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Everything posted by Tinker

  1. Those little round pieces of bread I call cookies. Old mate makes a breadcrumb groundbaid with molasses and scents up his cookies by putting them in the same çontainer. Must say cookies do work better under a float than running sinker set up. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  2. They work. Old mate got 26 carp in total fishing right place at right time on waggler. Also must mention his groundbait which does help tip the odds in his favour. Learning about the floats. Learning about groundbaits too. You Poms might be corrupting me mate. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  3. I am sick of football. Get it over and done with I say. And if I had a choice between fishing or watching blokes running around chasing a funny looking ball I would most definitely be fishing. Bring on the cricket. And bring on the hectic spring and summer fishing seasons. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  4. Nice. Worth the hard yards for a fish like that. Bait or lure mate? Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  5. TT snakeheads is the correct name. I started calling them snakelocks coz the plastics never get pulled off the jighead. Rigged correctly you don't even need glue like on other brands of jighead. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  6. 1/12 snakelocks in weedless. Sometimes use 1/8 in the larger waters to cover more ground. Another way to use them is to remove the weight at the front and fish unweighted but even though you still get good casting distance Z-mans are buoyant and don't get down in front of the fish as well. Been experimenting with small splitshots on the leader 10cm from the lure when fishing unweighted. Floats the plastics above the weedbeds. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  7. I try and walk quietly and fish in stealth mode in the waters I fish. Must admit I am bit stuck in my ways when I do fish trout waters and am usually targeting redfin. Almost caught a nice trout for the first time recently but a bit of tailwalking and headshaking let the hook fall out. Carrying some little Mepps spinners next time I go up there. I think trebles will definitely help more than a single hook jighead but swear by plastics lately coz I can rig them weedless and pepper the structure. Trebles get snagged too easily so that is why I am curious about any techniques to pin trout on soft plastics. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  8. Yeah most of mine lately have been on weedless Z-man grubs in shimmer pearl and midnight oil. This fish got pinned by my mate on a shimmer pearl and then went for my grub on the way in. And three big lunker redfin followed it in to see what all the fuss was about. Well fed fish. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  9. My bad. Forgot you said it was pushing 40. Looks huge. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  10. No photos but my best was up at the Warren in the good old days. 42cm and fat and healthy caught on an 8" scrubby. I would say your fish is in the high 40s and pushing 2kg or over. Stunning redfin mate and congrats on a new PB. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  11. Stunning fishing real estate matem Bit more user friendly than some of the trout waters we have in SA. Out of interest have you ever caught a trout on soft plastics? They seem to compete with the redfin to grab it but are too fussy to get hooked up. Smart fish[emoji54] Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  12. I have never had an issue with any of my Shimano reels from Siennas up to Stradics. And my local tackle shop takes care of any warranty issues with other stuff I have bought. I have never had to deal with the manufacturer. And that's why I don't shop at BCF or as I call them CBFd.
  13. Never. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  14. I like Shimano. Ten year warranty. Nuff said. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  15. Out of interest is there a bloodworm run in the Onkaparinga? Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  16. And fish your lures slow for bream. They usually hit it on the drop or pause. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  17. Not my neck of the woods mate but I might be able to help. Bream love live bloodworms and it doesn't matter where you fish they go nuts for them. Try find someone that still has them otherwise you might be better off chucking some lures at them. And you need to know where to find them to do this. Bream can be very fussy and shut down a bit this time of year but in a month or two they will start heading upstream to spawn but this also starts getting into the closed season for targeting them up there. Your best bet might be to target sea run bream further down the Onk mouth and fishing there will get you other species as extras. Been using weedless Z-man grubs with TT snakelock jigheads which help cover distance when you use 1/8th weights or more and they don't foul up or snag easily. Bream chase grubs right up to the rod but take a few colours to use til you figure out what pins them. Good luck. Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk
  18. Reckon if you dropped a GoPro down next to a Murray Cod it would probably eat it. Seen big apex predator bream attack them too on poo tube. Resident fish hate intruders.
  19. Otherwise Steve at Spot On Salisbury Plain has 10kg blocks for $125 each.
  20. I don't need to say anything more about this coz you have all already said it for me. What I will say is that we sorely lack they have in other states and that is common sense where it is needed most. Recreational fishing in SA is at least 30 years behind the rest of Australia in regards things like the stocking of fish species to replenish populations sufficiently to sustain commercial impacts. Rec fishos annual take rate is not the issue here in my opinion either. We raped the Murray Cod to near extinction years ago and it seems history will repeat itself with snapper. And to make it worse RecFishSA has just had the funding for such ventures in our state cancelled. We need to stop taking big breeders for a few years and hope maybe snapper numbers in SA recover, and get rid of high impact commercial fishing as well. Otherwise another iconic fish species that we all love and respect will be a thing of the past.
  21. Interesting test mate but I have a theory you get what you pay for. I use a $100 LEDLenser I bought about five years ago and I love it coz it is bright enough and has long battery life. Mate of mine bought a cheapie mega bright head light on ebay so bright you could grow tomatoes. Batteries went flat in two hours and could only be recharged not replaced. Having said that Jarvis Walker do decent lights for around $20.
  22. I always see blue spots. And red spots and green spots and yellow spots and pink spots and lots of spots. Think I have spent too long staring at the tip of my rod.
  23. Have to agree that on the current way of thinking that a fishing licence would only contribute benefits to the freshwater mob. Would RecFishSA consider stocking bream and other species in the Port River, Patawalonga, West Lakes and the Onkaparinga?