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  1. 7 points
    We finally have another fishing report competition! For your chance to win a Bosch C3 Battery Charger from ALL ABOUT BATTERIES and a Strike & Hook fishing pack, login to www.strikehook.com and write up a new fishing report. Comp starts on the 1st of August 2020 and end on the 30th of August 2020. The comp is only open to Australian residents due to shipping of the prizes. A big thanks to ALL ABOUT BATTERIES for putting up a great prize. ALL ABOUT BATTERIES Sell premium quality batteries for cars, 4wds, trucks, boats, camping, Motorbikes, industrial, Forklifts, alarms, solar and alot more all at wholesale prices. Head over to the ALL ABOUT BATTERIES Facebook page, like and follow! ALL ABOUT BATTERIES on Faccebook https://www.facebook.com/All-About-Batteries-263687057821663 We look forward to reading all of your fishing reports, enjoy the comp and good luck! Follow Strike & Hook Website https://www.strikehook.com Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrgy7b7PbVKezGIwfkPbaQQ Bitchute https://www.bitchute.com/channel/Do4NivoGnMGB/ LBRY https://lbry.tv/$/invite/@strikehook:9 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/strikehook Instagram https://www.instagram.com/strike_hook/ Twitter https://twitter.com/strikehook
  2. 5 points
    Meppstas

    Snow capped Black Bluff..

    Thanks guys for your kind thoughts. very much appreciated, i will be fine... I'll finish of with a wild sunset with it snowing a long way off to the left of the photo... cheers Adrian..
  3. 4 points
    SurfcaztR

    Lets go fishin/How's ya tackle

    Wow has that shop changed in stock and the bait selection is huge,expanded from one shop to three.Don't think any tackle shop in Adelaide would have that amount of bait choices on offer,plus that bait vending machine is so handy out of hours.Prices are good on tackle i won't be buying from ebay any more,so glad to see that shop pushing ahead for us fisho's.
  4. 4 points
    Meppstas

    Snow capped Black Bluff..

    I'm hoping once the weather settles down I'll be back in a river chasing trout, I'm not pushing myself this early in the season like I normally do..So there's no trout fishing for me yet, I had an appointment this afternoon to be assessed to see how soon I can see a orthopedic surgeon for hip replacements & lower back (L3,L4 & L5 discs) surgery.. Have been given the okay for a visit to the orthopedic surgeon for the hips which will be around twelve months time. As for the back, well that's going to be assessed another time down the track to see another surgeon.. Not in a hurry for the back surgery as they said it may result in three discs being removed & steel rods inserted plus a twelve month recovery.. I'll be trying to hold off on that operation for sure.. I'll just have to be more selective where I fish in a river this season, trouble is the easy to get to waters never hold trout.. My doctor is finally back from overseas so I'll be paying him a few visits for a dose of injections again... There was a nice dumping of snow overnight on Black Bluff with more forecast, very clear skies up this was tonight too.. more likely a heavy frost than snow here at this stage. Here's a photo I took this morning from the back yard, I'd sooner it had been a few photos of some trout.. cheers Adrian
  5. 4 points
    southie THE BANGA

    Banga Baits

    Hey all, Quick update Work has been stupid crazy and got a few personal things going on aswell. But will be getting back into the painting tonight and this weekend.... I am about to put a big order in for my YFW whiting topwater blanks aswell as several new different types of blanks getting ready for the opening up of the Ressies down south.... Keep an eye out
  6. 2 points
    Softy

    Lets go fishin/How's ya tackle

    Yep Boyd took over a while ago and it's changed a lot. The are actually a fish processor so they get the bait fresh off the boat before it's frozen. Site sponsor fishing guru ( dan) works there too. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  7. 2 points
    Meppstas

    Snow capped Black Bluff..

    Thanks Lofty, yes I remember the suffering you've gone through mate and the trouble you're still having to put up with.. it can also put a lot of pressure on those around you as well when we have those off days with it.. Another dumping of snow on the Bluff again last night and a few other places around the state, none here in Sheffield thankfully.. still damn cold here though.. 4.9 degrees at 11:55 am.. cheers Adrian
  8. 2 points
    Meppstas

    Snow capped Black Bluff..

    Thanks doobie, it's all a long way off at this stage and I know I will benefit from it when it's done.. Hip replacements are pretty common now days and are very successful.. it's the back operation that I'm not all that keen on.. In saying that I am only going by what the doctor said & it will be quite some time before I get to see a surgeon to see what he comes up with, he may turn around and do nothing (as I'll be 76 by then) or find a simple solution.. I've lived with chronic back pain since 1972, waiting a couple more years won't matter all that much, so I'll still squeeze quite a few more trips to the rivers over the waiting time. . cheers Adrian..
  9. 2 points
    yellow door 1

    Electric knife sharpener review

    Your vid inspired me to get the old 2000/5000 grit stone out after a bit of elbow grease, the knife is sharper than it’s been in a while
  10. 2 points
    Rybak

    Electric knife sharpener review

    For the fastidious people.............
  11. 2 points
    Rybak

    Release Weights

    Like I said, release weights are the flavour of the month. The more research I have done, the more I am unconvinced. But...I'm no marine biologist so if the powers that be say its the way to go, then who am I to argue. I catch to keep, so when I have what I need, then I stop. You will have the unexpected catch which I try to release quickly as best as possible. Do the bread & butter fish survive, especially undersized, maybe. Who knows....
  12. 2 points
    Anybody want to go on a trip? Planning on camping on a remote island about 80kms from shore. About 7 nights on the Island. Take 2 boats, one full of gear that we'll tow. Got both vehicles and boats. Just need to get yourself over here on the EP and drive up. I'll take 2 60 litre fridges/freezers out with solar and a back up gennie. I reckon the cost will $2000 all up when fuel is split. Fish will be Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout, big GTs and Queenies, Longtail Tuna and a couple of days chasing Sailfish. Maybe Barra as well. Anybody interested?
  13. 2 points
    Jimmy.

    Electric knife sharpener review

    produces some heat yes, unless your taking chunks out of the blades you only needs to be very light on the belts (robert sorby has a great attachment for knives!) your just getting a micro burr at the end (use a decent headlamp to get good visibility on what your doing). It comes off the belt with a mirror finish (most belt sanders people use don't use low enough grit and your basically polishing the blade after the first quick pass). I have a bunch of bone handle butter knives i have sharpened up and they are deadly and my hand is totally bald from shaving hairs off with it. My process is to get a burr showing on one side, turn over and do the same to the other. do that 3 times. use buff wheel to remove burr. this gives a finish 98% of people are happy with. and its quick to do. Your passes should be very quick, your taking very little material off. I can do a knife on the belt sander from 600 grit, 1200 grit, 3000 grit, 5000 grit, and finish off on a wheel in about 10 minutes. If it needs to be like a wood plane i would then go and run it over a 4000 grit wet stone, 8000 wet stone, and then finish with a strop. takes under 5 minutes to do a set of surgical scissors. Right equipment makes it heaps easier, I am teaching others in my office to also do it and after 1hr of teaching they confident to throw their expensive knives sets into the mix and do it themselves.
  14. 2 points
    Tinker

    Largest Silver Perch

    Yeah I still believe that both saltwater southern black bream and freshwater silver perch are both equal in the power to weight ratio when it comes to the fight. And silver perch is one of the most gorgeous looking fish you can catch in the Murray or other places you might find them. Anybody else got a deep cut from the gill rakers when caught unawares? Handle with care.[emoji6][emoji6][emoji6] Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  15. 2 points
    Mickyj

    Bought some lures today

    Ok tried the smaller one this morning . Took me awhile to find some kind of bait fish school well small circles nothing would hit the lure . And yes it was cold but warmer than Monday to Wednesday morning waiting outside to start my volunteering job and no fog today
  16. 2 points
    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 .
  17. 2 points
  18. 1 point
    David_C

    Lets go fishin/How's ya tackle

    It's under the how's ya tackle brand. Boyd designed it over a few years to perfect it
  19. 1 point
    Hunter69

    Lets go fishin/How's ya tackle

    Bait vendor machine? That's simply awesome !
  20. 1 point
    SurfcaztR

    Lets go fishin/How's ya tackle

    Yeah i haven't been in that shop since last year and was very surprised at the changes,i wish them well and i'm sure the southern locals will support them once they get to see what's on offer.
  21. 1 point
    lofty64

    Snow capped Black Bluff..

    All the best Adrian .............CHEERS
  22. 1 point
    lofty64

    Snow capped Black Bluff..

    Love the picture , but feel for your pain as I have the same problem with L3,L4,and L5 with Sciatica ,and is very painful,after a failed Lamonectomy ( cant spell check ) and many other procedures ,I was implanted with a Dorsal Column Simulator into the spine ,not fun , so I hope you go well , as bad backs rule your life CHEERS and good luck Matey .
  23. 1 point
    Meppstas

    Snow capped Black Bluff..

    Thanks Bjorn, yes the cold weather doesn't help at all.. it's going to be 6 degrees max here in Sheffield tomorrow, wind chill will make it feel like minus three degrees. .. so I won;t be going outside at all.. cheers Adrian
  24. 1 point
    doobie

    Snow capped Black Bluff..

    It's definitely a beautiful sight from your back yard. But, on the otherside of things, you obviously need to take things easy, which I'm sure you will be doing, even though you'd like to be in those rivers catching the fish you love. Hip replacements still seem, and are still a major surgery, but nowadays they'll have you on your feet within a few days. The backs discs though are a different matter. We'd like to think we can 'manage' the discomfort/pain but in the end the requirement of surgery has to be done. Whenever that comes around, it will give you 12 months to sit back, reminisce and look through past footage - but also be planning your future trips Fingers crossed all goes well as nothing will keep the Brand Ambassador for Mepps Lure & Tackle Tactics down
  25. 1 point
    Rybak

    Electric knife sharpener review

    The simple "fingers" sharpener has always worked well for me. I have also bought a cheap V shaped spring sharpener which also works. I reckon the better quality steel you buy, the longer they last & the longer they stay sharper. Otherwise, just but new mid range knives every few years as they are cheap anyway.
  26. 1 point
    yellow door 1

    Release Weights

    Yeah but no matter how quick they go to the bottom - much of the damage done on the way up can’t be repaired by a quick descent all those hernias, prolapses, ruptures and haemorrhaging have already occurred. it might be worth passing that on to your customers. Because I bet the average angler thinks these weights provide more benefits than they actually do. I know I used to. .......all fish exhibited various clinical signs of barotrauma, including a prolapsed cloaca (60% of fish); gastric herniation (46%); ruptured swim bladder (73%); organ displacement (48%); and kidney (3%), liver (73%) and coloemic-cavity haemorrhaging (33%);with the frequency of nearly all positively associated with capture depth"
  27. 1 point
    Mulloway as well. Mud crabs and I'll take my snorkeling gear and get some crays.
  28. 1 point
    Knackers

    Electric knife sharpener review

    We're lucky, no ironing with COVID, work from home. I do the vacuuming. Nice little dyson that has to die soon. My wife doesn't trust my ironing. 29 years in the Army, having to pass inspection, and she reckons I'm shit. Which is good. I don't iron, even prior to now. I think she confuses ironing with washing, like when I put her whites in the washer with my fish and squid ink clothes. Best thing I ever did.
  29. 1 point
    Knackers

    Electric knife sharpener review

    With the Nirey the don't get hot. It is a real gentle pressure on the blade. But, you do need good quality blades to start with.
  30. 1 point
    Knackers

    Electric knife sharpener review

    I do all the cooking here. And she loves sharp knives. Like I do. But it is akin to me buying her a new iron.
  31. 1 point
    Jimmy.

    Electric knife sharpener review

    I use one of two items/ procedures when doing all the surgical knifes, osteotomes etc. a robert sorby pro edge ( easy to use, and gets a good result) which has been modified to run backwards or forwards - followed by a 8000 grit wet stone and a strop for the top notch stuff. or a quick going over as its not too bad, use a scotch brite wheel on a reserve spinning grinder. then polish off the bur with the buff wheel. (easiest way by far to keep them sharp) way to test knives is through a bit of paper and should be an easy clean slice, and for chisels etc should be able to take layers of finger nail off.
  32. 1 point
    yellow door 1

    Release Weights

    Yeah I remember watching Starlo talking about deep sea fishing on Rex’s show It was words similar to. “There is no catch and release fishing out here. Get your bag, then go fish shallower water if you want to catch and release”
  33. 1 point
    David_C

    Release Weights

    I personally don't support catch and release from deeper water but people do it. In my discussions with PIRSA, the quicker the fish get to the bottom, the better for the fish. At the moment, my heaviest is a 48oz but I'm hoping to create something around 3 kilos - although I'm not sure people would be happy to pay the price for that type of weight. I would say my most popular size is 24oz unfortunately, as many people just want to meet the regulations, rather than do the best thing for the fish. David
  34. 1 point
    yellow door 1

    Release Weights

    Graham Keegan from MRFAC Says 90% of snapper that go through the release weight process die. So while it may be the best case scenario. It’s still a pretty dismal scenario
  35. 1 point
    mrfish

    Release Weights

    I imagine survival rates for release weights are quoted/suggested with inference to survival rates observed in studies where they release the captured fish back to depth in cages. There are a few studies that use this technique on snapper to assess post release survival rates from depths that may cause baratrauma.
  36. 1 point
    Knackers

    Electric knife sharpener review

    I cut the middle man out and just bought a Nirey. Buy once, cry once.
  37. 1 point
    David_C

    Release Weights

    They based it on recapture records when they were trialling them. But they have to be used correctly (i.e. don't puncture the bloated stomach when putting it into the jaw (as per the video). I have been selling quite a few of them locally and just sent 50 of them to QLD earlier in the week
  38. 1 point
    Mickyj

    Bought some lures today

    I chose a bad morning it was raining I kept flicking it got really heavy thought I’ll pack up go home . Got back to the car drove off rain stopped
  39. 1 point
    SurfcaztR

    Vanford to replace Stradic Ci4+

    i see Ci4's starting to drop in price
  40. 1 point
    yellow door 1

    Help with Blades

    Yeah I’ve got a mate who occasionally eats a mulloway And he says when the bait schools are in, their guts are jam packed with 3 inch skinny bait fish. He said the stomach was like a sausage casing stuffed with tiny bait fish so small lures definitely have their place for mulloway here’s one I got on a 5cm hb and 8lb leader
  41. 1 point
    Softy

    Help with Blades

    I don't use blades much these days but I have these two in my bream box... Usually catch something on them when I decide to blow the dust of them. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  42. 1 point
    yellow door 1

    Largest Silver Perch

    Heres my best - he fought harder than the fatter yellas from the same water
  43. 1 point
    Tinker

    Largest Silver Perch

    Hey that thing is a horse. My biggest is nothing like that. But I do agree they fight like saltwater bream. Never caught a silver on lure yet. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  44. 1 point
    SurfcaztR

    Easy FG knot

  45. 1 point
    southie THE BANGA

    Banga Baits

    Added the pattern onto some of them this morning. Stencils are the best thing ever to add another dimension to lures... added 3 different stencils to 3 different baits... Just needs sealant then clear coat Nd eyes and they are ready to smash PBs The middle one is my favourite out of the lot!
  46. 1 point
    Softy

    Help with Blades

    This just popped up on FB.. might be worth a look.
  47. 1 point
    Softy

    Help with Blades

    Should have walked a bit further to anaconda and got the strike pro ones.
  48. 1 point
    Meppstas

    Help with Blades

    Here's a few pic's Micky, may be of some help to you.. Like I said I'm yet to try them but will do so on the trout next season.. cheers Adrian
  49. 1 point
    Softy

    Help with Blades

    Those strike pro ones are the ones I use also.. great blades! Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  50. 1 point
    projoe

    Help with Blades

    They are one of my favorite & most successful lures for deep water use in my boat when chasing bream & schoolies. they are very good snag detectors & i've had a few find new homes in the onka when fishing them from the bank & tend to stick to hards & softs in there these days. my most successful method of use was a good long cast but you need to just feather the last bit of the cast to make the lure lands with out tangling up i'll let the lure sink to the bottom & even let it sit there for a few second have had bream pick them up on the first cast. after a few seconds i give the the rod a sharp upward lift you will feel the blade vibe then let it drop be ready tho bream will quite often hit on the drop. ive dropped in a couple of photos of some of the many bream ive caught on vibes over the years. cop the fatty in the 3rd pic gave me a reel tussel to get him out of 10 metres of water.
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