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      1. Went to the doc last monday with a sinus problem, bleeding from the nose, had it a hundred times. Result you better have a covid test, next result you are in lockdown until you get more results. Next result a phonecall 5pm friday, all clear. I blxxdy knew that,OH well it gave my sore back a chance for a rest.Now planning next fishing trip, you ripper.
      2. Hi all Just thought I'd make a list of all the different abbreviations, for anyone who might not know. Feel free to add - FYI - For your information TMI - Too much information! IRL - In real life AFK - Away from keyboard BRB - Be right back IMO/IMHO - In my opinion/In my honest opinion TBH - To be honest BTW - By the way WTH - What the heck POIDH - Photo or it didn't happen Cheers Hamish
      3. Hi all, My name is Aaron. I am currently in Year 11, go to school in NSW and am a keen recreational fisherman. For my Senior Geography Research Project my topic is "Impacts recreational fishing has on the environment in Australia". In this project I am required to do a survey to get as much primary data as possible. I would really appreciate it if as many as you could complete the short survey I have attached. It will take around 5-10 minutes to complete and is entirely voluntary. If you have finished the survey, I would really appreciate it, and it would help me a lot if you could copy this link and share/send it to as many people as you know. It would be best if they too were a recreational fishermen/fisherwomen. Link - Thank you for the support Regards Aaron
      4. Since I seen favourite boating hack I decided what’s everyone’s favourite fishing hacks . I’ll list mine Hack 1 for people that tie the Alberto knot you can make it a lot stronger by going through the loop 3 times instead of 1 before pulling it tight or you can just do a regular alberto and put 2 half hitch’s on the braid either way it does the same thing and is stronger then the regular Alberto hack 2 wash your treble or single hooks on your lures after fishing freshwater or saltwater . This gets rid of any salt weed or mud on the hooks and keeps them free of rust hack 3 write down the fishing conditions what you used weather and anything else you can add .into a empty book and turn it into a fishing dairy this way you will be able to predict good fishing times for certain spots you regularly fish and helps with fishing overall . i know some of these aren’t really hacks there more tips but I have found them to be very helpful
      5. Some of you know that I have prostate cancer. I am getting it cut out tomorrow. I hope to be back on the water ASAP. The reason for this post is to give any of you handsome rosters that are over 40 years of age a kick in the bum to go get a PSA test. Its easy, just ask your doc. I got mine early and hopefully it will all come out in one piece and ill be catching bigger fish than all you lot very soon. I hope you catch a stack while I'm gone.
      6. After some recent spam and abusive posts, I'd like to remind members not to engage with these members. At the top right hand of each post you will see "Report Post". If you see something you think breaks site rules or is spam, simply click on that and I will get the message to deal with it. Thanks.
      7. Just wanted you guys to know that my instagram is now public and I will be uploading mostly fishing related pictures and stories . My insta Breaming with bro
      8. Game. First to guess has next shot.
      9. Happy Birthday Hamish. Hope all your fishing dreams come true.
      10. For those struggling with the current coronavirus rules, I found the following interpretative principles helpful. Before you read you may wish to make yourself a cup of tea maybe coffee or then again you may wish to pour a glass of wine. Then again you may wish to do all three. 1. You MUST NOT leave the house for any reason, but if you have a reason, you can leave the house. 2. Shops are closed, except those shops that are open. 3. You must not go to work, but you can get another job and go to work. 4. Schools are closed and you must home educate your children unless you can’t home educate your children then schools are open, but it depends which state you’re in, and the government recommends you home educate your children or send them to school, recognising that school is perfectly safe except for in the teacher’s staff room where it’s not safe because teachers can get the virus and children cannot, except those children that can. 5. Look, there is absolutely no need to be confused about schools. They are open or closed, children must stay home or attend, and they are not coronavirus risks except when they are. It may still differ from state to state, though. 6. The virus has no effect on children except those children it affects. 7. You are safe if you maintain the safe social distance when out, but you can’t go out with friends or strangers at the safe social distance. 8. It's important to get fresh air but don't go to parks but go for a walk. But don’t sit down, except if you are old, but not for too long or if you are pregnant or if you’re not old or pregnant but need to sit down. If you do sit down don’t eat your picnic, unless you've had a long walk, which you are/aren't allowed to do if you're old or pregnant. 9. You will have many symptoms if you get the virus, but you can also get symptoms without getting the virus, get the virus without having any symptoms or be contagious without having symptoms, or be non-contagious with's a sort of lucky/unlucky dip. 10. We should stay locked down until the virus stops infecting people but it will only stop infecting people if we all get infected so it’s important we get infected and some don’t get infected. 11. Gloves won't help, but they can still help so wear them sometimes, or not. 12. Masks are useless at protecting you against the virus, but you may have to wear one because it can save lives, but they may not work, but they may be mandatory, but maybe not. Just don’t touch them when you put them on or take them off. 13. To help protect yourself you should eat well and exercise, but eat whatever you have on hand as it's better not to go to the shops, unless you need a toilet roll or a fence post. 14. There is no shortage of groceries in the supermarkets, but there are many things missing. Sometimes you won’t need loo rolls but you should buy some just in case you need some. 15. No business will go down due to Coronavirus except those businesses that will go down due to Coronavirus. 16. If you are sick, you can go out when you are better but anyone else in your household can’t go out when you are better. 17. Don’t visit old people but you have to take care of the old people and bring them food and medication. 18. You can get restaurant food delivered to the house. These deliveries are safe. But groceries you bring back to your house have to be decontaminated outside for 3 hours including frozen pizza. 19. You can't see your older mother or grandmother, but they can take a taxi and meet an older taxi driver. 20. This virus can kill people, but don’t be scared of it. It can only kill those people who are vulnerable or those people who are not vulnerable. It’s possible to contain and control it, sometimes, except that sometimes it actually leads to a global disaster. 21. The number of corona related deaths will be announced daily but we don't know how many people are infected as they are only testing those who are almost dead to find out if that's what they will die of. The people who die of corona who aren’t counted, won’t or will be counted but maybe not. 22. The virus remains active on different surfaces for two hours ... or four hours...or six hours... I mean days, not hours. But it needs a damp environment. Or a cold environment that is warm and dry... in the air, as long as the air is not plastic. 23. Animals are not affected, but there was a cat that tested positive in Belgium in February when no one had been tested, plus a few tigers here and there… 24. Stay 2 metres away from tigers (see point 23). With that, I'm off to buy a fence post from Bunnings which is mostly open.
      11. I stepped outside this morning to pay my respects, it was good to see quite a few neighbors out in their driveways. Wife and I had several chats. Dino
      12. If anyone is keen for some Mooloolaba King Prawns, i have a mate who has a heap for sale at Tewantin, QLD. These are off the trawler that he runs so it is all licenced commercial seafood. If you live up that way and are keen to buy some, please shoot me a PM and I will pass on his contact details. The prawns are packaged in 5kg boxes and have been snap frozen on the boat. You will not find any better quality prawns than these Mooloolaba Eastern King Prawns. If anyone around me wants some prawns, he is delivering to my place in Kingston 4114 this Thursday. I need to know by Wednesday night if you would like some so he can bring them down on Thursday. Get your Easter Prawns so you do not have to line up at the shops for them. Cooked Medium Prawns $100 Cooked Small Mediums Prawns $80 Medium soft and broken green prawns $60
      13. Sorry i have been busy lately with school. But anyway im gonna make this short and sweet . The cruise went well but we weren’t allowed in vanatu waters so we went to new zealand and eden instead btw i didn’t know woollies in New Zealand is called countdown for some reason the best part about the crusie was the teens club lol and mostly the hot girls in the teens club which i couldn’t resist and got their snapchats and are in touch now . I even kissed one and she didn’t hate it . Food and customer service was excellent .Edit sorry i was busy doing stuff on the ship and didn’t get any photos or videos besides hanging out with my friends i meet on the ship but im not showing them as I don’t want to get banned from the forum for inappropriate content
      14. I won’t be on the forum for 2 weeks as im going on a crusie with my family for almost 2 weeks im going on the voyager of the seas a Royal Caribbean crusie And im boarding on this Tuesday and leaving tomorrow to go drive 4 hours south all the way to sydney . Hope you guys catch some big fish while im gone and if someone gets Coronavirus I won’t be back till a month . SO LONG AND GOODNIGHT -Quote from my chemical romance from the song helena
      15. Getting old (older ), middle son turned 50 last weekend, thats now 3 children over 50. Day before yesterday was my 54th wedding anniversary, now I am feeling reel old. Dino
      16. Yeah bit the bullet and got the other knee done.Seen doc last tuesday, he sent me for xray update,result left knee was bone on bone.So I said you operate mondays dont you, he said yes, I said good what time do you want me on monday,after he picked himself up off the floor and made a couple of calls he said OK. So in at 6am op at 7.30am and home sat morn. Missing fishing already and have got a few weeks to go yet.First pic is in hospital, second pic is of new wound and last pic is of the other leg I already had done 8 months a go. Yes it bloody hurts. Dino
      17. I have often thought of keeping a record of my fishing trips so I can learn from successes and failures. Anyone doing this? Do you use a book? Maybe an app? Spreadsheet.
      18. Hi all I hope you all have a great Australia Day and a fun long weekend Cheers Hamish
      19. From Admin to all members, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stay safe. Stay happy.
      20. Love this time of the year,although I was out of action as far as gardening goes, plants still seemed to manage.First pic is the wifes view when washing up.Put up your backyard flower pics.I missed a lot they have already flowered. Dino
      21. Anyone know what the best cleanup for Sika on the hands is ?
      22. So I scored well with the signed final edition of Grant's Guide. Very happy. I have 2 older versions (from the 70's) that'll I'll continue to use so as to keep this one in pristine condition.