Had a day spinning and using sp's off the eastern suburbs rocks on Friday with a mate starting from 2.30 pm. It was an overcast day and things looked good from the start with definite follows on the metal. My mate doesn't believe in metals and sp's and the exact quote was 'these will never catch anything'.
A few minutes later and BANG, onto the hardest pulling fish he's ever had on the end of his line peeling 10lb fireline like nothing. He handed the rod over not wanting to lose whatever was on the end. I got him back in close being wary not to rub that braid against the rocks. The bugger wouldn't go near the surface and it took a few goes to get him to the edge. Got back enough line to get to the shock leader and my friend grabbled the line and hauled him up onto the ledge.
52cm bonito. High fives all around.
Got the metal back in the water and pulled in a needle fish of some sort, an old fella that was blackfishing said it was a long john and was good eating and 2 fish that looked like whiting with teeth. The lure was half their size
Please tell me this fish is a bonito, or i'll look like a real dud. Now I just have to hook my own one, not just be the fool who lands it And my mate will never criticize a new fishing technique ever again hahaha