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by hillbilly
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Estuary Reports
Topic: lake illawarra today.
Replies: 7
Views: 154

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: 6
Views: 322

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: 6
Views: 322

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: 6
Views: 322

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: 6
Views: 322

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: 391

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: 3987

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: 1522

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: 5200

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...
by hillbilly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Freshwater Reports
Topic: No wonder we aren’t fishing the fresh
Replies: 1
Views: 2244

Re: No wonder we aren’t fishing the fresh

It is very sad that large parts of Australia haven't received any substantial rain for a while. It rained here at Pottsville through the night and is still raining now but it is mostly storm rain and probably won't last. The Tweed Shire here is presently on Level 2 water restrictions but according t...
by hillbilly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Test
Topic: Test
Replies: 0
Views: 4924

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by hillbilly
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: Which anchor
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

Re: Which anchor

When I first bought my Cooper anchor and used it I didn't think it was much good because it took a long time to grip and pulled out too easily in soft sand and mud. I had purchased the smallest size for my Hobie Lanai and it seemed too light. After mucking around with it on my lawn I realised that i...
by hillbilly
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Estuary Reports
Topic: A grunt, grunt of a day..
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: A grunt, grunt of a day..

A few nice fish there, they bring back great memories. The Grunter was my Grandfather's favourite fish to eat and many enjoyable fishing trips were had in the Tully River in the sixties, fishing for them out of an old wooden flatty which was rowed out at night.
by hillbilly
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: OffShore Reports
Topic: Reloading mojo with a monster GT [w/ video]
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Re: Reloading mojo with a monster GT [w/ video]

Wow, what a great fish with a fantastic youtube video to boot. I thoroughly enjoyed it all.
by hillbilly
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: OffShore Reports
Topic: Rosslyn Bay Doggies in the new Reload
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Rosslyn Bay Doggies in the new Reload

Nice report once again Adam. It's good to see a couple of nice Mackerel kept for the table too. Nothing better than a freshly caught Spotty Mackerel to feast on. Regards Bill

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