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  1. The weather looked OK for a trip to Browns Mountain last weekend so my mate and I headed out to bottom bash with out deep drop rigs. After no outside fishing as a result of surgery for colon cancer last year and still on chemotherapy I was keen to see if I could cope with the ride out in an under 6 m centre console. The ride wasn't too flash but my mate (he's 35 and I'm 76) set up a camp seat at the stern so I didn't have to stand all the way out. The 1.5 m swell on the way out wasn't too bad until the camp seat disintegrated with. We got there in just over an hour and a half and used out old marks o start our drifts. There was a strong current running to the west (hence the swell with the wind from the west (went east later in the day) running against it. My mate pulled up a reasonable cod and I brought up two medium to smaller gem fish. The next two or three drifts were zeros and were a bit bumpy and quite fast. We then moved to set a drift across some other marks we have and the cod were there. I pulled up two cod with the bigger of the two at 15.6 kgs. I was sure it was over 20 kgs but the scales don't lie. A great day out and lots of fillets for our family and my happy neighbours. My mate was using an Alvey winch plus his big reel but I used my fabulous electric reel. How good is that invention. We were showing 450 m on the sounder but my electric display showed 560 which was as a result of the drift speed and line angle. Glad I wasn't winding up by hand from that depth. Check out my mate winding hard, a mid sized cod just pulled up and bled and back home for the obligatory photo. Hard to hold slippery fish.
  2. It was a good day to head out wide yesterday, tagged along with a friend and went straight to browns, still quite a few blue eye to be caught, with some gemmies,an alfonsino and a bass groper (not shown in pic) added to the mix. I jigged the whole day, caught three fish in total, nothing worth boasting about in size, but at least the blue eye is a first for me. As I am typing this out right now, my whole left arm feels quite sore...
  3. G'day fellow fishos, this is my first post so go easy on me... Went out to browns to jig on a beautiful day and persistence payed off with one gemfish and one mirror dory. Both were hooked near the bottom at almost 500 meters with my 800g deep inchiku jig. After that, we went out further in hopes of getting connected with tuna. I managed to hook a nice albacore with my 300g slow jig on the drop. When the fish took the jig, it had already dropped around 300 meters. All in all, though nothing spectacular turned up, it was a fulfilling and very tiring trip! For more information about this type of fishing, check out my videos on youtube: Tight lines, Chao Huang
  4. we managed to get out yesterday for around 6hrs trolling. Water was good from about 6 miles out, blue, 20.5 and rising the further we went out. We trolled from inside the 12 Mile out to about 10 miles inside Heatons. We got a knock down on the lure on the rigger early afternoon about 5NM NE of Browns in 21. I was driving at the time and I was looking forward when the fish hit. When I looked back I couldn't see anything breach so I thought it was Dollie so I didn't pump the boat to set the hook. I looked at the troll pro footage the next morning, it was a Marlin. So I should have pumped it to set the hook, bummer Peter - SB Lures