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  1. 4 points
    Aff

    NZ Snapper Industry

    Hi all, I was watching a new fishing show on the TV on Sunday, I think it was called 'Fish of the Day', and the host was saying that in NZ recreational fishing connected to snapper species provides around $88/kg (of the fish) to the country's economy. This would take in tourism connected with fishing, charters,tackle/bait sold etc. I'm assuming. Compared to $9/kg of snapper that the commercial catch contributes to the NZ local economy. Of which 70% is estimated to be shipped off overseas. I know stats can be presented in ways to support a particular position, but those two numbers really jump right out at you. I wonder if there are similarities in Australia's fisheries? If there is, you've really got ask if we're getting the most out of our fish stocks given the current priorities and approaches to fish management? I found this information interesting anyway thought I'd pass it on. Aff
  2. 1 point
    Territory Lad

    Wading Tub

    Over the last 12-18 months I've got right into my wading and thought I'd have a crack at making my own tub. After a bit of looking around at other set ups, I figured it was best to just dive in and see what happened. The basic idea was I wanted to be able to carry more than one rod, be mobile amd be organised. After a trip to the hardware store and the local boating store, I had all the parts I needed. Within an afternoon it was done! Generic UV stablised create, electrical conduit for axels, marker bouys / poly floats for wheels and all secured with S/Steel bolts, washers and nylocks. Below is a selection of on the job photos. Overall it works really well. The rod holders allow me to carry multiple rods all rigged differently. This does two things, (1) when I get a season ending wind knot, I just bench the rod and grab another. No lost time not fishing! (2) It speeds up my apprenticeship as I can run multiple options simultaneously and figure out what works in different scenarios. Only issue I have found is having the reels face inwards takes up a fair amount of room inside the tub and ironically, the reels get wetter inside the tub than outside. This is because when I land a fish, drops of water fall off the net which I dump in the tub during hook removal etc. I tried facing them "backwards" and outside the tub, seems to solve the problem. 1st planned upgrade is a small esky, big enough to fit a YFW in the 30-35cm range!! TL
  3. 1 point
    AuusieDave

    NZ Snapper Industry

    Where are the groups that want to represent rec fishers? They should be making sure every South Australian knows this and that PIRSA are trashing our economy giving all our resource to commercial fishers for $9/kg when as a rec fishing resource the same resource is worth ten times as much to the economy.
  4. 1 point
    Aff

    Wading Tub

    Nice wading tub TL, very neat looking job. You've inspired me to have a go at making one. Am just wondering if any water seeps in through the bolt holes at the bottom and sides? Did you put in some silicone or some kind of water proofing around the bolt/nut? Or are the tightened bolts water proof enough? Cheers, Aff
  5. 1 point
    David_C

    Goolwa Cockles

    I've got a SUV and I normally head between 5 to 7 kms down the beach. You can just seem them rolling in the surf and there is no pressure from others. With the smaller limits though, you can definitely get them in good numbers without taking the car. David
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