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  1. plankton

    Heavy Surf Rod

    For baits that size I don't bother with slidebaiting, and instead use a clip down pulley rig. I use slidebaiting for bigger baits that are otherwise impossible to cast any appreciable distance.
  2. plankton

    Heavy Surf Rod

    For normal bait applications a 6oz grapnel and clip down rigs are perfect, but for slide baiting you often need more weight. Depending a bit on what sort of baits you'll be using using an 8 or even 10oz sinker is more common because of the way you need to work the rod to get the bait to slide all the way out. If you're using a sliding clip for livebait then you might be able to get away with 6oz. The Penn rods mentioned above are good heavier surf rods, but may not handle those bigger sinkers well. What are you chasing and what sort of baits do you plan to use?
  3. plankton

    Rapala R type reel

    Proper technique makes a much bigger difference in casting distance than the brand of reel. If you really want to cast further, use an overhead.
  4. plankton

    Single Hooks

    With salmon lures the direction doesn't matter. I use circle hooks on all my salmon lures, gets 'em right in the corner of the mouth every time, and fewer dropped fish for sure.
  5. plankton

    Rapala R type reel

    I got a BG 5000 to use for mulloway and sharks off the beach. It's a great beach reel for the money.
  6. plankton

    Surf Rod for Calcutta

    Yeah and those Prevails are really stiff, like broomsticks, and the reel seat is in the wrong place.
  7. plankton

    Surf Rod for Calcutta

    Decent overhead surf rods are hard to come by down here. I have a Daiwa Sensor that's from the first series they made, great rod that's rated to throw 2-4 ounces, so a little under powered for what you want, also it's 11'6" so maybe too long. Not sure if they still make that model though. Other than that, Nitro had a rod that might work, called the Messiah maybe. Otherwise you might need to look overseas, plenty of great stuff from the UK and US although shipping can be cost prohibitive. Good luck mate. Let us know what you find.
  8. plankton

    Southport Beach Access

    Thanks Doobie. Did you fish Southport? Any action?
  9. plankton

    Southport Beach Access

    So you can drive down and park in the spots above the toilets?
  10. plankton

    Southport Beach Access

    I know the road going along the Onk is closed for work (Weatherald Terrace), but does anyone know if there is access across the footbridge? I was thinking I might be able to park on one of the streets above and take the footpath down to the bridge and do a bit of salmon fishing. Thanks.
  11. plankton

    Who's fishing over Easter?

    They did not.
  12. plankton

    Who's fishing over Easter?

    If everyone else is headed north, I'm going south. Haven't been out for awhile, but hitting up Goolwa Beach for an overnight. Hopefully the mullys, gummies and salmon come out to play!
  13. plankton

    slide bait fishing

    I've only ever seem them at the now defunct Angler's Choice in Christies. I got mine from the UK when I was ordering a bunch of other stuff.
  14. Find a school feeding on the surface and throw 5-6" surface lures like a pencil popper or a spook at them. Best fun you'll ever have!
  15. plankton

    clip down pulley rig

    Most of the bits in that kit are unnecessary IMO. I always try to keep rigs as simple as possible. For my pulley rigs I use a bait clip, two beads, a smaller swivel and a big one as the pulley, and of course a hook (just one though). Dedicated pulley swivels are fine, but for me a big stainless steel swivel is better and more streamlined, extra stuff just picks up weed or provides one more spot for something to fail. They do have a good price on IMP clips though. Thanks Underpants