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    Back on the Snapper now.

    First Biggie of the season.

     

    Weighed in at 10 kilos / 22 lb.

     

    Fought like a horse!

     

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    Hot out there - phew!!

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    hi tyke where did u caught that?

     

    It's a spot way down south and far out. You need good weather to get there.

    Bit of a secret actually:wink::wink:

     

    It's knowing when to fish it as well.

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    It's a spot way down south and far out. You need good weather to get there.

    Bit of a secret actually:wink::wink:

     

    It's knowing when to fish it as well.

     

    Oi!!!

     

     

    Here she is in the tub................Messy as I had to gaff hook her in,net not big enough.

     

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    can hubby go with you when u go fishing next?

     

    Got a list to work through.

    If I am short of a crewie I'll give you a shout.

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    can hubby go with you when u go fishing next?

     

    I'll just add this Jane - not picking on you at all,just gives me the opportunity to say this out in public.

     

    I did at one time take a LOT of people out fishing with me.

     

    It give me real pleasure to share my knowledge and see the excitement on people's faces.

    I would be under pressure to catch plenty of fish as I had people onboard.

    Not very often that you get a massive haul though - I think some people think it is easy.

    I can spend many a fishless trip doing research / scouting .

     

    It's a very expensive to run a boat.

     

    My boat at best averages 2 Kilometers per liter, some trips can be 120 k's

     

    Plus maintenance which is not cheap - reckon on parts / servicing and replacements I spend $3000 per year.

     

    Registration (road tax) - on car / boat and trailer = $1000 per year.

     

    Ramp / launching fees = $8 a time

     

    Baits and berley - try and catch as much bait as I can but I never win.

     

    My time prepping the boat , washing down after / filleting.

     

    I still feel cheeky even suggesting that folk chip in to the running costs but it's only fair.

     

    I've had so many people just take it all for granted - might buy a coffee on the way out and stuff.

     

    My mate had one "passenger" say "I am not chipping in today as we did not catch any fish"!!!! - Needless to say this person has never gone out on a boat in my fishing fraternity again !!

     

    BOAT stands for Bring Out Another Thousand.

     

    Charter fishing ranges from $200 to $1000 per day - Chipping in on my tub is normally $50 - $80 depending on where we go.

     

    Yep, you have to be really careful with information regarding where you catch fish.

    A friend and I "slipped up" on purpose about an area in a local fishing forum and for weeks the spot was packed!!! ( never have we caught a fish there).

    GPS phones are now a pain as well - not suprising may boat owners ask crewies to switch off their phones!

     

    Some of my knowledge comes from some very trusting and generous locals - some from my own research and hours scouting.

    None of it given away freely though.

     

    I have a select few friends who I socialise with as well, they always chip in at the end of a trip.

    Also I know them and how they react.

     

    It can also be very dangerous out there as well - had a few close calls and "interesting times" - Ratters was with me on one of those moments - that was some squall!!!!!

    On this last trip I narrowly missed what I think was a semi submerged fridge - I clipped it with the stern and loss a valuable piece of equipment - but still here to tell the tale.

     

    Even had requests like " Oh my Father in Law is over on holiday" , he loves fishing,could you take him out" - 3 times from 3 separate people:arghh:

     

     

    Once again Jane - not having a go at you but my charitable side is shrinking.

    Had a few cluckheads recently.

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    Was indeed and never caught a fish, but loved the early start and the holding on to return safely..

    i would never think of going out on a blokes boat and not chipping in, it's rude not to!

    good on your tyke, say it how it is my friend..

    hope the new house is all you wanted..

    stay safe and keep those spots secret..:-)

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    It's boating etiquette that's all :wink:

     

    Loving the new place. Different living in "suburbia" - have some great neighbors,feel very lucky :biggrin:

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    Good to hear have a good christmas and regards to the family...

     

    Back to you and yours.

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    You fancy popping out with me on mine Tyke to show me the ropes ?

     

    Yep,need to make a time. Do you get time off during the week??

    It will be a lot quieter on the ramps.

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    I'm off next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

     

    I'll look at the weather and be in touch.

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    Guest Damien
    Remember mines not as big as yours.

     

    It's not the size it's what you do with it ;) I left the tub on the drive and took the kayak out on Wednesday for less than an hour. Had 6 snook to 67cm and a big flathead - all on soft plastics. Was ace! My first time using plastics, reckon I might get hooked..... And I'm not even going to mention the KGW I've caught from the jetty...bugger just did.

     

    And I fully agree with Tyke, running a boat costs an absolute fortune (don't tell the mrs).

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    Remember mines not as big as yours.

     

    Could you PM me your boat model / details I'll read up about her.

     

    Also have you got the full safety kit - and have you a gps / fishfinder??

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    Sent you a PM mate. Yet got all the kit. Came with a fish finder and I've bought and fitted a gps and radio. Got all the safety kit now as well.

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    I'm so jealous of you two!

     

    Catching anything from the Blackpool coastline is dangerous! You don't know whether its fish or human sometimes!!!!!

     

    Enjoy your day out guys - tight lines.

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    Cheers for taking the time to take me out to christen my boat today Tyke and show me the ropes. Much appreciated mate :)

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    Cheers for taking the time to take me out to christen my boat today Tyke and show me the ropes. Much appreciated mate :)

     

    A pleasure,good day for it.

    You have a nice boat there - it will be great fun on the river - sure you will be wake boarding!!:smile:

     

    Many happy times ahead!

     

    PS, I left my mooring rope in your boat. I'll let you know when I need it and swing by.

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