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by gbc
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Brisbane & Western Districts Kayak Fishing Club
Topic: Crayfish/Lobster on soft plastic Moreton Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 3832

Re: Crayfish/Lobster on soft plastic Moreton Bay

We used to catch painted Crays every now and then on live baits at cherubs on the other side of Moreton. It is a green zone now. Also manta rays on the Livies as well. Strange days. Nice. Did you ever eat one (the crays not Mantas lol)? If so did they taste OK? Gee I've been slack on this forum. So...
by gbc
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: What fish is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: What fish is this?

You'll know if you hook a fingermark - they are red and go hard. Definitely not the same animal.

Moses perch are good chewing - they head out to the reefs and get a bit bigger.
by gbc
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Fraser Island
Replies: 34
Views: 1611

Re: Fraser Island

Even though you are so far offshore, you are still in 'partially smooth' waters in Platypus Bay so no epirb requirement. Feb is Low pressure season so watch the weather. Fraser has a VHF repeater and a bay full of boats - VMR466 broadcasts weather reports as well. Personally I wouldn't like to have ...
by gbc
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Main
Topic: Reel damaged by salt water.
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Reel damaged by salt water.

The only issue with inox is it eats natural rubber. Older stradic handles, Garmin sounder plug covers and the like disintegrate after a while - ask me how I know ;) . Apart from that it is all good and should be sprayed madly on everything like pliers, grips rods reels etc after each trip.
by gbc
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Fraser Island
Replies: 34
Views: 1611

Re: Fraser Island

Indian is a green zone for part of the year. I don't know anybody who has fished it twice. There are local tigers which are very inquisitive around there. Towing lures for pelagics behind a paddle boat shuts down a few options in my opinion. If I had that boat I'd head over to the short beach just n...
by gbc
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Brisbane & Western Districts Kayak Fishing Club
Topic: Crayfish/Lobster on soft plastic Moreton Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 3832

Re: Crayfish/Lobster on soft plastic Moreton Bay

We used to catch painted Crays every now and then on live baits at cherubs on the other side of Moreton. It is a green zone now. Also manta rays on the Livies as well. Strange days.
by gbc
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: OffShore Reports
Topic: SWR - Oh so close !
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: SWR - Oh so close !

I don't know how all this translates to yak based fishing, but the reason we use SL12's on lures in comps is for a quick release. The tag goes in and one reef on the leader and the SL12 straightens and releases - zero fish handling and fast resets. They are fine enough to penetrate without too much ...
by gbc
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Main
Topic: Battery in kayak 12V
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: Battery in kayak 12V

Batteries dont need to be kept in waterproof bags. Just strap it in. It really is a bit huge for a kayak though.
by gbc
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Dropped rod overboard - Molonglo River - recovery ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Re: Dropped rod overboard - Molonglo River - recovery ideas

Nice one. Dont get caught with it by fisheries though, for those of us old enough to remember, jag fishing has been outlawed for years and you've inadvertently built a jag hook haha. Memories of my childhood as a pier rat in Hervey Bay chasing the mullet schools with jags just came flooding back.
by gbc
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Main
Topic: pilot boat safety
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: pilot boat safety

Rules are rules. He wasnt following them. I'd follow it up.
by gbc
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Main
Topic: Hatch covers popping off
Replies: 18
Views: 977

Re: Hatch covers popping off

Yeah as the guys have mentioned above - frequent access means the screw type and the Twist and Stowe type work a bit better. Yeah ok. My main experience with the screw type is on my Kaskazi and I find it more fiddly than the pop on Kajak Sports hatch. Maybe it is just a cheap/poor version. Hard to ...
by gbc
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Main
Topic: Hatch covers popping off
Replies: 18
Views: 977

Re: Hatch covers popping off

Dennist, any reason no one who makes fishing kayaks uses the pop on hatches that all the sea kayaks have (e.g. Valley, Kajak Sports)? e.g. http://www.kajaksport.fi/products/hatches Those things are old proven technology, never leak and never pop off. I don't recall ever seeing a 'proper' sea kayak ...
by gbc
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Kayak Camping Related Topics
Topic: Natural soaps for river use.
Replies: 2
Views: 3239

Re: Natural soaps for river use.

https://www.whitworths.com.au/main_item ... lutePage=2

Most marine shops will have aqualather. It's biodegradable.
by gbc
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Main
Topic: Croc sighting Agnes Water/1770
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Croc sighting Agnes Water/1770

Not the first time I've heard of a salty mistaking a kayaker as a potential love interest or another male as appears to have happened here. It is spring.....
by gbc
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Passing under a Jetty or Pier - where has out manners gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 1551

Re: Passing under a Jetty or Pier - where has out manners go

Dinger wrote:800 mtrs of jetty & he couldnt find a gap with no one fishing ?
Haha, probably not during school hols. Pier rats everywhere. Who knows, maybe the old bugger can't swim. Is that the point of the post? That he didn't go out to miss them? That's what I'm asking.

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