Boy's First Banger

Took the old man and my boy Lachie out today with a plan to hit the 40's. The swell and chop were running 45 degrees at each other which made it a bit bumpy but were able to push out at 24kn with a bit of groaning from the old boy.

Wanted to give the jigs a crack today and hooked up on my third crank and Lachie was onto me like a hawk and I reluctantly handed over my TypeJ but it spat the hooks after he gave it too much slack. He caught a baby blackarse and then went very quiet and the poor kid threw up 3 times and after the 3rd one I drove back to the 30s to get him some fresh air and hit a spot in 26m.

Bloody hard fishing and we got a couple of good hits but Lachie was moaning so I told him 1 more drift and chucked a whole squid on my drift bait rig and as we went over the ground it bent in half. Lachie miraculously came back to life and I was again handing the rod over and the fish went off like a cracker peeling line off and pulling the rod tip into the water so I gave him a hand keeping the pressure on and after a decent fight it began to surface 10m from the boat and he was already hooting when he saw it. Gaffed him in and you can see the joy on his face. Not bad bagging a 63cm banger just shy of your 10th birthday on a PE2 setup after being close to death!

The old boy bagged a 43cm blackarse on the next 'last drift' and last drifts 3 and 4 were getting uncomfortable in the strengthening wind so he headed in fairly satisfied.

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Nice work there Dad !

Sat, 2020-01-25 15:26

Now that he's of age. Did you make him clean the boat and catch whilst you're supervising drinking a beer ?  

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He's getting a filleting

Sat, 2020-01-25 20:07

He's getting a filleting knife for his birthday 

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 Good onya Lachie!

Sat, 2020-01-25 17:19

 Good onya Lachie!

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Great going Lachie

Sat, 2020-01-25 17:52

That picture is worth ten thousand words

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Nice work

Sat, 2020-01-25 19:04

 Nice work snowman.

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Hooked....

Sun, 2020-01-26 04:35

....for life 

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 Nothing like a hooked fish

Sun, 2020-01-26 07:16

 Nothing like a hooked fish to take the mind off throwing up 

Good stuff.

 

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 Your description of the day

Sun, 2020-01-26 08:30

 Your description of the day was as good as the catch, well done Lachie and to you all it would not have been a comfy day.

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The Smile

Sun, 2020-01-26 08:37

 

The smile says it all Frosty

Well done for getting him out there

And well done to Lachie

At least now you have someone in the family that catch Dhuies 

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I don't mind being outfished

Tue, 2020-01-28 15:11

I don't mind being outfished so long as they end up in the same freezer Skull 

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Copy

Tue, 2020-01-28 20:54

 Copy that Jack

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Awesome, well done team

Sun, 2020-01-26 18:29

Awesome, well done team Frosty!

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 Well done to all on board.

Sun, 2020-01-26 19:43

 Well done to all on board. Great way to start with a banger of perfect eating size. Def wouldn't knock the blackness either. Top effort Lochie

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