My observations so far???

 my observations so far???

 
so the limit is five nautical miles which stretches to Carnac island and the stragglers and the eastern side of garden island. What are the limitations past garden island must we keep within one mile ony from it or can one venture our further??? If so what is the max depth you can fish in perth due to the limitations? In a way i can understand the limit restriction as it probably prevents young inexperienced riders or poorly maintained jet skis from venturing to Rottnest and beyond in poor conditions?
 
After doing a little reading the bigger the ski the more storage, the more stable the craft will be and the better it will handle in the chop.
 
Jetskis also drift twice as fast as a boat which sounds painfull if you want to drift fish across reefs? How do you overcome this sea anchor or drfiting under motor to slow the drift? And finally has any one tried fishing with really heavy handlines off a ski i've seen quite a few big fish being taken off botom bashing and trolling from less stable craft such as kayaks if you have tried was it a pain in the but?
 
Sorry for all the questions, im an analyst by trade 
 
Cheers old salty
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I always thought the ruling

Tue, 2013-11-26 21:28

I always thought the ruling was 5nm miles from mainland? Or has it changed to islands?
5nm from Point Peron you're looking at about 32m.
Similar at Mindarie.
Ive never noticed the drift being faster than a boat? Usually if the drift is too fast for fishing the weather is too shit to be fishing from a jetski.

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Thats what i thought

Tue, 2013-11-26 21:33

 Yeah , 5nm from the main land. I understand that makes it (aprox) only 1nm west of garden island and you need all the gear, EPIRB , Radio and offshor flares . 

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And Beau will tell you you need

Tue, 2013-11-26 21:47

flares 200m off the beach!!!!

My opinion is if you venture offshore have as much safety gear as you can, and dont skimp because the Rules say so.

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5nm from Point Peron can get

Wed, 2013-11-27 05:58

5nm from Point Peron can get you to the back of the ffb 3.2nm west of Garden Island halfway up the island. If you want to push right to the the limits get some charts or get the Navionics app for smart phones that way you can see exactly where the limits are.

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In saying that ive never gone

Wed, 2013-11-27 06:21

In saying that ive never gone all the way out to ffb, imo you dont really need to, furthest I've been out is probably 1km behind garden Island, few dhuies and snapper to be caught around there

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From January 1, 2014 all

Wed, 2013-11-27 12:38

From January 1, 2014 all skippers navigating more than two nautical miles off the metropolitan coast will need an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).

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Purchased mine this morning,

Wed, 2013-11-27 14:55

Purchased mine this morning, now registered and fitted to the Ski- especially after reading about Beau's misadventure last week on his Ski!

I sincerely hope that I never have to use it!

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Some other answers

Wed, 2013-11-27 16:10

Tried a handline, found the line rubbed against the edge of the Ski (it is a pain in the BUTT, for me anyway), due to the width of the ski and your seat location you have to lean quite hard to get the line to clear the edge. prefer a short rod.

I generally use a drift/sea anchor ( I have a .75m one)

I think the law is 5nm from the mainland and 1nm from an Island. (hence the 2nm gap on your way to Rottos)

I've been out 5nm and the depth varies between 25 - 32 metres.

Best fishing platform is probably the old Yammy SUV's (but it is a 3 cyl, 120HP, 2 stroke) ( 3.85m long, 1.5m wide), 4 seater. (an absolute Tank)

there is also the Seadoo SLR (I think) also a 2 stroke, but 2 cyl, also a 4 seater.

 

If stability is an issue the one of the bolt on pods will be a good option (not cheap).

 

cheers

 

 

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 Good stuff,Thanks to all for

Thu, 2013-11-28 20:49

 Good stuff,

Thanks to all for the replies, if you ever meet up for a fish i'd be interested to meet up afterward and check how you haved decked your skis and what works for you and why. is it possible to buy a sma;ll reef anchor for a ski, I dont recall finding any when i had a yak. I could only findthe foldout style that often used to get caught on reefs. Where do you store your sea anchor psion i suspect on your lap when motorin in betwen drifts.

Having never jumped on a ski i suspect it doesnt take long before you have the hang of it. So what are the mishaps people have had namelly Beau 

Cheers Old Salty

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1 drama I have is when weed

Thu, 2013-11-28 22:18

1 drama I have is when weed gets sucked up through the intake and gets stuck, few times had to jump in and rip it out, its pretty sketchy when you out in 10m of water behind mewstone with a swell rolling in over the reef let alone hearing all these stories about the sharkies aha.

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I had a freak out once doing

Fri, 2013-11-29 06:01

I had a freak out once doing the same thing at the same spot. Jumped in late late arvo and had a feeling come over me like something was watching me quickly got most of it out and Cody had to pull ne onto the ski haha one of the very few times ive had that feeling while in the water

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 Can it ruin the engine if it

Fri, 2013-11-29 07:50

 Can it ruin the engine if it gets sucked right in through the intake?

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This is a link to the anchor

Thu, 2013-11-28 22:43

This is a link to the anchor that I use,as for storage,I put it in the front compartment:

 

http://cooperanchors.com.au/

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In Can.... had some thick

Fri, 2013-11-29 08:22

In Can.... had some thick stuff get sucked up and stopped the whole shaft from goin resulting to no water getting circulated through, then the "heat" alarm went off, but get the big bits out your alright the rest just sucks through.

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Nah it doesnt go into the

Fri, 2013-11-29 09:07

Nah it doesnt go into the engine, it usually just blocks the intake grate on the bottom of the hull. No water entering means no water exiting through the jet which means no power. Like Glen said it causes the ski to overheat but you usually dont go that far, you can feel it as soon as a piece of weed is stuck.
Best way ive found is putting it in reverse and full throttle, then back and forwards through reverse and forward. Usually gets most of it out unless its really blocked

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Front compartment

Fri, 2013-11-29 09:26

My anchors go into the front when I'm traveling to my spot.

when I drift I either put the drift anchor on my lap or just hold it in my hand.

I have a handline spool (large one) to wrap my anchor rope arround when I store or retive it. Just makes it easier.

 

Those Bolt on pods would also be great in keeping you afloat should you take on water. there is a pic of it on here somewhere.

 

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It's bloody crappy weather

Fri, 2013-11-29 11:56

It's bloody crappy weather today for jetski fishing,so I have taken a few pic's for you Old Salty. I wonder how "old" you are,as I will be celebrating the big 60 next year,and loving every minute with the jetski fishing.

Most of the gear/rack I have on the back of the Ski has been transferred from my kayak,so you don't have to go out and buy expensive racks and holders.

I've been using this setup for just over two years now,it hasn't moved,easy to get at the rods,as they are in front of the esky. The bucket on the side is for throwing the squid in that I catch.(less mess)

 

 

 

 

 

I also carry the anchor,spare life jacket and a baler in the front conpartment.

 

 

 

 

Marine radio,rope and spare rod holder up front near the speedo:

 

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Seems like you have got

Fri, 2013-11-29 12:25

Seems like you have got everything you need on your ski, good setup just need the kitchen sink. ;)

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 Man that looks good well

Fri, 2013-11-29 16:08

 Man that looks good well done

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How have the tailor been

Fri, 2013-11-29 16:24

How have the tailor been lately Moking? I got mine back the other day, Yamaha want me to put 10hrs on the engine over the next week(!!) to cook the remaining salt residue in the oil line then get it back to them.
Went for a burn yesterday for just over an hour got absolutely soaked dont think I'll be putting 10hrs on the engine with the current forecast, Yamaha will just have to wait..

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G'Day beau- Yep still getting

Sat, 2013-11-30 06:07

G'Day beau- Yep still getting nice size tailor. Got bitten on the finger last week when trying to remove the lure from the biggest tailor. Made a bloody mess of my finger,

and I was using the plies to remove the lure,but pliers slipped and next chomp down by the tailor was my finger. Won't be doing that again!

Good to read that you have your Ski back.

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Guys dont forget to post your

Fri, 2013-11-29 18:19

Guys dont forget to post your Jetski Fishing photos to the gallery too. To upload a photo click Create Content then Photo. It can be found at the top left of the page under your account name. Then choose your photo and upload it to the JetSki Fishing Fotos album. Your photo will then be displayed as the latest image at the top right of the site until the next photo is uploaded.

 

http://fishwrecked.com/category/image-galleries/jetski-fishing-fotos

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don't forget about the ruling

Fri, 2013-11-29 20:25

don't forget about the ruling on vessel being more than 3.? meters to travel more than 5nm offshore. Hence the reason jetski's can't travel to rotto solo. they are not long enough... think its 3.4 meters from memory but not sure

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Might want to read the first

Fri, 2013-11-29 20:28

Might want to read the first couple comments again..

I think its 3.75m

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And the very first line of

Fri, 2013-11-29 20:29

And the very first line of the original post..

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 Hey Moking, you are twenty

Fri, 2013-11-29 21:11

 Hey Moking, you are twenty years my senior to the year! Thanks for the pics, do you use cut baits I guess one could glue down a big lunch box on the esky lid that could be closed when under motor / in the sun, likewise for a lure box side by side? Come to think of it it wouldnt be too hard to build a whitey box setup?

Out of interested whats the cost for a radio, epirb and flare kit and does the anchor you purchased hold and release well on reef?

Regards,

Old Salty

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