:Me and my uncleDuration
: 9.30am to 6.30pmTide
: Low at 12.27pmWeather
: Sunshine, cool breeze in the eveningBait
: Mack and ragRigs
: Jig heads, running ledgers and 3 hook flappersResults
: Pollack, coalies, codling, dab, whiting, ballansReport
: Headed out of the harbour into a bit of a swell at about 9.30. Nothing too uncomfortable but a bit more lumpy than i had expected. We arrived on the mark and set up lure rods with heavy jig heads. I was using a savagegear sand eel and first drop i got hit by a good fish. It was heading for the reef and there wasn't much i could do to stop it with my little shimano exage reel but he turned after a good run and i gained some line back and it went on like this till i got him to the net. 6lb 9 on the scales so not a bad start. We had a steady stream of pollack in around the 4lb mark with coalies to about 2.5. The fishing died off over low water so we anchored and tried for congers, i hooked a dog but lost it at the boat and my uncle brought in a few decent wrasse on rag. I tried for wrasse but i couldn't get to them through the smaller pollack. We had no luck with the conger so we decided to try a few more drifts before we made out way back home. First drift again i hit another good fish. This one took a small yellow and green shad. This one weighed in at just under 7lb. On the last drift of the day I hooked into something better again. It took me a long time to get it moving up in the water and when it did start to move, it wasn't happy about it and so headed back to the reef. This fish was different than the others though as he wasn't making panicked quick runs and then coming up tired out. He was taking his time and just powering off towards the bottom. There really was nothing i could do but wait it out and hope it didn't reach the kelp. Ten minutes in, arms aching i started to see a bit of color and called for the net, which broke under the weight when i did get him to the surface. But we got the fish in safe and that's all that matters. We steamed back in and drifted the harbour for flats to use up what was left of the rag. We were hoping for a few dab and caught 6 or 7 with a few small codling and whiting thrown in to mix things up. Absolutely savage day out there and I'm depressed out of my head now looking out the window in work at another sunny day. But I have to make a few bob to replace the lures and landing net for next time.
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