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  1. 12 points
    Old Scaley

    Snap And Tings

    The best part about not working any more is being able to pick the best days of the week to go fishing. Yesterday was certainly a cracker to be out on the water. Had a little solo trip to the front of the rock wall, leaving the port ramp about 8am. Pretty quiet with just a few very pretty wrasse, some bream around the 25cm mark and a sole to keep me entertained early. Not a single snapper, which is what I was looking for. Decided to move to a spot close by where I often find flatties. Threw a prawn on a bream rig while I tossed plastics around looking for the flathead. The prawn was taken by a winter whiting so I changed hooks and started feeding them half a peeled prawn. Gathered 19 in no time, and thought that would be enough filleting for one day, so moved into the river to see if I could bag a snap on the outgoing tide. Very quiet to begin with, but came on the chew 30 minutes before I needed to get off the water. Caught 4 or 5 that were around the 34cm mark and then bagged a decent 45cm model for the esky on my last cast. Overall a beautiful day on the water. Interesting too - I saw the Japanese warships and a sunken tinnie tied off to a channel marker. Never a dull moment down there. Here is a bad picture of a couple of dead fish. Thanks for reading.
  2. 11 points
    tugger

    1770 Reef Magic

    Lance and I left Brisbane Sunday morning and headed up the highway rolling in to Agnes Waters just after 2pm. We fueled up and got plenty of ice launching by 3pm we pointed the boat towards our final destination. The boat travelled over some very calm conditions with a forecast of mint weather for our 1st couple of days. We reached the reef we wanted to fish just after sunset but not much biting around dusk surprisingly. We ended up moving over to our overnight anchorage and cooked a hot dinner. The sea was like glass and the stars had a mirror image on the water, going to bed you could not hear the water lapping on the hull. After a perfect night sleep we were greeted to more of the same weather and the fish were hungry. The 1st area we targeted Red Emperor and both Lance and I lost a couple of big Reds blowing us away. I did hook a Red before they all shut down landing a 60cm Red beast. Jumping down to the next spot was easy with the sea state and each new spot gave up some quality fish. Coral trout, Red throat emperor, Venus tuskfish, Hussar, Moari cod and Red Emperor were filling the box. By 3pm the box was nearly full as we got close to our baglimits so we anchored up for a well earned rest so we thought. We cracked a few beers and I set a floating bait for any lurking pelagic. Well it didn't take long for a Spanish mackerel to hit peeling line at blistering speed. The gaff shot was made but this fish new how to fly jumping off the gaff and winning it's freedom. No sooner I had set another floating slimie mackerel out the rod buckled again. Lance battled this Spanish calling it for a beast after a dogged fight even looking at 1 stage to running around the anchor rope it did turn and come back eventually coming into gaff range it hit the deck. This Spanaird was just under 140cm and around 18 to 20kg. We even got coral trout while we were anchored while sinking a few coldies at the end of the day. The wind picked up after dark but we were tucked in on the Lee side of the reef. About 5am the wind swung around as forecast and it got a bit lumpy so we pulled the anchor and moved to the Lee side of the neighboring reef. The next anchorage was perfect for the southerly wind which got up to 20 to 25knots. The sea was still flat where we were tucked in behind this reef and you know what there was fish to catch. Setting another floating slimie mackerel the line was pulled out of my hands so I slammed the reel in gear and held on. The reel screaming another Spanish was to blame soon the Spanaird in the box had company. The wind was strong through to midday but dropped right out giving us our freedom from behind the reef. The next area produced our last couple of fish for our total finfish bag. I got a good Maori cod but Lance landed our 2nd legal Red Emperor and last fish so we pointed the boat for home. Getting to the ramp just after dark we stopped at a local caravan park for a sleep. The next day was a lot easier driving home well rested thanks Lance for a great trip and thanks Robbie with the help cleaning and bagging fish up.
  3. 11 points
    Luvit

    Gobblers Lures Sold

    After some negotiation with the owner of Gobblers Lures, my wife and I have purchased the small business. We will be taking it over in early July and manufacturing from home. (Just in time for me to make a few lures for the Kimberly trip coming up in end of July). It will take a few months to find our feet and then hopefully we can start making some small changes to improve the Gobbler experience. Predominantly my Julie will be manufacturing the lures while I be doing marketing, development etc. I'm sure there will a special for AFO members when we are sorted. This is why I have been quite on the forum for a little while.
  4. 10 points
    tugger

    Snapper Spaniards Sensational

    Went out yesterday with Robbie (drop bear) and a friend of his from Germany. We headed out early and crossed south passage bar at 1st light then stopped at the bait grounds. Then once enough live bait was collected we anchored up off point lookout nth stradie. Conditions were a bit lumpy but smoothed off a bit behind the rock in and around the whirlpools made by the current. The snapper were patchy at 1st but got thicker as we got closer to the top of the tide. Then a shark took a liking to our live bait and Stefan played with this beast for 15 minutes or so before breaking him off. The next live bait didn't last long before a Spanish mackerel made the reel scream but again the fish won its freedom. The 3rd slimie mackerel again was out for only a couple of minutes before another Spanaird took off. Stefan was a bit seasick but it was not stopping him from fighting this fish. After a few blistering runs the mackerel doggedly went deep and used it's mass to slow the fisherman. Soon colour could be seen down deep and I called it for a Spanaird. Once I sunk the gaff and lifted it aboard Stefan high fives us both and I even got a cuddle from a very happy German. The snapper kept coming in just pan size from 38cm to 45cm with lots of little fish in between. Then at the top of the tide we caught a couple of snapper over 50cm to finish off the bag. The weather was getting betting through the morning so we got a great trip home. The run around peel island and over to Cleveland was like glass then a few beers went down while we cleaned the fish to top the day off. Thanks for crewing Robbie and I bet your friend will have a good fishing story to take back home.
  5. 10 points
    fishingnut

    Still Got It

    Having the boat and my self out of action for a while I pulled my finger out and installed a new water pump and impellor, big thanks to Troy at minnkotarepairs for giving me a prop and a awesome service of my bowmount ! Took the boat for a quick “test” run up to bribie early this morning, well the boat absolutely flies along now gaining an extra 4kph and doing less revs so very happy. Would be silly of me to take the boat and not a rod, pulled up to a nice lil drop off and had spot lock working perfectly being able to work it with minimal effort and bagging afew flathead.
  6. 10 points
    kmcrosby78

    Bay Glass Out And Some Fish :)

    Took the wife and two boys out fishing after Liam's soccer game on Saturday morning, heading straight to our usual haunt at Green Island. The boys love it because we always catch plenty and yesterday was no exception, with the first hour resulting in small squire one after the other - I reckon they would have caught close to 15 in the first hour and there my partly rigged rod (to put a floater bait out the back) lay to prove it ....... (nothing changes - perhaps I should start planning ahead and rigging it up at home ......). We had a very large green sea toadfish on Georges rod (I fought that one for him), Liam got a just undersized tusky plus a small grassie and a nice big bar-tailed flattie but unfortunately a big grinner (@Old Scaley the boys could give you a run for your money ..... ) had put a whole in the silicone net (right - no more grinners going in this net!!) and the flathead went straight through it. Turned out it was still on the line but unfortunately in attempt number two it threw the hook and won it's freedom (much to Liam's displeasure - not a happy chappy!!). Dropped the family back to the ramp about 2:30pm (they lasted a bit longer than I was planning .......) and then back out to do some trolling for mackerel. Got one not far from Green Island and kept heading towards the Hope Banks, marking a couple of decent shows of bait along the way. Got a Watson's Leaping Bonito close to the Hope Banks then decided to go back to where I had marked the shows of bait earlier (was then hoping to head to the eastern side of St Helena Island outside of the Green Zone to find some new fishing spots but didn't get there - next time ... ) and bingo, the sounder was impressive!! Trolled the area back and forth a few times picking up three more bonito and another mackerel. By this stage it was about 5:15pm so decided to anchor up and fish with pillies to see if I could add to the esky. The pillies were getting picked apart by the baitfish so I put out a whole squid on ganged hooks and then also plucked a couple of whole yakkas out of the esky. Had three sharks on in about a half hour period which was a lot of fun - the first one broke me off when it dove back down beside the boat so I upped the leader size and had a good fight with the next one, with it jumping and thrashing around on the surface a couple of times a fair distance from the boat. Got it beside the boat and it was dark by now and my headlamp was in need of new batteries - much around trying to tail it and also trying to gaff it before it eventually busted me off as I was messing around. Grr!!! Caught and landed the next one after again mucking around trying to land it - good fun solo in the dark!! Busy back at the ramp with about a 15/16ft tinny towing about a 20ft fibreglass boat in. After I retrieved mine a guy came over to ask if I had a detachable winch handle as his had bounced off in transit - I didn't but luckily he only had a 15ft tinny and a couple of guys to help so seemed to be in control. My boys were excited to see the catch when I eventually got out of bed this morning ....
  7. 10 points
    samsteele115

    Two Recent Outings

    Hello all, Long time no post! I've been through a couple of years fishing hiatus, life hiatus really, due to health problems. I've lost the obsessive nature and passion I used to have with fishing but I'm happy to be involving myself every month or two in a fishing trip! And enjoying it which is the main thing. Unlike other sports such as golf I was pleased to discover that I haven't 'lost it'. It was great to find that fishing is an activity once you learn it you can't unlearn it, maybe just brush up on the basics and wrack the memory and you're good to pick up where you left off. Last month with a mate in his boat (I am now boatless and only have 2 rods and reels and hardly any lures! The true minimalist fisho) we headed out into the bay in search of tuna. From past years, the first of the westerly winds brings them in close to the western bay shore. And sure enough we found them within 5 minutes of looking. Successful day hooking up to 6 and boating 3 or 4, I can't remember. I don't really bother with photos much anymore but here's a couple of little cuties around 1m from a double hookup. I literally own 2 types of plastics and 1 stickbait which has actually made it a cool experience. I used to be so caught up wondering which of my 7836 lures to put on next and wasting time doing so. In the end sticking with something that has been proven in the past and keeping it in the water is what caught the fish. Funny that. This morning myself and Murray (same mate) went out in search of snapper in the shallows which was a bucket list item for him. Conditions were too still but I'm really glad he got one at 47cm, he has massive hands haha. That was about it aside from a couple of squid. Thanks guys! And hello to all of you I know and those of you I don't, I hope everyone is going well
  8. 9 points
    ellicat

    In Search Of Solitude

    Heading to Warrabah NP next week to get away from it all. Taking the rods, Dan and his girl. Hoping to get onto a cod or yella. With so many people haunting my usual spots these days we've looked further afield. Hoping to find a quiet spot in the winter weather. They had snow at Guyra the other week, so here's hoping. Will have a report after we return. Hopefully a good one. Has anyone been there before ?
  9. 8 points
    tugger

    A Week At Ballina

    Stayed a week at Shaws Bay holiday park the weather was calm all week. I have never explored this coastal area what a beautiful part of the world. Went luderick fishing in my mates tinnie along a rock wall in the river. We caught 2 fish on cabbage nothing on weed all morning so gave up with it being quite. I fished the northern wall the next night but couldn't find any fish. Easy access to the wall from the park. Did a bit of sight seeing the next day along the coast up to Lenox heads. For starters this was my view from camp. This is flat rock between Ballina and Lenox Heads looks very fishy off the rocks was perfect weather to do some rock fishing as well The view from Lenox headland looking back south Fished the beach next to town just a short walk from the park where you can have the dogs offleash. Caught a few good whiting and bream with our dogs keen for each fish to come ashore. Fished the end of the breakwall again on the last night but could only manage a small black spot cod. It was a good week exploring and catching up with a mate I used to work with. The park is located next to the river and shaws bay OH did I mention it is next to the pub and fish and chip shop as well bonus.
  10. 8 points
    Little Grey Men

    Crystal Clear Flathead

    I haven't tossed a lure for a few weeks and after checking the weather and tides it was down to the salty brine to play for a bit. The water was crystal clear and long casts and slow presentations were used to fool the fish. I pulled the two best flathead from the same spot in the snag. If you hook a flattie put the lure straight back there because they like to hang out in little groups. A few small flatties also fell to plastics and one OK sized bream All fish were taken on soft plastics ever so slowly hopped along the sand.
  11. 7 points
    Luvit

    Hervey Bay Report June 2019

    Luke and I headed off on Sunday and launched at Urangan boat ramp around lunch time. First spot we stopped at we jigged a couple of school mackerel and quickly moved on not wanting to lose any more jigs to them. We head for Wathumba area and saw no birds until we got there. There were small schools of small tuna and some bigger ones around but they were not interested in any of our offerings. We anchored up for the night in anticipation of tomorrow's full day. The crack of dawn we were up and our plan was to head to Rooney's point and hop from reef to reef before heading onwards to southern gutters. The first 2 reefs didn't produce much so we kept hopping. On our first drift I picked up my first large mouth nannygai or saddle tail snapper. They fight well and I expect will be nice eating. With a lot of pickers around we decided to head straight to the southern gutters. There were plenty of fish there but sharks were ridiculous. We couldn't get anything past them, except Luke managed to pull an ander size Red Emperor out of the mouth of a shark and the poor thing had it whole head crushed. After many bust offs we headed back to the closer reefs for the afternoon. Turned out be a good decision because we were not being hammered by the sharks and the afternoon bite was good. Luke pulled I think 6 under size Red's up to 48cm, doh. Luke also picked up his first Nannygai 2 x PB and new species for us both. Then I upgraded with a 50cm tuskie another PB We added about 4 more Nannygai's to the esky and a few Mosses perch. This is the sort of reef fish I love to eat. I left a micro jig out bouncing and a nice size Mac tuna pulled hard on the jigging rod. This provided most of our bait. We were pretty tired after the full day and as the sun dipped below the horizon we threw the anchor our and reheated some Spaghetti Bolognese that Luke had pre made. It was amazing and washed it down with some beer and bourbon. I thought I'd try some Soft plastics after dark and to my surprise they worked well at 35m meters down in the pitch darkness. I scored a nice Mosses perch and then another Nannygai while Luke kept banging fish on bait and still bringing in small reds. The wind come up and we broke anchor so headed back to Fraser for a calmer nights sleep. Yesterday morning we headed back to the same the reef but the fish were not co-operating and the drift speed was double that of the day before with the wind getting up. Considering what we had in the esky we were satisfied and made the call to head back to see what else we could find on the way home. The wind was a SSW so we punched into the chop all the way home. After travelling for 25 kw back from Rooney's at speed we saw some fish and ground under on the sounder and quickly pulled up to see what it was. Luckily for us it was bait fish and some Golden trevally. 2 weeks ago I made a new color up at Gobblers while in the lure training a clear but when viewed side on it has a green tone skin look. I cast the new plastic out (yet to be named) and hopped it of the bottom very subtly and felt the weight. This was a good fish and after a spirited fight we landed my PB Golden at 92cm. We had another 4 hits that we didn't convert and a braid failure after a hook up, which impressed me no end. All in all we had a ball as usual and learnt more new things. To come home with such good quality fish was a bonus.
  12. 7 points
    rayke1938

    NPD 10/6/19

    Fish were everywhere yesterday but only found a school at knock off time . Introduced another new angler to the beauty of NPD Couple of trophys plus few more close to 50cm Left them biting with a total of 150 bass and one yella plus a couple of buckets of redclaw. Cheers Ray
  13. 7 points
    Panther

    Pigeon Pair From The Pine

    As usual its been a while between posts for me. I hadn't been out in the boat since last year! I managed to get my newly serviced tinny (with new thermostat ) out to the Pine River a few days back, on a solo trip, and managed to land some hard-fought dinner. I started the trip by motoring towards the mouth from the deep water bend boat ramp, sounding at a few not-secret-at-all spots but not getting many returns on the Lowrance display. I fluked the tide at the shallow section between the green-red-green markers just south of Dolyes Rocks, which is getting less passable every trip I make to the Pine!? A mate of mine is a Hydrographic Surveyor for the QLD gov, which incidentally doesn't service the Pine, and his thoughts are the Port of Brisbane is saving $$$ by reducing frequency or not dredging some channels anymore. Long story short, after an hour or so I finished fishing the far-lower reaches with a donut, on both bait and lure. Bad start but not unusual in my experience in this river. The trend almost continued when I headed upstream to the Bruce HWY bridge and wrecks just west of it. I managed a couple of small bream on prawns. So I ventured further upstream as the tide was nearing high, anchoring on a bend and immediately landed plenty of small bream and flathead on prawns. Only when I through a lure did I manage a keeper - on first cast... 10 minutes later, a few more tiddlers on bait followed by... ...and 'NO' it's not the same fish photographed later! Stuck around for 30 mins until high tide, then decided to leave with just enough flatty tails for the family for dinner that night. Hard work but worth the trip.
  14. 7 points
    rayke1938

    Percy Headjob

    Another good day at NPD with plenty of quality fish and redclaw. Mark still unable to crack an over 50 bass with his first 5 bass going 45. 45 . 47 and 2 at 49.No big schools with the fish scattered over a few spots. We gave Steve a bit of stick as he was persevering with icejigs and blades , We told him to keep it up as the vibrations of his jigs and blades were attracting the fish to the boat so we could catch the bass on shrimp.Redclaw still prolific on forky bait and we were able to catch some more forkies for bait for next trip. Percy gave us a bit of entertainment trying to give his offsider a head job with another pelican coming in to join the affray.82 bass2 yellas1 tandan Cheers Ray
  15. 7 points
  16. 6 points
    Luvit

    A Quick Stop Off On The Way Home

    Just a quick stop off and a quick boat capture practice with the drone. Produce_16.mp4 This should be awesome for the Kimberley trip.
  17. 6 points
    christophagus

    Quick Squid Session @ Bribie

    Went for a quick session after work in the passage. Managed two small tiger squid in 1.5hrs. Very picturesque spot to fish on sunset too, love a QLD winter spotted a monster arrow squid but couldn’t tempt it to bite. Just out of curiosity, when spotlighting them, is it best to keep the torch light not directly on them? I’ve found that when I keep the light on them, that they tend to shy away quickly
  18. 6 points
    Luvit

    Hervey Bay Here We Come

    I was hoping to join Tugger and Lance on the last 1770 trip but the Gobblers thing got in the way. Running out of time at the moment but there is an opportunity to head to Fraser on Sunday and return on Tuesday. If anyone wants to bring their boats up and join Luke Landrunner and I let us know. We will be sleeping on the boat Sunday and Monday night. Chasing Tuna and other species.
  19. 6 points
    leigh123

    First Boat - Which One ?

    I finally got a boat! 17ft Mustang. Transom and floor rock solid. Motor pretty old but seems good. Took it out Saturday and it ran awesome. Caught a few fish as a bonus. Needs a bit of a tidy up but I'm really happy with it :)s
  20. 6 points
    Dinodadog

    Need To Lift My Game

    Fish have left the area once again and gone where we are not allowed to follow.So it makes it a bit harder to track down some of the straglers.Only managed a dozen on lures and final count before I gave it away early was 15 bass and one yella.Arh well tomorrow is another day, they might be back for Ray.One of the yakkers had a bit of bad luck, he tipped over and lost his car keys, house keys and his wallet. Dino
  21. 6 points
    straddiebrad

    Off Straddie

    head out off point lookout saturday to try and get a spanish,seen dropbear out he pulled some in too, got a mixed bag off reefies some good size moses in spot x,got one blistering run on a live yakka big spanish biggest for me anyway it had a few good runs and one big run at the end and went around the anchor rope after cutting through 2 strands of the rope it broke off only to see the big siler sub swim to the depths next time,was so hard to keep the boat in a straight line with the wind direction we would face out too sea then to straddie but thats fishin .brad
  22. 6 points
    FishingMad.com.au

    20 Squid In 30 Minutes | Video

    Just sharing my latest video, a squid frenzy from last Sunday catching 20 squid in 30 minutes. The full video can be seen at https://youtu.be/kx6VUsAGumg if you enjoy the video then please subscribe to the channel We launch from Werribee boat ramp at 6.30am in glass like waters and red skies. We shoot across Port Phillip Bay to target squid. As soon as we started the action was frantic, and we landed our bag limit of calamari in just 30 minutes. We were using a range of squid jigs including Yamashita Live, Rui squid jigs & savage gear 3D shrimp. Using colours green, blue and black. Some caught working the fishing rod and some caught with the rod in the rod holder. Got inked a few times but it’s all good fun. My family enjoyed some fresh calamari this week. enjoy the video
  23. 5 points
    rayke1938

    NPD 23/6/19

    I am still the tandan king being fortunate enough to catch the only one today.Was a bit crowded on the boat with Michael 2 having to sit on the battery box. Michael one still unable to get over 49.5cm despite around 4 or 5 attempts. Sharefarmers have not been present so we ended up with around 60 litres of redclaw with bycatch of 3 yellas and 114 bass, 6 tagged bass. Cheers Ray
  24. 5 points
    It’s been a while but the otoliths have been sectioned. Pics below. Moses: Hussar: I estimate the number of growth rings for the Moses at 28 or 29 and hussar at 33 or 34. If each ring represents one year of growth then they are both old fish! 89532590-4100-4464-9444-A58A8ED7CB9B.tiff 714F997B-31D5-4991-BC4A-5DDC7FA0D6A7.tiff
  25. 5 points
    rayke1938

    Treasure Hunting

    With the water dropping quite quickly and lily pads being exposed it is nearly time to go treasure hunting. There are plenty of redclaw and shrimp pots exposed and I know of a rod that was lost near this bank, Reckon it is fair game because the owner is incapacitated for another couple of months> Cheers Ray
  26. 5 points
    BTW has @Drop Bear approved this potential move ............
  27. 5 points
    Found this on another forum Draft Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan Legislation to Restrict Boating in moreton Bay 120 Days per year per person Section 107 of the Draft Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan is set to prohibit boating in the Marine Park zone to no more than 120 days per year per person. This legislation does not apply to those navigating and mooring with permission or operating a passenger ferry, but the impact could be felt by recreational boat users, residents of the Bay Islands, live-aboard operations, and commercial operators who could be fined or forced to navigate more red tape. Whilst there is support for protecting the bay environment, questions remain about the practicality of enforcing this legislation, who it will be applied to, and whether this will mean more red tape for commercial operators and others enjoying the Bay. Read the full report at this link: you'll need to copy and paste sorry https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/dbf1a3_8a8e436d412049a4ba9e48cf0fb4e47f.pdf Have your say here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Moretonbaylegislation 230 odd pages Section Stew is taking about is on page 75. Sounds like the old trick of including something controversial that everyone will complain about and slip in the things that they really wish to do unnoticed. Needs a section stating what they propose to change, No maps just lat and longitude lines. Impossible for a dumbo like me to work out what they are saying. Good reason to stick to the fresh water. Cheers Ray
  28. 5 points
    rayke1938

    NPD 19/6/19

    First spot we tried Rick pulled in 3 fish whilst we watched and that was that we hung around for a while trying to locate them but all in vein. Couple of other likely spots were also bare . We found some at Andrews drop off but they were scarce taking a hour to boat 20 bass so next spot was out in front of the fig tree where we had a hot bite before leaving them biting. Tally for the day was 85 bass and I once again the tandan king Some of the redclaw pots were good and others left us with a warm and fuzzy feeling because the poor starving sharefarmers needed a feed.
  29. 5 points
    samsteele115

    Peel Island

    Jeez, i hope the homies use snorkels so you can see them
  30. 5 points
    Old Scaley

    Peel Island

    You need to keep an eye on the green zones around the island and if you are travelling around the northern side, watch your depth. The reef extends out a fair way and some of the homies are not far under the water on the lower tides. The artificial reef balls on the western side are not very big so can take a bit of looking. Avoid the areas of high boat traffic for best results. Good luck.
  31. 5 points
    ellicat

    In Search Of Solitude

    Yep, we loaded the tray half full with firewood today. haha
  32. 5 points
    rayke1938

    NPD 12/6/19 113 Fish?

    I was not going to post as it only upsets Dino but decided he needed some encouragement to do his physio and get back on the water. We spent the day teaching the shrimp to swim and escape those ravenous fish that inhabit NPD. We were quite successful as we caught 113 less fish than last Sunday. First fish boated went 55cm much to Jasons delight. and Rick made it a double hookup with a 52 cm yella. We pulled another 3 yellas from this spot and then the shrimp had a reprieve fo rthe rest of the day with the bass being quite elusive with only the odd fish boated. They were a good size and mostly located in around 50 feet of water. We tried around one of the new fads and caught 2 bass one 325cmm and the other 275mm. As normal the redclaw pots were productive except the ones that the redclaw had chewed holes in. Cheers Ray
  33. 5 points
    rayke1938

    First Boat - Which One ?

    Is the trailer braked? Outfit probably over 750kg. With a lot of earlier outfits to keep the price competitive the dearlers would weigh the outfit dry to keep the weight under 750kg and only supply a unbraked trailer, Scalies quite often hit up the boat ramps of a weekend and give you a ticket and pull off the plates and you have to tilt tray your boat home , mechanical discs are not that expensive with electric a bit more but worth the extra as they are easier to adjust and if you put a relay in the reverse light circuit it disconnects the brakes when you are reversing, ( Stops the brakes locking up when you are reversing the empty trailer down the ramp) cheers ray
  34. 5 points
    Luvit

    Hervey Bay Report June 2019

    Here's a few more photos. A bit of a tradition now if we ever go through Tiaro we stop for coffee. It's just a very nice blend.
  35. 5 points
    Dinodadog

    NPD 10/6/19

    Alright alright you have me climbing the walls.
  36. 5 points
    Dinodadog

    I Passed

    Passed my test at the hospital this morning, surgeon happy to go ahead with my knee op
  37. 5 points
    Shanty

    Moreton Bay Marks

    Well my “secret spot” are still there. No one on them either, slower than it used to be but still there. Got a 20 cm squire and a 32 cm squire but if I spent more time and used whiting heads as I used to, I reckon I could have got some better ones. Good fishing
  38. 5 points
    rayke1938

    NPD 2/6/19

    Stew has had a bit of bad luck and has been out of action for a couple of months due to injuring his knee. I said no worries I hve arranged a couple of deckies and all you will have to di is pull in fish.I also knocked back a couple of people as I had 4 in the boat. Just before 5 last night one decky sent text to my phone saying that he was going to church instead of coming fishing. Next time he wants to come I will tell him to go to hell. The other decky sent me a pm ( On another boot polish site) at 5pm but i did not see it till 8pm. He had suddenly discovered that his car was in the garage and he will not get back till monday. By this time it was too late to look for other deckies and I was also a little irate. Stew and I decided to give it a go and apart from one crip helping the other we had a bottler of a day only 3 bass were undersized 1 yella good redclaw Cheers Ray
  39. 5 points
    Luvit

    Moreton Bay Marks

    This should get you started.
  40. 5 points
    aussie123

    1770 Reef Magic

    Here's a couple of pics that I forgot to upload. Thanks Robbie for dropping over and giving us a hand to clean the fish and also for taking away all of the frames afterwards.
  41. 5 points
    Luc53

    Need To Lift My Game

    He's not fat like NPD basses, he's pretty active chasing the shrimps and the fishes. Most feeding action starts as soon as I turn the aquarium light off. Otherwise he's fairly sociable and cruises around every so often. Goes nuts when a gegko wanders on the aquarium
  42. 5 points
    Drop Bear

    When Mrs Drop Bear Calls

    Well I don't really have this problem at the moment but it is a great one to have up your sleeve. Facebook-sd.mp4
  43. 5 points
    Drop Bear

    Seems About Right

  44. 5 points
    Dinodadog

    Shrimp Cleanout

    Told by the doc not to go fishing, I had to go to pull some pots as its going to be quite awhile before I get back out there.So with plenty of shrimp I decided to just go bait fishing. I managed to find a couple of small schools and managed to get 73 before 10am, got bored and went home before I done any damage to myself.I have to go to the hospital friday so they can have a look at a mark on my leg to see if they are going to cancel my knee op. Dino
  45. 5 points
    Dinodadog

    Seems About Right

    I am lucky I am going the other way at the moment, over last 2 years I have gone from 115 down to 93k and all I wanted to do was lose the gut, which I still have, although a bit smaller,my legs and arms have got very light on, wife calls me scrotum knees, gee shes awful.
  46. 5 points
    bulldogs195461

    Fishing Jacobs Well

    Hired a tinnie today at Jacobs well with my work offsider, fished all day, moving around lots, I used soft plastics and my go to hard body, dawia double clutch. Didn't catch a thing, but kept getting caught up in weed, was a pain because I coudnt see it till I dragged my lures through, tried to work out a plan b but unfortunately, coudnt. Very frustrating after driving from Toowoomba, Dave on bait got two undersized bream, and something called a pike eel, very sinister looking, as his got a disability (and I don't mean me) he was happy. Anyhow beats being at work, cheers all john
  47. 5 points
    kmcrosby78

    Bay Glass Out And Some Fish :)

    Ate the bonito last night (yummy done Mediterranean style with olives, tomatoes, olive oil and lemon in the pan with the fish, also works well with tailor) and had the mackerel tonight. Have frozen all the shark - it will turn into tacos and probably curry. Will let you know.
  48. 5 points
    Luvit

    Bay Glass Out And Some Fish :)

    I woud guess with its mouth
  49. 5 points
    Old Scaley

    Bay Glass Out And Some Fish :)

    Nice report @kmcrosby78, sounds like something for everyone in the family. I know your boys want to take that grinner mantle away from you, but I think @benno573 is the new holder of that title. He and I had a good session over at Mud on Saturday morning and he landed some stonker grinner, most of which ended up in the crab pots. No time to do a report today (and no photos) but we (more specifically Benno) ended up with a good cod, one good pan sized snapper, a 50cm flathead, a couple of legal tuskies and 3 sandies out of 8 pots.
  50. 5 points
    Shoji

    Stacer 4mt Runabout Boat Seat Covers

    Dropped them off to an upholstery place. Blue will be the colour. Actually the boat is getting a refurb. 2k paint just this morning in front of my spray booth. I will do the outside as well. https://www.outboardspares.com.au/Are great to deal with and full service kit and carb kit has cost me just $186 Location is Mandurah WA. We have the estuary and great coast fishing. Also will be taking this Stacer down south to Walpole and the Blackwood river at some stage.