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Thread: Big Bronzie surfcasting of the beach...i did it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicko View Post
    Deer 243,
    I fish for sharks and Spanish mackerel land based also.

    I use a technique called slide baiting. We get out live baits (2-3 kg fish) out up to 100 meters using this technique and specialise gear.

    Originated in Hawaii but perfected by the South Africans for catching big sharks from the beach. All catch and release with the sharks. Mostly whalers also.

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    @Dicko have you any pictures of your set up ? We are lucky here as local beach the sharks will tyake baits couple metres from shore and live baits not needed.
    In Saying that thou wouldnt mine trying it and getting big baits out deeper for the chance of a mako that i hear do come in on some occiasions and maybe get a kingfish of the beach.

    Seen a few set ups on utube also. Normally used to fish for Rays . I was very good at landing very big rays on 7kg, 10kg line. Normally Eagle rays(best fighters) or
    short tail rays and have caught the odd long tail ray.
    Best Eagleray is prob 80lb. Best shortail be around the 200lb mark and had a couple we weighted at 125lb and 160lb

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    Big Bronzie surfcasting of the beach...i did it!!

    Iím working away from home so have limited/ no photos of rigs or gear.

    The rod is a South African made high modulus graphite 3 piece 14 ft. Short butt and set up for overhead reel. Daiwa BG50.

    Rod is rated to cast up to 10-12 oz. Reel has 500 m of 40lb braid and 150 meters of 40lb mono.

    The Mack below was 1.2 meters and really to small for the gear. They grow to almost 2 m and 35kg+.

    Where we fish for Mackís (Fraser Isl) big sharks are common, mostly whalers and tigers.

    Pm me if you want details on rigs, set up etc. There was a good post on the other forum under saltwater fishing by a guy in HB using slides for kingfish.

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    Last edited by Dicko; 02-01-2022 at 02:39 PM.
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