Cervantes Long Weekend

Been a while since spending a long weekend up in Cervantes. Mainly due to poor weather conditions. 

Got out over the weekend finally and what wonderful weather it was. Came home with something close to 20kg each of premium fillets, primarily Dhu, Baldchin and Greyband. (2 boats). Stock that freezer before the Ban. 

Each day we found schools of Dhus ranging from 60-80cm, last day though mates found school of dhu's all over 10kg+. Couldn't find the big male though (perhaps next time).
No Deep drop marks off Cervantes i went to venture the deep and managed to find a school of dhus on the way out only 5k from southern passage in a barren wasteland, columned up 15m high. Absolute magic...had a play them as nothing massive then continued out. 
Found a school of greyband after a couple of hours of hunting. Amongst them I pulled up my first Radiant Cod, flesh looks very clean and excited to give it a try. 

All days we went out we managed to get back by lunch with a healthy looking bag.

Last day Picture: top dhu 13.5kg. 



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Fri, 2018-09-28 07:59

great effort !
I gave Dongara my first go on the long weekend - donut
making me feel slightly better was the fact that the two other boats back at the ramp had similar results
the ground was awesome and lots of fish on the sounder but none seemed to be eating

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Fri, 2018-09-28 10:13

 Sooo where is this sounder porn you speak of?? Hahaha

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 Sorry mate, didn't take a

Fri, 2018-09-28 11:04

 Sorry mate, didn't take a photo all day actually until home. 

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Fri, 2018-09-28 13:08

bloody good catch.  

We were up at Cervantes as well. What depth for the grey band? Something I'm keen to try once I get the boat set up.

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Found them in wasteland in

Fri, 2018-09-28 20:48

Found them in wasteland in 260s 

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 well done. sounds like a

Fri, 2018-09-28 22:09

 well done. sounds like a great weekend all up. fishing the deep has gotta be hard work but the rewards are there


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 few good fish there well

Sat, 2018-09-29 06:23

 few good fish there well done.

 how far out roughly is the deeper water up there? similar to rotto trench?


lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.



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Nah mate, much closer. 35km

Mon, 2018-10-01 05:16

Nah mate, much closer. 35km to 250m or 40km to 400