Anyone for golf?

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Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:30 pm

As some of you probably know I have a new job , so instead of sitting about with gardeners , tree surgeons and tractor drivers at smoko, I have found myself hanging with people who look after Kiwi, Tuatara , and fish. The smoko conversations are quite different .
Well some are , ....we cover sport , local gossip, music , blah ,blah , then since most of us are fisho's of varying genre, we cover spearfishing , surfcasting , kayak fishing , the weather , and on it goes .
Today however my boss dropped a beauty in the mix .! something I had never thought of , and a good idea in my mind.
We were discussing fishing over shallow foul ground , and my contribution was to use a tennis ball , and thread your trace thru that but Kerry reckoned a golf ball was better, since it neither sinks nor floats . You put a screw eye into it and feed the line thru that . Could be a good stray line trick in the yak,good bit of weight for casting, and that sort of" ambient" weight in the water, a livie on a couple of metres of trace, a whole Pillie or Anchovy.Hmmmm, theres potential there !

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Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:03 pm

All golf balls I've hit into water have sunk so don't think it would work. The older rubber balls may be different story.

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Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:50 am

Yeah, thats the point , they sink ,but at a slower more ambient rate, and bobble about when they get down there, unlike a lead sinker on a stray line.

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Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:02 am

As a young diver in the 80's the club I belonged to use to dive in the springs at Hamaurana golf course to collect golf balls. That was turbulent environment 'dancing sands' etc and balls stayed put so they
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Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:55 pm

I imagine 99.999% of water hazards on courses are fresh, but in salt...
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