Saturday Snapper

Went for a bash on Saturday arvo around 2pm in the sound not many boats out. Took my brother in law who doesn't do much fishing and lucked out at our normal squid spots. Decided to head out behind Garden Island around 4pm and target something bigger, had the burley trail pumping for about an hour with no luck when right on the start of the minor bight time my brother in law's real started fizzing. He has never caught anything large before so I had to talk him through what to do and after about 5 mins up pops his first legal snapper at 750mm. Hi fives all round then my reel started and after a short fight got tangled around the anchor line and busted off. About half an hour later got another run this time It managed to stay way from the anchor line, It was fighting pretty hard and seemed to have alot more stamina than the brother in laws snapper. Thinking I was onto a large snapper I can't help but say I was feeling a little jipped when a Sambo of about 850mm broke the surface. Speared him back and started heading in as the wind and swell seemed to be increasing. Traveled back in the dark listening to 94.5 party mix and drinking a coldie good laughs all round. In my experience newbies always bring good luck on my boat problem is they catch all the fish. 

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timmy k's picture

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nice snap mate

Mon, 2017-03-13 17:12

 thats a fair pink for a first

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 What a great way to spend an

Mon, 2017-03-13 18:17

 What a great way to spend an afternoon, nice pink.....well done 



My fishing spots are so secret........... even the fish don't know where they are !!

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 Nice one. We took the boat

Mon, 2017-03-13 19:41

 Nice one. We took the boat to the northern sid of woodmans point on Saturday evening and beached just near the sailing club. Was a cracking evening.

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Mon, 2017-03-13 20:18

 Clean looking fish. Good feed

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Great catch

Mon, 2017-03-13 22:58

Great catch good nice fit snapper and a very good pic .