Weekend mercy dash to the south coast.

This weather lately has made it tough to get a fish in but with a tiny break for this weekend we certainly made the most of it. 2 huge walks to remote places for a good sambo the first day on a live herring and slidebaiting and the second day we got a chance to revisit a spot we haven't fished for years to try get some fillets for the freezer. A hard 3km walk into the ledge and it payed off with 6 fish hooked and 4 landed between the 4 of us. Biggest 16-17kg and smallest about 8kg and kept 2 for some freezer stockers with 2 leadered up and let go back into the whitewash they came from. All the groper landed before 8am and we filleted them on the rocks and packed the fillets into our backpacks and walked out. Mission success and got to blood a new rod with the bigger blue.

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 that first blue has an

Sun, 2017-08-20 16:45

 that first blue has an awsome colour to it. sounds like a few great days. well done

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 That is awesome. Good on

Sun, 2017-08-20 17:11

 That is awesome. Good on ya's and thanks for sharing! A good bit of inspiration 

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Great reward for the effort.

Sun, 2017-08-20 17:33

 Nice fish there mate.

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 Good stuff fellas. Those

Sun, 2017-08-20 18:41

 Good stuff fellas. Those long walks pay off because you know its a good, rarely fished spot when theres that many groper there

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 Top reward for some hard

Sun, 2017-08-20 21:36

 Top reward for some hard effort

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 How did the rod go ? Ive

Sun, 2017-08-20 22:32

 How did the rod go ? Ive been looking at the cts blanks to build a popper rod 

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 The CTS blanks are

Mon, 2017-08-21 07:25

 The CTS blanks are amazing!!! My brother and his mate have ordered custom ones to suit them and I got this maven and the blanks are insane. Very light and it's hard to gauge how powerful they really are as they feel like you are putting less power than you actually are. Popping the 80-100lb is perfect for heavy stickbaits the 60-80lb is the go. 

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That's a great effort guys

Mon, 2017-08-21 01:48

Well done on the catch.

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 Wicked 

Mon, 2017-08-21 06:25

 Wicked 

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Top points to the two blokes

Tue, 2017-08-22 09:03

Top points to the two blokes with the lifejackets on! Good to see they give a damn about their life and the lives of the sea rescue blokes. With free lifejackets available at so many places around the south coast there is really NO excuse any more!

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 3 of us with the PFD's on

Tue, 2017-08-22 10:32

 3 of us with the PFD's on and the 4th would of but we forgot the spare one we have. Myself and my brother and anyone that fishes with us must have a PFD on if they come with us.

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Thats awsome! 

Tue, 2017-08-22 09:42

Thats awsome! 

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Good practice

Tue, 2017-08-22 16:39

That's a good policy to have, do it safe or don't do it.

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Epic

Tue, 2017-08-22 18:01

 Epic on all accounts.

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