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  1. MainframeJames

    Micro rods?

    Hi Raiders, I've been looking around and came across a Zebco Dock Demon. Further investigation shows that there are a few of these tiny/micro rods floating around. In a similar vein, there are "pen" rods that are telescopic and exceedingly small. One of the obvious aspects of something like this is the portability, which got me thinking about being able to take one bushwalking, or even in my backpack "just in case" you know? Another interesting and seemingly counter-intuitive aspect is that some of them seem nigh-indestructible. I have broken a telescoping rod fighting a shark before, so the idea of an unbreakable rod that is still tiny and super portable is very intriguing to me. The downside is that on a tiny rod, even a very big fish doesn't feel that big, so I wonder if it would be worth the trade-off? Anyone have experience with these?
  2. Greeny2251

    Bali fishing trip

    Hay first post guys, got a lot of useful tips on here, was wondering if anybody had experience with fishing in Bali I.e charter or going out with locals what can I expect for prices for a full day or even 2/3 days including accom and that?? was thinking of either going July or Christmas time if anyone has been on a charter or just fishing in general there I'd love to here a fishing report for it with as much info as possible most prices I see are Australian prices wouldn't mind finding something cheaper preferably wanna do live bait fishing or fishing of he bottom for big edible fish, but am open to other kinds of fishing to.. Also I'll probably go with myself do I need to find other ppl to go with and that?
  3. lachie1325

    Daiwa Caldia B

    Has anyone had any experience using the daiwa Caldia B 2000. Been looking at getting one for a while now and just wondering if anyone has one and has anything to say about them and wether they're worth getting or not
  4. Colin1980

    Desperately need a Fishing Spot

    Hi Raiders. First time posting so forgive if it's amateur. Been fishing the Hawkesbury, Pittwater and Roseville Bridge to Mosman but still no luck. Plenty of bites but all little critters! Does anyone know of a spot I can go where I can catch a size big enough for the barbie? I have a boat but no fancy equipment such at GPS or sounder, just my trusty old boat and rods! I would really appreciate any advice on decent fishing spots Northern Beaches, NSW side but happy to travel a little further for the day. Leaving tomorrow morning with two mates, would be awesome to head to a decent spot. Thanks Raiders
  5. Walker568

    Fishing in Shellharbour

    I am starting to fish again around the Shellharbour region. I was wondering if anyone knew any good spots for larger fish and what sort of tackle I would need ( lures/bait ). I am willing to anywhere in the Shellharbour region. So if anyone has any ideas on where to go and what to bring that would be highly appreciated.
  6. Hi, i need some help. Bait is quite expensive these days and sometimes it is too hard to pump for yabbies. So I was wondering if anyone knew a selection of lures that are good for catching flatheads to bonito ( really anything big enough for eating or that is fun to catch ). if someone that could just give me like their top ten lure selections that would help immensely.
  7. lachie1325

    Surf Shark fishing gear

    Just wondering what rod and line I should get for shark fishing from the surf I already have a reel (penn spinfisher ssm 950) I'm thinking about getting some form of 65lb multicoloured braid and I'm wanting a rod around the 10-12ft mark. It will mostly be used for bronze whalers and gummies but there is also the chance of mulloway
  8. Hi Raiders I have a 20 foot half cabin full setup all gear- just looking for someone to come out weekends- I go out to the banks, JB, Kiama fad - 70s - to the canyons plus have several in close snapper spots Had good season so far this year released 8 marlin and caught 3 dollies that went 20 kg on light 3kg spin (hour plus fights). Maybe get out once a week or so sometimes I go solo sometimes two on board share fuel costs (max $50) and help me clean up the boat afterwards If you have seamanship skills that's good, angling skills that's good, but most important - good sense of humour and have fun ! I generally don't go too early and don't stay out all day either (not a troll plastics all day type boat) look for versatility and what's biting. If anyone is interested in some sport fishing mayhem send a message and I'll get back to you
  9. lochiebruce7

    fishing rose bay, new south wales

    hi all, i just moved to rose bay and i'm a keen fisherman. last Saturday i walked from my house to the ferry wharf and started to flick zman grubs, chasing bream and flathead. i spent a few hours there as the sun went down, i had a few bites but nothing landed. later an older man and his wife walked up beside me and started to fish. they had live yabbies and were pulling in fish after fish. i just wanted to ask you guys where i can either buy or pump yabbies around rose bay. im only on my L plates so i cant drive around the city very often. also where are some good spots around rose bay that have worked for you? im relatively new to fishing and i am excited to see what i can catch. any information will go along way. thanks guys.
  10. GetTheNet

    40k Budget offshore

    Hey guys, I'm a long time reader and first time poster. ive been looking for. a boat now for over 10 weeks and I can't seem to find anything that fits my description. my requests are for the boat to be able to go offshore, handle nasty weather, fish, have a cabin to sleep, stable, between 19-22ft and under my budget of 40k. PLEASE help me find a boat. If you have any recommendations for me please let me know. Also I don't mind if the boat is used or new. Also has to be fibreglass. Thanks
  11. Hi guys, I caught a whole heap of these fish off the rocks at long reef on the weekend and because I wasn't sure what they were, I ended up throwing them back in. Do any of you guys know what it is? Is it a rockfish of some sort? If so, do they have venomous spines? and are they edible? Cheers
  12. Skeeny

    New To Forum

    Morning/Afternoon Fellow Fishers, Just wondering if i can get some Pointers, Tips, Fishing Buddy? I have just got my 2nd boat 17" with 115hp engine ready to start doing so offshore fishing. I used a 16" to trawl around North and South headland but looking now to go more offshore. ( I have all safety equipment) I have done a lot around Nelsons Bay and the islands off nelsons bay but have never been out to FADS, TEXAS, Shelf before! I am looking for another boat or exp offshore fisherman to head out with me just so i have the safety of another boat for the first time heading so far offshore. I am located in Western Sydney and use Drummond boat ramp but am willing to travel to suit. If anyone interested or have any extra pointers feel free to reply. Thanks & happy fishing. Jason
  13. KingieRun

    KAYAK Fishing

    Hi all, Just a quickie, I am quite new to the forums and have been willing to seek some knowledge from others. I was wondering whereabouts would be a great spot to start kayak fishing. I have currently got a couple of Yaks but yet to catch fish in any. I have been out a few times in Middle Harbour and Pittwater but I was unable to catch anything not even a single bite! I have a Garmin fishfinder but I am struggling to see anything. Could I please have any tips / recommendations on where to fish and how to fish the area. - Cheers, Kingierun
  14. Hey Raiders!!! Mate and I are planning to hire a tinnie from Como and looking at maybe boating down and around Woronora system and Georges. As I am normally a non-boater angler, I was hoping to reach some more secluded spots or boat-only access areas which hold a good day of fishing. Just wondering if anybody has had any experiences or know of any consistencies in these systems who would be willing to share/point me in the right direction, and any advice on what type of gear/bait I should use. Ill most likely be armed with 2 roads, Raider with 2500 sienna, and Shimano Sahara with a 3000 reel, both with under 10lb line. Happy Fishing ktan3235
  15. Hello fishraiders, I just got back from fishing at the entrance, caught around 20 bream however all undersize (all released back to the water). I saw these guys fishing on the wharf and they have a different set up, they had floaters and caught a lot of legal size fish. I was wondering what is this set up? so its a float tied to a swivel then to a line, finally a hook? If so how far do you cast it? I saw the floater near the wharf. My set up is mainline with a size 3 bead sinker to a swivel and then a line tied to a hook with some prawn as bait. I've always catch legal size fish and I'm really fed up . I've always see other people catching legal size fish and I've always seen tailors jumping out of the water taunting me . Please give me some guidance and set up. Thank you. Howe.
  16. Sunday morning broken bay run. Meet at Blackwall boatramp @ 0530 return around 0900. I have a Quintrex Escape 4.5. I am heading out in the bay Sunday morning, looking for a plus one to come for a run. I am keeping an eye out on the weather. I know a few spots out in the bay. If you have a handheld GPS you are welcome to bring it to mark my spots. Pick up Flattys bottom bouncing at 60 foot. Maybe have a bit of a troll around Lion island to pick up bonito/tailor. I have fishing gear but if you wish to bring your own that is fine. Seeking someone willing to share expenses. Remember to slip, slop slap. Sun safe is smart. Should be fun. Weather should not change to much in the morning. I am expecting 5 - 10 knot southerly possibly overcast. Should be a good morning just after the full moon. Do not be hungover and spew up all morning. No tire kickers. PM for details. JA
  17. Hi, Fish Raiders I'm a newbie when it comes to fishing. I've only got one legal size fish in my whole life and i need some advice. I wanted to ask if you can use any type of cheese mixed with Chicken, other than parmesan. Is Brie cheese okay to use mixed with some garlic? Thanks Howe.
  18. bezz711

    Gummy shark

    Hi raiders! Decided to hit my favorite reef recently and it started off slow then decided to send a big flesh bait out this way the pickers would take some time to demolish Well it paid off! Rod went ballistic at first I was thinking snapper probably my biggest by far but soon as it can to the boat I noticed it was a shark! A gummy shark Good fun!
  19. G'day. I was wondering if anyone have been recently fishing at Wally Wharf at night 8:30pm onwards to the early morning 1am, any productive squids at Wally Wharf recenty?. Planning to go soon. Is yamashita size 2.5 good for squidding?. Thanks.
  20. Hello Fellow Raiders, My friend and I are looking to do a solid day on SP's, only problem is, we have not had much experience on them, seldomly hooking one up for a shot in the dark when our baited rigs are not providing results. Our success rates extends to maybe a 15cm snapper or bream (if we're lucky). We plan on going out on either Monday (weather permitting) and/or Friday in this coming week and trying out a new rig using only SP's. We were just wondering if anybody know of any solid land-based spots in the Sydney area (we live near the Botany/Port Hacking Region but willing to do a small drive further out) which have solid hits with SP's specifically targeting bream and flatty's. Also since we are relatively amateur with SP's, does anybody have any tips on specific jigging techniques, rigs, or what sort of SP's to use for flatty's or breams given weather and lighting conditions etc. Any insight would be appreciated. Happy Fishing Raiders
  21. Hi Fishraiders. I was wondering if there is any places to fish by public transport not to far in sydney. Ive fished at hawkesbury river station and bobbin head and had no luck in catching a legal size fish. I was wondering if there is other places that i can catch fish by public transport. P.S i live in western sydney. Species of fish: bream, flathead. Thanks
  22. I was just wondering are these grubs good for fishing, I fish in river mostly. such as hawkesbury, Narrabeen lake. Is this good with 7g size 2 hook jig heads??. Thanks.
  23. Spent some time in forster and whilst there hired a kayak, the wife and I enjoyed kayaking and I am now thinking of getting a kayak to enjoy, and also to fish from for some fun. I'm definitely entering at the budget end and as a first timer don't want to spend heaps on a kayak and find I really didn't enjoy it as much as I thought. I can't see that happening though :-) Plan is to fish Tuggerah lakes area, lake Macquarie and Brisbane water. Being a novice that is not keen on meeting god too soon I plan to stay close to the shoreline and fish wharfs and moored boats etc for bream, flathead etc. Once I get my Arnie Kayak arms I can head further in to trouble. Question time: Would a kayak like one of these suit this purpose, with ability down the track to head further in to lake Macquarie etc and get in to some of the locations not reachable shore based. And now for general Kayaking questions. Should I be tethering myself to my kayak so if I ditch, the kayak will not get too far away, obviously a PFD would be used. I weigh 90kg, 6'1", very dark brown hair and blue eyes, though the last two probably don't matter much for kayaking I imagine.
  24. Howe

    Mud Crab land base NSW?

    Hey fellow raiders. I'm a noob at mud crabbing i would like to get some tips and where to go land base mud crabbing. Also what pots should i use and where do i get them from?. Is bobbin head or apple tree bay good for dropping crab pots land based?. Thanks Regards. Howe.
  25. Hey everyone, I'm heading up to Port Macquarie this weekend and Coffs Harbour the next with a few mates. Never been to or fished these areas so I was just wondering if anybody on the forum could provide us with some tips in regards to landbased (beach, rock, breakwall, estuary) locations for fish as well as some good locations for squid, and tips on what bait to use in the recommended spots. Mainly after tailor, kingfish, jewfish, salmon, bonito, bream, flathead. And anything else that would put up a good fight Cheers, Daniel