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Where: West Beach, gathering point to be confirmed at a later date.
When: Sunday 25th of November

Rock up during the day for a fish, you can catch up with other Strike & Hook fishos, take the boat out at the nearby ramp, grab a SH decky if you need one, fish off the beach. Congregate for a BBQ in the early evening for a feed, beverage and chin wag to top off the day.

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told jimmy a spot this morning, THE SAME SPOT SOFTY GOT HIS SNAPPER, and he had a massive run he tells me... but he missed ithe didnt miss the kangaroo though when he was heading onto the other side of bay to get some fresh bait... no damage i he says.

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freddyboy wrote:

shane thats nine mile beach B) ,, i can draw you a mudmap to that to if you like ,,,no secret there :silly: :silly: cheers freddyboy

Thank’s fredddyboy I hope you don’t give me a bum stear to Murrippi BeachI’m on to you freddyboy you and your mud maps ;)

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shane wrote:

freddyboy wrote:

shane thats nine mile beach B) ,, i can draw you a mudmap to that to if you like ,,,no secret there :silly: :silly: cheers freddyboy

Thank’s fredddyboy I hope you don’t give me a bum stear to Murrippi BeachI’m on to you freddyboy you and your mud maps ;)
actually ive got a pretty good feeling he is sending you off to a nudist beach to be honest... WATCH THEM SHARP HOOKS.... :(

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rocknev wrote:

SandyWhiting wrote:

Hurry up and get that chicken soup done, Yummers... :woohoo: :woohoo:

starting a new thread so not to highjack this one...
Good call bro. i thought myself guilty after my post.

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i am very pleased to find this forum topic as i have had this on my chest for 12 months and really need to vent! . I fished a certain area from shore for years learning patterns of certain varieties of fish in particular snapper. i eventually saved enough money to by a small 4mtr runabout for inshore fishing and used all info gathered and learned and applied it to boating in the area. Had great success and took only my closest mates under the cover of darkness. By mate if mad keen and so am i to be honest so i took him out one night. He proceeded to buy a boat and has given it a right thrashing over the past 12 months taking alot of people.The problem is he went 4ths in the boat so the problem is even worse. Ive seen pictures of his crew with fish in advertiser and mags im reallllly annoyed.Ive tried to talk to him about the importance of keeping it to himself but i think he likes being the bloke that can put you on fish. i see him every day and it eats away at me how much time i put into the area only to see it dissapear in front of me. This is the first time i have made this mistake and i love talking fishing and could do it underwater and it frustrates the living hell outta me and its been good to read other stories and that u move on, well in my case noe ive got the barcrusher, further out! ahhhhhhh that feels better thanxOS

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Ranger wrote ......This is what I think about when I hear all the talk of secret spots and not handing them out!I find it hard to believe we all worked, did the hard yards, and found these secret spots ourselves, as we now advocate others should do!Think back! How many of your secret spots were actually given to you by someone else?This is why I don't mind sharing a few spots with anyone genuine who needs a hand!When we look at spots like the Culverts, Goannas, Freds, Clarries, Sub Moorings, John Robb, etc, etc, these are hardly what you'd call a secret. Every man and his dog knows of this structure, or if you want them a quick search of the net will put you straight on to them, but newcomers don't have a clue yet and so they come asking. I agreee Ranger, a lot of newcomers have no idea where to start, BUT .... Neither did I when I started, or probably most peaple for that matter. I know I learnt the hard way, many, many years and countless trips. Sure, help people out with a few spots but don't hand it all on a silver platter. The ones who have not done the hard yards are the ones most likely to not fully appreciate how to "look" after a good spot. When guys like this get the info on these "good spots" they very quickly become very average spots.

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Ranger wrote ......This is what I think about when I hear all the talk of secret spots and not handing them out!I find it hard to believe we all worked, did the hard yards, and found these secret spots ourselves, as we now advocate others should do!Think back! How many of your secret spots were actually given to you by someone else?This is why I don't mind sharing a few spots with anyone genuine who needs a hand!When we look at spots like the Culverts, Goannas, Freds, Clarries, Sub Moorings, John Robb, etc, etc, these are hardly what you'd call a secret. Every man and his dog knows of this structure, or if you want them a quick search of the net will put you straight on to them, but newcomers don't have a clue yet and so they come asking. I agreee Ranger, a lot of newcomers have no idea where to start, BUT .... Neither did I when I started, or probably most peaple for that matter. I know I learnt the hard way, many, many years and countless trips. Sure, help people out with a few spots but don't hand it all on a silver platter. The ones who have not done the hard yards are the ones most likely to not fully appreciate how to "look" after a good spot. When guys like this get the info on these "good spots" they very quickly become very average spots.

well spoken.. im like that off the rocks....any tackle shop or bloke in whyalla will tell anyone visiting to try black point for snapper from the rocks, and true... it does produce big snapper at times...BUT knowing just what rock to stand on, and where to cast CAN and does make a difference...people are welcome to fish with me at black point, but they are on there own in finding THAT rock... its taken me over 20 yrs to finally find it, and the rock i had before i made the mistake of showing someone, and less than a week, he was fishing it with 4 others...one bitten twice shy.my trust is no longer a given, its earned these days... do the hard yards, work with me and by yourself, and who knows... maybe one day, i might just fish that rock with others.

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Found this lot on a file not sure how good they are but hey i dont mind sharing if they are any good. Region: South AustraliaLocation: AdelaideDescription Comments Latitude S Longitude E DatumZanoni Prohibited Area. 34 30 79 138 03 70Grants Spot Whiting. Broken bottom. 34.34.554 138.04.817 WGS84Middle Beach Boat Ramp Navigation 34 36.65 138 24.79 WGS84Ladies Goannas 34.37.000 138.17.100 Goannas (3) Snapper, Shark 34 38.43 138 20.62Goannas (4) Whiting 34 38.46 138 20.62Goannas (2) Snapper, Shark 34 38.75 138 20.37Goannas Small reef, ribbon weed and 34.39.188 138.20.468Goannas (1) Whiting 34 39.02 138 20.63 34 39.02 138 20.60Port Gawler River Blue Swimmer Crab. Water depth 34.39.797 138.24.730 WGS84 3m. Sand bottom. Outer Gawler Ground Whiting 34 39.96 138 21.67 sand patches. Water depth 9m. 34.37.430 138.17.710 Snapper, King George Whiting.Port Gawler Navigation 34 40.21 138 26.62 WGS84Gawler Ground Whiting, Snapper, Squid, Garfish.34 40.252 138 23.657 WGS84 Broken bottom. Water depth 7m.Gawler Ground Sth Whiting 34 40.32 138 22.07Inner Gawler Whiting 34 40.62 138 24.52Neds Crabhole Blue Swimmer Crabs, King 34.41.22 138.24.24 WGS84 George Whiting. Sandy bottom. Water depth 6-8m. 5nm NW of North Haven.The Shed Whiting, Snapper,Garfish, Crab. 34 41.355 138 22.403 WGS84 Snady broken bottom. Water depth 9m. 34.41.518 138.22.328Chapman Creek Whiting 34 42.43 138 25.19Inner StKilda Garfish, Snook, Crab 34 43.21 138 26.22Black Pole Navigation. St.Kilda. 34'44.091 138'27.897 WGS84Silt Marker Snook, Whiting, Crab 34 44.41 138 26.34StKilda Boat Ramp Navigation 34 44.62 138 32.08 WGS84Silt Grounds 34.45.518 138.26.738 Snook, Whiting, Crab 34 45.35 138 26.90Whiting Hole Whiting, Red Mullet, 34.46.045 138.25.196 Tommy Rough, Garfish. Water depth 10m. Sand patch bottom.Ribbon Ground Leatherjacket, Red Mullet, Crab, 34 46 289 138 22 609 WGS84 Snook, Australian Salmon, Mulloway, Flathead.Cabbage Patch 34 46.832 138 23.843Boats Outer Harbour - KG Whiting 34.46.909 138.23.802Rons 34.47.145 138.29.128Coral Patch Nth Garfish, Whiting 34 47.23 138 24.47Coral Patch Outer Harbour. Whiting, Garfish, 34 47.48 138 24.47 Tommy Rough. Water depth 9m.Coral Patch Sth Whiting 34 47.48 138 24.58Northhaven Whiting, Tommy Rough. 34.47.67 138.29.26 WGS84 Water depth 4m. Sand & weed bottom.Port Parham Ground Snapper, Whiting, Squid. 34 48.30 138 33.82 AGD66Vics Crabs Blue Swimmer Crab. 34 48 456 138 31 237 WGS84Naval Ground Whiting, Snapper, Tommy Rough, 34 48 462 138 25 273 WGS84 Garfish, Shark, Squid, Crab, Snook, Mullet.Norma Wreck Snapper, Shark, Whiting, Tommy 34 49.349 138 25.111 Rough, Trevally. Water depth 13m. Snapper, Whiting 34 49 40 138 25 00 34 49.48 138 24.93John Robb Wreck Snapper, Whiting. 34 49 380 138 20 266 WGS84 Water depth 18m. 34.49.53 138.20.10Wreck 34.49.53 138.20.12Outer Harbour Ballast Slimy Mackerel, King George 34.50.457 138.19.346 Whiting, Garfish, Snapper. Water depth 18m. Coral & ship ballast.Wonga Shoal Snook, Garfish, Whiting 34 50.33 138 26.09Coral Patch Whiting, Snapper, Shark, Squid. 34 50 456 138 19 362 WGS84 Water depth 63'. 34 50 52 138 19 20Semaphore Reef Nth Whiting, Garfish, Snook, Tommy 34 50.77 138 26.66 Rough.RAS Crab, Whiting, Snook, Shark, 34.50.905 138.25.905 WGS84 Garfish. Water depth 10 - 11m. Broken sand & weed bottom.Mathias's Mark Whiting, Garfish, Snapper, 34 51.18 138 26.88 Mackerel, Tommy Rough. Weed bottom. Water depth 15m.Semaphore Reef Whiting, Garfish. 34.51.437 138.25.811 AUS66 Reef bottom.Semaphore Reef Sth Whiting, Garfish, Snook, Tommy 34 51.66 138 26.93Lorna's Patch Snook, Garfish, Whiting, Squid 34 52.33 138 24.36South West Ground Snook, Whiting, Garfish 34 52.46 138 22.52Grange Ground Whiting, Garfish, Squid 34 53.19 138 26.95Mums Ground Whiting 34 53.82 138 23.76Spark Plug Whiting, Garfish 34 54.27 138 25.02Grange Jetty Ground Whiting, Snapper, Garfish 34 54.46 138 26.31Middle Ground Garfish, Whiting 34 54.59 138 25.09Grange Tyre Reef King George Whiting, Snapper. 34 55.028 138 23.992 WGS84 Sandy with tyre modules. Water depth 18.3m.Dicksons Glenelg 34 55 26 138 25 90Outlet Ground Outer 34 56 52 138 26 80Outlet ground Inner 34 56 60 138 28 40Bag Ground Glenelg 34.57.408 138.27.638Red Roof 34.57.436 138.26.770Shag Patch Whiting, Snapper, Snook, Garfish 34 58 204 138 28 768 WGS84 Australian Salmon, Mullet.Williams Glenelg. Squid, Garfish, Whiting 34.58.29 138.27.47 Water depth 9m. Sand & weed bottom.Kemps Glenelg. Whiting, Garfish, 34 58.59 138 28.78 WGS84 Tommy Rough, Snapper, Leatherjacket, Rock Blackfish. Water depth 5-6m. Broken bottom, sandy with weed patches.Macks Whiting, Snapper. 34 58 64 138 27 00 Water depth 19m. Ledges & reef bottom.Glenelg Barge 34.58.702 138.26.447Northern Outer King George Whiting, Snapper, 34.58.792 138.26.272 Garfish. Water depth 18m. Rock ledge bottom.Barge Glenelg. 34 58 82 138 26 30Grand Reds Snapper, Whiting. 34"58.849 138"28.078 WGS66 Water depth 12-13m. Reef bottom.North Ledge 34 58 91 138 26 20Graham's Mark Whiting, Sanpper, Flathead, 34 58.960 138 26.390 Garfish, Squid. Water depth 17m. Sand & weed bottom.Tyre Reef Glenelg. Snapper, Whiting, 34 59 00 138 26 60 Red Mullet, Flathead.Milkies 34.59.024 138.26.368Fred's Ground Slimy Mackerel, King George 34.59.301 138.24.190 Whiting, Flathead, Snapper, 34 59 400 138 24 000 WGS84 Garfish, Shark. Broken bottom with single pinnicle. Water depth 16 - 20m.Towers Ground Whiting, Garfish, Snook, 34'59.93 138'26.79 Trevally, GarfishBrighton Reef 2 35 01 12 138 29 40Rock Patch Brighton. Whiting, Squid, 35.01.135 138.29.240 WGS84 Garfish, Tommy Rough. Water depth 10 - 15m. Sand & reef bottom.Jannett's Distinctive Lump in bottom. 35.01.836 138.29.306 AGD66 3.4km out from Seacliff Yacht Club (bearing 278 deg). Depth 12m. King George WhitingSeacliff Reef Whiting, Snook, Snapper, Garfish 35.01.92 138.28.18 Tommy Rough. Weed patches & ledges. Water depth 8 - 13m.Brighton Reef Reef Ground 35.01.92 138.28.22 Whiting, Flathead. 35 01 92 138 28 10 WGS84Brighton Ground Squid, Whiting. 35 01.92 138 29.33The Ledge 35 02 19 138 29 30Blackbird Whiting, Snapper. 35.03.840 138.28.565 WGS84 Ledge in deep water.Caves 35 04 21 138 29 40Barges 2 35 06 88 138 24 70Barges 1 Snapper, Flathead. 35 06 89 138 24 60 WGS84 Wrecks.Stanvac Barges Sunken Barges. 35.06.890 138.24.610 WGS84 Snapper. Sandy Bottom. Water depth 27m.O'Sullivan's Beach Boat Ramp 35 07 15 138 28 00Tyre Reef 35 08 90 138 26 50Moana Bar Snapper, Shark, Trevally, 35.13.853 138.27.233 WGS84 Leatherjacket. Water depth 18m. Ledge bottom.Gull Rock Leatherjacket, Snook, Tommy 35.14.710 138.27.500 WGS84 Rough. Water depth 12m. Rock & reef bottom.Aldinga Lump Shark, Flathead, Whiting. 35.15.155 138.14.400 WGS84 Water depth 22m. Lump on sand bottom.Myponga Drop Gummy Shark, Ray. Water depth 35.18.400 138.19.900 WGS84 35m. Gravel bottom.Aldinga Whiting, Snapper. Sand bottom. 35.19.389 138.18.985Toilet Block Reef Carrickalinga. Reef fish, Pike, 35 25 33 138 19 05 WGS84 Whiting, Water depth 6m. Reef bottom with surrounding wed bed.Minda Home King George Whiting, Garfish. 35.59.741 138.28.268 WGS84 Sandy bottom.Region: South AustraliaLocation: North Spencer GulfDescription Comments Latitude S Longitude E DATUMSnook Spot Port Broughton. Snook, Snapper. 30.32.891 137.52.048 WGS84 Water depth 10m. Sand bottom.Kemps Ground Whiting, Garfish. 31 58.59 138 28.78Port Augusta Tyre Module 32.40.0 137.45.8Tyre Module 2km north Point Lowly Light 32.58.100 137.46.900 House.Pt Lowly Tyre Reef Whyalla Snapper 32-58.268 137-46.738 32 58 27 137 46 74 32-58.632 137-47.092Tyre Module Point Lowly Light House. 32.59.700 137.47.100 Snapper. Strong Rips.Mud Bank 7.3km from Whyalla Boat Ramp 33-00.669 137-39.886 bearing 162 deg. Snapper, Trumpeter.Cars 33-00-820 137-40.390Mud Bank Whyalla. Snapper. 33-00.956 137-40.216Stanley's 33-01.738 137-40.461Hawlies 33-01.938 137-40.474Blast Furnace 33-01.958 137-40.462Pittmans Drop 33-02.680 137-35.550The Entrance 33-03.250 137-57.900Port Germein Wreck Community Wreck 33-03.270 137-59.800Fairway Bank Snapper. Water Depth 13m. 33 04 900 137 38 400 AGD66 Man Made Reef on Sandy Bottom.Community Wreck Port Pirie/Germein 33-05.090 137-54.430Ruggars 33-05.165 137-48.104Steelworks Breakwater Aust. Salmon, Whiting, Stingray. 33 05.217 137 36.112 WGS84 Razorfish. Water depth 4 - 5m. Large hole at end of breakwater.South Havelburg Whyalla. Snapper, Trumpeter, 33.05.441 137.39.632 WGS84 Whiting, Snook. Water depth 30m. Rock & artificial wreck bottom.North Havelburg Whyalla. Snapper, Trumpeter. 33-05.539 137-40.319Marek’s Reef Whyalla. Snapper, Trumpeter. 33-05-692 137-36.387 Snapper, King George Whiting, 33.05.768 137.36.408 WGS84 Artificial Reef. Water depth 10m.Tyre Module 7.3km from Whyalla Boat Ramp 33.06.300 137.36.300 bearing 162 deg. Snapper, Trumpeter.Maniks Reef 33-06.300 137-36.300McIntosh Bank 33-08.750 137-59.900Deep Hole 33-09.490 137-45.610Western Shoal 33-09.620 137-30.580Leeton Wreck Sunken Tug Boat, Whyalla. 33.09.668 137.38.570 WGS84 Snapper. Water depth 75m. Rock & wreck bottom. Snapper. Wreck & reef bottom. 33.09.70 137.38.54 WGS84 Water depth 18m. Snapper. Water depth 13m. 33.09.730 137.38.516 WGS84 Snapper, Leatherjacket, Whiting. 33-09.780 137-38.490 Water depth 15m. Sand bottom.Eastern Shoal 33-09.940 137-43.570Illusion Wreck. Snapper, Whiting, 33 28 890 137 32 672 WGS84 Flathead, Snook, Shark. Water depth 12m. 33-29.021 137-32.576Plank Shoal 33-29.940 137-28.470Tom's Spot Port Broughton. Snapper 33 32.437 137 50.506Port Broughton Snapper 33.32.581 137.49.632 Water depth 9 - 12m.Neils Spot Snapper, King George Whiting. 33.32.891 137.52.048 WGS84 Water depth 10m.Car Bodies Artificial Reef. Snapper. 33 33 000 137 51 400 WGS84 Water depth 9m.Council Dump Port Brough. Snapper 33.33.168 137.51.239 WGS84Ballast Ground Port Broughton. 33 33.247 137 50.118 King George Whiting. Rock bottom.Snowy's Port Broughton. KG Whiting 33-34.201 137-50.736Sandy's Spot Port Broughton. KG Whiting 33.34.258 137.50.850 WGS84 Sandy bottom.Dion 33 34 72 137 49 30Pinnacle Snapper, Whiting. 33 34 938 137 50 721 WGS84 Water depth 10m.Dunstals Port Broughton. Whiting, Snapper 33 34.940 137 50.750 WGS84 Water depth 6m.Broughton Cars 33.34.970 137.50.700Old Artificial West Snapper. Car bodie reef. 33.34.980 137.33.241 WGS84Port Broughton Snapper 33.34.988 137.50.847Port Broughton Whiting. Water depth 3.5m. 33 35.538 137 51.280 WGS84 Sand & weed bottom.Wave Recorder Snapper, Whiting. Water depth 33.49.59 137.37.31 WGS84 12m. Broken bottom.Wallaroo Whiting Drop Whiting 33.55.520 137.36.636Bus Drop Whyalla Snapper 33-57.316 137-46.314Region: South AustraliaLocation: Yorke PeninsulaDescription Comments Latitude S Longitude E DatumWhiting Crab Hole Port Hughes. Whiting, Blue 34.01.00 137.31.09 Swimmer Crab, Garfish, Tommy Rough. Water depth 3m. Sand bottom.Albert's 2 Port Hughes/Kemps. Whiting gnd. 34 02.324 137 29.031John's Ground Port Hughes. Whiting, Garfish, 34 02.846 137 30.702 WGS84 Tommy Rough, Squid. Water depth 5m. Weed & Sand bottom.Albert's 1 Port Hughes/Kemps. Whiting gnd. 34 03.014 137 30.540Steamer Cannel Port Hughes. Snapper. 34.03.449 137.14.700 WGS84Port Hughes Jetty King George Whiting. 34 04.574 138 29.661 WGS84 Sand & weed bottom.Whiting Ground Cape Elizabeth, Port Hughes 34.07.401 137.25.495Gilley Port Hughs. KG Whiting. 34 07.51 137 27.55 WGS84 Broken bottom. Water depth 4m.Cape Elizabeth S1 Port Hughs. Whiting, Dog Shark. 34 09.215 137 24.665 WGS84 Water depth 9m. Sandy bottom with weed patches.Lindsay's Mark Port Victoria. Whiting, Snapper. 34.24.820 137.21.470 WGS84 Water depth 12m. Broken bottom.BHP Barge Ardrossan. Snapper, Mulloway, 34.26.35 137.55.44 WGS84 Tommy Rough, Australian Salmon, Cuttlefish, Crab. Water depth 8 - 9m. Wreck & sandy bottom.Deadman's Rock Spencer Gulf, Port Victoria. 34 26.950 137 23.760 WGS84 Surrounding water depth 12m. Sand and weed bottom.The Songvar Wreck Spencer Gulf. 34.27.766 137.23.145 WGS83 20 minutes from Port Victoria. Water depth 6m.Wardang Jetty Patch NE Coast Wardang Island. 34.27.985 137.22.778 Depth 4m. King George Whiting. Broken bottom, sand/weed/gravel.Barrons Snapper, Whiting. Water depth 34.28.572 137.18.665 20m.Moorara Wreck Port Victoria, Wardang Island. 34 30'49" 138 03'43" Snapper, Whiting, Snook, Garfish, Water depth 2m.Hopper Barge Ardrossan 34.32.006 138.03.513 Snapper, Whiting, Snook. 34 31.838 138 03.675 AGD66 Water depth 10.1m.Ardrossan 1 Sandy rise to 12m. 34.31.92 138.03.58 WGS84Ardrossan Point Whiting. 34 33 808 137 57 327The Banks Hardwick Bay. Whiting. 34'39.234 137'14.817 AGD84Orontes Banks Drop off to 20m. Snapper. 34'45.550 138'00.740 AGD84Ardrossan 2 Sandy bottom. 34.45.55 138.52.40 WGS84Bob's Spot Grin Grin Port Vincent. King George 34 46.632 137 54.845 WGS84 Whiting. Blue Swimmer Crab, Garfish. Water depth 6m. Broken sandy bottom.Stansbury Hump Water depth 6m. Sandy bottom. 34 53.06 137 51.02Marion Newtons Ground Snapper, Whiting. Drop off. 35.02.032 138.19.314Sultana Passage Navigation mark. 35 06 07 137 45 39Tapley Shoal Edithburg. Snapper. 35'06.283 137'55.000 AGD84 35 07 80 137 53 30 35'06.369 137'55.925 AGD84North Shoals Edithburgh. Snapper. 35 06.391 137 55.825 AGD66 Water depth 24m. Reef bottom. Sultana Passage North Edithburgh. Marker - Pole. 35 06 57 137 45 39 AGD66 Sand bottom. Water depth 5m.Sultana Passage South Edithburgh. Marker - Can Buoy. 35 07 51 137 45 36 AGD66 Sand bottom. Water depth 5m.Marion Reef Light Snapper, Sweep, Snook, Shark. 35 09 42 137 49 18 AGD66 Edithburgh. Rock Bottom. Water depth 2.5m.Troubridge Point Snapper, Trevally, Whiting, 35'10.288 137'40.015 AGD66 Leatherjacket. Rocky outcrop beside 5m ledge. Water depth 6 - 14m.Gandy Ground Stenhouse Bay. Whiting. 35.12.560 137.24.279Aitch's King George Whiting, Snook. 35.15.189 137.02.194 WGS84 Water depth 15m. Broken & sand bottom.Althorpe Reef Garfish, Whiting. 35.17.209 136.45.500 Like you said Ranger i dont mind sharing and i cant say if all these spots are any good but it may give a newby a start.

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outcast wrote:

Like you said Ranger i dont mind sharing and i cant say if all these spots are any good but it may give a newby a start.

They are starting points, and I think that's all anyone can or should ask. No secrets revealed, as these marks are in any book or publication you care to pick up. You can find them all listed on the internet, and they are marks all experienced boaters have, and probably don't even bother fishing anymore.For anyone new to boating though, they are potential areas to go out and have a look around, while they build their own knowledge of the Adelaide area, and their own experience.That knowledge we now take for granted is valuable to them! We all know where to find Semaphore reef for example, that it is spread over a large area, and that it's a good place to pick up gar, tommies, squid and crabs.We tend to forget though, to a newcomer, they still need to be directed to where well known places like Semaphore Reef, Black Pole or the Ballast Grounds actually are.I think it's important to differentiate "secret" spots from "fishing" spots. We dont give away our secrets, but it's still ok to help others out with a few fishing marks. Not every run of the mill and well published mark is a secret we need to protect at all costs.

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when i went in that pro snapper boat the other day, the skipper, cant afford to hang around in one area too long.charter operators with radar, can and do track him.. when he stops, it leaves an X on there chart... for them to try another time.so he plays the game and stops in the middle of lots of nothings for 5 mins or so... i wonder how many people have been sitting on a great secret spot, and been pinged likethis, or the old days when you were at anchor, and a boat would chuck a donut around you before heading off to the next boat... its happened to me before.

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Well IMO fishing spots are like you said generally known ones but to most boaties these days secret spot X ones are i recon home made ones as most fisho's collect a lot of info from charts so most have been hammered over the years. So the only way these days is to make your own fishing spot and bugger me i dont have any and thats the gods truth.

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Hope no one minds me bringing up an old thread. Im keen to take my new tinnie out to goanna's for first time. Does anyone know how far it ruffly is in km's ? 

Thanks in advance,

Hunter.

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Very interesting topic - i must have missed the original thread.

In my role, i hear and see a lot of fish pictures and generally have a good idea of what's biting where. Similar to earlier posts, i generally don't give out specific marks, although have helped a number of regular custumers get onto the fish by putting them in the right areas, with the right bait and tides.

I too have some secret spots, which i don't share, as i have been sworn to secrecy. I never fish them during school holidays and if i see a boat heading my way, i up anchor and drift. But like most boaties, i have hundreds of marks - but generally only fish a handful of them, as i know them well and they generally produce.

David

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On 10/07/2018 at 1:50 PM, Hunter69 said:

Hope no one minds me bringing up an old thread. Im keen to take my new tinnie out to goanna's for first time. Does anyone know how far it ruffly is in km's ? 

Thanks in advance,

Hunter.

Where are you launching from? From the Black Pole the area is roughly 15k's. Heaps of spots to fish in that area. There are many areas to fish before you even get to the Goanna grounds.

Download Navionics web app maps from the internet. Its free.

 

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3 minutes ago, rybak said:

Where are you launching from? From the Black Pole the area is roughly 15k's. Heaps of spots to fish in that area. There are many areas to fish before you even get to the Goanna grounds.

G'day Rybak. Il be launching from middle beach. When the tides are right.

About 15k you rekon. Will require some decent wheather then. 

Thanks for that. 

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From Middle Beach is only 6-7 k's straight out. Yeah, good weather helps as you punch against the wind if heading back towards Black Pole late arvo.

Better taking your new tinnie out in the Port River at the moment. Lots of Salmon Trout about, Mullet & Bream in the creeks and throughout the river, BIG Mulloway are there at night & even some decent Gar at night along the mangroves.

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