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  1. David_C

    Goolwa Cockles

    I've got a SUV and I normally head between 5 to 7 kms down the beach. You can just seem them rolling in the surf and there is no pressure from others. With the smaller limits though, you can definitely get them in good numbers without taking the car. David
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    Goolwa Cockles

    I'll be going when it opens, as I have run out of them in the freezer. Glad I have the cockle rakes - makes the process so much quicker and easier David
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    Goolwa Cockles

    Bit more than that. Doesn’t open until 1 November
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    Crab nets can be picked up cheaply as the others have said. I used the big heavy duty ones, as some areas i fish have a current. These are more expensive but when we go to ards, you can sometimes get 4 - 6 big ones at a time! The only downside is my little one can't pull them up. Can't wait to get out and start getting them David
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    C sinkers

    We have someone at the club who will be able to help with this David
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    C sinkers

    Hi guys Sorry to revive an extremely old post. We were talking last night at the club meeting about c sinkers and how they are no longer manufacturered. Does anybody know who ended up buying the moulds? David
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    Strike hook stickers

    Good to see supporting ABS as well I think you need to a savage tackle sticker on the left side, to balance it all out
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    Where to live

    What about towns in between such as port wakefield, dublin, etc Close to adelaide and yorkes, which may open up your work options. Or you can look at two wells, gawler, paralowie - which was still in suburbia but generally have bigger sizes blocks. Good luck with your decision - at least you have a boat that will allow you to fish in most places around sa Good luck with the x-lotto - we are also waiting for all our numbers to come up as well! David
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    Secret spots

    Very interesting topic - i must have missed the original thread. In my role, i hear and see a lot of fish pictures and generally have a good idea of what's biting where. Similar to earlier posts, i generally don't give out specific marks, although have helped a number of regular custumers get onto the fish by putting them in the right areas, with the right bait and tides. I too have some secret spots, which i don't share, as i have been sworn to secrecy. I never fish them during school holidays and if i see a boat heading my way, i up anchor and drift. But like most boaties, i have hundreds of marks - but generally only fish a handful of them, as i know them well and they generally produce. David
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    Port River dredging

    Is Safa still around? Haven't heard any updates for a while - will be interesting to see if they are involved in discussions about this matter.
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    End of RecFish SA?

    Will be interesting to see what happens and how effective this new council will be. Are they volunteered positions or is there funding attached? Would hate to see the same issues with the new group - i think we need to follow the victorian model and make some drastic changes, so we can once again have an outstanding fishery in the next 5 to 10 years. Also will be interesting to see if they allow the dredging of the channel as originally planned, given they seem to be pro business (relaxing trading hours, reducing business tax, etc). David
  12. From The Advertiser: A SURGE in blue-ringed octopus sightings has experts and surf clubs warning beachgoers to keep their children away from rocks, rubble and other ideal hiding places for the tiny yet deadly animal. Surf Life Saving SA marketing manager Sita Bacher said she has received at least five reports of the highly venomous creature during the past three weeks. “I’ve worked here for five years and I’d never heard of them in metropolitan Adelaide,” Ms Bacher said. “They’re very small, you’ll find them under rocks, they’re nocturnal so watch out at twilight.” Ms Bacher said the sightings were reported all the way down to Aldinga Beach, but mostly around Glenelg and Brighton and Somerton. One of the deadly blue-ringed octopuses found on Somerton Beach last month by Emma Flemin-Soubrier and her young son. Somerton Surf Life Saving Club youth coordinator Brad Keighran said his squad spotted 17 blue-ringed octopuses on a single day three weeks ago. “It was a very low tide and we have a (naturally occurring) gutter that was exposed,” Mr Keighran said. “There’s a lot of rocks down there, so we checked, picked up and relocated 17 blue ring octopuses. He said in his eight years involved with the club he has never seen so many in one place. “We saw them six years ago, there were two on the beach, but I’ve never seen anything in the numbers like that before.” A blue-ringed octopus bite can be painless, but within minutes the victim will start to experience numbness and breathing difficulties. If left untreated, bites can be fatal. Adelaide University marine biologist Zoe Doubleday said it was unusual to see so many in one location. “They’re usually quite solitary,” Dr Doubleday said. “But they could be brooding females staying in one place.” She said the sudden surge in sightings could be due to increases in food, temperature or habitat. “They can be very responsive to changes in the environment, so that may be sudden increases in food such as crabs,” Dr Doubleday said. “(Or an) increase in habitat, octopuses like dens and hard structures, so they may be going into more human structures like breakwalls or litter.” Brighton Surf Life Saving Club president Chris Parson said the sightings were “absolutely a concern”. “They’re quite deadly, but as soon as we see them we try to section the area off and make sure the public is aware,” Mr Parson said. “We normally sight one or two a year, but this year from the reports there seems to be more than normal. “It’s just something to be cautious about.” The blue-ringed octopus is found in tide pools and rocky reefs and generally don’t become aggressive unless disturbed. Victims are advised to report to surf life savers for application of a compression bandage before being taken to hospital.
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    Australia's shark attack hotspots (map)

    Wow, really interesting. Looking at the one in South Australia, they are tracking a tiger shark!! I didn't realise they came down into our waters!!! David
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    OnkaStomper 12

    Awesome stuff. I've already put savagetackle down to be a sponsor for 2018 Such a great cause David
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    Edithburgh trip

    I haven't been in November, as the snapper ban is in place. But when we go in late October, there are plenty of whiting, snapper and snook from the boat. November or as we call it - blowvember, should produce tommies, squid and big gar. You should also get snook off the jetty as well. I normally have a burley pot full of pilchard pieces and use bluebait as the bait. I also have a squid jig ready to go, as you'll pick up a few as they find the burley trail. Saying this, we normally target snook in jan/feb off that jetty in late Jan/feb. In late November, you'll also have the chance of kingfish from kleins jetty one the ship has left. David.