Steep Point Report/Photos

We returned from Steep Point the other day, burnt, tired and sore due to the quality of the fishing up there.

[img_assist|fid=87667|thumb=1|alt=morning at the point]

[img_assist|fid=87672|thumb=1|alt=Ed 90 odd meters up]

Day one started out well with me hooking a nice spaniard on lure within half an hour of being there. After that things quietened down and we spent the day on the "highside" where i lost a monster wobby which left me with aching arms for the next 2 days, we had never seen the wild side that quiet and were left wondering where the pinkies and baldies had gone. We had a flick that night and Mick had a lure that was playing up, "can you tune this for me" he asked. Cast, crank, crank, pause, crank and i was on again with my best spaniard for the trip, on Micks outfit.

[img_assist|fid=87691|thumb=1|alt=me an spanish]
[img_assist|fid=87658|thumb=1|alt=Steep Snapper]

Day 2 and a tuna to Mick (his first fish at the point) and another spaniard to me. Ed asked me if i wanted to have a cast of his new outfit, and like the day before, another spaniard on someone else's outfit had me wondering how long my luck would hold.

[img_assist|fid=87708|thumb=1|alt=micks first tuna]

Day 3 saw Mick with his 1st spaniard on lure, and 10 minutes later his second came in.

[img_assist|fid=87678|thumb=1|alt=graham and spaniard]

Day 4, 5, and 6 we took quite easily with graham bagging his first on a leadhead jig and a couple more on balloons. Another 2 outings were made to the "highside" with me taking a pb pinkie, and after that nearly being yonked off the cliff by a shark as the drag was locked down. Ed lost a nice pinkie on the haul up when his main line snapped, 1 minute later i was on and found eds rig, complete with pinkie, tangled to my line. After a quick ownership debate, and another couple of pinkies, we returned to the point to find Graham with the best spaniard of the trip, around 15kgs.

Was a great trip!

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Nice report

Mon, 2006-12-18 15:56

Nice report Poida. Love your work, sounds like a bomber trip!


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Mon, 2006-12-18 16:09

From your photo's poida it looks like you might have been lucky enough to have the point almost to yourselves. Is that the fact?

Good report btw.



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Mon, 2006-12-18 16:57

Yep, there was 1 group of three who left a few days after we arrived, which left us with the best platforms. After having the point to ourselves for a few days a group of 6 turned up.