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  1. Fishing for Stewy was always good there. GT Popping in Bali have a look at a 2010 trip https://youtu.be/jqVrzCtSIHk
  2. @big Neil your comment on the moment in time got me thinking of photos I have. I may have posted these before but they have stories. 8th August 2015 swordie and I took off on a Garuda Indonesia flight for a few weeks in Bali. As we were approaching Denpasar the captain announced that a volcano had erupted and the Ngurah Rai Airport was closed. We were now headed towards Java. The plane flew up high over the cloud cover. I quickly scanned to view out the window and saw the ash trail (bottom left pic). Captain was almost about to tell us he was landing to get fuelled up and suddenly announced Bali airport was open! Off we flew back to Bali (see flight path). The remaining pic shows the ash trail again on approach. We landed to a completely empty airport never before seen until pandemic times. Here is swordie with his holder of fishing rods in the arrivals hall. We later found out we were the only flight let in before they closed the airport again! Always travel the national carrier in any country that you can’t get on a Qantas flight
  3. Reflections ….. with an iPhone Kakadu Budapest
  4. https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/affected-area Local government areas of concern nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/affected-area 29 July 2021 Last updated: 29 July 2021 COVID-19 rules and restrictions for local government areas of concern in Sydney: Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta. On this page Summary of restrictions Map: local government areas of concern Stay at home rules Reasonable excuse to leave home Working from home Face masks Visiting the area of concern Visitors to a residence Children and parenting Worship, weddings and funerals Outdoor gatherings Renovations and construction Places that are closed Exempted gatherings Contacts and enquiries Related information Summary of restrictions Stay at home orders apply to the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta. Follow the rules for your area If you are not in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta (the area highlighted on the map) follow the rules for Greater Sydney or regional and rural NSW . More information COVID-19 tests for Sydney workers Rules for when you leave your home Nominated visitor ("singles bubble") Working from home NSW schools: advice for families Travelling by private vehicle (car) Places that are closed Construction activity Financial and other assistance is available. See the COVID-19 Support Package. Map: local government areas of concern Includes the local government areas of concern in Sydney: Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta. Enter an address and calculate a distance of 5km on the map. Click the pin to show or hide the address panel. Stay at home rules If you live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in the local government areas of Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta, stay at home rules apply. You must stay home. Only leave your home if you have a reasonable excuse. If you must leave home, stay within your local area. Do not travel outside your local area if you can avoid it. Limit your physical contact with people you do not live with. See the restrictions for visitors to a residence. You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave your home. If you are not in the local government areas of concern within Sydney, go to the rules for your local area Greater Sydney restrictions Regional and rural NSW If you have left the local government areas of concern Stay at home rules apply if you were in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta on or after Monday 21 June 2021, You must follow the stay at home rules for 14 days from the date you left the area. Reasonable excuse to leave home If you live in the Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta local government areas, a reasonable excuse is if you need to obtain food or other goods and services within 5km of your home (follow the rules for shopping) for the personal needs of the household or for other household purposes (including pets) for vulnerable people only one person per household may leave the home to obtain food or other goods and services each day (you may take a dependent person with you if that person cannot be left at home on their own). leave home to go to work if you cannot reasonably work from home or are an authorised worker leave home for education if it is not possible to do it at home exercise and take outdoor recreation within 5km of your home. go out for medical or caring reasons, including obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination. See the list of other reasonable excuses. Rules for when you leave your home Leaving home to go to work You may only leave your home to go to work if the business is allowed to be open you cannot reasonably work from home your workplace is in the same local government area in which you live. If your workplace is in a different local government area to where you live, you can only leave your home to go to work if you are an authorised worker. Some authorised workers require a COVID-19 test to leave their local government area for work. COVID-19 testing requirements You may need to get a COVID-19 test to leave your home to go to work if you are an authorised worker the business is allowed to be open you cannot reasonably work from home work outside your local government area or work more than more than 50km from the area. Find out about the rules for COVID-19 tests for Sydney workers. Travelling by car You may only travel in a car with other people that you live with, unless it is for an emergency a compassionate reason to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person the car is being used as a taxi or rideshare. You are allowed to share the car with a person you do not live with (carpool) if you are required to use a vehicle for your work (for example, if you are a police officer working in a team of 2 people) travelling with your nominated vistor to exercise outdoors. Shopping Stay within 5km of your home if you can. If you cannot obtain food or goods and services within 5km from your home, you can obtain food or goods and services from within your local government area, or if necessary from the closest place in Greater Sydney. If travelling by a private vehicle (car), do not share a car with other people you do not live with. Only 1 person per household may leave their home each day to shop for food or other goods and services. You may take a dependent person with you if that person cannot be left at home on their own. Go directly to and from the shops to get what you need. Do not spend time looking at other things. Exercise and outdoor recreation Stay within 5km of your home. You cannot exercise or take outdoor recreation more than 5km from your home. If travelling by a private vehicle (car), do not share a car with people you do not live with, except for your nominated visitor. You can exercise with 1 other person that you do not live with or your nominated visitor. If you live with more than 2 other people, you can all go out together for exercise. Proof of address You must carry proof of your address if you have left your home for a reasonable excuse are exercising outdoors or have left your home for recreation, or have a reasonable excuse and are leaving the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta. You must show your proof of address if asked by the NSW Police. Other reasonable excuses It is also considered a reasonable excuse to leave your home if you need to donate blood access childcare continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children attend a funeral or memorial service that complies with the rules for funerals and memorial services provide care or assistance (including personal care) to a vulnerable person or to provide emergency assistance only 1 person may visit a residence to provide care at any one time access social services, employment services, services provided to victims (including as victims of crime), domestic violence services, and mental health services move to a new place of residence, or between your different places of residence undertake legal obligations avoid injury or illness or to escape the risk of harm in case of emergencies for compassionate reasons, including where two people are in a relationship but do not necessarily live together to provide pastoral care if you are a priest, minister of religion or member of a religious order gathering at Parliament for the purpose of its normal operations. Taking a holiday is not a reasonable excuse. Working from home Employers must require an employee to work from home if the employee is reasonably able to do so. Businesses that do not require employees to work from home if they are reasonably able to do so face a fine of up to $10,000 for corporations and $2,000 for individuals. If you cannot work from home and you go to your workplace that is allowed to be open, you must wear a face mask (unless an exemption applies). If you go to your workplace, follow the rules for wearing a face mask. Face masks When you leave home, you must carry a face mask with you at all times. You must wear a face mask when you are outside in a public place (such as on a street or at a park) in all indoor areas of non-residential premises at certain outdoor gatherings if you are on public transport in a major recreation facility such as a stadium if you are working in a hospitality venue in indoor and outdoor areas of construction sites, except when an exemption applies such as when wearing a face mask creates a safety issue or there is a worksite emergency when working in an outdoor area. Face masks must be worn at indoor or outdoor areas of a fresh food market including: Sydney Markets at Flemington Markets Sydney Fish Markets. Common indoor areas in residential buildings You must wear a fitted face mask when you are in an indoor area of common property in a residential building that is strata titled community titled or company titled. You do not need to wear a mask inside your own apartment. Common areas where you must wear a mask include a shared foyer or lobby of an apartment block lifts, stairwells and corridors shared laundry facilities. Masks must be worn by anyone entering including residents and visitors building managers, concierge staff and cleaners people providing goods and services including tradespeople and contractors people delivering food, mail and parcels. Learn more about face mask rules. Visiting the area of concern If you live outside of Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour, and Wollongong local government areas), you must not enter the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta without a reasonable excuse. Find out more about reasonable excuses for visiting Greater Sydney travelling to Greater Sydney for the COVID-19 vaccination. If you live inside Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour, and Wollongong local government areas), you can enter the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta if you have a reasonable excuse. Related information Travel to and from NSW Interstate travellers Common questions: Travel and holidays Visitors to a residence Generally, visiting another person is not a reasonable excuse to leave your home. You must not allow a person to visit your home, except if it is for permitted work for childcare to give effect to arrangements between parents and children under 18 or their siblings to assist a person to move places of residence to avoid an injury or serious risk of harm because of an emergency to view or inspect property to lease or purchase it. Socialising isn’t a reasonable excuse to have visitors or leave home unless you live on your own. If you do live on your own (without any adults in the same home), your nominated visitor can visit you. Nominated visitor If you live alone – which means there are no other adults who live in the same home – you can have a nominated visitor. A nominated visitor is one person you can socialise with at your place of residence who can only be one person can visit you on more than one occasion is not a nominated visitor for another person lives in or is staying within 5km of your home. Caring and compassionate visits You are allowed to visit a home – and have a person visit your home – for caring and compassionate reasons including providing care to vulnerable people visiting a person you are in a relationship with but do not live with. Only one person may visit a place of residence at any one time to fulfil carers’ responsibilities provide care or assistance to vulnerable people and/or for compassionate reasons. You may bring a dependent child with you, if they need supervision and childcare arrangements are not reasonably available. When visiting, you may be asked to provide information to NSW Police about your visit. Temporary or holiday accommodation If you are staying in temporary accommodation in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta – including in short-term or holiday accommodation – you may stay at your accommodation until your booking expires. When your booking expires, you may leave your accommodation to return to your place of residence or other accommodation. While you are staying in your temporary or holiday accommodation, you must continue to comply with the stay at home rules. Real estate auctions and open inspections The following activities must not take place in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta. Auctions that people attend in person. Open inspections of properties, although inspections may be conducted by private appointment for one person only. You must follow the stay at home rules if you are a real estate agent or a prospective purchaser and you live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta. If you are a real estate agent or a prospective purchaser and you do not live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, the NSW rules apply. Children and parenting Under the stay at home rules, it is a reasonable excuse to leave your home to drop off or pick up children from early childhood education and care services, regardless of where your childcare service is located. Find out about the COVID-19 safety measures at NSW schools. Department of Education: advice for families Early childhood education and care services Related information Common questions about children and parenting. Worship, weddings and funerals Places of worship A place of worship must not be open to members of the public. Services may be livestreamed from a church, meeting house, mosque, synagogue, temple or other place of worship that is not open to members of the public. You can attend the premises if you are directly involved in the service or the operation of the equipment for the livestream event. Find out about the rules that apply to singing in a place of public worship during a livestreamed event. Weddings You cannot enter the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta to hold or attend a wedding leave your place of residence to attend a wedding if you live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour. Funerals and memorial services Number of people A maximum of 10 people can attend a funeral or memorial service or gathering afterwards in Greater Sydney. The 10 person maximum also applies to an outdoor funeral, memorial service or gathering afterwards. A funeral cannot occur at a place of residence. In addition to the 10 people attending the service there may also be a person conducting the service other people who are necessary for the preparation and conduct of the service. Who can attend Attending a funeral or memorial service is a reasonable excuse to leave home and to enter the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta. People from the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta can only leave their place of residence to attend a funeral, memorial service or gathering afterwards outside of Greater Sydney if they are a spouse (including de facto), parent, child or sibling of the deceased. Outdoor gatherings If you are in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta you must not participate in an outdoor public gathering of more than 2 people, unless you are: working at a premises that is permitted to be open if you cannot work from home attending a university or other tertiary education facility if you cannot study from home providing care or assistance to vulnerable persons gathering with other people in your household providing emergency assistance to a person fulfilling a legal obligation moving home or moving your business to a new premises gathering for a funeral or memorial service that complies with the rules for funerals and memorial services. Community sport You can take part in exercising or outdoor recreational activities that comply with the gathering rules (no more than 2 people outdoors) are not held at premises required to be closed. No community sport (training or matches) is allowed in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta. See the advice on sport and recreation. Renovations and construction Renovations, repairs, maintenance, and cleaning Renovations must stop in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta until further notice. If you live in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta, restrictions apply to repairs, maintenance, and cleaning services that can be provided in your home until further notice. You do not need an exemption or confirmation from the NSW Government to carry out work that is permitted. Financial and other assistance is available. See the COVID-19 Support Package. Construction activity Until further notice, work at construction sites in the Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta local government areas is not to be carried out unless the work is urgently required to ensure the safety or security of the construction site to deal with environmental risks to maintain and ensure the integrity of critical plant, equipment or assets, including partially completed works, that would otherwise deteriorate to receive deliveries of supplies that would otherwise deteriorate to maintain public utilities to ensure the safe operation of existing transport infrastructure by or on behalf of NSW Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic because of an emergency. You do not need an exemption or confirmation from the NSW Government to carry out work that falls within one of these exceptions and is permitted. If you live in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool or Parramatta, you cannot leave the local government area you live in to work at a construction site. Financial and other assistance is available. See the COVID-19 Support Package. Places that are closed Closure of retail businesses Most retail premises in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta are closed to the public. Financial and other assistance is available. See the COVID-19 Support Package. Businesses providing essential products and services that can be open include supermarkets grocery stores including butchers, bakeries, fruit and vegetable, seafood other food or drink retailers that predominantly sell or display food or drinks kiosks and other small food and drink premises petrol stations banks and financial institutions hardware, building supplies landscaping material supplies agricultural and rural supplies shops that, in the normal course of business, operate as or sell and display pet supplies newsagents office supplies chemists providing health, medical, maternity and baby supplies or liquor stores post offices garden centres and plant nurseries vehicle hire premises, not including the premises at which vehicles are sold; shops that predominantly carry out repairs of mobile phones laundromats and drycleaners. ‘Click and collect’ and home delivery Businesses may continue to operate if they provide goods and services to customers that are ordered by phone or internet delivered to customers collected by customers. A 'click and collect' service can also be used by customers to return or exchange goods by prior arrangement either by phone or internet. Businesses may continue to operate if they provide goods and services to customers and follow the requirements for wearing of face masks check-in requirements (for example, using QR codes). Places closed to the public The following places in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta are directed to be closed to the public. Retail premises, except for limited exceptions. Construction sites, unless the work is urgently required. Pubs and registered clubs except for selling food or beverages for people to consume off-site and providing accommodation, including allowing food and drinks to be consumed in a person’s room. Food and drink premises, except for selling food or beverages for people to consume off-site selling food to be consumed in a person’s room if in a hotel or motel if the premises are part of a shopping centre, selling food or beverages for people to consume outside of the shopping centre holding a funeral or memorial service that complies with the rules for funerals and memorial services. Entertainment facilities, such as theatres, cinemas, music halls, concert halls and dance halls. Amusement centres, such as places to play billiards, pool, pinball machines or video games. Micro-breweries or small distilleries holding a drink on-premises authorisation under the Liquor Act 2007 or cellar door premises, except for selling food or beverages for people to consume off the premises. Indoor recreation facilities such as squash courts, indoor swimming pools, gyms, table tennis centres, health studios, bowling alleys and ice rinks. Places of public worship, except for the purposes of conducting a funeral service or memorial service that complies with the rules for funerals and memorial services. Hairdressers, spas, nail salons, beauty salons, waxing salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlours, massage parlours. Auction houses Betting agencies and gaming lounges Markets, except for food markets Caravan parks and camping grounds, except for permanent residents or other people who have no other place of permanent residence, and their visitors people who were staying there on Friday 25 June 2021 and have not extended their booking local workers and overnight travellers. Sex on premises services Sex services premises Strip clubs Public swimming pools (except natural swimming pools, which may open) National Trust properties and Historic Houses Trust of NSW properties (other than retail shops) Nightclubs Casinos, except for selling food or beverages for people to consume off-site and providing accommodation, including allowing food and drinks to be consumed in a person’s room. Exemptions Your premises may stay open if it is used to provide a service to vulnerable people (such as a food bank or homeless shelter) an early education and care facility used for a funeral or memorial service that complies with the rules for funerals and memorial services. If your premises is permitted to stay open under the public health order, you must follow the rules in place including the square metres rules face masks rules mandatory check-in (for example, using QR codes) 'click and collect' and home delivery. Exempted gatherings Exemption from the one person per 4 square metres rule All premises in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta that are not closed must comply with the one person per 4 square metres rule, except for the following exempted gatherings. Gathering at an airport Transportation including vehicles, truck stops, stations, platforms and stops but not including vehicles being used as a party bus Hospitals or other medical or health service facilities Emergency services Prisons, correctional facilities, youth justice centres or other places of custody Disability or aged care facilities Courts or tribunals Supermarkets, food markets or groceries Shopping centres Retail stores Farms, mines, commercial fishing operations and commercial vessels (excluding vessels providing tours or hosting functions) Schools, universities, other educational institutions and childcare facilities Hotel, motel or other accommodation facilities Outdoor thoroughfares Services to assist vulnerable members of the public Early education and care facilities Places that are allowed to be open must follow the relevant rules including the wearing of face masks having a COVID-19 safety plan and mandatory electronic check-in (QR codes). Contacts and enquiries Call Service NSW 24 hours, 7 days a week on 13 77 88 Call the national coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080 (24/7) Get guidance for your business with the Business Concierge service Report public health order offences to Crime Stoppers Call the Coronavirus Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787 Stay safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Check in when you go out. Get vaccinated when you are eligible. Get tested if you have the mildest of symptoms and even if you have been vaccinated. Wear a face mask when required. Related information COVID-19 testing clinics Latest COVID-19 news and updates 2021 COVID-19 Support Package Find the facts about COVID-19 About the vaccine rollout Courts, tribunals and jury service Public health orders: Temporary movement and gathering restrictions COVID-19 rules in NSW What you can do in NSW Greater Sydney restrictions Local government areas of concern COVID-19 tests for Sydney workers Authorised workers Common questions about the rules Renovations, repairs, maintenance, and cleaning Travel to and from NSW Interstate travellers Face mask rules Check in when you go out First time QR code users Service NSW app Troubleshooting check-in Self-isolation rules Physical distancing Public transport Square metres rules Legislation and penalties
  5. I went to Sydney 2000 and we watched Cathy Freeman get a gold medal. The swim team was magnificent too. Tokyo has been the best Olympics yet. I reckon it has been a breath of fresh air amid news about pandemic and tragedy. The extra year and the fact that no audience and families are there to cheer to competitors on has not worried them at all. I have loved the swimming and other events so far. Like you @kingie chaser I am proud to be an Aussie!! Bring on the rest By the way one of the Deckee Ambassadors is over at the games doing the Sailing commentating. Nic Douglass is on Instagram and facebook https://www.facebook.com/sailorgirlHQ http://www.nicdouglass.org/?fbclid=IwAR1iIhAGM-G4MdkRyYs27AKA-K_gHyc8UqiehW1JxtvLUzrRS4uHimCephA Follow her and check out all the Sailing goss
  6. Everybody is hurting with this pandemic and the outbreaks and lockdowns. Each one of us has a story to tell. I hope that all raiders are coping with the challenges to everyday life as best they can. This is a very dangerous virus. This is serious right now in Sydney. Most people will be watching the daily 11am presser to hear what the Premier, Health Minister, Police Commissioner and healthcare experts have to tell us. More than ever we need to STAY AT HOME…GET TESTED…GET VACCINATED Please go to the government websites to look up the public health orders and all the information. Take the info from these sites and not from rumour or hearsay or someone else’s incorrect interpretation. Sadly people are trying to find loopholes to deliberately get around public health orders. Stay safe raiders.
  7. Thanks for posting that Zoran. It is very thought provoking indeed. Loved his summing up "truth over lies, tolerance over prejudice, empathy over indifference and experts over ignoramuses might just save democracy and free speech" Thanks @zmk1962 for giving our site and community a big thumbs up. Stewy and I always wanted it to be a pleasant and safe place for all to come to. It seems that has been achieved over the years with the help of moderators, sponsors, supporters and members. Look for lots more new members after this interview by yours truly I posted this morning in Deckee News
  8. If you have a passion for fishing and boating, then you have probably already heard of the online community forum Fishraider. Since Deckee acquired Fishraider in January 2020, the site has seen a huge increase in membership and guest users posting for the first time who are keen to get involved. Fishraider has over 30,000 members and is the go-to site for anything related to fishing and boating in Australia. Fishraider community manager Donna Barton has been at the helm of the forum since 2004, and her journey started when she sought to share her fishing experiences with like-minded anglers. Deckee chats with Donna about the passionate group of fishos on Fishraider, her own love of fishing and how the Deckee app has become an ideal resource for the boating community. How did you first discover your passion for fishing? I started really getting into fishing when I met my husband, and he knew everything about equipment and lures. I started out fishing with soft plastics. A lot of fishermen say they struggle to catch anything with them, but I'm pretty good at being able to catch different types of fish. I started catching fish, and I posted one of the very first fish I had caught on a fishing forum. I got no response. I knew from there that it was a bit of a boys club. I remember thinking to myself, ‘I really have to get stuck in here to represent all the women out there who love to fish’. That is how I found Fishraider. Why is Fishraider so popular amongst anglers in Australia? I joined Fishraider very early on, It was a very welcoming community. When the original owner had to move on, I decided to take over running the site. That was in 2004, and I have been managing the forums ever since. We have managed to work it up into a really great space for fishing enthusiasts. Over the years Fishraider has hosted a lot of educational sessions, and has helped members obtain boat licenses and enrol in Radio Operators Certification. Fishraider has a wide range of discussion boards, articles, forecasts and guides for water lovers to access and contribute to. A number of Deckee ambassadors are active on the forums providing invaluable tips and advice from their local areas. What is the best part of being out on the water? What is the best part of being out on the water? Variety is the spice of life. I really enjoy exploring different places and trying to find new species to catch. We have a caravan now, so we travel up to the Gulf of Carpentaria and into the Northern Territory to fish in some of the most remote places in the country. It is quite exciting. The goal is to always catch lots of fish. Being able to catch a new species I haven't caught before, snap a picture then release it back into the water is an excellent way to spend a day on the water. I like to write up a report for Fishraider right there on the boat. What advice can you give to first-time boaters? A great way to start out is to join the Fishraider forums and download the Deckee app on your phone. Education is key. Providing people with the resources to educate themselves on fishing is important. Deckee does a great job of making information readily available in a convenient way. When you first buy a boat, it is important to have some knowledge on how to operate and look after it. What are some common mistakes first-time boaters encounter regarding safety? The most common mistake I see first-time boaters make is how to launch a boat off the ramp. That is important to know how to do properly, not just for your safety but also for those around you. Another important thing to remember is to check that all your safety equipment is in working order before you plan to head out on the water. I see things like this happen all the time because the owner or skipper is inexperienced. How can fishos reduce their risk of incident? When it comes to fishing, people need to take extra care when fishing off rocks. Wearing a lifejacket increases your chances of survival if you are washed off a big wave, but some fishermen still don’t feel the need to wear them. Being prepared before you go out fishing goes a long way to ensuring you have a successful day. Experienced fishos will spend half a day re-rigging lines and checking knots, making sure all the equipment needed is on board. Safety webinars are a great way to inform fishos on what they can do to reduce the risk of incidents out on the water. Fishraider covers a range of topics including how to set off flares in an emergency, how to use an EPIRB and information on changes to fishing restrictions and laws. Join fishraider.com.au, Australia's #1 community of fishing enthusiasts, to see the latest fishing reports from anglers and stay updated with fishing news.
  9. Posted on NSW HEALTH SITE 29/07/2021 CASE LOCATIONS LIST AND MAP https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/nsw-covid-19-case-locations ALL COVID-19 INFORMATION https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19 Certainty for the community as restrictions adjusted and vaccines ramped up nsw.gov.au/media-releases/certainty-for-community-as-restrictions-adjusted-and-vaccines-ramped-up Published: 28 Jul 2021 Released by: The Premier, Minister for Health and Medical Research, Deputy Premier, Treasurer Given low vaccination rates, the current stay at home orders will remain in place for another four weeks (until Saturday, 28 August at 12.01am) across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. This extra time will allow NSW residents to significantly increase the uptake of vaccines in areas most affected by the current outbreak and across the state. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said higher vaccination rates and following the health orders are the only way to guarantee the further easing of restrictions. “Though the Pfizer supply is insufficient there is plenty of AstraZeneca, and updated federal health advice recommends anyone aged 18 and over in Greater Sydney should access the jab,” Ms Berejiklian said. “If you are unvaccinated, please organise a jab as soon as you possibly can, especially if you live in an LGA of concern.” Other restriction changes are as follows: From midnight tonight (28 July): In line with exercise rules, Greater Sydney residents including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour must limit their shopping to within their Local Government Area (LGA) or, if outside their LGA, within 10km from home, unless the item is not available locally. Given localised case numbers, the Parramatta, Campbelltown and Georges River LGAs will join the five existing LGAs of concern which are subject to an Authorised Workers Order. Only authorised workers in these eight LGAs may leave their LGA for work. The five previously announced LGAs of concern are Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown and Cumberland. From 12.01am, Saturday, 31 July: Construction in non-occupied settings outside of the LGAs of concern (with no residents on-site) will re-open as planned, subject to a one person per 4sqm rule. These low-risk construction sites must have COVID safe plans in place, compliance will be strictly enforced. Construction cannot resume in the eight LGAs of concern, nor will construction workers be allowed to leave these areas. Trades people, including cleaners who are able to work with zero contact with residents will also be allowed to resume (no more than two people inside and five outside). If contactless arrangements are not possible, work cannot go ahead. This work will not be allowed in the eight LGAs of concern, nor will workers be allowed to leave these areas. A singles bubble will also be introduced, allowing people who live alone to nominate one designated family member or friend to visit for companionship. Restrictions will apply for people in the LGAs of concern. Changes to surveillance testing (enforceable from Saturday, 31 July): All authorised workers from Canterbury-Bankstown LGA must get tested once every three days in order to leave their LGA for work. People who live in the Fairfield and Cumberland LGAs but work outside these areas as health or aged care workers (including support services for health or aged care, such as cleaners, cooks and security providers) must be tested once every three days in order to be allowed to go to work outside their LGA. These surveillance testing requirements will be enforceable from Saturday, 31 July. However, relevant workers will have from today to get their first test. Year 12 students are also set to return to face-to-face learning on Monday, 16 August, with the Government finalising plans for the resumption of in-class study under strict COVID protocols. The NSW Government is also working with industry and the Department of Education to introduce Rapid Antigen Testing to mitigate against outbreaks in workplaces and schools. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said restrictions in regional NSW will remain unchanged. “The lockdown in Greater Sydney and every measure and precaution we implement is not only for the residents of Sydney but to protect regional NSW and to prevent the virus reaching our regional communities,” Mr Barilaro said. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to provide additional support for those hardest hit during this pandemic. “Working with our federal counterparts we are providing extra support to ensure the businesses and people who have been hit hardest by this pandemic get the financial assistance they need to get through this crisis and back on the path to recovery,” Mr Perrottet said. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said though the stay-at-home restrictions are difficult for the community this is a critical time if we are to suppress the outbreak. “The vast majority of the community has been absolutely fantastic to date and have followed the public health advice. Though we are easing some restrictions today we need people to redouble their efforts as we continue to battle the Delta variant in the coming weeks,” Mr Hazzard said. “We need people to stay at home unless absolutely necessary to leave and the best reason for most people to leave home right now is to get vaccinated. In doing so, you are taking a vital step to protect yourself, your loved ones and the community.” For the latest information visit COVID-19.
  10. The whole world is judging anti vaxxers @Squiddly Unvaccinated people will end up living in a world full of restrictions. Restricted travel options, limited job choices or job opportunities. Theatres, concerts will not allow the unvaccinated. Australia already will not give childcare fee assistance payments to parents of unvaccinated children. Not many people want unvaccinated staff looking after their elderly loved ones or their children. The key message we all need to heed right now is to get vaccinated asap. A vaccinated global population is a whole lot safer than those that are not vaccinated. Thanks for the comments raiders. I am closing this thread now. There are plenty of social media online places to discuss vaccination views. Let’s keep Fishraider for fishing.
  11. Nice to see you posting again @Jew Stalker
  12. Covid-19 public health orders apply to everyone! Officials may even be looking at even our fishing reports here. Administration is bound by law to make any information available to law enforcement agencies on request. Please make sure if you do make a fishing report that you start by mentioning that you are complying with the 10 km LGA limit. I know raiders always do the right thing and we need to keep ourselves in check. Fishing freely will be great and let's hope we can see tons of posts from us all in Fishing Reports
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