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  1. not sure how either of these will go but..... These thin worms are a pain to rig - so I cut up some shrink tube to protect them from the thread - then lashed them on - with a dab of super glue on the securing knots Just waiting to see if there is a reaction and the different plastic causes the "Zman Style" plastic to melt. Also - I was looking up Kayak nets and they are pretty exxy. I can get a $10 replacement rubber net off ali expres - and I had the steel rod and pvc in the garage - just heated it up - and put a pencil in the middle of the wires and stepped on it - a bit of
  2. What an awesome fish - Love the colours - Great pics - congrats on the PB and getting it from such beautiful surrounds is the icing on the cake
  3. Thanks for the details on your sinking minnows. Nah the fish spazzed out while I was removing hooks with pliers - They are pretty light gauge though - not quite Owner St-ll light-wire - but closer to the 11's than the 36ers
  4. Took 2 casts to pass the micro perch test. Then 2 more to pass it again.…….. on the down side the trebs don’t like rough treatment and I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the brisk arse first sink on the pause. I haven’t used sinking bibbed minnows before. Is the arse first sink pretty standard?
  5. After the toothies put a dint in my light weight metal collection - I figured Id grab a few 30 grammers - and I also found myself wanting some sinking bibbed minnows to chuck off the top of bridges - ali express order came through today - not sure how any any of them will swim - but I like the look of them
  6. just coloured in the t-track in with a grey lead pencil - then transferred it onto a bit of paper - to save me some mucking around when choosing fittings
  7. Got a hot tip from Mazman that I could be utilising the "T-Track" on the Rhino racks. Bash the ends of some metal pipe flat with a hammer and its almost done - just have to driil some holes and buy some bolts, lock nuts and washers.
  8. Thanks for the rudder pin tip. There was a good deal on a PP12 at AWS in Geelong, Melbourne. So i didnt really look too closely at any others - I was curious as to whether there would be issues upgrading to the 180. But nothing was too much trouble for those guys
  9. The cars electrical system started doing all sorts of weird stuff its never done before last week. Like its possessed by a demon. Its already been in the shop once and they managed to fix one of 4 faults. But last night the car turned itself off while at a stop light. I couldnt really ignore that one. So I had to take it back in this morning So the Christening will have to wait till they can get to the bottom of it. But looking on the bright side - at least the weather sucks for the next few days
  10. I went with the passport 12 - its the entry level hobie but with 180kg load capacity- I upgraded the drive to the 180 turbo fins Specifications Length: 12’ / 3.6 M Width: 34” / 86.36 CM Capacity: 400 LBS / 181.44 KG Fitted Hull Weight: 73 LBS / 33.11 KG Fully Rigged Hull Weight: 83 LBS / 37.65 KG Hull Construction: Thermo-formed Polyethylene Colours: Slate Blue, Seagrass Breen, Bay Sand 3 Year Warranty
  11. Yeah I got mine from a hobie dealer and he helped me put it on the roof - and ran me through how to tie it down etc - so if theres any issues - I'll know who to blame - Thanks for the heads up
  12. Yeah I left it long in case I needed to add a verticle adjustable bar - but the passport 12 is only 33kg and the load is taken so close to the car with the way I load it - all that pvc has to do is stop the yak from slipping and scratching the car Based on early trials - I dont seem to need it to be any stronger. Its more of a "catch" to stop the yak slipping, than a load bearing bar.
  13. Picked up the new yak today first piece of business involved some pvc pipe and a heat gun
  14. Yeah I find as long as I fish 8 times more often than blokes who know what they are doing - I can keep up
  15. I may have cranked up the saturation a bit to bring out the purples It looks different depending on which device I use to view the photo - on my phone and laptop it looks almost normal - but on the work laptop, it looks like I way over cranked the saturation. Just going to post the original untouched to see if theres a difference
  16. Yeah things are made to break these days - its part of every good business plan And noone seems more enthusiastic about applying the theory than fishing reel manufacturers A light bulb that lasts for 50 years - only needs to be repurchased once every 50 years - but if you make them last a couple of years - then you can sell a hell of alot more bulbs. There an intersting doco on "Planned Obsolescence". Its starts with the light bulb - they actually had to work bloody hard to get them to break sooner
  17. Ive had very mixed experiences with Daiwa's service department Ranging from 6 months waits - reels being sent back with the problem not fixed but fully charged - reels being sent back with a part missing and them not apologising or taking any responsibility and telling me to send my reel back to them so they could confirm it was their fault - which would cost more than the part was worth ............. but on my last interaction, a new guy sent me a bearing, free of any charges, even though I explained it wasnt their fault. I have a suspicion that the reel you send them, governs the level
  18. Last flick on the rock wall before heading back to Melbourne
  19. New species on the wall tonight every thing I hooked had nasty dentures tonight
  20. Yeah its the same style of implosion feeding - My observations may differ with others in different waters - but they will raid in very small packs but often is just single boofs. And in Melbourne its the smaller fish that make the most noise and disturbance. Its almost as if the bigger fish have learnt not to boof - or at least they do it much more rarely than the little ones that boof like mad and are messy feeders. When Im catching larger perch in Melbourne, I often wont hear a boof at all - they tend to leave swirls with no audible boof. But this is when they are surface feedi
  21. Not sure - plenty of sand and rock flatties - my guess is there arent duskies here
  22. And I just found out if you left your lure sink to the bottom - there’s little pinks there aswell the shrimp weren’t as thick tonight
  23. And this rock wall had more shrimp on it than I’ve seen anywhere. in the slightly slacker water, Out the front of some weed beds, they where shoulder to shoulder covering the submerged rocks
  24. Yeah Ive only eaten Couta once and it was battered and reheated in the microwave after a bloke brought me in some to work. I ate it out of politeness but it wasnt horrible. Yeah Port Fairy is a good little spot - the river serves as a Estuarine nursery to alot of the species in the area. Juvenile King George Whiting, trevally, sand Whiting, Bream, Luderick, Flathead and many other species can be found in large numbers in the river. And alot of the predators know about it aswell - So they will have daily raids up the river to snack on the bait and other little things floating around.
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