Anzac Mullys

I was able to get away from work a bit early on tuesday arvo and packed the family up to head up the coast for an overnight fish. The weather was awesome but the first few spots we looked at ahd a fair bit of weed so decided to keep looking for a spot were the weed wasnt as bad. We ended up driving for about a kilometer were we found a nice little spot right in the middle of the bay so we parked up got the camp set up and the fire going and had a few beers while we set up the rods. First baits in the water by 7pm we then decide to cook up some grub and sit back and wait for the fish to come. Just after midnight with nothing to show for bait changes every 15mins. I was dozing in my chair when my wife nudged me some reason and I looked up to see my rod bent over and reel screaming. she thought I was seeing things as I had just woken up but I knew if I didnt run I would have lost the fish. Got to my rod and I could feel the head shakes of a good mully, me mate matt came over with the gaff when it was just coming through the shore break and could see a good silver bronze shape in the knee deep water. We waited for the next wave and it was on the beach 12kgs of Mully. 


After a quick high five I had rebaited and walked out to cast and was setting drag just as I was putting the rod in the rod holder it took off in my hands, I yelled out to Matt to come and grab this one as he had not caught a mully before, he was reluctant to take the rod but in the end he took over and proceded to fight the biggest mully for the night at 16.5kgs during the fight the fish crossed over my other rod twice so I decided to bring it in to make sure that he didnt lose his fish, I had just grabbed it out the rod holder and the bloody thing was almost ripped out of my hands and I was on again. This fish was 11kg and was released to fight another day. Matt was a super happy fisho and high 5's all round once his fish hit the beach. 

Matts 16.5kg fisrt ever Mully

Released 11kg Mully

After the mully action things went quiet for about 2hrs until I had a big hit, I fought the fish for a 10mins and had it just behind the shore break when the line went slack, it was a bloody shark and it had bitten me off. We fished for another 1hr after that and decided to get some sleep. The morning was magic and the easterly wind was blowing just enough to send out a ballon. It took about 10 mins to ge the ballon out to where I wanted it and then set the drag and put the rod in the holder and headed up to camp to grab something to eat. The ballon had been sitting for about 10mins when my wife said the ballon had let go and was floating away. I knew that something had taken the bait but had not moved the rod at all, I grabbed the rod and wound up and struck the shark must have been just sitting there chewing on the bait. The fight was very short lived as it was only a small balck tip about 1mtr long. When I got it to the beach we found that it had also hooked it self in the tip of his tail so it really didnt stand a chance and was all but dead. I would have released it but it was in a bad way.

Sorry about the pics we left our camera at home.

All in all a very good anzac day with great friends and few fish to go home with.




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Top trip

Thu, 2012-04-26 13:05

Mate thats a top trip for an over nighter, well done getting your mate onto a fish as well .

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Thu, 2012-04-26 14:18

The mulla's were running hot for you in the middle of the night. Must have been a rush.


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thats insane! sounds like an

Thu, 2012-04-26 14:58

thats insane! sounds like an awsome session. Many people dreaming of an overnighter that is that successful!


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Nice fish mate!!

Thu, 2012-04-26 20:48

Nice fish mate!!

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Well done

Thu, 2012-04-26 21:00

 Nice overnighter

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FARK YEAH killer mulla sesh,

Thu, 2012-04-26 21:32

FARK YEAH killer mulla sesh, how far up were you, past Gero?  


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Close to home

Thu, 2012-04-26 22:26

It was a super hot session.
We were surprisingly close to Perth. We now have this beaut little spot with in an hours drive of home. I think there will be a few more trips coming up with my 2 boys as they want a mully too!

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very well done mate you never

Fri, 2012-04-27 10:32

very well done mate you never have to go far these days to get good fish im loveing metro atm


to fish or not to fish is that even an option?

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Well done

Fri, 2012-04-27 10:45

Well done Kim, some very nice fish there.

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What a session!Gotta be

Fri, 2012-04-27 12:21

What a session!

Gotta be loving that


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n+1 (where n is the number of fishing rods you currently own); or

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What an awesome night. Nice

Fri, 2012-04-27 15:42

What an awesome night. Nice work mate!


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Thats sick as!!!! What an

Sun, 2012-04-29 18:41

Thats sick as!!!! What an epic night!


kill it??? eat it!!!!