New to fishing in bunno.

Gday well im pretty new to fishing all together really i have a beach rod but am looking to upgrade it as its seen better days wondering what would a good starting rod an reel be something thats good enough to get me out passed the surf and strong enough for tailor/salmon/mulloway. Ive fished down at buffalo and got a tailor and some small whiting just wondering wether there was anywhere around this way worth fishing at or should i make the drive down south and if so whereabouts to head? and what kind of a rig do the fish tend to favour? atm im using 3 ganghooks on a 10cm wire trace with a 3 ounce star sinker on another trace further up the line and it seemed to go ok but think the tailor wernt all to keen on the wire trace oh and im always looking for a fishing buddy if anyone else is! thanks in advance for any help


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12ft ozflex - shimanobaitrunner 6500 - 10kg mono

Sun, 2009-05-17 21:25

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go see Mark (big red) at gotone

Mon, 2009-05-18 08:43

he will point you in the right direction

there is also a fishwrecked crew BBQ this saturday (at my place) if you are interested in meeting some fellow members.

welcome to the site, plenty of good people on board.





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Gday and welcome. There are

Mon, 2009-05-18 15:25

Gday and welcome. There are a few crew on here from bunbury. I dont do alot of beach fishing but a 650c Alvey sidecast with a 5144 12ft rod and 25lb line should get you out of trouble. A light rod is also handy for some smaller species.



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Hi Ya Couldn't

Mon, 2009-05-18 15:36

The first thing you should do is get rid of the wire - unless you are only chasing sharks.

Try using a good quality mono leader of about 40 lb breaking strain. That should handle just about anyhting you will tangle with - even a lot of sharks.

Back that up with 10 to 15 kilo braid as your main line.

If you are fishing the beaches, try using a beach paternoster rig with ganged hooks. If there is a decent surf or current running use a star sinker or an impact sinker. If there is weed or rocks around use a spoon sinker or a small snapper lead.

The best tip I can give you is to try casting unwewighted mulies if there is no wind and a small surf. Quite often that will make the difference when the fish aren't biting.

Get the best bait you can and always use burley.

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Thanks for the tips guys ill

Mon, 2009-05-18 16:27

Thanks for the tips guys ill head into got one and see mark see if he cant help me finding a combo that will work well for me and yeh might give the wire trace a rest and try some of that mono line not to sure about the alvey have ehard they are quite hard to use? but we will see once again thanks a heap for all the help!


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Alveys are dead easy

Mon, 2009-05-18 18:55

very basic but bulletproof reel. I purchased mine back in the early 80's and it still performs. you can simply drop them in the sand and then wash them in the surf.

bugger all gears and you just use your palm as a drag.

need a special type of rod though but once again very easy to use.

Mark at gotone has a range of gear, and just tell him you are a member and that Hawthorn suc...ha ha



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haha hawthorne do suck but

Mon, 2009-05-18 19:15

haha hawthorne do suck but :P


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