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by hillbilly
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Estuary Reports
Topic: Another top session
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Another top session

Well done again. Next year I'll be permanently moving to a lovely location like yours so here's hoping I can enjoy more freshly caught fish too. :grin:
by hillbilly
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Which Kayak For Me
Topic: Best 3 metre fishing kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Best 3 metre fishing kayak

In my opinion it's the Hobie "Lanai. I've had both mine for about a dozen years or more and they still serve me well. At 2.7 metres and under 20kg in weight they are very stable on the water. With the paddle you can turn it on a sixpence. At 67 years of age I have no difficulty lifting both kayaks o...
by hillbilly
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Estuary Reports
Topic: PB 41cm Top water Whiting
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: PB 41cm Top water Whiting

Well done. Nice photos too.
by hillbilly
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Freshwater Reports
Topic: Baby Snatcher
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Baby Snatcher

Good to see a post. Plenty of Bass there schooling up? They must really like the look of your Spinner Bait. Regards Bill.
by hillbilly
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Freshwater Reports
Topic: Baby Snatcher
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Baby Snatcher

Good to see a post. Plenty of Bass there schooling up? They must really like the look of your Spinner Bait. Regards Bill.
by hillbilly
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Estuary Reports
Topic: From river to plate
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: From river to plate

Well done for your haul. When I saw your post yesterday it inspired me to go fishing today but to use only my 6 wt fly rod with 6 lb tippet. I know you do a bit of fly fishing so was hoping I'd catch something I could post. None of the three fish I did catch on fly were of legal size so no fish for ...
by hillbilly
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Estuary Reports
Topic: lake illawarra today.
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: lake illawarra today.

A nice report to read. It's good to see a few people posting again and I would certainly post too if only I could catch something worth mentioning. Yes Bream are very slow growing but they are a prolific bread and butter fish to eat and are not endangered at this stage. Having a closed season would ...
by hillbilly
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: Battery suitable for watersnake
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: Battery suitable for watersnake

Hi Revolt. I did a bit of research to try and establish whether or not I had to discharge my lithium battery for a few months or so of storage. As search results were mixed and percentages varied, I rang the maker of my lithium battery to clarify this. He said that was only for very long periods of ...
by hillbilly
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: Battery suitable for watersnake
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: Battery suitable for watersnake

Hi Revolt. That sound good with your setup and all. Like you I also store my kayak on the garage roof but no power winch as yet. Maybe in 3 years time when I turn 70 I'll change my procedures. The Hobie "lanai" is considerably lighter at 18kg than the the Revolution. I still have to put it on the ro...
by hillbilly
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: Battery suitable for watersnake
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: Battery suitable for watersnake

Hi Revolt I'm ashamed to tell anyone what I paid for my lithium battery other than it was in the hundreds. The battery was however Australian made specifically to suit my needs. It was made to fit the waterproof case and if I happen to roll the kayak, I won't lose the battery. Overkill I know but I ...
by hillbilly
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: Battery suitable for watersnake
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: Battery suitable for watersnake

I have a Lithium Battery which powers my 28 lb Thrust Minn Kota Electric motor on my Hobie "Lanai". It however is 60 ah and weighs 10 kg. I don't know anything about the Watersnake speed controls but I did participate in a zoom meeting on Battery Maintenance with my fly fishing club just last Saturd...
by hillbilly
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: OffShore Reports
Topic: Spanish Mackerel on a Tarpon 120
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Spanish Mackerel on a Tarpon 120

Well done, it is a terrific catch from your kayak. You can't beat freshly caught Mackerel for a nice feed too.
by hillbilly
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Estuary Reports
Topic: Shark got away
Replies: 14
Views: 4799

Re: Shark got away

Just looked at nine.com.au and there you were. I hope you are healing well. Regards Bill.
by hillbilly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Estuary Reports
Topic: Georges mulloway and flathead
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Georges mulloway and flathead

I'd be happy with both of those. Nice report.
by hillbilly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Classifieds (For Sale Or Wanted)
Topic: 2014 Hobie "Revolution 11" Not Available
Replies: 14
Views: 6012

Re: 2014 Hobie "Revolution 11" NO LONGER AVAILABLE

I bought my Hobie Mirage REVOLUTION 11 on the 22nd of June 2014 and from the start I pondered whether or not I had made the right decision. It was great on impoundments and but terrible to use on the smaller creeks where I did most of my fishing. I found that I rarely used it but there are plenty of...

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