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Shore Tope success

Postby ShaneH » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:07 pm

So with reports coming in all week of some serious tope action from some local beaches I made a plan to head out late last night armed with a box of mackerel and wire traces. I got to the venue for about 11.30 pm baited up a full mackerel and cast out as far as possible. 4 hours had past and it was coming up to slack water without even a sniff so in a desperate effort I baited up with a petty small mackerel bait to try and get Some extra distance before the dogs start feeding over slack water. I made the cast set the rod in the stand and while I baited my spare rig my ratchet screams picked up the rod fish on as the fish ran up and down the beach all I could think of was how the fook am I going to lad her as I was fishing alone but fortunately she managed to beach herself. After a quick photo she was released.
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby Clive O Driscoll » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:56 pm

ShaneH wrote:So with reports coming in all week of some serious tope action from some local beaches I made a plan to head out late last night armed with a box of mackerel and wire traces. I got to the venue for about 11.30 pm baited up a full mackerel and cast out as far as possible. 4 hours had past and it was coming up to slack water without even a sniff so in a desperate effort I baited up with a petty small mackerel bait to try and get Some extra distance before the dogs start feeding over slack water. I made the cast set the rod in the stand and while I baited my spare rig my ratchet screams picked up the rod fish on as the fish ran up and down the beach all I could think of was how the fook am I going to lad her as I was fishing alone but fortunately she managed to beach herself. After a quick photo she was released.



Great work Shane :) Nice 1
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby joe the junior » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:47 am

unbeliveable fish well done!
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby mickser » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:49 am

Any idea of the weight it looks like a pretty big Tope from the shore
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I have not fished in two years hoping to change that this year with anything ?

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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby basilrabbit » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:02 pm

nice fish they can fight and realy scare you great fishing mate

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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby ShaneH » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:02 am

mickser wrote:Any idea of the weight it looks like a pretty big Tope from the shore
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Id say she was around the 25lb 30lb mark
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby mickser » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:59 am

It looks heavier than 30 lb nice fish from the shore
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby ShaneH » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:00 pm

mickser wrote:It looks heavier than 30 lb nice fish from the shore
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She could well be mickser as she felt very heavy. i didn’t weigh her as she was to big to fit into my weigh sling and being by myself she was hard to handle so I just got her back as quick as possible.
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby johnwest » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:19 pm

Lovely fish Shane, pity you didn't manage to weigh her, looks like a strong candidate for another Shimano badge!
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby corbyeire » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:22 pm

Congratulations, well done - very few on the west coast at the moment

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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby family guy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:59 pm

great catch Shane ,hard going when your alone ,who took the photo :lol: :lol:

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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby ShaneH » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:49 pm

family guy wrote:great catch Shane ,hard going when your alone ,who took the photo :lol: :lol:

:lol: where there’s a will there’s a way
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby jimcars » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:24 pm

Great Fish well done ... patience rewarded !

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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby Michael+C » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:10 pm

Well done Shane, great fish would you reckon it was the extra distance gained by using a smaller bait that put you in the zone?
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby ShaneH » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:18 am

Michael+C wrote:Well done Shane, great fish would you reckon it was the extra distance gained by using a smaller bait that put you in the zone?
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I’m not sure because the night after my mate had a 53lb tope with a 30 40 yard cast.
The bit of distance definitely help me that night though. I think my bait must have landed in front of her because I only put the rod down for 1 minuet at most before I got the run
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby masterkeane » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:44 pm

Well done ...... I need to learn ya how to take better fishing selfies though :lol:
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby ShaneH » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:56 pm

masterkeane wrote:Well done ...... I need to learn ya how to take better fishing selfies though :lol:

You wouldn’t have to if you came fishing more :lol:
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Re: Shore Tope success

Postby davethomas1 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:19 pm

Cracking Fish well done!

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