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🎣🎈🎈 Strike & Hook End of Year Catch Up 🎈🎈🎣

Where: West Beach, gathering point to be confirmed at a later date.
When: Sunday 25th of November

Rock up during the day for a fish, you can catch up with other Strike & Hook fishos, take the boat out at the nearby ramp, grab a SH decky if you need one, fish off the beach. Congregate for a BBQ in the early evening for a feed, beverage and chin wag to top off the day.

Let us know if you can attend so we can gauge numbers. If you have any other comments, ideas, suggestions etc please feel free to post in the --> Strike & Hook End of Year Catch Up topic!

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  1. yellow door 1

    DIY flounder spear

    No worries - good luck
  2. yellow door 1

    DIY flounder spear

    Last tip is - while you will find plenty of flounder on a clear still night with a head torch - you will find more with a submersible light. The angle of the light hitting the fishes back is important. When the light comes from directly on top, its doesnt cast a shadow - but if you have a submersible light shining across their back it casts a shadow and makes them much easier to spot. I bought one of those battery operated units as I already had alot of rechargeable aa batteries. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Prawning-Flounder-Fishing-Light-CREE-LED-Prawn-Spotlight-Battery-Bright-LT240/111692272654?epid=1690156227&hash=item1a0160d40e:g:jikAAOSwKrhVeOb8:rk:19:pf:0 Heres some footage of them in action - its dipping for gars but you'll get the idea - p.s. theres usually plenty of gars in the spots I fish for flounder - and stingrays - so tread carefully
  3. yellow door 1

    DIY flounder spear

    Heres a thread about flounder in SA https://www.strikehook.com/index.php?/forums/topic/19978-flounders/
  4. yellow door 1

    DIY flounder spear

    my rod is 1250mm long and the metal rods stick out 450mm - so thats a total length of 1700mm - the solid wood curtain rod diameter is 33mm. The steel rods are 6mm diametre and come in 1m lengths from bunnings - so I hacksawed that in half to make the 2 spear points that are 500mm long. I'm from Victoria so I cant help with local spots - but beaches I spear are inside port phillip bay - flat bottomed, calm, very gradually sloping beaches that receive no swell apart from wind driven swell. Heres the regs for SA - its worth checking it out because there are laws in VIC like a spear with a rubber attached is illegal but the same spear with out a rubber is legal http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/fishing/fishing_gear/permitted_devices
  5. yellow door 1

    Upgrading hooks and rings

    I rarely use hard bodied lures these days but I used to use them flat out for bream - towards the end of that era I was beginning to become dissatisfied with Owner st36ers - and that was on 6 to 8lb leaders. Too many bent and snapped trebs for my liking. I had a suspicion that quality control had dropped or the last few packs I'd bought were from a dud batch. Then I got a batch of lures that had BKK trebs on them and I remember being very impressed with those. But this was a long time ago and I didnt test them with scales like I would these days. I've got a mate who is still an avid HB user and he doesnt buy owners any more - he's completely switched all his trebs to BKK. If you give them a crack, just make sure you dont accidentally buy the fine wire version, They're similar to the ultra light owner st-11 ul
  6. yellow door 1

    Decoy Dancing Jacks - assist hooks

    And while I find the process of testing tackle less than thrilling - I'm always glad I did it
  7. yellow door 1

    Decoy Dancing Jacks - assist hooks

    There will be a point when you know you're taking your testing too far........
  8. yellow door 1

    Decoy Dancing Jacks - assist hooks

    Since I bought this $7 set of digital luggage scales - I test all my tackle to see what it can handle so there are less surprises out on the water. Its better to break a product during testing than on a fish I test braids, leaders, jigheads, snaps, trebles, drag settings etc. Its very comforting to know exactly how hard you can pull and what your tackle can do. There will still be some surprises out on the water like crushed hooks - opened snaps and unexplained breakages - but if I know I can dead lift a 2kg fish out of the water but a 3kg fish will max out my jighead - it saves some heartache
  9. yellow door 1

    Carp for bait and burley?

  10. yellow door 1

    Carp for bait and burley?

    Yeah should be great off the beach - big tough baits and you can catch as many carp as you want for the price of a can of Edgells Super Sweet corn
  11. yellow door 1

    Carp for bait and burley?

    Took the salted carp out for another bait challenge - this time versus Barracouta and Squid. The bigger pinks wanted the carp
  12. yellow door 1

    Carp for bait and burley?

    Yeah mine is half way between fresh and jerky if you give it a crack - I've been told not to use iodised salt - apparently fish dont like the taste of iodine
  13. yellow door 1

    Carp for bait and burley?

    Yeah I'll have to give fresh a go. My problem is - I quite often get invited out the night or day before on a mates boat and I cant always get a fresh one in time. How does the un salted carp go with being frozen - does the flesh hold up well to the freezing process. One bonus of the salting process is there is zero waste - even if you have had a bag of the salted stuff thawed out on the bait board for hours - you just put it back in the freezer for next time - and the next time........ Some blokes dont even refrigerate theirs - they just leave it in a bucket in the shade and claim it lasts for a couple of months at least. I'm not sure if I'd be game to try that. But I'm also not sure if freezing mine between trips is the best. I should probably just be putting it in the fridge
  14. yellow door 1

    Carp for bait and burley?

    Yeah those first few outings when using a new lure or bait can determine whether it becomes a favourite
  15. yellow door 1

    Carp for bait and burley?

    Yeah when you burley them up into a frenzy - its chomp first and ask questions later
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