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    fishing the onkaperinga

    Don't go by Softy These might help give an idea.
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    Roof racks

    Saw that photo on FB and looked a good catch - so that was you then
  3. It is pretty interesting on what happens down deeper.
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    Get your line on tight

    I spool mono through my gloved fingers with some tension, but have no idea what that tension would be. I'll spool braid with more tension through my gloved fingers though due to not wanting the braid to be loose and creating knots/bird nest within a few casts. But one thing I don't know how to or understand, is using xkg of drag on the reel. Twisting that dial to get a certain drag in weight tension is beyond me, so I just tighten or loosen as necessary
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    Biggest Mully...

    A solid beast Mullymaster - great photo too.
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    That's pretty good yellow door and an interesting trial. So you'd probably get around 50 odd days if you had been taking to fish with, considering warmth of days while out of fridge. Will very interesting if you decide to try them in the coir/coconut fibre.
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    New whiting fisher from North Haven

    Hi Salmon Fisher and welcome. Congratulations for you and your mate on retiring - so much more freedom and more time for fishing I can't answer your Q's, as I don't own a boat etc, but I'm sure - well hopefully - someone can put you onto some nice spots for those KG's. As far as Salmon Trout is concerned, I reckon you could throw some metals around while your anchored in different spot - many are around at the moment. Throw a lure out the back on your way out and maybe some bigger Salmon come to play. Good Luck and if you get some good outings, we'd love to hear about it and even see some photos if you can.
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    Great memory and to get a copy of the article after 13 years is a great bonus. What gets me is how a 13 year old convinces his parents to travel such a distance ... to fish Brilliant.
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    End of 2018/19 trout season photo book..

    You certainly have a lovely place down there as you have shown through your many reports. Your booklet is not exception and would have been hard to give the nod to so many photos and which got omitted. Now, the Ford, is it yours and if so, do you really have Trout Stalker sticker on the front ... I hope so
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    O'Sullivan Beach Boat Ramp Community Meeting

    This a map put up of a suggestion, but with other peoples input there's a few more ideas/changes/alterations etc now.
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Normally I would agree with you, but as mentioned previously I got sick of of buying Long Life gents for them to not last long at all. I'll probably start buying them again because I may not be stuffed breeding my own - but once I get a 'bad' batch, I'll be breeding again lol
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Unfortunately, there wont be a report next week (and possibly the following week) as I will be away interstate. I'd still try those beaches though, especially with the rougher weather coming through. I reckon a good chance in the gutters. At the very least there should be some ST's around from reports floating around.
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Better late than never Heavy D One of mine was from BCF and the other from Fishing Wholesalers. That said, generally I have found both their maggots to last quite well, but when buying 2 in a row, it annoyed me. More than likely 'older' stock, but it pushed me back into breeding my own. I've seen info on flavouring with tuna oil but as yet have not tried it - maybe due to not needing too or maybe it 'may' shorten their lives. That sounds like a great session you had in 90 minutes and I hope you got your son to do the cleaning/filleting - all in the name of practice
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Those old Greeks/Italians have a lot of fishing knowledge I reckon. There's one particular Italian on my local jetty who can out fish anyone and yet the rest of us have the same rig set up and bait etc. When he uses a float, the rest of us are sure his float doesn't move - but he sees something and he has a fish lol. But the thing is, some fish like smelly bait, some like a well presented bait, some like a tasty bait and some don't give a crap and will take anything
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    I think cleaned out maggots are better, but as you say, there is probably argument that maggots with meat still in their stomachs are good as well. But when putting the meat filled maggot on hooks and their juices come out, I reckon our finger would tend to smell pretty bad pretty quickly. Anyway, the clean ones still have a good juices for the Gar to suck on - no rudeness intended lol.
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Great update mate and they are looking pretty good still. And a good point too - change over the Bran every so often (haven't done that myself - but makes sense). Have you got out to use any yet ?
  17. Thankfully I'll have a hand torch then
  18. A good comparison YD1 and naturally we tend to think the more expensive the item is the better it is - but results can show different. For $20 on sale you can't complain with that.
  19. And you went and purchased those neoprene shoes - should have got some croc ones lol
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Can't anymore accurate than
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Should do the job well enough. I use a cheap $2 one I got from Cheap as Chip couple of years ago although rusting a bit now lol, but the pore size is smaller than the ones your looking at. May have to try one like the green one next time.
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    That's what I normally do - but on the last 2 occasions they didn't last very long at all. And that's why I reverted to breeding my own again, although when desperate I'll buy them. Yours look pretty good - just remember to take them out every week for about an hour to 'liven' them up - seems to prolong them better.
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Just an update. Took them out the fridge for their weekly walk today and they are still wriggling. A few more dead from a few weeks ago, but don't they'll last another couple of weeks. Maybe just enough for 1 session left - but not a long session lol. So I reckon about 8 weeks now, so not so bad.
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    Quick Friday night / weekend comp!

    Congratulations Skyes
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    Quick Friday night / weekend comp!

    Come on peoples it's not that hard - I found 4 in 4 clicks without trying, then another 3 just randomly clicking (but I'm not eligible luckily for you lol)