mrsswordfisherman

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  1. Good idea @jeffb5.8 @nbdshroom @James Clain @Ojay Samson
  2. We used to have some great fishraider hairtail socials. It was legendary and always reported by journalist David Lockwood in his fishing column. I had never heard of these mythical creatures either. Have a look in the Socials section here on fishraider for pics and stories. Good write up again @wazatherfisherman thanks.
  3. Great addition to the discussion Jim @fragmeister Your wife will have taught you all the best infection control hygiene practices and you nurse daughter will also comply During my years as a nurse I wrote Infection Control policy, was an Infection Control Officer for large facilities and was involved in several large scale outbreaks or norovirus and other direct contact diseases. I also did immunisation clinics. One of my other "hats" was in Nurse Education. I used to teach clinicians about infection control practices. Hand washing was a big part of that. In hospitals we have social hand washing and surgical hand washing. We change our gloves after every procedure ie: if we do a dressing on your leg and a dressing on your arm we will take gloves off and wash hands then reglove with a new pair of gloves. Nurses and hospital staff go through an awful lot of gloves, masks, goggles, hand sanitiser etc in normal conditions not to mention now. A very good example of some of the things you touch. Add to that your keys, your touch phone screen, your wheel and controls for driving, the visit to the tackle shop or getting bait, cleaning your gear. Then you child comes up to you for a big hug ....... and you give him/her your phone to play with ...... Here is a video made a few years ago by The Alfred on hand hygiene for staff training
  4. POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK BAYSIDE COUNCIL PAGE 6/4/2020 Bayside Council is feeling sad at Lady Robinson Beach, Brighton. 14 hrs · Sydney, NSW · Our beaches and public car parks along the foreshore, from Kyeemagh down to Dolls Point/Sans Souci will be closed from Tuesday 7 April 2020 🏖❌ Sadly, if people aren’t prepared to protect themselves and our community then steps must be taken to do it for them. The closure is a Public Health Order and fines do apply. The NSW Police Force can issue $1000 fines to all individuals not complying with the order 👮‍♀️👮‍♂️ Remember ☝️ ... if you must go out, you must stay 1.5 metres away from other people at all times 👤↔️👤 and you must not gather in groups of more than 2 people 👥 Let's stop the spread 🦠❌ and stay apart to stay safe!
  5. POSTED ON FACEBOOK BAYSIDE COUNCIL PAGE 6/4/2020 Bayside Council is feeling sad at Lady Robinson Beach, Brighton. 14 hrs · Sydney, NSW · Our beaches and public car parks along the foreshore, from Kyeemagh down to Dolls Point/Sans Souci will be closed from Tuesday 7 April 2020 🏖❌ Sadly, if people aren’t prepared to protect themselves and our community then steps must be taken to do it for them. The closure is a Public Health Order and fines do apply. The NSW Police Force can issue $1000 fines to all individuals not complying with the order 👮‍♀️👮‍♂️ Remember ☝️ ... if you must go out, you must stay 1.5 metres away from other people at all times 👤↔️👤 and you must not gather in groups of more than 2 people 👥 Let's stop the spread 🦠❌ and stay apart to stay safe!
  6. A great website for looking after our mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic https://covid19.thiswayup.org.au
  7. For those interested in stats always look at Australian Government website Here is the link to download an infographic that is produces each day at 3pm https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers and a screenshot of what it looks like - better to go to the link as this is not clear Description: As at 3pm on 5 April 2020, a total of 5,687 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 34 deaths. Over the past week, there has been an average of 246 new cases reported each day. Of the newly reported cases, the majority have been from New South Wales, followed by Victoria and Queensland. Cases of COVID-19 were reported across all ages: The median age of all cases is 47 years (range: 0 to 100 years) The median age of deaths is 78 years (range: 61 to 94 years) Cases have been reported in aged care services. Cases have also been reported in home care settings. Two of the Queensland residential care cases were residents in a retirement village co-located with a residential facility. There is a relatively equal ratio of male-to-female cases across most age groups. The higher proportion of females in the 20 to 29 age group is under investigation, as is the higher proportion of males in the 40 to 49 age group. The national rate of increase of new cases over the last 24 hours was 4%. This has declined from 10% reported this time last week. However, it is too soon to tell whether this trend will be sustained. Of cases with a reported place of acquisition over 60% have recent international travel history, including over 1,000 cases associated with cruise ships. It is likely the proportion of imported cases will reduce over the coming weeks as a result of the border restrictions imposed. The proportion of cases under investigation in each state and territory has continued to decline, indicating that public health actions — including case identification and contact tracing — is improving. To date, over 297,000 tests have been conducted nationally. Of those tests conducted around 2% have been positive.
  8. RAIDERS CAN I ASK THAT WE DO NOT DISCUSS STATS HERE If you need to then please provide the link to the current stats from the Australian Government website. I will post the link into the main COVID-19 information post in Site News and Info. There is a blue banner across the top of every page and you can click that to go directly to that post. If there is any raider that has access to Adobe Acrobat conversion pdf to other formats please message me.
  9. Raiders here is one way you can help. This survey has been going for many years and is voluntary. https://info.flutracking.net/
  10. Here is a link to COVID-19 cases by local areas NSW 8pm 4/4/2020 https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/covid-19-lga.aspx
  11. Jeff thanks for your story and concerns. Swordie and I were on a fishing trip towing a caravan with tinny on top of car we had planned for over a year. We got up to Lake Somerset in QLD as COVID-19 started taking hold. We felt ok during the week but as Friday approached hundreds of campers and caravanners arrived for the weekend. Large groups of people congregated at the grassy areas at the ramp. We suddenly felt very unsafe and happy that we were self sufficient with ensuite. The amenities blocks were unclean with all the traffic. As an RN I saw the signs. We packed up and left. Anyone who knows Stewy would know how disappointed he is to not be fishing. He is also immunosuppressed and we are both over 60. @Scratchie let’s hope Tyran gets to be at that birth and that you guys get a hold of that little one ASAP. My eldest daughter is 20 weeks pregnant with the 1st grandchild too. She and hubby live in the UK. We couldn’t celebrate and give them hugs with the announcement. I have return flights booked for Aug/Sept to be with her for the birth and after but that may not happen. My other daughter is a registered nurse at a major Sydney hospital oncology unit. She is looking after the cancer patients undergoing chemo. She came to visit a few days ago and sat up the end of our outdoor area and had a coffee. It was the first time I was unable to hug my child. Life has changed for all of us. Stay at home message needs to be heeded by us all. As global citizens we have a responsibility to work together to get through this. #stayathometillitsover
  12. Raiders please be patient. Posts are under approval before becoming visible. Thanks
  13. Judging by pics that people have been throwing up onto social media I suspect the fishing/boating privileges may be retracted. Many people boating and kayaking and congregating at ramps and on beaches. I think they were watching behaviour this weekend knowing next week is Easter (ugh)
  14. ahhhhh @Jocler is now the front runner in record time of 93 secs
  15. Raiders this room was opened in 2006! It might be fun to start playing some trivia while we wait to be fishing and boating once again http://my.funtrivia.com/tournament/MRSSWORDFISHERMANS-TRIVIA-CHALLENGE-48356.html Join up with a name - make it your raider name so we know who you are mrsswordfisherman
  16. While waiting for answers read this from one of our members. It’s a general post about glasses (not specifically night ones) @nutsaboutfishing have you got any answers
  17. That is great feedback - lots to read here @Joeyd
  18. https://www.fishraider.com.au/search/?q=ARTICLE -&updated_after=any&sortby=relevancy&search_and_or=or&search_in=titles
  19. @Joeyd have a look at our search engine - there are many, many posts and articles on catching kings and squidding in syd harbour. Perhaps a raider can help me with some links here? (very busy right now)
  20. Hi Raiders My mods and I have discussed the need for ensuring members have their say about COVID19. This post is the place to do that. This post will stay open unless it becomes inflammatory or not in the spirit of our fishraider community. It is very obvious by reading what is happening on social media channels that the fishing community is very divided in their views. It is the “stay at home” versus “I need to go fishing for my mental health and to feed my family” debate. Each state has different rules on fishing and boating that are changing daily in some cases. Please be mindful of that when posting any fishing reports. We have Site Rules here please re-read them particularly this first one 1. No abusive or threatening posts or private messages including posts/messages that reference abusive or threatening actions/behaviours. Personal attack or inciting arguments will not be tolerated. Finally thanks for behaving in a civil manner. Be kind to each other in whatever situation you are in right now. We are all in the same boat. mrsswordfisherman aka Donna (Fishraider Community Manager)
  21. I am aware of the need for everyone to be able to have a say. I will be opening a post so people can discuss. Please wait for that post. mrsswordie