Getting this wired in

Hit the water very early this morning hoping to again tangle with some snapper before the season closes.  Anchored up at 0430 in the same general area I found fish the other day.   Lost the first fish when it ran around the anchor rope and broke me off (more of that later).   Another good run saw me bettering my WA pb snapper with the one pictured going exactly 7kg.   Got another shortly thereafter so had bagged out by 0630.

Pulling the anchor was interesting, seems the lost fish had attracted the attention of a shark and as the winch spooled back in the rope only one of the three ply rope remained ......hmmmm, it's a bloody heavy anchor that I am using as a spare almost two sizes larger than usual.   After several squashed fingers I managed to get the chain aboard, cut the rope and fed the chain to the winch and successfully received 20 metres of chain and the anchor.

Got a splicing job to do during the upcoming wet weather 

 

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Braid

Tue, 2021-09-28 12:50

 Have seen this before where a hooked fish runs around the anchor rope and the braid has cut clean through the nylon rope with ease , at least you got yours back !!

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The next time i see that jig will be in the mouth of something big !!

 

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Solid pink

Tue, 2021-09-28 14:15

Good condition

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 Well done . Then pinks like

Tue, 2021-09-28 14:48

 Well done . Then pinks like to play dirty when it comes to the anchor rope. Lost  a few that was as well .

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Wired

Tue, 2021-09-28 15:08

 Got them wired now mate,good looking fish

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 Yep you've got them sorted

Wed, 2021-09-29 10:26

 Yep you've got them sorted mate!

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 Solid fish yet again Gordon,

Wed, 2021-09-29 11:12

 Solid fish yet again Gordon, I think you have the Sound all sown up!

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Not from the Sound

Wed, 2021-09-29 14:09

Fishing just inside the five fathom bank about half way along the island in 18 metres of water  ........it's the early start, careful anchoring to hang back toward structure whilst not actually being over it and then burleying with chopped mulies and having a burley pot hanging mid current putting heaps of scent out.  I freeline scalies on a flight of 5/0 with the barest minimum of weight so they drift down slowly.   You cannot miss the bites as they just grab and run .....bloody great fun  

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 Well done hopefully weather

Thu, 2021-09-30 10:11

 Well done hopefully weather let's me get another crack at them before the ban. 

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 rather be fishing

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This Wednesday looking great

Mon, 2021-10-04 15:35

I am sure going to be out there fingers crossed for another good day  

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Hope weather bad

Mon, 2021-10-04 19:25

At work :)

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Thanks LJ that brought a smile to my face

Mon, 2021-10-04 20:25

Work is a four letter word that thankfully I don't use any more.   

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I hope you

Mon, 2021-10-04 21:22

Do well.

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 Yeah it looks nice morning

Mon, 2021-10-04 16:31

 Yeah it looks nice morning and night possibly, I think I will have to wait for Sunday. Hope you get into a couple more they are good fun in the shallow water. 

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One nice one this morninm

Wed, 2021-10-06 11:04

Had a second that got taken by a big big bronzie....then the rays and PJs came on the chew and that was the end of it.   Not complaining as was very confused sea this morning with a strong easterly, SW swell around 2 metres and the remnants of a southerly wind chop .   Good for testing your balance that is for sure