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David_C

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  1. If you see a good sized GW, I'm sure you'll be paddling quick enough to be above the water
  2. I reckon all of the tentacles work on whiting - particularly when fresh. We keep a couple of heads for bait and the rest are for food!
  3. Put them in the scaling bag - and they'll be perfect
  4. That is why they closed it before but decided that whiting are in great numbers. Our catch rates agree with this - but most people complain they can't find them but many don't put in the time to understand where they are and why - and then understand the pattern. We haven't been out from the last public holiday but are heading out tomorrow. I'm hoping the whiting haven't moved in that time but will find out. Ideally, getting out every 2 to 3 weeks is best, as they do move as the seasons do David
  5. They had a ban on fishing for whiting on the bottom of yorkes - can't remember if it was for the month of April or May. BUT this was lifted. Can't see it going back, especially when they opened it due to such large amounts of whiting available. David
  6. Do tell Haven't heard any recent reports, which is a bit surprising.
  7. Just be mindful - I think there is a ban on collecting mud cockles around the port area. Sportsfishing scene are around $14 a kilo but if you can get your own, will save a fortune. I think I have about 5 kilos left in the freezer but will do a couple of trips down to goolwa after the april school holidays, when there is less people collecting them (the water gets pretty cold). In saying the above, most of the whiting I've been catching have been on fresh squid - wouldn't touch the frozen stuff
  8. Heard the the entrance is deeply rutted. Will be interesting to see how the rav goes!
  9. Most people are going around 7 to 9 kms down the beach to find them in good numbers. Closer they seem to be a lot smaller. We are going on Monday
  10. One great caravan parks that we are staying in Feb is corny point caravan park. Has great facilities and lots of land based options everywhere! You can do beach, rock, surf or jetty fishing all within easy reach. And the best thing is that as it's hard to launch there, it doesn't seem to be as busy as other places on yorkes. The caravan park owner does launch/retrieve via tractor David
  11. It also happens at Christmas and Easter - when everything is closed for one day. People are crazy!!
  12. True but last time we waited and couldn't get the basics (milk, bread, eggs and meat) - so wasn't going to risk it this time
  13. As they were doing the press release and mentioned the lockdown, I quickly ducked to aldi to top up, as we couldn't do our normal shop on the weekend. By the time I hit the checkouts, they have them all opened and had queue's out the door!! Even where I park, which is miles away from the shops was full and people waiting for my park. Absolutely crazy!!
  14. I remember using some about 20 years ago on a trip to venus bay. Lost trevally after trevally, so threw it out and went back to my maxima line. No lost fish after that (same 6 pound line class). Not sure if I had to use different knots or not but since that experience, haven't gone back. Fish with a lot of people who use all different lines, including fluro but my catch rates are compatible. I also change over my line annually Except braid - had that for 5 years and it's still going strong!
  15. If you look on the ANSA site, there are a couple of dozen fishing clubs here in SA - I couldn't tell you which ones are more land based than others though. Good luck David
  16. Some of the fishing clubs are landbsed and would be a great resource. Our club (NDSFC) is more boat based - we do the occasional land based event but find it is normally poorly attended. Although in saying that, we are going to try a coorong trip. Will be boat based but will be camping in the dunes :)
  17. It's definitely interesting but these are only based on recapture rates - so the survival rates may be higher. We just don't know. For me, the way the fish is released makes all the difference. Unfortunately there are some fishoes who don't give a damn and sadly, many of these fish are unlikely to survive. How the fish is netted, how it is held, how long it's out of the water - makes a significant difference. I've seen some people gaff fish they are going to release - what the heck!
  18. Hunter, they are absolutely everywhere, so we keep having to move to get away from them (this is metro).
  19. The closest place to you that stocks me is at noosa. I don't advertise to businesses anymore - it's now all word of mouth and keeps expanding! PIRSA were very strong about venting being an issue and asked me to make these for the SA Market. Mine are based on an existing design but with a thinner wire gauge. With snapper, we put it into the corner of the top jaw - this is the safest place to put it without potentially puncturing the swim bladder - if expanded. PIRSA were going to do a campaign but then the snapper ban came in, so it never got done. So Dan from The Fishing Guru organis
  20. These are the ones that I sell. The trick is to use the heaviest weight possible - my heaviest is 1.45 kilos. A lot of states are getting into these - I'm in the process of sending 250 of them to DPI NSW I find it easier to have two people to release the fish but still not perfect
  21. I have weights up to 4.5 kilos - but suggest starting with smaller increments Or just ask your doctor for some medication....
  22. It's interesting. Normally between the Easter and October long weekends, I normally go through about 200 kilos of lead over that period, then picks up again for the summer period. I was expecting no sales due to cover but instead, it's been like the Christmas period every month - averaging 450 kilos a month, with my biggest month being 700 kilos!! It's been amazing and the good thing is that as everyone is struggling to send lead overseas, I'm able to pick it up quite easily It's been great that our local tackleshops have been so busy though - fishing tackle must have been on the sa
  23. Contact South Oz rods. Rob often gets them in. He loves them but I prefer the standard design
  24. I've been using cloth jigs for as long as I can remember. I've tried a number of weird and wonderful ones but many of those unusual ones have ended in the bin when doing big clean outs. One that I found recently was a clear yellow yamashita. Caught most of the squid on the first day at Wallaroo but nothing on the second day. With this colour, apparently they were on run out as they weren't a popular colour, so ended up buying six of them - just in case
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