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Cheers cal! So they are up there in quality then! It's a pity that most of the good old reliable surf rods are off the market these days mainly the sabre, original Snyder and from what your saying, the hammer too!
You wouldn't happen to know if you can still source pacific composite blanks or complete rods anywhere?
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I'm new to this site and find it very interesting. I have been told you can catch big crabs at the power house at Port Augusta. All I have read about it say you have to have a boat, can you crab from the shore anywhere near the power house if so how do you get there, if you cant where is the best place to crab at Port Augusta or Port Pirie.
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I realise that BP are a partner of Marine Innovation SA. The same organisation many of your employees are also a part of. However their is a growing body of evidence that seismic exploration detrimentally impacts tuna migration and other fisheries.
A southern bluefin tuna survey in the Great Australian Bight to set fishing quotas for the threatened species showed numbers crashing at the same time BP conducted a seismic survey there for oil and gas.
"This was exactly the period when bluefin were on their migratory path," said Brian Jeffriess, chief executive of the Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association.
"They absolutely collapsed from around 22,000 tonnes to 3000 tonnes, and this year the raw data shows they are back up to 22,000 tonnes," Mr Jeffriess said. "Fishers rightly say to me that it must be the seismic [testing]."
In BP's Bight exploration program, the vessel Ramform Sterling towed 12 streamers, each eight kilometres long, making it Earth's largest man-made moving object, the company said.
Read more: www.smh.com.au/environment/seismic-testi...k.html#ixzz2n4eJMerA
Oil and gas exploration in Namibia’s southern waters has slashed the nation’s tuna catch, according to a study commissioned by the government.www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-25/namibi...oil-exploration.html
The harvest dropped to 650 metric tons so far this year from 1,800 tons in 2012 and 4,046 tons in 2011, Anna Erastus, policy planning director at the fisheries and marine resources ministry, said in the study.
“With increasing amounts of seismic exploration in Namibian waters recently, tuna catches have dropped,” she said.
I am certain that commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen and the wider public will not accept having our tuna fishing activities, other fisheries affected in the bight and western KI through marine parks, while both state and federal governments allow seismic testing to continue unchecked.
Clearly all state fishers would appreciate Gov authorities taking a proactive approach to protecting their citizens interests and the wider environment through a transparent consultation process on this issue.
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Thats awesome news fishingmad thats a solid bream were the mullet of good size? Mighta paid to chuck one out alive.... yak id love to but I dont think the boss would like me to much taking a day off this close to christmas shutdown spewing one day soon we shall have a double hook up on mullies in the onk (well atleast I have a good imagination) lol
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Dangle a LIVE shrimp or 2 straight down below the boat, with the sinker on the bottom and have it a few inches above. 5 or more tiger worms will work well too, allowing lots of wriggling bits sticking out. Use a single hook, or it can be real annoying when you can feel the fish on one hook but the other has been dragged into a heavy snag.
I find this method allows me to drop between fallen logs etc. Right into the Callops lap and they can't resist.
You will catch a fair share of carp if you fish shallow and in the middle of the day. Better morning and evening for natives. Deep water in willows or fallen river gums also hard up against the cliff face where it goes straight down deep. I am talking the Murray cliiffs, as I have never fished Clayton cliffs,but sounds like they would be the same. Yabbies work great. but you need to prevent them from walking through snags. They would be better to be kept away from branches.
I lowered a big 3" long yabby down once. I thought it might be too big, but but it didn't even get near the bottom, before being swallowed by a big fat callop
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I posted on this site a link to the story about a Port Augusta lad landing a monster Kingie from his 'yak 2 years 8 months ago - unfortunately, I just checked and the link is no longer there (it was in the "Transcontinental" website).
Nevermind, it seems like you don't even need a 'yak:
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I have used rock crabs for bait land based with success but was a fair while ago when there was more snapper to be had.
I used a single 6/0 octopus style hook & put the hook in at the rear leg & out at the rear of the crab between the rear legs
WARNING: take care, this really pisses them off when live
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