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      1. Hi all, Wondering if anyone can offer some advice/opinion. I am looking to buy an inflatable boat such as an Intex Exursion or an Aqua Marina Classic or Motion. However, I am not too sure. I don't want to be spending a fortune, and the ones mentioned are within the $150-300 range. I am looking to attach a small electric T-18 motor on the back as they have fittings for such a thing, so any recommendations that have that would be great. In addition, fishing rod holders would be great, and most importantly, a canopy that can be attached (any advice there?) such as a Bimini or whatever else would do the job. Thanks in advance.
      2. Hi everyone, I hope you're all well. I thought id share a funny video that I spent some time putting together covering the very controversial topic of HOW TO CATCH & COOK CARP. I bet you're Curious?? Watch and enjoy a step by step instructional guide on catching carp. Things turn a little crazy as I throw in plenty of light hearted humour including some bizarre cooking & cleaning tips. It’s all in good fun, so I hope you enjoy the video. Please remember to support my channel by subscribing & commenting if you enjoyed it. Just so I'm sharing some knowledge for others. I was using a 3-5 kilo rod, a 2000 size reel spooled with 10 pound braid. Baits used were corn kernels from the can and bread. I also use scrub worms and maggots. Was filmed at a couple of various locations mainly Cherry lake in Altona. I hope you find some helpful tips. My first attempt at some light hearted humour so I look forward to the comments and feedback. Video link - https://youtu.be/0peEn7YvlYQ
      3. Hi everyone. Ferntree Gully reservoir will once again be stocked with a further 400 rainbow trout yearlings this week. I fished this spot a couple of weeks ago and caught 10 trout in 90 minutes. All catch and release. I was using powerbait in bright colours and scrub worms on a very simple running sinker rig. It's a great spot to take the family. Very scenic views, birdlife and tremendous fishing. Here is a video of the session which shows some rigging and catching techniques that will hopefully help others catch a few fish too. Video link - https://youtu.be/765RvzwvfsY
      4. Drop Bear

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      5. I randomly chose a Rig out of my stock to test how strong of knots we do and how durable our hooks are. I test 1 rig every 10 I do and average between 74lb and 76lb before breaking strain. I use Berkeley big game IGFA leader which is designed to break just before 80lb for tournaments so anything about 90% breaking strain is pretty good. I figure I can show the fish people catch on my rigs. Show the reviews from people that use them. But in my opinion showing exactly how good my rigs are under stress is the best way to show what I do. I like to know what I am fishing with and what I can get out of rigs when I am fishing and I figure so do most other fishos. If you like what you see please comment below. You can find my gear here https://bettertackle.com/ . I am slowly adding to the site with info on fishing, tips and just being open and honest about what I do and how I do it. Being a small little operation and an innovator the bigger guys tend to slowly adopt what I am doing. Bad for me but good for the industry I guess. Thanks guys and sorry for the long time no post. Been very busy with work and life. added a bit of fish porn from customer that sent in recent catches Flasher Rigs 80lb.mp4
      6. Hi AFO gang, Been a little quiet on the posting front for the last month or so. Have been doing some fishing here and there with a couple of great trips with @Luvit and @Luke Landrunner off Mooloolaba a while back. That was a pretty awesome day although bloody hell the weather turned shite really quick on the way back but the Grady White kept us safe! Thanks again @Luvit In between have been doing some basic whiting fishing north of Scarbs / Newport and the Cockle Banks with some pretty good success mixed in with some crabs. But I have some more time this weekend and with the weather looking the way it is I might take the Scout past the northern artificial / coffee rocks and try my hand at some reef bashing from Flinders up to Hutchies and around. Anybody been out there recently or heading out on Saturday? All the reports are showing fish fish fish and I'd love to get into some decent reef fish for a change. Cheers
      7. Glassing over the various fishing forums lately and to me it seems like most of not all have very little to no input, to me i reckon social media has a massive input toward its decline, dunno what the solution is other than getting out there and posting things up there my self???
      8. I’m just sharing a step by step instructional video I created on the basics of bream fishing. I think many will find this helpful. In this instance, we are using live scrub worms to catch bream. We guide you through tackle and gear selection, rig setup, bait presentation then me and my kids catch a few bream on the Maribyrnong river. It’s a great video for beginners, or those looking for a few tips or those looking to take their kids fishing, especially during the school holidays. This same guide can be used for all different types of fish species such as trout, redfin, carp, bream, mullet, bass, perch, whiting and much more. It’s very simple and very effective all you need is a rod, reel, line, ball sinker, swivel, and hook and your all set. Make sure you sub the channel if you enjoy the video
      9. Hi, Hope a few forum members are taking advantage of the weather this weekend. Put the boat in yesterday arvo till after dark, fished around Redcliffe/ Scarborough in the hope of getting a few tailor. Caught some legal bream and plenty of undersized fish. At least this kept the young bloke entertained Anyone has any luck catching tailor yet around northern Moreton Bay?
      10. Hey, I am looking for GPS marks for fishing spots in Moreton bay. I used to live here when I was younger but moved to Sydney for work for 17 years. I have know moved back but can’t find any fish here anymore. I am looking for marks ( you could PM me) from About Victoria Point to Green island maybe a bit further north. If someone could respond that would be fantastic.
      11. Thought others might find this amusing and interesting. I have been a long-time sufferer of seasickness. I’m always interested to know what others do to manage their own seasickness. I have added 2 links which might be helpful. The first is an article I have written about my own experiences to manage seasickness. The medications and remedies I’ve tried. What has and hasn’t worked. I have also added a short video clip on my latest trip ruined by seasickness. One short moment where I hold it together to catch a big squid knowing I was about to get sick. Article - https://fishingmad.com.au/article/seasickness Video Link - Appreciate ideas and feedback from others on how they manage their own seasickness.
      12. Video link - https://youtu.be/Lt5yVedNR8Y Sharing my latest fishing report/video. This one is a hilarious episode. A few of us headed up towards Campbells cove on the runabout boat targeting squid. What starts of as some light hearted humour turns into a funny sledging competition to see who can catch the most squid. We have all been there before one person is catching everything whilst the others are getting doughnuts. Thankfully on this occasion it was my turn to catch a few and as a good mate, I went out of my way to turn the sledging up to high. It’s a great video, lots of squid being caught and lots of laughs between good mates. And yes only 14 squid kept between 3 people on board which is well within legal catch limits, with plenty of squid returned to the water.
      13. This weekend is the OzFish Unlimited Wynnum Fishing Classic. With light winds and sunny skies the weather is looking MINT! Early Bird tickets sales finish soon. Save money and get your tickets today. Here is the link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-ozfish-unlimited-wynnum-fishing-classic-tickets-57486583920?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text Click on the green button. Don't forget that it is running in conjunction with the Wynnum Manly Seafood Festival YUM.
      14. Video link - Sharing my latest fishing video. This one is completely insane and must watch viewing for local anglers. We launch from Altona boat ramp and immediately find ourselves within the biggest school of salmon that I have ever seen. Its complete chaos, a massive bust up with salmon surfacing everywhere. We’re catching big salmon nearly every cast. Its nonstop fishing action. We were just flicking soft plastics curl tail and minnow imitations on a 1/8 jog head, but I reckon the salmon would have taken anything. Enjoy the video it’s a ripper, and please subscribe to the channel.
      15. I live in casino, right next to the Richmond river and have noticed the vast quantities of mullet in the river(they usually easily exceed 45cm and get as big as 70cm) my friends and I usually catch them using bread squashed on a hook, the most effective bait by far we have noticed is using the thick algae that grows off of rocks(although it doesn't last long on the hook as it comes of easily), and it has got me thinking about making a lure similar to a fly that inmates algae and so was wondering if anyone has had the same thought or has actually done the same thing, or if you have tried other baits that last longer on the hook?
      16. Hey, Just wondering if there is any land based spots around the western suburbs area that are any good and what species are usually caught and best bait or lures to use Thanks
      17. Good morning team! Please see the details for event below! This year this event is expanding to include the Wynnum Manly Seafood festical so will be an awesome long weekend for the whole family! Please check it out and consider entering or coming down as all proceeds will be going back to the Shellfish Reef Restoration Project. Oh and go into the draw to win a boat just for entering!
      18. Caught up with a mate of mine while I was overseas and he asked if the rigs I make would work off-shore in Florida. Since we are only a small hobby business and are not an actual online tackle store and a manufacturing business we did not really have much funds for advertising as Better Tackle is a labor of love not profit. ( Our whole business model is to make better rigs then you can make yourself or get from the big name companies that sell similar pre-made rigs). So I sent him home with a few of our rigs and mentioned that the Cherry bomb and the Irish Eyes as well as the Blue Sunrise are my personal favs for reef fishing. He sent me back this picture of the biggest trigger fish he has ever caught in 40 years fishing and was super impressed. Which I was shocked how impressed he was as he knows me and knows that if I make something or put my name to it ifs bloody good but I am also aware there is a lot of similar poorly made stuff out there so many people are standoffish with our gear. ( which is fair enough but sigh, does make things hard when you are trying to promote yourself.) What he was most impressed about was he just rolled the rig back onto our unique rapid release winding boards for the next trip. But check out this trigger fish. Its a bloody beauty. Tight lines guys Josh from Better Tackle oh and coincidentally the 20% discount I have done up for members here is still available . The code is Aussiefishing, Just add that at check out as I like to give back to a community I enjoy being part of. Hope you are all wetting a line this weekend or wetting your thirst or both, as I am want to do myself.
      19. What a cracking day yesterday on the bay! Planned to use the light southerly winds and long period swell to hit the coffee rocks again with my 2 boys, but as I was going to be out all day decided to drop the youngest from the roster as he packs it in after a couple of hours. So hit Scarbs just before 7 (wasn't too bad at the ramp considering) and then headed north east. Was scratching my head as the wind was up a bit more than forecast creating a less than desirable ride. Did a quick check of the M4 but there was no bait so kept on moving as I had plenty of frozen yakka from the last trip. Freeman passage was breaking on either side but got through without too much trouble but always pay to hang off and check when you are in the middle of the tide change around there. Got to a couple of marks from before and dropped the motor guide. Plenty of fish on the sounder. Fished for a couple of hours moving around to not much luck. One small parrot was landed but the rest was whiptails and rubbish. Had a couple of good hits but nothing would stick. Decided this time round to not use the paternoster and go ball sinker to hook. Reckon I should have changed and maybe my luck would have improved. Son had a ball as he caught the parrot fish and also an occy that casually bit a hole in the bottom of the net and slinked away on the bottom of the boat! Wind had dropped off and was torn between going to the artificial but son was starting to feel a bit green so headed back via the M4 again to replenish the bait stocks. Coming back was awesome and really did match the forecast with it almost glass like. After 2 trips to the coffee rocks I am thinking I might spend a bit more time focusing on closer to home. I know I can hit the cockle banks and get a fee of whiting with a high chance of probability. Scarb / North Reef is really hard due to the boat traffic and small fishing window of early morning / early evening. Beacon bashing is almost over...and kind of get a bit bored sitting around a beacon with plenty of over boats. So what to do ... guess I should start using the Scout's pro's and focus on the southern bay islands and also The Pine. Even though I had a great day on the bay ... definitely feel a bit deflated with not a lot of fish for the efforts.
      20. Hey guys and gals! Firstly thanks everyone on here for the posts! Been awesome looking at people’s catches. This is my first summer ever fishing for bass. Finally feel like I’m getting the hang of it. I normally fish locally around Ipswich. Heading to the NPD for my first time on Sunday morning in the yak. Any advice would be awesome!!! Recommend lures/how it fishes? I’ve only ever fished maroon and I caught nothing that morning I don’t have a depth sounder but I’m sure there are still ways of catching a few without to much local knowledge? Would love to get my misso onto her first ever bass! Thanks guys! Hope everyone has a good week!
      21. Hi everyone Thought I’d share a interesting video from the weekend - https://youtu.be/weOq3gV7INc I assisted hosting a event/get together for local Seadoo jet ski owners, which included a fishing competition with prizes. Myself and a mate fished from a Seadoo 155 Fish Pro Jet Ski. A really cool watercraft, makes me think twice about owning a boat. Despite the 40k winds we still had an enjoyable morning with a great bunch of locals, whilst catching a few fish including several flathead, snook, pinkies and squid. All fish were caught using my 1-4k rod and soft plastics including fathead curl tail and pro grub on 1/18 ounce jig head If you enjoy the video then please subscribe to the channel Best regards Alan Bonnici www.fishingmad.com.au
      22. Hi all, I am just asking for your opinions on which brands on braid and leader line to use. I am using 8-15 pound line. Also the best brands for cheap as-well. Thanks,
      23. Video report link - https://youtu.be/rtzVPnZU-jM Thought I’d share a Port Phillip Bay video fishing report. We launched from Altona, the weather was perfect, and the fishing was great. We headed to shallow squid grounds towards point cook fishing depths between 3-6 meters deep. We almost bagged out on squid. Red and pink squid jigs the standout, worked slowly. We then moved on drifting and caught some really good size flathead, using squid tentacles as bait on paternoster rigs. Biggest flattie was in the mid 60’s. We also caught whiting, pinkies and a gummy shark. Despite having a banana emergency onboard, the day turned out great.
      24. Have heard some crazy reports that the prawns are back on and thick as s#$t! Thinking of hitting the Pine tomorrow or the weekend.
      25. Hey guys, Please bear with me because this might be a long post. Essentially, I’ve been going fishing for bream about 8 weeks in a row at the hawkesbury river. On the boat, my old man will fish with a hand-reel (Cheap one you can buy from the local store), some cheap line and will still catch some very good, legal sized bream. Meanwhile, me and my brother have spent about $280 on a new rod and reel and much more if you include the braid and such…Yet we can’t catch anything unless we use a hand reel as well. I don’t get it. Clearly, we’re doing something very wrong. Below I’ll outline the things I use and how I go about it. Just a few things, I mainly use the rod with bait fishing. I only recently started using soft plastics and I realize the reason I probably don’t catch on soft plastics is because I haven’t really mastered the learning curve yet and that it will take a while, nonetheless I will also tell you my soft plastic hookup. Rod – Shimano Raider Bream, 7ft2 Reel – Diawa BG 2500 Line – J-Braid grand 6lb Leader – We use about 40cm of Sunline FC Rock (4lb) Needles – Mustad Big Red Suicide Hook 2/0 Sinker – Just a small running sinker (You can recommend a Size, I’m not too sure about our one), think it’s size 1 Bait – I stick to mainly chicken breast but have used prawns. Essentially we do the braid, put a running sinker, swivel and then 40cm of leader then the needle. When we do soft plastics, we tie the leader straight onto the braid using an alberto knot and use Soft plastics – Zman GrubZ at 2.5” (Recommended all over the internet for bream so we got these). The boat is generally anchored close to the shore and we try to cast closer to the rocks however we’ve tried casting just about everywhere, we rarely get any bites. Regardless, I highly doubt it’s positioning as the old man doesn’t seem to have a problem and just laughs at us and tells us to change to a hand-reel.