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Hi got to thinking I haven't heard many reports about fishing Sydney artificial  reef. Who goes there and what's it like any good for kings, snapper cheers 

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I haven't seen many reports 

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Where is it? When was it put there?

 

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It's about 2km offsouth head has been there over 5 years 

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Thank you for the information.  Is it constructed of concrete blocks ?

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its a good place to catch bait, but it gets hammered- ive pulled kings off it but in general hanging with the crowd for the odd rat king isnt something i do. Its pretty tide dependent for kings and personally i think its in a terrible location-it gets heaps of slop bouncing off the cliffs- must be in some kind of ""resonance"" zone as its always rougher at the arti than right next to the cliffs or a km or so wider. Essentially for me its a bait ground.

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Also thousands of leather jackets 

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Tried yesterday went to coordinate from website couldn't find anything  there I'm using  a usa bought hummingbird helix I sometimes wonder if it needs to be calibrated for aus

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2 hours ago, Fun2fish said:

Tried yesterday went to coordinate from website couldn't find anything  there I'm using  a usa bought hummingbird helix I sometimes wonder if it needs to be calibrated for aus

Is it set on wgs 84 format. Did you try a search around the area ?

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Sorry don't no what that is I'm a dinosaur with electronics

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And it didnt have 10 other boats on it?- Jon is right you need to reset your GPS to the 66 format for most data in Australia, only problem with US bought GPS is that it might be geolocked-which means that you need to find your own marks or do the conversion. The arti stands out like the proverbial on a sounder.

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3 hours ago, Fun2fish said:

Sorry don't no what that is I'm a dinosaur with electronics

I'm a bit like that to but charts have a datum and somewhere in your setup should be a choice of different datum s to suit certain charts or maps ( maps for land ). First I would check to find where in your menu this is and see if it's on wgs84 which is the most commonly used https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Geodetic_System

I find YouTube can be helpful when it comes to tutorials on gps plotters etc.

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Ok so I can find Australian geod.1966 or wgs84 which one? Also unit isn't  showing right time would that mean anything thanks for your help it's a shame to spend all that money for something that I don't no how to use

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Jon I did look around area as Google said 1.8 km from sth head GPS marks took me around 500mtrs off land

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Sorry got mixed up earlier-reset to the WGS84, and go into your settings and reset time. Electronics are great but only if you use them correctly-marks are as follows¬†33¬į50.797' S (Latitude), 151¬į17.988'E (Longitude) (WGS84 datum)

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Ok thanks it was on wgs84 so I need to put back I don't know how to change time will try and Google it would time make a difference?

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Some  usa gps are set on nth and west coords   and can be changed to sth n east  or they wont read correctly

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image.thumb.png.6ee0bfeacde9a17ab0b82af89a229239.pngso would you say that the circled area is the colours reef ??

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Didn't know about that 1 I was looking for artificial reef 99%of my fishing is broken bay pittwater and Tewkesbury river so while I have spots there I still want to sort out sounder

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On 7/1/2020 at 1:03 PM, M1100S said:

image.thumb.png.6ee0bfeacde9a17ab0b82af89a229239.pngso would you say that the circled area is the colours reef ??

yup - thats colours reef

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So do most people who fish there do they anchor up or drift about? 

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