thatll be right

last night i caught a herring so i put it out live, and handed the rod to my friend thinking it will be hours be fore nething happens and ive got time to get sum squid. She never goes fishing (especially with nething that big) so when she said it feels like sumthigns biting, i said nah itll be the live bait kicking around on the bottom...and soon as i turn my back and take one step the thing GOES OFF...HARD. rofl shes standing there going to me "i think sumthings on it now" as soon as i grabbed the rod the fish drops it. that would be bloody right aye.i was out there till 4 am trying to get another run..but could only manange sum more herring and sum squid for tonite. lol,that ever happened to neone else?


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Yeah that's happened to me

Wed, 2006-09-06 14:37

Yeah that's happened to me when I've handed my rod to my sister.

What do you think it was? A mulloway maybe? what else takes live herring down there?

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Spewin!

Wed, 2006-09-06 14:40

Bit unlucky h0ju, hope you were wearing your winter thermals last night, sheeeeesh!

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yeah prolly a mulloway

Wed, 2006-09-06 14:45

most likely a mulloway...i dont htink rays take live bait aye?
coulda bin a small shark as the end of the jety goes right from 1 mtre to about 4 but yeah lol i gave her a good ribbing about it tho :P ooo yeah it was cold but i had enuf beam as a "thermal" im heading back tonite...cos of the moon last night. see if wat everyone talks about is true. might try a live squid tonite tho

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ne ideas ?

Wed, 2006-09-06 14:56

neone got any idea were wouold be a good spot for mulloway..im sick of not catching one. but im addicted to them :D

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Wed, 2006-09-06 15:00

Land based is a toughy hOju. You could always try for them along the beach stretches, anywhere from Hale Rd through Brighton/Scarborough might be worth a shot, might still be a bit early though. Apart from that I would guess the usual haunts like Mossie Bay or around Claremont and then the Narrows. I'm not a metro mulloway expert and without a boat it makes it a lot harder, but all the more satisfying if you do get one though.

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caught plenty of flat fish

Wed, 2006-09-06 15:00

caught plenty of flat fish on livebaits down this way, always gets the heart pumping untill you realize its just a ray...

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Flat fish

Wed, 2006-09-06 15:03

Interesting play on words there Nealez. Heart, Ray..... Steve... We aint going down that path again. :)

Did you end up losing the bait h0ju or did it just drop it?

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oop's no intention

Wed, 2006-09-06 15:05

oop's no intention meant

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nah

Wed, 2006-09-06 15:13

nah its just dropped the bait and the herring was still intact.in all fairness i think i gave her the rod with the drag on a bit tight...hto it was still pretty loose.looks like im gonna have to get a boat then aye :P and i wouldnt have a clue on how to beach fish....never done it. ive mainly stuck to the river...i wonder if cannign bridge would be firing tonite.......