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  1. 6 points
    vogon

    The one that got away?

    G'day all, I got caught up in the hype around the new Bait Junkie lures, watched all the vids I could find then went & bought 8 different packs, 4 grub & 4 minnow. I usually use the Zmans with some success so was keen to try the newcomer. My plan was to fish the Junkies around Vincent next week, in areas that i have had success with the Zmans. But like a kid with a new toy, I just couldn't wait. Headed down the Port yesterday, low tide, to Snowdens, which I was hoping was out of the strong SW winds. It was windy but i took the chance. 2-4kg rod with 4lb mono on a 1000 reel to avoid wind knots. Started with the grub, sticky little bugger, on a 1/12 jighead. Had a few hits but no takes, small fishies I'm guessing. Changed to a minnow on a 1/16th jighead & caught a just legal St 1st cast. The wind then got up even more making casting difficult so I moved to the boat launch pontoon. Second cast there & the lure hit something, weed maybe, then my line did a big curve towards then away from me & the line just peeled off my reel as whatever it was headed to deeper water, What the hell have I hooked. The rod had the J-curve going & the reel was still letting line out at a rate, tightened the drag as much as i dared & was still losing line like nobodies business, I thought I was going to be spooled. I had to try & stop whatever it was so used my hand to stop/slow the reel & you guessed it, busted off. The fish? only gave a couple of pulses before the bust off & nothing during the "fight". Had it no idea it was hooked? Had i foul hooked it? Any ideas as to what i had hooked?
  2. 4 points
    Meppstas

    Rainbow over the Dasher River...

    Here's a couple of photos I took while fishing in the Dasher River several days ago as a rain shower came through.. cheers Adrian.. Rainbow over the Dasher River.. The other half of the rainbow near Mt Roland at Claude Road..
  3. 4 points
    HB tragic

    Under wader wear

    Thanks for all the replies so far. Am looking into some under wader garments that are micro fleece and come with stirrups to go under your feet. At $40 they dont sound to bad. Regards, HBt.
  4. 4 points
    Does doobie 440g salmon from the fish factory count as a report?
  5. 3 points
    dmck

    Australia has a tackle shortage

    Yep, my 'tackle' is certainly getting shorter as I get older.......
  6. 3 points
    HB tragic

    1-3 kilo rod

    Sold some gear so am treating myself to an import from Tasmania. Its a Messiah Custom made by Scott James. Have seen a few videos / reviews of the rods so thought I would give one a try. Thought of going local but before I knew it had ordered one. Am very excited about it coming but still have a few weeks to wait. As an aside Scott sends photos of the build so that the purchaser can be part of the that process. Regards, Dean (HBt.)
  7. 3 points
    Big crawlers or big scrubworms. And if you keep getting small pickers you need to move location. Little fish avoid big fish coz they get eaten.[emoji6] Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  8. 3 points
    HB tragic

    1-3 kilo rod

    ^^^ Interesting. Had a Nitro Vapor 7' 1-3 kg but ended up selling it as it did not feel right in my hand for the hb fishing I enjoy. Am now waiting for an 8'6" 2-4kg to arrive. Keen to see how the extra length works in terms of casting and applying pressure when angling a fish. Regards, HBt.
  9. 3 points
    Territory Lad

    Diawa tournament Spike

    Essentially a Diawa version of the OSP Dunks.
  10. 3 points
    MIKECATTS

    1-3 kilo rod

    My Samaki Archer... 2-6lb 6'9" long casts a 4g lure about 40-60 metres using 6lb braid.. my other Samaki Archer 4-8lb 6'11" doesnt do as well.. But the heavier one is way better to get "walking the dog" action better..... I prefer the lighter rod... Suits my fishing style... I use it for hours at a time and its soo light/balanced.. doesnt fatigue me at all.. I use a cheap Shimano $30 1000 reel.... Its held up well, but have to keep up the maintenance with it, especially the bail arm/roller.. gets tight...... It was best/cheapest way for me to get extra spools. I bought 3 when on special for $30. I have plenty of spares as well.. LOL.. and they balance well with the Archer.. Ive got a decent/expensive 2500 reel, but it feels too heavy/awkward for the light rods.. Ive always thought "would an expensive reel do better? One day Ill find out.. But spare spools are as much as the reels themselves.... I like to have 3 spare spools ready to go... Its just me...
  11. 3 points
    Mickyj

    1-3 kilo rod

    Ok a little update . The 2-4 kilo rod I bought like a broomstick was returned to where I bought it . Replaced it with a Diawa Hyper 1-3 kilo 7 ft 2 piece hopefully I’ll have a flick this week .
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    MIKECATTS

    Under wader wear

    I use flannelette jarmy bottoms., thick wool socks. I get some strange looks when dressing for a wade...
  14. 3 points
    Mickyj

    1-3 kilo rod

    Ok it’s not worth writing a fishing report . Saturday was a donut morning at west lakes flicking around a tiny Aus tackle black lure I’ve landed bream on in the past . Sunday I hit the northern end of the local third cast with a eco gear 30 something lost a 20 cm ST. The ecogear was gold black orange belly red eyes . Nothing else hit the steps but to much weed . Was a donut but finally I could cast a tiny ecogear lure and get interest .
  15. 3 points
    We would love to see more reports posted up so are extending the Fishing Report Comp for another month. The comp will end on the 30th of September. There have been a couple of good reports but we really want to see more getting posted up. Hopefully the warmer weather will help brush those cobwebs off of those dusty rods and put them to good use. Get out there fishos!
  16. 2 points
    David_C

    Australia has a tackle shortage

    I have weights up to 4.5 kilos - but suggest starting with smaller increments Or just ask your doctor for some medication....
  17. 2 points
    Mickyj

    1-3 kilo rod

    I bought a cheap rod for Father’s Day 2-4 kilo it’s not good. I wanted a change . Was looking at my rods first one I bought to use lures on was a diawa aird 1-3 kilo caught lots of bream on a aird 2500 with this . should I take the risk looks good feels good and the 2500 I’m using is smaller than the older diawa models
  18. 2 points
    Mickyj

    1-3 kilo rod

    I will say the rod casts the tournament spike lure fantastic probably due to it being 4 grams . Next flick I’ll use the sienna 1000 with that lure at west lakes .
  19. 2 points
    Wert

    The one that got away?

    If there was no headshakes or tailbeats my money would be on a big ray, some submarine sized beasts in that area. Regardless it's always nice to hear a reel singing!
  20. 2 points
    Tinker

    Rainbow over the Dasher River...

    Amazing things we get to see and enjoy while fishing. And catching a good fish is just the icing on the cake. Watching them swim away free is even better. My photo is the Warren Reservoir at the end of shift. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  21. 2 points
    Rybak

    2020 AFL / Strike Hook competition.

    I think I did OK in the tipping...................
  22. 2 points
    Territory Lad

    1-3 kilo rod

    Sounds like a great little wand that Micky.
  23. 2 points
    Mickyj

    1-3 kilo rod

    Let me get used to it one of those reels needs new line . But I was thinking the same thing myself . Hopefully this rod will flick some smaller lures better than the 2-4 kilo and longer than the aird did . I think I have a some lures a great fisherman gave me time will tell
  24. 2 points
    Softy

    Under wader wear

    Can't remember what i used to wear it's been years since i surf fished but i do remember one trip not taking any socks..... It wasn't a good time. I never forgot my socks after that trip, blisters for dayz!
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    MAH

    Under wader wear

    I have the exact same waders you bought. Just this Saturday I was wading a local metro spot (very murky and caught nothing but a single puffer). It was a nice sunny day, but the water was still pretty cool. I wore a cotton t-shirt with a light long sleeved shirt (made from bamboo fibers), I had a thick pair of socks and cargo pants, which are made from cotton and about the same thickness as denim jeans. I was fine, not cold at all. Only problem is in moderate conditions like Saturday, you will sweat inside your waders and my pants were fairly damp by the end of the session (about 3 hours). Unless you pay a lot more money, this is what you have to accept. I felt fine while fishing, it was only when I was taking the waders off , that I could feel the sweat. It wasn't a big problem and by the time I had finished packing up my fishing gear, the sweat had dried.
  27. 2 points
    Wert

    Under wader wear

    Use my trusty PVC ones in SA year round for all my toe to waist deep needs when I don't want wet feet, I really don't like wet feet. Like everyone said tucking your pants into your socks is the number 1,2&3 key thing for waders, footy socks are the best for this because you can get em nice and high and very comfy too I've found. Unless its swimming weather a second pair of explorers over them is great for comfort and helps breathing. For pants I've been loving those thin trakie dak style PJ pants, again unless it's properly warm a second pair of cotton trakies over these is normally perfect. Skins were mentioned and I feel I can give an important perspective on this. I've used these too and they were great to start but they tend to need regular adjusting, particularly in the groinal region, and that can be tricky in chest waders when you're up to your thighs and carrying gear. Natural fibres as much as possible is the go for comfort and breathability, too much synthetics and you will be filling your waders from the inside.
  28. 2 points
    Meppstas

    Under wader wear

    I use the lightweight breathable waders here in Tassie, Under my normal fishing clothes I wear merino wool thermal long johns & socks.. With the river temps being around the two degrees here early season one still feels the cold through any waders used. But for Sth Aust and the waders you have bought I sure the merino thermals should be fine throughout the Winter months.. as doobie stated, always wear a belt around your waist too.. cheers Adrian
  29. 2 points
    portunus

    Under wader wear

    If its cold, thermals, wool are better as they don't get as stinky as polyester. Light weight hiking pants/track suit pants. Definitely not denim if your walking any distance in the waders as denim rubs. Whatever you wear tuck them into your socks as Lofty recommends.
  30. 2 points
    Mickyj

    1-3 kilo rod

    Ok went for a quick flick in the Pat 6.15 to 7.20 No fish I saw tiny bait fish no hits caught lots of weed Now the 6ft 6 aird I used my Diawa exceler 2500 why did I stop using this rod same cast lengths and so light to hold
  31. 2 points
    is there squid in the warren haha
  32. 2 points
    David_C

    Round Head Crab Rake

    Contact South Oz rods. Rob often gets them in. He loves them but I prefer the standard design
  33. 2 points
    Yep any thing new needs to be tried,if you can find one ? Got to remember some of us spend years perfecting losing lures so we always need more to lose
  34. 1 point
    SurfcaztR

    Australia has a tackle shortage

    Been hearing this not just in tackle but many other items in being sold out due to lack of overseas stock.When looking for rods not just in local tackle shops but on line sold out same with lures and braids.Anyone else noticed a general shortage on goods.
  35. 1 point
    Yes and no. Depends on the item / brand and whether its a new item or part of an existing catalogue. I imagine it is also a case of stores not wanting to hold stock that they may not be able to sell due to the current climate.
  36. 1 point
    Softy

    The one that got away?

    The fishing fairy had visited my letterbox while I was at work today. [emoji16] Sunday looks like the day to give them a good run. Just need to get some more jigheads I usually run the HWS ones but they are a real prick to feed into these plastics I found, going to buy some normal style jigheads. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  37. 1 point
    HB tragic

    1-3 kilo rod

    Correct Micky. The Onk and getting further out into deeper water at some of my favourite places in the Lake. Regards, HBt.
  38. 1 point
    Mickyj

    Bought some lures today

    After a hospital appointment with my dad all good . I went into TW looking to buy a mat black double clutch. Ended up buying three lures they didn’t have any mat black double clutches I fell to one double clutch I’d be not buying everyone says they are good I’ll try it tomorrow. The one I’d like info on the Jackson one any one used this one .
  39. 1 point
    Softy

    Diawa tournament Spike

    I actually had to get on google.. Never seen those ones before.
  40. 1 point
    Mickyj

    Diawa tournament Spike

    So I didn’t over pay . I’ll have a flick next week weather permitting. Thanks HBT
  41. 1 point
    Mickyj

    1-3 kilo rod

    im sorry if my replies are slow im not getting email notifications well i do they go to spam Hoping to flick a lure friday morning
  42. 1 point
    Don't think you'll find much in the way of nippers down there. The bream lakes are good fun, definitely an option when the beach is quiet or weather doesn't allow. Both Robe and Kingston jetties can hold an assortment at times. Flathead and smaller salmon pretty common. Not my first choice to fish but an easy option if all else fails.
  43. 1 point
    HB tragic

    1-3 kilo rod

    You should have a little fun with that. Imagine a 1000 or a 750 on it. Regards, HBt.
  44. 1 point
    plankton

    salt creek camping

    There are some campsites you need to book ahead of time and there are others along the back of the beach that are first in. Either way you need to pay online before you go. You should be able to find everything you need here. https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/Limestone_Coast/coorong-national-park
  45. 1 point
    doobie

    Under wader wear

    On another point when wearing tracky dacks under the waders .... do not wear trackies that have zips in the bottom legs. If you are out in water up to say hips, the water pressure down by your feet will push those zips into your ankles - it is very annoying to say the least
  46. 1 point
    vogon

    Round Head Crab Rake

    They were quite common back in the day. I bought a new one a couple of years ago at the Vincent sports store, sadly closed now but it lives over there
  47. 1 point
    Mickyj

    1-3 kilo rod

    The rod I bought is shit be better for bait but my oldest rod feels better and casts better than the last one iirc as I moved onto 2 - 4 kilos
  48. 1 point
    Hamo1234

    Shimano Game type J Rods

    I have no idea Lofty - I dont pay too much attention to that sort of thing. I suspect it is at the lower end of the PE scale so might be the same.
  49. 1 point
    Softy

    Bought some lures today

    I've done alright on the trouties on the phantom double clutch.. No bream tho!
  50. 1 point
    learninglures

    Cheap Snook Lures

    Rapala X-rap has been doing well, (aren't too bad on price if you can find a special). need to get creative for the larger models I have found this season.
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