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  1. Not fishing related but I noticed this big time with my promotional apparel business, hoodies went AWOL across all of my suppliers. Stock started to come in this month with a few suppliers restocking some styles. There will no doubt be a shortage with other gear coming into the warmer months too. I use all Aussie suppliers but their clothing is all manufactured overseas. If anyone knows of an Aussie manufacturer of apparel please let me know. Most gear although branded Aussie is still manufactured overseas unfortunately.
  2. 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!
  3. Awesome photos man, I hope you can get out to take more one day soon.
  4. That freezing cold weather can't help. I hope you get some of it sorted out and get some relief soon mate.
  5. 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
  6. That came out great Adrian, some great photos in there
  7. AFL is back on this weekend, remember to enter your tips
  8. I hit up Southport beach yesterday with a mate for 1 ST in about 4 hours it was busy but not too packed. I only saw a few ST's caught down there. On the walk back a die hard fisho said they emptied Mt Bold reservoir which could have been the cause of the slow day. I just checked on that and it seems that they drained it a month ago.
  9. Most businesses are sold and purchased based on either an asset valuation which would include the licenses, boats, stock etc or based on potential income derived from current and past figures. I'm sure the government would want to be fair and use world standard methods of valuation to buy out peoples businesses
  10. Article sourced from ABC News - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-19/fears-of-corporate-take-over-of-sa-fisheries-after-quota-reforms/12260584 Fears of corporate takeover as SA Government seeks to put quotas on fisheries ABC Radio Adelaide / By Malcolm Sutton The SA Government has already put a three-year ban on snapper fishing.(ABC News: Brittany Evins) Converting commercial fishing into a quota system could leave the industry open to corporate takeover, industry stakeholders fear, as the State Government seeks to tighten the net on fisheries with major reforms. Key points: The SA Government wants transferable quota system in place by July 2021 Industry spokespeople fear corporate takeovers of a proposed non-transferable system Major reforms on fisheries exclude recreational take by anglers SA Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone this month outlined key goals of a $24.5 million Marine Scalefish Fishery reform package he hoped to have in place by mid-2021, which would allocate transferable quotas to commercial fishing licenses. It followed the introduction of a three-year ban on snapper in late 2019 due to what Mr Whetstone called "dire, decimated" stocks. Marine Fishers Association executive officer Gary Morgan said the industry was made up of small local fishers who supplied local markets. If allocated quotas were not large enough for them to run a viable business, he said, "the majority wouldn't have the money to buy additional quota" and could sell up. "Already, there have been companies sniffing around wanting to buy large chunks of quota," Mr Morgan said. "Inevitably, this transferable quota system that the Government's suggesting, will mean that not too far in the future, perhaps in a year or two, you're going to get all of that quota for major species owned by corporates." The State Government also planned to introduce a Total Allowable Catch [TAC] limit for priority species, which included King George whiting, snapper, southern calamari and southern garfish. "If you're out fishing for other species because you've already filled your quota for those four species, but you accidentally catch a whiting in the process anyway, then you'll have to throw that whiting back and it will be dead already," Mr Morgan said. "There's also going to be a lot more pressure put on other species other than those four." Corporates have 'no stewardship' West Coast Professional Fishers Association (WCPFA) president Jeff Schmucker did not want quotas falling into the "hands of corporate bodies", which had no "stewardship over the fisheries". "For example, the holder of one of the largest gummy shark quotas in Australia, he lives in Sweden, yet the only time he sees any fish is probably down at the golf club when he goes for dinner," he said. WCPFA has proposed a different approach to the Government, called Individual Transferable Efforts. This would still set a limit for commercial catches, but instead of measuring it in catch units, it would be measured in the amount of time and the equipment that could be expected to catch an amount of fish. "The effort units are owner-operated, and they stay with the fishers," Mr Schmucker said. "If you don't use them, they go back into the pool, and if the fish don't get pulled out of the water, the units don't get transferred. "Corporate bodies won't get hold of the units." 'Too few fish' SA Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone said the reforms were aimed at increasing industry profitability and stock sustainability because "for too long there had been too many fishers and too few fish". "Through the reform consultation it was clear that many marine scalefish fishers want the fishery to remain an owner-operator fishery without large and foreign corporations purchasing up all the quota," he said. "The Marshall Liberal Government will work with the industry to entrench, as the enduring foundation of the industry, our small, local family fishing businesses." Mr Whetstone said he would establish an Independent Allocation Advisory Panel that provided "recommendations about the allocation of quota to licensed fishers", which was expected to give its recommendations by June 30 this year. Recreational fishers excluded Mr Morgan also questioned why a cap on recreational fishing was not included in the package, which he said lacked detail. He pointed out the last survey on recreational take was undertaken back in 2013–14 and there had since been a significant increase in the number of registered boats for anglers. "I think the Government wants to keep recreational fishers on-side, the problem is, if you're only addressing one part of the industry, you'll leave the tap open at the other end," Mr Morgan said. Mr Whetstone admitted that "conflicts of interests" between the two sectors had "not always been well managed". He said a cross-sectoral Seafood Council would be established to "restore a sense of cooperation" through a "united effort to improve fishing opportunities and catches in the long term". Exit packages offered The Government has offered to buy back up to half (about 150) of the state's longline, line and net fishing licences from those who wanted to exit voluntarily. An independent assessment on licences had been conducted by the international business advisory firm BDO, which determined they were valued between $150,000 and $211,000. Mr Schmucker said it was not enough. "Don't forget, that's someone's life," he said. "I've been fishing for 35 years and they want to buy out my licence for $150,000? "I've $300,000 to $400,000 worth of boats." Mr Whetstone said fishers would be able to put forward a price for consideration in what was a "voluntary tender process".
  11. That's bloody awesome mate, they look mint!
  12. Definitely err on the side of caution, there are some real nutters out there. @Yorky The scenario you've outlined, shows the kind of person who wouldn't give two hoots about laws and rules. We can still make a difference without having to go full badge and uniform on people.
  13. There is another way of people learning the consequences. Natural Law! They continue to take undersized fish, no more fish left, lesson learned. Doesn't help us in our lifetime though. There are far more fishos on Strike Hook than there are fishieries officers, it seems that we already have the resources, we all just need to grow the kahunas to use those resources. On top of that, Strike Hook fishos won't charge you a fee to participate in something that humans have done for thousands of years for free.
  14. @vogon I reckon what you did is one of the best approaches we could undertake and good on you for talking to the other fishos. We don't need to speak to people as a form of Authority to enforce laws, that never works. Humans will always go against authority. Why not approach people as people and help them understand as Vogon has done. Teaching about sustainability for future generations and not being greedy would be a far better approach I think. Changing peoples mind sets is a hard thing to do but it is the mind set that is leading to their actions. People who break the law will do it even if the repercussions are greater. I think educating the next generation will have the best effect.
  15. Setup and ready to go now. Thanks for that Doobs
  16. Definitely a good idea and looks the goods!
  17. Very cool, great job mate! You'll have to let us know how they go in one of your sessions.