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  1. Hi Jim77, That's an awesome reply I'm fishing with BigKing tomorrow, and your tips are most welcome. I'll take some photos tomorrow and whether we catch anything or not I'll post a full report. Thanks again
  2. I'd love to join you if you don't mind an extra novice on the outing. PM me. James.
  3. Hi Steve, I'm pretty much a novice at the shore fishing myself, but if you'd like a buddy for weekend fishing sessions I'd be more than happy to join you. I'll PM you my contact details. James.
  4. The lady at my local corner shop kept a lure for me because she knows I go fishing. She said for 40-odd papers she only got 8 lures - to be fair most people don't care (I know - weirdos!) so she was just giving them out to people that were interested.
  5. Hi Geoff, I'm between jobs at the moment, although I start a new job next week. So all this week is fair game for me. A bit about me: I'm a 32 year old fisho. I usually fish land-based around Balmain, but get out to Middle Harbour occasionally, and various spots in the main harbour. I have a boat license (but no boat yet). I have all my own gear, and happy to contribute bait & costs. As for preferred locations - I don't really have any. Sydney Harbour is easy for me as it's on my doorstep, but I'm happy to make my way down to Botany or up to Pitt Water should the need arise. I'll DM you my mobile number. Regards, James.
  6. And now it turns out I'm jobless so have plenty of free time on my hands. So any day of the week is good for me right now
  7. Hi there, I realised that I haven't been fishing for absolutely ages, and I'm going to sort that out by going fishing tomorrow. Woo! Problem is, my usual fishing buddy has gone on a bloody road trip with his missus and left me all by myself! How selfish is THAT?! I have found myself in need of a replacement fishing buddy. I usually fish around Balmain and Birchgrove, but I'm happy to travel further east to meet up with someone. Not sure what I plan on chasing - I'm up for anything. High tide is about 10am tomorrow, so ideally I'll have a line in the water by 8:30 or 9:00. Any takers?! Come on, it's gonna be a nice and sunny day and the weather is showing signs of warming up again! Cheers, James
  8. Hi BillyD, I'm a keen fisho (land-based) and would love to get out on the boat with you. I can bring my own gear and donate some bait & plastics & fuel costs. I may even make us some bacon and egg muffins for brekkie I'm free most Saturdays, (and some Sundays) even at short notice. If you're interested, send me a message. James. P.S. Weather looks awesome all this weekend!
  9. Glad you're on the road to a speedy recovery, Donna!
  10. Hi Ritchie, I ended up with a legal bream, a legal tailor and a tons of small stuff. Everything was released. My biggest issue was that I couldn't catch live bait - there were hundreds of yakkas at my feet but I couldn't convince any of them to take my small long shank (tried pillie skin, bread, squid & prawn). They loved the bread whenI berleyed with it - just wouldn't take it from anything sharp and pointy ! I was there for the kings, so I was fairly disappointed that I couldn't get past the first step. It wasn't crowded on the rocks on the north-east side where I was, but I was fairly lucky I think. I'll let you know when I'm next out for a session - usually every Saturday from early til late. James.
  11. Hi All, I'll be fishing at a spot close to the Spit Bridge tomorrow, hoping for some kingies. I plan on being there before 8am to catch some livies, in time for the 9am high tide. I'd love to have some company - if anyone would like to join me that'd be great. Novices or pros, both welcome I'm pretty amateur myself, but like getting out and giving it a go! Oh, I'll be fishing landbased. SMS me if you're interested: 0410634485 Cheers, James.
  12. Simmons Point on Google Maps: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&sou...s+2041&z=16
  13. Hi Harry, I had a quick go in Balmain - tried for Yakkas off Thames Street Wharf in Mort Bay but could't get any, then tried fishing off the far end of Ballast Point for whatever I could raise. I had three outfits out: really light gear with small long shank for yakkas using bread and pillie pieces, a heavyish rod with ganged pillie hanging 1.5m under a float (for hopefully kings or tailor) and another heavyish rod rigged paternoster style with pillie or prawn. All I could raise were small snapper on my lightest gear. I was berleying hard too. Anyway, I've yet to land a kingie (hooked up to a few in the past) and don't have a boat so if you'd like to join me land-based, PM me and we'll sort something out. Cheers, James.
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