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Posts posted by AuusieDave

  1. For me I tie. Braid to wind on leader is FG if I can get help or the Albrecht special. I generally use a swivel on the end of the leader for quick trace changes. I then do a locked blood knot to the hook plus a simple snell if a double hook rig and a loop to clip into the swivel I use a surgeons knot.


    I don't have too much trouble getting the knots to tighten properly as long as I wet the line well before pulling tight.

  2. The problem Peatop is PIRSA is not going to say that the executive government (labor and Liberal) was giving our executives short term bonuses based on meeting KPI's related to increasing the output of the fishery on a yearly basis which encouraged us to promote over-fishing in order for our executives to receive bonuses. What they will do is obsfucate by blaming spawning events or any number of things that distract from the truth.

  3. I generally use a 30lb trace which ensures toothy critters tend to bite me off pretty quick as I don't really want to be landing anything too big and toothy in my yak, especially in SA.


    On 26/08/2019 at 7:23 PM, peatop said:

    Looked pretty good to me, i think a ss or aluminum shaft, fiberglass or carbon fiber would be to week if things went south, so far I've been lucky enough that they've bitten through the fluoro leader not sure what I'll do when i go chase some Mackerel and hookup to a toothy? Lol maybe a pair of long handle bolt cutters or 🤔 a dental drill and scare them to death😉

    Don't worry mate, if your talking about SWR in March, I had no issues up there last year as the sharks that took my mackerel lines with wire traces were only reef sharks to about 5 foot. I'm sure there's some bigger ones around, in fact this one Shane caught was a reasonable size.





  4. SportFishingScene is where I get my servicing done, usually after them getting drowned in a sand monster.


    On 13/04/2019 at 10:05 AM, Aff said:

    Going by those prices I'm thinking its more economical to buy mid priced quality reels, work them hard, but with care. Obviously avoid water and sand intrusion. Wash them down etc. after use and replace them with new ones when they no longer perform to acceptable levels.

    Seems wasteful though....such a throw away society we live in now days.

    I guess the cost is wrapped in the service person's pay. The value of those reels listed above would however justify their servicing costs.

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.


  8. Where are the groups that want to represent rec fishers?

    They should be making sure every South Australian knows this and that PIRSA are trashing our economy giving all our resource to commercial fishers for $9/kg when as a rec fishing resource the same resource is worth ten times as much to the economy.