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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:56 am Post subject: helium balloning
Went for a quick flick at east point early this morning. As usual got nothing. But had a chat to a fella ballon fishing of the point. He had a large party ballon filled with helium with about 20 or so meters of line tied to a smaller second ballon which was attached to a trace with a garfish bait. He was using the helium ballon to tow his line and smaller ballon ( which had no helium in it) out. He had it out an impresive distance out @ 200m+. Didnt stick around to see if he was succesful so dont know how he went but very impressed with the distance he was getting. It looked a bit complicated rig but he seemed to know what he was doing He told me he uses this rig in WA a lot. The helium was in a bottle that cost @ $70 to refill Anyone else tried this around darwin?
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:33 pm Post subject: Re: helium balloning
Not here in the NT but in NW west aus we did of the beaches on a station down from Coral Bay,chasing mackeral.Using deep spool Alvey rods with 1 klm of 50lb mono connected too 10ft GH 14 8 wrap 50lb custom Rock fishing rods (used for kingies and the like off Sth WA),couldn`t cast em too save your life,but man they had some go in em (the rods).Worst thing was never caught any macks,you`d have 250 mtrs out and by the time you'd bring in a fish you`d be left with heads or generally nothing due too the men in grey suits.
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:00 pm Post subject: Re: helium balloning
gas balloning is great fun also done many hours at steep point its good when you only live 5 hours drive from steep point pretty exciting watching huge macks and tuna smash your bait when its flying 20ft in the air my best so far at steep is a 32kg yellow fin tuna many 30kg plus macks and lost a few sails
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