getting friends onto fish... my night on a northern beach

wasnt sure what to call this post, since it wasnt an overly succesfull night all things considered.... From personal experience though when you invite a friend to come fishing its a fair bet your gonna catch sweet f all lol.

Late last year I went to exmouth with some friends, and apparently my best mates partner got the bug. On a night out a while back she was telling me she wants to give this shark fishing thing another go. I said yea no worries should be easy they are everywhere atm. It wasnt till the next day when I sobered up I realised the pressure I had put myself under.....

So I told her to meet me and a mate down at my most productive spot. Had been there a bit over an hour when my herring got smashed. I grabbed the rod, set the drag and passed the rod over to her, she did a great job after a fairly decent run and started gaining line back. Only had to take the rod from her during some of the more challenging climbs across the rocks and wasnt long till she landed her first metro shark. Not too bad a size at that.

After this I had one more run which didnt turn out well. My sinker never came loose and the hooks never set properly. I nearly got burnt off during the run destroying a good 20m of my line.... oh well cant win them all.

A while later later seb had a pickup on his rod. We knew straight away it was a ray. He let it run under a fair amount of pressure, but after about 200m of line had been stripped we knew it was one of the resident lochness monster size rays. When I started stressing about the amount of line he had left I said "mate, your gonna have to start putting the hurt on soon"  he tightened down the drag and tried to take some line. This just resulted in another monstrous run stripping another 70 or so metres and had me almost pissing myself laughing, since we have both been in this situation before with these unstopables. Long story short, the line busted off on reef afer a bit over an hour fighting...

Good fun night out, and great to get my friend onto a fish. Well done Bec if you read this :-)

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Well done cuthbad, learns

Sat, 2011-03-19 01:35

Well done cuthbad, learns from the best i guess haha , well i went down to eshed tonite to try get a mulloway had no luck but blokes down from us did around 12-15kg. Wat beach is that??

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Hahaha nice one. Its always

Sat, 2011-03-19 07:59

Hahaha nice one. Its always the people that tag along that clean up.

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Great catch there, do you

Sat, 2011-03-19 12:25

Great catch there, do you fish surf beaches or relatively flat beaches mate? I'm fishing brighton beach near scabs and not sure whether its the right beach when there's a lil bit of swell running

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I like fishing surf beaches

Sat, 2011-03-19 12:54

I like fishing surf beaches when theres a big sand bank and you can get a bait out just behind the drop off. Trigg normally has some good beach spots. Havent fished down near Scabs for a while but should be a reasonable spot.

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have you ever tried SOR down

Sat, 2011-03-19 13:10

have you ever tried SOR down near Secret Harbour cuthbad? At the moment its a low energy surf beach, with a sandbar 50m out and no weed. Would be interesting to know whats swimming around beneath while im out surfing!

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haha nah havent fished down

Sat, 2011-03-19 16:28

haha nah havent fished down there.

I reckon its a safe bet theres a few toothy creatures swimming around

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Good catch - nice shot as

Sat, 2011-03-19 12:27

Good catch - nice shot as well!

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Okay cheers mate I'll keep

Sat, 2011-03-19 13:32

Okay cheers mate I'll keep persisting:)

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Well done

Sat, 2011-03-19 15:21

Well done mate, nice to put a newbie onto a quality capture..

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 gotta be happy with that

Sat, 2011-03-19 16:17

 gotta be happy with that result. you certainly didnt let her down. well done. keeper or still swimming

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cheers,still swimming....

Sat, 2011-03-19 16:26

cheers,

still swimming....

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Nice report mate!

Sat, 2011-03-19 16:58

Nice report mate!

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cheers Seb. Im pretty keen to

Sun, 2011-03-20 00:07

cheers Seb. Im pretty keen to have another crack fishing around this full moon!

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mate you are a gun. every

Sun, 2011-03-20 02:02

mate you are a gun. every week you have a photo of a nice catch

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Went out last night, got 3

Sun, 2011-03-20 08:37

Went out last night, got 3 tailor which got cut up for bait. no runs, couldnt hold a sinker on the bottom because of the cross wind (6oz grapnel). Need to make me some 8 oz grapnels. was home by 11pm.

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Adam(cuthbad) had a good run

Sun, 2011-03-20 10:05

Adam(cuthbad) had a good run last night but was burned off....Just quietly i think he was pretty pissed....

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haha yea trust me man I was

Sun, 2011-03-20 10:23

haha yea trust me man I was having nightmares about that burn off last night! First total burn off in metro waters.....