Andrew and I got to Sullivans Bay and we were quickly on the water by about 7am. Drifted the channel veerrrry slowly as there was no wind (but a good amount of rain to start off with) and the current wasn't particularly strong but we were both straight into the fish.
We both had a couple of those shags ducking and diving between our kayaks and often sitting right next to us on the water. I caught 1 undersized fish (28cm ish) and as soon as I put him in the water the adult shag was onto it and got itself a free meal. Amazing what they can fit down their gullet.
I did one long drift and picked up 5. Then paddled back to Andrew and picked up another 2 within about 10 mins and then called it a day as I had a hockey game to get to. Andrew had 6 in the bag so was a very productive session.
We did happen to see one floating dead little blue penguin which isn't particularly nice but who knows how it died.
All in all a very good day. Plenty of fish to go around.
Go on then, tell us your stories...
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- Marc N
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Reports are, that the recent warm water summer, we had has disrupted the distribution of feed and that the Penguins didn't get enough tucker at their usual feeding grounds this year, so there're many starving around the country.
Oh well, nature is red, in tooth and claw...
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