Sunday Pinks


Quick report from a solo session i had on Sunday, was watching the rough weather all week with the hope a window would open sunday for either a morning or arvo anchor and burley session but with the police putting out warnings along with other rescue groups on FB i was hesitant to say the least.

After a 530am wake up and Met eye weather check i decided to scramble and get out there for a look, sun up was due at 7 so to be heading through the islands just after 6 it was a bit safer to at least see the waves and swell coming, quite a few boats had already settled between the islands which i found strange as this is sometimes the most dangerous spot with the breaking water, so i continued to head out to the five using the channel markers as a line through the wash and was soon out to a clear spot and on anchor just before 7am with the burley breaking water in sight but still letting out all 50m of anchor rope due the swell...3.5m at a guess, sun just rising, high tide and peek bite time due before 8am i was hoping for a good session.

Within half an hour a double hook up had me scrambling, landed one and lost one at the boat with the bottom hook gone, rebaited the first rod and drifted down another scalie...few more cubes in the water...another shake of the burley cage and i was soon fighting another powerful fish, netted this one successfully, quick spike and measure 83 &!! job done. 

Grabbed the lighter reel i had and tied on the first plastic to come to sight and threw it in to drift while i put the fish on ice and started to clean up...within a few minutes the shinmano elf 4000 started screaming...gezz they were hungry and putting up very good show in shallow water.....landed a few more for fun before heading back in by 9. 

Wind had picked up a bit making the travel back through the islands hairy....had a good look for a minute or two...then went steady to sit safely at the back of set heading in.....was soon up the speed and heading home for Pancakes!!


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 Sounds like a magic solo

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:50

 Sounds like a magic solo session.

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Mon, 2017-07-31 14:40

 good looking pinks there well done ..

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 Well done mate ! I could see

Mon, 2017-07-31 15:40

 Well done mate ! I could see the white water between the islands from my place .

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 Great report Brock O buuut

Mon, 2017-07-31 16:01

 Great report Brock O buuut you blew it right at the end there with the crocs ;) 


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Mon, 2017-07-31 16:28 always bare foot...not sure what got into me.

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A good brace of pinkies

Mon, 2017-07-31 16:59

Well done, I have seen it break right across between GI and Carnac island on a couple of occasions and it would not be a place I'd like to be when that happens.

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Mon, 2017-07-31 17:14

Well done Brock and a great solo session on the pinkys mate.


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 nice pair of pinks there.

Mon, 2017-07-31 17:31

 nice pair of pinks there. some good size ones been comming in . fresh fish with this weather is a great bonus. well done


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 Top little session there

Mon, 2017-07-31 17:51

 Top little session there with perfect results....well done 



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  Cheers Gents, Was suprised

Tue, 2017-08-01 12:10



Cheers Gents, 

Was suprised at how much the water had settled over night with a light easterly blowing.....was going to just try the sound but after the weather update and a closer look decided it safe enough to head out.


Megoldon...ive read that a few times about it breaking right accross and always have this in mind during winter outings......if it was low tide i would have given the crossing a miss as the swell would have had it doing exactly that i recon.

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yeh boi!

Tue, 2017-08-01 14:50

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Tue, 2017-08-01 17:52

 Nice work Brock. Don't go bragging to me when I see you back at work. Mike H.

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Cheers Mike, sort my permits

Tue, 2017-08-01 19:44

Cheers Mike, sort my permits ill point you in the right direction 

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Thu, 2017-08-03 07:40

 its a deal.

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Tue, 2017-08-01 19:48

 Great solo session. Nice work on the pinks mate!



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 Good stuff mate solid fish 

Tue, 2017-08-01 20:56

 Good stuff mate solid fish



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Good solo sesh bud well done.

Sun, 2017-08-06 10:11

Good solo sesh bud well done.