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    Where are all you big gamers?

    Fished out of Broken Bay on Monday the 3rd. Went to FAD. Dead as a doornail (to be expected - to early). Headed wide and just over the shelf had nice water with bait. 1130 hours had a good run (50 meters) on one of my divers only for leader to fail (suspected crimp failure) Continued on 5NM NNE and between 1230 - 1400 hours had 2 strikes on the long corner (seen one strike) and another visual strike on the shotgun. Had elec issues and lost GPS so headed home 14330 hours.
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    Marina fuel price

    The marina I use (Fenwicks) at Brooklyn is consistently $1.89 for diesel.
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    Members Boats.

    Been a member on here for a while now. Recently took the plunge into a bigger boat and picked up this Sailfish with Twin 140hp Volvo deisels. Call sign Chicka. Boat is moored in Brooklyn. Fish wide off Broken Bay and down to Browns. If you see me out feel free to say g'day.
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    Broken Bay WIDE

    MerryFisher, That yellowfin was off Port Stephens. Apparently a couple around that area but to far to take the boat up for the day. Hopefully the water may continue to push south
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    Broken Bay WIDE

    Broken Bay Wide refers to the shelf. Turned around 10 miles out on Saturday as seas were 4 meters, boat overturned at Brisbane waters and it was horrendous. Went out again on the Sunday and ran about 45 miles out for zeroes. That was the Sunday the bite was south of Browns. Water looked ok and had some life in it but no luck. Ran out Sunday just gone to same area, had a nice temp break with bait but zeroes again. Looking at the SST their seems to be some ok water in between Broken Bay and Browns. I would be heading there. Unfortunately I am working or I would be burning fuel again on Saturday. Will probably give it another couple of weeks until this moon phase shifts. Good luck and let me know how you go.
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    Sydney BlueFin

    Well done Nipper. I am heading out tomorrow from Broken Bay. Will go wide from their and tossing up whether to go south or North. Cooler water looks well wide at the moment so fingers crossed.
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    Broken Bay WIDE

    All, Considering that a good sized Blue fin was landed well east of Broken Bay widea couple of days ago, and looking at and studying the forecast for Saturday I think it is well worth a shot to go for a run. Good temp break, smack bang in the middle of some eddys etc etc. This is more a call out to see if anyone else will be heading wide. Call Sign Chicka on VHF 16 and 21.
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    New fishing Boat

    Phil, Another one to consider is Trailcraft Profish. I had a 540 with 115 4st Yammie. Great boat and should not be discounted in your research. At the time of purchase I also looked at the Tabs Territory Pro. Ultimately it came down to $$ and I choose the Trailcraft. Very stable boat. Only sold it as i was getting into game fishing and it wasn't suitable. Cheers
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    Markham Dominator

    All, Does anyone have any first hand experiences with the larger Markham Dominator catamarans? Specifically the 7000 and 8100 models? Just after some info on how they ride, towing weight and anything else that you wish to disclose from your ownership or ride in one. If you could refrain from dragging up all the old rollinator stories it would be appreciated.... With thanks, Ben
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    Look to buy a 5 meter open boat..

    Daniel, I had a Trailcraft 540 Profish several years ago. Good solid boat. Side console. Equivalent to the Top Ender. Only sold it as I was getting into game fishing and the thing would bang around when running wide. Was fantastic fishing inside and within the harbour. Ben
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    2 Barrels for Reef Magic today - pics attached

    Damo, Great fish mate. I'll be out tomorrow. Just broke it to the boss. Se of browns? Ben
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    Tuna lotto

    Hopefully shortly, I am about to book my 4 weeks annual leave in again for the end of June as I did last year. My diary states that I was on the Bluefin on the 21st July last year so fingers crossed they and the yellows are a little earlier this year. Ben
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    Sat 13/6/2015 - how did everyone go?

    I was out on Saturday, on Browns around 9am. 4 drifts for 3 blue eye - more than enough for a feed so ran home at about 10:30. - did not hear any reports and knew the fin were to far out so didn't bother sticking around for a troll. A slow trip back in to Sydney though. The swell although small was short and sharp. Peter, I run 60lb break away - around 4 meters. I find the trick is to watch the depth and ensure you do not have to much line out. IE north of the mountain we start at 430 meters and it comes upto ~380m. So we make adjustments to the amount of line out while we are drifting. Helps minimise snags.I run 80lb mainline so I do not get to much of a belly in the line. Ben
  14. All, Late notice, however with tomorrows forecast is would be to good to pass up. Looking at leaving Western Sydney @ 6 and launching at Ryde @ 6:30am, returning approx 3-4pm (home in time for the footy) I have the boat and gear but require a decky. (just need to bring your lunch, drinks and snacks) Looking at a run to Browns for a drop and then troll. Please PM me or let me know here if interested and I will provide my mobile number. PS I am a smoker Ben
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    I will be out tomorrow to have a look at what is around. Quick drop at browns then between it and heatons also. Call sign Trophy Pro Ben