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  1. Good for a cheap disposable reel I guess. Just like you need with a lot of wading fishing. Only a few dollarsat risk. However as I mostly repetitively lure cast these days that extra 50 - 100 grams is a killer for my R.S.I.
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  3. A sunny Cup day meant getting out for a fish rather than be stuck home watching the races. . The flats were very crowded on race day. There were hordes and hordes of legal but smaller sizes Yellow Fin Whiting in the 25 to 29cm mark. They were a fish a cast for much of the day. But … Not the kind of horses I wanted to back. With so many little mugs about it was inevitable that the sly and the opportunistic would be out there ready to prey on them. . A sunny day on the sandflats is such a delight. The clear visibility and water clarity makes watching the passing parade
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    3lb brown

    That is a Fatty! Great fish
  5. Just so picturesque out there. Who needs to catch a fish. Although that would just top things off! Enjoy your beautiful part of the world Adrian. Hope you have a great season ahead. Cheers, Des
  6. Regular post readers will know I like to fish the dodge tides for Yellow Fin Whiting . I cover a variety of reasons in detail, in this previous post: . One very good reason, is that you will regularly find better quality fish on the dodge tide. YFW movements and feeding are highly influenced by the tide. Revolving around the largest tide of the day, they tend to have a 24 hour digestive and feeding cycles. So even when the tides do not move much on the dodge, they will still have a need to feed within their cycles. The larger YFW have greater food needs and will gener
  7. Warmer water early in the season will certainly bring them into the metro areas earlier. I saw a post from Brighton Tackle claim they had been sighted locally. As I have previously mentioned the ongoing heavy netting of this species over winter in the last few years is having a significant detrimental impact on the overall stock status. Hopefully they are resilient and bounce back.
  8. The seasons are changing. The temperature is rising. The water is warming. It is all happening a bit earlier this year. Lizards are crawling on the roads. And “Lizards” (flathead) are crawling in the sea. Water birds are gathering, lining up for a feast of baitfish from above. The Flathead are lining up for a feast of baitfish from below. In these ambient temperatures, food is plentiful in the shallows. The ecosystem has had a great kickstart with the rise in temperatures and every thing comes alive and thrives on the sandflats. Temperature is the bigge
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    I got suspicious and overcame my greed/glee ! ... when there was no PayPal at checkout. The prices were just too good to be true ... and free shipping to Australia !
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    Alan Hawk has a long list of Scam Stores https://www.alanhawk.com/blog/zmb.html
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    Could all members add to a list of Scam Stores in this thread. I recently came across this store: https://www.shimanostore.com/spinning-reels-shimano-vanford-2500-hg-spinning-fishing-reel/ It just seemed too good to be true ! A few checks on the web highlighted it as a scam store
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    Best 3 Jigs

    Thanks for the input Wert. There is a bit of common ground with all the recommendations. I have fished often at night for YFW ... on bait. Have not had success with lures after dark. But i just might adapt some of the concepts from the squid jag and see how we go.
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    Best 3 Jigs

    Thanks again MAH. What brand are these?
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    Best 3 Jigs

    Thanks a Million MAH. If I correctly recall, was it you that put up an extensive post on Squid fishing? I could not find the section in which you posted. Could you put a link to the post here please. Better still perhaps @doobie or @bjorn2fish could relocate to the "Squid fish Files" for ongoing reference. Cheers Des
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    Best 3 Jigs

    I asked strictly for 3 only ,,, and you offer FIVE !!! But judging from that collection on your wall, Totally understandable I am a newbie to Squid fishing, however a grandson visiting in November, insists we go catch one. Kelvin, now that you have started, you will have to elaborate on the "glow Jigs" THANKS
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