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Firstly Hi everone, this is a great looking site you have

But I can't get over the beach, rod holders you have pictured in the background image we use sand spikes and PVC tubes to support our rods on the beach, but they are no longer than 3 feet (we say a metre here)

I am only 5 foot ten I'd never be able to reach the reel

What are you fishing for with them? (just curious).

Anyway guys,,,,,,Great site, hope to see more of it soon

So look us up if you are comming "Down Under"

PS Got your site from Randy Stinchcomb

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Firstly Hi everone, this is a great looking site you have

But I can't get over the beach, rod holders you have pictured in the background image we use sand spikes and PVC tubes to support our rods on the beach, but they are no longer than 3 feet (we say a metre here)

I am only 5 foot ten I'd never be able to reach the reel

What are you fishing for with them? (just curious).

Anyway guys,,,,,,Great site, hope to see more of it soon

So look us up if you are comming "Down Under"

PS Got your site from Randy Stinchcomb

I was going to post a few pics, but apparently I "can't use links" until I have five posts? So you are just going to wait. :angel7:

I can see no way of inserting image without putting the URL (link)

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OOPS

I might have just found a way to load a pic :angel7:

I'll give it a try.

If it works, it shows our beach rod setup.:dontknow:

See I can reach that reel

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Happy to have you here, all the way from Down Under!

We generally fish for Stripers (Striped Bass, Rockfish), Bluefish, Whiting and a few other smaller varieties.

The summer months we play with 2-3 metre sharks after yaking out baits.

That's a beautiful beach you have there!

What is the fish?

We like the taller rod holders to get our lines above the shore break.

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The fish is called a flathead (we effectionately call them "Lizards)

The shot was taken a couple of months ago on one of our local Islands (North Stradbroke Island). We have just filmed a documentary over there, and give us a while to sort out the 120 gigabites of film, then reduce it down to an hour and you should be able to see it on our site with some of the others.

When I get past my five post limit, I will post some pics :dontknow:

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How do ya'll get your baits out? Toss or carry?

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Welcome to the site! Beautiful beach you've got there. :)

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Firstly Hi everone, this is a great looking site you have

But I can't get over the beach, rod holders you have pictured in the background image we use sand spikes and PVC tubes to support our rods on the beach, but they are no longer than 3 feet (we say a metre here)

Another reason we use the taller sand spikes is for when we have a lot of sea grass, helps to keep your line off the breaks where most of the grass is that way you don't end up pulling in 5kg of grass.

Any way nice looking beach, one day I would love to come down under for about a month.

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Yeah, we use rods from 10 foot to about 13 foot long, we cast them out, the surf in that pic is mild, usually about 4 to 6 foot swells, we use sand sinkers that are shaped like a pyramid, which hold in the cross currents until fish are hooked.

Which usually doesn't take all that long here.

We fish for tailor, bream, flathead, jewfish, then on smaller gear we fish whiting, dart, trevelly, etc.

Thirsty work though :evil6:

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That was outside this is inside the bay.

We are on the east coast of Queensland so this is the western side of the Island the beach is on the eastern side,

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Here are a couple of shots of the beach. Up the beach and down the beach plus a pic of the barge we use to get from the mainland to the Island (about 15 kilometres)

Hope I am not annoying you guys over there?

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told you fellas i would get some pics, but that they wouldn't be mine.:dontknow::lol:

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Great pictures!!!! That one with the fish...I am noticing the reel, is it a Penn Squidder?

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G'Day Mates:hello:

nice pics:icon_thumright: keep 'em comming

great seaing how you guys fish, which is alot like us. we use alot of the same gear you all use:happy2:

he guys, check out there site too, it's Fishaholics Fishing Australia News

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Nice pictures! If they ever close beach access here, I'm moving down south.

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Thats great stuff. Thanks for sharing. :)

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Great pictures!!!! That one with the fish...I am noticing the reel, is it a Penn Squidder?

No it's an ABU 7000 original Sweedish Model (not garcia)

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Can one of you guys send me a pic of the beach rod holders you use over there. thumbsupgif-1.jpg You can post it on Fishaholics forum or just post it here, and I'll move it over (down under) Mastergif-1.jpg I'd like to show our members the setup you use. shockedgif-1.jpg

We do have a bit of problems with weed in the surf occasionally, but not often, perhaps we don't have the same vegitation or weed system you have over there, scratchgif-1.jpg I've heard you guys in America have bigger and better than everywhere else punishgif-1.jpg perhaps your weeds are bigger and bader than ours suicidegif-1.jpg

Anyway If I could get someone to post a pic somewhere I'd really like to take a look at that gear. drinksgif-1.jpg

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PS I hope you don't mind me using my own avatars stirergif-1.jpg

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KC, I think someone on here should have some good pics.....Sam, Sam?? you have some 8'ers, right?

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This sand spike is make out of a 10 foot PVC pipe cut in half

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This spike Sam made with some angle iron and about a 1 foot pipe welded to it

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You say that you use pyement sinkers, a lot of people use these they are call frog tounges and hold I think better then others

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Great pics, David. I was looking for one with my full sand spike in the picture and I couldn't find one... And you had one with me holding a skate.. Perfect!:icon_thumright:

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Great pics, David. I was looking for one with my full sand spike in the picture and I couldn't find one... And you had one with me holding a skate.. Perfect!:icon_thumright:

I gave you a shot at finding one first, one pic wth a Big 'Un:evil6:

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Welcome aboard!!!! I was down in your neck of the world for about a month back in the spring of 95 was in Perth and Sydney I love your country!!!!!!! When I finally get fed up with our politics I am becoming an ex-pat and moving down under!!!!!

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Great pictures!!!! That one with the fish...I am noticing the reel, is it a Penn Squidder?

Good stuff guys

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