It's been a while so just thought I'd put in a report on my last Wednesday's trip to the Hacking.
Fished Bate Bay early morning and was happy with anything really as haven't been able to get out in a while due to work commitments.
Tried all different reef areas in the bay on the drift and found it was very quiet until around lunchtime where I started my berley trail in the northern side of the bay. Anchored up in 60ft of water. It was a nice feeling pulling up fish (haven't done that in a while). From 12.30pm to 2.30pm I was able to bring up some Trevally, Snapper, Black Spotted Goat Fish (which is a first for me), Flathead and a few squid and the usual reefies. The finishing touch to the day was having a very large Macko come up to the boat which I got him on the heavy gear with a floating pillie soaked in tuna oil which gave me awesome fun and then released him boat side.
Only used Pilchard for bait. Was a great day out.
As us Greek's will say "to barbouni irthe spiti".
Sorry, only have pictures of the goat fish as fishing took over that day.