M1100S

Botany Bay Saturday... Maiden voyage of my new boat

Recommended Posts

Picked up my new boat on Tuesday and was time to take it out for some fun. Having never owned one before this was the first time i was a skipper so with the help of my experienced cousin we manage to set said without dramas and was time to catch some fish.

Headed out into the bay early... just had a variety of baits and did a few drifts from the oil drums hoping for an elusive kingie...... , was sick of getting donuts off the rocks and had to step it up bit so i bought a boat... as you do :) (crazy i know). We got a few legal sized flathead and my cousin gave me a little stick for him catching the first ever fish in my new boat... but all was good... at least we caught something. 

then headed off to see what all the other boats were doing at molineux point but not much going there so we moved near the wharf where the fuel lines are near kurnell... second cast my cousin lands a monster of a bream just on 40cm and we were stocked..... what was interesting was the kingfish that was trailing the bream as it was being reeled into the boat. got a few more flathead after that too.

So the good folk at global tackle told me that the cooks river bridge was doing ok for kingies so thought lets have a crack there...... after a few casta i managed to pull a 38cm bream too... boy the big bream were out and about today.

 

then it happened......

 

My rod which just had a cuttlefish head on it got 2 or three good nibbles then something nice latched on... i strike and think oh no could this be it.... had a few good runs and im thinking yes yes yes a kingfish..... then i see the come close to the boat and i am just dying to reef the thing in the boat but luckily my cousin was there telling me if it wants to run let it run... don't fight it just keep tension on your line. Finally its in the boat and im thinking this thing going to taste great for dinner, i measure and 63cm :( :( .....  for a wee second the mind goes its only 2cm...... but she fights to live another day and back she went. Great way to christen my boat... land my first kingfish ever !!

 

 

bream.jpg

dinner.jpg

kingie.jpg

Edited by M1100S
  • Like 9
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good stuff mate, new boat, catch fish, doesn't get much better than that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a maiden voyage, a king n all :1clap:

You made the right call letting it go, fisheries are often waiting back at the ramp & that 2cm could have cost you $250 a centimeter!

Thanks for the report & hope to see you out there some day.

What sort of boat is it anyway?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome report and well done 👍 on the fish and the release. 
The start of many boat adventures I bet. 
 

cheers Zoran 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the report M1100S and congratulations on the new boat. Bet you can't wait to get out again and get a legal Kingfish. Good luck and keep safe. bn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great story and photos. Congrats on your new boat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great report and congrats on the new rig. You've had a great maiden voyage and sounds like plenty of good fish to come:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Itching to get out again, hopefully this weekend if i find the time.

 

Boat is a stacer 499 sea master... already feel like i need a bigger boat, a little bit envious of the nice hardtops that go by.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

congratulations on your 499 mate .i have had boats for 25 years and i still learn new things all the time mate and i believe every skipper does ...so enjoy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome. We have all had those moments especially when its tough going. My new mantra is if you have to measure it its too small.

 

 

Edited by blaxland

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trust me when i say this............ smart fisherman don't own boats. They have friends that own boats 🤣

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mate no better feeling than being the skipper of your own boat and a wise move taking someone experienced with you. Regardless of how many times you put it in the water you will always find different things that need to be done and that you will learn to do things your own way. You can listen to everyone who will give you advice on how things should be done , and there will be plenty of those, but for what it is worth from me listen to what they have to say and make your own decisions on what you think is best for your and your crew. 

I hope it brings you as much fun and enjoyment that I get out of my setup with my family and friends.

Stay safe out there and tight lines.

PS. happy to meet up when you are ready to share a day out on the bay. Cheers

 

 

Edited by the skipper
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Who's Online   1 Member, 0 Anonymous, 30 Guests (See full list)

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      65,394
    • Total Posts
      525,196