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  1. Hi i am sort of new to game fishing but wanted to know what the best way to rig a skirted lure would be I brought 2 new tld 25's and have 15kg mono and then leader attached. I just don't know what the best way would be to attach the skirted lure, I also want the ease to change to a hard body diving lure. Can some please answer me in detail, because i am quite confused
  2. Hello all, I'm coming to Brisbane for the month of December for my sisters wedding, and I going to be doing some fishing! Since I am about 20 hours from the nearest coast line I have done very little saltwater fishing in my life and am wondering if any of you kind fellows could help a fellow fisherman out. Any ideas on pointers, spots to try, or what gear to use would be very appreciated. Or if you want a fishing partner I would be happy to tag along on any type of fishing expedition! I would love to catch a shark while I am there, but would be happy catching any type of salt or freshwater species. I would also like to catch some mud crabs while I'm there if anyone is into that! If any of you are on Instagram give me a follow @Esox_angler and send me a DM so I can follow you back! Thanks, and tight lines! Aaron
  3. Angus

    fishing Shark Baits

    Gday everyone. We are often talking shark baits and what to use etc etc. I want to know from everyone what they have had the most success on. For example i always hear of good sharks being caught on eel. However, i have never seen one caught on eel and most sharks that people tell me about were not caught on eel either. So i want to know what bait has caught your best shark, and what bait has caught the most sharks for you. I was talking to Neil Shultz today about this very topic and he had this to say \"Angus, As a general rule of thumb live baits attract a quicker and more determined response from sharks than dead baits. Livies however aren't the most practical bait, especially when fishing from the shore. Eels are renowned as baits for most land based and some offshore situation for large sharks. If I was chasing a tiger I'd choose a stingray wing as #1 followed by a chunk of eel. I suspect one of the reasons eel is so sought after is because it lasts a long time on the hook, especially where crabs and pickers are a problem. I wouldn't bother using eels for bait in the river. Live mullet, bony bream and even catfish are very effective baits for river whalers. For dead baits in the river, mullet, bony bream and saltwater herrings (the bigger the better) top the list, (though I've caught them on glass perch, prawns, mullet gut and even corned beef). The biggest drawback with dead baits in the river are mud crabs and catfish. Kind Regards, Neil Schultz\". So fire away lads. Attached is a picture Neil sent me of the most successful shark bait and rig he uses. One thing i noticed and liked was the use of quite small hooks and wire. I think mabe some of us get a bit carried away with this? A lot of people have been complainin about Bullies fightin poorly but could this be because we are pratically pulling them in with a chain. I plan on trying much much lighter set ups come summer. Cheers, Angus
  4. rodreellurefish

    tasmania Salmon And Tailor Off The Rocks.

    Had fun chasing some local salmon off the rocks. hope you enjoy. Cheers Clinton.
  5. Hey, just wondering what lures worked well for flathead around the Ballina area as iv'e only caught one flathead about 20cm while winding in a bit of mullet skin because the bream stripped the meat off it.
  6. natang

    south queensland Bribie Island

    New Years day was my first day back fishing in the lovely Pumicestone passage! Weather was amazing the 470SF cruised around effortlessly. Launched from Bribie ramp at air sea rescue (great new pontoon ramp!). Drove to Jetty drifted back to bridge for a couple of small squire and a baby flathead bigger then the bait! Then drove round to 8th avenue fishing for whiting and got a couple of small parrot fish and a baby mackerel, then back to whiter patch for a few shovel nose shark then in by 1230. Run kids around looking for jelly fish and dugongs. Was nice to see so much wildlife around as well and the sounder was alive with fish but not hungry.. Pity to see the weed there on the run out tide though! Still great to be back in SEQLD!
  7. This one may stir the pot - but honestly, it will make your fishing so much more comfortable, if you use good technique - which armpit fishing is not. Years ago, I went to purchase a new rod. I commented to the Queensland tackle shop owner "Why are so many of these rod butts so long". His reply was "That is because Victorian anglers tend to fish with the rod butt under their armpit". That comment has stuck with me for a long time. This oddity has born itself out more and more now that so many more fishing shows are now aired (mostly coming from Victorian based presenters) are showing this method of tackling big fish. My concern is that these presenters are teaching very poor technique, but I doubt they even realise it, as they were never taught properly to begin with. Yes, fishing is a very personalised hobby, or sport for some, but like all personal endeavours, good technique makes things more pleasant. The number of these presenters that fight big fish, with the rod butt under their armpit, is painful to watch, as they look so awkward. This is a poor technique. You lose leverage in this position, and your rod hand wrist is cocked at a weakened angle. This is made even worse if you are using a threadline reel. So often, watching these shows, you see the presenter having to then take his reel hand off the reel, and use it to help lift the rod. At some point, they realise that it is not working, and drop the rod butt down to waist height and get the leverage required to make the rod work as it should. Much of this style could be attributed to heavy tackle spin fish casting for heavy weights like trevally up north, where the longer butt may help with casting heavy poppers and the like, but this should not flow on to other tackle forms. The manufactures may be part to blame for this. A lot of these presenters also suffer from "Rex Hunt Syndrome", where every moment has to be filled with often stupid or childish commentary. Bring back the commentary style of Peter Morse, Bushy or Steve. Honestly, get the rod butt out from under your armpit when tackling big fish. It will allow you to handle the fight with so much more ease, and you wont look so awkward or 'special' either.
  8. Court forfeits ‘borrowed’ boat used for illegal fishing 18 Oct 2017 “Fisheries officers searched the boat and found over 250kg of fish on board, much of it hidden in concealed compartments under the deck,”…….. obviously the boat`s owner is a model citizen too.
  9. straddiebrad

    Overhead Rods

    hey guy going to pick up 2 1200 wft electric reels on friday and was looking for good priced rods to go on them anyone got any thoughts on what to get dont what to pay over the moon prices ,thanks brad
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  11. Hi, I'm new to this forum, so if I made some mistake please let me know. I have a Shimano TLD 20 reel which I bought recently along with a Daiwa Sensor Surf(11.6 ft). This is my first time using an overhead reel and casting a rod this large. I'm confident with casting a baitcaster, largest that I've used is a Corvalus, but I might have been relying too much on the brakes and spool tension knob, and it's not on this one. I've practised using what I know from my baitcaster experience by adjusting the drag knob so that the baits fall down slowly, but the best I can do goes as far as my usual baitcaster cast(around 10-15 m), along with a light birdsnest. I even tried releasing my thumb earlier during casting. Any looser and a birdsnest occur pretty quickly, killing the distance to only a few metres, even if I had my thumb lightly on the spool. If anyone can provide me with any tips I'll be really grateful. Also, I have a size 3 star sinker and a 6-7 cm x 5-6cm squid for the bait(spproximately), do I need more weight for my setup?
  12. Hi all, Left home 4am Wednesday, 2hr drive to new boat ramp in Townsville, absolute dream to launch. Dropped 8 pots and went out the front of the new port area to do some fishing. Was looking for Whiting/Bream/ anything with fins. Using prawns/squid for bait ( frozen from trawler ) pretty fresh. Used half tank fuel , got a couple of nibbles, nothing to get exicted about. Moved south to the sand bars on the making high, never even gat a show, at least thought we'd get some whiting. Moved up the creek fished the rock walls and mangroves still nothing, yes did have lines in the water. Pulled pots late afternoon pushing low tide got one 100mm crab. Fished deep hole at mouth of sh@t creek and got 1 x 100mm bream. No worries, got to use new sounder and leccy motor. Pulled out late arvo and headed home to some nice cold rums. No pic's wasn't worth it. Good day anyhow. Cheers Gary.
  13. Hey AFO legends A mate is selling a Calcutta CT 400b baitcaster. I'm looking to put together a 40-50 lb braid rod/reel and wondered if the Calcutta have enough drag and line capacity. Is it the sort of thing that would be good for the 1770 trip? i have 30lb on a 5000 sustain and a TLD 25 at 60 lb but wanted something that has more stopping power than the sustain but more fish-ability than the heavy TLD. What cha recon?
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  15. Name: Win the ultimate fishing trip for you and a mate to the NT Category: Saltwater Fishing Date Added: 2017-08-15 Submitter: Fishflicks Win the ultimate fishing trip for you and a mate to the NT, worth $10K. Flights, accomodation, meals and transfers all included. Sign up to Fishflicks in the month of August, get access to your favourite fishing, hunting, and 4WD content whenever you want, and automatically go into the draw to win the trip of a lifetime. Visit to sign up. Win the ultimate fishing trip for you and a mate to the NT
  16. straddiebrad

    Electric Reels

    would like to get 2 electric reels for the 1770 trip coming up ,whats your thoughts on witch ones to buy have been looking at the wft one they have fro sale at dinga fishing they look good and good price,thanks,brad
  17. tazza10

    East Coast Trip

    G'day everyone! Me and a few mates are planning an east coast fishing/surfing trip for the Christmas holidays and are looking for a few suggestions on good areas to fish. We're from the Mornington Peninsula, but will be starting from Noosa/Sunshine Coast and working our way back down over about 3 weeks. Looking mainly for estuaries/lakes/rivers to fish but we're keen on some close offshore spots to try out as well. Any suggestions/comments would be great to hear! Cheers
  18. Mario Robles

    What Fish Is This?

    I caught this fish over the weekend at Black Head in Gerroa, NSW. Do you know what fish is this?
  19. Shane_45

    Identify This Fish

    Hi guys, My brother caught this fish on a beach in South Australia yesterday. Is anyone able to help identify what it is? I've searched online and can't seem to find an answer. Cheers, Shane.
  20. Reelsy

    Where To Fish After The Rains?

    Hi all Brisbane based angler here. Heard a lot of good things about fishing after rain, some bad things too. Thinking about doing some landbased fishing along the pine or the in the port. Is it better to go right to the mouth of rivers after rain or bit further up? Not targeting anything specific, some advice would be welcome. cheers
  21. Heads up for anyone looking for some new grear. I went to Jones tackle Gympie Rd Chemside today. They have a sale on and it ends tomorrow. I picked up another 10000 size Saragossa for $271 good value. 20% off there normal prices. They are not open on Sunday. Some will thank me for this post and others will curse me
  22. BRISBANE RIVER FISHO`S GIVEN ALL CLEAR Fishers have been given the green light to return to waters around Brisbane Airport after toxic firefighting foam spilled from a Qantas hangar in April. The latest results from the surrounding waters showed only eight of the 82 samples were at or above investigation trigger levels. Environment Minister Steven Miles said the water quality remained within recreational water use guidelines, and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries had given fishers the all clear. Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young said the health advice was that consumers should limit their consumption of seafood from the investigation area to two or three serves per week. "This means the recommended weekly intake is two to three serves of 75 grams for children up to six years and two to three serves of 150 grams for the rest of the population," Dr Young said. Mr Miles said Qantas would continue its tests as a safeguard following the government's month-long investigation. "Perfluorinated chemicals are commonly found in the environment at low levels due to widespread use in consumer products over many decades," he said. "The public is exposed to small amounts of PFAS in everyday life and they are found at very low levels in the blood of the general population around the world."
  23. natang

    Daiwa Baitcaster

    Hey guys, I have two Laguna bait casters for fresh water and I have two saltist ones as well the saltist PE1-2 in 6'6 I love and is perfect up here in Innisfail for chasing Jacks, Estuary Cod small GT's that I have caught on it so far as well as numerous others. I also have the PE 4-6 which I use out at the reefs but I was looking the other day at the Gen Black V2 rods and was trying to work out what makes them so much better then the other rods.... I like the feel of them and they seem to flex a little more under load and are nice strong but still flimsy enough to let decent fish hook them selves. Any thoughts?? I use the millionaire 300 reels....
  24. Luke Landrunner

    Stradic Fk

    Looking at the 4000/5000 to go with Gomoku Kaiten jigging rod. $199 at a few places. Any opinions on this model compared to others in the same bracket ?