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  1. 11 points
    Kelvin

    COARONA VIRUS AND US

    I am a health care worker and amateur prepper, so I'll share some of my thoughts. At this stage the restriction is only travelling interstate. Social distancing is easier out of the city and the fishing is better but there are a few down sides I can think about. If you do go, some of the things to think about are How is your health? Are you in a high risk group due to medical issues or age? Medical resources thin out rapidly when you get out of Metro Adelaide. While community transmission of Covid is low in SA, things are changing rapidly day to day and week to week. Also as the outbreak continues, local country hospitals will rapidly be overwhelmed and may not be able to assist you. Have you got any contacts in the West Coast that you could stay with or could help you if things get bad? Do you have any family or friends that need assistance back in Adelaide. If you were stuck somewhere are unable to get back to Adelaide, would this be an issue. I see you are reasonably self sufficient already. How much food, water and fuel do you carry and how far could you travel if suddenly things were locked down or if fuel supplies got interrupted? Would you be able to get back to Adelaide if fuel was short? How good is your phone and internet network? I had trouble calling my parents today on the mobile network. They are in Melbourne and I got a prerecorded message from telstra saying that the network was having issues. Have you got any other means of communication is mobile communication and internet go down? Likely hood of full lockdown is low at the moment but this is what you want to be keeping an eye on https://www.health.gov.au/news/australian-health-protection-principal-committee-ahppc-coronavirus-covid-19-statement-on-22-march-2020 The AHPPC advise the government on public health measures. They have already spelt out their trigger for full lockdown and this will be the thing to watch Or maybe I am overthinking this and we should all go fishing...
  2. 8 points
    southie THE BANGA

    Banga Baits

    The great thing about painting your own lures is you can create your own style and colours... Been messing around with a few different patterns and styles just perfecting my painting skills and styles... This photo doesn't do justice on how good this actually looks. This is an semi transparent Rainbow trout pattern that i will be rolling with when selling a few lures. I'll be looking at transparent redfin pattern and brown trout pattern aswell for the dams and creeks in SA. This pattern is for HB tragic he asked me to paint for awhile. Now that i finally have a cleat Im happy with and a paint scheme i was satisfied with. once its finished mate ill hit you up. This one is an 120mm sinking stickbait in an transparent pearl blue, pink and silver top. This lure looks so dam porn in the flesh! Hoping to give a couple to some guys chasing Tuna. These last ones are just a couple small chubby lures i painted in random colours thinking they wouldn't swim well. But actually swam straight from the get go... Ill use these for reddies in the winter
  3. 7 points
    Allroy

    Solo Murray mission with the hound

    Wishing I was fishing!
  4. 7 points
    southie THE BANGA

    Banga Baits

    Well good news. Im able to buy and get items shipped from china so have just ordered up big incase work closes down But in the meantime i still got a few blanks to paint up. Good night for a few cans and an painting session
  5. 6 points
    Allroy

    More Callop Action

    Plenty of time to put together some videos now!
  6. 6 points
    ChuckTseeker

    NEED FISHING PHOTOS!

    A nice creek Mulloway...
  7. 5 points
    Before I watch your video, I'm not going to see you in bed am I
  8. 5 points
    Meppstas

    COARONA VIRUS AND US

    It's sad to hear of so many people losing their jobs around the country, thankfully in my case I'm well over the retiring age (74) and still in pretty good health apart from lower back & hips being on the poor side the rest is okay.. I'm still heading off to the rivers for a spin session as well, I never see anyone else on them at the best of times either, so yes all good down this way for now.. Let's hope there's a cure for this virus in the very near future and everything gets back on track once it's over which will take some time to do so. When that will be who knows but let's hope it's sooner than later for everyone's sake.. stay safe & well everyone... thinking of you all back there in good ol' South Australia.. cheers Adrian
  9. 4 points
    Just for the tease to you jerky lovers - a new batch done today for something to do
  10. 4 points
    Allroy

    Silver perch @ Bundaleer Reservoir

    Had a great afternoon with my son out at Bundaleer Reservoir a while back. A fish a cast!
  11. 4 points
    Mickyj

    COARONA VIRUS AND US

    I lost my job due to my brain injury back in 2015 can’t find paid work . I will not defend Centrelink but at this time they are doing their best . I’ve had Centrelink issues cut off due to their error but back on Newstart. Sorry to everyone who has lost their job but be unemployed over 55 there are zero jobs in Adelaide. Now Wert if you think Centrelink is bad wait until you see a job provider in my case I’m with a disability employment service I heard every second meeting we will cut you off of Newstart various reasons main one attending the industrial court for my court case . so while Centrelink isn’t great get ready job providers are worse plus there’s no jobs for over 55s in Adelaide And I was lucky to escape Nazi DES workers I took Centrelinks advice and volunteered for Newstart my age group 55 to 65 volunteer for 15 hours a week no need to look for jobs that aren’t there or go to meetings every two weeks or do another useless 12 month course . I was enjoying my volunteering job until they shut shop due to the virus
  12. 4 points
    Softy

    COARONA VIRUS AND US

    Going to follow on from this as Kelvin is someone in the know and i'm listening to what he preaches! So how is everyone going with it all? Do you still have a job? how is your health? how is your family going now? Did you need to line up for hours at Centerlink? Let it off your chest, it's better in out then in!
  13. 4 points
    ChuckTseeker

    NEED FISHING PHOTOS!

    A nice port river Bream..
  14. 4 points
    Plectropomus

    DIY "FG" Knot Jig

    I use 80 pound leader to 30 or 50 pound braid, and have had a devil of a time with knots. Knots failing (even when glued) and knots catching in guides. With my terminal gear, the "Slim Beauty" turns out as a "Nylon Nightmare". Sure, it is easy to tie at sea, and holds well, but boy, oy boy does it ever jam up in the tip and other guides. There is no doubt of the multiple benefits of the FG knot for such heavy terminal tackle, but blowed if I could remember it, and I seemed to need another hand (at least). There must be jigs out there on Google? Sure is, and the easiest to use and cheapest to buy is actually an Aussie backyarder by the name of "FG Wizz". Watching his "how to use" pitch, I was struck that, hey!!, the bobbins he uses look like the washers on my "Laserlite" fasteners from the deck renos, and also that the flexible rods look like pieces of tent pole or old fishing rod. Hmmmmm, I reckoned I had "the makings" in my shed. Scrounged or saved because "they will come in useful one day". Tonight, in isolation like everyone else, with the ABC broadcasting nothing but Coronavirus dilemmas followed by Amazonian destruction on 4 corners. What to do? Well, I made myself a copy of the "FG Wizz". Once the glue sets, I will be tying FG's like a pro I reckon......... I figure that such a copy might be somehow illegal, but some of you might choose to buy one instead -- so this is free advertising I reckon. The bits and pieces I used are shown here, but comprise only the cup washers from Laserlite screws, stainless flatheads with washer and nut, a piece of broken tent-pole, wall plugs, and a hardwood offcut. This was all I could drum up, but it looks the goods. The important bit is the "How To" video of the FG Wizz. See
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    MIKECATTS

    COARONA VIRUS AND US

  17. 3 points
    Des

    Surface Lure attachment - knot or swivel?

    I have just seen this post. Here are some of my experiences and current thinking. These days I always use a clip. I wont touch the Decoy round snaps or V snaps as I have lost too many good fish and lures due to them opening up. On some occasions quite possibly my fault as they are so bloody hard to snap into place properly. These are the snaps I use these days. They are so easy & quick to use. 1) Norman Lure Clips. Ever reliable 2) Decoy Spiral Snaps ... which I have only just started using. Time will tell. - Mustad Fastach clip, Is an easy to use clip, but I have found with a vigorously worked floating stick baits the lure can work loose and off the clip. So I don't tie direct to the lure. Repetitive tying will soon shorten your leader. These days my leader is fairly short. Around 18" to 24" as I am using ultra light rods with micro guides. Those guides are very knot intolerant and I am not good at tying the slimmest FG knot. So the knot does not enter the guides at all. The sensitive top end of a quality ultra light rod is a good shock absorber and you don't need to rely as much on the leader which can now be shorter. Too much is made of the effect of the clip on the lure action. Poppers are potentially the most affected. A high rod position with an upward wrist action will get it popping right. A sensitive quality ultra light rods will allow you to impart a greater variety of actions to your lure. This is visual fishing with surface lures. So change and adjust your rod position, wrist action & retrieve action to give you your desired movement. You always control and work the lure rather than the lure control you and you simply wind it back ! Apart from an ultra light rod with a well balanced reel, the other link in the chain is to use a very sensitive braid and leader. I find Sunline Siglon braid and Sunline Float deliver your rod and wrist action quickly and directly to your lure. Easier to impart your desired action. Clips make lure fishing soooo easy. But you may have to consider the rest of your gear for them to be effective. Good luck. Cheers, Des
  18. 3 points
    doobie

    2020 AFL / Strike Hook competition.

    (I'm not sure if the following will work as I have copy/pasted/edited details from Bjorns 2019 post) The Strike Hook Footy Tipping Comp for 2020 is setup and ready to go (maybe lol). Address http://www.footytips.com.au/comps/strikehook Password tipping Good luck everyone Note Any issues with logging in or signing up to the comp on the Footy Tips website will need to be directed to the Footy Tips website as we don't have any control over the site we are just using the sites facility to run the competition.
  19. 3 points
    Meppstas

    More fast water wild trout fishing...

    Here's a video from another spin session chasing wild trout in the upper reaches of the Meander River, it's all fast water fishing for the experience trout river fisho's.. This was another trip back another off my favorite fast waters, one I haven't fished for quite some time.. I had already fished a stretch of water some three or so kilometres downstream that was full of green algae so decided to make the move to the fast waters again..This video starts from when I entered the fast water, the conditions were good, great flow in the river and the trout were here. They were a little choosy going from one coloured Mepps spinner to another on a regular basis, even used a small unbranded minnow lure for a short time.. Every lure used on this trip caught trout.. The best fish of the day was taken on the smallest spinner a size #00 (1.5gram) Stone Fly Bug spinner, that trout went 1.04 kgs.. cheers cheers Adrian
  20. 3 points
    keenfisho

    Banga Baits

    Looking sweet mate, keep the pics coming they are feeding my lure addiction perfectly
  21. 3 points
  22. 2 points
    gregtech

    Left over Braid - any use?

    Practice your braid to leader knots Doobs.......
  23. 2 points
    dmck

    Left over Braid - any use?

    Use it as backing. Looks like you have some useable lengths there. buy smaller reels and use them for squid etc I have a few Shimano IX4000 and they catch everything... even big snapper. If all else fails ... sent it all to me...
  24. 2 points
    Taking care of business and working over time. I do my wood working on my breaks so If a job can’t be done in 15 mins, it’s going to take a few breaks Took an early lunch to get the dry fit and flat packing done. The last piece of the puzzle, that inspired the table, is on a junk pile I saw on the way to work. Fingers crossed it’s still there on the way home
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    yellow door 1

    DIY glasses lanyard

    Less bulky than the store bought versions
  27. 2 points
  28. 2 points
    Softy

    Solo Murray mission with the hound

    Nice work.. some great condition fish there! They don't have a whole lot of fight but I've really taken to chasing the Golden's lately. I'm having withdraws already now they have shut the Warren Reservoir
  29. 2 points
    scorpion

    Solo Murray mission with the hound

    Nice session Simon. Picked a nice day with the "Decky". Water clarity looks great. Thanks for posting.
  30. 2 points
    Hi all We don't seem to have a MRFAC tab, so have just put this under general. Just received a PDF copy of a media release, given to us from the ANSA president about an hour ago, sent to our fishing club EDDIE HUGHES MP Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Wednesday, 1 April 2020 More resignations as Whetstone’s fishing council sinks There have been multiple resignations from the Marshall Government’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council. The Opposition has been told that four Council members have resigned from the Council, which is the responsibility of Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone. The members who have resigned represented a range of fishing organisations including RecFish SA, South Australian Fishing Alliance and FishinSA. Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Giles Eddie Hughes The startling number of resignations proves once again that the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council has been a complete failure. When the Minister created his own hand-picked Council he undermined the importance of having an independent recreational fishing voice in SA. The establishment of the Council is just one of many bungles in the fisheries portfolio. The state-wide ban of snapper has also created great financial hardship and stress. It is clear the Minister is out of touch when it comes to both recreational and commercial fishing in South Australia. HUGHES - whetstone's fishing council sinks.pdf
  31. 2 points
    Wahoo

    COARONA VIRUS AND US

    Hi All I also work in Healthcare and would like to reiterate everything Kelvin said. It's important to take notice of the daily announcements regarding social distancing and the relevant restrictions. Things are changing daily and sometimes quite rapidly. Just an example of what's happening in the regions, I received an email this week informing me that Stansbury Caravan Parks are cancelling all of their Easter bookings and closing both parks to all except permanent residents until 31st May. Fish locally and sensibly and consider that while you may want to travel, there's a lot of worried people out there who may not want folks from the city (who they may perceive as having a virus) visiting them. Hunter69, my sympathies at the loss of your mate, one of my dogs passed away 10 days ago. It's never easy when they go. Stay safe everybody Wahoo
  32. 2 points
    Aff

    COARONA VIRUS AND US

    Wouldn't take SkyNews reports as gospel Mike they play loose with the the facts and plenty of dogwhistle political messages in their reporting. Just my opinion. Hope everyone is coping ok in these trying times and staying healthy. At least at the moment we can still go out for a fish. Cheers all
  33. 2 points
    gregtech

    COARONA VIRUS AND US

    Mate, another job will be there when this crap blows over and we all have donut days.........But to lose your doggo is a very deep cut. Sharing your pain.
  34. 2 points
    Rybak

    Surface Lure attachment - knot or swivel?

    I have always used clips or swivels to attach lures/squid jags. I've not had any issues doing this. Quick & easy....
  35. 2 points
    Hunter69

    COARONA VIRUS AND US

    Lost my job on monday. Lost my beautiful dog Thursday. Just 7 years old. Donut at Balgowan today. - ruff week.
  36. 2 points
    doobie

    NEED FISHING PHOTOS!

    Here's a few to start you off. Hopefully you get the right cover photo you're after
  37. 2 points
    bjorn2fish

    2020 AFL / Strike Hook competition.

    Setup and ready to go now. Thanks for that Doobs
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    Rybak

    Left over Braid - any use?

    Tie them all together to make enough line possibly to spool another reel using a braid to braid knot.
  40. 1 point
    the boogeyman checks his closet every night to make sure I’m not in there
  41. 1 point
    I took the chance ....... with one eye closed - just incase. I was relieved
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    yellow door 1

    Diy fly tying vice

    Just found the foil on milk powder is the most durable in my pantry
  44. 1 point
    Softy

    Silver perch @ Bundaleer Reservoir

    Nice work Allroy! got a 3 good Callop out of there when it first opened to Kayaks. Unfortunately it's been getting hit pretty hard.
  45. 1 point
    southie THE BANGA

    Banga Baits

    Just thought i'd put a thread up of some of the other lures i have painted up at the moment. Originally my main goal was to mainly paint the topwater Lures for YFW and sell them just as an hobby sort of thing. However after watching countless hours of Youtube and reading forums I now know there is alot more i can paint/create and not to pump them out quantity wise. Instead getting creative and painting for Quality and doing it more for myself. Unfortunately I have painted up most of the blanks I originally had. I have a few hundred dollars worth of blanks, films, stencils and bits and pieces i have purchased being held as the coronavirus hit most of the areas I purchase my gear from. So am waiting for freight companies to resume there services so i can start painting up new lures.. My main blanks I am planning to paint will be for the upcoming season. So will mainly be Trout, Redfin and Salmon lures. I have a range of Stickbaits, and metals for the Salmon. The Trout and Redfin will be a range of minnows perfect for both dams/lakes and creeks and streams. I will keep you all up to date with the processes and what I create. In the mean time here are a couple I have painted over the last month or so ....
  46. 1 point
    Yeah, most cost effective fishing purchase I ever made was like a 2km (sounds like way too much, cannot remember now, exact, but was heaps) bulk spool of 6lb Rouge mono. It is actually really good straight through for surface luring, alows you to tie direct, no dramas about leader. I am sure it is just a matter of time untill one of the large flathead I catch as bycatch, breaks me off, but so far so good. AS long as you are not using Tiny 1000 sized reels, I find 6lb mono casts fine, not as far as gliss, but far enough. Some people say too big, but I like 3000 sized shimano',s on a 1-3kg 0r 2-4kg rod for tossing Sugapens, and the GOAT surface lure; the lucky craft SAmmy 65. I absolutely agree about the Alvey style wading bag, I happen to use a Hessian version from BCF, with the added bonus that wet HEssian keeps the catch cool, for a fair while anyway. BEst part is that you can rest/balance the reel against the openeing of the bag, as it (the bag, not the reel) sits across your shoulder and re-tie, easy peasy while on/in the water.
  47. 1 point
    Territory Lad

    Banga Baits

    Im sure there are some dusty lures around people would happily donate for a refurbish.
  48. 1 point
    Meppstas

    More fast water wild trout fishing...

    It's a beauty isn't it, have several of them too..
  49. 1 point
    southie THE BANGA

    Banga Baits

    Cheers mate. A proper airbrush has helped immensely. Aswell as the Clear coat im using now it just adds an extra element to the lure. Ill keep at it. Can only improve really. Means by next yellowfin season i should have some pretty dope lures painted up
  50. 1 point
    southie THE BANGA

    Banga Baits

    So been off work for a week after getting 3 wisdom teeth removed. So when i was feeling up to it i decided to paint a few more baits up... Been thinking about what lures i will be painting to be selling for this season... Hopefully i can figure out a good price for lures painted and rigged with good terminal tackle... Like mentioned previously will be concentrating on Freshwater. Mainly trout and redfin. And i will also be painting up Salmon lures aswell. So stay tuned for some lures coming up for sale soon. Also if you are after a certain style of lure you'd like to see sendme a message and i can see what i can find for you.
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