Out off Beachlands Sunday 3rd

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Mon May 04, 2015 8:27 am

After being paged on & off all night, I woke up early to a beautiful looking flat sea.
I hadn't been out for a while due to weather, kids sports, renovations and oncall so decided to head out for some fresh fish. After arranging cover until 10:30 I headed out about 8 just after the high hoping to catch a few on the outgoing.
Quite a few boats and kayaks about, I headed in fairly close to some foul ground and anchored up. Waiting , waiting a few nibbles here & there, not much going on. The other boats and kayaks were upping & moving so figured nothing going on. Hooked a 32 cm one which I kept just in case.
As I only had an hour left before I had to go back decided to head a bit further out. Found a nice current moving and saw a few splashes of kahawai so anchored up.
Didn't have to wait long before they came on the bite.
I will sum this up as the best fishing for me in a few years.
I ended up just using my light spinning rod and new Okuma reel ($30 special from FCO sale :y: ) with 6lb line and had such great fun fighting these fish on light line I just didn't want to go home.
A big hardtop stabicraft came within 20-30 metres of me and anchored up just as I was pulling in number 7, asked me how I was going. I replied 'that's number 7 ' and paddled off.
Back on the beach by 10:30 .
Spoke to a group of kayakers who went closer to Flat island and found it slow going with not many fish at all and was surprised at mine. That's fishing for you.
Smallest was 32 the others were 40 -48 all nice eating size.
Gifted some to neighbours and inlaws and enough for our family on 6 for a couple of nights.
Panko crumbed ( my fave) for dinner tonight...

Got to love those days.
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Mon May 04, 2015 9:33 am

Well done mate. It was slow going off Omana and like a bloody car park with all the boats wanting to fish right on top of one another.

Picked up a nice fish just under 50cm but that was it for me.

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Mon May 04, 2015 9:54 am

Lovely haul!

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Mon May 04, 2015 10:00 am

yeah, those look like some healthy specimens. Well done mate.
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Mon May 04, 2015 11:01 am

Some nice fresh fillets to be had there off those fish :y:

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Mon May 04, 2015 11:53 am

Yip - solid effort. :y:

Proud paddler of a Viking Profish 400

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Mon May 04, 2015 2:41 pm

Yeah Badger, saw all those boats out off Omana and was tempted to paddle over to see what was going on..

Thanks Brad, I put it down to that Viking seat you gifted me a few months back. Cheers :beer:

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Mon May 04, 2015 4:34 pm

Good going mate :y:

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Wed May 06, 2015 8:37 pm

Great haul bro! :rock:

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Wed May 06, 2015 10:55 pm

Awesome, sounds like a lot of fun. Nice fish :y:

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