Joe Devereux

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About Joe Devereux

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    Northern Territory
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  • Fishing Types
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing

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  • Mackerel
  • Flathead
  • Saratoga
  • Mangrove Jack
  • Barramundi


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  1. Boat Cover

    After many one size fits none.... brands I got a custom one made and haven't had an issue since. It cost a bit but was worth the money the primary reason is dust and the other reason it keeps thieves out of your boat in car parks etc
  2. Keep Australia Fishing

    Please don't bring politics into such a good forum......... Everyone has their views and a lot are contrasting and some good friendships can be lost over politics. I have my views and won't express them here, and those that do consider the views of others and respect them its the opinion that they have, and its their entitalment .....................thats my rant
  3. I use a penn senator (not a good reel for casting) for floating baits for Mackerel and I use mother nature i.e. I blow a ballon up and let the wind blow it out It takes a while but It works.
  4. northern territory Nt Gas Rig

    thanks for the tip ........ we found using heavy plastics was working well too ...........I have herd rumours it could be on the move............ I'm hoping its closer the 50k can be torture sometimes.
  5. northern territory Nt Gas Rig

    Yeah................. not my trailer mates boat trailer blew a tyre............... mud guard was destroyed no big deal but you can't have smooth sailing the whole time and it always makes for a good story, and everyone needed to water the horse if you know what I mean mean
  6. northern territory Nt Gas Rig

    Hi fellow fishers The past couple weeks have been magic fishing weather and tides so we have been hitting it pretty hard up here. A friend of mine told me about a gas rig about 50 k off the coast of darwin That holds monster mackerel and huge jewies so the BOM was set to favourites and checked regularly with baited breath and then everything lined up perfectly accommodation was booked and the weather gods were kind even on a long weekend (that never happens) so off we went and a sleepless night was had in darwin due to the excitement. The early morning start was a 4am one and there was not a breath of air, the water was like glass and gave us an awesome sun rise put us at the rig at around 6 am there was tuna busting up everywhere and that gave us some entertainment for a couple of hours. We were soon drawn to the rig for some flicking of plastics and hardbodies only to be busted off by big runs and line rubbing on the pylons, I can tie a fg knot pretty fast now as by the end of the trip I reckon I tied about a million of em the surface action was pretty good holding a stupid amount of long tom witch by the end of the day became very effective strip bait. dropping them straight down to a depth of about 45m and within about 10 seconds big fish were just inhaling them and they were in charge wherever they wanted to go they went we never saw much colour but we suspect they may have been big cod or sharks all in all it was a good week end The weekend before that we travel to woolianna on the daly didn't do as well as what we would have liked mainly small stuff and BIG crocs Cheers
  7. Getting to know your outboard motor(s)

    I agree but you will be kicking yourself when you need those tools to get yourself going should you breakdown from something that was just plain bad luck. I once got some fuel that was contaminated with water from the servo and my 6mth old suzuki just stopped apparently the don't like water. But with a few tools I was able to determine that I needed a tow. I usually pack a shifter in a couple of sizes, a pair of pliers, vice grips, a spare prop nut and split pin, fuses, screw drivers, tie wire, and glow sticks I have never broke down from poor maintenance practices, so packing a basic tool kit should get any one out of trouble provided that their motor is maintained. and anything that is broken is fixed before the next trip. And ALWAYS tell someone where you are going so if things go pear shaped someone knows where to start looking
  8. Yellow Waters Barra (girl Power) My Reputation

    Well its good news for the boys....................... but it wasn't looking good at the start. We left Katherine early Saturday morning with some mixed opinions on the time "the bloody sun isn't even up" we made a comfort break at the Mary river roadhouse and the old guy behind the counter was very cranky and it felt like we were putting him out I won't be stopping there again. Once we arrived at the caravan parkas Cooing at around 9 the manager made us wait till 10 to set up camp. So this meant it was time to do some research and the most common lures and colours were small green plastics. So when 10 o'clock rolled around we set up tents and caravans etc, and sorted out the kids and then it was lunch, when that was all sorted the boat finally got wet, and being the gentlemen that we are we let the girls have a go first, and it did not look good for the boys, the girls were catching Rat after Rat and Dropped some good ones, but nothing of any real size. at a guess they caught around 40 Barra, I was asked to take them home after a very close encounter with 2 crocs, the first one we managed to idle over the top of when we were trolling, and he made himself known to us he would have been around 3.5 m long, the other was sitting on the surface and just made a b line towards us it was not a very convenient time to get weed around the prop, all in all fun was had by all. So we returned to the caravan park and got ready for my wife birthday dinner and some beers. Waking Sunday morning the Dads were on mothers day duty and we quickly whipped up a "Gourmet" breakfast, packed up camp and put the boat in for a morning session and the barra had gone off the bite and our reputation was hanging by a thread, and I had almost conceded defeat, and then it was like a feeding frenzy we got around the same as the girls with Rat Barra after Rat Barra and then just before we decided to call it a day we got a few Saratoga Off to the roper this weekend chasing Barra
  9. Canopy Ideas Update With Pics Curtins On

    have you considered putting a Airel mount and maybe an option for out riggers in the future, take into account the length of it you would want it functional and be able to get out of the sun. I have seen what i would call a "retractable extension" on some boats up here in the Territory easy to put away (retracted) when there is lures flying everywhere and extended when the cancer causing fireball in the sky is hot and you're turning red, very popular with the fair skinned redheads up here. have you taken into account the options of clears. This might sound a bit weird but if you get it built out of 25mm or any other standard size tubing you can use standard canopy fittings for mounts etc these can be usefull
  10. So I have finally caved into some girls at work who have been begging for a trip so Yellow Waters (Kakadu) here we come (I have my fingers crossed my reputation is on the line) its estrogen, V's testosterone. Wish me luck
  11. Trim Tabs

    I have had theses hydrofoils and reckon they are the bees knees, I was a bit apprehensive about drilling holes in my motor for the bolts but they do work and now you can buy an adaptor that eliminates drilling the holes. They get you out of the hole quicker, trimming is easier, and they reduce cavitation on a turn. I hope this helps
  12. Trim Tabs

    I had them on a 6.5m mako craft and felt that they were useless in a bit of a chop, on reasonably calm days they served a purpose, however if you cannot distribute you weight in a 5m boat you have bigger issues, I would try this first its cheaper. Trim tabs do not allow you to go any quicker, more so a smoother ride is achieved, In my mako craft it tended to travel nose up, the trim tabs no matter how much I played around with them The bow would just not come down until I moved some weight towards the front in this case it was about 30l of water and a spare anchor maybe you could try this before spending any money
  13. Minn Kota Or Motor Guide

    Minkota are supported by BLA and there are a few of those around but you're right if the technology is not embraced and supported both will die a slow death and be a fishing legend just like the one that got away. How ever there is not much to choose from with electric motors
  14. Minn Kota Or Motor Guide

    I currently own a Minn Kota i pilot and I love it, my old man owns a motor guide and he loves his so Im pretty sure that you can't go wrong no matter what way you go. One thing I have noticed that the motor guide spot lock feature is a little more finely tuned than the Minn kota. Im not sure if motor guide has a quick release feature but I find mine very handy, I can remove mine and not worry too much about storing it in the sun and securing it is not a worry. Have you considered how you are going to mount it and battery location? I guess you would be looking at one around 80lbs for a boat that size which means a 24volt system which means weight. I stuck with a 55lb on my 5.3 sea jay and It holds ok in a breeze of about 10knots with no current, so it good for creeks and is ok for blue water but could do with more on occasions Keep in mind voltage drop over long distances etc you don't want to drill holes in unnecessary spots etc hope this helps
  15. Chasing Barra On The Daly

    well this is embarrassing !!!! We woke for an early start to drive from Katherine to Daly river region around 3 hours checked in and then launched the boat and proceeded down stream. After I got the kids and wife going and removed several snags and retied leader. I finally got to have a flick with some soft plastics but with no luck the kids got a few rat Barra, nothing really worth taking a photo of. that took up most of the morning and afternoon. That night I got talking to a couple of guys from victoria and they told me a few spots that they did ok at. The next morning we packed the boat up and off we went. we were trolling along the edge of some snags when we were nearly run over by some inbicile doing light speed traveling in the same direction as us he turned pretty sharp about 10m away from us scared the S#!t out me and my family. So we wound up our lines and found some creeks to have a few flicks in however only got rats. While flicking soft plastics in one creek we had a list from a couple of snakes they didn't come aboard it would have made things interesting if they did, we did share the river with a few crocs properly saw around 50. towards the end of the day my daughter dropped a 85cm+ barra at a snag she was already had the odds against her she was flicking lures with a broken arm and could not fight fish very well to start with. Over the whole weekend I got zero fish but enjoyed watching my family catch the small stuff they had a ball I guess thats why we endure the knot tying and removing snags etc, I did learn to tie my knots pretty quickly and I got pretty good at getting the odd lure back. More pics soon my battery died on my camera and won't recharge