Managed to find some nice baits around the rocks and had a crack at sewing them up as skips.. managed to punch the needle into my hand all the way past the head.. not a good start to the day.. one of the boys ripped it back out for me and we gave it a good dose of extra dry before continuing on for the day
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From there we trolled lures around the 12, then the skips up to the bait station, back across to Botany Wide Fad, over the Plonk and out to Browns.
By this time we had gone through 6 or 7 skips baits and a bit of cabin pressure was starting to set in, we had been on the water for about 13 hours by this time.
We had just trolled lures back in from browns to the the wide Fad when something started to whack at the long corner.. before we knew it the reel was screaming and we got about clearing the decks while Cammo took to the fish.
Sadness turned back into happiness as Cammo got the fish beside the boat and it was decided that his first Marlin (first on his own boat) was going home as a feed.
In gaffing the fish we were a bit too keen and as a result we landed on our backsides with the fish on top of us
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All in all a good day out.
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Went out again yesterday but no luck, managed a few good dollies off the Fad but nothing else - looking forward to a few days with Mike and Damo at Port Stephens in the week after next.
Edited by Secho, 05 February 2012 - 04:33 PM.