Handline bluey

Handline bluey

 Trying to crack the handline/shallow water bluey code, lost a couple that may have been decent, certainly not easy fishing as they know how to find the reef.


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Gees Adam at least supply

Sun, 2023-04-09 18:36

Gees Adam at least supply your better half with a rod .

Well done and a pity about the lost ones. Decent size there. One species we still havnt got on our boat yet


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There a good

Sun, 2023-04-09 18:51

Looking fish

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Good fish

Sun, 2023-04-09 22:03

They do go hard  


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Nice one, Ive had a 100lb

Mon, 2023-04-10 10:08

Nice one, Ive had a 100lb handline in me boat since a job I did in Headland 10 years ago. Kept it in there for release weight and any other emergency that pops up.

Remember baiting it up one night when on anchor during a snapper sesh as felt I was a rod short...first thing to go peeling lol hard work getting that line through the hands when the fish are going nuts.

Good fun.

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Line strength

Mon, 2023-04-10 13:36

 Want to be at least 200lb  handline, --not for strength but for sufficient diameter to get a good grip on. Big ball running sinker right down to the hook and hook size around 8/0.

As soon s you feel the bite you give it all you have, not letting the fish have an inch otherwise you are gogetting your hook and sinker back out of the reef

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 Memories!!Those buggers go

Tue, 2023-04-11 07:27


Those buggers go HARD. 

Started trying to catch them on Rod and gave up. Used what Carnarvonite said and caught a few that way. 

I used small crabs caught under rocks at back beach (they looked like miniature mud crabs but wasnt) and glued the circle onto their backs. Lots of effort but worked OK.


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