Sullivans 7/3

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Badfisherman
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Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:58 pm

New grounds this morning, armed with the advice off this forum arrived at sullivans just as the sun was rising.

Its a spectacular spot! A bit different to narrowneck!

Tide had just turned so paddled out the the hole in front of the beach and drifted right across the bay past pudding island along the channel as recommended and for the first time in a while got a feed! All be it only one fat pannie keeper but got plenty of fish and bites. Most undersized and went back.

Was just thinking about calling it a day when something smashed softbait and something took off. Pulled some string and just as I was making ground knot to leader came undone! Gutted!

Will definitely fish here more frequently. Next time want to head to the end of saddle and round the back.

Thanks for all the tips, great morning to be on the water, never kayaked in such still conditions
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matwould
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Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:34 am

Nice one. Glad you got to keep a reasonable fish.

It's such a stunning place. Goes off in summer too.

Maybe I'll catch you there one time :y:

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Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:20 am

Badfisherman wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:58 pm
k.

Was just thinking about calling it a day when something smashed softbait and something took off. Pulled some string and just as I was making ground knot to leader came undone! Gutted!

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Need to work on those knots then. :y:

Badfisherman
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Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:27 am

Yeah, my attempt at a back to back uni let me down. Usually not bad with knots.

Need some practice

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Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:24 pm

that's a stunning shot btw. Also, I stopped using the btb uni knot and use the fg on the braid to leader, a ton of folk swear by it. Never let me don yet and great to cast too.
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Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:07 am

Stinky inky wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:24 pm
that's a stunning shot btw. Also, I stopped using the btb uni knot and use the fg on the braid to leader, a ton of folk swear by it. Never let me don yet and great to cast too.
Have you ever had to retie an FG knot on the yak? I also use the FG, but am dreading the day that I have to re-tie out on the water. I hear a 5 turn surgeon knot can be a great substitute to tie while out on the kayak, however I'm yet to try.
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Badfisherman
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:18 am

Need to learn FG knot then! Cue youtube and lots of swearing!

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Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:33 am

Modified Albright is easy to tie on the Kayak and relatively thin through the guides... I tie FG before I head out, and if I need to retie on the yak, I hit the ModAlbright.
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:59 pm

I've used the 5 turn surgeon knot for the last 8 years....never ever had a single knot failure even on some hard pulling kings up to 15kg. Easy and quick to tie. Slim and does not catch on the eyes (if you trim it off properly). Wouldnt know how to tie an FG knot but I dont need to.

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Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:13 pm

I usually tie the FG before I head out, and if I'm out on the water and something happens then I use the modified Albright. I'm pretty keen to try this one (GT knot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TASzTlhfouY) though because it looks so simple and easy to tie.

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