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    Reel Servicing

    SportFishingScene is where I get my servicing done, usually after them getting drowned in a sand monster. This what I do for my basic reels, I buy Sienna's for around $40 and servicing is usually about $30 so I just run them into the ground and replace every year or so. On a kayak where it's always getting exposed to salt and sand so it's not worth using good expensive gear.
  2. It's great to see some movement with the MRFAC, hopefully they'll be able to achieve some great outcomes for rec fishers.
  3. Not a fan of a license without first seeing the government make a commitment to improving the fishery in stead of the status quo of 'optimum utilisation' or scorched earth policy in fishery management (salt water environment). I'm like 85% of SA rec fishers that are not interested in fishing the fresh so you can have a license to fish the fresh if you want as this is the only place rec fishers get a look in with current fishery management but keep us salt water fishers out of it. Also I wouldn't be expecting any new areas opening up in the port as the new Liberal government is handing Cruikshanks Corner to a commercial fishing company, https://ourport.com.au/precinct/cruickshanks-corner/ Seems very dumb to me to create a commercial fishing base in the middle of an area that is planned for high-rise apartments, it's amazing what electoral donations can get you. Not good for rec fishers as this is the only place to launch in the inner harbour and potentially looks up another couple of hundred metres of river front so recs can't access it. While the government has this attitude to rec fishing, not on your life.
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    2019 Footy Tipping Comp!!!

    I would love to but you're doing the wrong tipping comp, I do tipping.afl.com. Good luck though guys! Carn the Crows!
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    A freaky worm goby caught in Kakadu National Park

    Hmmm... Not a nice looking critter at all.
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    Kayak Sounder DIY Installation

    I hear you with the ram ball, that's why I have mine in a recess on the side of the Outback. I'm a roof-topper too so I like nothing penetrating the flat surface of the top of the yak when not set up.
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    Kayak Sounder DIY Installation

    Anchor setup like this is what Lure's talking about.
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    Kayak Sounder DIY Installation

    You should no issues charging the battery with a normal charger if you're using one like in Lure's post above, I use a standard car charger for mine. I use the ram ball and a spring loaded connector to my head unit, it works well. I also use the Hobie, I don't know what it's called, plug thing to pass the cable through the hull, it allows three cables to be passed through and comes with multiple sizes of grommets to seal it.
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    Kayak Sounder DIY Installation

    I use the set up that Lure has posted above except I use the 9AH battery, it's a cheap consumable part for me, I'm lucky if they last 12 months before the salt water environment corrodes the terminals away but they're fairly cheap and readily available.
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    Kayak Sounder DIY Installation

    I'm a big fan of a shoot through transducer set up myself unless you have a side scan one. I had one on an arm that I originally got with my kayak but it'd kick up all the time. I just find shoot through so hassle free, all I have to do is connect the battery and the head unit and I'm away.
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    P.b Trout

    Great trout mate, well done on the PB
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    Buying live worms?

    Sports Fishing Scene has great tube worms, I was reading a report recently of a guy that bought these worms and bagged out on YFW.
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    Rod/line squid

    But they are now Australias Snapper capital so we don't have it better
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    The Port Adelaide River Monster..

    Yeah, that's some good fiction. Note the credits at the end, they are all playing a part.
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    STOLEN KAYAK & TRAILER!!!

    Hi Kuerschie, That's definitely a distinctive set up, I'll keep an eye out. Did they get his Mirage Drive? Hobies are pretty useless without it, I always store mine separately in the house if I leave the yak on the car. Bink's will also look out for anyone looking to buy just a Mirage Drive, it's unusual to have a Hobie and need a new Mirage Drive without having the old one. If they did it has a serial number which may be helpful. Dave
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