Just thought I would start this thread as roolf has so many questions but he wants the penong thread to die, I'd like to blow it up as well. Also Victor if you want to ask for any more comments please use this thread, also Victor I am awarding you the swellnet tool of the month for starting the penong thread.Please Victor perhaps you would like to comment on that.
I think this is the way to go as really it now is all about smucko, so please use this thread to feed his ego until he is so full of himself he blows up.
thanx shauna...are you obsessed with "smucko"...it appears so....if he's got anything on you its thick skin!! so "ask smucko"
if you dont wanna know the score look away now....i bet you learnt sumthn about quandongs and alaska.....Shaun::::if you dont read it you dont feed it!!
smucko, where has all the zen gone ?
Yeah well .Smucks I just think your funny ,
F-Gordon thanks for all the info on east coast sa , never new anything about it until the west island thread, see ya at the mouth of the murray in spring on a small swell and north east wind, yawn
smucko, what is the sound of one hand clapping ?
whats 'Zen" sid? and what does one hand clapping sound like to you? please advise
cant believe i'm on my very own forum asking the q's.....who started this ??
smucko, what's going wrong with the Parramatta Eels ?
smucko, will NSW ever win another state of origin ?
russel sold em and banked half the money and brought the rabbs with the change xx
yes of course if we keep takn your best to the GWS
smucko, paternoster or running sinker ?
haha sidney you're funny but thats takin it too far...now you are talkn bout a man's livelihood!!
u sound like a fishery officer in the interragation room
haha, that's sweet smuk, Sid is a religious Alvey operator, so it's always a running sinker with double swivel.
Caught out Jeff!
haha good work craig...did you get the secret?
Indeed, but it's not your turn to ask questions. Who's up next? Haha
sid 24volt alvey 10 hooks..half a ton an hour...double swivel too loud bruz
what do ya wanna know craig?? you already know the way to the holy grail?
How big that swell get up your way on Saturday morning? Not at protected spots but open locations. 8-10ft? Or bigger?
How deep are you fishing that rig Jeff?????
smucko, your just showin off now.
alvey 500, 6 lb hot pink mono, double swivel, barrel sinker, live nipper.
KGW and the alvey hand drag... only a kooky QLDer knows the feeling.
one visit to sunny Vicco, me + "X" + "Z", nailed 27 from the boobs hole one lazy arvo, then got on the piss big.
I got up early, hung to the max, filleted the lot, and was on a plane outa Tullamarine with 54 KGW whiting fillets before the boys had risen from the haze. Took the lot. ha.
Got a phone call back on the Goldie..."where's the fish ?".
...."There just comin thru the baggage carousel at cooly airport. All of 'em. Check ya."
sat morn was bangn pretty well craig...bommi had some 15-18ft sets..we went north to the wave we surfed the day you went south when you were here last, it was 6ft slabbn but a bit wobbly....went to surf the bommi that night and it was 8-15ft, sets every 4 minutes but looked too south as it was only A framing on the east bowl..the wind was a bit too SW so a bit too much chop on it...the in betweeners were sik....no one out!
fitz...i got them in WA after seeing craikey and crew using them...80-100mtrs...we tried them in the bight but couldnt get enough snapper to make it viable...fishing 15-100 mtrs outa streaky -west
sid...you welcome back there?? haha...ya might have sand bottom barrels up there but you sure as shit dont have the big black KGW'S
ha, yeah always welcome back, the boys have a good laugh about that one these days.
only thing I miss from my Vicco days are KGW and me mates, in that order. lol.
probably never got the massive SA KGW but got plenty of 50cm and a few 60cm, good ocean fish. and heaps of nice snapper from the fenceline out off otway, fuck, am I allowed say that? fuck it, just did. bahahahaha.
anythn goes on here sid....we want a max size limit put on the KGW coz we killing the female breeders...i think 45cm would be sufficient as anything bigger are trophy fish only and taste like a snapper!! yeeeow next question shauna
good idea. agree.
pulled some big KGW double headers when snap fishin with, [cough] paternoster, on pilly. they was in 60-65 m. get like 3 KGW double headers in a row, then back to snaps. ?
you get that much ?
theres about 70 pro handline fisherman on the west coast between streaky /ceduna/smoky /venus/coffins/bairds bays...these are all inland estaurine systems...shallow 1-4 mtrs seagrasses....we catch up to 6-7 ton of KGW per license annually....now thats fun Sid!!
oh you're breaking my heart.
but what about them deep water KGWs that are hangin with snaps? is it common ? sure as hell surprised me, cos ya know, 2 X KGW ocean fish don't really wanna come up to a boat, they got some poke.
ya they hang with snaps on the lighter bottom out deep....saw a side baggn trawler come into streaky years ago..he had a cupl boxes of slobs from 60-100 mtrs...they were 70-80? bigger...they were hangn out the end of syd fishmarket box as i remember and looked like dinosaurs
fuck eh, there you go, cheers smuk.
Yeah that swell had a bit of south for the SA coast, pretty solid though!
Looks like plenty of windows to work with over the coming week as well!
Hey Scmucks, what do you reckon? Always got the whiting on nippers, 6' 1/2" Alvey on light gear (nippers) or worms? Always got a few elbow slappers. Worms never paid out? The 6'1/2" would always pay off on the beach, Bream. Tailor, Dart and the odd Jewie. Sid's on to it- double swivel, light lead above the bait, drifting into the channel.
10 ft shock leader, fish the run in, alternate baits, used to score, even on the beach in front Narrowneck. Jumpinpin for Flattie to this day.
Sid, Northern end of the Goldie, best kept fishos secret on the Goldie,
Trust me, grew up pumping yabs at low tide and chasing everything on the run-in.
PS, I'm drunk, havn't fished in ages.
My Bro, is looking after my boat. 5.5m Savage. 90hp Merc. God I miss home sometimes.
I fished out of Kalbarri, wet-lining for pinkies, gold bands and jewies (west ozzy ones) with Kieran on the Tardis and Phil "headbutt" on the Sabea.
Out off the zuytdorp cliffs and Steep point or grounds near the Abrolhos.
You get them gold band snapper down there Smucks?
I went fishing last weekend for the first time in twenty years, down at Narrabeen Lake. Didn't catch a thing.
And I have no idea what you fellas are all on about either.
Oh Ben, I could bore you with "back in the day" stories of Narra Lagoon but I'll spare you!!! Those days are over.
Jeff, 15 odd years ago used one of those 24V alveys in 100+m of water but wasn't really viable. We were moreso experimenting with it for a new fishery up here.
Bloody funny stories Sid and good sized tings. Haven't seen that sort of quality for years.
Has this now become a fishing thread???
Is Rip Curl planning its next "Search" event for desert South Australia?
yeah fitz...they work unreal outa kalbarri there..gd bottom and good stock of fish...we have a reakl lump fishery here and not enough bottom to hold the biomass needed to smack 1 ton trips regularly...the pros are hittn them with longlines with light NZ gear to cover the ground.....
craig...you know theres only 2 places to go in SA on a solid south over 15ft!!
freeride....good stuff...did you fish with fredo back in the day?? he's still holed up in streaky and back surfing and riding the harley...no gold band snap here but i did catch a goldband morwong off elliston 10 years ago and they dont frequent these waters(nsw) usually...
zen...use southern calamari but pound the meat with a meat tenderiser..SKIN DOWN on a solid board so it shatters the texture of the flesh...no.4's when ya on slob fish...keep it light as u can...burley light out there with oyster shell or cockle(pipi) crushed slightly but not too much. we pulled 1300 fish for 308 kg one day but they were going mental in the shallows....27 double headers in a row!
thermal ben...i know you didnt have a question but i can see a big Q mark above your halo
oh and the jumpin pin i'm sure is a wiked spot wen its flat for flattys but wen its 10ft and light west its one of the best places in the world to tow....along with big brother down south a bit the south strad bommie...ya can get hurt out there!!
sun 76...havnt heard about the search coming to the westcoast yet but have always thuoght its inevitable that they may want to...obviously i am not against it and would like to see it in the streaky area as the variety of waves would assure a good event...i was dissapointed they never held it at tombys/gnarloo area...would have been sick. I think that joint is fully exploited so wouldnt have made much difference there.. I'm also confident that these comps around the world clean up after themselves and they have done it and done a good job long enough to cross all the t's and dot the i's.
@ shauna Hey more the merrier down there fella just don't piss in your wettie or splash around to much and lock your car and you'll be right glad to be of help.
Aren't we about due for a shark attack?
hmmm dunno bout due but its been a while and the gillnet boats are being kiked out which put a lot of pressure on the greatwhite stocks in the past...from reports at neptunes with cage diving they are seeing a lot of small great whites which is an ominous sign...theres a great white cruising at kalbarri ATM and the boys have seen it numerous times...odd!!.....get a ski and reduce your chances by 98%!! ...good yamaha advertising ay?
Spoke to a good mate who you saw out at G'Land the other day. He was the fella sitting there on his pat when you and the other team rocked up. He appreciates the fact you asked him if it was OK to tow, but not the fact you went and took every wave anyway. Ha ha...
Did he really say we took all the waves?? sammy got one from way out and your mate paddled into it and sam politely got off...thought that was nice of sam...we did take evry wave but we never took any off him...he waas caught inside for so long and we both asked if he wanted a lift and he declined politely..i also asked if he wanted a tow but he wasnt keen...i said "maybe you better not before you ask the missus ,coz if you have a go you'll be down at yamaha pitmans as soon as ya get back, buying a ski".....end of the day i was impressed to see a lone paddler out there at daylight...hats off bruz
Ha ha...nah, I made that bit up Jeff. Though he did say you guys were hooking into a few. He's got a pretty good record out there for paddling big waves with sessions at YB and a coupla bombys west of Fowlers that discretion prevents me from naming.
Doubt he'd ever be a tow fella. Reckons he came across a big Osprey walking back to the carpark and that was the highlight of his day.
huh...i heard its crowded over west...ive surfed a lot on that coast and ive never seen him before...not that i remember anyways....i honestly couldnt understand how he was happy caught inside in the same spot on the end bowl for 10 mins while i got 6 smokn ones in front of him in a row...end o the day i would have to go to KFC or maccas for a fast food serve of 50 set waves for a session....i rekn he rode 6 waves and made 3 for the whole session...if that floats the boat then goodonya....i thought it floated mine for 20 years until i grabbed the rope...oh we saw a cupl osprey too when we went ayanked 6-8ft island with wash thrus....no paddlers...woulda yanked a cupl at squizza too but there was a cupl guys out....thanks jeff!!
Hows that Jeff small world out there at Gland.(LOL)
Bali looking good this week Iam over there Tuesday to see Bang.
Paddling out to Gland, let alone YB alone, he must have figs the size of watermelons,hats off to this hellman. He deserves a medal.Thats serious shit.