kingfish101

Metre Plus Kayak Jewfish

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Set off midweek from Apple Tree Bay , before sunrise and with picturesque tendrils of 'sea smoke' on the water.

It's a 12 km paddle from the ramp to the Hawkesbury River proper and it takes me the best part of 3 hours to make the journey and catch some live mullet in the Bays for bait on route.

I use a copy of chart AUS204 to identify the holes and likely jewfish haunts and slow drift the areas with a heavy sinker close to the bottom and a long trace line to a circle hook. On this occasion the unfortunate mullet was around 15cm long and nose hooked.

Got the strike 1 hour before high water slack and the beast dragged me around for 15 minutes before I could use my short gaff on him.It is hard work in a skinny kayak to put the rod in the holder, grab the fish by the gills, cut the line and put the fish in the hatch but I did it without going for a swim and with no one around to see me make a mess of the operation. 

My last good jewfish was way back in May and I was beginning to think the fish had all left for the Winter.

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Good read

awesome effort mate

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A 3 hour paddle and you had the strength to bring that thing in! And to paddle back to your car?! PHOAR!!! I am in awe

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Well deserved fish for all the effort put in.

Great read to KF101.

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Niiiiiceee! Hard work pays off! 

Well done 

Adem 

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 You are a grate fisher mate   :fisher:    :beersmile:

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Great report and photos.

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Not bad for your first post, looking forward to the second one!!!

Congrats and welcome.

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Top shelf effort! Nice fish too! Well done 👍 

cheers scratchie 

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Beautiful hawkesbury croaker mate, top effort!!!

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A great fish for any time, even better from a yak.

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You deserved a cracking fish after the effort you put in.   Well done on sharing your method too. 

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Congrats on cracking the metre with a beautiful fish. Worth the long paddle:)

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Great fish,  Nice yak as well. Thanks for sharing

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A golden day on the water and one which you will never forget too. Thoroughly enjoyed reading the post and the pictures cement the reality of a top effort all round. Keep it up, look forward to more of your successes being shared with us. Cheers, bn

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Gee there are some excellent reports and captures coming through. IMO best report and capture of the year - well done 👏🥇

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44 minutes ago, flatheadluke said:

Gee there are some excellent reports and captures coming through. IMO best report and capture of the year - well done 👏🥇

A friend sent this to me. Caught in Lake Macquarie 15/8/19

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Frank

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Very nice fish and report.

Shows the effort is rewarded sometimes

Bruce

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Thats a cracker of a fish from a kayak, kudos for paddling for 3+ hours, pulling that in then paddling back. stonker of a fish, welcome to the forum, look forward to seeing more reports :1clap:

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7 hours ago, frankS said:

A friend sent this to me. Caught in Lake Macquarie 15/8/19

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Frank

That’s the biggest Jew I’ve seen what did it weigh?

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Top report mate. Great reward for plenty of effort, well done!!

 

Rich

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