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The August Salmon Comp is now on!

 

 

Post up a salmon report but a little bit different... with all the Strike & Hook gear out there we'd like to see pics of you all wearing your gear with your salmon catch. It can be a cap, beanie, t-shirt or hoodie.

 

This month's prize is a cool salmon combo. A Daiwa Megaforce 962MFS (9'6" and 3-5kg) matched with a Daiwa Revros MX 3000 and as always a SH cap and beanie! The Daiwa combo is a great way to get started with salmon lure flicking or an excellent second setup to flick around while another rod is soaking a bait or for when your non fisho or unorganised mate comes along.

 

As there has already been a week gone (sorry guys work is killing me) we'll run the comp into next month a little bit to make up for the missed time.

 

Don't forget the Strike & Hook Salmon Day this weekend, this could be your chance to get a photo and put up a report.

 

As a little incentive, I'll be taking a bunch of SH caps down to Waitpinga and giving away a cap to everyone who catches a salmon and gets a photo taken ;) Only one cap per person and until we run out.

 

We picked up the Daiwa combo for a great price at Fishing Wholesalers. They always look after us so please head over to their website www.fishingwholesalers.com.au and check out their cool gear and if you're on Facebook head over there and like their facebook page www.facebook.com/fishingwholesalersaustralia.

 

I should add due to the nature of this prize it is going to be pickup only from Fishing Wholesalers at Lonsdale.

 

Good luck everyone

 

 

 

And yeah, I know I'm no fishing show host but there was this dude wondering around while filming that kinda distracted me. Especially when he walked right past the camera while I was filming  :facepalm:

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Can the picture you took and report I wrote for the Salmon day count  :D

 

Just posted my latest from fishing off the flats featuring myself, Underpants and my friend who has recently joined the site as TommisnSalmon. This time I had the advantage of actually fishing with someone capable of taking photo's. Usually I'm out by myself and I don't have a selfie stick to get photo's with myself in the frame.

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Excellent weekend for getting on your Strike & Hook gear and getting out for a salmon fish ;)

 

I walked up and down Maslins yesterday casting lures without a touch, it was a nice day to be out though. B)

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I walked up and down Maslins yesterday casting lures without a touch, it was a nice day to be out though. B)

 

Me too Plankton, but I went down about 5pm casting lures. Got onto 2, but as I had changed the treble hook to a single (thinking there may have been a bit of weed still around) both fish dropped off at the water edge. Think I had too larger hook.

But a lovely time down there and nice sunset.

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Me too Plankton, but I went down about 5pm casting lures. Got onto 2, but as I had changed the treble hook to a single (thinking there may have been a bit of weed still around) both fish dropped off at the water edge. Think I had too larger hook.

But a lovely time down there and nice sunset.

 

I would have just missed you, wanted to stay till after sunset but had family commitments.

 

Glad to hear you got a couple.

 

I find I lose far less fish with single hooks, and as you said they're heaps better when there's weed, but that last little bit of wash at the shoreline is tricky, I've lost my fair share there as well.

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Posted up another flats report and managed at least one good fish.

 

Considering that I just broke a rod the other day I figured that I should try my best for this months comp since I need a replacement!  :D

 

You've got my vote, your reports have been great.

 

Good luck!

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We have a couple of good salmon reports but we'd really like to see some more. We know it's been very slow with salmon this year in metro areas where a lot of fishos would be fishing.

 

So to give everyone more of a chance we are extending the August salmon comp for another two weeks, now ending on Monday the 14th of September!

 

Good luck!

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Wish I could try and go for another one. Been nothing but birthdays and doctors these past couple weeks and the next ones too!

 

Couldn't you just say all birthdays must be conducted on the beach, and oh, what's that in my boot,.....who put my fishing rod there?

 

And speak to the doctors, advising a great cure is 'beach', and as above, what's that in my boot,....who put my fishing rod there?

 

But yes, I know what you mean.

 

I went for an hour at 4.30pm today - nothing.

 

My last one is Monday for any Salmon, so will be hitting as many local beaches then - here's hoping!

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Doctors are not for me :) Wife is due in a couple weeks and since its a big baby (as usual with my family genes) they are monitoring it and assessing when they are going to deliver it next week.

 

Fishing time is going to be severely limited for a while again.

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