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  1. Bit of an old topic. But with smaller fish like tommies and whiting I don't bother to gut them. Cut straight down at an angle behind the pectoral fin to the backbone. Then slide knife alone the backbone to the tail. Fillet off and remove the stomach bones. I have a mate that does your method but I cannot tell the difference between his and mine regarding the size of the fillet and/or retained weight. Your method is perfect for bigger fish like Snapper, Spanish Mackeral, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi etc because they have quite pronounced backbones and if you don't do your method you loose a lot of
  2. As a kid at Port Vic we would use potatoes on squid jags if we couldn't get any tommies. This type of jag. Works a treat.
  3. Have a crack at the Ledge (the locals call it 'poofters perch')at Fowlers Bay. They are always there. Up to 50kg buggers. They grab your bait and head straight around the point and bust you off, mostly. Chuck out anything live. The problems with catching Kingies where they congregate/school up is they are not feeding. They just go there to hang out so you need something special to get them to bite. Two different ones caught from the boat but within casting distance of the ledge, only a day apart.
  4. They look like some form of Daiwa BG/Saltist to me.
  5. SA is open. NT open. No worries. I'll have to check my profile. I'm in SA near Coffin Bay.
  6. Mulloway as well. Mud crabs and I'll take my snorkeling gear and get some crays.
  7. We're lucky, no ironing with COVID, work from home. I do the vacuuming. Nice little dyson that has to die soon. My wife doesn't trust my ironing. 29 years in the Army, having to pass inspection, and she reckons I'm shit. Which is good. I don't iron, even prior to now. I think she confuses ironing with washing, like when I put her whites in the washer with my fish and squid ink clothes. Best thing I ever did.
  8. With the Nirey the don't get hot. It is a real gentle pressure on the blade. But, you do need good quality blades to start with.
  9. I do all the cooking here. And she loves sharp knives. Like I do. But it is akin to me buying her a new iron.
  10. Anybody want to go on a trip? Planning on camping on a remote island about 80kms from shore. About 7 nights on the Island. Take 2 boats, one full of gear that we'll tow. Got both vehicles and boats. Just need to get yourself over here on the EP and drive up. I'll take 2 60 litre fridges/freezers out with solar and a back up gennie. I reckon the cost will $2000 all up when fuel is split. Fish will be Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout, big GTs and Queenies, Longtail Tuna and a couple of days chasing Sailfish. Maybe Barra as well. Anybody interested?
  11. Actually my missus got it for me for Xmas.
  12. I cut the middle man out and just bought a Nirey. Buy once, cry once.
  13. On my Tassie trip I lost 2 lures to 2 bloody big trout. Both knots broke at the lure on the strike. I was tieing uni knots on 6 or 8 lb line. Anybody got a knot that won't break like this. I haven't unpacked my fishing gear yet but it was good quality Japanese stuff. Maybe because of was using 8 lb braid on the main line - no stretch maybe? Drag was backed off appropriately.
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