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  1. doobie

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    I certainly don't have this done pat by any means, hell, only my 3rd go - over past 18 months So I filleted the Tommies and butterflied the Gar and put them in a brine of 1lt water, 1/4 cup salt and 1/4 cup of brown sugar and in the fridge for 24 hours+. Got my 'deluxe' Mojiko smoker ready but only had Samba Poultry/Pork chips, so they had to do. Smoke vent was only just open a tad and smoking well. Thought maybe 45 minutes but this 30 minutes in, so them off. Look over done to me compared to other that have a darkish tan, but they tasted ok - a little dry maybe. The Gar didn't have as much darkness to it and the taste was milder than the tommies. Practice, Practice and Practice ...... and catch more fish would help too
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    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    The beers went down nicely PP with the cremated tommies lol although a bit jerky style. May give the dry brine a go also - just gotta catch more Tommies haha. The smoker has 3 metho burners but I only use 1 due to the excessive heat. I watched a video where they took an hour in a proper smoker, so thought about 1/2 hour for mine. But you're right, about 15 minutes would have enough.
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    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    Must admit, they are tasting better cold!
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    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    no idea mate, I'm no chef like Hunter
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    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    Yeah I know, but I only had 1 and could be bothered frying it up so thought I'll stick it in with the Tommies - it did taste ok too
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    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    oh ok, do you still put in the fridge for say 24 hours?
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    Buying live worms?

    Here is a video of a local guy (he supplies the Sheldon Gents to tackle shops) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqKG6XlMWYY
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    Buying live worms?

    2 days tops and return the real small ones and any females with eggs (males have a bigger claw). Try and refresh with salt water every couple of hours and if overnight, yes an aerator helps as is provides oxygen into the water. Keep in a cool place with wet/damp towel around and over container. But in saying that, leaving them in water for a long period is not the best either and some say having them fine sawdust is better - so trial and error.
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    Buying live worms?

    Like David says, low tides are best for finding them and just look for all the holes in sand - a youtube video should help understand the 'hows'. I've got mine down Moana way only as I live this way and not tried anywhere else. https://www.fishingtackleshop.com.au/products/wilson-30-inch-bait-nipper-yabby-pump.html I'd suggest to buy the longer ones as it makes it easier to down into the sand and of course more depth.
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    Buying live worms?

    I've found them pretty good, but a better quality one is better than the cheap BigW/K-mart ones etc. I also washed them down when getting home due to some sand being left inside the tube. What does annoy me though, was after only using it for about 4 sessions and then stored for about 8 months, I found the rubber part around the washer had crumbled. I was annoyed with this, so contacted Wilsons and they sent me 2 replacements (nice of them seeing I purchased from BCF?). But they said the washers do not last long anyway, but buying replacements are not expensive.
  11. You really are becoming quite the professional at this video footage and slideshow stuff Very entertaining Adrian and a good session for you in the end.
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    Buying live worms?

    Like Underpants says, tiger worms are quite simple to set up and continue to to good numbers/product. But tiger worms will die very quickly if using in salt water. I was desperate once and purchased tiger worms from a store to use in salt water - never again ... expensive and were dead quickly. I wont buy tube/beach worms at all, just far too expensive for a couple of them. Best to practice, practice and practice sourcing your own from the beaches. Even seaweed worms are easy to get, just find very old seaweed sitting high on the sands and start scrounging through the weed to find them - excellent bait.
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    And cast delicately too - too many times I've cast only see the clicker going in the wrong direction !
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    YFW fillets

    All my saucepan lids are curved so I'll still get a curled fillet lol
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    Rod/line squid

    Same on the land also.
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    P.b Trout

    Great session Hunter to start off the new year. Top trout and looks in good condition.
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    The were some caught the other week at Beachport and Port MacDonnell beaches. Same places for the boaties and also Kingston area. Not sure about the Vics side. Good Luck.
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    Yeti ice bricks

    Not used them, but they look a little rich to buy. I just use a few 1.25lt soft drink bottles or plastic milk containers - does the job well enough for me.
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    local fishing resources

    A mate of Alex, Toms Fishin' Adventures ........ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgllq_GNCwnvaRRr4rkxpw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfbWzNskdoht4WGimKG0JOQ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfc50iWoEO4LQN733LYCKxA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVTqapHBLhA2LSqhrKOLpOA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4VltzqJF5369NUR9w90RLg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTZLfW2tE_yeCZg7VdlrJtg But my favourite has to be this one https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgTEiDi-n7DTKGiuKdBUu4g
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    little jack sayoris-z 99

    They could post it though
  21. The current edition of Fishing SA has Alex wearing a great cap
  22. Alex (with S&H hat) is a member here although hasn't posted much in sometime. He puts up a few good photos on FB (has a cover photo atm on South Aussie Salmon Chases - although not wearing a S&H cap - will have to chat to him about that lol). Here's his youtube page "AlexsFishin" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxLwpnGq1d_jrervS7icLGQ The other guy is Tom and does similar to Alex. "Tom's Fishin' Adventures" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgllq_GNCwnvaRRr4rkxpw
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    My 2019 Calendar

    A great collection of photos and a great memory each month from each photo.
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    Bought this yesterday

    I would have been disappointed there was no beer in it though
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    Decoy Dancing Jacks - assist hooks

    No answers for you TL, but that is frustrating as you say - not monster fish and brand new !