Hi fellow fisher folk, just a short note to introduce myself. long time reader first time contributor.  now i've got my baby (610 trailblazer from the good people at trailcraft)  i'm hoping to be able to get out amongst fish like i've seen posted on here.  still working on going out miles yet, 5 fathom is as far as i've got so far and no gps so a bit hit and miss but all good fun eh, plus it's my first boat and it didn't come with sea legs lol.  this site rocks so hopefully i will have some pics to show soon. see you out there.

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Welcome to the site steve

Thu, 2007-12-06 19:37

looks like your from my neck of the woods I'm in Wellard If you like over the next couple of weeks I hope to get out your welcome to come along I'll keep you posted when I do

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Thu, 2007-12-06 21:10

Thanks for the welcome fellas. I'd like to take you up on your offer Fishy, just gonna be tied up with work for the next couple of weeks.  Got a couple of weeks off over chrissy so if your heading out some time then we could be on.   Tried to post a pic of the boat but not very computer savvy, might have to get my 14 yr old to help me. That's gonna hurt lol. Yes i am local,  in Calista

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welcome Steve,Mate have the

Thu, 2007-12-06 21:26

welcome Steve,

Mate have the same boat myself (well 595 3 years old) handles well, I recon. So hope your fishin goes well too mate. have huge range with the 250l tank. So when the sea legs come mate get into the fish out there. You'll love it, well when you get the feel for it.

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Thu, 2007-12-06 21:29

G'Day Steve and Welcome to the site. Good to see another SOR fisho onboard.
If you get stuck with anything let Adam, Andy Mac or myself know and we will try help you out.

Also where have you been launching from Pt Peron or Woodies?

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"G'Day Steve and Welcome to

Thu, 2007-12-06 21:35

"G'Day Steve and Welcome to the site. Good to see another SOR fisho onboard."

Yep your gonna need as many as you can get for the Next NOR vs SOR event, we want a bit more competition! 


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Thanks again.

Thu, 2007-12-06 22:04

Thanks again for the warm welcome.  Yeah Deegs she handles ok, haven't tested the range yet but the 140 on the back pushes her along quite nicely.  Tim have been launching from Pt. Peron it's closest and the facilities are pretty good there.  Dean we might be in with a chance if the target fish are herring and squid lol.                

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Thu, 2007-12-06 21:50

gidday steve

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Well steve, we all start

Thu, 2007-12-06 22:12

Well steve, we all start somewhere.  Was a while before we started to find fish, but I'm sure some SOR people will help you out with general Directions.  Heard that South/west bank can fish good for mackies at the right time and further west of there you can start to find some good ground.
Other than that five fathom can fish good for pinks and dhuies if you know where to go or anchor and burley.  South/west Rotto has some good spots but is probably heavily fished, went out with an angling club boat in that direction and did well on different species.

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Welcome steve

Fri, 2007-12-07 05:28

You have come to a great site///////// INJOY M8
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Welcome Aboard

Fri, 2007-12-07 07:02

G'Day Steve!

Welcome aboard matey. I'm south of the river too. VERY south though - Mount Barker - not much fishing water here - so we head out of Albany.

'The Five' can certainley be productive, just look around. You can always take bearings off identifying markers on your horizon. Caught plenty of fish off 'The Five' - good on the outside for trolling skirts etc and getting the lil 'Tna Song' on the reels. (Just look for 'bird sign' on the right day).

There's a unique combination of ample knowledge and a wilingness to unjudgementally help in here - so you'll be well looked after.

Tight Lines!


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Fri, 2007-12-07 08:12

Hiya Steve,

Looks like the gang have got the welcome mat out. :) If you have any difficulties with the site then don't hesitate to ask. Look foward to seeing a few pics and reading a few stories of how the new tub goes.



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Hi Steve

Fri, 2007-12-07 10:27

You will enjoy this site and get some great info. I don't own a boat unfortunately, but there a lot of people here who do who can help with some great info. All the best Colin Hay


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hey mate

Fri, 2007-12-07 16:54

hey steve im south of river in port kennedy. im pretty sure i can help ya out with a tag alongs for a few tris get ya confidence up. keep an eye out and an ear out. my boats the quintrex with the sound sytem form hell. ha ha ha got to love it. i treat my 5m boat like an 8m i go a fair way out on the good days. you dont have to go too much further out behind the five to find ground mate. im sure we can help ya out. sea legs come with time.