dabee21

700 & 730mm Lizzards

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Well.. it's finally my turn to brag around here..

After having some dreadful luck recently I.e. drppoing big Kings in P/Water, my mate Dave (and really not an Ali G refernce as funny as he is) hooked up some biggies Friday arvo after work!

We were in our usual Honey Pot (Spot P), and we had only had the lines in long enough to crack a beer when all of a sudden my rod bent over like a cheap pornstar... Yes.. a chap porn star..

Im talking tip touching the boat gunnels nearly...

now, it's important to give props where due, and i got this using my girfriends rod as mine is temporarily out of action, due to a pending reel repair..

However, the Catana really stood up up the lizzards abuse.. it's only got 6lb line and a 2500 Slade reel. I have to wonderhow my 662SPX PENN would have handled had I been using it instead?

Anyway, we had just popped a whole pilly out.. I had #5 x3 gangs, and Dave had #4x gangs.

I hear a shout from Dave "YOUR ON!!" as he picked up my rod... I turn around to see the little catana bent right over...

Dave passes my rod, and the fun begins..

Landing this was trick with no net (yes, we set ourselves a challenge for the day, forget the net at home then try land a monster...LOL).. Lucky we had a gaff hook.

Dave reached over with the fish still wanting to run, so carefuly he tried to land a good spike through the fish, but he missed...we start thinking the worst, we going to loose the fish!

with a second and more vigourous pull, Dave tries to gaff it the second time.. this time, he smnapped my line and the fish busts free!! I was thinking "oh no, the fidsh is gone for sure" .. I look down at the flatty and i see its floating upsidedown.. Dave KO'd the flatty with the gaff.. LOL

Dave instinctivly reached in again for the 3rd time with the Gaff and this time hooked the fish :)

It comes flying into the boat and we danced around it while trying not to fall out the boat WHILE celebrating.. YES, The air was thick, tense, for a moment ther dave nearly went swimming for that one! It was really his next move.. to jump in after it!

However, it was congratulations all around for that collabrative effort! At the time, every thing was slow motion...looking back, It was awesome!

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Next thing - we move back in as this battle had seen us drift off course a fair way...

Sames spot, about 10 mins later, it's Daves turn!

Dave grabs his rod - the rod bends again - im thinking better not be bigger than mine..lol

The fight that ensues is quite brief... we spot the monster under the surface, it another flatty!

Again, it's landing it that's the tricky part without a net..

With gaff in hand, rod in the other, Dave taken it upon himself to get this one in the boat..

Swift jerk of the gaff and hey presto, we're.......falling out of boat - NOOOOOOOO

Instinctivly, I grab Dave an form a 2 man ruck... pushing as hard as we can for a few brief seconds, we push all our weigh back in to he center.

Dave - with all his excitement had landed the fish, but similtaniously, had fallen back into me - we nearly went over the side of the tinny together!!

Our mate Gerry, the 3rd person on the boat, was up the front laughing his head off!

...the boat stabilizes, and on the floor was a 700mm lizzard!

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We then had no more bites the rest of the afternoon..

Gerry did though...He was next to get his PB..

Gezza got himself a nice sized Taylor, a PB for him too.. came in around 450mm.. it chomped a whole pilly on gangs too!

We then called it quits, collected the traps and found 5 nice sized Swimmers in there.. 3 traps in total, 5 swimmers. 2 were females so they went swimming agian.. the males got a free ride to he hot tub :P

No pics of the crabs sorry... ended up a very nice entree to the flatty.

We fed 9 people from my 730mm flatty over 2 days.

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Eventually we all laughed together as we recounted the stupidity of it all and fun we just had...

What a great arvo on the water! This is why I love, and I am addicted to fishing! So many fun time!

I hope you all enjoy my report and the pics!

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Well done guys. Nice report and nice catches

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Hey Steve

About time you caught some decent fish in Pitwater!

Nice looking fish you have there but why are you using bait / plichards these day! SOFT PLASTICS ALL THE WAY! biggrin2.gif

Catch ya buddy

Trung

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A coupla good flatties there boys.. I see its a matter of the blind leading the blind again. I hope I will be allowed to go with you next time, maybe I'll remember the boat keys....Lmao

Trung.. Do you know how hard it is to drink COLD beer and use plastics. There had to be a compromise some where..

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Hey Steve

About time you caught some decent fish in Pitwater!

Nice looking fish you have there but why are you using bait / plichards these day! SOFT PLASTICS ALL THE WAY! biggrin2.gif

Catch ya buddy

Trung

Bait +1 I'm afraid Trung.. Besides, In all your reports of late, your using livies? where you coming from? LMAO

Livies were not plastic last time I caught them....

I do love the S/P fishing mate.. it's like Pete said so eloquently, "hard to flick and drink beer".. *new invention required*...or i'll settle for a hat that holds two little creature pints :P

And oh yeah, there are plenty more fish we're catching in P/Water mate.. just dont have enough time to post, but seems i need to impress you.. so i'll start posting more bro!

BTW, your lesson for this sat is confirmed.. see you 5am at the ramp..LMAO

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