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plankton last won the day on November 8 2016

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  1. Surf Rod for Calcutta

    Yeah and those Prevails are really stiff, like broomsticks, and the reel seat is in the wrong place.
  2. 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.
  3. Southport Beach Access

    Thanks Doobie. Did you fish Southport? Any action?
  4. Southport Beach Access

    So you can drive down and park in the spots above the toilets?
  5. 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.
  6. Who's fishing over Easter?

    They did not.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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
  11. Surf Rod Advice for a Rookie Surf Fisho

    The Daiwa rods are great value, I have a Seabass as well and love it, but they're more like $150. Go in and see Southie, there are a few other Daiwa models that would be perfect and in your price range.
  12. Surf Rod Advice for a Rookie Surf Fisho

    Depends on what you're looking to target. The Shimano rod is pretty light and would be good for mullet or yfw. The other two are much heavier and more like salmon/mulloway rods. I'm not familiar with that reel, but it's always good to match them to the rod. Take it to the shop and try it on each of the rods you're interested in and see how they balance.
  13. Snapped graphite rod

    All that can really be done is to put a new tip guide on the end, and depending on where it's snapped it's going to change the action of the rod and stiffen it up a bit. Alternatively you could contact Shimano and see if you can get a new top section. Most tackle shops could replace the tip for you, and it's not hard to do yourself either. Good luck.
  14. Low profile Baitcaster reels and braid .

    I've never had it happen, or heard of it happening to anyone else. Wind knots are usually caused when there's a loose loop of line on the spool. These often happen when the bail is flipped over before retrieving line. The way the line goes onto a baitcaster you could still end up with some loose line if you're not careful, so I suppose it is a possibility.
  15. Low profile Baitcaster reels and braid .

    Also, have a look around online, I know that pro bass guys in the US often fish pretty light with baitcast setups. Not something I've ever done, but I've seen video and it's fairly impressive. If memory serves they use pretty whippy rods and a fast, snapping cast technique.
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