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  1. Amazing place to visit and fish. I didn't manage anything too big when I was there but saw the locals get a few big ones including a black jew fishing heavy handlines with a ball sinker straight to the hook. The rocks at the entrance to Stokes Hill Wharf are also worth a fish. I got some big diamond scale mullet fishing floating bread as well as longtom and had a school of golden trevally swim past but couldn't get a bait to them in time. Don't forget to take a casting outfit with small metals or plastics to cast to the queenfish that bust up bait on the surface
  2. Or you can take the Freudian view of the world https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/30/what-would-freud-make-of-the-toilet-paper-panic "Because your Facebook feed leads you to believe that it’s a commodity more precious than gold. Because you use the cardboard tubes for crafting. Because you like to wet it and then hurl it in a wad at annoying people in your coronavirus bunker. The possible explanations for toilet-paper hoarding are myriad. Unlike hand sanitizer and test kits, toilet paper is not a commodity subject to in
  3. https://www.abc.net.au/life/coronavirus-covid-19-why-is-everyone-buying-toilet-paper/12024738 Human nature can be quite predictable. I think the main driver is confirmation bias. People were caught out last time and despite all the reassurances that there would be plenty of supply, those that didn't stock up went short. They see other people panic buying and they see shortages = there is a shortage and you need to panic buy. Its a vicious feedback loop
  4. The bullseye is not bad for the price. I've had a play in the shops and it feels ok
  5. For the kayak I prefer a rod to be 7 foot long and graphite. I use alot of cheaper rods from the yak and used the anaconda entry level Esteem graphite rods for years. These were 7 foot graphite, skeleton reel seat, weighed under 100g and were $50 on sale. Currently I am running a few savage gear MPP2 7'2" 3 to 5kg rods. They were down to $30 on sale last year from BCF so I picked up 4. Head instore and have a play. Graphite will be much nicer and lighter to hold. If you can hold off till sale time you can save some $
  6. https://www.anglerscentral.com.au/find-buy-spare-parts/penn-spare-parts-reel-schematics/spinning-reels
  7. With larger threadlines a slightly lower retrieve ratio is not a bad thing as it gives a mechanical advantage when fighting very large fish. I've bought heaps from Dinga, no problems at all. Shimano baitrunners have adjustable tension.
  8. Fair enough. Not many baitrunners will have the line capacity you need. The Shimano Thunnus 12000 holds slightly less. I've got 1 spooled with 30lb braid. The Penn Spinfisher VI 8500 LL might also be worth a look. I haven't played with one yet but they have the line capacity you need as well as the baitrunner feature. Are you fishing with the baitrunner engaged? It might be abit hard on a surf beach as the drag of the waves will constantly pull out line. I fished with a pair for Shimano baitrunner 40000D for a few years for snapper. I wore out the gears with just normal use after 5 o
  9. What are you looking for in a reel? Longcast spool for casting? Line capacity? Baitrunner feature? The big baitrunners are nice but longcast spools will always be mechanically weaker than standard spools. The baitrunner feature is another thing to fail on the surf beach (with the extra sand and wave splash), but fine if you are only using it off the rocks. For drone fishing I suspect spool capacity and drag will be really advantageous. You don't want to be just out of range of fish and you'll want plenty of line capacity in reserve if chasing big ones. There are a few big
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  11. Moana will have beach/bungum worms. You can't pump them. They can be caught only by hand
  12. I am a health care worker and amateur prepper, so I'll share some of my thoughts. At this stage the restriction is only travelling interstate. Social distancing is easier out of the city and the fishing is better but there are a few down sides I can think about. If you do go, some of the things to think about are How is your health? Are you in a high risk group due to medical issues or age? Medical resources thin out rapidly when you get out of Metro Adelaide. While community transmission of Covid is low in SA, things are changing rapidly day to day and week to week. Also a
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