Hit the beach north of two rocks

George and myself set off at 4am and got to the  fishing spot at the start of first light

With a bottom rig on the rod,   I pick up a nice tailor for the balloon set up later

Then i got hit by a big ray after about 20mins it was on the beach and with hooks removed put back in the water

Grorge pick up a small ray

With balloon rig out and a blue mackie as bait , Greoge seen abig fish hit the bait clean out of the water   But no hookup, So in it came some 700meters And 15 mins later we reset the balloon back out to about  500meters this time

Bait got hit again by something alot smaller Maybe a shark

Had trouble with two boat comeing in close. And having to reel fast as not to get cut off

Cheers sherbie

The big ray went 800 across the wings

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No mackie today but a bit of

Mon, 2012-03-05 16:49

No mackie today but a bit of arm pump exercise    gotta love the colours on the eagle ray

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Mon, 2012-03-05 17:42

Gee herbie you have been busy!

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Sherbs the fishing machine

Mon, 2012-03-05 18:05

Glad you had a good day mate

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Macks!!

Tue, 2012-03-06 09:36

trying to prove it wasnt a fluke sherbs! I reckon you'll land 1 or 2 more before the season ends! I've already got money on ya

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Tryed today at trigg

Tue, 2012-03-06 09:41

But no takers, Mike and myself had a  balloon out each ---But that the way it goes

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 that ray would have given

Tue, 2012-03-06 15:08

 that ray would have given you a nice workout . just a warm up for the fast retrieval of your line before you hook a boat. keep trying sherbs , you will get another one one day. 

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By the S.A. boys

Tue, 2012-03-06 17:41

That  bigger ray went 18 kg on the chart, And i belive it now cos my arms are still hurting

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 toughen up you old fart.get

Tue, 2012-03-06 17:58

 toughen up you old fart.get out there for another fish and loosen up the musslels.. those things just dont like giving up do they

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get in plague proportions up

Wed, 2012-03-07 23:22

get in plague proportions up that way certainly know your in for a fight and like to just dig in and sit there very hard to budge, caught a few with tails chopped off not impressed, made releasing easy though

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Nice catch

Mon, 2012-03-12 10:20

Nice catch mate, do use eat the rays and if so what parts interesting to know because I just let them go again, and what they taste like, Thanks rails

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Nice one

Mon, 2012-03-12 15:02

 I think eagle rays are the most exciting rays to catch, the other ones and boring as bat shit to catch, I'd rather catch them tho than nothin I guess;/

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Let go

Mon, 2012-03-12 15:19

But a bit of fun, If only we could see in the water And take our pick which fish to catch

I am after another mackie, But the sea full of sharks ---Maybe in the last 4 trips we have had 8 sharks with twice as meny droping our hooks on us

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