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  1. Berleyguts

    Port Stephens- just had to wet a line!

    Great fish, Jeff! Got your mojo back! Can’t wait to get out there myself! I’m on holidays now and close to getting my “tasks” finished around home. But, of course, as always seems to happen, the weather doesn’t look like it wants to play ball! 😡
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    Braid - What are your strategies for spooling your reels?

    I use mono backing and then top shot with braid. Most of my fishing is in shallow water so I don’t need a lot of braid. For gamefishing, I use mono.
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    Broughton isl

    Good stuff, Rick! Persisance pays off! The seas looked sweet today, too. I went down to the weigh station for the Billfish Shootout this afternoon. It was very quiet. A few yellowfin and dollies came in this morning and one marlin was weighed. 218kg - a Blue I think (currently leading for the $12.5k prize). There was another smaller one coming in this evening (maybe a 3rd) but I left at 5:45. I think you did better on the reds!
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    Friday 15th Feb 2019 - Sydney

    Great report! What size and type of boat do you have? I’d like to overnight on my boat, possibly up at Broughton Island but at 4.49m it would be tight, but doable. No cover though!
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    Are the sea temp charts shown in RipCharts clear enough on your phone, or is it only worth it on a PC?
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    varnish for rod repairs ,

    Use thread filler to seal the thread, then use an epoxy rod binding finish. Buy them from a quality tackle store.
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    Ever seen one like this?????

    I went through the entire Grant’s Guide To Fishes and couldn’t find anything close to it.
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    Port Hacking Friday 8/02/19

    Great report and great to to get the kids into ‘em! I bet they had a ball!
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    Wyangala Dam

    Great report. I used to love fishing Wyangala! How low is the water in the dam? The last time I fished it years ago, it was less than 5%.
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    Ever seen one like this?????

    Worth sending the photo to Dr Julian Pepperill.
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    Port hacking

    I used to catch yakkas and slimies just inside South West Arm.
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    Rod Repair

    Is it broken at the tip runner or the first one down from the tip? If the latter, it’s pretty simple... just remove the binding and epoxy finish, sandy lightly and clean, then glue the new tip on. I used to use Araldite but now I just use the glue stick you can buy where you buy your guides and heat it with a cigarette lighter. A cigarette lighter can also be used to heat up the glue on the old tip runner for removal.
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    Rod Repair

    It would probably be better to just replace the tip. Take it into your local tackle store, to buy the right size tip. A bit of heat should loosen the glue and you remove the old tip guide. Then just fit the new tip guide with a hit glue gun. Most table stores will do it for you but it’s eady enough to do yourself.
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    Whats your dream boat

    And of course, a full crew to operate it, plus chefs, a barman and a butler???
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    Has anybody made their own stripteasers for trolling live baits and switch baiting for marlin? If so, how’d you go about it? I was going to buy one but they are around $400! I assume you can buy strips of Mylar and make something up but how would you make the bars etc.? I googled “stripteasers” but you can imagine the sites that came up! 😂