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  1. On 26/05/2019 at 2:29 PM, yellow door 1 said:

    Yeah true that - Thats probably why some of mine have started to pupate while being kept in dry bran after 30 days - thanks heaps for that - what do you reckon the brown substrate they keep them in is.


    Definitely coir/coconut fibre. The blocks you get from Bunnings etc and soak in a bucket of water, til the expand and fall apart. However be aware that many of these have fertilisers added which you wont want with your maggots.

  2. I run a tub, similar to TL. I also use a scaling bag with a toggle on the drawstring as my catch bag. You can easily drag this around your waist ..tho the rays, bronzies & doggies (shark) can get rather curious!

    A mate uses 2 of these from Motackle:  https://www.motackle.com.au/yellow-beach-shoulder-fishing-bag.html

    1 for tackle, 1 for fish and lure fishing mostly. Pretty cheap..100% waterproof is a bit of a misnomer!

  3. 2 hours ago, Kelvin said:

    Also Rizzuto finish is far superior to half hitches.

    Are you finishing the FG wraps first with some half hitches and then tying he Rissuto to finish it all off?

    The finished knot in the vid  looks to have 1/2 doz half hitches in there too....

  4. 11 hours ago, Kelvin said:

    Similar technique but just leave the reel on the rod with 2kg of drag and tie the braid to the first guide.


    Rizzuto finish rather than half hitches,

    Cheers K. Will definitely be giving that one a crack. Sick of nearly cutting my fingers with 4lb braid!

  5. Daiwa Freams LT 2000S.

    Kuerschie ran me thru a range of reels and i was able to have a play with the Freams LT 3000 (marginally heavier) and an Aird 2000 (same size). The Daiwa 2000 fitted right in the size i wanted, between a Shimano 1000-2500. The LT nice and light for balance but still seems solid.

    Not held locally so purchased online, at 20% off and free postage. Would had to of gone to Tackle World as well to try the Fuego 3000 and still have to buy the 2000 online anyway!

    Setup below, Just need to load up the spool and break in properly. (HB may recognise the rod)



    WTF is the go with  Daiwa's instructions? Is it just me or are they usually supplied in Japanese only!? Everything on the box is English but the instructions:censored: arnt !


  6. As others have noted mullet is honest  'simple' fishing.

    They respond particularly well to burley. Nothing fancy required, a simple bread/pellet base is fine with a bit of tuna oil...minced fish bits ect. The challenge is the consistent distribution of said burley to bring and hold them in which really depends on the scenario. Im a big fan of a onion bag jammed full of all old saved bits an pieces.

    I have fond memories of an April mullet session over near Pt Turton, where i waded out on the incoming tide and dropped my onion bag jammed full of goodies. 1 end tied to a brick the other end a ball float and a large glow stick. Hight tide was an hour after sunset. The mullet came in and were a fish-a-cast. Then a heap of smooth rays came in and it was all over...crazy as they would take anything and were almost fighting to get to the burly bag.

    Rig wise : basic double patternoster with #8-10 hooks and a burley spring sinker (depending on your 'burly' scenario/method). I do like mrfish's suggestion:

    On 06/02/2019 at 8:28 AM, mrfish said:

    I use a small (size 10 I think) circle hook, these are deadly in the surf as the bait is moving slightly with the swell and the hook up rate is near 100%. 

    That would work well in the surf.

    Bait wise i like to use small pieces of red meat!! They hold on the hook really well unlike the 'old school' mince & semolina mullet mixes. I usually use heart (deer, saved from another pastime ;)). Lamb heart would be fine. Have also had good success years ago on rabbit roadkill :P. Kangaroo is great and a mate swears by fillet steak:blink:

  7. 2 hours ago, SurfcaztR said:

    I guess if the seas are too rough/windy then maybe Pt River ?

    Gees this is all foreign ground for me after mainly chasing mulloway most of my life

    Our sea run mullet are a predominately autumn scenario.  You will hear the report of the odd mullet here and there, but the schools wont be around fore a while yet.

    Mullet are good bait for mulloway :D

  8. 29 minutes ago, Underpants said:

    Just need to decide between a Freams LT or Fuego LT....🤔? Doesn't help that Fuego isn't on Daiwa Australia for comparison :angry:!


    Dunno, appears  that Fuego LT may be a Tackle World exclusive with Daiwa? Still cant tell the difference tho!! Freams LT 2000 $183 (BCF online coz they dont stock it locally!?) or Fuego LT 2000 $169 (also online as Tackleworld Adelaide don't stock it 🙄)

    To be superficial....as much as i don't like red...... the black and red Fuego looks way sexxxxier:wub: than the gold and silver Freams :P!!!

  9. Thanks for the input folks.

    Had a feeling Kuerschie might have been working today so dropped in for a chin-wag and have a play few a few reels. Helped that my son was fast asleep in the car (all windows down and he's 6 so well capable of getting out!) so i could actually focus on the importand reel hardware.

    Hands-on is certainly the best approach and pretty easy choice of a Daiwa LT model in 2000. Roughly between a Shimano 1000 & 2500, which was what i need. 

    Just need to decide between a Freams LT or Fuego LT....🤔? Doesn't help that Fuego isn't on Daiwa Australia for comparison :angry:!

  10. I'm considering purchasing a BG as my first Diawa reel, to replace my clunky Shimano Symetre 1000 on my light 1-3kg spin setup.

    I'm looking at the BG as it has a good rep and is currently going for $155 & $159. I understand it's Al construction will make it a bit heavier than composite reels.

    I have found the Shimano 1000 size just a tad small, being cumbersome at times, for my 'man hands’. I find their 2500 oversized for the 1-3kg rod - unnecessary capacity and out of balance.

    Any advice on how Daiwa's 2000&2500s compare with Shimano 1000/2500, size wise?

    Will probably 'try one on' tomorrow. Just need to purchase online to use PayPal and 'slip beneath the radar' 😁.

  11. 44 minutes ago, anchovy said:

    I recently read a PIRSA document that says seaweed worms are the same species as garden worms. So I'm wondering if you could just dig garden worms and get YFW with them 🤔

    By the way the easiest way to get worms is to dig under your compost pile if you have one. I can get worms in about 2 minutes from my backyard just by digging where my compost pile is.

    Ive never studied any biology so don't understand how the whole 'species' thing works!

    Your common garden worms  live in a non-salty environment...your garden.

    Seaweed worms have evolved to live in, eat, etc composting seagrass at the high tide line = rather salty.

    Sure you could probably catch yfw on  garden worms however they will die almost instantly in salt water and turn to mush as the salt passes thru their skin. 

  12. Setup a worm farm with your own tigers is pretty simple. I've even got a healthy population in my compost bins. Then when you want some bait turn the bin over a bit til you find them. Even easier to collect if its a worm farm. Store in a little plastic tub with a bit of compost or moistened coir fibre.

    Sheldon's Bait does "Catchall Crawlers" which are available locally i think these appear to be bigger than tigers.

  13. 10 hours ago, SurfcaztR said:

    prescription lenses

    I have just ordered wrap around frame with polarized lenses from optical superstore,frames are $88.

    Important to wear polarized sunny's in preventing eye cancer,a friend of mine had khemo on a eye recently if it doesn't work they'll remove the eye.

    What is the make & model of the frames?

  14. Yeah agree with the Cancer Council sunnies 👍. Best thing is I know they've done all the work so I don't need to think about getting great eye protection.  All else fails, the $ always goes to a good cause.

    Scored a pair of polarised photochromatic Spotters, courtesy of one of our S&H comps and site sponsor.  They are awesome.

    I'm shortsighted and usually wear contact lenses out fishing. I'd love prescription lenses in high end sunnies but they are way too $$$.

    Otherwise I'm sticking with the polarised pair from my '2 pairs for no out of pocket expense'.

  15. On 28/12/2018 at 11:09 PM, Grebzy said:

    Hi Underpants,

    If I follow Daly Head Road to the end is that where the Dust Hole is and I can get onto the beach via those steps? The Dust Hole is the beach south of the Daly Head?



    Yeah that's it. There's a carpark not far from Daly Head. Been a while since ive been there and was down that nice long staircase!

    Have seen some folk 4WDing into the dunes to access the beach south of the the carpark, locals i assumed and possibly via private property?