It’s been a slow year for most due to Covid-19. We have been locked up in the marina all year waiting patiently for the go-ahead to get back out on the water.
And finally that day came last Sunday and what a day it was.
We finally got a break in the strong south-easterly winds which are quite common this time of year to get out and have a go. With light SW winds and small tides we left the marina at sunrise to shoot for the deepwater with Colin, Dan and John, some keen local fisherman.
We started with a few drifts over some new ground where we didn’t get much excitement. A small move to the next spot and the sounder lit up with fish. We quickly baited up and repositioned for our drift. Within seconds all 3 rods were well and truly bent over. With a bit of heavy breathing involved the guys landed 3 solid Large Mouth Nannygai. When Nannygai are really on the chew the school will tend to stay with the boat as it drifts. This is certainly what happened on Sunday as we only did 2 drifts and we had an esky full.
After that very exciting session, we headed over to the reef to do some bottom bashing around the edges of the reef. We caught a few nice Coral Trout and sadly only under-size Red Throat Emperor. As the tide picked up we decided to have a troll around the pressure edge of the reef where Colin landed a great Spanish Mackerel. On the troll, we also got a Shark Mackerel and a small tuna. We were lucky enough to be greeted by a few passing Humpback Whales just to top of the trip. All-round it was a great trip with a great group of guys. And we certainly can’t wait to get back out there.