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Ranger last won the day on July 21 2014

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  1. Seems quite "up to date" data (only 5 years old) and collected in another area (Torrens Island), doesn't it! Convenient....but that relates to West Lakes in 2014 how? Maybe a recent study at the West Lakes area would be a little more convincing and less worthy of my scepticism! Forget the anecdotal evidence of "it appears likely" or "may" and possibly just stick to facts if you want to be taken seriously as convincing researchers guys....otherwise you'll only ever be known as "activists" with an agenda!
  2. Exactly mate! I too could travel to West Lakes, see the tangled lines hanging from the power lines and say it entangles and endangers birds...............yet from my own observations, the birds aren't that stupid, so where is the included proof of these claims? There is no methodology included in the report, no data, nor statistical surveys or methods of sampling that can be examined, no author or their qualifications provided....it hardly seems a valid or verifiable scientific report at all! Yes, I've seen birds entangled in discarded line (also plastic bags, beer bottle holders,
  3. The only thing I can't find about that article is any information in relation to the author(s), apart from a brief mention of the Adelaide School of Medical Science. If it's a valid paper, names and academic qualifications will be put to it......or is this instead something written by a student who had to complete a project and write his findings as part of a learning outcome for one of his modules?
  4. A good berley should contain different densities of ingredients, so that it completely fills the water column. -cockle or crab shells which sit in the bottom -fish flesh which suspends mid water -cereals which float near the surface -oil to bind the berley and spread the scent A berley trail must be ongoing and unbroken, which the fish can follow to your boat, so if berleying by hand, small amounts frequently. A berley should be used to attract the fish, not feed them, although it can contain chunks of whatever bait you are using to help hide the fact that some pieces will conta
  5. It's under discussion here: http://www.strikehook.com/index.php/topic/24891-boating-and-fishing-at-westlakes-under-threat/ I think a little more information is relevant and pertinent before views are expressed. When they say "at certain times" what times are they considering, and for what specific reason. I'm sure some reasons and times would be quite legitimate and pertinent, kie: maintenance of drains, divers checking things such Caleurpa toxifolia, large organised on water events such as dragon boat racing, etc. What I fear is that it instead simply provides unlimited power
  6. In my view Nannygai is even better than snapper, and lends itself well to whole baked fish. Even with snapper I always prefer the smaller 40cm ones over the larger ones. Whenever I get a small snapper or nannygai, I always bake them whole wrapped in foil. My own preference is for asian style, with ginger, lemongrass, chili, coriander, lime, etc. Slice the flesh to allow even cooking and the flavours of the spices to permeate, fill the gut cavity with the herbs, and even add a drizzle of white wine or soy.
  7. I can tick all those boxes: http://www.strikehook.com/forum/64-buy-sell-swap-or-trade/254698-quintrex-4-8m-centre-console
  8. A local lad with a background in sales, an active interest in local sporting clubs, and a stable marital status............goes a long way to understanding the person behind the name, especially for those of us who intend to vote BELOW the line.
  9. I recently expressed similar myself: The two candidates at the last election were Neil Armstrong and Paul Tippet, I too am interested to know a little more background as to potential candidates representing the interests of fishermen.I don't access facebook, so I am unaware as to any further information in regards to candidates which may be posted there.
  10. I don't see political posts to be advertising as such.This is a minor political party working for an interest which directly relates to fishermen.If it's relevant to us, I am certainly happy for it to be posted on our forums, where you can find information, ask questions, or converse with candidates and/or party members.We attempt to provide a broad spectrum of diversity here, hence the involvement of DENR, PIRSA, RECFISH SA (formerly SARFAC), DRFC, angling clubs, tackle stores, bait suppliers, manufacturers, workshops, and any other relevant group of interest to rec fishermen and boaters.....
  11. Rocket, firstly WELCOME!Please look at my own input, as that of a fellow fisher and a voter, not as that provided by a site staff member (as I wear two hats here).I have been to your website, and have read both your mission statement and your position statement on the new marine parks.Apologies that I am not on facebook to peruse any information provided there.Firstly let me address your position statement: Unlike your own party line, as a fisher I have never been against or totally opposed to marine parks....and will not cast a vote basely solely on that issue.I firmly believe that with inc
  12. My post was not intended as an attack on anyone, a question on self-interest, or to stir trouble.I simply see two small single platform parties, with similar aims and goals, both struggling to gain numbers.The SAFLP is seeking that we join them to provide numbers and support, while the SP is currently also facing a number crisis in attempting to be renamed to include fishers (from the Shooters Party to the Shooters & Fishers Party).I saw it as only logical that these two minor parties consider an amicable meet for discussion, as to mutual gain, especially given that the SP is currently in
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