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#1 RX3-BOi

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 10:32 PM

hey all i'm a newbie to the floundering and squid world.. i spearfish quite often but i wanna start floundering..

basically i'd like to know what you need.

i know you need a light.. where can you get these and can you make them yourself.. also what spear.. would a speargun be useful?

any info would be much appreciated


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Posted 25 February 2004 - 07:48 AM

Hi,

you can pick up a light for ~$55 from any fishing tackle store. I got one for an uncle from JVMarine a few weeks ago for $55. They also had a halogen globe type, anyone used these??

spears/spearguns has been covered in here before, have a read and you'll find a heap of info that should help you out :woot:

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:22 AM

hey

thanks for that i'll look at getting one this week. hopefully you guys oprganise another big floundering trip in vic

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 06:08 AM

It took me 1~2 trips until i sorted out my equipment etc, after that i would rock up to the location and get stuck into it :woot:

A tip for when there is a bit of a ripple on the surface and makes seeing the bottom difficult, have a small bottle of cooking oil and a stick with you, dip the stick in the bottle and flick the oil out in front of you. The surface tension of the water changes and the ripples will reduce dramatically helping you spot those flounder much easier :D

My dad takes a few olives with him, eats the olive, spits out the pip and achieves the same result as the stick and oil trick :woot:

Anyway good luck!

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 07:43 AM

hi pat, yes we will go out again floundering soon. :cry:
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#6 RX3-BOi

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 08:51 AM

hey guys thanks for the tips. espescially the oil one just tried it on my fish pond in the back yard :D
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 01:06 PM

Hi guys, here is a photo of my floundering setup, with new stubby holder attachment :P

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 04:36 PM

Jazman thats one pimpin rig setup you got going there....is there a better resolution photo somewhere. I wanna get some ideas for my setup. i'm guessing one side is for the fish and one for the battery???

I tend to find i'm carrying so much crap!! would be good to have a setup like that!

how do you keep it afloat??
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 05:52 PM

Yeah I'll try and get you a better pic, I shrunk this one to fit it on the page.
One side for the fish, one side for the battery, and never to be mixed up (the fish side gets a bit stinky sometimes). Having a float sure beats lugging stuff on your back, and you can carry a lot more stuff 'just in case' like a torch, beer, smokes etc etc :ink
It's really pretty simple to make a float like this, it's two 25 litre plastic jerry cans on their sides, with one side cut away, and with thick PVC pipe around the outside, sealed so it's airtight. The pipe acts to keep the jerry cans together and is sortof like a life jacket to keep the whole thing afloat.
I've only sunk it once, but that night there were big waves breaking over it, and it didn't sink until the cans were pretty much full, so it's seaworthy. That night I learned that if you put a 12v battery underwater bubbles come off the terminals :P
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:54 PM

i was thinking of buying one of those rubber boats. you can get for $60 and just divide ###### in there to store the different stuff..

cheers for the pic jaz.. must get out with you's seeing that i've got my licence n car now
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Posted 06 October 2004 - 10:20 AM

That looks awesome Jazman. All we use is a tub with a tyre tube, and just put the battery and net in there and just chuck the fish in around them........One person has the tub tied to their waist with rope and they hold the light, while the other person (or two) carry spears. We usually refuse to go without at least 3 people......
Another thing is to leave a light on shore where you want to get back to - where we do it, there are no other lights in sight, so its hard to find where you want to get back to - we ended up in the wrong area last time we went, as our battery went flat!!
Not much fun!!
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Posted 06 October 2004 - 03:10 PM

Here's a bigger pic of my float

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 06:20 PM

Thanks for the big picz Jaz.

My setup is a laundry basket with a floating noodle wrapped around it, those long foam sticks you use for the pool. cost like 3 buks at kmart.

i carry my battery on my back, its a little motor cycle battery and prolly doesnt last as long as the car batteries.

I try to net my flounder so to keep them alive and fresh longer...i also prefer them without holes ;)

i find that when netting the flounder just sit there...i put the net right in front of his head and kick him...and he runs into my net...voila...live flounder...no holes, lol
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 06:50 PM

i have move the posts about the flounder trip into a separate thread -

http://www.squidfish...p?showtopic=530

cheers, glen
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