PB 3 Mile Pink Snapper

As per my previous posts we have been continuing to fish 3 Mile targeting pinkies, and any other by-catch available.  We entered the MAAC Club monthly competition yesterday and were lucky enough to pick up a 8.48kg (18.7lb) pinkie off the 3 Mile – weighed in on certified scales.  It was certainly nice to get a fish like this in an actual competition and it paid well with the jackpot (nominated species with a weight over 8kg – fishing shop voucher), fish of the month (pinkies were the nominated fish for May – lovely Victorinox filleting knife) and the species prize (Club voucher).  Also got a 1.09kg (2.4lb) skippy on the pinkie rig and that won a species award as well.  I must say that I put it down to pure arse rather than anything else.

Although we have been fishing for pinkies at dawn and dusk, and getting a few, this one took the bait at 11am in the middle of a rain shower.  Might have to rethink strategy and target them during the day as well, just after the big swells.  We probably wouldn’t have been out there given the conditions and the time if it wasn’t for the competition.  Got to be lucky sometimes I guess.

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it - LH.

 

Image Upload: 

uncle's picture

Posts: 8558

Date Joined: 10/02/07

Well done

Sun, 2014-05-11 11:01

 Seems to be a few around, don't forget the wings

____________________________________________________________________________

all aggressive fish love bigjohnsjigs

Mick C's picture

Posts: 571

Date Joined: 26/12/13

All Used

Sun, 2014-05-11 11:31

One of the local MAAC legends showed me how to best fillet a big pink, the fisheries officers were at the weigh in so they got all the data, the wings were gladly donated to a member that has helped me over the past few months and the head was similary given to a Club member that would use it.  I was happy to see minimal wasteage of the big old girl. 

____________________________________________________________________________

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it - LH.

 

jayce's picture

Posts: 564

Date Joined: 10/12/11

Quality Mick.All that hard

Sun, 2014-05-11 11:04

Quality Mick.

All that hard work and persistance has paid off for you.

Keep your reports coming mate they are always good to read.

 

Cheers Jayce

beau's picture

Posts: 4083

Date Joined: 24/01/10

And inshore fishing is only

Sun, 2014-05-11 11:05

And inshore fishing is only going to get better over the next few months!

____________________________________________________________________________


Dazza1611's picture

Posts: 56

Date Joined: 19/03/14

Nice

Sun, 2014-05-11 11:32

 Well done guys, a good day out

____________________________________________________________________________

 I am sick of going fishing. I want to go catching....

Adam Gallash's picture

Posts: 15401

Date Joined: 29/11/05

good pink

Sun, 2014-05-11 14:33

Good pinky fellas, well done.

____________________________________________________________________________

Site Admin - Just ask if you need assistance

Hutch's picture

Posts: 2221

Date Joined: 21/04/13

 Great pinky. Well done in

Sun, 2014-05-11 15:38

 Great pinky. Well done in the comp too

____________________________________________________________________________

My Videos: www.youtube.com/user/dylan619y/videos

 

tim-o's picture

Posts: 4657

Date Joined: 24/05/11

Shit hot pinky mate!

Sun, 2014-05-11 18:11

Shit hot pinky mate!

____________________________________________________________________________

I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.

dkonig82's picture

Posts: 2091

Date Joined: 06/07/10

nice work mate - nothing

Sun, 2014-05-11 19:10

nice work mate - nothing better than catching a big fish except getting given prizes for doing it!

____________________________________________________________________________

When asked by a non-fisherman 'how many fishing rods do you really need?' the correct answer is either:

n+1 (where n is the number of fishing rods you currently own); or

n-1 (where n is the number of fishing rods which would cause your significant other to dump you. 

Stewart's picture

Posts: 45

Date Joined: 22/07/13

 Good on ya Mick great catch

Sun, 2014-05-11 20:04

 Good on ya Mick great catch and great read as usual..

Boydy's picture

Posts: 623

Date Joined: 26/09/12

Solid pink that, you guys

Sun, 2014-05-11 20:23

Solid pink that, you guys have got it sussed.