub520 with a 70yamaha now have to do all the rest of the gear. Only intend fishing Pittwater and the Hawkesbury but maybe on calm days close offshore. What's the best depth sounder/gps to use??? Got all the safety gear covered but want to keep the sounder/gps under 2000$ cheers
  11. Greetings All, I was at Brooklyn a few days ago and noticed the posters up regarding the likelyhood of closures coming. The guy in the fish shop said he thought it would be within a year. Anyone have info on this? cheers
  12. bookwa

    dirty water hawkesbury

    Thinking of having a few days up the river and just wondering if anyone is up at Refuge Bay or in Cowan Creek atm and can let me know if the water has started to clear yet. I know its ok for fishing but itd be nice to have a swim as well! cheers
  13. bookwa

    Big Pearlie @ Coffs

    A further tip on the sand removal--seems to work better if you put em in a sieve or an onion bag or a wire mesh and SUSPEND them in a big tub of salt water. change water at least three times in the day. Used to do this a while ago whenthey were in plague proportions on blackrock beach near Iluka. We would then chop up and make fritters. A bit rich though so do'nt eat too many!
  14. bookwa

    pigfish, have you caught one?

    I've caught heaps of these suckers out from Yamba/Evans Head. Bring a fortune at the markets--a pro there said he gets 40$kilo for the big ones. Steaming is ok but filleting and grilling is the best--better than lobster!!! Don't pan fry--turns out very ordinary
  15. bookwa

    Best Flathead spot in Pittwater for a soft plastic newbie

    Hi Jacob, I'm assuming you are in a boat, ---go to the port marker pole a couple of hundred metres due west of the Palm Beach ferry wharf. Then take a south westerly line of sight to the southern entrance to the basin. Head along that line until you come to the dropoff. I forget how far the drop off is but its probably about 75 or 100 metres---very impressive drop off!. Fish the incoming tide and anchor about 20 or 30 metres north of the dropoff. Live bait is the go here , just let the current carry it down over the drop,but plastics would obviously work well too. If no boat the public wharf in Saltpan is worth a try. cheers