Good to see you out and about again Dave, hope you can nail a big bream just for the satisfaction.
By coincidance I was watching Fishing WA yesterday and they were catching herring on a wide gape hook with about 3" of green plastic tube on the line and no bait, about 4' above the hook was a berley float thingo stuffed with bran etc, just cast and after a pause just retrieved and the fish struck...they looked like they would make a great live bait as well
Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.