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Unfortunately, I am going up on the 4 Sept. Hope you enjoy yourself up there. If you do catch some nice fish, pics are always required or they didn't happen!

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Cheers

Ed.

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1 hour ago, jon said:

Well I’ve been trying to get away all year to 1770 and beyond and something always gets in the way but it’s looking like this weekend might be a goer fingers crossed. Anyone else heading up??

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Good Luck @jon   Hope you fill the eskys mate.  

 

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2 hours ago, ellicat said:

Good luck. Safe journey.

Do the Reds bite all year 'round up there ?

There’s definitely better times of year than other times. But if your willing to push out a bit further than Fitzroy/Sykes you have a great chance of most species

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10 hours ago, jon said:

I’ve got six metre custom platey, but we went in my mates boat, it’s a bit bigger

Cheers - was trying to work out if you were being serious about burning 600 litres of fuel .......

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My engine did the same a few days ago on the way to Hutchinsons but we're limited to 1200-1600 RPM  so 3.5 hours later we got home to Bribie Isl. , at least you managed to get 4000RPM and got on plane otherwise it would have been a very, very long trip home. Otherwise your trip could have been much worse but you did catch some fish so that is a positive! I take it you got out to the reef?

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2 hours ago, ellicat said:

Less than ideal, Sef. I'd have been excreting bricks the whole time.

Well done on getting an esky together. Looks like @Shane69 was the red king.

Yeah he fished pretty well and was an even better skipper considering the issues. I’m still not gonna hear the end of it from him coz I lost two massive reds lol. I had to remind him who got the massive nannygai last time lol 

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2 hours ago, Ed. said:

My engine did the same a few days ago on the way to Hutchinsons but we're limited to 1200-1600 RPM  so 3.5 hours later we got home to Bribie Isl. , at least you managed to get 4000RPM and got on plane otherwise it would have been a very, very long trip home. Otherwise your trip could have been much worse but you did catch some fish so that is a positive! I take it you got out to the reef?

Yeah mate made to broomfield but the plan was to go to innamincka. I’m glad it happened a broomfield tho would have been In a world of hurt if it was out at the shoals

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Hi jon

Ripper trip.

Its a bugger about the engine but at least you still caught some marvellous fish. YUM!

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Good job on it all, the fish alone look great with all the colours. Shane69 seemed to have done exceptional, as well!

Cheers Hamish

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Wow, very interesting trip there Sef but somehow you guys managed to still catch some awesome fish, well done! Lucky you were able to help the other boat too, goes to show you never know what can happen out there. I certainly need to up my mechanical knowledge before contemplating trips like that.

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5 hours ago, kmcrosby78 said:

Wow, very interesting trip there Sef but somehow you guys managed to still catch some awesome fish, well done! Lucky you were able to help the other boat too, goes to show you never know what can happen out there. I certainly need to up my mechanical knowledge before contemplating trips like that.

Best advice kelvin is go in tandem for your first few trips

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13 hours ago, jon said:

Cheers Hamish we’ll be eating good for quite a while! Sounds crazy to most people but I’d rather to catch more big lipper than trout as in my opinion are a far better table fish. Still can’t complain about trout tho

100% agree mate. Trout are the most overrated fish I know. 

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Well My mate got the report back from the mechanic turns out we initially dropped a cylinder then bent a piston rod and eventually cracked the head  The whole engine now a complete write off. He said he was very surprised we were even able to get back to the ramp. At least we didn’t have 1500 plus dollar bill from the coastguard for a tow I suppose. Positive is can’t wait for my mate to repower with a new 250 over the old 200

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3 hours ago, aussie123 said:

Nice bag of fish Jon considering the issues you had out there.

I imagine Shane's motor had a few hours up on her now, absolute shame but a new repower will be nice, especially for those long range trips.

Yeah cheers mate, that engine has certainly been put through its paces. Should get better fuel economy with a 250 ap lean burn aswell.

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1 hour ago, jon said:

Yeah cheers mate, that engine has certainly been put through its paces. Should get better fuel economy with a 250 ap lean burn aswell.

The latest engines seem to be very economical to me.

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On 21/07/2020 at 7:16 PM, jon said:

Cheers Hamish we’ll be eating good for quite a while! Sounds crazy to most people but I’d rather to catch more big lipper than trout as in my opinion are a far better table fish. Still can’t complain about trout tho

OK jon, that is interesting. I have never had fresh trout (had store trout and like it) so I can't imagine how go lipper would be! 

And as you said above, it will be nice on your mates' boat with the 250

Cheers Hamish

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8 hours ago, jon said:

Suzuki df 200, 2008 model. Not sure what the cause was but the engine did have a few thousand hours on it

A few thousand hours is a pretty good run ...

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2 hours ago, tugger said:

Good you got home alright it's a long way back at slow speed some nice fish in that lot Sef

Yeah certainly was a long run home mark, we even nailed one of the legal reds in 14 metres of water on anchorage at night time which was a great surprise

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1 minute ago, jon said:

Yeah certainly was a long run home mark, we even nailed one of the legal reds in 14 metres of water on anchorage at night time which was a great surprise

Hi jon

Just a bit curious on this one. Do you find the reefs will fish better on nights or day time. 

Cheers Hamish

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