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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Old school fishing.

Haven't posted on here for a while mainly due to not doing much fishing due to work, family and other inconveniences in life.
I have been able to get down to my local beach spot over the last couple of spring tide and have got plenty of small queenies and trevs on slices and jigs early in the morning.
I have also managed to get a couple a couple of nice blue salmon which put up a great fight on light spin gear.
Yesterday decided to do something a bit different and dig out my old surf rod and alvey
Went down at first light hoping to get a salmon ar two, but would have been happy with a shark or something just to have some fun with the outfit
Set it up with a paternosta rig with a bit of stripey fillet on the top hook and some squid on the lower and sent it out.
I put it in the rod holder then went to have a flick with the light spin gear.
As what usually happens as soon as i had the other rod out the alvey starts running.
I picked up the surf rod and tried to put the spin gear in the rod holder when the alvey which has no drag or antireverse near took my thumb off whith a blistering run.
Started playing the fish using my palm as a drag and after about 10 mins had the fish near the beach.
Was expecting a shark or shovelnose to appear but was pleasantly surprised when a good sized trevaly came ashore.
The fish went 75 to the fork of the tail and was a solid fat fish. 8)
Pretty chuffed to get that fish as it gave me a great fight on the old outfit.
Had a few more baits go off over the next hour and eventually landed a small reef shark.
Plenty of birds working a big school of fish just offshore but as usual outside casting range.
Called it quits not long after the tide turned.
I have had this rod and reel for well over 35 years and always enjoy using it,use to catch heaps of salmon down south at Locs well and Sharinga and chase snapper with it around Whyalla of the rocks,
The lack of drag and anti reverse make for some intresting times when I hook a large shark or ray.
The reel is an Alvey 700 surf champion with 20 lb platypus pretest matched to a 4m custom Super Stick hot shot fiberglass rod.
I will have to get this outfit out more often as it is a great fun way to fish
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

Yew good fish John. Gotta be happy with that!


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

Good effort congats on yr trev that's a good effort even on state of the art gear LB..... :applause:

2 yrs ago I went out with the intention of getting a nice barra on my grandpa's rod: solid glass over a mitchell 301A ( previously used in Victoria for redfin, trout and the odd carp with 6 or 10lb mono.)

Well.... I rigged it up with some 40lb fins :D and against my better judgement I deployed a live tarpon about 20cm into a favourite snag, it wasn't long before I was hooked up onto a soild fish.. the noises coming off it under load were unbelievably bad :shock: as its drag consisted of a spring metal plate against the spool..... no doubt state of the art technology back then but I managed to land a good 70cm barra on it once again proving that all the gear and no idea is the way most anglers roll these days.. .. :rofl:

On a side note this reel now runs a set of erskine carbon drag washers now. .. but still is a good asset to my collection of rods and reels I've got over the years :drinking8:


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

Great fish John and good to see a post from you ,been a while . :mrgreen:

I passed on my old Aveys to the Nephew a few years ago , miss them when I see one being used up here :catch:

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

Good on ya john.. Well done.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

Nice rod and reel good to see. Shame about the stinking trevally.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

nice fish John, glad that photo turned out okay. About 5 mins after you left, I started getting a few bites. A few smaller trevally came in - missed a couple but managed to land two around the 40cm mark - nowhere near as large as the ones you caught, but still fight well for their size.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

good stuff, not sure if I miss loosing the paint from the knuckles on big runs


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

Good to see the Alvey dream kept alive in Darwin :mrgreen:

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

Thanks for the replies guys.
As I said haven't posted much lately but will try and and get more up.
Cheers for takin the pics souva good to see you got a few.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

Found an old school beer can down at the Adelaide river when i was fishing the other day. Pretty good nick for its age unlike a lot of the older steel cans.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Old school fishing.

They were great tasting too until they made em a purple can. Smart marketing stuffed that right up.


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