mrsswordfisherman

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  1. Love the scientific evidence based work here This could be your thesis - you might be awarded a FR PhD Fascinating!
  2. Too true @dmck you show great raider spirit there
  3. Lifejackets save lives! Learn how to service yours for free this weekend at Ermington and Kymeeagh Boaters are encouraged to attend one of the free lifejacket clinics being held across NSW, as part of the successful NSW Government ‘Wear a Lifejacket’ program. The clinics will be held at Ermington Boat Ramp, Wharf Road, Ermington on Saturday 7 December from 9am – 12pm and Lyeemagh Boat Ramp, Mutch Road Kyeemagh on Sunday 8 December from 9am – 12pm. NSW Maritime Executive Director Mark Hutchings said the clinics include demonstrations of easy-to-do lifejacket pre-wear checks and servicing of inflatable lifejackets “Learning how to do these simple lifejacket checks and servicing could save your life, and ensure you have a fun day out on the water and get home to your family safely,” Mr Hutchings said. “We know that lifejackets save lives but they can only do so when they are maintained correctly and in good working order.” “Inflatable lifejackets are easy to wear, comfortable and affordable, but they require extra care and attention to ensure they will inflate in an emergency. “Boaters who come along to the clinics will be eligible to receive free lifejacket parts kits or a $15 voucher which can be used towards the purchase of a new lifejacket or parts at participating marine retailers. “Boaters will also be able to hand in their expired flares at some of the clinics to make sure all of their safety equipment is in tip-top shape. “NSW has some of the best waterways in the country and we want people to enjoy their time on the water, but we want to make sure people do so safely.” To register to attend a free clinic, please visit: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/safety-rules/lifejacket-clinics.html For more information on lifejacket wear and servicing, visit: maritimemanagement.transport.nsw.gov.au. Expired flare collections will also start this month and continue across NSW until 13 January 2020. For details about local collection points and dates visit: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/safety-rules/safety-equipment/flare-disposal.html
  4. Welcome to fishraider @Malik_Syd Make sure you spend time reading posts and engaging. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the community on this thread below Cheers mrsswordfisherman (Community Manager)
  5. There seems to be lots of new members joining and making a first post here. I have changed the permissions on the posting and members will need to have made at least 5 posts to make a post here. You can introduce yourself to our community on the thread below to start with Businesses/charter operators/guides may NOT post here looking to attract customers. Please re-read our Site Rules. mrsswordie (Community Manager)
  6. Please be mindful of the "PLEASE NOTE" from the site Admin Team Learners MUST be over 18. Minors are not allowed to be "adopted"unless accompanied by a parent or an adult known to them such as a family friend. We have many young folk joining our community all the time. Guide them by helping them to gather tips via links to our many helpful posts. mrsswordie (Community Manager)
  7. Amazing!! Fishraider members always have the answers 👏👏👏👏
  8. Wonderful Susan and I love your stylish painted nails 😃👏 Great report thanks BN
  9. Lifejackets save lives! Learn how to service yours for free this weekend at Blacksmiths and Gosford Boaters are encouraged to attend one of the free lifejacket clinics being held across NSW, as part of the successful NSW Government ‘Wear a Lifejacket’ program. The clinics will be held at Blacksmiths Boat Ramp, Unglala Road, Blacksmiths on Friday 29 November between 12pm – 4pm and Gosford Boat Ramp, Dane Drive, Gosford on Saturday 30 November between 10am – 2pm. NSW Maritime Executive Director Mark Hutchings said the clinics include demonstrations of easy-to-do lifejacket pre-wear checks and servicing of inflatable lifejackets “Learning how to do these simple lifejacket checks and servicing could save your life, and ensure you have a fun day out on the water and get home to your family safely,” Mr Hutchings said. “We know that lifejackets save lives but they can only do so when they are maintained correctly and in good working order.” “Inflatable lifejackets are easy to wear, comfortable and affordable, but they require extra care and attention to ensure they will inflate in an emergency. “Boaters who come along to the clinics will be eligible to receive free lifejacket parts kits or a $15 voucher which can be used towards the purchase of a new lifejacket or parts at participating marine retailers. “Boaters will also be able to hand in their expired flares at some of the clinics to make sure all of their safety equipment is in tip-top shape. “NSW has some of the best waterways in the country and we want people to enjoy their time on the water, but we want to make sure people do so safely.” To register to attend a free clinic, please visit: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/safety-rules/lifejacket-clinics.html For more information on lifejacket wear and servicing, visit: maritimemanagement.transport.nsw.gov.au. Expired flare collections will also start this month and continue across NSW until 13 January 2020. For details about local collection points and dates visit: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/safety-rules/safety-equipment/flare-disposal.html
  10. The @TAZ and anyone else interested- look in our Links area for the knots link. https://www.animatedknots.com/fishing-knots
  11. Please help JACK87 by sending him details on personal message
  12. Here is Roberta’s post on Blackfishing tips for those interested. She loves to fish for Luderick. This post is one of the most looked at on fishraider.
  13. Great vid again Pete! Love your academic approach Dr Pete - “why did it let go” I bet you are keeping stats 👏
  14. Keep your eyes open for a new option soon
  15. Great place for fishing is Exmouth. Swordfisherman used to go out with Eddy on charters and always had a ball. Bit jealous of the sailfish, we went from Broome a few months ago and no luck. We were a little too early. Thanks for a great report
  16. What a shame so much effort put in by people to organise These shocking fires have been a real problem for many people not to mention our flora and fauna. Thanks for letting us know Laurie
  17. @Admis welcome to the forum It is usual etiquette to ease your way into a forum before asking direct questions of the members. It is quite different to Facebook where people join pages and post questions. First thing to do is use our search engine to research. Add an introduction to yourself at this thread below so we can get to know you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact my mods or myself. Cheers and look forward to your contributions/fishing reports. We are a great bunch here Donna (Community Manager)
  18. Hope everyone managed to get through last night. My people in Old Bar are OK but it is veryyyyy smoky and unpleasant. My Mum was a proud Australian and wrote many poems about our land. Here is one that is very relevant to the current events. MATESHIP’S WAY Back as far as history tells, mateship’s been our way Through fire and flood and cyclone, brave Australians saved the day Wherever, in this great south land, disaster raised its head An army of the people came where ‘ere the crisis led They came a hundred years ago from factory, mine and shop As men and women come today - to fight until they drop! They walked, and came on horseback, they came with ox and dray And mateship was the reason - no thought of thanks, or pay Today our gallant volunteers can stand with heads held high Beside those ghosts of yesteryear who came to do - or die But times have changed - we shake our heads as we hear the news each day How misery and hate abound, and violence holds sway And then - God lifts his mighty hand and shakes us to the core He makes us prove ourselves again, and our best comes to the fore As those heroes fight the bushfire’s blaze - that furnace straight from hell Australians know within their heart, mateship’s live and well! Author: Fay Barton
  19. Use this thread to send best wishes or post pics. Stay safe all raiders and families and friends during this time.
  20. Oh Jim I remember that shop so well. I used to go in there and get little jars of vegemite, peanut butter, bread and marg for toast when I lived in. Maybe you even served me! Small world.
  21. A very big thanks to any of our fishraiders who have been out fighting fires over the last few weeks. The pictures and videos shown on TV and social media depict the ferocity and relentlessness of the fires. Absolutely frightening vision. I have been listening to the Emergency channels Mid North Coast and am blown away by the comms management. Professional and so well managed. We have family members in Old Bar, Taree, Tuncurry and Forster. The work of the firies saved swordies sister’s house today at Old Bar/Wallabi Point. Thanks and take a well earned rest fellas and gals.
  22. Thank you isn’t enough @scottyboy A damn fine job much appreciated. RFS blokes saved our family member’s home in Old Bar/Wallabi Point today.