Underwater Freight Trains

Underwater Freight Trains

Evening All

Just returned from an awesome family day out on  the water from Point Peron

Brother has just bought a new boat and offered to take us out for a spin. Left Point Peron mid afternoon and anchored at seal island. Daughter and I were silly enough to think the water was warm enough for a snorkel. After 10 mins of snorkelling, a seal came and played with us for 1/2 hour or so. Awesome. Cool

We then decided to head out to 5 fathom bank for a spot of bottom bouncing.

The only bait I had was a couple of herring and some squid cut up in 1 inch squares as cat food!

Got a few nibbles on the herring, but soon ran out and switched to the squid, a 1 inch square per hook (snelled by Tim years ago for me).

Well, then I got hit! After many runs, finally got this Sambo was brought alongside for a photo (he went just over 100cm long).

Now lets talk tackle.

The rod was my Dad's old rod and must be 30 years old, I was concerned it would splinter.

The reel (one of four), I found whilst spear fishing approximately 20 years ago.

The hooks snelled by Tim 2 years ago.

Bait, squid stolen from the cats!

I made the sinker 5 years ago.

Everything held up and is ready to go again. But don't tell the Mrs as I feel the need to update





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Great report at least the

Sun, 2008-10-19 21:01

Great report at least the rod didn't break , was a few boats out there today

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Well Done

Sun, 2008-10-19 21:06

Well done. Finally managed to stay on your feet long enough to get a fish.

Were you more excited about the fish or not getting sick Tongue out.

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Tims driving

Sun, 2008-10-19 21:09

Hello Tim

Yeah, my brother is a responsible driver and avoided all the potholes you usually hit.

T'was nice out there, not rough like when you force me to go out!!


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great effort

Sun, 2008-10-19 22:30

just goes to show that the old gear was built to last.

did you keep or return to swim another day?

you can get some good cheep gear around ,our first overhead combo was penn 330gti 4 years ago and still going strong was less than $200



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Great fish for the cats

Mon, 2008-10-20 00:56

To replace the squid stolen from them!!!!!Surprised

Just need to cube it up and put an asprin tablet in each!!!!!!!!!Sealed




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LOL Willy

Mon, 2008-10-20 06:42

Had a good laugh on the way the gear was put togther, Dad's rod, reclaimed reel, 2 year old trace - classic. 

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Great report Willy

Mon, 2008-10-20 07:13

Good effort with the old gear.
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