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  1. I personally don't support catch and release from deeper water but people do it. In my discussions with PIRSA, the quicker the fish get to the bottom, the better for the fish. At the moment, my heaviest is a 48oz but I'm hoping to create something around 3 kilos - although I'm not sure people would be happy to pay the price for that type of weight. I would say my most popular size is 24oz unfortunately, as many people just want to meet the regulations, rather than do the best thing for the fish. David
  2. They based it on recapture records when they were trialling them. But they have to be used correctly (i.e. don't puncture the bloated stomach when putting it into the jaw (as per the video). I have been selling quite a few of them locally and just sent 50 of them to QLD earlier in the week
  3. Only 11 whiting today - caught in a 30 min burst and then spent a couple of hours without adding to the tally. At least there is always tomorrow
  4. Just fishing local - a session planned for each day, wife permitting Whiting have been in good sizes /numbers but given it will be busy on the water, will use this time to explore other spots, so not to give away where I normally go. Also hoping that the water has cleared, as we have no squid in the freezer! Very excited
  5. Release Weights - they are a requirement when targeting snapper in South Australia and in other jurisdictions but do you know why and how they are used? Daniel Waye from The Fishing Guru has teamed up with Graham Keegan from MRFAC to explain them in the youtube video below.
  6. Agreed - but David Yates retired in December following his stroke. I do miss having some good chats with him as well - but he seems to be recovering really well I definitely support that tackleshops that support my business as well and I also appreciate the support that I get from the general public. David
  7. I just dry in newspaper until they start to bleed, then straight into bags and the freezer. When I defrost, I just put some paper towel in the bag to ensure they don't go soggy - works a treat
  8. I normally wait for Rob from South Oz rods to confirm the dates, as he is the worm whisperer! The June run is normally slow - we normally do July or August.
  9. I think they also stock them in Let's Go Fishing at Christies Beach, when Dan (the fishing guru) works on a part time basis
  10. They already have a stack of info available on jetties, online, phone apps, etc - so there is really is no excuse. If they really wanted to be sure, the only way to really do it is send out material to every household in SA. Then they need to enforce the limits, with appropriate fines and forfeits, not the little nothing fines that don't do anything. Word will spread in all communities very quickly and things will change pretty quick as well. No excuses and no cautions. This will then pay for more fisheries officers. Personally, I wasn't brought up in a fishing family and self taught when I was around 13/14. So it can be done and currently use my role in the sector to educate as well, particularly as not all my customers have english as a first language. I also deal with a number of single mums who are trying to get their kids into fishing but have no idea about what to do. It's great seeing some of the results they are getting as well. As I say to them, you don't need expensive gear to get results - but you have to care about what you are catching, as it's a finite resource that we need to look after. David
  11. Not sure. Some people from the club believe this relates to the previous change that happened months ago - but this was only released late this afternoon. So not sure
  12. Hi all We don't seem to have a MRFAC tab, so have just put this under general. Just received a PDF copy of a media release, given to us from the ANSA president about an hour ago, sent to our fishing club EDDIE HUGHES MP Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Wednesday, 1 April 2020 More resignations as Whetstone’s fishing council sinks There have been multiple resignations from the Marshall Government’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council. The Opposition has been told that four Council members have resigned from the Council, which is the responsibility of Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone. The members who have resigned represented a range of fishing organisations including RecFish SA, South Australian Fishing Alliance and FishinSA. Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Giles Eddie Hughes The startling number of resignations proves once again that the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council has been a complete failure. When the Minister created his own hand-picked Council he undermined the importance of having an independent recreational fishing voice in SA. The establishment of the Council is just one of many bungles in the fisheries portfolio. The state-wide ban of snapper has also created great financial hardship and stress. It is clear the Minister is out of touch when it comes to both recreational and commercial fishing in South Australia. HUGHES - whetstone's fishing council sinks.pdf
  13. David_C

    tuna oil

    Have any of you guys seen the nitro burley mix from how's ya tackle? I picked up a bag of it and will give it a try on the weekend. Apparently it's full of stimulants and pheromones and when it goes in the water, releases a green substance so you can see where your burley is going. I'm not sure if it's just a gimic or really works - will test it over a couple of sessions If it doesn't do the job, i'll add some tuna oil to the mix
  14. David_C

    tuna oil

    Yes, they are still there - i see his sign up all the time around there. Never bought any from him - i stocked up on a lot before the dorsalfin shut down a couple of years ago.Although may need some later in the year!
  15. There are definitely a few different designs out there!