fishing sunday

weather is looking pretty good for sunday,thinking of trying the200's .what would it be like with the swell up to 2.5 mtrs ,only tried a couple of times on flat days of 1 mtr.thinking of the derwent wreck or around that area . what are your thaughts


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been out there in big swell,

Thu, 2008-08-28 18:54

been out there in big swell, and yes it rolls through pretty big...but time between swells was fine so we were holding bottom good! 





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should be ok

Thu, 2008-08-28 19:01

yea should be nice 2.5 with not much wind is pretty nice .

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Been there

Thu, 2008-08-28 19:34

 Hubbie uses reefer master winches with molded fiji, if tides running at least 4lb sinker to hold bottom, don't use nylon line it'll stretch, 200metres at least 400 metres on winch line,i f tides a pig, hubbie's secret start motor on spot and he's got some bloody good fish doing that when tides been running more than a knot.  Me spewie lewie has fished in 3 metre swell, up and down nice and gentle, guess what I didn't you know what, caught a nice dhui to boot but that was in Leeman.



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Swell normally isn't too

Thu, 2008-08-28 19:55

Swell normally isn't too much of an issue out there.

More so the current/tide and the wind itself, Makes it hard to hold bottom.

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thanks people

Thu, 2008-08-28 20:18

much appreciated info



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Yesterdays current

Fri, 2008-08-29 09:51

was pushing us into the wind but holding bottom alright in 70m might be a bit stronger out deeper

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In the 30's the current was

Fri, 2008-08-29 09:58

In the 30's the current was great, average drift speed was about 1.5 kph without a sea anchor.



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