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  1. Hey Everyone, I recently purchased a Shimano Saragosa 10000SW. I was wondering if I could fit it to my Diawa Monster Mesh 832XX. The rod is rated to PE 8 (80lbs). However, I only want to spool the reel with 50lbs power pro braid. Is the rod too heavy for the reel and line I wish to use, or should this work? Also, it says on the rod that it's casting weight is 200 grams. I was wondering if I could successfully throw 75-150 gram lures on this rod? * Please help, as I have already purchased the rod and will have to return it if you recommend otherwise. Thanks.
  2. Been a while since my last post...flat out with the rush to Xmas. Weather has been a bit ordinary as well especially this weekend! Anyways went out on my uncles brand spanking new Reflex Chianti 585 on Saturday. He asked me to drive it off the trailer...first time the boats been in the water!!!. Lot to be said for trust there but the new 130 yammy was a dream and the new trailer was a breeze it just slipped off. We did some wearing in of the motor before heading to the mile. Not much happening at all so then stopped in a Tangalooma before heading back to Scarbs. Great boat for the price with plenty for the fitout. Handle the chop pretty well but definitely trim sensitive for glass boat could be because it’s lighter than most at its size being a PUFF boat. Definitely worth taking a look if you are in the market. now what to do this weekend
  3. Hi Everyone, i am new here, just moved to Brisbane few months ago from Vic, I haven't been fishing for over a year. most of my time fishing in Vic. I wonder what should i be targeting for ? jewfish? bream? what bait should i use? (I wonder where can i catch mullet with bread n small hooks for livies ?) anyone can give some suggestions on this? Thank you in advance cheers
  4. Fisherman's gear

    south queensland What A Disgrace!

    Apologies in advance for this rant, but i feel like i have to alert our fellow fishos of this very disgusting act I encountered tonight. Got to Colmslie Jetty just before dawn, threw out a couple of rods with livies, tide was high, wind is right, everything feels alright for a good night fishing session. All together there were about 6 of us fishing off the jetty. Everyone seemed to enjoy staring at their rods even though nothing was biting. The peace was shattered at around 8pm. As i was tying up a lure, I saw a tinny with this d***head on it, came out of nowhere, drove right towards the jetty, flew by the jetty about 3 to 4 metres in front of all of our rods at full speed. The next thing you know, everyone's rods start to scream, 2 of my spools were gone instantly(had 2 125 yards braid), my dad had a line cut on his hand as he was trying to save one of the rods from being dragged into the water. Yes he didn't stop after all of our yellings, instead he went on in a circle and stopped next to a sailboat moored about 30 metres in front of the jetty. Naturally, many f and c words and a combination of both were shouted out. It was too dark and too far to see what the guy look like or his boat details, but we made sure he heard us alright. 2 mins later, he came back the exact way he went out with our lines and tackles and livies as if he was taunting us, that we couldnt do anything to him. I saw this c***'s face and his dog stood on the tinny triumphantly, he didn't not stop at the pontoon just drove on. What a gentleman! eh, all these time he didn't talk or respond to us at all, let his actions did all the work. After that, i didnt have enough lines or baits to continue, the other guys left as well. We were all utterly grossed out by this act, all these years of fishing, sure there were times where boaties accidentally took my line, but you could tell they were not on purpose. This guy was definitely on another level. There were a few boat come and go when i was there, but most of them were far away from the jetty. My dad has never seen anyone like this in his 4 decades of fishing experience here nor overseas. He was outrageous as well, I had to pretend that my two new spools of braid were very old and needed replacing anyways, to calm him down from having a heart attack. I mean, really, who wouldn't be pissed.... I would understand if we were fishing of the pontoon, which will cause inconvenience for boats, but we were on the jetty fishing legally and morally, he just had full intention of making sure none of us could fish. I really hope this doesn't happen to anyone else... Thanks for hearing me out.
  5. Trying to fish offshore gold coast can anyone give any tip on fishing here as im new to the area and not having much luck thanks
  6. 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
  7. Drop Bear

    south queensland Prize Packs

    Here are some photos of the prize packs for the OzFish Unlimited Wynnum Fishing Classic that starts next Friday.
  8. Hi Fisho’s New to the forum, in fact first post! Question, has anyone worked out how to catch mullet on a hook? Just to state the obvious, not a square hook and yes I can cast a net. Looking to catch those bigger kg+ mullet that jump all around my boat and seem to escape the net as it is sinking. What bait or methods are used to master this dark art. Appreciate any wisdom that may be out there Regs
  9. Go Fish Australia

    fishing Survey - We Need Your Opinion

    Hi guys, We are trying to capture some data at the moment on how you book your fishing trips and we could really use your help. We are currently working with large tourism organisations across Australia and we're trying to work out how to reach the fishing holiday market. We all know that most people who book a charter boat or stay at a holiday rental usually book directly and usually, that's through word-of-mouth. HOW DO YOU BOOK YOUR FISHING HOLIDAY? Do you use a website? Do you call a hotel directly? Do you use a travel agent? Other? Every person who responds will go into the draw to win a Shimano Sedona 3000FI Spinning Reel valued at $120.00. Thanks! Go Fish Australia www.go@gofishaustralia.com.au
  10. Aeron

    fishing Wooli

    Hi. Family and i are heading down to wooli in a couple and just after a few pointers please. Will be mainly up the creek but if the weather is ok i might try ouside. I have a 4.2 m tinny so not too far out. Any help would be greatly appreciated and even some marks for outside. Thanks
  11. I'm new fisher here and just bought some fishing equipment. Are there any spots around indooroopilly suggested? Thank you.
  12. Hey guys I have a 2005, 75hp 4.8 meter stacer bowrider. I just got back to Brisbane after a few years down south and have realised majority of my mates are in different cities now. I'm by no means a professional fisherman but would love to try live baiting. I don't have a cast net or know how to use one so I have just been trying to Jig unsuccessfully. I love my beer and chilling so it doesn't really matter if I don't catch anything. It's always a bonus if I catch a fish. If you are not too serious and enjoy a chat and a beer give me a pm and hopefully we can go out and catch some dinner. I live in Toowong and work night shift Monday to Friday so I'm only really available to go fishing Saturday afternoons and Sundays. If anyone is keen send me a pm and we can catch up for a beer.
  13. sparrow64

    fishing Carching Decent Sizes Muller

    Hi Guys new here & keen fisho,what I'd love to do is do some land based mullet fishing in the brisbane river & or tingalpa creek.I understand u need light gear,tiny hook + a float & burley with bran or similar.I will try bread as bait & intend to eat them as my mum cooked them for me when I was young & I loved them,Could any other members give me a few pointers + good locations to try & carch this elisive fish?Many Thanks in advance for any tips & locations,Cheer's.
  14. Greetings all ! Last week I caught my first Jew fish near Hemmant and since then I can't stop thinking about catching another. I am pretty limited to where I go as I do not have a boat but will try anywhere at anytime ( have fished everyday/night for the past 2 weeks). I was thinking of heading out tonight with the run in tide to the Gateway and fishing the s/side. Havent tried there before so not sure what im for ... I probably need some more gear but havent gotten around to that yet so I'm going with what I've got. So I guess why I'm posting is to see if anyone has some advice for this area, if there is somewhere better to target Jew, or if anyone is keen for fish tonight. Cheers Tom
  15. Hi all, Since moving up to the sunny coast I have moved away from a few fishing mates and was hoping to get offshore a bit more. I do have a boat of my own but its very much a glamour conditions boat for offshore work. Was hoping to meet up with anyone who can get me out. I will happily pay my way and am available most weekends. I generally fish lures but am just happy to be on the water. Also happy to take people out when the weather is nice or up the river when its blowing up. Cheers, Shane
  16. demarc

    north queensland Stanage June

    Hey! Heading to Stanage for 10 days from June 1. This is for a change from my annual 1770 migration. Should be a very good trip. Lot's of preperation. Been working a lot of truck and boat for the trip. Longest diatance I've towed. My goals are to make it to Percys and... A big and.... Swains, if weather is right. And the crabs... Biggest ever!! Stay tuned!
  17. Cmaltby

    fishing Long Time Between Reports

    It's been a while since I've been on here and a few months since I've gotten out for a decent fish due to so much fresh coming through the Fitzroy, went out Sunday afternoon after work and could tell instantly it'd be a good day threw the net 4 times with over 40 mullet. Set about fishing around devils elbow with no luck moved up toward gavial creek and threw baits into the bank where the salmon smash the mullet. Long story short I ended up with this king that fell 2cm short of the metre club oh well maybe next time....
  18. 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
  19. So who has big plans for the easter break? I am mostly family and uni commitments but I look forward to dropping some pots for hopefully a few crabs (1 will do!!!!) for Easter Sunday... Looking forward to some good reports Angus
  20. Fishaman

    overseas I Am Still Here

    Hello one and all I have been very busy both on the water and off over the last few months and haven't had time to post. With all the rain we have had in SEQ it has been challenging to say the least to find quality fish in the estuaries so I said "bugger it" and got on a plane to Salt Lake City, Utah. Jokes, I had to go for work but I did find time for a fish. I lived in Salt Lake City for a time back in 2010/11. In that time I got to make some great mates with a common love of fishing. One of those is Pete. Pete is an outdoors legend. A crack shot with a rifle and bow as well as a very VERY good fisherman. He said he would try and get me onto a trophy trout from a lake up in the Uintas. These are a part of the Rocky Mountains and is nestled in amongst some of the most stunning scenery on the planet. The lake itself sits at 6,042ft above sea level. Anyway, we headed up on Friday arvo, downed a few sherbets, hit the hay and got up at sparrows on Saturday morning. The temp was right on 0 friggin degrees when we launched and Pete opened up the throttle on his competition ready bass boat. We topped 62mph on the way to our first spot. Watery eyes and runny noses were the order of the day when the first lines hit the water. We flicked a couple of jerk baits about on a steep drop off and it wasn’t long until we both put some rainbow trout in the keeper bag. Then we headed into the deeper water looking for the biggun. We were jigging 5 and 7 inch white tube jigs tipped with thin slivers of minnow fillet. We were fishing between 65 and 115 feet of 2 degree C water. Pete got a hook up on a good fish about 4 hours in but he struck too hard and popped his leader knot. I asked him what he uses for a leader to braid knot, he said double uni. I tried to convert him to the FG, we’ll see. Seven grueling hours later we were getting tired. Conditions were beautiful but we just didn’t get a touch other than Pete’s bust off. We were a bit despondent and we agreed that this last cast was it for a while and we would go chase some rainbow trout. The tactic we were using was dropping a tube jigs straight down to the bottom. 15lb braid with 15lb leader onto a 3/4oz jighead. We would get it on the bottom, pop it a few times then wind up about ten foot to see if you could get a strike. Well in a fairy-tale ending I landed the freshwater fish of my dreams on the last cast after an epic 10 minute battle on this relatively light gear. A trophy trout!!! Pete had said that many come to this spot and return empty handed but I bagged one first time out and I’m not sure who was happier him or me. You can’t see the big belly on this fish as I was cradling her as she was full of roe. Pete pegged her at 20lbs. A quick pic and back she went back into get bigger and fatter. We spent the rest of the day chasing rainbow and brown trout. We ended up taking a nice feed home. Pete will take the rainbow trout home and smoke it for me to bring home. We headed back to our cabin and had a few more Makers Marks, some prawns and talked **** for a while. Full of piss and bad manners we decided we would head out again for a couple of hours the next day. Sunday morning, up at 5am, coffee, Tim tams and away we went. It wasn’t as cold as the morning before (about 4 degrees C) but there was a strong southerly blowing at about 20-25 knots. We didn’t pick up a lake trout but on the way back to the ramp Pete stopped in at a little sheltered cove that had a little gravel spit sticking out. We tied on some small 3 inch green tube jigs on 6lb line and 1/8th oz jig heads. “Throw it up in the shallows and pop them back” says Pete. I swear, every cast if not second we smacked trout who were up spawning. We landed fish after fish. Anyway, we were keeping the better trounced and Pete says. Let’s get a couple more to get our bag and head in as he landed one more. He walked up to the front of the boat, bumped into the front pedestal seat, tried to catch his balance and..... yep.... over he went into 2 degrees C water with full waders, jacket, jumper, jeans, balaclava, fur lined boots, gloves ....the whole shebang. A got up to the front as quick as I could. He was sinking but stuck his rod up, I grabbed the end of it, pulled him to the boat and dragged him around the back of the boat to the little ladder he had for easy access into the boat.... except he’d bloody tied it up and with both of us having frozen fingers we couldn’t undo the rope. I ended up dragging his soggy arse into the boat and he just laid there for a bit composing himself while I pulled my gloves off and stuck my frozen hands under my armpits as they were so cold it felt like both hands had been slammed in a car door. So Pete gets to his feet, strips off and picks up his bloody rod. I say, “so we are heading home to get you warm yeah”? And he says “ yeah after I get our bag of trout” and continues to throw lures and land fish for the next 30 mins. Sure enough we bag out on good trout and head to the ramp. An awesome weekend and I’ll doubt I’ll ever forget it. Here’s some pics
  21. plumed90

    fishing Fishing Roadtrip!

    Hi all, I'm doing a roadtrip in a campervan in a couple of weeks from Sydney all the way up to Cairns. Back in the UK i'm kind of a novice so looking for advice on a couple of rigs. I guess i'll be doing mainly beach(surf) fishing and estuary. This was the set up I was looking at, will it suffice? https://www.fishingtackleshop.com.au/products/shimano-eclipse-8-foot-rod-and-reel-combo-with-hyperloop-reel.html Also looking to eat a lot of my catch so what are some easy and tasty species to target along the way? Other the the rod/reel combo. What other gear would you recommend I order in advance. Line, weights, lures, etc? Thanks!
  22. http://www.tides4fishing.com/au/queensland/port-of-brisbane Interested what people think about the attached link and indications on best times to fish/best fish activity. I have had major success in times that on attached forecast wouldn't necessarily be open a good catch
  23. Just went on my first fishing today with my mate near Rose Bay today , we caught a few fish but have no idea what they are so we put them back . Can some one please identify there 4 fishes, are they editable, what is the legal size and bagging limited so we know in the future. help is appreciated.
  24. Hi I just saw this article and thought it interesting. I have caught many empty crabs that are really just a waste of time trying to eat so when I get a few I will use this guide and let the floaters go to fatten up. http://fishingmonthly.com.au/Articles/Display/14060-Quality-Control-Crabbing
  25. Drop Bear

    fishing I Hate It When I Get Wind

    So If you are an angler and are not in hospital like the stupid bear I am (foot injury looking good) you need to go fishing tomorrow! The forecast on met eye is amazing! http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ But after seeing forecasts change on may different sites and apps I wanted to find out what you all use, why you use that one and what you think is the best? I have found MetEye to be accurate but it is a bit clunky on the phone and sometimes I just want an over view. I use Willy Weather for this but find it very hit and miss. Considering I mostly want Point lookout or Moreton Bay. What should I use for a quick check? Thanks Drop Bear