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I always take a spare bait rod as I have lost a few over the years when Cod have dragged them overboard. Freshwater regulations only allow for 2 rigged rods per person, so any extra I have unrigged till needed. bn

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I guess it depends on the trip, and how many people, for summer trolling, 6 game rods, maybe 2 spin rods for spinning and bait catching, Snapper fishing, usually 2 per person, Bream fishing, 1 per person.

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Typical trip to shelf 15 rods

2 deep drop rods

5 trolling rods

4 spinning rods - reef jig, flatties drift

2 sabiki live bait rods

+ whatever my guest crew brings. 

BARRYCUDA becomes a porcupine. 
 

cheers Zoran 

 

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depends on where Im going and what Im chasing.

If its bream/flathead, tailor , one flick lure rod, 2 x 10 lb mono line rods, 1 x 30lb braid rod (big baits)

If its kingfish/ bronze whaler sharks (eventually will catch kingfish :D ) , hand line for live bait , 1 x 50lb braid rod, 1 x 30 lb braid rod , one flick lure squid jigs rod ( yet to catch squid), 1 x 10 lb mono line for smaller stuff (If I get bored)

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Sometimes as little as 5 if leaving after dark for jew including 1 squid  and 1 bait rod, but otherwise I try to restrict myself to 9.  If fishing a comp and covering a number of line classes this has blown out to 11.  I know I should seek help.  Ron 

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Dave, look left under the gunwales (4 there) 2 squid rods on the right and several telescopic (spare rods) and a 9# fly rod.

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2 hours ago, Pickles said:

Dave, look left under the gunwales (4 there) 2 squid rods on the right and several telescopic (spare rods) and a 9# fly rod.

Plus one between your teeth and one in each hand !  😂

you can never have enough. 

hehehe. 
 

cheers Z

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Amen to that Zoran - you’ll have time to dream about setup and rod holders in the new vessel - bet you can’t wait.

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3 hours ago, Pickles said:

Dave, look left under the gunwales (4 there) 2 squid rods on the right and several telescopic (spare rods) and a 9# fly rod.

bugger....you got me then :D

 

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slightly part of the topic, a while back i was at Bayview ramp, bottom of pittwater, and on the other side of the pontoon was a bass fishing boat, it has two rods and reels showing. Im guessing those TWO rods and reels alone, were worth more than my boat and car combined!

 

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Although I have many outfits, I try and keep the rods on the boat down to a minimum, if just fishing the bay in the tinnie I might just have 4 rods, 2 for me and 2 for a mate. If fishing off shore than I might have 3 rods per person on board. If I go away for a couple of days fishing Bass etc I may have 4 rods in the locker and 2 assembled ready to fish.

I like a nice clear boat deck with as little objects as possible.

Don't troll for game fish these days so rods are kept to a minimum.

Frank

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Frank, couldn’t agree more about an uncluttered deck (my rods are in rocket launchers overhead or between grab rail & screen- or my hand fishing).

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Don't you blokes have any hand lines - and I don't mean bait lines?

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30 minutes ago, Yowie said:

Don't you blokes have any hand lines - and I don't mean bait lines?

I use a hand line for bait fish catching

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2 minimum - 4 maximum 

The rods will be generally a combination of the following:

One or two 5-8kg thread line outfits for bait fishing in broken bay .

one  2-4 kg threadline ( soft tip )outfit for light bait fishing and doubles as lure chucker in a pinch.

one 1.5-3kg or 2-4 kg spin outfit ( Hyper with 2500 reel ) if I’m definitely going to flick some lures around .

I can add a Snyder mag bream and 5 inch Alvey to this if I’m fishing for bream or Whiting with nippers and it can be used for luderick if needed but if I’m out targeting them I will take my centrepin outfit I use for luderick .

There is always a small handline in my bag for catching bait !

I minimised the gear I take out  so everything I need is within  arms reach and ready to use so once I’m in the boat the only thing I need to leave my seat for is to drop the lekkie or  Anchor ( very rarely use one ) .

Dave, 

That Bass boat more than likely had a rod locker in the front deck so there could be another 10k worth of gear in there :1yikes:

 

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I can fit 8 in the rod holders mounted on my side console. (The rod holders are those alloy ones most guys put on their bull bars for beach fishing). Because I can fit 8, I usually fill it, plus 1 or 2 more rods and a couple of hand lines in the port side rod locker.

I can carry less out of gamefishing season and I will usually leave the 15 and sometimes the 10kg outfit out and just carry the 6kg outfit, just in case. Then I’ll carry 2 spin sticks for snapper plastics fishing; 2 for bottom bashing; a bait jig rod (just bought a new Sabiki rod); and a light or ultra light spin stick for flicking small metals at bonito and salmon, or if I duck back inside to spin for flathead or bream. I like having duplicates to save time re-rigging if I bust off or get a bad tangle when fishing solo (which is most of the time). 🤷‍♂️ If I’ve got the wife and/or son on board, the rods are shared

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Yep to handlines Yowie:

4 x 6lb mono and 4lb leader for Yakkas.  
2 x12lb with 12lb leader and

2X30lb, one with 50lb leader and the other with 30lb.

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22 hours ago, Pickles said:

Amen to that Zoran - you’ll have time to dream about setup and rod holders in the new vessel - bet you can’t wait.

@zmk1962  I must of missed that post!

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14 hours ago, Welster said:

@zmk1962  I must of missed that post!

Hahaha ... nothing concrete to report on at the moment mate ... just dreams that Maria and I are setting into motion. 

Cheers Zoran

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My rocket launcher holds 6 so if I am out on my own I generally fill it with a variety of bait catching, bottom bashing, soft plastics and trolling gear. Can never have too many 🙂  

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