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    YFW fillets

    Bigger ones always do. Just happened to me tonight. Bigger fish always have a different texture to their flesh. I stopped keeping flathead over 65cm for this reason. I too would love to know a solution. Never thought of scoring the fish. But will give it a try. Cheers, Des
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    2016 Ci4 +

    I have used stradic and rarenium Ci4 & Ci4+ for close to 10 years. And they are always getting abused and immersed as a wading fisherman. Never had a problem. Occasionally get them serviced every 3 years or so. Otherwise a quick spray over them before fishing is all they have needed. Highly recommend them. Cheers, Des
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    Some of the joys of going fishing
  5. Q: How much does it cost to start fishing? A: Not much. .... But it will cost you a lot to stay fishing Cheers, Des
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    Tides - no wonder we get confused.

    BOM is the bomb! The "meteye" section is brilliant, for detailed long range forecasting. http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ Zoom into the map for your area. Click on your spot and look at the 3 hourly detailed forecast for the next 7 days . Nobody beats that. Nobody beats their accuracy as they own the weather stations. They have first use of the freshest data. I use Seabreeze for a graphical overview. But if you are serious, then tunnel into the detail on BOM. Your life might depend on it one day! Cheers, Des
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    First time flats fishing

    Welcome to the aquatic wonderland of the Northern Sandflats. A good wind ripple produces better results ... Too rough and too stirred up is not good. Don't be afraid to fish very shallow water for YFW. Especially at the bottom of the tide and you can see nipper and cockle beds. Good luck Cheers, Des
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    Bream rod recommendation 1-3kg

    At BCF Great wading/ Bream Rod. A quality graphite rod with all fuji hardware Brilliant price @ $89 I have 2 of them !!!! Both 7 ft, 2 pce. A 1-3Kg & a 2-4Kg http://www.bcf.com.au/catalogue/out-now.aspx?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MF_BCF_2016_WK15_SN_SC#view=catalogue2&saleId=10230&page=7 Cheers, Des
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    What's everyone catching at the moment?

    Conditions were quite different to Saturday. However water temps are holding and the fish are around. Caught my bag today. Size a bit smaller than Saturday. I kept fish 30-37cm . Released plenty under 30cm. Plenty of Trouties around as well. You can still catch plenty on the dodge tides. Find the spots that they will hold on in a dodge. Cheers, Des
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    What's everyone catching at the moment?

    YFW on the Northern Sandflats. Caught this bag on Saturday Good sizes too. Upto 40cm Cheers, Des
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    Spooling My Reel

    740 metres
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    Barkers Inlet

    Hey we have all been "Bjorn again"
  13. Give Rob Wilson from South Oz Rods a call on 8261 5455Very knowledgable and very helpful chap.
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    South OZ Rods

    I endorse all the above comments.I have had rods repaired, but not built, by Rob.He has always done all my reel services.Quick service, Incredibly cheap, Good bloke full of info.Cheers, Des
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    New Bream Rod?

    @ ale; "Still getting the little bronzies whilst wading the flats Des?!" They are around most days.Dangling a keeper bag full of fish brings them in.Bleed some ST in a keeper bag and they are a certainty. Fun on light gear. Just need to have some ganged hooks on wire trace ready to use when they show.Cast out & draw it past their nose! All very entertaining on light YFW gear.Cheers, Des