My report is 5 months due, but I hope still interesting.
All this happened at the end of October 2014 in Hawks Nest.
Nice sunny day before midday. Running out tide.
My friend and I were on Jimmy Beach, targeting flatheads on a very light gear.
Graphite rods 2-4 kg, 2000-2500 spinning reels, 2-4 kg braids.
He was using SP and I was using small metal vibe.
I was lazy to tie the leader so I only tied the lure to the braid. Big mistake!
We were there for half an hour and suddenly I had a very good bite and could feel big fish on the other end of the line.
This is why we love very light graphite rods with braids and metal vibes or SP.
You can feel everything, what is happening under the water!
I was retrieving slowly, having fun and showing off "my professionalism".
This created very good opportunity for the flathead.
Suddenly when the fish was in one foot of water it shook its head and off it went with my most favourite metal vibe.
Bugger! Fun was gone and I was left with empty end of the braid.
Really disappointed with my laziness and "professionalism".
We slowly moved away combing the water from the beach.
After maybe 20-30 minutes we returned back trying again the same spot.
Shortly after that big surprise. My friend caught the same lizard with my treasured vibe still in his mouth. This time fish was hooked on white bait SP.
It was 53 cm long.
Thank you again my friend and thanks for reading guys and ladies!