Nice day out

 With the forcast to be nice we decided to go out and give it a bash. 

We were heading out to some new ground that looked good but had to cut it short when i discovered a leak in the hydraulic steering which made it very hard to steer. Abandoned the trip out deep and decided as we were aut we may as well have a fish. Still had some steering. Had a look  at a bit of ground on the gps that looked possible only 1nm awY . Set up the drift with little wind so no need for sea anchor. First fish on was a nice 40cm foxy . Then to my surprize a nice big kg came to the surface. I was stoked. As the drift continued i got a small pinky that went back. Sandy then got another nice kg. It went quiet so back to the start of the drift again . Hooked up again this time a small dhuie of about 450  went back well. Hooked up to the bottom and busted off both hooks and while i was trying to re rig Sandy nailed another  4  nice kgs. After that only a few small fish came up and all went back fine. Called it a day and cruised in on around the 25 knots. 

Keepers 1foxy and 6 kgs. Released 2 small pinks 1 small dhuie and a tiny black ass. So it was a good mornig in the end. Certainly looking forward to a feed of kg. 

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Very nice on the tooth

Sun, 2018-02-18 17:34

One of the nicest eating fish in the ocean IMO

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 gotta agree with you . been

Sun, 2018-02-18 18:39

 gotta agree with you . been quite some time weve had a feed of these. 

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Bet that spot is firmly in the GPS

Sun, 2018-02-18 18:31

 Nice to find quality KG areas......

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 certainly is. ive been told

Sun, 2018-02-18 18:37

 certainly is. ive been told its hard to find spots that hold good size ones. 

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Ice creams

Sun, 2018-02-18 18:58

Top feed. Just cooked some then for the misses.

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 Beautiful bag.

Sun, 2018-02-18 21:45

 Beautiful bag.

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Good job.

Mon, 2018-02-19 07:32

Well done Faulkners, getting a regular thing this show & tell. Good job.....

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Cheers & Stay safe

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 wish the show and tell was

Mon, 2018-02-19 16:38

 wish the show and tell was more often, this damn wind gives me the you know whats. 

hows the new tub going

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 Have to be happy with the

Mon, 2018-02-19 07:46

 Have to be happy with the back up plan, good result and good report tks.

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great catch

Mon, 2018-02-19 08:01


that's a great mixed bag as mentioned above - congrats

we went out yesterday (Sunday) and didn't do as well. tried some ground just west of 5Fa bank in our 5m tinny; could've gone out wider it was that good.
found a big school of juvenile pinkies which provided some fun
I think Saturday was the better day solunar-wise
...still searching for the holy grail of a KG/Dhuie spot

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 cheers all. happy with the

Mon, 2018-02-19 11:50

 cheers all. happy with the results but a decent pinkie wouldnt have gone astray. 

hopefully have the boat sorted for next weekend

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