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Wert last won the day on December 19 2022

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  1. I've used nail polish on stripped metals, works ok but you do need to try to keep your layers thin and give it plenty of time to set or it can end up soft, that it's already something you have access to and essentially free makes it totally worth it though.
  2. Seems to help I reckon, squid definitely like it too, had a tube pop open in a ziplock with my floats and the buggers were mauling my bobber while I was trying to catch some reefies from the rocks last summer, squid sometimes eat floats I know but this was ridiculous.
  3. Yeah the drag rating says that but I can assure you that the Penn has all the stopping power you'll ever need on a 7kg outfit you'd probably be good up to about 30lb, drag ratings are marketing as much as anything, though the Daiwa ATD is nice and a bit smoother than the penn HT100 (I fish them side by side often) 12kg is what you'd run for tuna and complete overkill. The weight is relevant for balance and on the old ugly stik is a heavy rod with heavy components so should balance up nicely with the extra weight, if it's one of the new carbon ones different story. The Penn is also bu
  4. Thanks for that bjorn. So not exactly bad news, just not the results they'd hoped for. Reading some of the other articles it seems others have had the same observations as I have, still I'm willing to trust the scientists and am all for a healthy fishery. My only concern is about the commercial sector, they're going to be propped up for the next 3 years then what? Open slather like before? Seems kind of crazy to go to all this effort only to trash everything again. I guess only time will tell.
  5. Just got a notification through the SA fishing app, surely this is a joke? Does anyone know if a.) This is for real? & b.) Was any alternative to full closure considered such as a reduced slot limit? Everytime I fish Spencer Gulf I get snapper bycatch, I like to fish reefy ground in shallow water 5-6m max for a mixed bag (also it's where I find the bigger KGs) and snapper up to 60cm can be thick at times, surely out in their actual territory they are doing ok? I'm not a scientist, I don't have the data but my personal experience tells me snapper are easier to catch now when
  6. I've only given them an in shop spin but they do seem nice, I also note that they have the quality drag system found on the higher end reels which is nice. I do have an exceller which is pretty similar and my only complaint is a bit of body twist under heavy load which my higher end reels don't have, not much but noticeable, I suspect the Laguna will be basically the same. At the price point though that or a Shimano will be good safe value. HOWEVER, even though I'm a real (reel?) Daiwa fanboy, at that $100 mark especially matched on an ugly stick for some all round dirty work, I
  7. Wert

    Snapper rod

    It's the 1 piece 6'9" 30-50lb one.
  8. Wert

    Snapper rod

    I picked up a Terez from Kuerschie earlier this year, I'm a Daiwa man but gotta say it's a beautiful stick, sensitive enough for whiting but powerful enough for decent eagle rays (so far) and hasn't snapped yet nor do I think it will unless I do some reckless highsticicking. Highly recommend.
  9. Around that area you can also collect bloodworms by turning over rocks a bit buried in the sand/mud down by the low tide line plus you'll get shrimp and small crabs as well, just watch for blue ring occies. Prawns, pillies etc all work perfectly well too. Just remember in SA you probably want to be using smaller hooks for general fishing than what you're probably used to On the east coast.
  10. The cloth is way tougher on expensive ones, when using cheap ones I've had the cloth come off just casting and retrieving (though a jag stripped of cloth can work fine) and no cloth at all on the good old oita in red/yellow with white belly, one of my all time faves, also as my wife says "never pay full price" Rubbish durability is the biggest issue with cheapies in my experience, had a few just fail, never an issue for better quality ones and for me at the small difference in initial outlay which I make up in time it's an easy decision to go the more expensive jag. Each to their own
  11. I strongly believe that the more expensive jigs are almost always better in every way, better quality and designed hooks (cheapies tend to rust instantly) stronger construction and more squid attracting ability, I'd go so far as to say this is basically a fact and have come to this conclusion having targeted squid from pre yo-zuri days 35+ years ago including a 6 month stint as a pro deckie 15-20 years ago during which time I'd have caught more squid than I'll ever catch for the entire rest of my life, just so many squid. However 2 out 3 times it simply doesn't matter, especially recreat
  12. I'll also miss my visits from the big bugger with the diagonal scar on his nose, we chat sometimes, he comes up and is all "oi! Give me some fish!", He has some real attitude on him, and I tell him "get away you jerk, they're my fish, get your own, I'm fishing here and not allowed to give them to you anyway" but sometimes if he comes back to the ramp at garden island to help me put the boat on the trailer, I'm not going to lie, he might just get the odd ST or left over bit of bait.
  13. What absolute nonsense is this!? Hooking dolphins must be the rarest event in fishing, I've had them play with livies many times but they always seemed to be 100% aware of this hook and line but throw something in not attached and bang, gone. I'm all for not murdering dolphins but they are highly intelligent alpha beasts and I don't see what difference this rule will make or how it could be sensibly policed. My fear would this will turn them from a welcome if occasionally annoying visitor into a target for rocks sinkers and similar from idiot fishos which I'm sure we all know st
  14. I have 3 suggestions assuming you don't have an old reel laying around you can harvest for material and a good clean and buff with wet & dry is not an option. Go look at some new reels, work out which have similar sized washers and buy a set of them then adjust if necessary. Go the make your own route, plenty of options for material like you allude to, experiment with one reel and find what works. Retire the old warhorses, from recent posts of yours I'd suggest those poor things have seen way more punishment than even the worst serial killer of a reel deserves, $500 should g
  15. Hey! That's nearly my shark steak marinade I got from an old professional fisho's wife years ago. Half soy, half orange juice a bit of garlic and honey, cook hot and fast. I can highly recommend this style of marinade for any big slabs of fish you plan on cooking steak style.
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