Latest nights fishing with Sherbert

Sherbert , myself and Alan went for a fish on friday night, fish were scarce but dickheads on the beach were plentiful.

Sherbs got a nice 550 mm ze onesTailor to start off which tasted great then myself and Alan got some nice bait size ones. Sherbert  got a whopper Eagle Ray then it went quiet for a while until I got my first Black Ray of the night, it was 144cm across the wings. The winds went easterly enough to get the balloons out at about 2am but it was quite for a couple of hours until all rods went off at once.

Sherbert got a Black Tip, Alan's fish spat the hooks and I got my fish to within about 70 mtrs of the beach before he realised he was hooked, first run and he headed for Rottnest taking about 3oo mtrs , thats the way it went for the next hour until I eventually got a nice size Tiger to the beach, he dropped the hooks as the boys were trying to gaff him, best result really as he swam away. If you are going to target sharks its a whole lot harder to get them back in the water, probably impossible if you are by yourself and if you are not going to eat them, why kill them.

The Black Rays went 78.3 kgs and 82.8 kgs one on the surf rod and one on a balloon. 


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Well done

Sun, 2013-01-27 10:29

Some nice fish there Vince , u two have been doing well lately ....

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Fishing is good at the moment

Sun, 2013-01-27 11:37

just getting my quota before the Comps start again , then it will be back to watching others pull them in.


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nice work guys, would have

Sun, 2013-01-27 10:46

nice work guys, would have been a great night

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Long weekend

Sun, 2013-01-27 11:19

 Yeah there are plenty of tools about up there on a normal weekend let alone a long one.

How was the weed vince? 

I am heading out Monday night once the weekend ragers have dissapeard

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No weed Justin

Sun, 2013-01-27 11:35

Just give anybody up there a wide berth. The beach and tracks are pretty torn uo too.


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Do you actually weigh the rays

Sun, 2013-01-27 11:45

or are the weights given in you first post a calculation of weight based on measurements?  Just interested as I imagine they wouldn't be very easy to weigh on scales.



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Conversion tables

Sun, 2013-01-27 12:09

Alan, our club has measurement to weight conversion tables in excel format. With rays we enter the width of the fish and the spreadsheet converts it to a weight. 

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Further north

Sun, 2013-01-27 12:35

 Thanks vince, I will be heading to a spot further north.  I can imagine the state of that place at the moment, I only really fish the area in winter

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Well done Sherbs,Lisa has

Sun, 2013-01-27 19:17

Well done Sherbs,Lisa has copied that pic and framed it,and placed it on the wall.


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Mon, 2013-01-28 06:17

 I bet it faceing the wrong way on the wall


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