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 Posted: Tue Jul 8th, 2014 02:31 pm
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In the back of my mind I had a similar tactic up my sleeve.....glad it works......still not keen to try it though!!

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 Posted: Tue Jul 8th, 2014 06:35 pm
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Enigma wrote: Been doing it a while and have learnt how to break the big line suck in the rocks.

Solution.

Get 20-30m back from the water.

Put the rod down or give to an assistant to hold the rod.

Walk forward to where you have a secure foothold and the line has a clear path into the water.

Wrap the line around your hips (hold it either side of you and wrap yourself into it) Make sure the lines don't cross or they will cut themselves off.

Walk backward, looking at the ocean, pull the line till it becomes "DEAD" ie you can feel there is no stretch.

Now sit down onto your haunches and the line will pop.

Never try using the rod and reel to do it............ let Sunil/Leon and Jo do it on the Island for 30min before sharing the trick.

They got their swimbait trace, a windon, a heap of 0,55mm lines and a slide sinker back doing it like that.

 

Thanks for sharing Craig. Got 0.8mm stuck on the kite only once and Zola did the same to pop it. Must have got the tip from you.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 12th, 2014 11:46 am
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The first time I went kiting I got stuck with only 0.7mm xx rainbow line, brand new line and i tried to snap it well if it wasn't for Craigs advise I dunno how else I would have done it, the line did snap eventually but that line was as tight as hell before it broke. When it broke I went backwards into the bush due to the line now having zero stretch. new 0.8mm line in good nick must be scary to snap off,eish.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 12th, 2014 03:44 pm
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We operate in style.......

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 Posted: Sat Jul 12th, 2014 10:44 pm
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nice idea

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 Posted: Sat Jul 12th, 2014 11:56 pm
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awesome catch man thanks for sharing

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 Posted: Mon Jul 14th, 2014 10:47 pm
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Brilliant,congrats all-round.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2014 09:49 am
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Great looking fish ! I wonder how heavy is it ?

Fellows, can you drop a line of advise how select a right sinker when taking the bait offshore with a kite ?

I put 3oz star sinker, but the current would carry my bait along the beach still.

I'm after edible fishes and my gear is not for sharks.


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 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2014 11:55 am
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With a shark bait we put a 6oz Grapnel (minimum) and depending on the wash and currents will go up to 10oz with long wires.

Even if it is for edibles I would recommend looking at a 5-7oz Grapnel weight. The reason for this is the wash and it's pull on the line which will dislodge your 3oz and even more so with it not being a Grapnel weight.

The Blackfin Greg caught in this thread is around the 100kg Mark

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 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2014 03:27 pm
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Thanks Enigma.
I'll buy bottle sinkers and make them into the grapnel sinkers.
The "weed eater" sinkers could an easier to make and I'm keen to try them as well.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2014 03:31 pm
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Awesome fish Noweeds. Next time give me a call and I will help gladly.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2014 03:40 pm
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The Grapnel just works better. You can use the weedeater mold or the other and use 2.4mm bailing wire wich is soft enough to bend by hand and they make and awesome grapnel, that is for the kite, I'd still recommend using Stainless Steel wire of 1.6-2.4mm for the Casting grapnels.

The kite dropped baits are usually if not always behind the breakers so the bailing wire suffices, casting into the breakers is a completely different story.

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 Posted: Sun Jul 20th, 2014 06:02 pm
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Dropped some more baits today.... First one the ratchet literally made two clicks then nothing, the current was screaming after the massive sea yesterday so thought nothing of it.....reeled in to find the 250lb steel bitten off.......

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 Posted: Sun Jul 20th, 2014 06:32 pm
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Next bait....... On!
Had some backup this time so decided to test the tackle a little more...... I never took the drag past strike though......still this fish fought like it had run into a brick wall!! 96kilos.... 45min

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 Posted: Mon Jul 21st, 2014 08:46 am
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Beautiful fish Greg.

Maybe next time the one that chewed the steel will stay connected and test the drag a bit more.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 21st, 2014 10:10 am
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^^..^^..

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 Posted: Mon Jul 21st, 2014 12:17 pm
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Also don't mid the comments on Facebook about the gloves, they haven't had to hold onto a rig like that with that type of drag.....

No callouses then but Blood Blisters or deep braid cuts with no gloves and besides, makes using a windon to land a fish a lot easier with gloves.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 21st, 2014 12:27 pm
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Ja the braid with no gloves eats your hands.........it would only take one small loss of concentration and you could properly hurt yourself.
I don't even bother to grab the leader, just wind it two turns onto the reel, lock the drag and use the rod as a gaff. Must say it is nice having a slipway to land the fish on at this spot......makes it so easy (once you get them there!!).

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 Posted: Mon Jul 21st, 2014 12:37 pm
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Nice fish ! That looks like a yellowtail head ?

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 Posted: Mon Jul 21st, 2014 12:50 pm
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Correct.....

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