Hey raiders, wouldn't mind an opinion or 2 after this report.....
after fishing Yarra bay a number of times for not much luck on servo baits I decided to head to the tackle shop at first light and get some fresh bait, was hoping for live yabbies but had to settle for live worms and grabbed a handful of pillies, had some burley I bought previous week and started throwing that out as soon as I got to my spot and set up 2 rods, one for whiting and one for whatever took a fancy to half a pillie, whiting rod with worm went out and before i had finished the other rod I was on, a 30cm whiting, I put him back in the hope I would have more to come.
I then threw some more burley in and finished the other rod and cast out, before I had put the rod in the holder and wound the slack the rod was almost pulled out of my hand.... after the initial shock I realised I had hooked something big, the line was being ripped off the real and I could do anything to stop it, was fighting it for about 5 minutes and it went on another run but this time towards the rocks on my right, I tightened my drag by one or two clicks and ping the line snapped, absolutely devastated as I've not caught anything all that substantial in my time fishing here in oz, biggest till now is a 56cm salmon and this thing made that feel like a baby bream. Anyone think what I may have hooked? Kingy maybe?
After this it slowed down and I Ended the morning with a flattie at 42 and another whiting around the 30 mark,
although I lost the best fish of the session it was still an awesome morning and will have me going back again and again, knowing there is some big fish to be had from the shore.