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Launched at Parsley Bay about dawn and had a good run out past Lion Island.

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Then it got rougher  and windier with a brisk SW making it hard to hold bottom by the time we got to 60m, even with a sea anchor.

We thought  of returning but the forecast was for easing a bit later in the morning and we did not fancy battling the sea on the way in.

The flathead were a good size, the largest being 53cm and the smallest 36cm, which would have gone back if not an early catch.'

They were all caught on pilchards or spikey fillets in 55 to 60m.

The SW eased right off by about 11am and we headed in to find a moderate W wind as we got closer making a bumpy ride again.

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Some nice flatties there. 

Better than Bate Bay, the biggest being only 38cm I caught this morning, and not many at all. Plenty of spikies, and the wind was stronger than forecast making for a faster drift.

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8 hours ago, saltrix said:

Launched at Parsley Bay about dawn and had a good run out past Lion Island.

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Then it got rougher  and windier with a brisk SW making it hard to hold bottom by the time we got to 60m, even with a sea anchor.

We thought  of returning but the forecast was for easing a bit later in the morning and we did not fancy battling the sea on the way in.

The flathead were a good size, the largest being 53cm and the smallest 36cm, which would have gone back if not an early catch.'

They were all caught on pilchards or spikey fillets in 55 to 60m.

The SW eased right off by about 11am and we headed in to find a moderate W wind as we got closer making a bumpy ride again.

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Good catch there mate ... and I can vouch it was bumpy early on.

I took the family out whale watching .... launching from Ermington and  then out of Sydney heads northward. We looped around the Barrenjoey Wide 50 -60m grounds around 10am ... we went past a few boats with sea anchors out ... maybe you saw us in the red and white Barrycuda ! ...... we were back around Dee Why by 11  when it calmed down and it was pretty smooth after that.

PS. As it turns out, the first whale we saw was back just outside Sydney Heads, and then a pod of 3 further south. 

Cheers Zoran

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We saw a few boats on the move but I couldn’t say for sure I saw you.

I have seen the most whales while fishing between the heads and Long Reef ,then they seem to go out wider.

This one was curious and played around my boat for a while before coming  up for a look and I had my camera readyE6F31EE1-B3C7-4BE3-893E-985163526570.jpeg.d01b45d7c4c36674bb994ef347a444ea.jpeg


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