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    They are awesome reels micky, a mate has one and I can't fault it. Very good choice. For a given size, the lt series from daiwa is a bit smaller than the equivalent sizing in an 'equivalent' reel. That is to say, a 3000 daiwa lt may be the same size as a 2500 normal daiwa reel, or something to that effect.
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    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    Nah whatever suits really. Whether that be half an hour or 12 hours...Happy medium seems to be roughly 3 hours.
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    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    Still don't look half bad, Doobie. Don't mind a bit of "fish jerky" myself when things are in a touch too long I've done away with the wet brine myself and just sprinkle with salt and sugar before smoking now, saves a lot of time and I don't notice the difference tbh.
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    YFW fillets

    I get the same with the whiting. I just use the spatula and push them down now when I first drop them in. Works ok. Need to stagger the times you out your fillets in the pan a but more doing this though.
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    P.b Trout

    Great creek fish, that's something you'd normally pulled out of a dam or the northern rivers. 8 fish is a bloody good session when it includes that one.
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    Caught a good one on Kingston Jetty on my way through, casting soft plastics. No idea if it was a fluke or you could do that along many of the calmer beaches in the area, though.
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    Whats you Favourite scaling tool for fish over 3kg?

    Absolutely beautiful snapper skin into a hot pan with some turmeric and sweet paprika rubbed into it. Forums an awesome crust which doesn't overpower the fish itself. Best I had was a smaller fillet from a ~ 40cm fish into butter just before it'd burn, and wow, perfect.
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    Full media release: Safeguarding our future snapper stocks

    Something needed to be done, and unfortunately the lag in the internal processes made it take this long. Opening up the previously restricted zones is weak imo. Let's take it bloody seriously and let the stocks recover instead of doing some musical chairs swaps of spots. If anyone followed the management of the prawn industry, where the fishery was closed entirely for a period before resuming, the stocks bounced back well But still got hit hard by the reopening. Snapper will take longer, and without further amendment we'll end up in the same place we are now once both sides of the fishery (pro and rec) begin to rape it to the point that got us here in the first place. I highly doubt we reach the virgin biomass % targets with these measures tbh. Would rather them bite the bullet and restrict both pro and rec fishing to bare minimum and get them back on track. It is a major ecologically important species, not just a commodity.
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    little jack sayoris-z 99

    Pretty sure I got one from the scene up north a few years ago. If not https://www.motackle.com.au/little-jack-sayoris.html Limited colours in the 100mm though
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    slide bait fishing

    I guess ultimately if you're happy with a bait that could be anywhere from where your line meets the water, to your swivel, then that'd be perfectly fine. However, personally I wouldn't be doing that unless I was not worried about the depth range I'm targeting due shallow water or similar. Free swimming live baits pick up fish regardless as long as they don't come back to your feet.
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    slide bait fishing

    That sure as hell makes it an easier process, however, without a sinker on the bait, how do you know it is reaching the intended zone and isn't just beyond where your line meets the water? Particularly in the surf...
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    The Hills

    Very nice mate, sounds like the wooly buggers do the business in the creeks as well. I know what you mean about water height; absolutely essential in the tight creeks around the hills.
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    Upgrading hooks and rings

    Cheers guys, I had a chat to a Jack fisho and he puts the St-41's on them to maintain the suspension, which is what i really needed, so I've grabbed a couple of packs and some owner 40lb split rings and put them on the front. Hopefully get to test them out again in a month or so.
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    The Hills

    Brilliant fish mate. Those kind of numbers on fly gear would be an absolute blast. What fly is that one pictured? Generally if I've spotted A good trout from up high, by the time I get down it is well and truly aware if my presence and goes awol.