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by tootr
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7239
Views: 1160046

Re: Just general surfing stuff

What have you got for a fatty?

Asking for thud.
by tootr
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7239
Views: 1160046

Re: Just general surfing stuff

So what’s for sale anyways?
by tootr
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7239
Views: 1160046

Re: Just general surfing stuff

That would work, still be a PITA. The only other option to avoid the gumtree time waste is take ‘em to a board shop and put them on consignment.
by tootr
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423858

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

I’m not saying what you infer cranked. There are also implications for other species if the balance of apex predators gets out of whack. I am saying there is a high probability there will be increasing “interactions” (to use the euphemism), with bigger animals, in coming years. Or in plain terms, an...
by tootr
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423858

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

#2 That’s basically my thinking - after following the program since the get go, generally out of interest. There’s a lot more to than anyone thought, they reproduce and grow faster than thought, and in a couple of years those 2.5 m average size will be 3m plus and switching to larger prey than fish ...
by tootr
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423858

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

@ alakaboo, in the context of what you said above, what are the ‘political’ consequences?
Not pissing off the ‘huggers’?
Playing down the rapidly increasing numbers?
Not scaring tourists?
by tootr
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423858

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m down with all the research bit, it’s the information bit that is lacking. It has been during the entire program.
by tootr
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423858

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Another thing, everything they write is framed around ‘improving conservation efforts’. Protection was enacted in 1998. What the fcuk else can you do? The program was funded (by the taxpayer) not specifically to write a bunch of papers. Sean Doherty touched on that here; https://www.coastalwatch.com...
by tootr
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423858

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

No problem. Glad you mentioned the question that had been asked by many since the start of the program - do the receivers identify individuals? This had only been confirmed recently, as is multiple hookings of the same animal. For some time it’s been thought they they’re keeping some things to thems...
by tootr
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423858

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

A new scientific paper!
Some very interesting observations.
Very interesting what’s not mentioned too.
Draw your own conclusions

https://www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m653p167.pdf
by tootr
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 2134
Views: 423858

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

^^ they’re a bit more forthcoming with information than the NSW DPI.
by tootr
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 7239
Views: 1160046

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Got out for a quick one then the wind cruelled it.
Not big but a bit of punch and line after line after line coming through.
by tootr
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Look at Me Now headland
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: Look at Me Now headland

I’ve fished the southern part for some years on/off, in a tiny tinny.
My bro has a 5m Savage side console, we won’t be going outside with 4 young kids onboard, but might well put out a few big baits in the channel and see what we can scare up.
by tootr
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Look at Me Now headland
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: Look at Me Now headland

Pro tip: on the toboggan wait as long as you can at the top to allow maximum room from the slow coach tourist in front so you don’t have to hit the brakes until the very end.

As for me I’ve got a week of boating/fishing on Lake Mac coming up.
by tootr
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: La Nina 20/21
Replies: 54
Views: 6467

Re: La Nina 20/21

Saw a spot on ABC news from Northern Territory weather person - expecting an “early” monsoon and a long season of very unsettled weather.
by tootr
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Look at Me Now headland
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: Look at Me Now headland

Another quality point or two would certainly be nice. Plenty of sheltered (smaller) options if the winds are funky, but no, might have to drive an hour as wyre implies.
by tootr
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Look at Me Now headland
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: Look at Me Now headland

I’m the last guy to ask about jewfishing.
On either of those headlands at Emerald and LAMN surely there’s some hanging about.
I do know there’s still tailor and lots of rat kings.
For fun with the kiddies try the creeks/sandflats, plenty of flatties/whiting etc.
by tootr
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Look at Me Now headland
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: Look at Me Now headland

How’s the long range swell forecast?
I’d bring a longboard, fishy thingy and something that will cater to punchy A frames.
You’ve got a handful of backbeach options when the NE blows up.
And fishing gear of course.