1st post, bout time i start sharing my adventures. Went fishing anzac day with my mate and his brother. Plan was to go south as usual but with a bad weather forecast decided at the last minute to try north for a change and see if we could get into some different fish.
Left at 10pm and after multiple wrong turns through thick shrub found the ledge at 3am. Only managed 1 slimie in the morning, put him out under a float and continued to collect yakkas. Didn't take long and my drag was screaming like i had never heard before, picked up the rod but too late, reefed. Now very excited we had 2 livies out and started spinning like mad. My mates brother casts a 65 raider and after a few winds hooks up in a big way, we knew this was no bonito or salmon and after about 10mins he lands his 1st mac and 1st fish on lure. It went 77cm and about 4 or 5 kg.
Had a few more missed hook-ups on livies and some kings chase lures in but was pretty slow. My mate put out a small bonnie and had the same result as my slimie in the morning. So we definitely missed out on some good fish. Decided to start packin up when my livie i left out goes off and line starts SCREAMING , tighten the drag and knew it was a good fish, this time it didn't go deep just out and fast, was using my old shakespeare sigma with 55lb braid and 60lb fluoro, this usually handles average pelagics ok but now it was showing its wear and tear, could hardly turn the handle but after a great fight the fish tired and came in, landed the fish without gaffing as i planned to release.
I was STOKED, especially to get it as we were packin up, always worth leavin a bait out. It went 86cm and around 7 or 8kg, wasn't a longtail but i was more than happy nonetheless. Will definitely be heading north more often now, time to get a TLD. Cheers
BTW my username is not a claim but a goal