Basil D

Hacking at it again

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Me and Chris(Pongras) Talked about going deep sea fishing and the weather would have no bar of it but today looked ok to fish bait bay and the Hacking area so we decided to check it out and get a feel for the weather and swell and decided we will fish the area and go deep sea when conditions permit, so it was squiding time, Squided my two best areas and got a do-nut, we fished a reef and got Trevs, Leather Jackets and cods.

we then headed for a troll and managed 3 Bonito, and 2 salmon before heading for Flathead drift and managed only four in 1 & 1/2 hours so we decided to give our reef spot another go and we managed to get 7 Salmon, 4 slimies, 8 leather Jackets, 8 trevally, 1 king fish been under sized, 3 red rock cods, 3 black cods(Greek soup fish :074: )sweep, 2 squid pike and Snapper.

The fish would not leave my squid jigs alone and my rod went flying out of my rod holder and chris ended up with the catch of the day catching my rod with the salmon still on it :074: will have to pull it apart and clean the reel, almost couple of hundred dollars down the drain.

Now for the conditions to get well enough for a Browns bottom bash, Thanks for a top day out chris :thumbup:

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Interesting collection of fish you and Chris caught Groper. :thumbup:

Shame about the weather and missing out on the deep sea trip, but at least you scored a feed. Like you said, Chris certainly scored the catch of the day saving your reel. :thumbup:

Cheers

Peter

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WooHooo, great session mate, good variety of fish , lucky with the rod catch too.. :thumbup:

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Great variety of fish fellas,

How good would it be if the conditions at browns were as flat as the water in your pictures : )

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The water was amazing, at Grays point that is,If only it was like that all the way to Browns :thumbup:

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The water was amazing, at Grays point that is,If only it was like that all the way to Browns :thumbup:

Top day out Basil, first time ever I've seen two squid caught at once on one rod :1yikes:

Your squid rod will have a safety line attached from now on :lol::lol::lol:

How big was the swell around the bommie....I thought we were surfing Cronulla beach through the heads yesterday evening. Made the boat feel like a surf board.

Looking forward to the next trip.

Chris.

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Nice mixed bag there.

I was out off Cronulla between the Hacking and Boat Harbour and there were lots of flathead but mostly small. Were you in close or out further? I was between 10-20m.

Grays Point was interesting as it seems to have silted up with more sand around the boat ramp since the last rains. On the low tide it was very shallow.

Pete

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Nice mixed bag there.

I was out off Cronulla between the Hacking and Boat Harbour and there were lots of flathead but mostly small. Were you in close or out further? I was between 10-20m.

Grays Point was interesting as it seems to have silted up with more sand around the boat ramp since the last rains. On the low tide it was very shallow.

Pete

Hey Pete we find the fathead between 80 to 150foot of water straight out :thumbup:

Top day out Basil, first time ever I've seen two squid caught at once on one rod :1yikes:

Your squid rod will have a safety line attached from now on :lol::lol::lol:

How big was the swell around the bommie....I thought we were surfing Cronulla beach through the heads yesterday evening. Made the boat feel like a surf board.

Looking forward to the next trip.

Chris.

haha I did forget to mention 2 x Squid at once didnt I, I reckon one was attacking the other :074:

Yep lets start organising the next weeks trip, Hopefully Chris will Join us unless his :wife: Gets a hold of him again :074:

ps our in-laws are the same, they both love those cod fish soups don't they.

I only kept 2 salmon and 2 bonnies + the squid, all my fish where handed out :thumbup:

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Hey Basil and Chris,

Well done on entrering the world boat-surfing competition.

You guys must have cast-iron stomachs to put up with that sort of swell.

Decent catch of fish.

As far as the greeks see it, it's a calamari and salted bonny / slimey mezethes (apperetif), soup entree, fried flatty main course, salmon BBQ as the other main course, BBQ snapper as another main course, fried leatherjacket as the next main course, and sugared sweep chunks as the desert. The kingie would NEVER HAD GONE BACK (it would have been stuffed into a 1970 imitation leather sandal).

So Basil, did you observe my 'Rules of engagement" when fishing with new people?

Ie no farting for at least 1 hour, no rod grabbing (ever!), etc ?

Or did you just slap him on the back and let'em fly like you've known eachother for years ?

Tony

PS - the rod-catching feat should be entered into the 'classic catches' competition...where we can watch it in slow motion and judge it (like in the cricket)....

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Hey Basil and Chris,

Well done on entrering the world boat-surfing competition.

You guys must have cast-iron stomachs to put up with that sort of swell.

Decent catch of fish.

As far as the greeks see it, it's a calamari and salted bonny / slimey mezethes (apperetif), soup entree, fried flatty main course, salmon BBQ as the other main course, BBQ snapper as another main course, fried leatherjacket as the next main course, and sugared sweep chunks as the desert. The kingie would NEVER HAD GONE BACK (it would have been stuffed into a 1970 imitation leather sandal).

So Basil, did you observe my 'Rules of engagement" when fishing with new people?

Ie no farting for at least 1 hour, no rod grabbing (ever!), etc ?

Or did you just slap him on the back and let'em fly like you've known eachother for years ?

As for the rod Im waiting on Chris to put it up for the catch of the month :tease:

And Chris caught the rod< So chris were are waiting for it to be put up in the monthly catch of the month :tease:

Tony

PS - the rod-catching feat should be entered into the 'classic catches' competition...where we can watch it in slow motion and judge it (like in the cricket)....

you always come up with beaut posts or reply s, you must have been one hell of poem writer at school.

No Farts from me and after 3 double hook ups by Chris I grabbed the rod on the 3rd double hook up and lost it, its called rod grabber's curse

and there were plenty of back slapping :tease: now Im just waiting on Chris to put the rod on catch of the month section. :074:

as far as the catch is concerned well its a greek thing even though Im Lebanses and chris is Irish and Both wifes are Greek :074:

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This may be a stupid Question for some but !!!!!! Where is Bate Bay excactly ??????

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This may be a stupid Question for some but !!!!!! Where is Bate Bay excactly ??????

haha, In front of North Cronulla/wanda Beach :thumbup:

Managed to pull my reel apart, tell you what, it starting grinding and grabbing already, cleaned all parts and lubed it up, wow nice to have my little sienna back

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You caught all that on squid jigs around the Hacking and Bate Bay? My hat goes off to you mate.

Baffler

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You caught all that on squid jigs around the Hacking and Bate Bay? My hat goes off to you mate.

Baffler

Mate that would be some king of freak trip if I did, we caught these fish on bait and the squid on the Jigs but the fish were also smashing my jig, if you ever caught a fish on a jig you will know they dont stay on long, few heads shakes and they are free as they contain no barbs, still managed to land a few fish in my time on them :thumbup:

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Mate that would be some king of freak trip if I did, we caught these fish on bait and the squid on the Jigs but the fish were also smashing my jig, if you ever caught a fish on a jig you will know they dont stay on long, few heads shakes and they are free as they contain no barbs, still managed to land a few fish in my time on them :thumbup:

Ah! That makes more sense. What were you using for bait then?

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Ah! That makes more sense. What were you using for bait then?

Pillies, live slimies, Bonito, the salmon were hitting the live slimies half there body size, greedy critters.

I was rubbing pillies all over the jigs.

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Wish i was with you Basil... but work has me by the tail just right now.. Thats a great variety bro. When are you heading to shell harbour again.. I want to get into the snapper

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Wish i was with you Basil... but work has me by the tail just right now.. Thats a great variety bro. When are you heading to shell harbour again.. I want to get into the snapper

HEY PETE :yahoo: MATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTE I havent seen ya in ages, as soon as you get time off let me know :yahoo: Edited by Groper

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