Hard day on the water until dhuie o clock

Thank goodness for retirement as today gave a real opportunity to enjoy what has been really scarce good conditions.  Launched well before dawn and to the moron who went out with NO lights whatsoever honestly FFS.....you were invisible !   I headed out initially to the high 30's but bites were really scarce apart from a good KGW and some fox fish very little doing. The wind dropped to nothing making drifting impossible so I headed out deeper and simply sounded until I found a good show....actually the screen lit up ......dropped three baits all of which were monstered within seconds.....what to do when you are by yourself, took what I thought was the biggest expecting a good dhuie but pulled up a stonka baldie, second rod going ape so fought that fish to the surface , a good dhuie around 8kg but the final rod was now bent double making it hard to get out of the rod holder, now this was a fish, deep surging runs with strong tail beats.......a male fish over 94cm so the smaller one went back and swam away strongly.  Came home at 26 Knots @ a nautical mile to the litre....just love the yammy! 

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 well done. gotta be happy

Fri, 2018-04-06 17:28

 well done. gotta be happy with that feed, which one first,mmmmm think the kg would go missing from that trio . driving around with work today thinking damn this lack of wind , should be out there


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Fri, 2018-04-06 17:43

 Nice, I had the dinghy all ready to go, but something else come up, so now have to wait till Tuesday or Wednesday 


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I prefer the baldie

Fri, 2018-04-06 17:45

 Like the texture of the flesh......really nice as sashimi too.  Have never rated KGW 

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Great work

Fri, 2018-04-06 19:13

Sounds like a great day on the water and well done on the catch. Must say, those Yammies are unbelievable on the fuel - we recently participated at Gamex, and a 200hp 4 stroke behind a 6.7m bar crusher used about 80Lts a day, over about 90 miles a day - a little better then 1L/nm - fantastic engines.

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 Cracking dhu and baldie. 3

Fri, 2018-04-06 20:06

 Cracking dhu and baldie. 3 fish on one drop is top fishing

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Fri, 2018-04-06 22:57

Well done mate,  good feed there


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 How many offers are going to

Sat, 2018-04-07 07:54

 How many offers are going to come from potential deckies, well done.


Tom M