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Rod last won the day on February 12

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  1. Photo Theft

    Probably not even a 'she'. There's plenty of opportunity to create a life for yourself in this world, but this sort of stuff and the people who keep ringing about the accident I wasn't in or sending me spam emails. I pity their poor pathetic souls LOL Cheers Rod
  2. Large 6" Praying Mantis..

    I can relate to that, but usually after I've said something funny, well I thought so LOL
  3. Don't know about others experience but at least 90% caught blind trolling, no surface activity at all. I have around 5-6m of leader Cheers Rod
  4. G'day Dragging around lures to no avail is one of the aspects to Tuna trolling I have found much better success with the shallow divers, but generally once you find them it seems they will attack anything going through the water. We use a couple of halcos close in the middle and not far out and a couple of skirts on the outsides and they go for them all. We usually have to do a trip or 2 with no result before success. These lures have caught quite a few fish over the last 3 years and I will have to decide whether to retire them to the pool room or send them in to battle again in 2018 :-)
  5. Show us your Latest Fishing Purchases!

    G'day knackers Yep online from https://www.marine-deals.com.au The knives were 33 and 34 dollars and the spike 8.50, plus 10 bucks postage. I ordered them on tuesday arvo, the knives must have been out of stock and the tracking showed them leaving from NZ (where their made), then to Melbourne and received them on friday morning. Toll, outstanding My choices were very much helped by this guy, his filleting demos and tutorials are outstanding. Also what knives I already use. I was unable to find any of the diogenes knives https://www.filletfish.com.au/info/filleting-knives Cheers Rod
  6. Show us your Latest Fishing Purchases!

    Bought a couple of commercial quality knives and an iki jime spike. Victory 220mm and 250mm blades. I found it hard to get this quality locally, MBSA doesn't have much stock to choose from and couldn't find any elsewhere of brands I would seeking. The spike looks good, I had bought a hookem version but it's not straight and not really to my liking now I've tried it, this one is a chinese one but looks solid Cheers Rod
  7. I'm all for safety regulations and enforcement where the data supports it, but it does not in this case. Many more die from hitting their head falling or from head injuries in car accidents, but we don't see them bringing in helmets. The very low numbers of deaths here in SA are generally the result of people putting themselves at heightened risk, this scenario is already covered with the current guidelines and you would think, common sense. Sorry about the guy in the article who lost his mate, but his description of the circumstances, ie pulling craypots, close to rocks, with big swells coming through, (was this the one at Beachport where it was blowing 20+knots onshore pulling a stuck pot side on to big swells and the guy who drowned had a broken collarbone?) Come on, this is the definition of heightened risk and the skippers responsibility to take precautionary action at minimum. By the sounds of it, the precautionary action should have been to stay onshore. But this is typical these days, rational processing and use of data to make rational decisions has been educated out of the system. Saying that, this change won't effect me at all Cheers Rod This data is old, I found a 2016 graph that looked the same but included some race based data so I used this older one. It's just to show my point about falls etc
  8. Landing nets

    G'day I've got a Frabill, I like it as it doesn't take up much room. Rarely use it, just for the odd poorly hooked larger snapper. Cheers Rod
  9. Show us your Latest Fishing Purchases!

    Bought a new Iki jime tool today, pretty good I think. Cheers Rod
  10. tuna rigging

    Not saying this is related but was talking to an acquaintance who was fishing with a friend at the cape for snapper when they saw tuna busting up. They put out 1 rod each, the friend with a brand new lure. After the friend had hooked 3 tuna and failed to bring any to the boat, the skipper asked to have a look at the lure. It still had the plastic protective case over the trebles, once removed, the fish came in to the boat Cheers Rod
  11. tuna rigging

    My experience is that finding them is the hard part, then drag anything in their vicinity with a hook in it and your on This year, we stopped after one successful trip, but that trip started with a triple hook up and after that we couldn't get a second lure in the water before the first one had hooked up for the next 3 fish. Also we were using lures that are pretty banged up after 3 seasons without changing them. That was the 3rd attempt from memory and many km's covered previously. Never fished for barrels though, which I expect is a whole different kettle of you know what Cheers Rod
  12. Show us your Latest Fishing Purchases!

    This arrived today, have to clean up my disc brakes on the boat trailer and make sure I take it around the block in future to dry them out. Had a couple of pads delaminate after getting stuck. The latest one completely vacated the caliper and left the piston to wear down on the disc This was after getting a new actuator. new brake lines. new calipers only last year. Always something to do Cheers Rod
  13. tuna rigging

    Nice work Dutchy, your certainly getting ready in plenty of time Cheers Rod
  14. What's your favourite squid recipe?

    G'day I must try that recipe again, I didn't have all the ingrediants to do it properly but looks good. So far though I can't beat crumbed and deep fried, but usually done in a pan and turn over. We usually soak the squid in milk. Apron and safety glasses advisable. Any tips on minimising that spitting? Cheers Rod
  15. Knots

    That's the one RedReeler Might give on a try Cheers Rod