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  1. 5 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    I'm Going On A Trip!

    Hi everyone I'm just going on a trip to Wivenhoe with the family. We will be doing a bit of sussing-out at the head of the river and the dam. If I get some good piccys, I'll post them up Cheers Hamish
  2. 4 points
    rayke1938

    Ref Fish NPD 28/6/20

    Bit wet and drizzly today and we had to work hard to find fish. We found some very promising looking shows on the sounder with what appeared to be active feeding fish but could not entice them to partake of a feed of live shrimp or to attack a blade.We just ended up sounding along the edges of drop offs and picking up a few fish here and there. On the way back to the ramp we found a few fish concentrated around Andrews drop off which increased the tally to 64 bass,1 yella and one tandan. Shrimp still scarce. Mark caught the most fish including a couple of 50s one of which was blind in one eye possibly as the result of a treble.
  3. 4 points
    Gad

    Nrl 2020

    Round 7 results Thursday June 25 Panthers 20 v 12 Rabbitohs The Bunnies shot themselves with a mistake riddled first half and could not work themselves into this game. PorkChops, Robert`s and Mitchell`s sin bin professional fowls, were not pivotal to the final score line Friday June 26 Storm 50 v 6 Warriors hmmm, bad night at the office for the Warriors, but… are they looking good for round 8 Storm? Supercell more likely… Roosters 26 v 12 Dragons Dragons were ****-a-doddle-dooed…. Saturday June 27 Cowboys 32 v 20 Knights The Cowboys ok corralled the Knightd Broncos 12 v 30 Titans WOW… the Broncos scored in the 2nd half Eels 25 v 24 Raiders Sunday June 28 Sea Eagles 22 v 40 Sharks Shark attack! Bulldogs 6 v 34 Tigers Oh dear… who keeps letting the Dog`s out
  4. 3 points
    Another Wazza

    Just The Big Ones

    Legendary statement!, that sums up just about everyone walking into a tackle shop!, leave your logic at the door, and go wild!, good luck with whatever outfit you reward yourself with, you’ll love it!
  5. 3 points
    rayke1938

    I'm Going On A Trip!

    The maggot bags are pretty good there. Try the ones at the pie van at Nanango on the way to Bejlke Peterson dam or Bucks Bakery at Landsborough on the Way to Baroon Pocket. Next time leave Declan at home to mow the lawn with a pair of nail scissors.
  6. 3 points
    jon

    Just The Big Ones

    Also I have an Ian Miller Shimano t-curve deep jig 400 rated to37kg and 300 to 500 gram jig weight. It came basically free with a second hand torsa. It’s a solid stick of a rod but there not worth bugger all second hand so I just keep it as a back up. As I prefer the Daiwa rods. If you get your hands on a big overhead your more than welcome to borrow it free of charge Mate that way you can spend more dosh on a reel. Aside from dropping it overboard it’s pretty indestructible and I’m not worried if it gets a few battle scars in return I’d like to see a report with you holding up a stonker and big grin on your dile. All the best mate good luck!!!!
  7. 3 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    I'm Going On A Trip!

    Hey guys Just got back, but I'll let the pictures do the talking! So, as you can see, we went to the spillway, seeing as though the Information Centre/Lookout was closed. We were going to go to a kayak launching spot but my brother, Declan, wasn't to happy to come in the first place so we ended up driving home and getting a pie for dinner on the way. Cheers Hamish
  8. 3 points
    Angry51

    Good Berley

    Greg, I just used a cheap food processor to chop everything up a bit.
  9. 3 points
    Ed.

    Just The Big Ones

    I think that Northern conquest charges about $15/day for rod and reel or their condition but you would have to check, all the pics show spinning gear, but can't make out type or brand though. All the larger reels will catch all the fish you probably tangle with but some are nicer/better to use than others. In the olden days many a humongous fish fish was caught with just a hand line on a spool with 80-100 plus pound line but we have been accustomed to using high end reels which can cost 500 times more, and big reels are much more fun! Having said that, I once tussled with a huge ray at Shute Harbour that swam up and took my bait intended for Spanish mackerel, it was on a $2 80lb hand line and after about 25 minutes of getting my arms stretched and many times I thought the line would break, eventually it swam under a moored large boat and went around the oyster encrusted pylons on the jetty and the line did part, even though I didn't land that ray I did have massive fun as well! When I was living in W.A as a deckhand on a cray boat I knew a lot of professional fishermen who still used hand lines and they out fished me 10-1 when I was using a rod and reel. I had fun and they caught the fish!
  10. 3 points
    Ed.

    Just The Big Ones

    Because it is so much nicer to catch a big fish using your own gear, and you still get to use it for other purposes when you come back home. If you are a regular fisherman you will use it often as a good reel is a pleasure to use and will last for decades. However if this is going to be a one trip only, then I agree, save your cash. Just make sure the charter boat has decent gear onboard to use first, I have seen some absolute beaten up junk on some boats. Hence the reason I try to bring my own. Drop Bear: You still haven't mentioned what your budget is.
  11. 2 points
    Jaz44

    Cairns Trinity Inlet Fishing

    Hey mate. So sorry for the late reply. I actually went fishing on Friday with little luck. I did catch bait for next trip though! For next time, a simple tip is to just throw a net at the Tingira street boat ramp, We always catch bait there. If not, throw a net off creek mouths and points. You will always get bait. If you are time poor and can't look for fish, just anchor up on one of those yellow buoys. There are always fingermark and I have caught some grunter there. We found some structure just in front of a buoy full of fish. Try fishing the leads too. Time is much needed to find fish. 'Snag bashing' may produce some good fish but is a waste of time. It's too inconsistent.
  12. 2 points
    Drop Bear

    Just The Big Ones

    How dare you make logical arguments when I want to dream about shinny shinny new gear that I probably won't use much at all haha So I do agree with you but... there is a hire fee for the gear if you don't take your own, I want to fish for big stuff forever, I am a tragic tackle rat and get ripped off and love it, I don't know the quality of the gear on the boat, I already have heaps of stuff that I could take and catch fish but I want to monster out the biggest fish and dream about the gear that stops the one that would otherwise get away.
  13. 2 points
    jon

    Just The Big Ones

    Hi mate I’ve been on nc charters on the boat called sir reel. Was a great trip also been on another one of their boats not sure if they still have it it was a game boat riveria type thing for a shorter trip. It was some time ago so I forget which skipper it was, deckies have probably changed since then too. If you are gonna get a Stella I wouldn’t go for the biggest model unless your a dedicated gt fisho with a great back and arms. In all honesty I’d be looking at the 10k to 14k Stella which don’t quote me someone else on here may know I think are basically a similar or same body to each other with different spools. They have more than enough drag to stop the big ones. And if you plan on casting all day the lower weight will be appreciated. I’ve only recently bought a big dogfight reel but have been using a ten k Stella for over six years and it’s been more than capable at stopping plenty of fish between 15 and 30 kg. But like I said previously a Saragossa will serve you well on a budget if you don’t think the Stella is justified
  14. 2 points
    Towknee

    Nrl 2020

    Tough weekend to tip a winner
  15. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Nrl 2020

    Wew, the Sea Eagles got it handed to them by the Sharks... 22-40!
  16. 2 points
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Good Berley

    Hey GregOug When I use berley, it normally consists of something like old bait (herring/prawn), if I have them chicken pellets, prawn scraps, and bread. I put them all in a bag/bucket and make a bit of a trail. I'd imagine any grinners you'd catch might make an OK berley for the mincer, as well as any fish frames. I'll be interested to hear how your berleying goes! Cheers Hamish
  17. 2 points
    Cobiaaddict

    Good Berley

    Hey Greg In the bay I use pilchards and any left over bait from previous trips cut up as small as possible. Offshore I use pilchards,chicken laying pellets. Tuna oil, bread crumbs prawn shells mixed into some salt water so I can make balls to throw up current. Careful when doing burley in the bay as it can attract a lot of unwanted vermin like sharks, catfish and FUGU. Just use it sparingly. Cheers Josh <><
  18. 2 points
    Jigging encompasses so many different scenarios it is almost impossible to recommend suitable tackle without knowing just what fish you are gong to target, what depth of water you intend to fish and what your budget is. If you are proficient with their use I would go for an overhead style reel in preference to a spinning reel for jigging, they are mechanically stronger with better designed drags. If you do go for a spinning reel you will need to dig deep and buy one of the top shelf reels designed to handle the job or you will be disappointed. The newer carbon rods, especially the high modulus Japanese carbon blanks are much lighter and stronger than traditional fibreglass rods and can now be bought quite cheaply, they look like toys but are very strong and are a joy to use. There are also some good jigging reels coming out of Korea, Malaysia and China that can handle the stresses of jigging without costing a fortune, I have a few and since buying them I have left my Shimano's in the cupboard. As Ed has said, don't discount Okuma's, they make some very good reels.
  19. 2 points
    jon

    Just The Big Ones

    I’ve been on few extended trips off Townsville and it’s always been top notch. Talk to the skipper at the beginning of the trip and let him know you got your heart set on a big red. Don’t stress to much about catching your own livies out there as on and extended trio a good operator will take you out to some good ground and dead baits will be fine. Fish your forty pound gear in The shallower ground but once he gets you out in that deeper stuff escpecially around 60 meters fish heavy and be the first on to drop with the biggest slab of hussar you can find on the deck! Hope you have a on a trip mate I’m jealous. Also pack one or two stickbaits coz I’d skip take you into a reef for lunch and a swim I’ve seen horse gt s pulled up while everyone else was eating.
  20. 1 point
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Notifications

    Hey GregOug That is annoying, hopefully the issue is figured out and fixed ASAP. ellicat, mine are still working, or at least still being sent to my email if that's what you mean Cheers Hamish
  21. 1 point
    Drop Bear

    Notifications

    I think it is working for me. Will check.
  22. 1 point
    jon

    Just The Big Ones

    Anything running 20 plus kilos of drag will serve you well. If your need more you just have to sacrifice the skin on your thumb
  23. 1 point
    jon

    Just The Big Ones

    Yeah mate we cleaned up on sir reel, from big reds to nannygai and huge trout too! I seem to remember the food was great to with plenty of fresh fish and sashimi as well. All the catch was filleted bagged frozen and given to us packed in styrofoam boxes which made taking home on the plane super easy
  24. 1 point
    Drop Bear

    Just The Big Ones

    I am colour blind when it comes to rods. I will give them a call, thanks for the tip.
  25. 1 point
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    I'm Going On A Trip!

    Hey rayke1938 Thanks for the recommendations, look like you have tried quite a few. We normally go to the Fernvale one on the way home because they apparently have 'Australia's best gourmet pies'. We'll have to make Declan mow the lawn with scissors now that you've suggested it, sounds like a good plan. Would save me or my dad doing it. Cheers Hamish
  26. 1 point
    Ed.

    Just The Big Ones

    Have a look at this in the size 20 it is the cheapest I have found and nice specifications: https://www.freddys.com.au/products/okuma-makaira-overhead-reels?variant=29246157226077 or this one at half the price. https://www.freddys.com.au/collections/overhead-reels/products/penn-fathom-2-speed-lever-drag-reels?variant=32497035608157
  27. 1 point
    Andrew_P

    Just The Big Ones

    I saw a couple of The old Style white 40-100 lb ones For $150 at Everton park BCF about a month ago. Might be worth ringing around To see whose got One
  28. 1 point
    Drop Bear

    Just The Big Ones

    Sounds perfect. I will check them out. Thanks
  29. 1 point
    GregOug

    Pedestal Seat In Plywood Floor

    Yes. Nice, clean and well organised. Looks good!
  30. 1 point
    ellicat

    I'm Going On A Trip!

    Have a good time.
  31. 1 point
    Andrew_P

    Just The Big Ones

    Drop bear mate there’s not much that tyrnos 20 with 70lb braid won’t stop. Just need a decent rod to put it on. The old series Terez rods can take a beating are relatively cheap if you can find one. The 40-100lb 6’6 OH is a weapon. I’ve got the 40-80lb and it has stopped reds, big cobes And has enough tip to land tuskies and rte too. Welcome to come have a look if you want Mate.
  32. 1 point
    ellicat

    Pedestal Seat In Plywood Floor

    Yep, the wind or rain on the weekends often spoils plans. :(
  33. 1 point
    Old Scaley

    Just The Big Ones

    Looking at the website @DropBear, it looks like the charter supplies all the gear that has been mentioned above. Why spend big dollars on gear you might use once a year?
  34. 1 point
    Towknee

    Pedestal Seat In Plywood Floor

    Thanks Ellicat, I keep thinking of upgrading to a Quintrex 460 renegade, one day But this one does the job for now. I do like the tiller steer as I can watch everyone in the boat & it has plenty of floor space. But long runs in the bay in the cold, makes me wish I had a different set up! I put in a new switchboard earlier this year. Took advantage of it and made a mounting board out of HDPE plastic and relocated the ignition switch. Which has helped tidy it up. Need to neaten up the wiring As a few have fallen down.
  35. 1 point
    Drop Bear

    Just The Big Ones

    Yep I really want to treat myself... but I will really need to budget if I want a 14k Stella... I think i will get a Talica 20 and put 80lb braid on it. I have some short stroker rods that I think I can re-purpose for it. I have a Saragossa 8000 with 40lb on it so that will be a nice all round type rod, I just want the one that will pull a 1.4m trout out of its lair. I know, quick photo then back, but it would be great to catch one. I hope to be using baits the size of the fish I normally catch around here. Fingers crossed.
  36. 1 point
    Dinodadog

    Nice Warm Morning

    Best time of the year is just starting, bring on the big mamas.
  37. 1 point
    GregOug

    Brakes On Trailers

    Realistically if you are looking at a fairly new boat it should be housed on a suitably rigged trailer. If not, I would steer clear of it. There is a chance that it still comes in under the 2000kg threshold. The latest 4 stroke motors are lighter than the previous ones and you’re looking at aluminium which is lighter than fibreglass and requires less hp than fibreglass. If in doubt, ask the seller to tow it to the nearest weighbridge with you and ascertain the actual gross weight. My boat is 6.4 metres, fibreglass with a 200 hp v8 on the back and it comes in under 2000kg.
  38. 1 point
    GregOug

    Former Catches (pre 2011 Flood)

    Coral wouldn’t grow between the time from a flood to a drought. It takes many years. If there was coral there it would have been there for a long time. Have you tried the same spot in recent years? Maybe it’s still there.
  39. 1 point
    Towknee

    Pedestal Seat In Plywood Floor

    That’s what I’m thinking Ellicat. I’ll give it a go & see how it goes.
  40. 1 point
    ellicat

    Pedestal Seat In Plywood Floor

    I reckon it would work. To make it less likely to pull the screws you could use bolts right through and use a washer on the underside.
  41. 1 point
    jon

    Just The Big Ones

    Yep plus one for a talica it’s an ideal bottom fishing rig my boat never leaves home without one. They have gone up in price a bit, if you prefer spin gear then Saragossa packs a punch without the Stella or Saltiga price tag not a bad buy if your not gonna use it all the time if your gonna use it heaps than save for a Stella. What’s the name of the operator your going with?
  42. 1 point
    Leosonfire

    Homemade Kayak Setup

    Yeh just thought of using zip ties as it all lines up to the d rings. My worry is stability effect. Going to test it out in my pool first
  43. 1 point
    ellicat

    Homemade Kayak Setup

    Looks comfy enough but might be a little less stable with the higher height. Is the chair fixed in ?
  44. 1 point
    Another Wazza

    Just The Big Ones

    Hi there, similar to cobiaaddicts recommendation, I’ve taken a Talica 12 on a Samurai 30-60lb jig stick, loaded with 50lb braid to the Swains a few times, and on some occasions it’s only just enough. Another favourite I like up there is a 8000 Saragossa on a 20- 50lb venom stick running 40lb braid, it’s a great all rounder, The heavy outfit is a 14000 Stella on a venom GT popping rod running 65lb braid, all of these setups are extremely capable of landing monsters, it just comes down to how much your comfortable with spending, and how often they’ll get used, the outfit I use the most up there is a little 20 year old Abu 6500 on a 6-12kg rod running 30lb J braid, I’ve caught some crackers on that setup, but that’s mainly used in water to 30 metres and less, at the end of the day though, went it comes to fishing gear, don’t be afraid to treat yourself!
  45. 1 point
    tiotony

    Cairns Trinity Inlet Fishing

    Can't help you too much mate. I'm a land based angler (by choice) and with almost all of the accessible areas banned from fishing in the inlet, I never go there anymore. I concentrate on the warm months salmon and barra on the beach now. All I can suggest; forget buying bait and throwing lures at inlet fish that see lures every day. Live bait is the key so get a castnet and fish live bait anywhere and you'll get fish. Use a long leader with lively baits and in the inlet you'll always get a good fingermark or something. Lightest or no lead and most natural presentation is the key - the livie will get smashed. Other option without castnet; find a nice spot next to snags and burley heavily - plenty of big bream in the inlet this time of year and jacks, cod etc will be attracted too, but there seems to be a lot of bull sharks around this year that have been making my burley trails in the Barron a waste of time. Last option; if the SE wind dies there will be heaps of doggie mackeral around the leads to the inlet.
  46. 1 point
    AUS-BNE-FISHO

    Nrl 2020

    Thanks for the times again Gad!
  47. 1 point
    Thanks guys, I think my friend harrassing the junio snapper in a sensual manner has given the boat some bad mojo (well thats my excuse and I am sticking with it!)
  48. 1 point
    Battered Sav

    Woody Point Jetty last night

    hope they choke on the little bones.
  49. 0 points
    GregOug

    Nrl 2020

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear