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  1. What an exciting time , the OzFish Onk Habitat group have been making great headway in the restoration of habitat in the Onkaparinga river . We have finished stage one which was to deploy Limestone blocks into the Onk to place some substrate for small critters to attach to and hide around . These living critters such as oysters , barnacles and small crustaceans will in turn encourage bigger critters to congregate in the area . The placement of these blocks also should help the tides that flow over them to scour more of the sediment from the bottom of the river in an aid to make a deeper hole in the area for even bigger critters to hide and congregate . As you can see in the scans the placement of the blocks are near a natural limestone outcropping for them to compliment and as there was 2 deployments , the first deployment has already encouraged some sediment displacement right after the outcropping . A big and massive thanks to all the volunteers that have been taking time out from there lives to come to meetings and the organising make this achievement . We have some more projects in the pipeline and if you care to be a volunteer , we are always grateful for more helping hands .
  2. Cheers fellas , i did also manage to get the bracket sorted also for the inlet and outlet . Sooooo keen to give it a crack now .
  3. Been playing around with my 3.3hp outboard for the Canoe (aka Mully Magnet) . I had a broken thread on the motors original tank but i also wanted a bigger tank as it is really hard to re-fill the little 1.5ltr tank while you are bobbing around on the water . So what i have done is i put a fuel line in with primer bulb and fuel pump to a T piece and then a fuel return for the pressured fuel so it doesn't blow the carby apart and then a feed near the carby to draw fuel that it needs from the third part on the T . Works a treat and i cant wait to give it a crack . All i need to do now is replace the original fuel gauge and fuel outlet plate with a plate for my fuel in and out . I have bought the proper bits for the fuel plate with quick release connectors . Both different so one is only in and the other out and cannot be connected wrong . I should have enough range to get to England and back now . lol . This was also way cheaper than buying a new tank but as mentioned it will be a lot easier out on the water .
  4. The placement of these are to encourage people away from the no fishing zone and to provide better fishing in this area . Are easily cast to and will be a good snag spot . They have a hefty chain to the rope and the rest will take a long time to rot away , i will have a suss at them soon enough . The rowers should be able to avoid them and it is just the rope and buoy that is near the surface , if a rower gets tangled in that then they are doing a great job .
  5. Did my good deed last week and volunteered for the Recfish , Reef design lab and Charles Sturt council Artificial reef deployment and construction for West Lakes . Was an interesting first day at the council putting the reefs together and even tho the 6 volunteers were split into 2 groups for two time slots i ended up staying and helping out for the whole day . They went together fairly easily and was interesting to be so hands on . Some extra tools would of been handy but we managed with what we had , lol . I took the camera along to get some footage of the second day being the deployment of the 12 Reefs which sat at different levels in the water , they were also put in 4 groups of 3 and hopefully this will encourage the fish to be more mobile between the reefs . Also had my go pro for some underwater footage and i hope to get back for some updates on growth over the next couple of years . Any way , i hope you enjoy the video .
  6. All happening next weekend at Goolwa. Proudly sponsored by Fishing SA , StrikeHook.com , Fishing Wholesalers ,Mully Hunters , Fishing Guru , Reel Scream Fishing , SA Canoe Experience Goolwa round Start is 10am Sat 3rd till 2pm Sun 4th Dec $10 entry , Registration will be at the tent next to the Goolwa Aquatic Club carpark (near the toilet block) Open to all and everyone . Once registered you will be given an ID slip that MUST be in CLEAR photo with fish on a brag mat or clear measuring device . All legal means of capturing fish are ok from Boat , Canoe , Kayak , beach or wading . Any area in the general Goolwa and Coorong is open for fishing . All entrants must be back buy close of round 2pm Sun 4th . All photos are to be submitted to judges by close or possible elimination can occur . Please bring brag mat and camera for entries . Categories are = Biggest Mulloway senior 1st 2nd 3rd Biggest Mulloway jnr (12 and under) Mystery fish Raffle If no Mulloway are caught then it will come down to the biggest fish other . BBQ drinks will be going . Casting comp , free entry for round entrants , $5 for on the spot competitors . Any queries please feel free to ask .
  7. Look into doing your own bud . It really isnt as hard as you think , i have made my own Redfin , Carp and Mulloway fly's . Craft store's are a good place for fly materials as well as some good suppliers online . So far i haven't caught Redfin on the flys i have made , but the satisfaction of fooling a fish with your own tied fly is awesome .
  8. It is probably the market sending the non sales , being right handed overheads to Australia . LOL . And then the retailers just putting the spins on the same side . hahahahaha . I have managed to get myself a decent shimano td25 overhead with left hand wind for those bigger fish eg , Tuna , Sampsons rays and hopefully a Kingy this year for myself , you know for fishing properly , hehehe . Putting the whole handle , to what ever side , it really does come down to having better strength , feeling and control in the dominant hand and using this to fight the fish with .
  9. Could always just buy a spool of line , say around 10lb from a bargain bin for as little as $5-10 and some hooks from the bin next to it for a few dollars . Tie the hooks on the line with a basic knot . Slap some bait which can be just a bit of bread which is a $1 for a loaf or $3 for a good loaf and then you also have a snack for the rest of the day and you are fishing . You only spent money on a bus ticket to get there which was $10 for a day trip (haven't caught a bus for a while so not sure) and you have spent a total off $16 minimum . Fishing like anything tho can easily suck a lot of money from your wallet , but also what you put is what you can get out of it . Admittedly tho i am a cheap ass bastard and have caught some great fish on a hand me down reel that was already spooled with line and a cheap ass rod that i cannot remember where i got it from . Once you are in the fishing community and have some respect for what is going on and who you are fishing with it is very rewarding and great things will happen . refer back to , what you put in you will get back out of it . Good luck and tight lines .
  10. Good luck bud , hope you do well .
  11. If you are keen then i am always keen to get out for a fish . Let us know ?
  12. Cool fella . Cant wait to see the end result . Hope it turns out well for you .
  13. How did you make the rod or did you buy the rod and are putting the eyes on ?
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