Mixed bag of goodies

 Thinking it wasnt going to be too bad out wide today we decided to head out to some ground about 22nm out. How wrong was the forecast. It was slow going getting out there and the fishing wasnt much better. 

Fished for about an hour and got 1fish in total which was a foxy. Moved out a bit further to some ground that didnt look too bad on the gps. While slowly cruising the area a nice lump of 5  mtrs popped up with a showing of fish. Set the drift and sure enough Sandy hooked up . Landing a size bauldie shortly after i hooked a size dhuie . Reset the drift but the wind had changed a bit and no longer on the same drift but as usual Sandy hooked up again this time a decent blackass. Reset the drift and this time not to my surprise Sandy hooked up again . This time it was going real hard and with her bad shoulder then passed the rod over to me . All this fish wanted to do was get back tho the bottom so im thinking nice dhuie . After about 5 minuits struggling to keep the fish off the bottom i managed to raise it to the surface to see a nice size shark. Turned out to be a whiskerie. 

Called it a day as it certainly wasnt calming down as the forecast said so it was a slow day comming in and lucky to even get the boat up on the plane. Only took about an hour and a half to get in . In the end we were successful looking for new ground and getting a feed. Finished the day off  with a feed of beer battered bauldie and chips. 


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Always good when

Sun, 2018-04-15 21:30

Your scouting for new ground to walk away with a feed. You freeze the whiskey before eating it? I've only caught one and from memory didn't have much of a ammonia smell to it


Stay salty

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Good bag ..

Sun, 2018-04-15 22:01

 Like the look of that batter that you've 

done on the fish .. good bag there mate!

cheers pirate 

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Sun, 2018-04-15 22:07


Well done as usual Russ

Both you and Sandy have no problem getting some nice feeds

As Pirate said, that batter looks good



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You certainly have a good mixed bag

Mon, 2018-04-16 01:11

You have got some great meals there, the only thing missing to round of the bag would be a KG, still there is always next time. Well done Sandy

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 yeah i know no kgs. we were

Mon, 2018-04-16 19:18

 yeah i know no kgs. we were going to stop off at our usual spot for a bash at them but thought we had enough and the fish gods wouldnt keep looking after us . 


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Gotta be happy

Mon, 2018-04-16 06:03

 With that guys


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 Nice bag. You did better

Mon, 2018-04-16 07:17

 Nice bag. You did better than us. Was a massive northerly current running where we were.

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 Nice work Russ, looks like

Mon, 2018-04-16 09:13

 Nice work Russ, looks like you have the area sussed out.


Bring on April

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 Russ you have this fishing

Mon, 2018-04-16 09:58

 Russ you have this fishing caper sorted out, well done.


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 Always good to come home

Mon, 2018-04-16 10:04

 Always good to come home with a bag like that!


More drum lines, kill the bloody sharks!

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Nice bag

Mon, 2018-04-16 18:52

 and the batter does look good, recipe? Mines bush chook beer salt flour egg and a bite of garlic powder comes up really well but always looking to improve 

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 cheers to all. yeah its

Mon, 2018-04-16 19:22

 cheers to all. yeah its great to find fish on new ground . 

will keep looking for new ground as long as the tub keeps us going out or until our bodies give up .

as far as the batter goes , nothing flash , just any beer thats in the fridge and self raising flour. make it just before you need it and its nice and fluffy. for those  who dont like beer you can use soda water. number 1 rule is its gotta be cold.


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