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  1. Good news, it seems: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-20/alvey-reels-remain-open-months-after-closure-announcement/9680648 Cheers af
  2. Hi ScaledUp For land-based, this guide put together by Shane Mensforth has some options (as well as boat): https://sealink-cms-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/File/pdf/KI Fishing Locations by Shane Mensforth.pdf For a great Charter, you can't go past Gavin Solly's operation (based out of Western River): http://kangarooislandadventures.com.au Cheers af
  3. If this is confirmed, European Carp and Tilapia will pale in comparison as a problem: https://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/amazon-predator-threatens-barra-in-the-pioneer-riv/3311991/ Cheers af
  4. Most recipes are not complicated, doobs... Big W at Seaford still had a few copies left as of this afternoon Cheers af MJ - there are 400 pages, but one picture per recipe, therefore 200 recipes - sorry if I was a little imprecise
  5. Evening all... I read somewhere just before Christmas that a good way to thaw frozen prawns was to chuck them into some freshly-gathered seawater to preserve the natural taste. I tried this and the results were excellent. Further investigations on the interweb have suggested that this practice is fraught with the possible danger of contracting any number of life-threatening diseases. (?!) I realise that the source of the gathered seawater would obviously be a consideration, but if it is a pristine location, should that be a problem? I also tried a brine solution of 40gm of
  6. As an impulse buy, I picked up a copy of this at Big W today: https://www.bigw.com.au/product/fast-seafood/p/651712/ Checked it out tonight - there are a lot of interesting recipes in there (400 pages worth). Cheers af
  7. Hi Dylbaa I'm not in a position to personally recommend any particular product, but I have heard good words about the following (the first two being Duo products): http://www.duo-australia.com.au/press-bait-saira/ http://www.duo-australia.com.au/tide-vib-slim-140/ and, for something different there is this: http://www.jmgillies.com.au/product/classic-bluewater-f18-120mm/ Just a few more options to consider... All are readily available from tackle shops in the Adelaide metro area. Cheers af
  8. Hope this is not taking this topic too far off-thread, but as someone who appreciates a good knife (in particular what the Japanese craftsmen produce), I love seeing what these guys are doing: https://shun.kaiusaltd.com/knives https://www.chefsarmoury.com Some works of art there... Cheers af
  9. I wouldn't get too cut up about it, TL... Cheers af
  10. Some interesting new research/theories from "The New Daily" 16/12/17: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2017/12/14/shark-attack-hotspots-australia/?utm_source=Responsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171216_Saturday Cheers af
  11. In the Northern Territory (and to a lesser extent in Queensland), your good old saltwater crocodile stories are basic fare for headlines and media beat-ups. Further south, sharks are the go-to to try and gather a few "shock and horror" reactions from readers/viewers. I think reporter Alexis Perry deserves a huge pat on the back from Uncle Rupert for introducing a story about a "Massive great white shark spotted near Esperance, WA" with a "helpful" video of a 6m Basking Shark (which is generally described as being "harmless"): http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/thats-an-85m-
  12. Dunno whether this comes strictly under the heading of "Latest Fishing Purchases", but I'll go with a fairly tenuous connection anyway! Picked up one of these when I was down at Homewares Direct today: http://www.homewaresdirect.com.au/swissmar-shucker-paddy-universal-oyster-knife.html Will be interesting to compare it to what has always been my "Go-to" (i.e. Dexter-Russell Boston S120), but the dude who designed this one has "form", as you might say: Cheers af
  13. Lots of interesting research/discussion on how line colours change with depth as well... Cheers af
  14. If you want head even further west, you can try a spot at which I've previously had success a few years ago. It's at Middleton, just out from the car park near Bondi Place...lot less crowded as well. Cheers af
  15. Hi dandan If you're really keen to get a definitive identification, I've attached a link to a previous post I made: Cheers af
  16. I agree with Meppstas that it certainly look like some sort of Anglerfish - my money is on this one: https://australianmuseum.net.au/image/whitespotted-anglerfish-at-edithburgh Cheers af
  17. Clam and Mussel Chowder? Cheers af
  18. Sounds like an interesting concept - will be interested to hear feedback from other members on this site. To be honest, I think I would already be carrying enough crap out to a fishing site, without toting the odd star dropper or two. Cheers af
  19. Hi bob23 To quote a red-headed former fish and chip shop owner, "Please explain"... Forgive my ignorance, but a quick Google search has not helped me to understand what a "wading table" is. Can you throw any further light on what you are seeking? Cheers af
  20. As a massive jerky fan, I have been contemplating purchasing a dehydrator for a while. I know you can do jerky in a very slow oven for an extended length of time, but the dehydrator option seems the go. In the interim, I purchase my weekly fix from Barossa Fine Foods. While researching dehydrators, I found this: http://www.eziconcepts.com.au/Recipes/EziDri/Jerky.aspx Hope this may be helpful. Cheers af
  21. A sad day, indeed...Alvey has been part of the lives of countless Australian fishers.
  22. Hope the experts can quickly pin down what caused such a severe anaphylactic reaction, Poppa - best wishes for a rapid recovery. Cheers af
  23. I realise you have limited time over that way, ppkayak, but the Gellibrand River is another option between Warrnambool and Apollo Bay... http://www.exploreaustralia.net.au/Victoria/South-West-Coast/Princetown/Gellibrand-River/Fishing-spot Cheers af
  24. More info on the Hopkins here: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing/fishing-locations/hopkins-river If you want to head further upstream, there are trout to be had: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing/fishing-locations/inland-angling-guide/hopkins Cheers af
  25. Hi Sheep Please be aware that cast nets are illegal to use in SA. (Refer to smokeykebab's post above) Cheers af
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