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  1. 9 points
    Kuerschie

    Bushy's night

    It was all about catching sand whiting on surface lures and how his experiences could translate to our yellowfin whiting. Starting from the beginning was gear talk; graphite rods, 1000-2500 sized reels with 6lb braid and 8-15lb leader depending on bycatch (flathead, tailor, salmon, trevally etc). Next the lures and the main three that Bushy rated highly were the Bassday Sugapen, Atomic K9 Bulldog and Zerek Trail Weaver in lures that are transparent. Instead of the trebles Bushy definitively recommended using assist hooks, home made or bought in the size 8-10 size. If making your own then have the two hook trailers staggered in length and there's no need for the middle treble so get rid of it. Also when connecting your lures to your leader, never use a loop knot or clip, always tie it directly. Where you tie it to the tow point was also a factor in your lure's action in the water and to check where it is tied after each fish so the lure maintains the best action over your fishing session. The one key thing Bushy did mention that a lot of people don't do is to have a diamond stone hook sharpener when you're fishing and after every fish you hook, sharpen your lure's hooks. He attaches his to his fishing vest and after each hookup he sharpens the assist hooks and he believes it makes a huge difference in landing a couple or a bag out. He explained that the inside of a yellowfin's mouth is very rough and blunts hooks quickly. Little one percenters like this make a big difference. Always throwing in a joke here or there, the night wrapped up around 9pm after a load of general questions from those present on the night. Very informative and a lot of lure sales probably occurred this week along with orders for assist hooks etc.
  2. 9 points
    A lot of fog around the state this morning, it looked pretty speccy in Myponga reservoir, so had to stop for a pic. So many great views but only had time for a quick stop Cheers Rod
  3. 8 points
    We caught some out in the boat last week towards Victor way. Most were probably around the 40cm mark, with the biggest going around 50cm.
  4. 8 points
    Kuerschie

    2018 Fishing goals

    With this year nearly halfway through, I thought it be time to revisit some fishing goals I had set for this year. I was wondering if any other S&H members had any fishing goals for this year they’ve ticked off or aim to in the next 6-7 months? Personally I’ve had a good year so far with a lot of new PBs and new species ticked off including first SBTs and samsonfish, PB snapper, kingfish, flathead, callop and cod etc. For the rest of the year I have a couple more goals to tick off. Mainly a salmon over 4kg, new PB kingfish (>5kg), new PB bream (>42.5cm) and hopefully come summertime I can get into some yellowfin whiting on poppers. Anyone else have a couple of fish to tick off this year?
  5. 7 points
    dmck asked me the other day if my photos on my last article were straight of the camera and those ones were.. So I thought I would show what can be done with photos that are taken on a camera that has a low picture quality as was my first digital camera that I purchased not long after digital cameras were released in Australia.. Mine was a very cheap little one as that was what I could afford at the time as they were just so expensive just like digital TV's were when they were first released here.. Here's a couple of photos to show what can be done with a little work on them with my Windows photo gallery editor.. I can crop them, sharpen the image, increase or decrease the contrast, two photos were taken back in 2014 and were both taken on a reasonably good Canon Compact Camera but a cheaper one.. The sunrise at Little Musselroe Bay was taken at 4:30 am on my very first digital camera & I have no idea what brand it was, it was very small & cheap but it was handy & what I could afford at the time in 2006 (I think it was) Since then the digital compact cameras have come a long way with much higher megapixels, better lenses, higher opitical zoom ranges and even much easier to use as well. Any way here what can be done to give low quality photos a lift.. Even with my new small Canon compact camera after taking a photo on Auto & if I don't feel the photo looks okay I will edit it.. Manually taken photos I don't have a problem with at all.. cheers Adrian Before with the cheap digital camera... 4:40 am Sunrise at Little Musselroe Bay, East Coast, Tasmania.. And the same photo after editing. Early model A580 Canon Photo Cropped, contrast don and colour adjusted.. Before photo.. After photo..
  6. 6 points
    Meppstas

    Winter's here..

    One always knows when Winter is here good & proper once you see snow on Black Bluff, even more so when it's on Mt Roland here in Sheffield.. View of Black Bluff from the back deck.. Snow capped Mt Roland here, Claude Road, Sheffield.. cheers Adrian
  7. 6 points
    Rod

    Sea Fog in the Passage

    I took this pic in feb this year. The Backstairs Passage showing one of her moods, some pretty thick sea fog can roll in quite fast, we are just skirting this lot. Cheers Rod
  8. 5 points
    " MH370.... are you in trouble...???"
  9. 5 points
    Meppstas

    Walleye in France & Spain..

    **Not sure if this was the right place for this short article.. ** No I'm not over there as much as I would love to be.. My good friend in France (Mepps) sent me a couple of photos of some Walleye that he caught when he managed to get away from his job.. He rarely finds the time to get out and wet a line so it was good to see he finally found some time last weekend.. Walleye are found in lakes and rivers across Europe, these are a couple of little ones so he says.. cheers Adrian This one was taken in France.. And this little fella was caught in a lake in Spain..
  10. 4 points
    Lofty

    Who's been catching salmon this season?

    I went over to lake Bullen Merri and caught some Chinook Salmon...does this count? they were very nice in the smoker!
  11. 4 points
    Came across this a while ago on facebook.. Pretty costly... Oops.....
  12. 4 points
    Kuerschie

    2018 Fishing goals

    I look forward to you ticking them off AR1. You can get salmon over 3kg from Waits/Parsons on ocassion, just keep on the move to find the schools when they’re in full swing. Fishing the Murray for cod will be lots of hours but the reward is worth it! Learninglures I really hope you tick the double off as a 20lb snapper especially is an epic fish from a boat let alone a kayak. AussieDave hope you’re on the mend, can’t keep a good man out for long. Good time of year to tick off the mully and kingie if you are prepared to fish the Port and Augusta respectively. Meppstas, you’re smashing the trout each season. Massive congrats on the new PB trout from this year, that’s going to be hard to beat. PP, flathead are such a cool fish. Expect them to turn up again when spring begins. Might have to join you up the north for a morning session once the weather warms up. Expecting those northern species to gain in size on your next trip.
  13. 4 points
    piratepom

    2018 Fishing goals

    That's some cracking goals kicked Kman! Well done.👏 I didn't set goals as such for 2018, but got addicted to the Flatties during the warmer months and picked up a few PBs on the way ending in this one as a new PB.😊 The usual Bream chasing suffered as a consequence, so no upgrades so far...😞 Best of the year to date. Seriously hoping to upgrade these 3 when I head North later in the year.🙏 This is now my goal for 2018.🎣🐟🐟🐟👌😊
  14. 3 points
    I haven't tried much this year but I've got a few for liveys mainly around the Port River estuary in various places, I did get some good sized ones a few months ago coming past the Outer Harbour seal colony, one was big enough to break the hook on my double clutch and get away.
  15. 3 points
    Been getting a few up to 1kg off the jetty over recent weeks. For me anything before the first steps has worked well. I tried Sat afternoon from about 3:30pm down the end of the jetty but only lasted an hour with the weather and didn't get a touch. I am finding that just before or just after low tide has been best for me. Cheers
  16. 3 points
    The metro trouties started pretty early this year, though size is a little small. Was out on some metro rocks a couple of weeks ago having a fun session on 15-27 cm fish. My mate was running late, I was already in my spot of choice, I got 8 fish in 12 casts while he was walking up to me LOL I knew the bite would slow as soon as he got there and it did..pays to be on time haha
  17. 3 points
    Not me.Closest I've been is some 'tassie' salmon from Cappos for dinner last night .
  18. 3 points
    I was sitting on the deck having a coffee & taking in a little Winter sun when I spotted the vapour trail of a Jet.. After watching it for a while it made a sharp turn then later on another sharp turn.. Not sure if it's a training run or he's just lost hid bearings... cheers Adrian View from the back deck.. Half zoom shot...
  19. 2 points
    Meppstas

    Winter's here..

    I think you & lofty need to get a few Coopers Ales in you and toughen up... getting soft guys... cheers Adrian
  20. 2 points
    lofty64

    Winter's here..

    Great views ,and a great place to live ,but I hate the cold with a passion . Wish I could like the cold , but NO is the answer ,call me soft lol. I worked up in the desert ,and the heat was unreal ,but you learn to live with it , but when the cold came in the desert ,it would cut you like a knife . HEAT FOR ME PLEASE
  21. 2 points
    Been getting a couple here and there when I'm over Moonta/Wallaroo way.... All on plastics and Hardbodies... Ranging from troutie size to a couple over the 1kg mark.
  22. 2 points
    I bought one at SportsFishingScene a few weeks ago and they had most colours.
  23. 2 points
    Sounds like WTF 'gliss', Mick. Single strand polyethylene, casts a long way and abrasion resistance good. Can't fault it really, but wouldn't like it in anything > snapper on plastics pressure wise IMO. But that's just a gut feel not based on anything solid. Get 150 yards of 6kg on a 1000 symetre easily. Can be bought at BCF and Dinga.
  24. 2 points
    I think it's Jackie Lambie's career flight?
  25. 2 points
    Meppstas

    2018 Fishing goals

    Always good to set a goal or target each year and you've certainly ticked off quite few so far, great job & well done on what you have achieved.. I'm sure you'll tick a few more off before the end of the year as well... Top report & Pic's Kuerschie.... I set my self a target of catching 600 trout for the trout season as well as aiming to win the Angling Club trophy for most trout caught in rivers & streams to make it 12 years in a row.... I was also lucky enough to catch my PB trout I've ever caught in a river as well an 8 lb 8 oz brown trout on 4 lb mono, one I doubt I'll beat again in my trout fishing days.. Both of which I achieved, I was pretty happy in doing it too seeing it was a such fluctuating trout season.. I've set myself a target of 600 again for the 2018/16 season again which starts on 4th August.. We'll see if No. 13 will be a lucky one for me at the end of April next year.. cheers Adrian
  26. 2 points
    AuusieDave

    2018 Fishing goals

    Well done Kuerschie, that's a bumper year so far. For me it's more just targets, this year I got my yak XOS snapper and last year a yak SBT but I'm still chasing that kingfish, metre mully and 30kg SBT, must all be yak caught to. I've been held back the last couple of months with a dodgy shoulder, the doctor suggested it might be bursitis and sent me for scans, it'd be great to get it sorted so I can start enjoying my fishing again. Dave
  27. 2 points
    Rod

    From a poor photo to a quality photo...

    G'day Adrian I enjoy your pics and like taking some myself. It's a pity photo gallery has been discontinued, such a great program for sorting and basic editing. A few months ago I did a clean install and with photo gallery not available I looked around at other options but they all seemed to lack the simplicity of sorting, tagging, rating, face recognition and basic editing. I ended up finding a non microsoft source for the program and continue on with it for now. So easy to find pics. Isn't digital photography amazing, I remember the dark ages when I was paying 18% mortgage interest and taking pictures was a rare extravagance. Now I click away willy nilly and the only concern is deleting as many as possible so I don't end up with too many Went to a sony camera training night the other night and the main thing I learned was that now I 'need' a lens that costs more than the camera Cheers Rod
  28. 2 points
    AquaticResearch1

    2018 Fishing goals

    That's a bumper year in anyone's books. Absolutely killing it. I want to try and get a cod over 50cm. I've caught 2 cod in my life, and both have been no longer than 6 inches. Laughable at that size really. Going to be taking the kayak up the river after exams and trolling like a mad man. If I can get a surf salmon >3kg that'd be great as well, but I'm not too fazed about that one as I am unlikely to be heading west or anywhere bar waits really. Also want to get an Elephant shark from a low energy beach, but again not too fazed as I'm not really one for surf fishing on my lonesome.
  29. 2 points
    Meppstas

    Walleye in France & Spain..

    I checked them out on line a found that they can grow up to 30 kgs in Europe.. I think they were introduced there, they are a native to Canada & Northern America and are a close relative to the European Zander.. cheers Adrian This one was caught in Croatia..
  30. 2 points
    doobie

    Southport Beach Access

    No worries mate. Yep, lured from Southport to the jetty and back (plus over at Maslins) and not one touch. Another couple of guys were luring around for nothing and another one using baits, and nothing either. I could see 1 guy on the jetty getting Mullet and there was a guy one on the footbridge getting a couple of Mullet & Bream.
  31. 2 points
    doobie

    Southport Beach Access

    I'm here now and top barriers open. So follow detour signs and you can park by footbridge.
  32. 1 point
    Meppstas

    Winter's here..

    I'm not a lover of the cold either guys, but one get's used to it and if the weather gets too cold we just stay inside in the warm.. The wind chill is the worst thing we have to put up with throughout the Winter.. Today it was 12 degrees here, no wind and full sun, the air was crisp but it was still beautiful sitting on the back deck.. Now at 9:00pm it as white as ever with a heavy frost.. cheers Adrian
  33. 1 point
    Plenty of trouties up to 35cm tops down sugars beach. Otherwise haven't tried in the surf proper yet. @LoftyHow big were the Chinooks? Pretty keen to head over that way in future for brook trout and Chinook salmon. Groovy fish.
  34. 1 point
    I can’t remember what fishing is let alone a salmon 😫😭
  35. 1 point
    Kelvin

    Daiwa TD Minnow 95SP

    Box of TD Minnow 95SP at the Tackle Buster stand at the boat show. Great price as well.
  36. 1 point
    piratepom

    Bushy's night

    I didn't go either mate, unfortunately. Pretty sure there were a few regulars from here, and some that used to be regulars, that went... Maybe Bushy has sworn them to silence.
  37. 1 point
    SaltyFlyer

    OZ Fish TV and fishing line

    Not "New on the Market" ..... 2015 1st release ... SSP Line Black Magic SF
  38. 1 point
    brenton

    More fog, Myponga reservoir this morning

    nice couldn't see where i was going in the boat this morning,very hard without the gps. cheers b
  39. 1 point
    When he headed back my way and past Mt Roland he would have passed over a few of them too doobie, glad the trout season's closed at the moment..
  40. 1 point
    Softy

    Port River dredging

    I see our lovely government have signed off to start doing this in a few months and dumping the toxic crap out in the gulf of SV [emoji35] http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-29/port-river-dredging-to-go-ahead-despite-environmental-concerns/9810570 Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  41. 1 point
    By the looks of the rings on the surface the motor could still be running.....
  42. 1 point
    dmck

    Boat retrieval gone horribly wrong....

    Global warming.... rising sea levels.
  43. 1 point
    lofty64

    Port River dredging

    The MENTALLITY of these push button freaks ,it going to far , GO AHEAD F&*K the gulf . DICKHEADS .
  44. 1 point
    lofty64

    Port River dredging

    Marine parks ,building structure to hold fish ,stopping netting in certain areas ,to help fish breed ,and help the recreational fisherman , fisherwoman ,and now this SHAME SHAME SHAME
  45. 1 point
    Rod

    From a poor photo to a quality photo...

    Adrian, if needed I have the installation file, it's only 1.2 mb Cheers Rod
  46. 1 point
    doobie

    From a poor photo to a quality photo...

    well if you ever need to go back in to the workforce Adrian, which I know wont happen lol, but if you do, maybe get into a photography job
  47. 1 point
    brenton

    2018 Fishing goals

    wow kicking the goal there K. cheers b
  48. 1 point
    doobie

    Walleye in France & Spain..

    I bet they would give a nice fight - the big ones would probably just drag him along
  49. 1 point
    doobie

    Southport Beach Access

    Yes, but you have to come from the back way (as from Commercial Road to Weatherald is still blocked off).
  50. 1 point
    Territory Lad

    Daiwa TD Minnow 95SP

    Lures arrived yesterday. Stoked! Thanks again all. Ended up grabbing 6 x TD95s from Complete Angler and 10 x TD120s from Tackle Busters. Very happy chappy!
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