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Everything posted by statesquider

  1. As others have said the first is a Dusky Morwong (Dactylophora nigricans) and the second is definitely a female blue throated wrasse (Notolabrus tetricus).
  2. BARGAIN! That book is $25-$30. Good score
  3. I have been buying SA angler since I first found it in 2005 and Wildcoast from when it started (cant remember how long now). I am a big fan of fishlife since its first issue and Sport Fishing Australia has maintained my interest.I've religiously bought modern fishing for a few years but ever since lewers, starlo, amon and a few others left the quality of the mag has dropped MASSIVELY; conveniently at the same time they started adding 'action adventure' which i don't mind reading but even the quaity of that has declined over the last 2 or 3 issues. I'll give it one more month and then i'm done, too many ads and poor articles. I've been hoping it will pick back up but it now has the feel of action adventure, TONNES of ads and minimal articles. Comparing the modern fishing magazines before and after shows a huge difference if you've still got some lying around. Just have a look at how many pages they spread an article over... quite a few pages with one paragraph on it making a short article 6 pages :/Looks like i'll reduce to SA Angler, Wildcoast, Sport Fishing Australia, Fishlife and Tournament Angler Guides Great reads all round and always something new to learn!I suppose the internet has taken a lot away from needing to purchase a mag. For example this forum has all the answers on it with members that take the time to help out others and combined with trip reports it isn't hard to stay in the loop as to what is happening around SA.I personally enjoy reading and read quite a lot so for me reading magazines is quite relaxing and to be perfectly honest nice to not look at a bloody computer screen I get tired of scouring forums for info.Magazines will always have their fans and for those new to the sport are a fantastic medium to learn the ropes. I cant see how they will perform as digital mags but I look at a computer enough so it is nice to actually hold it and pick the pages so i'll never buy one.I'll keep reading and keep learning and when i'm tired of magazines I always have my fishing books to read (last count was around the 70 mark)
  4. I've caught the majority of my carp in the torrens on them. I think it is a 2-5kg 6ft telescopic shimano eclipse.. bout $25 from memory.Handled carp up to 8.2kg so far and still going. I wouldn't hesitate to use one Very convenient to stick in the backpack when riding
  5. Ever since I started investing in decent gear I have purchased all of my rods and reels at Ray and Annes. I buy a lot of lures from there too but I live on the other side of town so I buy small things at closer places when I don't have much time. The majority of my gear is purchased at Ray and Annes though. I appreciate Bruce's honesty and straight shooting when it comes to gear. Obviously not everyone has had positive experiences but I'll continue to support Brucey's shopCheersTom
  6. Until I bought a tcurve I used a $70 shimano et special I got from big w and it is still a top rod. It has nothing on the tcurve but has landed me a tonne of salmon, snook, squid, huge snapper, redfin, carp. I'd only buy graphite but I rate them, you don't need to spend big bucks to have fun and flick lures and soak a few baits.Nicer gear is nicer to use but kmart gear will get the job done!
  7. Bugger, I caught a big fat 66cm the other week :/Only just came across the thread
  8. Best snapper i've knocked over with my 4000 ci4 was 13.2kg, smashed it! Bloody nice reel to use and very reliable. Even with a heap of drag it never felt like I was pushing the reel that hard. To be perfectly honest unless you were fishing out real deep it is the biggest size i'd go. I had plenty of line left on the reel and at least one more kg of drag when I caught the big snap. Drag got a brutal workout that day on a dozen fish between 8-13kg and is still performing as it should.Also strap mine to a seajigger for pegging out salmon lures and it does the job brilliantly
  9. Is the 70cm gummy the big shark in this story or have i missed something?
  10. I forgot this was my thread :)I ended up with a 3 piece 2-4kg raider very handy!
  11. I've got the sustain 2500 fg. Bloody nice reel to use! I love my ci4's but this reel blows them away in smoothness of both general turning of the handle and drag. A great reel
  12. Its all about quality not quantity :whistle: :whistle:
  13. Sad to hear, but it certainly wont be the last we'll hear of it
  14. Whenever I fish for them there are too many double headers. One flapping fish at a time is easier to measure and re-bait
  15. When the whiting are thick I find a simple paternoster rig with one dropper thmost efficient. Generally just use long shanks in size 6 or 4 depending on the size of the kg's.I have used circles with some success but I have not used them enough to be fully confident. I think there is a time and a place for both of these hooks. I alternate their usage depending on the tactics i'm using.Once I have used up all of my pre-tied ones I will exclusively tie my own. Nothing better than a hook you've tied yourself, full confidence fishing!
  16. As you've said what is a boat of that size going to do for the rest of the year?Obviously there is no way they are coming here for this one contract.Wait and see what else comes out of this.....
  17. Sorry for jumping to conclusions :)Still.. 6 people can take 1800 in a day.Thats a great pile of bait you'll have there though fella! Now to smash some whiting with them Not silly collecting your own though, you've saved a heap of money there!
  18. Feel free to read through the regulations and perhaps check out the rest while you're there...http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/fisheries/recreational_fishing/catch_limits_and_legal_lengths/#pipi
  19. Hopefully before June and over a couple of days....Bag limit is 300pp last i checked...Going to throw myself under the bus here but did you lads actually measure them?
  20. Spin - In the lighter department I prefer shimano and for the heavier stuff I use daiwa.Baitcaster - Have not used these extensively but I bought a zillion and I love how it is set up. Also a breeze to cast and adjust for an idiot ;)Overhead - Own a tld25 but haven't ever used anything else. Eventually I'll grab a tiagra 50w though, built tough and have great reviews.
  21. I have the exact reel paired with that exact tcurve. Great combo but i'm going to find myself a 6'6" tcurve for it instead as i prefer two piece rods. (spooled with 20lb daiwa tournament)You'd be surprised how much stick you can give a fish with these :)Last time i was out in my mates boat I managed to lift a ray off the bottom and I pushed the rod WAY beyond what I normally would do. Had the 20lb locked up and popped off the 40lb leader. Can't believe the rod didn't snap The combo works well and have knocked over many large snaps with ease. Best i've managed on it was 13.2kg and there was still heaps left in the combo, at no point did I feel like I was in trouble. I'd never go heavier than that ever to chase snapsGive it a look and have a feel in the shop
  22. All is cool. Found my answer :)Cheers