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  1. You could also look into doing a local charter; it can be a way to pick up tips and tricks for the local area. Cheers Rob
  2. Hooked a big one at Molineux Point a few years back, fishing four pound mono to the hook and it took a prawn. Fought it for over an hour and finally got it to the boat where it shook it's head and the hook pulled out. It was well over a meter in size. Hooked a decent one in the Merimbula river one night, near the mouth, in less then a meter of water when chasing bream. There were a lot of tailor around and I think it was chasing them. Took a strip of slimey and eight pound mono to the hook. Ran out mid river and started shaking it's head; I though great there's only sand here and all I have to do is be patient as there isn't anything it can run into. Apart from a boat anchored about 150 meters away in the opposite direction it had run. Fish did a U-turn and wrapped me around the anchor in one big run. Fished there the next few nights with big baits and heavier gear for a stack of bream, tailor and a few crabs and not one touch from a jewie. So the secret to hooking jewies is to not fish for them. Buggered if I know what the trick is to land one though. Cheers Rob
  3. Thanks guys for the input, I'll let you all know how I go. Knowing my luck with jewies I won't get a touch when fishing for them but will hook a big one when fishing for blackfish. With weed. D'oh! Cheers Rob
  4. Landbased and will be using 50 pound braid. Might use a lighter leader, say 40 pound, just in case of snagging.
  5. Thanks guys, I'll stick to braid as that's what's on the reels.
  6. Hi Guys, In the next few weeks I'm planning on spending a few days up the mid north coast fishing for jews. I am the worlds worst jewie fisho so I'm not expecting too much. And of course I want to make it even harder and use lures only. When it comes to using lures around breakwalls what have you found to be the best option for line; mono or braid? Cheers Rob
  7. You'll find that most of them will speak English well enough to understand what's being said to them; no speak English is used to avoid confrontations. And before anyone starts I'm first generation aussie and my parents and their friends did the same trick when they felt the need.
  8. Hey Guys, DPI have published a list of fish stocking sites and numbers for 2018/20019 and 2019/2020. You can see the details here: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/resources/stocking/enhanced-fish-production/freshwater-fish-stocking-plan Some are dependant on rainfall but overall it gives you an idea of what's happening with fish stocks. One thing I've noticed is a dam near Crookwell called Redground Dam. DPI are planning to stock it with cod and have been putting trout and yellowbelly into it for the last few years. Has anyone every fished there? Cheers Rob
  9. I was fishing off Towradgi many years ago in about 12m of water. I looked at the sounder and told my dad a big school of fish is under us and turned away to drop a lure into them. He looked at the screen and said no there is a big fish under us. I looked at the screen, a hummingbird wide eye, and on it was etched the perfect great white shark image. Mouth, fins, tail; just like someone had sketched it by hand. I looked over the side and a huge shadow was going under us. I had a 4.3 metre predator tri hull and it was bigger. I swam under us and kept going towards the beach. About a year later in, almost the same spot, I was trolling for bonito when the sounder showed a big blip then drew on it a perfect shark tail. Same beastie I reckon. Cheers Rob
  10. Jiggy

    Old days

    I've got a box at home with some of Bill Ways metal lures; LU-K in 4 or 8 ounce and maybe some Nat Nats. I need to dig them out as they would still work. I probably have a pile of other old stuff from the eighties in there somewhere too. Cheers Rob
  11. I've had a MotorGuide i5 for the last couple of years and I think it's great, but if I had to buy a new one tomorrow it would be a Minn Kota. Some of the MK models have auto self deploy so you can lower and raise it off the remote control. Very handy when you use it off shore and the boat is pitching around in the swell. I mostly fish offshore but if you fish river and lakes only it may not be such a big deal. Cheers Rob
  12. What Jeff has said makes a lot of sense, bur as you have a green light to buy there is no harm in looking around. There are some very nice boats for sale that are a lot less than 23 years old and in very good condition. You can pick up something that needs no work at all and with well maintained recent build engines. But then you'll have the problem of what do I do with the old boat! Cheers Rob
  13. I saw of the Sydney Harbour RFH facebook page that a marine scientist has admitted that no studies have been done on the proposed lockout areas. It would be too expensive to do these sort of studies. So this basis of the proposed lockouts is because we can or my kids drew a pretty picture on a map. What a joke. Cheers Rob
  14. Could it be for a stringer, I think that's the correct name? A bamboo\glass pole that was used to set live baits at certain depths when using a handline. Cheers Rob
  15. I've read the info and I find it a total joke that recreational angling is an environmental threat greater than global warning, pollution etc. What a load of crap. Anyway survey done! Problem with it though is that some greeny can sit on their machine and fill this out multiple times. Oh that's right they don't do things like that.