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  1. About $550 USD I think: https://fishing.asian-portal.shop/blog/recommend-shimano-electric-reel/
  2. @Poels7zWell, OK, then... 😂 There was a period where, for a long time, I was finding it hard to get out fishing for various reasons. If it wasn’t some type of family drama, health issue or other commitment, there’d be a never ending list of chores to do before my trouble and strife would be happy with me going fishing. I occasionally (OK maybe on too many occasions) lamented this fact when congratulating Scratchie on his fishing reports. So, it became a running joke... although I have promised to try to refrain from mentioning the C word ever again! Consequently, I haven’t been commenting as m
  3. Lol. Those chores never finish... it’s like painting the Harbour Bridge! 😂 I actually got out last week. Not really feeling the love though... barely turned a scale. 🤷‍♂️
  4. I’m still waiting for Scratchie to come fishing with me so I can get mine! 😂😂
  5. Seabees is a good, ANSA affiliated, club. I think my mate, Foxy (Mark), is still president. Tell him The Miner sent you. 😂
  6. What time are you leaving the ramp these days, Jeff? I think I’ve gotta get better at navigating in the dark and I think I spend too much time trying for livies! 😂😂 Planned to head out tomorrow but I’ve stuffed my back. 🤬
  7. Good to see, Jeff! I’m always keeping an eye out for your reports here or on FB or Instagram and showing them to my wife. I’ve been focusing on my music lately (when not doing chores 😂 and battling health issues 🤷‍♂️), with an actual paid gig a couple of weeks ago 😎 and my boat’s been collecting dust. I nearly fell over last night when my wife said, “You haven’t been fishing for a while,” and I replied, “Yeah, I’ve probably forgotten what to do!” 😂 And she said, “Why don’t you ask that Scratchie guy to go out with you?” 🤩 Things are looking up and I’ve got a window this week! 😂😂
  8. May 14-16. https://tbft.net.au Interesting... about that time (maybe the week after, hopefully?), Little Beach boat ramp will be closed for refurbishment for a few months. The “short cut” road to Soldiers Point ramp, Foreshore Drive at Corlette has subsided and will be closed indefinitely and the road between Tomaree Headland and the Shoal Bay ramp is apparently closed due to current weather events. I imagine major works may be required there, too. Wait and see, I guess. 🤷‍♂️
  9. Karuah or Hawkes Nest bridges... the fish will all congregate under them so they don’t get wet from the rain! 😂😂😂
  10. Thanks. I change them every 6 months.
  11. That road will be closed for several weeks, I think, so I’ll have to go the long way around. No short cuts! 😂Incidentally, that road and causeway were not installed by council apparently. The road never joined up until landowners on either side built the small causeway and put a rough road over it. So I’m told anyway. Good idea re the bottled water. We have a plumbed fridge with ice maker and water dispenser. Would the filter handle that brown water do you reckon? I assume the ice cubes I currently have in my whiskey were made earlier in the day...? 🤷‍♂️
  12. Yes, we’re certainly getting hammered! (As is most of the coast...). The good news is it looks like I’ve finally fixed my leaky roof after 4 insurance claims in 4 years! 😎 I still need to install 2 or 3 more down pipes, though, as the gutters can’t cope and I’ve had a little bit of water getting into the eaves and down a wall. It looks like there are small trees growing in the middle of the road to work now. It will take 3 times longer to get to work on Saturday, I’m sure. Stay safe, everyone! PS. Some homes had no water. We had brown water... so I switched to bottled brown wate
  13. You can usually grab a little plastic crab measuring tool at tackle shops. Very easy to use to measure across the carapace. I read something the other day about the minimum size for blue swimmers increasing by 0.5cm soon, from April 1 I think.
  14. This is effectively what I do. Not because of eyesight... just for convenience. I’m struggling to tie knots at the moment due to a painful blood blister on my left thumb. Even opening and closing a snap is tricky... but I’m getting there! 😂
  15. Another great report, Jeff! You do put in the effort! 😎 I was hoping to head out tomorrow but it looks like it’ll be blowing 17-20 knots from the NE.... and that’s the end of my holidays! 🤷‍♂️
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