First pinks for the season

 Well after a bit of trial and error and spending some time out searching for the fish i finaly got onto a few nice pinks in Cockburn Sound. I arrived with a mate at our chosen ground at 4:30pm and got set for (hopefully) a good session. Wihin a couple of hours there ended up being a pile of boats in the general area and I was hopefull that we would be onto the fish with all the interest from the others. Well we waited and waited and waited. Our first couple of strikes happened at 8:15pm and we failed to hook up. My mate and I adjusted our next baits to expose the hooks a bit more and at 9pm we were both on at the same time. One busted off and one landed, stoked. At about this time the other boats had all but gone home. At just after 10pm we caught another two nice pinks and the final one came onboard at 11pm. We also dropped a couple of fish in this time and busted a couple off.

So after nearly 8 hours on the water I think we have our act together regarding rigs, drag, bait, position, how many beers to take along and certainly how to remain patient and optomistic that we will get our bag. I'm not sure if the other boats who left earlier had caught their fish or it was just time to go home but I'm happy we stayed on. I will add that I'm pretty sure my neighbours weren't all that impressed with my night out when I rolled into the small street at midnight and proceeded to put the boat away and high five the missus in the driveway after a succesful night.    

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Colt_Striker's picture

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 Sounds like a good night all

Tue, 2017-09-12 14:37

 Sounds like a good night all round

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A handful of pinkies

Tue, 2017-09-12 15:35

Well done guys, the smile on your face says it all, and you know the saying "all comes to those who wait" and put in the time. A couple of nice fish there you have got to be happy with those.

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 congrats and great rewards

Tue, 2017-09-12 16:48

 congrats and great rewards after being persistant. hopefully more will come your way soon. anyway who cares about the neighbours when you get fish like them


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That's definitely reward for

Tue, 2017-09-12 18:02

That's definitely reward for patience! I'm usually on the way back in not long after sunset, fish or no fish. I just flew back into Perth last night, hangin to get stuck into a few


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Tue, 2017-09-12 21:44

Top condition looking fish. Well done joe.

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Good Catch

Wed, 2017-09-13 08:00

We were pulling pinkies the same size last week in 100 meters with a few good size jewies also and the biggest ray I've ever seen.

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Cracker fish mate

Sun, 2017-09-17 14:07

 Well done for having the patience to wait them out once the car park closed down for the night. 

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worth the wait

Wed, 2017-09-20 06:12

 well done guys !


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