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  1. Try Ulead Photo Impact it has excellent online tutorials and forum. The free version is very powerful and has good help files. My wife has the full version and is a forum member and spends several hours per night on the PI site. She also submits several edited photos per week to Norther SA newspapers, most of which get published.CheersRogerG
  2. Spot on solid317. There is no need to prolong this thread. Anybody can download the legislation if they are prepared to wade through the 900 odd ammendments
  3. RangerYou have, obviously, only read the brief description of the Bill.It means "As well as" Animals used for scientifc purposes. NOT "only for"3 Purposes of Act12 The purposes of this Act are to do the following:13 (a) promote the responsible care and use of animals;14 ( provide standards for the care and use of animals that:15 (i) where it is deemed necessary to capture and kill wildlife,16 only those devices and techniques should be used which17 do not inflict unnecessary cruelty, harm non-target18 animals or damage natural habitat;19 (ii) prohibit the capture and killing of wild animals for20 the purpose of entertainment or sport;21 (iii) ensure that, in the implementation of the matters22 contained in paragraphs (i) and (ii), all necessary23 measures shall be taken to protect habitat and24 ecosystems;25 © protect animals from unjustifiable, unnecessary or26 unreasonable pain;27 (d) ensure the use of animals for scientific purposes is28 accountable, open and responsible.29 4This bill has been greatly fragmented, with some parts passed, such as the docking of dogs ears and tails. And some parts not yet passed such as the mulesing of sheep. However the maiming of live animals for amusement or sport is not only illegal but cruel and immoral. It also carries heavy fines if you are caught.RogerG
  4. "The National Animal Welfare Act 2005" Prohibits cruel and inhumane mutilation of live animals."animal is any of the following:8 (a) a live member of a vertebrate animal taxon;"This includes fish. Don't cut off their tails unless they are dead. RogerG
  5. There is a Federal law against mutilating sharks and rays and releasing them alive. It was introduced a couple of years ago to prevent people (Especially Indonesians)From collecting shark fins and releasing the fish alive to die slowly. The same applies to all fish species and SA is NOT exempt.Don,t chop off fishes tails etc. then let them go.
  6. How about I gaff you in the guts and then rip off your fingernails?
  7. Top bait for any freshwater species. If you use as bait try fastening live shrimp to hook with a small elastic band, let the tail flap freely, following the curve of the hookThis will allow the shrimp to happily flap around all day instead of dying within minutes from being pierced by the hook. Fish always prefer their shrimp alive and swimming rather than dead. I also use this method with yabbiesOr let them grow to 35-45mm and they make good shrimp cocktails.I used to catch them by the bucket full on my old Murraylands propertyand cook them up like small prawns. They are easier to peel than prwans, just roll between your fingers and the meat just pops out!RogerG
  8. RogerG

    smoking fish

    No salt with the lemon recipe. I prefer to add salt to flavour, afterwards, if it needs it.
  9. RogerG

    smoking fish

    A good smoker can be made from an old Weber Kettle. These can often be found at garage sales for around $5-$10 and already have everything needed. All you need is some charcoal in the bottom or chuck in a heap of dry twigs (Mallee is good) and let them burn down to hot coals. Then place a shallow metal tray, (Wife or mothers baking tray) full of sawdust of your choice, directly on top of coals. Then replace grid with your fillets on an replace lid let smoke for around twenty minutes but check every five minutes in case things get too hot.If you happen to have a lemon tree with plenty of fruit then try a mix of half lemon juice and half water. Soak fillets in this until the meat starts to turn white around the edges. This does not take long!!! Dry filetts of with kitchen paper and let dry a bit more in the sun until a dry film is formed. (Five minutes on a hot day) Then smear enough Olive oil to just moisten the fish so that it feels soft. Then place in smoker. This works great with Salmon Trout or Tommies
  10. My worst litter experience was a few years ago when I "Volunteered" to clean up the river bank at Morgan Conservation Park after a long weekend. A "Family" had been camping on the bank, about two hundred metres into the park, and, judging by the rubbish, they had at least three kids in nappies. These used, diposable, nappies were left in a heap along with that days rubbish and the families had moved twenty or thirty metres along the bank each day until they had four such heaps of garbage. There were two 44gal drums marked rubbish nearby that were unused and a rubbish skip either end of the park that was emptied daily. These ferals should be exterminated along with rats, mice and other vermin!RogerG
  11. Here are some of the uses:1) Protects silver from tarnishing. 2) Removes road tar and grime from cars. 3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings. 4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery. 5) Keeps flies off cows. 6) Restores and cleans chalkboards. 7) Removes lipstick stains. 8) Loosens stubborn zippers. 9) Untangles jewellery chains. 10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks. 11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill. 12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing. 13) Removes tomato stains from clothing. 14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots. 15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors. 16) Keeps scissors working smoothly. 17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes 18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks. 19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40! 20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide. 21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers. 22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises. 23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open. 24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close. 25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers. 26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles. 27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans. 28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling. 29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly. 30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools. 31) Removes splattered grease on stove. 32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging. 33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs. 34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell). 35) Removes all traces of duct tape. 36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain. 37) Florida's favourite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.' 38) The favourite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements. 39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states. 40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch. 41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag. 42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone! 43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.Good stuff but I would NOT use it for fishing. SQUID INK works as well as anything since it has evolved in nature to protect squid by attracting fish (As well as acting as a smoke screen)while the squid makes a getaway. It works for the squid and it works for me too!RogerG
  12. I have found that double hooks (That is a one piece double not two hooks)are very effective with metals as well as poppers and othe lures.
  13. 40 years from now there will not be anybody left on this planet that will worry about it. Following current trends we will have wiped each other out or be so tightly governed that we will be eating our own recycled garbage/sewage/bodies/chemicals = Soylent Green and living in "Ant-hills" Like in Japan Reading some of these posts, it is obvious that most people are talking about THEM and THEY!!! I will repeat here the words that I wrote in another post_" I you are catching so many crabs that you have to freeze them then you are catching TOO MANY! Lay off and leave some for others" This applies to everything that nature provides and it starts at home with yourselves.RogerG
  14. The bag limits are the number of a species that you may catch within a twentyfour hour period. It does not matter if you are on a boat or not.If you think that it is legal to have 15 fish over the limit and chuck the smallest back after they have died then you will be breaking the law and deserve to be punished to the full extent of the law because that is just wanton vandalism and GREED!RogerG
  15. The bag limit refers to the amount of fish "Taken". Even if a fish is swimming around in a holding tank it is deemed to have been "Taken" Even if you intend to return the fish to the sea it is deemed to have been "Taken" until such a time as you return it. Conclusion:- You shall not have more than the bag limit ON BOARD at any time, dead or alive. There is NO ambiguity and NO grey areas. If you exceed the bag limit expect to pay the fine or worse.RogerG