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  1. Haven't posted for a while in the report section. The weather forecast for the weekend was meant to be very 'promising'. A the same time my 'kayak itch' was developing, so snelling hooks, checking the gear or similar 'housework' was not an option. Decided to seek sheltered waters and went to Cowan for a yak session on a Sat morning. Took pilchards (as a backup plan) and a plenty of lures. It was windy however more gusts than permanent wind, kayak handled it with ease even without the rudder. So I continued to paddle. Regular showers in a waterproof hat (thanks to @HenryR old advice)
    5 points
  2. Gday raiders Still a few flatties around the estuaries these two were caught drifting round moorings on 5 inch samaki bomb shads and 3/8 jig heads as it was deep water Fish were caught at about 40 mins after high The bigger one put up a decent struggle on the light gear They Also cooked up nicely Had scaled one before thinking of putting up a report Long time since last report sorry Cheers
    2 points
  3. Hi everyone We decided to take our boat out to botany bay on Saturday and see if we could catch a few fish for a feed. We loaded up on yakkas and then proceeded to downrig them around a few markers, Mollineoux Pt and the Bare Island bommie. We had no luck at any of these spots. At this stage we found a spot to anchor up and soak a few baits. After we got a good burley trail going we started to get some hits. Most fish were undersize Trevs and Snapper with the odd Bream thrown in the mix. We had a live yakkas out but something kept biting their heads off. I decide
    1 point
  4. first of all NEVER put WD40 on a fishing reel, it's a solvant that basically strips away the oil that lubricates the reel, hence the reel being stiff and rough wash your reel with a sray bottle and use a light mist of freshwater over the entire reel rather than hose it as a solid stream of water will just force salt and sand in deeper you can either get it serviced by a pro most tacle shops either service reels or no someone that does or you can strip and oil it yourself just use youtube thats how I learned but get proper reel oil and use it sparingly unfortunetly the reel may
    1 point
  5. I'd start with soft plastics. Here are some Fishraider articles to get you started http://shxcszc.com/article/fishing-soft-plastic-baits/ http://shxcszc.com/article/fishing-soft-plastic-baits-pt-2/ http://shxcszc.com/article/fishing-soft-plastic-baits-pt-3/
    1 point
  6. G’day all, had a very small window to fish a tide change in a well known location in Brisbane Waters and marked some good fish on the sounder. Managed a nice soapie on a 4inch zman swimmerz in Pearl White my pretty much go to lure at the moment. Have had a couple of sessions now with not a fish boated but that is fishing for Jew on lures very frustrating, good to get that smell on the boat. Hearing good reports out of the Hawkes so I hope it’s a better few months then this time last year.
    1 point
  7. Thank you Welster. I have read that fish yakers on Palm beach (Gold Coast) use/used Alveys on their Stealthes however never saw it on youtube. I use mono though I do not do any depth fishing (so far) or high speed troling. I have read that NZ yakkers use braid on alveys ! There are also couple videos on youtube with russian guy using alveys in NZ. I can use alvey for bait casting and bait drifting- no issues with twist . However trolling larger bait while paddling gives some unpleasant twist. I dunked a few eggbeaters in the past - and they are not so smooth since then after service (35 y.o.
    1 point
  8. Hi If you are after the Chrome Wobblers Halco make them and I saw them at the big snake shop yesterday 5gr to 40gr $5-$8 etc ea .Reminds me of my younger days also as a intro to lures. Bob.
    1 point
  9. The Stradic Ci series are essentially light tackle reels with smooth gearing drags etc designed to be light weight. I have a 2500 which is loaded with 6lb Fireline (which actually breaks at around 20lb)- earlier this year at Coffs I hooked a small black marlin while jigging for bait and fought that fish for over 30 minutes under pretty heavy drag before it wore through the leader- highest drag pressure I put on was about 3kgs and after the fight the drag washers were smoothed out a fair bit and need replacement as the drag is a bit lumpy- now as for 11kg of drag- I will make the point that i d
    1 point
  10. Hi Raiders, had a chance to head outside for a fish which for me is pretty rare & also have a catch up with a mate I hadn't seen for a while. Saturday afternoon was a cracker, very little wind until late in the day when it picked up & again there in the morning which was unfortunate as we were going to head out to the 'banks' which I was really looking forward to but no go . Sunday went to all of my mates close in marks & got a few just legal snapper & plenty of nice flatties, went to another spot & I though I was onto a 5kg+ snapper but when I finely got it to t
    1 point
  11. I headed over the beach to see if I could spin up some tailor late afternoon after hearing reports of tailor to 50cm being caught - conditions were very good with low tide just on dusk so I was optimistic about getting amongst the fish. My usual approach is to walk the beach casting into the gutters and holes and I was using light gear throwing a 10g chromie. I drew a blank on the tailor but picked up a 67cm jewie. A pretty good session and definitely put a smile on my face this evening!!
    1 point
  12. Love the photo with the Plastic in its mouth!!
    1 point
  13. This is a very special day for without our Mothers none of us would be here today. So if you are fortunate enough to have your Mother, or be with the Mother of your children...do something nice for them. Even if it's a phone call to say thank you for being Mum. bn
    1 point
  14. Thanks BN and Happy Mothers Day to all raider Mums. I will be going out to a special lunch. Have a great days with your mums and wives.
    1 point
  15. That is interesting. Throw some posts up with your daily progress @eastwood1980 Swordie and I went on Thursday afternoon for some hairtailing. We were at Waratah Bay and Jerusalem Bay. No hairtail around for us. Judging by the years gone by and when we hold our Fishraider hairtail event it is a little early and not cold enough. Do a search here in fishraider as there are many, many hairtail posts. There is also an article in the article section It is getting mighty cold so don't forget to rug up and take hot coffee
    1 point
  16. Yeah, I don't spin for tailor anymore ....only for jewies!
    1 point
  17. Thanks mate, I used Adobe Premiere Pro
    1 point
  18. just remembering all the fish i have caught recently and not reported got this at avoca rocks 65cm hopefully they thicken up over winter
    1 point
  19. For any Raiders who fish Tuggerah Lakes, here's an interesting ( and long) article about the history of commercial fishing Tuggerah Lakes from the 1920's, prepared from the journals of a commercial fisherman. http://www.clw.csiro.au/publications/technical98/tr1-98.pdf It provides an intertesting insight over a long period to the relationship between weed in the lake, abundance of fish/prawns and the opening at the Channel - mention of 100lb mulloway and snapper in the lake in years gone by highlight the potential but wiith the Channel nearly closed at the moment, we could be in for a
    1 point
  20. Hi Again All; Firstly I want to apologise re the gentleman that made the observations on the bite. I saw him on the news last night and he is certainly NOT a book boffin. BUT no apologies to the media!! It seems the great white has taken over as the medias favourite A few years ago any shark that was sighted was "a "12 foot grey nurse.:" Any reptile sighted was a "6 foot black snake." Hopefully in the media these two veterans have ben given a well deserved retirement. I have been involved in motor sports as an official for over 40 years. And I can assu
    1 point
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